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A CAMERA AND A EMF DETECTOR DOES NOT MAKE YOU A GHOST HUNTER

“Friends don’t let Friends Ghost Hunt Alone.”

GHOST HUNT RESPONSIBLY

By Bob Martin © 2008

Ghost Hunters also need to be aware of many things today. From their surroundings to location and activities of everyone that's on their team. There appears to be a fairly common misperception that Ghost Hunting equals license to go into a place or business and just snoop around through peoples homes lives and personal items.

I often have heard scandalous tales of haunted residence being robbed after or during an investigation. Also openly from a very reliable source that, one particular well known Ghost Hunting group told the client after certain items disappeared from their home. "The ghosts took it because they were angry for you calling us in to investigate them."

Many Ghost Hunting groups have formed around the world but too few have ever actually screened or had any type of background check run on it's many members. Sometimes you get lucky and get all wonderful people says Kirby Wilson of Atlanta Haunts and Spirit Investigations. Wilson who has set up her group over 4 times in the past two years is now is still searching for serious minded members with good credentials. " I've gotten people who have joined only to find out in time that they had Police records for breaking and entering." "Or Things in the homes would turn up missing after our initial visit and subsequent follow up." "The troubles and woes this brought me made me disband the group two times." "The third time was because each of my ten person team thought it was a time to party! And ghost hunting with people using drugs and Alcohol was a Ghost Hunting tool THAT is not conducive to the Program."

Many Groups run into these types of problems and more. New members come and go for many diverse reasons. But few groups set of guidelines or even protocols that should be followed to the nth degree. Wilson Like so many others has resorted to using online services to screen her new applicants. "It may cost me a few dollars but I ask that Up front as a membership fee," says Wilson. " And it saves me a few headaches so far, also I have made up an application form and ask them to fill it out asking questions such as have you ever been arrested." " Now I also have a rule Book with very set criteria so that if any of the rules are broken they know their membership to our group will be terminated." "I do not discriminate against people, If I find out they have a police record I just ask them to be honest with me." Says Wilson.

Many personalities and methods of investigation don't mix well. We all know this happens in every field and surly the reason ghost Hunters and their members often disagree. If I had a nickel for the many emails or conversations I have had from Paranormal investigators talking of inner group turmoil's, or bashing others or groups I'd be rich. Often coup 's happen and groups split. But that's when it all becomes a popularity contest.

Many Groups and teams of paranormal investigators are appealing to anyone who would like them to check for spooky activity to get in touch. This is because so many unprofessional groups often go in team after team and destroy the credibility of the group that follows. When un professionalism leads the way how can dedicated people follow and investigate the location that that group did before them.

Has Television Given Paranormal Investigation Really A Bad name?

If you watch shows like Ghost Hunters or any of the paranormal dramas all resolves itself in 1hour or less. But that's not real ghost hunting and those of us really know this to be true. But the public and a few novice groups just do what they see on television. So the Bar of excellence has been raised Ghost Whisperer," "Medium," "Paranormal State" and "Ghost Hunters." That means the Real Ghost Investigators and those that research all that are strange are now the Experts in the Par normal Field.

Their are some groups that will set you straight if you call them a ghost hunter. They prefer to be called Paranormal Investigators. others prefer Paranormal Detectives, Supernatural P. I.'s or Ghost Busters. I guess it's all in what they personally consider politically correct or who they want to be aligned with.

I am in no way knocking television just stating that the public has their opinion of how they see things being done and consider this their learning tool. Some of our future ground breaking ghost hunters will get their start from watching and enjoying these shows.

"Ghost reality shows have really opened the door for people to get involved themselves," said James Willis, founder of The Ghosts of Ohio. In a recent USA Today article. Visit here

"We're actually grateful for ("Ghost Hunters") because instead of being a bunch of freaks, we're like the cool people on TV," founder Pat Jones said. "People used to look at us like we were absolutely insane, and now they want to come along with us. It's almost like every day is Halloween."

Learning To Ghost Hunt The Correct Way From The Best In The Business

I think those of you out their researching ghosts an all that is really haunted in the paranormal world should latch on to the best in the business of ghost hunting and the most accessible to the public. So I have compiled my list of the Top Ten Best a in The Paranormal Field That you can contact today.

I personally feel that these people on the list are not only the most knowledgeable about helping you with a ghost or paranormal situation , but the best and most honest and helpful Paranormal Investigators their are today.

These who made this list Below I consider the " Best Paranormal Experts" in the world! If They can't help you with a problem in your area, surly they will put you into the hands of the most reputable Person or Investigative team that can. "GHOST HUNT RESPONSIBLY" Is Haunted America Tours New Catch Phrase. And the Top Ten People below or tops in the field in my book.

