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