Saturday, 14 December 2013

Ray Jorden






It's been a little while since I’ve written a “Paranormal Investigator: Past & Present” blog, to be quite frank, I needed a break from writing. The blog will be up and running again soon, but the PI blog will be a little more sporadic, and perhaps only once a month, allowing me more time to concentrate on other topics I wish to present here, and over at The Haunts of Adelaide blog.



Today, I am going to introduce to you a good friend and colleague of mine Mr Ray Jorden, some of you may already know him from his previous work with “The Paranormal 5” television show in the UK, or paranormal  radio show “Haunted 911”. Ray's Magazine column in Ghost Voices Magazine or by his regular hosting gigs, such as that of hosting his long time friend , Ian Lawman's, “Buried Alive” event at Dudley Castle in the UK.
If you haven’t heard of Ray before, you will soon know his name from the Australian production of “Haunting: Australia” due to air on Foxtel's “Syfy” channel in February in Australia, and in the UK in April, on UKTV's “Really” channel.

Ray was born in the southern English town of Salisbury in the county of Wiltshire, a historic location sometimes described as “The City in the Countryside”, Salisbury is home to a Gothic Cathedral that holds the “Magna Carta” and is only minutes drive from the world famous Stonehenge, a place of mystery and intrigue for many paranormal investigators.

Allen: "Ray, how did you become interested in ghosts and the paranormal?"
Ray: “ I have been interested in the paranormal for over 30 years, actually since I was five years old, when my cousin and myself use to play in the summer holidays at my grandfather’s house in the basement, we use to look for ghosts and ghoulish monsters, so my journey began then. I used to read books in private and in secret growing up, never daring to tell anyone in case they thought I was weird or bizarre.
Then in 1999 my two best friends passed away three months apart, so this set a new journey for me, I wanted to know more about, once were dead are we dead, and this journey has led me to this point.

Ray with Ian Lawman at Circular Quay - Sydney, Australia
Allen: Have you had anything you would deem “paranormal” occur in your life?
Ray: “ I have seen my grandmother when I was very young, I was playing in my grandfather’s garden, I looked up and saw my grandmother looking at me, even though I knew she had died 3 or six months before I could not understand why she was looking at me and why she was there, so I looked away looked back and she was gone. That is the most personal occurrence I have had on a personal level. “

Allen: “What led you to become a paranormal investigator/researcher?
Ray: “I can’t believe we just cease to exist, in my opinion. We go somewhere, or do we go where we want to go? So this is what I wanted to find out and one reason I became an investigator."

Allen: “ How has becoming an investigator changed your life?”
Ray: “ Every investigation I learn something new and I have to admit working within this field it’s a never ending road of self-discovery and learning things about yourself that you never knew, I am proud of this and embrace it as I believe you can never stop learning and you can never stop learning about yourself.”

As I mentioned earlier, Ray worked with a team on television called “The Paranormal 5”, but this wasn't his first team or investigations, so I asked Ray, “What his first, or previous teams had been named?”
Ray and Gaurav Tiwari at Circular Quay Sydney, Australia
Ray: "My very first investigation team I founded with a friend of mine and the team was called Jorden Williams Paranormal. My role was executive founder within the team, I also use to source the locations and was responsible for the investigation coordination for the night."

Of course, every team, and budding investigator needs somewhere to hone their skills, and practice their craft...
Allen: “Do you have a favourite place to investigate or location you've investigated?"
Ray: “I can honestly say I do not have a favourite location to investigate, each location is a real pleasure to have had the opportunity to explore, but if I had to say it has to be Woodchester Mansion, just so many tales and stories, ghost sightings and previous evidence caught, it’s a thrilling location.”

It's all about the evidence, I asked Ray what he thinks is the best thing he has captured...
Allen: “What is your best piece of evidence you have captured, and can you tell me about why it is good?”
Ray: “ I think as a collective with the “Haunting: Australia” team we collected some really compelling evidence, but personally it was on location at one of Salisbury’s oldest pubs or “chop house” as it was known called The Haunch of Venison. Myself and the team were sitting in a U shape in the restaurant on the first floor, I could see everyone to my left and to my right as I was sitting in the middle, this way I could view everyone’s position.
It was quiet, so Samantha said she was getting up to move across the room to have a look, as she returned from her little walk round, just as she was heading towards us, this all mighty crashing sound was heard, I thought someone had smashed the windows in, but that wasn’t the case. Lights went on and logically we were trying to work out what this might have been, I looked under the table (which was free from any objects on the top surface) and found a heaving silver dinner knife on the floor. When we first went in the room, we did a sweep of the floor and tables as to record and document any objects, as to know what was where, or what wasn’t there before, we checked this against finding the knife and it wasn’t recorded as being there before!!!!!! So we cant say it was paranormal, but we can say it was very unexplained and coincidental with the noise and the knife.”

