Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vancouver Police Museum Public Reveal

HI everyone NPI has been busy as of late looking into the very historic Vancouver Police Museum in downtown Vancouver. It has been a great experience doing our investigations and some cool things have been caught by the team.

So NPI along with the curator and the directer of the museum. We have come worked and put together a great event. On November 4th there will be a public reveal and for a few VIP guests a special after event investigation. So check out the link below and join us at the museum and find out if the ghosts of past years still walk its halls.

Click on link for information and tickets :)  Vancouver Police Museum



Friday, September 8, 2017

 Past investigatios at VPM

Hi I am Darryl Pearson the founder of NPI In the last few years myself and fellow NPI members have had the pleasure of looking into one of the coolest places in the lower mainland of BC. This is not only historic in nature but also tied tightly to the best and worst parts on history when it comes to Vancouver.

Now you may ask "The worst". Yes and I can say this because the location I refer to is the Vancouver Police Museum. So you can understand that in certain ways some of the best but also the worst cases, Deaths and crimes have passed through the doors of this location.

NPI has wondered the halls and rooms of the V.P.M a few times and in that time we have experienced, heard, felt and seen more then a few oddities. Are they paranormal or was it just us? This question racked our minds for a while after our first investigation. However these questions only lasted a few days upon review of our recordings and videos taken that night.

We all sat for hours glued to our head phones and computers watching and listening for that small bit of possible evidence. It was not long before we sat in stunned silence looking at each other wondering which was going to be the first person the say "what the hell was that" ?
Yes we had discovered what we thought might happen and that was activity did exists. But we definitely were not ready for some of the things we heard.

Now NPI is moving into another investigation at the V.P.M. and even though we now have an idea of what seems to be there. We are still excited to learn more and get that evidence that we can tie into history.

The Vancouver Police Museum is a great place to visit and they have lots of awesome things to do for both the young and old. They are none profit and always welcome a small donation when visiting. Oh and one small thing to be aware of. When you visit and happen to wonder into the autopsy room. listen carefully you just may hear the pitter patter of bare feet on the tile floor. We did :)

Darryl Pearson
Founder
NPI



Vancouver Police Museum


The Vancouver Police Museum is a fascinating part of Vancouver's history and one of the favourite investigation locations of NPI. This beautiful building dates back to 1932 and is designated an official Vancouver Heritage Building. It was once used as a hospital in 1935 during the Battle of the Ballantyne Pier. It also served as the Coroner’s Court and autopsy facility (until 1980) and the City Analyst’s laboratory (until 1996). 

Inside the museum is a wide array of exhibits, including those that explore the foundations of Vancouver's police force, and its current-day initiatives, such as gang control. 

One of the most popular attractions is the original Coroner's Court morgue and autopsy facility. This historical setting also plays host to "True Crimes" which goes beyond the headlines to highlight the scientific and investigative techniques used to solve some of Vancouver’s most chilling crimes; an exciting display featuring real evidence and artefacts from several of Vancouver's high-profile cases such as the Castellani Milkshake Murder and Errol Flynn’s autopsy.

To date, the museum staff have curated a selection of approximately 20,000 historical artefacts, including confiscated weapons, counterfeit currency, photographs, paperwork, and vintage police vehicles. Currently, 40 percent of the collection is on display in the museum’s several exhibits.

The museum also offers educational programs such as walking tours and a two-hour forensic-science program. During this program, guests scour a faux crime scene for clues and try to prevent the brash, young rookie cop from running off into the night to find the perpetrator.
There are also many other fun activities to enjoy, such as criminal artist sketching stations and educational video games. 

For history buffs and crime buffs alike, The Vancouver Police Museum is well worth a visit.

Holly
Case Manager
NPI

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Decisions


Which is better? 