 

Top Ten Paranormal Ghost Investigators In America

 

1. Troy Taylor

troy Taylor

Troy Talor

Author of 49 books about history, haunting's and the unexplained in America for Whitechapel Press and Barnes & Noble Press respectively. He is the founder and president of the “American Ghost Society”, a national network of ghost hunters that collects stories of ghost sightings and haunted houses and uses investigative techniques to track down evidence of the supernatural.

Taylor was born on September 24, 1966 in Decatur, Illinois, a Midwestern city that is steeped in legend and lore. Even the hospital in which he was born is allegedly haunted by a phantom nun! He grew up fascinated with “things that go bump in the night”, as well as the writings of haunted travel writer Richard Winer and legendary ghost hunter, Harry Price. In school, Taylor was well-known for his interest in the paranormal and often took friends on informal ghost tours of haunted places all over downstate Illinois. He would later turn this interest into his full-time career.

In 1989, Taylor started working in a bookstore and a few years later, he wrote his first book on ghosts. It was called Haunted Decatur and delved into the ghosts and hauntings of the city where he grew up. He also created a tour that took guests to places that he had written about in the book. The book became an immediate success and its popularity, along with his previous experiences with ghost hunting, established Taylor as an authority on the supernatural. The book and tour led to media and public appearances and numerous requests to investigate ghostly phenomena.


In 1996, Taylor organized a group of ghost enthusiasts into an investigation team and the American Ghost Society was launched, gained over 600 members in the years that followed. The organization continues today as one of America’s largest and most honored research groups.

In 1998, Taylor moved his operations, which now included the American Ghost Society, a history and haunting's bookstore and a publishing company called Whitechapel Press, to Alton, Illinois, near St. Louis. In Alton, Taylor started his second tour company, Alton Hauntings, which took guests to local haunted places in the small Mississippi River town. He would go on to put the place on the map as “one of the most haunted small towns in America.”

Taylor remained in Alton until 2005, when he returned to Decatur. By then, he had also established two more tour companies, in Springfield, Illinois and another company that arranges overnight stays in haunted places called American Hauntings. These tours, including those in Decatur and Alton, were organized under the heading of the Illinois Hauntings Ghost Tours. Taylor also continued the operation of Whitechapel Press, which specializes in ghost-related titles and has more than a dozen authors working under its banner.

In 2006, Taylor also launched the Weird Chicago Tours, which are based on his book, Weird Illinois, which was published by Barnes & Noble Press. In 2007, Illinois Hauntings also launched ghost tours in Lebanon, Illinois and in Jacksonville.

In 2007, Taylor incorporated as Dark Haven Entertainment, Inc., a parent company for Whitechapel Press, the Illinois Hauntings Tours and for the Ghosts of the Prairie Web site and Magazine. The new company also handles the film rights to Troy's ghost books and stories. Currently, there are three of his works optioned for possible film and television production.

Along with writing about the unusual and hosting tours, Taylor is also a public speaker on the subject of ghosts and hauntings and has spoken to literally hundreds of private and public groups on a variety of paranormal subjects. He has appeared in newspaper and magazine articles about ghosts and has also been fortunate enough to be interviewed hundreds of times for radio and television broadcasts about the supernatural. He has also appeared in a number of documentary films, several television series and in one feature film about the paranormal.

He currently resides in Central Illinois with his wife, Haven, in a decidedly non-haunted house.

Please visit Troy Taylor's' official Web Site Here: www.prairieghosts.com

2. Mark Nesbitt

Mark Nesbitt

Mark Nesbitt was born in Lorain, Ohio, and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a BA in English Literature. He worked for the National Park Service as a Ranger/Historian for five years and then became a Licensed Battlefield Guide. His job with the National Park Service provided him not only the opportunity to spend time in all of the historic buildings located in the Gettysburg National Park, but actually to live in four of the historic houses. Living in Gettysburg since 1971 has provided him with a unique “insider” perspective.


Mr. Nesbitt started his own research and writing company in 1977. His published works include:

Drummer Boy at Gettysburg (1977)
If the South Won Gettysburg (1980)
35 Days to Gettysburg (1992)
Rebel Rivers (1993)
Saber and Scapegoat: J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy (1994)
Through Blood and Fire (1996)
The popular Ghosts of Gettysburg Series (1991- present)
The Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide: Gettysburg & Beyond (2005)
Haunted Pennsylvania (2006)
Sixty Things To Do When You Turn Sixty (Contributing Author, 2006).
The Ghosts of Gettysburg stories have been seen, and/or heard, on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, Coast to Coast AM, regional television and radio programs, and in local newspapers and publications.
Mr. Nesbitt has been a keynote speaker in the Virginia House of Delegates, The Lotos Literary Club of New York, the Capital Area Intermediate Unit of the Senator Robert C. Byrd sponsored Teaching American History Project, and The Mid-Atlantic Travel and Public Relations Association (MATPRA). He has been a guest lecturer at Gettysburg College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Nesbitt has also been a regular speaker at local area Civil War Roundtables and numerous Paranormal Conferences.
Mark was awarded the 1977-78 Eastern National Park and Monument Association’s National Award for Excellence in a Children’s Publication. In July of 2004, his Ghosts of Gettysburg Series received the National Paranormal Award for “Best True Hauntings Collection” and “Best ‘Local Haunt’ Guidebook”.
In 2007, the readers of HauntedAmericaTours.com voted Mr. Nesbitt:
#2 in the “Top 10 Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigators”
#5 in the “Top 10 Favorite Haunted Authors”
Stories from the Ghosts of Gettysburg Series spawned the commercially successful Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®; the most popular ghost tours in Gettysburg since 1994. The Ghosts of Gettysburg Tours was also awarded the “2007 #1 Ghost Tour in America” by the readers of HauntedAmericaTours.com.
In 2006, Mr. Nesbitt opened the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours in Fredericksburg, VA.
In 2007, Mr. Nesbitt, along with Investigative Medium Laine Crosby, founded Dead On Productions (www.deadonproductions.net); a company dedicated to the creation of unique programming combining historical documentary with paranormal reality and adventure. Dead On Productions also syndicates original shows by independent producers. Shows are sold online as podcasts.

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Also Please Visit Mark Nesbitt's Official Ghost Tour Web Sites www.ghostsofgettysburg.com

 

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Ghost TV Dead On Productions is a partnership between historian Mark Nesbitt, author of the highly acclaimed Ghosts of Gettysburg series, and Investigative Medium Laine Crosby, marketing strategist and former director of marketing for high-tech ventures, including the launch of The Weather Channel New Media and weather.com.

The duo also co-host the talk show Ghost Talkers. The show includes interviews with psychics, authors, historians, and paranormal investigators. The first season’s topics include: unpublished Gettysburg ghost stories, capturing electronic voice phenomenon, psychic encounters, demonology, possessed possessions, and all things paranormal. “We noticed a void in the market- audiences’ desires were not being met,” said executive producer Laine Crosby, an ex-marketing executive who now works as an Investigative Medium. “Although national cable networks have begun to offer quality programming about the paranormal, with the exception of the random podcast, the Internet seems to be dead silent. We are the first non-television network to launch this unique programming in the high-tech world.” www.ghostchannel.tv

 

3. Gina Lanier

Gina Lanier Ghost Hunter Paranormal Investigator

 

This great Ghost lady has been having and researching Ghosts and the Paranormal events for over 30 years. What ever the strange and otherworldly occurrences happening in the deep south happen... Gina Lanier is there. www.ginalanier.com has many of her articles and insights into the field and the web site is updated very often . Paranormal Topics include everything from Sex With Ghosts to haunted Teddy Bears.

Gina Lanier

Gina Lanier believes that researching real hauntings takes dedications and an awareness that what you see is what is really happening. To believe in in the paranormal is not enough. And to remain skeptical is always the key.

GINA LANIER is a New Orleans native who has studied paranormal activities, the occult and hauntings for now over thirty years. She has participated in and conducted large-scale location hauntings and recently has shifted her focus to include the investigation and study of haunted toys such as dolls, toy furniture, games and other hallmarks of childhood.

Gina’s paranormal studies stem from several childhood experiences with the unknown including witnessing full body apparitions and clairaudient encounters with deceased relatives. These experiences continued beyond childhood and this is when Gina resolved to learn as much as possible about psychic and paranormal phenomenon to determine what, exactly, was making contact with her and with others who claimed to have been contacted from the Other Side.

Gina owns and operates a construction and refurbishment company in the Greater New Orleans area and this has afforded her exposure to many allegedly un reachable or closed off haunted locations and people over the years; several of these clients welcomed Gina’s expertise and insight when it came to documenting and investigating their haunted homes and businesses.

I am not a psychic and am not in the habit of making predictions. However, I do anticipate much more interest in these areas of the paranormal, the unexplained and Ghosts in general. I think that with technological advances further proof of the paranormal will be available to us very soon. I use conventional and sometimes just out of the ordinary equipment. I once encountered a a real Ghost once at the Babylon Mardi Gras Float Den that would unplug a radio if he did not like the music that was playing.

I feel that Groups need to stress the & steeps of ghost hunting. The fear of failure to face your own fears, more than anything else, holds people back. It paralyzes action. Couple this with ghost hunting and all is amplified by 10. And it makes failure inevitable. They may take the first step but you must learn to follow through in a timely manner. Tell your self you will investigate a location, by such and such a date physically, that is known to be haunted. So, go research it on the computer first. Then talk to people. Start with your friends and their friends. Then call or visit the haunted location. you don't need to bring anything with you or even go inside. see what you feel about it inside. go as many times as you need to get comfortable with it. Only to bring your equipment when your ready to investigate it. Well, think of it this way. Often you go on vacation, you take photos of what? the things that interest you.