Allen: “Ray, everyone who investigates the paranormal, generally has a favourite piece of equipment, can I ask, what is your favourite piece of equipment, and why?”
Ray: “ I really like using the voice recorder on investigation and I really enjoy using simple trigger objects as well as my own senses, we are in fact in many ways a great piece of equipment using our own senses. “

Ray and Myself about to eat dinner in the Blue Mountains NSW
Ray doesn’t run any Ghost Tours, like many of my previous guests to the blog, but he does get asked to appear at events, on the subject, Ray had this to say...
Ray: “ I often get asked to appear at Ghost Hunting Nights at various locations around the UK. I have to admit this is something I have enjoyed and have spent some amazing investigation nights with some lovely people of the general public. I have a few lined up towards the end of 2013.”

(With this in mind, if you are looking for Ray to host an event or to appear at an event please feel free to contact him via his website on the link below in this article )

Ray has done a ton of Media work, and this would be an extremely long blog if I were to list all the work he had done, it is a rather extensive list, and can be found on his website (Link below), but here is a short list of some of his appearances:
ITV’s The Paranormal 5 (8 part TV series)
Vision Paranormal (Vision News) (3 episodes)
The Kevin Mooore Show (Sky TV)
The Sporah Show (Ben TV)
Live in London (Brookiewood TV)
Ghostly Getaways (TV Pilot)
Screamers (TV Pilot)
Paranormal Magazine
Haunted Magazine
Society Magazine
Ghost Voices Magazine
Salisbury Life Magazine



Rayleen Kable and Ray at Circular Quay, Sydney NSW
It has been an honour and pleasure to interview Ray and share the interview with you all. I had the pleasure of not only investigating with Ray on “Haunting:Australia”, but also inviting Ray (and the rest of the cast) to my home for a BBQ Kangaroo dinner, cooked by lovely Wife Karen, making the whole event of our overseas visitors coming to Australia to investigate just a little more personal.
I hope you, constant reader have enjoyed this little view into Ray's past...

You can look forward to seeing more of Ray Jorden in 2014 with the release of “Haunting: Australia”, in the meantime you can follow Ray on various internet sites listed below.

Ray Jorden Official Website – www.rayjorden.com

Ray Jorden with the cast of "Haunting: Australia", Ian Lawman, Guarav Tiwari, Robb Demarest, Rayleen Kable, Allen Tiller and Allens wife (hiding behind Allen), Karen Tiller - taking a break between shooting at Gledswood Homestead, NSW



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Sunday, 22 September 2013

PI:Past & Present: Edmund Gurney

Edmund Gurney



Born at Hersham England in March 1847, Gurney was a Musician, an English Psychologist and Psychic Researcher.

Gurney was a avid learner, studying music for most of his youth, but being dissatisfied by his own execution, he went on to study medicine, not to practice it, but just for his own interest. He studied Physics, Chemistry and Physiology. He then went on to to study Law in 1881.

Gurney's interests expanded with his knowledge of life and death, and the world in general, soon he became interested in the world of seances and medium-ship and found himself Co-founder of the Society of Psychical Research, one of the longest running and most respected paranormal related organisations in the world.
Amongst Gurney's study and experimentation was the subjects of “thought-transference” and hypnotism, of which he co-wrote many volumes on.
With other members of The Society, Gurney's experiments would try and establish patterns and evidence for telepathy and hallucinations, many of the experiments were chronicled in the book “Proceedings for the Society of Psychical Research” and Gurney's own essay “Hallucinations”

Gurney's work would later become very controversial amongst his contemporaries as it claimed his assistant, George Smith, a well known theatrical performer, was using stage illusion and theatrical trickery to falsify results.
Douglas Blackburn, Smiths partner in performance, publicly admitted fraudulent activities in 1908 and 1911, of which Smith later denied.


Edmund Gurney died in 1888 from an overdose of Chloroform, it was widely thought at the time, that he had indeed committed suicide.