 So recently I have read a few write ups on experts in the paranormal field. Now I for one must agree that there are no experts in our field. How ever there are people that have a great deal more experience, through many years investigating and researching the paranormal realm. Even these people are buy no means experts but they do have a learned knowledge gained over time. Thus, these people are always great to listen to and learn from.

 There are some that claim to be experts and of course do events and charge money for said events which is fine if in fact they do things ethically and honestly. But as we all know the ethics and honesty sometimes wains when fame and fortune set in. When this happens, these “experts” do more harm then good and that is a loss. This affects not only the paranormal community but the people that believe them due to their standing.
But these experts come and go over & over again and people soon learn who to trust and who not to. Sometimes this takes to long time to see but it happens. Just be aware of what you hear and know there are no absolutes in the paranormal realm.

 Now there is one other Item I wish to address. That is the claim that some groups are scientific and some are spiritual and the scientific approach is the correct one. Please be aware that there is not one way that has proven to be better then any other as of this time and year.

Teams that claim to be spiritual and use nothing but their own feeling are probably not you best team to get a proper investigation done by. But to have sensitives on board never hurts and at times have found they can guide an invest in directions that have lead to some incredible findings.

BUT teams that claim to be all scientific and say they only use proven scientific approaches to there invests are also not the ideal team to be investigated by. Being that there are no known scientifically proven methods to say these are the absolute ways to prove or disprove the existence of spirits or ghosts. Of course, these groups can and do supply some great methods using instruments and technology to help show that a lot of unexplained events are explainable.

 So now we are left with which is the correct team to go with?  Over time I have discovered that a combination of these two seem to work well. In all there are great teams all over the world. Teams that are not stuck on one format or the other is one I would recommend. After all are goal is to supply any location or client with the best possible evidence and or answers to their questions and concerns. But once again there is no absolutes in this field so always try to maintain an open mind. And good luck.

Darryl Pearson
Founder
Northern Paranormal Investigations

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Residential Investigation - Fraser Valley

One of our favourite investigations was at a house somewhere in the Fraser Valley.

First, a little background: It was a two-storey house occupied by a couple and their three children.  They reported hearing footsteps and seeing a shadow figure moving down the hallway.  The wife had sometimes felt as though someone had sat down on the bed.  On another occasion, she had heard someone say "Mom", and she turned, expecting to see one of her children, but nobody was there.  She and her friend had both seen something about the size of a child "whiz" by the kitchen door one evening.  The husband is a religious man who did not believe in ghosts, until one day when he came home and saw a young girl standing at the top of the stairs. A girl had also been seen  by the exchange student as well as by another houseguest.

Six of us arrived at the home to investigate.  The children were away for the weekend and the homeowners went out for the evening, leaving us alone in the house.  Three investigators were seated upstairs in the kitchen.  Directly in front of them through the open doorway was the top of the staircase where the girl had been seen, and the hallway going left and right, where the shadow figure had been seen.  I and two other investigators were situated in a room downstairs with the door closed.  We had been asking questions for awhile when all of a sudden we heard simultaneously, a very loud crash and a screen from Nikki.  It sounded as though she had fallen on the stairs.  As it turned out, that was not what happened at all. In fact, while we were downstairs, Nikki in the kitchen had been asking questions when suddenly the sensor equipment at the top of the stairs went off and the loud crash was heard; hence the startled scream we heard while downstairs. 


We looked all around, trying to find what could have caused the loud crash.  Could something had fallen over? Maybe something heavy fell off the wall?  We found nothing amiss.  We considered every possible scenario that might have been an explanation for what we heard.  Maybe someone had pounded on the front door. We resumed our original positions while one investigator went outside and pounded on the front door.  That wasn't it.  He then came back inside and pounded on the stairs.  That confirmed for us that the crash we heard had indeed come from the stairs, but we have no idea what caused it.  It remains to this day, an unexplained and very impressive occurrence.

Holly
Case Manager, Fraser Valley

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
Founder
Northern Paranormal Investigations
TAPS Family Member