Phenomena Encountered: The Magazine Issue 3 - Page 4

prayed to and Chuck being a sensitive it latched on to him. So I told him if he picked it up look for some markings in unusual spots that you don’t see: like window seals, curtains etc. maybe it made the mark to invite itself into his home. I sent him several markings of Pan to look for; he couldn’t find anything so I would say maybe option one or two was his answer”

I asked David how and why he got started in paranormal investigating.

“I’ve been actually hunting for 6 or a little more years but I’ve always had a fascination. I guess just one day I was watching some ghost show and I would say that aren’t real or they would have circles going across the screen but you still didn’t see what they were saying. I thought what if I could disprove them. So I started slow and actually caught some amazing pictures. I was actually scared and stopped for about a month and then I was like I’ve put all this money into this I might as well keep trying. There is a quote I made up in my book and it says “Why not question everything until you can’t question it no more. Then you have just found your answer.” With my pictures I do just that; it has to be clear or it does not get saved. Then I started going to different places with different stories of what horror was there. I would study my pictures and start using the story for what I saw then I would come up with what ifs. I’m seeing different things. Then I would start to study things in a science format and I knew a little bit about the Bible and start mixing the three. I call them Davidisms, I know sometimes I sound like a cult leader but I’m way far from that. I like to consider myself a researcher/investigator, not a hunter.”

I love hearing about different investigator’s techniques in capture evidence. No two researchers are the same and sharing these concepts can only help in expanding research in the paranormal field. I do hope to see the day that the paranormal research field is removed from the pseudo-science stigma. As stated earlier, David specializes in photography evidence. His pictures are amazing and some of the clearest pieces of paranormal photography I have seen in a while. I asked him how he is able to capture such compelling photos. His method is simple really. If it is not clear, then it is not worth keeping. He explains further.

“How I get my shot maybe is because they can see an open part of me and I want to listen and they can see that, usually people who don’t experience a ghost encounter is because they don’t believe and they are not open to the possibility of what might be, it’s like if I was trying to pick a girl up at the supermarket and I try to talk to her and if she doesn’t engage back I’m most likely going to walk away, with ghost I think they can see who is open or who isn’t. I don’t think even scientifically we will ever know and won’t be able to talk to someone on a regular basis, it’s a game of chance, I always say when I got different style ghost that I have caught a moment in time, because I have everything from skulls to beast to regular looking people. I have had conversations with ghost that acknowledged my questions by using witching rods and two recorders, or simply called intelligent conversations. It’s easier to get a yes\no answer than a full sentence, which I do have but they are rare. I think of a ghost as a battery and they are using their energy to speak. So if you’re trying to ask 20 questions in 2 minutes you’re not going to have a Q and A like me and you can. “

When David mentioned “witching rod” I instantly became intrigued. I have never heard that term used before so naturally I asked if he could elaborate a bit and share is technique.

Witching rods was basically to find water, unmarked graves all sorts of stuff. Farmers use to use them all the time. I use them to get a basic yes/no answer from whom ever I’m communicating with to guide me