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 :)
Friday, September 8, 2017
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.