Paula Jedi is the owner and operator of Poltergeist Tower, a series of paranormal message boards covering many paranormal topics. What makes the Tower special is its Guardians. These are people, from all over the globe, who have a passion for the paranormal field and volunteer their time as paranormal reporters to try to capture entities on camera and voice recorder and report the findings back to you. The Tower isn't an investigation group per se. The people there take a more casual and fun loving approach and simply wish to share with you the mystery of the paranormal, allowing you to draw your own conclusions. Lastly, the Tower respects all opinions, even those that oppose their own, as they find that every opinion opens a new door and provides an opportunity to learn.
20 Questions Paula Jedi
1. Where do you see ghost hunting and Paranormal groups, web sites or Ghost information, tours, lecturers, Books like your own in 10 years?
Ghost hunting is becoming extremely popular and paranormal groups
are growing rapidly. I feel that in 10 years, we will find that
the popularity has tapered off a little. My group, however, isn't an actual investigation group per se. I simply visit places either
rumored to be haunted, or that have a lot of history, and take photographs and try to record EVPs in the hope of capturing some sort of entity. I'm basically the paranormal papparazzi, snapping a photo when the ghosts least expect it. My guardians also do this, but
my current guardian, Simon, lives in England as is an actual paranormal investigator. What he does is report some of his findings
back to me to add content to the Poltergeist Tower website. He also writes articles and answers questions. He has some astounding
photos and videos to share!
What will we be doing in 10 years? I'm hoping that, by then, I will
have some good investigation experience under my belt
and I also hope that I have launched a career in paranormal radio. (I currently read the news on Parahub Radio).
I was interested in pursuing a degree in Parapsychology (my current degree is in Business Administration with a
minor in Computer Information Systems), but I've heard that the school in Clearwater, Florida no longer exists.
I also own a company and have a daughter that keeps me quite busy, so another degree may not be plausible
at the moment.
2. What would you personally consider to be the definitive proof that ghosts are real?
Currently, there is no definitive proof that ghosts truly exist.
The only proof available is personal experience, which
still can create a certain level of doubt.
3. What is the most real evidence you personally have uncovered so far?
The best evidence we've captured has been EVPs and photographs by
Simon and some of my previous
guardians. Simon has brought in many photos and some videos from his investigation team.
He has submitted videos of moving orbs, shadow photos, and much more!
4. Are you skeptical of the claims other make of their findings?
I like to keep an open mind, but I will always try to find a logical
explanation before I deem something
paranormal. I do look at other peoples' evidence with a positive attitude and if they seem to have found
something extraordinary, I am happy for them and the scientific community. If someone brings to me
evidence that I personally don't believe is paranormal, I will give them my viewpoint, but I will always
ask other people on the forum for their opinion. Together, we can come up with a pretty good conclusion.
5. If you could investigate your "Dream Haunted Hot Spot" where would it be?
My "dream" haunted spot is the Ringling estate in Sarasota, Florida, which consists of a house with the
original furniture, a huge art gallery, a building full of circus antiques, a rose garden, and large grounds.
There are rumors that the late Mabel Ringling still visits the property. I've already visited this estate for
what I call a "ghostly photo shoot" and may be going there shortly with Florida Ghost Hunters and PROOF
Paranormal for an actual investigation. I did capture an interesting photo of an anomoly on a statue while
I was there and I hope to go back soon to either debunk my own photo or verify that it was indeed paranormal.
6. What was your first Paranormal encounter? Describe it?
Although I did sense many things as a teenager in my home in Wisconsin, I believe my first real
encounter occurred in my home about 2 years ago. Lights turned themselves on and off in my home,
so I decided to snap a few random photos. I managed to photograph an image that appears to be a skull,
although what it actually is in debate. Some say it is pixelization and others really cannot explain it.
At this time, I also attempted automatic writing and found out some interesting things about my
spirit guides. Since I acknowledged the "entity", the lights going on and off has ceased. It
seems that it was tyring to grab my attention. I also tend to feel when other spirits are
present or are attached to objects. When I enter old buildings or antique shops, I can sometimes
feel "tingly" in my muscles and joints.
7. What scares you about Ghost Hunting or Paranormal Investigations?
Nothing scares me. The entire subject is exciting to me. I believe what WOULD scare me would
be possession or being physically harmed. I'm sure those would scare anybody.
8. If you could work side by side with one of the Paranormal Investigator greats, who would it be?
I would really love to work with Pam Heath. She is a well known Parapsychologist
who has a great
attitude and is extremely intelligent. I pick up a lot of positive energy from her when I look at her photo.
Besides, she also likes Dr. Who. :)
9. Read any good Paranormal Books lately other then your own?
Since the birth of my daughter and the creation of Poltergeist Tower, I honestly haven't been able to read much,
but a book I am currently attempting to read is "Mystery of the Ages" by Herbert W. Armstrong. It is
a philosophical book concerning the existence of God, angels, and also ponders our reason for existence.
10. What Question do people ask you most when you tell them you're a paranormal investigator, writer?
Most people that have contacted me have asked me to analyze a photo or listen to an EVP.
I give them my honest opinion, and I say opinion because I don't claim to be an expert.
11. In your opinion, Where is the most Haunted city in the world?
I've heard many rumors about haunted cities, but the city that pops up the most in conversations lately
is Savannah, Georgia and pretty much the entire United Kingdom. St. Augustine, Florida seems to be
a hot spot as well.
12. Do you feel more people should get involved with Ghost hunting or Paranormal Investigation?
Yes, as a matter of fact, I encourage it. I feel that the only way people will learn about the paranormal
is through hands on experience. This doesn't mean they should throw caution to the wind, however.
Amateurs should always bring an experienced team with them.
13. What does the future hold for you?
I may be going on some "real" investigations with Florida
Proof Paranormal very soon. They are all good friends of mine and I look forward to learning from them. There are also
radio plans underway with Parahub Radio that I cannot yet divulge. :) I am also working on an actual website
with content and my ultimate goal is to have a paranormal reporter, or Tower Guardian, in every corner of the globe.
14. Paranormal Conventions, conferences do you see them growing?
And which ones are the Must go to ones?
Yes, they are definitely becoming more popular, but I have not attended one as of yet. GhoStock seems
to be the "big" one at the moment. I may be going, but I don't know yet.
15. What is your most favored tool of the trade?
Again, I cannot dub myself as an offical investigator, but I really love photographs. I understand that most people
don't consider photographs to be definitive proof of the paranormal, but I do enjoy taking them. I am really
interested in learning to use dousing rods and EMF meters, though. I will probably be working with these
in the near future.
16. Tell us about your best moment in investigating or conference attending for you?
My very first "ghostly photo shoot" was at the Bartow Courthouse in Florida and I was pleased to
have captured something interesting on the camera. Although I am skeptical of my own photo,
many people believe I captured something and this gave me a really satisfied feeling.
I plan on going back!
17. What is the hardest part of having Poltergeist Tower?
Coming up with fresh, unique content can be difficult sometimes,
but it does become a fun challenge.
I'm always looking for historical places to visit, searching the web for videos, and trying to find
people to interview. It's very time consuming, but worth every minute! Also, people with
opposing views can make the Tower a challenge at times, but with every challenge comes
growth. I am in a constant state of learning and wouldn't want it any other way!
18. How do you document your investigations?
I document my photo shoots on MySpace and on my forums so the whole world can
give their opinion. I find everyone's opinion to be valuable no matter what their level of experience is.