National Paranormal Society NPS FOCUS June 2016 - Page 7

8. Have you personally had any experiences?

Yes, some on investigations and a few while not.

Hitting some of the allegedly most haunted locations has racked up quite a few “head scratchers." I enjoy having these events occur and either catching some additional piece of evidence (in my mind) to substantiate the personal experience or being lucky enough to have another witness present to compare our interpretations of the event objectively. One of my favorites involved seven investigators observing an “energy manifestation” that could not be captured on any camera/video. The intriguing part was the group witnessed the exact same event differently. Three of the investigators observed a “ball” of light manifest through a ceiling and float around the room. The other four investigators saw it as a “thundercloud” (illuminated mist). The fact everyone witnessed the event, but it was viewed differently, was a real eye opener to me.

9. Does your religion affect your beliefs in the paranormal? How so?

That’s a good question. I’m a Christian and believe in God, Jesus and the Holy Bible. I’ve also studied different religions and belief systems when I was younger. There are just as many similarities and across the wide spectrum of

13. What have you personally learned since you joined?

Be careful what you wish for…

14. Has any one director or more been a positive influence on you? How so?

Not really. It’s been a solid group effort. Except for that Kraken girl, Sheri Collins!

15. What are your plans for the future regarding the paranormal? Last year was very busy. Road-tripping and hitting St. Albans (VA), OSPH (TN), Moon River and Gribble House (GA) is fun but very time-consuming and expensive. I have two repeat (5th for both) investigations at OSPH and Waverly this spring and that’s about all I have time for at the moment.

16. Are you looking forward to the launch of the magazine? Yes - I’m interested to see what it can be. I’ve subscribed, and written for other magazines in the past. It is a tremendous hurdle to provide engaging topics by worthy writers on a periodic basis. It will be a marathon, not a sprint.

17. Are you looking forward to the results of Project Endeavor? Yes. Any data is helpful when attempting to quantify and trend a field.

beliefs as there are differences. How you roll your beliefs into the paranormal is strictly a personal choice and preference. I know where my faith is and that works for me.

10. Do you feel that NPS is good at explaining the scientific approach and approaches education appropriately? Your thoughts? It is and the direction is scientifically bound. But remember, this is a field that, at this point, cannot be measured by science alone. That makes the entire interest and ability to educate complex. But that’s part of the fun. Simple things quickly lose their interest, right?

11. What do you like best about NPS? Some of the networking and friends I’ve developed. I’m actually headed to an investigation in two weeks with another Rep’s Team and a Senior Director’s Team.

12. What would you like to see improved? Implementation and active use of Project Endeavor to begin capturing data by teams would be helpful. Annual events for NPS members to work together in person on active investigations, maybe even a summit,

recognizing the need to explore outside traditional scientific values.