Researcher/Investigator NorCal Paranormal Investigators, Inc.
I have lived in the Bay area portion of Northern California since
1989 and am the mother of two high school children. I was born profoundly
deaf and this was partly the reason for my strong interest in paranormal
matters because I sensed things around me that was not of the "real
world" ever since I was young. I have had a number of experiences
which in turn led me to join the NorCal Paranormal Investigators,
Inc. That way, I can explore the paranormal world with people of like
By day I am a senior corporate paralegal for a prestigious law firm,
which is valuable in that I can use my investigative and research
skills in my group.
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
“NorCal Ghost Talk”
20 Questions With Lisa
1. Where do you see ghost hunting and Paranormal groups, web sites
or Ghost information, tours Books like your own in 10 years?
I think that technology for ghost hunting will become much more advanced
and will capture phenomena that will be undisputed by even the most
hardened scientists. The reason I state this with confidence is because
I am a professional in a field where I see more and more advanced
technology being developed (or in the process). The paranormal groups,
websites, tours and books will be much more prevalent in the coming
2. What would you personally consider to be the definitive proof that
ghosts are real?
This is a hard question to answer. I know for myself that ghosts are
real because of what I have seen and felt or can be explained away
due to natural causes. I don't think we have quite the technology
yet for the scientists to say, "We can't dispute this."
3. What is the most real evidence you personally have uncovered so
I haven't uncovered the "most real evidence" yet, but I'm
still trying with the help of my paranormal group.
4. Are you skeptical of the claims other make of their findings?
I think I would say that about 85% of the time I tend to be skeptical
because again, many of the so-called "phenomena" can be
explained due to natural causes.
5. If you could investigate your "Dream Haunted Hot Spot"
where would it be?
A castle in the United Kingdom that has not been investigated!
6. What was your first Paranormal encounter?
The first memory I have is when I was about 12; when I saw the misty
figure of my great-grandmother, who had died the night before.
7. What scares you about Ghost Hunting or Paranormal Investigations?
The so-called negative entities that might physically attack.
8. If you could work side by side with one of the Paranormal Investigator
greats, who would it be?
I would love to work with the Most Haunted group in the United Kingdom.
9. Read any good Paranormal Books lately other then your own?
Yes, Mia Dolan's Haunted Homes (British publication). She's very
fun to read!
10. What Question do people ask you most when you tell them your
a paranormal investigator?
They don't ask questions! They want to tell you their own ghost
11. In your opinion, Where is the most Haunted city in America?
I haven't been to enough cities in America to categorize one as
the "Most Haunted" although, based on what I've read, I
feel it's probably a tie between New Orleans and Gettysburg due to
the violent nature of their pasts.
12. Do you feel more people should get involved with Ghost hunting
or Paranormal Investigation?
That really depends on the nature of people's interest in these activities,
but I would encourage the interested ones.
13. What does the future hold for you?
As a paranormal investigator, I just see myself growing both as
a person and an investigator; I'm just taking it one step at a time
for now and just learning along the way.
14. Paranormal Conventions do you see them growing?
I do see them growing, but I have not been to enough to state the
"Must go" ones.
15. What is your most favored tool of the trade?
Digital camera for me and using my intuition to see if I can sense
16. Tell us about your best moment in investigating a haunting for
When I was investigating a hotel in Nevada City, I was sensing different
people and animals and it was one of my best moments, particularly
because I had a psychic confirming what I was seeing/feeling!
17. What is the hardest part about being a paranormal investigator?
Not being able to find enough good places to investigate. Also, my
hearing impairment is an issue in dark places at times; I don't hear
what other people hear (but again that might be a good thing because
I won't freak out at weird noises).
18. How do you document your investigations?
We take photos, film, DVR, and write reports.
19. Have you ever taken a ghost Tour?
Yes, I have taken two ghost tours; one in Monterey and the other
in San Francisco. I enjoyed both of them and even was able to capture
light anomalies in my photos from both tours. There wasn't anything
that I didn't like about these tours.
20. What in the field of ghost hunting and Paranormal Investigating
needs the most attention?
Weeding out those who do not handle investigations in the best professional
manner they could or use unethical methods.