Fortunately, even if you know nothing about the world of ghost chasing, you can begin with a dream of finding or photographing a real ghost, an apparition, or orb in the air, and then build a foundation under it. Once you got it research it further, show it to friends, document their reactions and feelings about what the Ghost photo is, or isn't of.

These Seven Simple Steps To Becoming A Ghost hunter/Paranormal Investigator have helped many that I let tag along with me, I hope it is a help to you and getting your ghost hunting, chasing, or paranormal Investigation under way:

The starting point of many great haunted adventures has been these seven simple steps. This is how many have begun. Remember most in the field of ghost hunting It is a profession that is mostly self taught.


1. Set a goal to capture a ghost on film, or EVP's or witness a haunting.

Back it up with a burning desire to research and get out and do it... Just sitting their reading this is the start, but go seek out a haunting. Investigate the known facts of what others say is happening. Question it! And of course do you believe it?

Did the ghost of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau of New Orleans just visit a downtown Hotel in Florida? It is said she appeared to 300 people and her head flew off and then the furniture shook then she disappeared not before saying " I'll be back"?

Sounds really Crazy? Go find out for your self. Investigate the haunting see if it's the truth! No matter what you hear it is yours to discern if it is true.

2. Begin accumulating friends and family's Ghost stories, ghost photos, or talk about a haunted location, other then already documented cases.

This also a great thing to start for a novice. Talk with friends family or people you work with or meet. You might be surprised at what people close to you know or what they have had happened to them or their family, don't be surprised at what they may tell you. With a regular get together you might start your own haunted group. Or you might go join one with an established group.

Nothing else is possible without this. You can't move forward until you start a learning program. Either your personal learning or as a group it will only spark you to go out and seek a haunting.

3. Use your current Ideas as a springboard to later ghost hunting success. Learn while you earn valuable new insights.

Take the long view. Decide what you can handle and what you won't. Many people will not investigate the spot where a recent murder has occurred. Others will not investigate Suicides, or where the terminally ill have been or mentally disturbed have died. Specialties in haunting and type of ghost, or the choice of what type of haunting you investigate is yours. Historical or recent.

4. Experiment in ways to set up finding a new or different really haunted location and documenting what people have to say.

You might need a little courage to walk up to a stranger and say ...
"Do you think this place is haunted?" I have a friend who met his wife from that statement. It's a great opening line. you might be shocked at the answer you get. Or ask do you believe in ghost.

5. Search for ghost hunting equipment that you already might have.,

Camera's, video or digital recorders voice recorders, flashlights, and etc. Look through the newspapers and on the web for ghost hunting products or equipment you can afford at a good quality and at a reasonable prices.

6. Read everything you can find on your chosen haunted ghost investigating field. Take a haunted walk or city ghost tour. analyze the haunted location and the story you hear. Remember this is a form of research. Check out a haunted cemetery, or haunted American battle Field or haunted house or haunted hotel. Ghost may be right in your back yard and you don't know it.

Remain flexible. Be willing to change your mind if you get different information. It is always good to remain skeptical of anyone's claims as well as what you might uncover. Just because this is one persons account of a haunting it does not mean that yours will be the same. and if it is then your investigation gives validation to theirs. don't be afraid to investigate a well known overly investigated haunting.

You'd be a fool not to, you will see how much new information and details surface to your investigation that will answer your questions and give you more to ponder.

7. Implement your plans with courage and persistence.

Do you know how you will react if you see a ghost? Will your heart race, will you run away? Have complete faith in your ability to succeed and never, ever give up. No two experiences are the same. And here are two steps you can take immediately to start moving toward your personal ghost hunting success:

The most important thing is just to begin. To move forward one step at a time, learning and growing as you go. There's enough haunted ghost stories and their information available in virtually every location of the United States of paranormal happenings for you to become knowledgeable enough to achieve success. But taking the haunted ghost filled first step is a necessity.

Every novice haunted investigations requires an act of faith and courage, a bold leap into the real unknown. Only one in ten people who want to start their own ghost hunts or haunted investigations ever develop enough courage to begin, and enough persistence to continue. They really don't know their fear level until they get out there and do it. And the only thing to be afraid of is that first step. Here follows my 7 steps to starting you on the road to becoming a Ghost Hunter.

Ghost Hunting & Investigating Paranormal Activity may be Adventurous and Fun but Permission should ALWAYS be sought so that Private Residences are Respected, Public buildings Not Trespassed! Abandoned areas should STILL be respected and permission sought to be on them, while Condemned areas should not be trespassed, period - This includes cemeteries also.

