I’d like to see a more responsible and cooperative attitude
with more focus on quality instead of quantity.
2. What would you personally consider to be the definitive proof
that ghosts are real?
While there is no doubt in my mind that definitive proof will one
day be discovered, but I don’t think we have the means to
prove it at this time. Many equate definitive proof with scientific
proof and it may take quite some time to provide the scientific
community the empirical evidence they require.
3. What is the most real evidence you personally have uncovered
By far, it is some of the video and audio recordings we collected
over the years that include an apparition walking
up a flight of stairs and another peeking around the corner; EVPs
recorded during an investigation where the spirit
made numerous threatening comments aimed at the mother of a young
girl that was the focus of the haunting.
4. Are you skeptical of the claims other make of their findings?
While those making the claims may be reputable and trustworthy,
their interpretation or identification of the activity could be
incorrect due to reasons such as stress, fear, inexperience or their
strong desire to witness the paranormal. But to be completely honest,
I’m still initially skeptical of any findings we gather.
5. If you could investigate your "Dream Haunted Hot Spot"
where would it be?
Stirling Castle in Scotland.
6. What was your first paranormal encounter?
My first encounter occurred in late June 1976 when I was an extra
an extra in a bi–centennial play in Arizona. After one of
the last dress rehearsals, we were instructed to return our costumes
to the wardrobe department of the theatre before leaving. As I walked
into the room, there was an older woman sitting at a table sewing
by hand and oddly never acknowledged my presence as I put my costume
on the table next to her and turned to leave. Within a couple of
steps, I remembered a problem with my costume and turned around
to tell the woman about it, but she wasn’t there. Because
I was standing in front of the only door leading into or out of
the room and in a matter of mere seconds, this woman seemed to have
completely disappeared. As my search for her continued,two members
of the theatre staff entered the room and noticed by my expression
that something was wrong. When I told them what had just happened
they began to smile and chuckle, and then told me the theatre was
haunted by a seamstress who apparently loved her work so much that
she had decided to stay.
7. What scares you about Ghost Hunting or Paranormal Investigations?
Being responsible for so many people, I often worry about a member
of the group being injured during an investigation or ghost hunt.
Even though you may take every possible precaution, there is always
risk of someone getting hurt in a dark and often scary environment.
8. If you could work side by side with one of the paranormal investigator
greats, who would it be?
Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the
best but I would really love an opportunity to work with parapsychologists
Kerry Gaynor and Barry Taft.
9. Read any good Paranormal Books lately?
Yes, the latest is “Roswell: History, Haunts and Legends written
by my friend Dianna Avena.
10. What Question do people ask you most when you tell them you’re
a paranormal investigator?
“are there really such things as ghosts” or “tell
me about the scariest thing you’ve seen while ghost hunting.”
11. In your opinion, where is the most Haunted city in America?
12. Do you feel more people should get involved with Ghost hunting
or Paranormal Investigation?
Generally no, but it really depends on their reasons for wanting
to becoming involved in this field in the first
place and what they hope to accomplish.
13. What does the future hold for you?
It’s hard to say for sure, but I hope to continue on the
course I’m presently on, investigating, research, teaching
14. Paranormal Conventions do you see them growing? And which ones
are the Must go to ones?
Most definitely, the number of conferences and conventions has
already grown dramatically in a short time and will probably continue
to do so. There are a number of great conferences and conventions
but I couldn’t say any are a Must.
15. What is your most favored tool of the trade?
Video because of the success I’ve had with it over the years,
but equally important are patience and using common sense, without
those no equipment in existence today would do any of us any good
16. Tell us about your best moment in investigating or conference
attending for you?
Probably one of the best moments during an investigation is when
one of your team members has their first,
legitimate paranormal experience, especially if it was recorded
either on video or audio.
17. What is the hardest part about being a paranormal investigator?
Far too often, we fail to realize how the paranormal field can
affect the lives of those who look to us for help. Not too long
ago, I received a photograph from a mother that had recently lost
her oldest son. The photo showed the the mother, father and remaining
two children sitting on the sofa and just above them was a large
“orb”. The mother was desperate to learn if the “orb”
was the spirit of her recently deceased son and if he was attempting
to contact her. Do you simply tell her what she wants to hear or
do you spout off every reason why orb photos aren’t reliable
proof of the supernatural? No matter which road you take, they will
be the ones to suffer the most.
18. How do you document your investigations?
Combining the use of both video and audio recorders, written notes
and investigation logs as well as relaying information immediately
to a central monitoring station. There it is notated with the time,
location and description of the activity and other pertinent information.
19. Have you ever taken a ghost Tour? And, what about it did you
Yes, several of them. There were too many people on the tour which
made it very difficult to hear what the guide was saying.
20. What in the field of ghost hunting and Paranormal Investigating
needs the most attention?
A stronger sense of unity and solidarity within the paranormal
community and a more mature atmosphere. So many of those involved
within the paranormal community seem to only focus on what they
can get out of it instead of what contributions they could make.