Greetings to all of you who continue to visit this page and see how our progress is going! This past month (May to June) has been a month that has provided us with many learning experiences. We have not only learned that we need to purchase yet another camcorder, but discovered that there were mistakes made with the camcorder that resulted in evidence being lost. Film was not deleted in this instance, but more so just not shot correctly. For that reason there is no video evidence of things like fluctuations in the EMF Field and all things had to be considered personal experience.
While issues with the camcorder had proven to be a setback for us, the DVR stepped right up to present the greatest challenge ever. What is this challenge you may ask? Getting the footage into video editing software! Most of us with a newer piece of equipment are recording in h.264 format for the higher compression in comparison to Mpeg-4. However, what we soon came to discover is that not one program could play this type of file! This included Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Quick time, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, and a few other programs. In total, 8 different programs were downloaded in an effort to convert this file and when one did finally work (OJO Soft), the resulting conversion file left us with video loss and some quirky fluctuations with the time stamp on the DVR footage. However, after a few weeks of messing with this and god knows how many drinks, a solution was finally born. While I hope to further refine this process, the important thing is that I was able to get it to work and thus was able to finally put footage on the website.
Now that we (you) have finished the investigation and the review of all materials, the time has come to share the evidence with the world (confidentiality permitting). If you are using a Swann DVR that records in h.264, you will need to go to their website and download their .avi converter. This will take the file and make it viewable in most applications. For this task I went with VLC's software based upon a conversation I had with Larry Flaxman. It turned out that his recommendation was the key component to viewing the file and figuring out a solution from there. However, the battle was not over! Next, the only solution that I could find (after a week) was to use TuneBite 7.0 to record screen to screen. This resulted in no video loss or time-stamp issues at all.
While investigations can be a lot of fun, the work that is required afterword is always a more tedious task than we expect. This was a lesson that we as a team had to learn and most importantly overcome. The reality was that we stopped all investigations until this situation could be resolved which was the best decision to make. However, now that we know how to overcome this obstacle we are ready to get back out there and begin further work on our multiple theories. I wish the best to all of you out there doing the same thing that we are and may we someday find the solution that we all seek.
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About Kaban Mathias Esoterikos Paranormal
I developed an interest in the paranormal at a very young age when I was attacked by a demon (Succubus) at the age of 5 and taken to a realm that I have never seen before. While people often associate this with sleep paralysis, such was not the case for me and somehow I managed to escape this situation. Around the age of 16 I began to become involved with Wicca and started a long course of study that still continues to this day. Through the education I have gained while studying Wicca I have been able to make many connections between those things that we always question as people.
It was during my time in the Army when I was attacked by an apparition in Bosnia that really ignited more of a search into the world of the paranormal and all things associated with it. I began to not only continue my studies within the craft, but also continued my studies in Christian Theology and became ordained as well in my later years. While I do not practice or use this ordination, it provided the opportunity to develop a more well rounded perspective on the battle between both sides, the paranormal in general, and the idea of life and death as well.
The reason I formed this team was to find a way to bridge the gap between the living and the dead while still seeking to scientifically prove the theories that we come up with as a team. One approach that has been invaluable with this team is that we are entirely comprised of people with an eclectic background and a many years of experience combined. It is my hope that we will be able to fill in the pieces of the puzzle through not only investigations, but on-going education as well.
Cassie - Co-Founder/Research/Investigator
Cassie has been interested in ALL things paranormal and mysterious since childhood. As a youngster, she would constantly research unexplainable phenomena such as the Loch Ness monster, extraterrestrial life, Sasquatch, extrasensory perception, ghosts and other things of that nature and form her own theories about them. She has only grown more fascinated with these subjects as the years have passed. Being on a paranormal research team has always been a dream of hers, and now with the formation of EPRT, it is one she will be able to fulfill. Although she has never had a personal paranormal experience, she does not doubt the existence of such things, and in fact, she believes it makes her a better investigator. While she’s not working on EPRT stuff, Cassie is usually looking for work and a way to pursue a career in dance.
Ron - Investigator/Demon Studies
My experience with supernatural forces is very limited, but I look forward to experiencing and being a witness to such occurrences. I'm interested but skeptical, which makes me desire proof that what is happening is beyond natural phenomena. To study and become knowledgeable in Demons, gives me insight into the what, how, and who they are. They are more than just the "layman's" idea of what the term "Demon" connotates. People very close to me have had paranormal experiences with Demons, and I believe their stories. Most people would say they are afraid of Demons. I am looking forward to having contact with them and learning first hand, who and what they are. If anyone is bothered by Demons and needs assistance, please contact this group. .
Mallorie - Investigator
Mallorie has had an interest in the paranormal since her early childhood years. However, one event in particular from the earliest of years stands out to her the most.
Many moons ago Mallorie went to the cemetery with her mother to visit the grave-site of her Great-Grandmother who had been laid to rest prior to her being born. It was during this visit that Mallorie left the car and her mother and proceed toward a grave that she had never visited before; that of her Great-Grandmother. What is most remarkable about this occurrence is that she had never been to the grave before and upon arrival to the grave itself she simply uttered the word "Grandma." Psychic experience or paranormal phenomena...who knows.
Over the years Mallorie has had many other experiences that have been not only seen, but also audibly heard and felt at various locations. She considers these to be learning experiences and hopes to find some of the answers to her questions through investigating and researching the paranormal.
James - Investigator
James was involved in a horrible car crash at a young age where he suffered the loss of his mother. He nearly lost his life as well and spent the next six weeks in the intensive care unit at the hospital. From that point on, his life had changed forever as a connection with the paranormal and occurrences had been developed. Over the years since this tragic event James has had many different experiences at a variety of places and around a variety of people. James states that:
"Good and Evil supernatural forces manifest in many different forms. For some, this is difficult to understand and truly accept. I am ready to accept these challenges from anyone who needs assistance regarding the paranormal realm."
Rev. Karen - Special Services
Rev. Karen is a member of our team who provides what we like to call "Special Services." These services differ from normal investigation as they come at the request of the client and are not generally offered unless there is a situation that may require such things. Rev. Karen joins us as a Shrine Keeper and First Degree Clergy member and is available for smudging, cleansing of both home and person(s), and the formulation of circles of protection. Rev. Karen has been a practicing Wiccan for over 30 years and has now become part of a tradition that she loves. In addition, she is also a Reiki Master/Teacher and offers these services as well.