Sunday, March 12, 2017

My First Investigation - By Darryl P.

My First Investigation

Hello all I am Darryl Pearson, founder of Northern Paranormal Investigations (NPI).  I have been in the paranormal field going on 8 years and through out that time I have experienced a few things I can’t explain.
On my very first investigation I was asked to attend a residential home in South Surrey BC. The family that called had all kinds of activity happening in their home. This was affecting both the mother and daughter of the family. The husband/father seemed to either not be affected or just refused to acknowledge it.
Some of the reports included shadow figures, bangs, footstep sounds, voices, objects going missing, and full apparitions of what appeared to be a male figure. The home was a two-level single family dwelling with 4 people residing within. We conducted the investigation on a comfortable summer evening with the mother and daughter home.
Attending the investigation were 4 investigators and the 2 family members. We arrived around 7 pm and upon entry to the location I noted something in the upper hall above the entry way. Now, just to let everyone know and not to confuse anyone, I am a sensitive.
I guess I should explain that some before I continue. I have discovered a while ago that I had the ability to notice things that seemed to be outside the normal realm of things. I will talk about this another time.
So, back at the investigation, we set about talking to the client and listened to them describe all their claims. After our conversion, we set about conducting the investigation. With cameras, recorders, meters, and ourselves set up, we started.
Myself and one other team member went to the spare bedroom and we were in the middle of asking questions when I noted a shadow figure cross the open door into the bathroom area just off the bedroom. Now, being that the bathroom area was dark, I almost thought it was my eyes playing tricks. But the shadow was darker than the room was, and the window in the bathroom was closed, no light coming in. It made for an interesting start to the investigation considering what I had, or thought I had, seen in the entry way earlier.
As the night progressed we moved from room to room aiming to see what would happen. After a few hours, all 4 of us ended up in the main bedroom. This area was reported as one of the more active areas in the home, the one area that has affected the mother more then anywhere else.
After about 20 minutes of asking questions, I had the feeling of being watched from the bathroom area of that room. This was not the same bathroom I mentioned earlier. Yet it seems in this house these were the areas that something had decided to call home.
Just after that feeling I heard what I can only describe as a voice saying something. It was one word which led me to say to the others that there was something in the bathroom area.
The rest of the night went quiet and uneventful, and we left the home and residents with positive thoughts and feelings.
I went home very excited to review my recordings from that night. Upon going through them, I came across one that blew my mind. The following EVP was captured in the main bedroom, right at the time I had mentioned the voice to the other people in the room. Even today I still find this EVP very cool.

Listen to the very top EVP called "Bathroom"
So, I was left with a feeling of excitement after my very first investigation and have been involved in the field ever since.
Oh, and there is an update to the investigation. Remember I said I was a sensitive? Well a few weeks after the investigation I was at work and had a sudden feeling wash over me that something was wrong. I talked to someone about this feeling and said I felt it was connected to the residents. I was then told the mother had ended up in the hospital a day earlier. Was that the spirit that I had seen there that informed me? The other question, was it the shadow figure that put the woman in the hospital? To date I have not heard back from them, but I can say I will never forget my first investigation.

Darryl Pearson
Northern Paranormal Investigations
TAPS Family Member

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery - Paranormal Evening at the Cannery

On Saturday October 22, 2016, join Northern Paranormal Investigations) at the Cannery for an after-hours presentation from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 

Built in 1894, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is one of a handful of remaining canneries on the Coast of British Columbia, and was once the largest cannery in British Columbia. Known as the Monster Cannery, the buildings hold the history of the people who worked and lived on-site.

Northern Paranormal Investigations has conducted some over night investigations of all the nooks and crannies of the site and will share our findings with the public on October 22, 2016.  This two-hour program will include a guided tour of some of the behind-the-scene areas that were investigated, and a presentation and discussion of the group's findings.

This program is suitable for adults and youths ages 16+.  Dress warmly.  The presenation will be in the heated theatre, but the guided tour portion of the program will be in the unheated cannery main buildings.

Tickets are $10 each (Or $6, if purchased with a Hallowe'en ticket, via phone or front desk). Tickets can be pre-purchased here, or by phone 604-664-9009, or in person at the Cannery Front Desk.  All proceeds go directly towards the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society.

Check out the Gulf of Georgia Cannery website for this and other exciting events.

We look forward to seeing you there! 


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Autistic Kids Are Magnets For Ghosts

I just read an interesting article from Psychology Today by Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D. and thought I would share with all of you.
Hope you enjoy, please give us your thoughts/opinions on the subject!