Stop by the local police station and ask if it would be permitted for you to be on any area or place, and to also let them know you will be there if it's ok for you to do so, (including permission of owners should be sought). Vandalism is unacceptable, and could land you in jail or any other amount of trouble.

Expert Ghost Help from Gina Lanier
When you need more than an investigation-Free Consultation Email: mskitowhawk@cox.net Or call her Direct today at 504- 915- 5505

 

4. Paranormal Task Force

PARANORMAL TASK FORCE

 

Greg And Judy Myers

If their is anyone that I would personally want to Ghost Hunt beside it would be the entire team of Paranormal Task Force. Greg and Judy Myers in My book or the best and most reliable knowledgeable people in the business. They have also been likened to the married team of Ed and Lorraine Warren.

The Myers have been the directors of Paranormal Task Force www.paranormaltaskforce.com and to date they have investigated many hauntings. The goal of the P.T.F . has been to share information with other groups who are investigating the same type of phenomenon and to help people are plagued by the supernatural.

Greg Myers

Greg Myers - President Founding Director - Lead Investigator - EVP Specialist Administrator MPR Divison. Greg has had personal paranormal encounters since being a teen and has years of paranormal investigative experience. He is well versed with haunting classifications, paranormal investigative techniques and leadership through example. Greg has served as a technician and supervisor while serving in the military and has further enhanced his education and abilities with legal issues while serving over ten years in the legal field. With his background of legal issues, lobbying experience and issue advocation, he hopes to apply these skills to the enactment and strengthening of "haunted house" and "psychological impact" disclosure laws for prospective property owners, tenets and lessees. Greg also has an extensive background in genealogical research and familiarization with record research vital to the research of potential haunted properties.

Greg is one that shares the philosophy that paranormal investigations can come with many unknown dangers which are not properly addressed by most of the paranormal research field. This and other important issues are overlooked and need further advocation to current and future researchers and investigators within this field. Greg adheres to a Humanistic Approach to investigations which always places the client first above everything else.

Greg became part of MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™ in August of 2005 serving as a co-
administrator, lead investigator and EVP specialist. While serving with MPR, Greg became an
instrumental element in the collection and analysis of evidence in a case involving an extreme
"inhuman" haunting and possession. This Haunting was featured on the Discovery Channel's "A
Haunting" series as the Season 3 opener in October 2006. Greg then co-founded PARANORMAL TASK FORCE, Inc. in October 2006. PARANORMAL TASK FORCE™, Inc. is a not for profit incorporation which educates and promotes the awareness of paranormal research as well as other historical and paranormal related issues along with providing assistance to the public and other organizations. MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™ now serves as its non-extreme investigative and research division while other divisions will be launched making Paranormal Task Force™, Inc. a "One Stop" resource for all paranormal needs of clients, the public and other organizations as well.

Greg has been a featured guest on many radio stations across the US, UK, and Canada and has
completed filming earlier this year (2007) with Keith Age and The Booth Brothers for "Children of the Grave" which was released October 2, 2007 on DVD and will show on the SciFi Network in 2008. He also served as a Location Manager for that project. He also completed filming for the Exspiro Productions documentary "The Other Side" which was released in 2007. Greg has also authored articles and short stories concerning his experiences within the paranormal realms and theories related to such which are published on the World Wide Web. Some of these articles and stories have been selected for inclusion in “Weird Hauntings II” and “Weird Missouri” which will be published in the near future.

Greg has also recently been added to the League of Paranormal Gentlemen.

Judy Myers

Judy Myers - First Vice President Founding Director - Sensitive Investigator Administrator ParaVoyance Division

Judy is considered a Clairvoyant and Psychic Medium by many, however Judy has considered this gift "a curse" since childhood. Judy has had a Near Death Experience (NDE) while she was a teenager, an experience which only heightened her gift with its full inclusion into all six areas of perception; Clairvoyance, Clairsentience, Clairaudience, Clairalience, Claircognizance and Clairgustance.

Throughout her life Judy has always been exposed to the paranormal against her own will which has given her a very different perception of both life and the after life. It was finally her husband whose interest of helping others experiencing the darker side of paranormal activity finally brought light to how Judy could apply her gift.

Judy became part of MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™ in August of 2005 serving as an assistant administrator and sensitive investigator. Since serving in the paranormal investigative and research field, Judy has become an invaluable resource in assisting on investigations where her gift has been used partially to determine equipment placement resulting in concrete captures of the unknown. Her gift has also been very beneficial in the determination of haunting sources, potential dangers and allows closure to be brought to clients seeking such. Both research and evidentiary captures have validated her gift as both real and accurate to others.

Judy became an instrumental element in a case involving an extreme "inhuman" haunting and
possession. This Haunting was featured on the Discovery Channel's "A Haunting" series as the Season 3 opener in October 2006. Judy then co-founded PARANORMAL TASK FORCE, Inc. in October 2006.


