Npi Team Mebers are: Cat Guillermo
Case/Corporate Manager, Doug Carnahan Founder/President-Lead Investigator,
Shane Thornton Lead Investigator, Alberto De La Cruz Investigator/Tech
Manager, Deborah Bondoc Sensitive-Investigator, Lisa Carmody Researcher/Investigator
in Trainning, Teresa Dell Psychic Medium, Bridget LaFont Paranormal
20 QUESTIONS Albert De La Cruz
1. Where do you see ghost hunting and Paranormal groups, web sites
or Ghost information, tours, Books being in contact with ghosts like
your own in 10 years?
I believe that the Paranormal phenomenon will be more accepted
by a wider range of people within the next ten years, and with that
this will hopefully cause more people to seek answers to the questions
we are all seeking now. As a member of NPI, I feel that we are somewhat
pioneers for this new generation of ghost hunting.
2. What would you personally consider to be the definitive proof
that ghosts are real?
Getting proof of an apparition on video, abnormal EMF readings,
and a good EVP recording all combined would be the ideal combination
for proof that ghosts are real.
3. What is the most real evidence you personally have uncovered
Not long ago, my girlfriend and I were having what I believe to
be a true paranormal experience at our old apartment. We were experiencing
a toy continuously making an animal sound without contact. We got
out our digital EVP recorder and proceeded to ask the "entity"
to turn the toy on. On cue, the toy would make the sound, which
we managed to record on our EVP recorder.
4. Are you skeptical of the claims other make of their findings?
Yes, because in this field of scientific research, I personally
believe you must always be a skeptic first.
5. If you could investigate your "Dream Haunted Hot Spot"
where would it be?
I would have to say my dream investigation would be for the NorCal
Paranormal Investigators to take a trip to Gettysburg to get hard
core evidence of the claims of numerous hauntings due to the war.
6. What was your first Paranormal encounter?
As a child, around five or six years old, I woke up in the middle
of the night to see what looked like a demonic figure standing above
me for what seemed to be a long period of time. The whole time it
stood there and stared at me. I was very frightened by this and
this is the experience that caused me to join the NorCal Paranormal
Investigators to help me seek answers to the unknown.
7. What scares you about Ghost Hunting or Paranormal Investigations?
As a child I was afraid, but throughout my life I have grown to
accept the unknown aspect of the paranormal, leaving me unafraid
of what I am seeking. I am now interested in helping those who are
afraid find peace and understanding of what I have learned to accept.
8. If you could work side by side with one of the Paranormal Investigator
greats, who would it be?
Jason Hawes from TAPS because I admire his professional skepticism
in that he doesn't hesitate to be truthful to those he is seeking
9. Read any good Paranormal Books lately other then your own?
I have spent most of my time lately doing more internet research
than book reading on the paranormal. I mostly read about the technical
paranormal research equipment, being that I am the Tech-Manager
for NPI, helping me to stay current with the latest technology and
equipment we are acquiring.
10. What Question do people ask you most when you tell them your
a paranormal investigator, writer?
Most people are interested in what kind of evidence we get on our
investigations. They are also curious as to what kinds of places
we have investigated or if we have encountered harmful entities.
11. In your opinion, Where is the most Haunted city in America?
I would have to say Gettysburg, Pennsylvania or possibly Salem,
Massachusets. I would love to investigate both of these cities sometime
in the near future.
12. Do you feel more people should get involved with Ghost hunting
or Paranormal Investigation?
I feel that there is a need for the truth to be exposed about paranormal
activity. It would be nice to have more people contributing to the
science of ghost hunting to further help solidify the evidence we
are bringing to light.
13. What does the future hold for you?
I believe my future in paranormal research and investigation will
be prosperous because NPI is always dilligently looking for answers.
We are a growing professional research team that people can trust
and count on to be helpful and honest.
14. Paranormal Conventions do you see them growing?
I don't particuarly attend Paranormal Conventions. I have in the
past, but I try to stick with our close-knit group of investigators.
15. What is your most favored tool of the trade?
If I had my choice, I would use a thermal imaging camera, combined
with EMF meters. I would be able to then prove the existance of
the image and be able to back it up with abnormal energy levels.
16. Tell us about your best moment in investigating or conference
attending for you?
I enjoy all of the investigations with NPI because we all share
the same views and feelings about honesty and skepticism in investigations.
We all have a lot of fun going out to locations to try to debunk
and/or prove claims and sightings.
17. What is the hardest part about being paranormal investigator?
As a Tech-Manager for NPI, I believe the hardest part of being an
investigator is being prepared with the right equipment for the
different situations. Paranormal encounters are usually extremely
short-lived and it's up to me to have the proper equipment ready
for capturing the evidence before it is no longer present.
18. How do you document your investigations?
NorCal Paranoral Investigators, Inc. produces DVD's of our investigations.
We also have some of our documented evidence of EVP and photos on
our website www.norcalghosthunters.com.
19. Have you ever taken a ghost Tour?
I have taken the Ghost Tour in San Francisco, California from the
reportedly haunted Queen Anne Hotel. I enjoyed the tour for the
entertainment value, but am very skeptical of the information that
20. What in the field of ghost hunting and Paranormal Investigating
needs the most attention?
Improving the technical equipment we use on an average investigation
would be nice. Learning new ways of capturing evidence that would
be accepted by the general public would also be ideal.