Click here for article on Psychology Today's Website: Autistic Kids Are Magnets for Ghosts

Autistic Kids Are Magnets For Ghosts
      Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.
      Criminal profiler and expert on serial crimes

They are special, no doubt about that. They have their own ways of seeing the world and communicating. And though it can be trying at times, having an autistic child can make your heart grow. These children have so many gifts and can teach us patience. But they have other abilities as well. Autistic children are magnets for spirit activity.

If you have one of these special children, you may have noticed that things happen around your house. No, I’m not talking about the normal things in a child filled home. I’m talking about unusual things. Ghostly things. Things that go bump in the night.

It would appear as if unseen beings like autistic children. Because they process information and see the world differently, autistic children are more likely to see strange things. They often witness activities way before anyone else in the home. They are more sensitive to nuances, and they cannot lie. So when they look at the ceiling and react as if someone is talking to them, then you know you are dealing with truth. They really are seeing and hearing something. Naturally, you shouldn’t assume it is a ghost when such a thing happens. You must always consider the possibility of hallucination. Medications or mental illness certainly can have that effect. However, when others see and hear the same things, then you have to consider other possibilities.

Take Melissa for example. Melissa is a single mom to 12 year old autistic Daniel. From the time he was little, Daniel would look up at the ceiling and react to some invisible being. As he got older, Daniel would draw pictures of an old man in a cowboy hat and say things like ‘he here.’ He’d point to the picture, then at the ceiling. With time, Melissa became worried about her son’s mental health and took him to a neurologist who found nothing wrong but referred Daniel to a psychiatrist. Though Daniel showed no other signs of psychosis other than seemingly seeing something in the home, the psychiatrist said Daniel was psychotic. This was a real blow, and Melissa was devastated.

Yet, Daniel wasn’t the only family member to see the old cowboy. Even though Melissa hadn’t seen him, her mother had. And Daniel’s nine year old brother had seen and heard the man as well. It wasn’t until a neighbor saw the cowboy that Melissa began to believe there was more at work than a psychosis.

Living in Texas, it wasn’t a stretch that you might see an apparition of a cowboy. And Melissa began asking questions about the area where her family lived. She never did find out if anyone had died on the property, but after asking around, she found there were other people in the neighborhood who had had strange things happening in their homes too. They talked about things moving on their own. Doors slammed when the windows were closed. Melissa is convinced that her family has contact with the paranormal. She is very angry that her son was labeled as psychotic when he clearly was not. Since coming to terms with it, Melissa said the activity lessened.

Something went on in her home. Whether paranormal or not, her son saw something unusual before anyone else did. Was it his autism that allowed him to do so?

Another case involved Billie and her husband Ray. Billie and Ray were at their wit’s end when their autistic daughter claimed to see people who weren’t there. Naturally they were terrified of bringing her to a mental health professional for fear of having their daughter hit with a label. They took their concerns to their primary doctor who told them that it likely wasn’t schizophrenia and that they should not fear seeing a psychologist. Reluctantly they took Elle to a psychologist. Thankfully, this professional was not the type to jump to conclusions and didn’t find evidence of schizophrenia or psychosis. She did say that Elle was very imaginative and it was likely the product of an overactive imagination. Elle was given a clean bill of health, but the family was confused. Elle really believed what she saw. It seemed like more than just imagination.

Maybe it was their apartment, they thought. Maybe being there was too noisy. There was constant traffic and construction. Their lease was coming due anyway, so they decided to move. A change of scenery could help, they thought. But it seems that the spirit wanted to hitch a ride along with them because Elle didn’t let up in her behavior after the move, and neither did the spirit. In fact, now it wasn’t only Elle who experienced the vision of the Asian man. Billie began dreaming of him. Her husband Ray had the feeling of being touched when he was in bed. Things rearranged themselves in the home.

What was going on? Billie had a friend who knew someone who was psychic. After all the family had gone through, she figured she’d give that a shot. She asked if the psychic could help, and the psychic agreed to do remote viewing of the home. Without telling the woman anything, Billie was shocked when the psychic talked about an Asian man who had been killed in a robbery. She said the man was named Ron and had followed Elle home when he saw her. She said the man meant no harm. He simply wanted to be seen and heard. The psychic told Billie that if she spoke to Ron and told him that he was scaring them that he would go away. Reluctantly, Billie took an afternoon when everyone was out of the home and had a ‘talk’ with Ron. She told him he was scaring them and that they wanted him to leave. Billie reported that she heard a loud bang after she told Ron to leave. Was it the neighbors? She wasn’t sure. However, after her ‘talk,’ the activity in the home decreased. Though Ron didn’t leave, he did tone it down, enough that the family could deal with him being there.