Paranormal Task Force, Inc. is a not for profit incorporation which educates and promotes the
awareness of paranormal research as well as other historical and paranormal related issues along with providing assistance to the public and other organizations. MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH now serves as its non-extreme investigative and research division.

In July 2007 Judy founded PARAVOYANCE™, a new division of PARANORMAL TASK FORCE™, Inc., devoted to the psychic and other metaphysical aspects of paranormal realms. PARAVOYANCE™ not only assists clients and other divisions of Paranormal Task Force, but also other individuals and organizations as well.

Judy completed filming as a sensitive investigator along with her daughter earlier this year (2007) with Keith Age and The Booth Brothers for "Children of the Grave" which was released on October 2, 2007

 

PARANORMAL TASK FORCE™ is the “One Stop Paranormal Resource Center” with multiple resources, divisions and departments to meet all of your paranormal needs.

We at Paranormal Task Force are a professional team of experienced paranormal investigators and researchers. We combine a unique blend of humanistic values, and scientific techniques which result in a well formulated, balanced tactical approach to paranormal investigations and research.

Along with our adherence to a strict set of protocols and standards, our methods result in superior client satisfaction, collection of quality evidence beneficial to the overall progression of the paranormal field and in some cases bring full closure for the client.

ParaVoyance™ "Your Connection to the Other Side" is devoted to the Clairvoyant (Psychic)
and Metaphysical realms that intertwine with the paranormal. This division provides clients,
and other organizations or groups with such resources to assist with their needs.

PTF understands the importance of the Clairvoyant and Metaphysical aspects within the
paranormal realms. Many times a proven Clairvoyant/Psychic or "Sensitive" as they may call
themselves can be a very valuable attribute to have during client interviews, investigations
and research of a location. Having such can assist in locating equipment for captures,
assessing the situation for unseen dangers, providing valuable leads in researching,
assisting in spirit rescue and making other connections to the other side for specialized
needs. Also in today's modern age, many clients and investigators have taken a more
metaphysical approach in their beliefs and practices resulting in a higher need for assistance
and consultation in these other realms as well.

Weather it is to assist a client or another investigative group, we are here to lend a hand!


This division is administered and led by Judy Myers and Matt Hendrix.

PTF X-TREME™ is devoted to emergent and extreme paranormal situations where the activity
is malevolent, malicious, and negative enough to be causing physical and/or psychological
risks to the client and/or their family. Such situations warrant immediate intervention and
become our highest priority. We utilize multiple resources including a full Faith & Spiritual
Advisory Team to assist in you in your darkest hour. We also provide assistance to other
paranormal and research organizations as needed. This division is administrated and led by
Jeremiah Niere and Bryan McQueen.

5. Peter Haviland

Pete Haviland

Pete Haviland's Lone Star Spirits is one of Texas' oldest paranormal teams, having been formed in 1997 and gained a web presence starting in 1998. Their work has been documented in many books, magazines, local and national TV shows and local, national and internet radio interviews since 1997. As Far As Texas is concerned this is the most knowledgeable group on all the Texas ghost , haunting's and stories you could ever hope to find.

Lone Star Spirits

Lone Star Spirits are available for classes, investigations, speaking engagements, as well as, consultations for television projects. Lone Star Spirits uses high tech equipment like thermal imaging cameras, surveillance equipment, motion triggered cameras, triggered ir cameras, as well as many hand held apparatus( EMF,Trifield Naturals, Anemometers, Air Ion Counters and on Site weather stations) to detect the atmospheric changes during an event and the causes of experiences reported in homes and commercial properties.... With a mixture of this technical data along with Parapsychology principles, and some mediumistic work, Lone Star will get to the cause of your problem. We have consulted, researched, and were part of a few pilots, as well as been on some shows, and use the exposure to promote our investigative work, train, and offer classes. The research is our primary objective. Lone Star has a team of investigators, with many varied backgrounds, and professions that can offer their expertise, advice and opinion on what is happening at your location. Feel free to contact us for your home issues, commercial issues, or if you need a consultant on your project(s). Haviland also appeaars as a co-host weekly on Parahub Radio (Parahub.org) The shows focus on guest concerning Paranormal investigations and music the shows also feature Paranormal news and reports.

Please feel free to contact us:
Web site: www.lonestarspirits.org
Email us at: investigations@lonestarspirits.org
Or call 281-704-9162 for an appointment.

6. Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter

Patti Starr

Patti Starr is the President and owner of Ghost Chasers International, Inc., which is based in Lexington, Kentucky. She is an experienced and accomplished paranormal investigator with a goal to prove that life goes on even after death.

