NPI Paranormal Investigation Experience
Recently my partner and I had the rare experience to join the NPI team on a paranormal investigation they were doing in the New Westminster area, and what an experience it was. We had won the opportunity as VIP’s at the Vancouver Police Museum’s reveal of what the team had experienced in that building during an investigation back in the fall.
Having had experiences myself in the past with loved ones reaching out and a possible inherited ghost cat in our house, I am a believer but also a cautious skeptic. I was looking forward to hearing some of the others personal experiences which they openly shared with us.
Right from the very beginning of the evening, the team was incredibly welcoming and shared their wealth of knowledge not only about the property but also about their process and the impressive array of equipment they use. While the team set up, Ken gave us a tour of the venue and explained the extensive history of the building. Having that knowledge in our minds, I believe, added to the experience of being in the space and feeling the energies it held.
Once all the gear was set up and the lights went out, the night really got going. I was fascinated by the types of questions the team asked and the background they had on speciﬁc entities that have been known to inhabit or visit the property. The range of prompts for activity from the team really blew me away. I, of course, have the movie or television stereotypes in mind, knowing it’s not really like that but I did ﬁnd the range of questions and the approach of each team member incredibly interesting.
We started our ﬁrst EVP session on the main ﬂoor of the building and spent approx half an hour there, reaching out to anyone wanting to come forward and make contact with us. There were a few instances of cold breezes and shadows as well as individuals feeling chills or ringing in their ears. The ringing in the ears was something I had not known to be an indication of activity. Again, fascinating.
After that, we headed into the basement portion of the property. Now I should say here that the overall feeling in this building, for me, was not one of danger or evil. It’s an exciting and energetic environment from day to day and I never felt anything threatening…until toward the end of the evening and I’ll get to that. Our second EVP session was held in one half of the basement. There seemed to be a fair bit of activity in this part of the building. Many of the team members began to feel diﬀerent types of activity, not all of it positive . Once we wrapped that session we took a small break to chat about what occurred in the basement and how everyone was feeling. I could tell there was excitement but also a little apprehension to head into the other half of the basement based on the feelings from the last session. This portion of the building had a slightly darker past. We set up in this space and turned the lights out. Almost right away, a K2 EMF reader positioned over the head of team member Nikki started to spike.
The meter did this throughout the session. At times it seemed to spike in response to certain questions. This was the space I started to feel uncomfortable in. Many of the members were getting feelings of an unhappy and possibly malevolent spirit. A few of the members were responding to darker feelings and therefore starting to ask more intense questions in a more forceful tone. At that point, for me, the mood changed. I believe I was feeling what the others were more in-tuned to and that energy was making me incredibly anxious. We ended that session and headed back upstairs to catch our breath and share our experiences from that space. A smaller group of NPI team returned to the basement to carry out one more session to ﬁnish out the evening.
And that concluded our time with NPI team. I cannot thank Darryl, Nikki, Holly, Connie, Ken, Mike, Bev, Ray and the people at the venue for allowing us to tag along on such an amazing experience. I look forward to hearing and seeing any of the additional material the equipment was able to pick up during our investigation.
Between all the members of the NPI team, the wealth of knowledge and experience is vast and for them to share that with completely inexperienced newbies was such a treat.
If you ever get the opportunity to join an investigation, I highly recommend you grab the chance.