Many, many people with Autistic children seem to experience the paranormal. In some cases it is simply a matter of a bad medicine reaction. Once the medication was changed, then the ‘ghost’ disappeared. However, there are other cases where family members see and hear things as well. If you have had this happen, then you should know you are not alone. It is not unusual. But this can add so much stress to an already stressful situation. How can a family cope with strange happenings on top of dealing with a special child? First and foremost, if you have this happening, take a deep breath before doing anything. Don’t jump to conclusions. If your child seems to be interacting with something that you cannot see, don’t automatically assume that it is paranormal. Always look for a physical or psychological cause for any unusual behavior. Check with doctors and check medicines. Always take care of your child’s physical and mental health
At the same time, if you have ruled out other options and more than one person in your home is having strange experiences, you may want to consider the possibility that something else is going on. There are so many wonders in this world, and we will never know everything. There are honest to goodness hauntings that do occur. Some can be explained; some cannot be explained. There are ghostly occurrences that may scare you, while others are helpful and comforting. Just know that your child is more special than you even knew! And if you are one of the parents living with a child who is different from others, please understand that you are special too. You must have a wonderful heart to have been given the chance to have a unique child.

Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D. is a practicing psychic medium and a retired criminal profiler who has studied and investigated serial killers for more than 20 years. She has interviewed serial killers and mass murderers and consulted on hundreds of serial cases for police departments. She has trained thousands of FBI agents, detectives, Attorney General Investigators and others. She has consulted with elected officials, and her research has appeared in the U.S. Congressional Report. Dr. Schurman-Kauflin is the author of 3 profiling books and numerous articles. She is the author of profiles for female serial killers, sadistic killers, and terrorists. In 2000, Dr. Schurman-Kauflin was asked to prepare a profile of the unsolved BTK serial killer case. This was published by Court TV, and in 2004, Dennis Rader sent a copy of Dr. Schurman-Kauflin's profile of him to police prior to his capture. He had renamed her profile "Hits" because it described him so accurately. She predicted the Mumbai India terror attacks in 2008 and 2011. Additionally, Dr. Schurman-Kauflin has appeared as an expert on the Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Seoul Broadcasting Network, Fox News, ABC, CNN, and many radio programs. Her most recent book "Is There a Ghost in Your House?" was released March 2014. It is available on

Friday, January 22, 2016

New Year, New Adventures!

Well, it has been awhile since our last post, so sorry about that.  We have all had a busy season at home, taking a small break from investigating in order to recharge.  We have a lot of exciting things coming up, so please stay tuned.  I promise a lot more action here on the blog site.  On that note, I am going to start with tonight's fun! We are so excited! 
Vancouver Paranormal Society (VPS) has invited our team along on an investigation at an historic location somewhere in the Fraser Valley.  Those who are brave enough (or just are able to), are welcomed to spend the night!  Sadly, I won't be one of those.  I have heard some stories about this location, heard of some interesting activity.  I can't wait to get myself and my recorders in there.  We at Northern Paranormal Investigations would like to thank VPS for having us out for this opportunity! 
With this month rapidly coming to a close, we now turn towards February.  This month will be full of meetings with clients, our team's Annual General Meeting, and some potentially incredible investigation(s).  The coming month will also bring about the start of some great projects around the Lower Mainland, and later in the year even further out. 
With that, I am off to make sure all my gear is ready for tonight.  If anyone has any "ghost stories" they would like to share, please email them to!  Some will be chosen to appear on our blog.  Thank you in advance of your stories! 
Wishing you a fantastic weekend,
Northern Paranormal Investigations
Co-Founder / Case Manager

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Spooky Photos!

Well, since Halloween is near, I thought it would be an appropriate time to share some photos I have seen around the 'web that give us that haunted spooky feeling when we see them.  Most of these are taken by "Urban Exploreres" and then edited to make them look even creepier/spookier/hauntier (yes I like to make words up). 

1. Abandoned Cinema, by Dennis Gerbeckx
2. Abandoned Villa, by Niki Feijen
3. British Mansion, by Andre Govia
4. British Mansion, by Andre Govia
5. MAV 242 Steam Train in Hungary, by Rebecca Litchfield
6. Central Power Station in Bromborough, by George Toohey
 7. Military Rocket Factory in Russia, by Lana Sator

8. Manor Bedroom "Bed of Princes", by David Pinzer

9. Church of the Nine Ghosts in Lukova Czech Republic, Artist Jakub Hadrav, by Celine Hu

10. Stairway to Hell in Hashima,by Jordy Theiller

11. Sattler Theater, by Chris Luckhardt

12. Psychiatric Facility Cafeteria, by Gary Heller

13. Villa de Vecchi, by Jeff Kerwin

14. Crossroads of the Dead in Paris Catacombs, by Michael Gakuran

15. Chapel, by Keikmal

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween Haunted Houses

Are you looking for some awesome fun scary things to do this Halloween?  Well, here is a list I found on of haunted houses around Metro Vancouver/Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley.  Hope you get a chance to visit each and every one! If you know if any others, please let us know!