Over many years of paranormal research and ghost investigations, Starr has captured many anomalies in photos, videos and audio's of haunted locations. Patti Starr is very active as a ghost researcher, author, lecturer, consultant, dowser, and teacher. She is also president of her own organization, Ghost Chasers International, Inc. in Lexington, Kentucky. Starr has been teaching ghost hunting courses at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College, in Lexington, Kentucky, for the last six years.

She is currently lecturing at numerous universities, colleges, and libraries throughout the United States. In 2006 Patti Starr was voted as one of the Top Ten Ghost Hunter Paranormal Investigators in America for 2008 at Haunted America Tours.

Patti has appeared in numerous newspaper and magazine articles as well as national television and radio, including BBC. Articles about Patti have appeared in numerous major publications, like the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Patti is also the tour guide for the immensely popular Bardstown Ghost Trek.

She has been featured on national TV, Food Network, “The Best of Fright Food” filmed at the haunted Talbott Tavern, Bardstown, KY and on the A&E Network, “Airline” filmed in Birmingham, AL, at the haunted Sloss Furnaces and a film clip of the investigation on Airline featured on the Montell Williams Show.

In a recent article for Usa Today Patti Starr Said.

Theairwaves are populated with shows such as "Ghost Whisperer," "Medium," "Paranormal State" and "Ghost Hunters."

Viewership of "Ghost Hunters," a reality show on the SCI FI Channel that chronicles investigations by The Atlantic Paranormal Society, or TAPS, has doubled since it debuted in 2004 — growing from 1.3 million viewers to 2.6 million.

The Rhode Island-based society currently has about 80 affiliates in 44 states, twice the number of affiliates it had two years ago. And there are about 800 individual members within those affiliates, up from 300 three years ago.

"Thank God for the 'Ghost Hunters' on SCI FI," said Patti Starr, founder of the Lexington, Ky.-based Ghost Chasers International. "Through that show, I think people see we are really serious about what we do, and they've raised the bar."

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7. Robert M. Hunnicutt

A ghostly encounter 33 years ago in an Arizona theater was the beginning of Bob Hunnicutt’s journey into the world of the ghosts and hauntings. A theater ghost challenged his notions of the existence of life after death and helped him realize that science could not easily explain everything.

Over the last 19 years, Bob has investigated cases of phenomena associated with a wide variety of hauntings at private residences, businesses and historical landmarks throughout the state of Georgia, the Southeast and portions of the Mid-west. He has worked with renowned members of the paranormal community; exorcist Father Andrew Calder, demonologist John Zaffis, paranormal investigator Patrick Burns, ghost hunter Patti Starr, psychics Chip Coffey, Reese Christian and Sharon Johns.

He is the founder and director of the Georgia Ghost Society and the Central Georgia representative for the American Ghost Society; has been a featured investigator at Paranormal Underground events held at the Talbott Tavern in Bardstown Kentucky and the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio. He regularly speaks at local colleges, historical societies and paranormal conferences that include OmegaCon in Birmingham Alabama, GhoStock6 in Savannah Georgia, the Mid-South Paranormal Conference in Louisville and ScareFest in Lexington Kentucky.

He has been the featured guest on radio programs that include Coast to Coast AM, Ghostly Talk Radio, The X Zone Radio Show, Pulse Paranormal Radio in England and the nationally syndicated Lisa Birnbach Show. Bob has been involved in media projects with Turner South and Kim Eason Productions in Atlanta and is currently working with Southlan-Films on a documentary series titled “The Seekers, Investigating Southern Haunts”.

Contact The Georgia GhostsSociety at 478-238-1701 or visit their website http://www.georgiaghostsociety.com/contact_us.html

 

8. Alan Rupnick

Alan Rupnick is thirty-six years old and resides in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He has had an enthusiastic interest in ghosts and haunted locations since he was a child. While he has dabbled in the field since 1989 when he had his second unexplained encounter with the paranormal, he began his most serious research in 1998.


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In 2001 Alan founded the paranormal investigations team Apparitions Inc. The team investigated several haunted locations and cemeteries in their time together. Their most noteworthy being the Historic Karsten Inn located in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. The group disbanded in 2003.

Alan continued his research and to this day studies alone or on occasion with close friends and other research teams.

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Alan spent a lot of his time researching and talking with others online. Though he believed the Internet was a great wealth of information he felt that it was too spread out and a lot of work was required to find new and relevant information. Keeping in touch with others in the field also proved to be a time consuming problem.

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Alan has always had a love for computers and the Internet. He had educated himself in the art of web development and loved building web sites. He decided he would put his skills to use to create a place where all who loved the paranormal could gather, share information and stay in touch. On November 15, 2006 he launched IAmHaunted.com, a paranormal community that was like no other. It was an idea that was long over due and the site is growing in leaps and bounds. It is without a doubt one of the most visited paranormal sites on the Internet today.