Abbotsford Haunted House

  • Sandpiper Sanitarium  Admission by donation benefitting the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Open Oct 29-31 from 6 to 9 pm at 3037 Sandpiper Drive. Includes a tamer “Little Ghost Zone” for younger children.

Burnaby Haunted Houses

  • Burnaby’s Haunted Village – A family-friendly event costing $14 for older folk and $9 for children ages 2 to 9. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, live entertainment and free carousel rides. Open from 6 to 9 pm October 28 to 30.
  • Gravecouver Asylum – A haunted house on the upper level of the Metropolis shopping mall at Metrotown near the SilverCity movie theatre.  Cost is $13 and it’s open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays on October 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31 from 7 to 9:30 pm, as well as for an extra period on Halloween from 4 to 7 pm. See the Asylum Warnings for a list of all the many types of people this attraction isn’t suitable for. VIP admission is $20, which can be worth paying for after the first weekend when the non-VIP queue to get in on busy days can take up to 1.5 hours.

Chilliwack Haunted Attraction

  • Reapers – A haunted attraction that’s open from 7 pm on weekends from October 2 to 31 and daily starting on October 16. The cost is $10 for the Reapers and $10 for the Maze of Terror, $18 for both attractions and $1 off with a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank. Located at 9423 Gibson Road, the attraction is not recommended for young children or people adversely affected by strobe lighting.

Langley Haunted Dungeon

  • Brinkworth Dungeon – Open nightly from October 23 from 7 to 11 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays until midnight. Located at 22260 48th Avenue, the cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 5-10, and free for kids 4 & under. Donations to the Langley Food Bank and JRFM’s “Basics for Babies” are encouraged.

Maple Ridge Haunted House

  • Ghost Ridge – Located at 23448 105 Avenue at the Albion Fairgrounds, the attraction is open October 23-25 and 28-30 from 6 to 9 pm. A special “family-friendly” hour takes place from 5 to 6 pm on October 24 and 25. Cost is $8 per person and fireworks are included on the night of October 30.

Mission Haunted House

  • Tribute to the Walking Dead – Halloween fun at the Mission Raceway Park at 32670 Dyke Road on October 16-18, 22-25 and 28-31 from 7-10 pm Fridays and Saturdays and 7-9 pm on other nights. Appropriate for fright-seekers ages 8 and older. Proceeds benefit the Mission Arts Council.

Surrey Haunted House

  • Potter’s House of Horrors – Two scary haunted venues at 12530 72nd Avenue. One house is “The Ripper of Whitechapel” and the other “The Swampin’ Slaughterhouse.” Both are open October 2-31 (but closed October 4-8 & 12). Regular admission is $14-$16 for adults and $10-$12 for children ages 12 and under depending on the day per house, or slightly less than double for both attractions. Speed passes that help you bypass the main queues are also available for close to twice the price. Family hour is more appropriate for all ages and runs from 5 to 6:30 pm. The scarier stuff runs daily from 7 to 10 pm.

Vancouver Haunted Houses

  • Judge Dee’s Haunted House – A haunted house at Sun Yat-Sen Garden at 578 Carrall Street in Chinatown. Not recommended for children. Cost is $14 for adults and $12 for students. Open from 7 to 10 pm October 21-31 every night except Monday, October 26.
  • Fright Nights Multiple haunted house attractions and over 15 rides at the PNE’s Playland at 2901 East Hastings Street. Tickets range from $25 to $37 for general admission at the gate depending on the date, or slightly cheaper if purchased online or at 7-11 stores. Admission with Rapid Pass costs between $60 and $84 at the gate and gives you priority access in the lineups. Open from October 9 to November 1 every day except Mondays from 7 pm to between 11 pm and 1 am, depending on the date.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Unexplained, Explained with NPI

Come meet Darryl, Greg, Mike & Bev from Northern Paranormal Investigations.  We will be presenting video and audio clips of paranormal/unexplained occurrences that we have captured.  You will have an opportunity to see the tools we use and ask any questions you may have.

Follow this link to register The Unexplained, Explained with NPI seating is limited.

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


 NOON - 10:30PM