Research
Alan continues his research today. Currently he is conducting experiments on the Ouija Board and EVP. He is also researching cold spots, electromagnetic fields, battery drain and other phenomenon that takes place in a haunted location. He believes that the current explanations don’t have any scientific foundation and are just generic answers given when people are cornered with a tough question and don’t have a legitimate answer.

 

CONTACT ALAN RUPNICK HERE http://www.iamhaunted.com/contact-us/

9. Shannon McCabe

Shannon Mccabe

Shannon McCabe is the president of the largest paranormal group in California, Haunted & Paranormal Investigations International (H.P.I. International). She has been studying the paranormal for 13 years and has a very successful and amazing core group of investigators that she works with.

Shannon has also been chosen to host an episode of a new paranormal series called "Conversations with a Serial Killer" out of the UK, airing in late 2008. She and fellow investigator and Celebrities Psychic, Nancy Bradley, also have another TV show together called "Ghost Girls". www.snmproductionsco.com/ghostgirls.html

sHANNON MCCABE with psychic NANCY BRADLEY of GOLD RUSH GHOSTS PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS and SHANNON MCCABE of H.P.I. PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS, the two major
paranormal investigative organizations in the world, have TEAMED UP for you to watch and learn from them as you enjoy their hair raising antics on a series of DVD'S. This is your opportunity to go along with them on their fantastic JOURNEYS INTO THE UNKNOWN.

The first in the series of GHOST GIRLS is a reenactment of true stories connected to NANCY 'S HAUNTED OFFICE in Placerville California . It is a lighthearted spoof that is entertaining and fun for all, yet enlightening in its honest assessment of the ghosts and spirits that reside there. This is a building worth seeing and enjoying as you feel the presence that resides within...

Call Shannon McCabe 1-888-709-4HPI or Visit www.HPIparanormal.net

 

10. LISA LEE HARP WAUGH

Lisa Lee Harp Waugh

Lisa Lee Harp Waugh Is a necromancer in the 21st century. She is by what may call a real conduit to the world of the dead. She dressers in ceremonial robes, draws magical circles on the floor and commands spirits from Heaven, Hell and all places in between to appear before her and communicate with the living. As a teenager she studied heavily The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish and The Grand Grimoire by A.E Waite, the Malleus Maleficarum and anything she could get her hands on by the great by Eliphas Levi, John Dee and the great beast, Aleister Crowley.

A professional Necromancer and founder of the Sorcerers Guild of greater Houston and Galveston, Texas. Waugh has been practicing and conducting rituals for many paranormal investigators for over 20 years. Waugh also paints many spiritual and common murals and lives in a small Texas town with her three dogs. She also over the years makes ceremonial candles and is active in ghost hunting in the deep South. Summoning the dead to communicate with the living is a natural daily occurrence for Waugh. "I have been doing this since I was a child." " When I lived in Galveston, Texas about 15 years ago, I was introduced to the ancient rights of ceremonial Necromancy as a ritual by a great shaman called Freebird, and because of him and his diligence to the art, I still practice it until this day." "However, if a spirit has something vital to impart to you, they will call upon you, not vice-versa and no ritual is needed".

Waugh also owned and managed a Candle Shop in Galveston, Texas for many years that catered to the eclectic patrons taste of many of the states visitors and just curious.

Necromantic practitioners such as Waugh conducts, and entails respect and reverence not only for the spirits of the dead, but for the spirits of Hell, Heaven and all places in between.

Waugh is often compared today in her facial features and many similar practices as being a modern Dr. John Dee. He of course was one of the most fascinating characters of the Elizabethan period just as Waugh is recognized as such in modern times. The events of Dee's life are filled with science, experiments, astrology and mathematics which he aligned with magic, the supernatural and alchemy! All of which is Waugh's personal passion and driven honest beliefs. These are also stead fast traditions she does and true in practicing openly. A few of her select followers say she is the actual reincarnation of John Dee. Waugh also practices astrology, and is very continuously studying the Black Arts.

Waugh is a very active ghost hunter and also uses a version of Frank's Box to channel spirits and get predictions and answers from the other side.

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GHA exists to research and investigate the alleged actual existence of ghosts.

This web site can be used to find out more about one of the America's most professional paranormal investigation and research organizations.

Navigate around the site to find out more about how we operate, about our Features Paranormal Investigation teams, previous investigations. Ghost Tours where your chance of seeing or encountering a real ghost is more then likely.

Ghost Hunters of America was formed as a clearing house for reports of ghosts, haunting's, poltergeist and life after death encounters. The society members actively research and investigate all reports that come their way including private homes and businesses. The society also analyzes alleged spirit photographs, video and audio tapes that they come across from ordinary people or society members.

You can contact Lisa Lee Harp Waugh directly by email with questions or requests for media interviews or personal appearance request at: onthebaylisa@aol.com

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