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Sunday, 15 September 2013

PI:Past & Present: Loyd Auerbach

Loyd Auerbach








Loyd Auerbach, a noted author and public speaker about many paranormal subjects has been involved in the paranormal community since sometime in the early 1980's. In 1978 he received a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology, and by 1986 released his first book “ ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologists Handbook”.
Mr Auerbach founded the “Office of Paranormal Investigations” in 1989, the OPI website is an interesting and detailed place for information based on Mr Auerbachs findings and methods. His team consists of paranormal investigators and consultants who are interested in “psi” related phenomena such as psychic and extrasensory perceptions, but also delve into the world of ghost hunting and spiritualism.
Mr Auerbach was also a Consulting Editor and a columnist for FATE magazine from 1991 to 2004, possibly the longest running and most respected “para” magazine, with its first print run in spring of 1948.
Loyd Auerbach is also a professional mentalist and “psychic entertainer”, He performs under the pseudonym “Professor Paranormal” for private and corporate functions. He is also the on the Board of Directors for the “Psychic Entertainers Association” of which he also served as Preseidnet from 2001 to 2005



More recently Mr Auerbach has created a program through the HCH Institute called “Parapsychological Studies Certification Program”, which offers on campus and distance learning, and is registered with the State of California.
On top ODF this program Mr Auerbach is also on the faculty of Atlantic University where he teaches an online graduate course titles “Principles of Parapsychology”
Amongst his other credits is being the “Public information and Media Consultant” to the American Society for Psychical Research”
Currently Loyd Auerbach is on the Advisory board for the Rhine Research Center.



An unrelated fact about Mr Auerbach is that he is also a professional chocolatier, and produces chocolate under his brand name “haunted by Chocolate”





Here is a list of Loyd Auerbachs books
The Ghost Detectives' Guide to Haunted San Francisco (2011, ISBN 978-1-61035-007-5).
 A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium (2005, ISBN 978-1-933177-04-5).
 Hauntings & Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide (2004, ISBN 978-1-57951-072-5),
 Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal (2004, ISBN 978-1-57951-067-1),
 Mind Over Matter (1996, ISBN 978-1-57566-047-9)
Reincarnation, Channelling and Possession: A Parapsychologist's Handbook (1993, ISBN 978-0-446-36333-4)
 Psychic Dreaming: A Parapsychologist's Handbook (1991, ISBN 978-0-446-36056-2)






Loyd Auerbach's has also been involved in many television shows, as well as appearing on air in various programs. He has made appearances on paranormal-related programs for the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, The Learning Channel, A&E, the History Channel, theSci Fi Channel and TechTV.



Read More about Loyd Auerback here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyd_Auerbach
http://www.fatemag.com/
http://mindreader.com/

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

PI:Past & Present: Erin Mallette



Hailing from Hastings  Minnesota USA, today we speak to Erin Mallette, Director of Hastings Paranormal Team.

 Allen: "Erin, how did you become interested in the paranormal?"
Erin: “My farthest back memory of anything out of the ordinary was playing with "fairies" in my great grandmother's garden...since then I've been a fan of odd and gardening....”

Allen: Erin, have you had anything you would deem “paranormal”, or “supernatural” occur in your life?
Erin: “ Too many things to actually list...as a teen and young adult I let the 'fever' die back and shut things off...but when I took a job at an ice cream parlour here in town I heard a strange noise in the back room.  The kids who worked there as well as myself had
always had strange things going on during our shifts, but I went to check on it and found a man standing by our power boxes back there behind our trash can with his arms outstretched to me.  He didn't say anything and turned and walked right through the wall there....I proceeded to run towards the spot and feel the wall for any openings or whatever....  I had to go to our city hall and do some research and found that during the '50's the place was a diner owned by a couple.  The wife was a terrible flirt and cheat, the husband hanged himself in what was the kitchen area...the back room of the ice cream shop....I believe that's who I saw there.  Since then my curiosity is unquenchable!!"
Allen: “How has becoming a paranormal investigator changed your life? 

Erin “Becoming an investigator has been a mind opening experience...actually, I am a Christian and it has opened my faith and also tended to back up my learning experiences.  I'm not the sort to claim all paranormal is demonic either...just the sort to question the spiritual world as we're actually supposed to.  I don't know if ghosts exist....there are strange things out there though that some folks claim are ghosts.  I don't know what it is, but my mind races trying to figure it all out sometimes....which I may never do, but in the meantime, I'm busy, right...and that's a good thing!”


Erin loves to investigate private homes, It gives her a chance to interact and help someone in need, and possibly debunk something that may be causing fear to the members of the home, this in turn offers understanding through educating the client, and peace within their home.

Erin has also been privileged enough to investigate the Old South Pittsburg Hospital in Tennessee, considered one of the most
haunted places in Tennessee – Erin had this to say of the hospital
 “ It was amazing due to the amount of activity going on there on a daily basis.  We were 'locked in' for two days and nights and obtained numerous EVPS and actually caught some interesting things on the night vision cameras that were set up.“
   
Another place of great interest to Erin and the Hastings Paranormal team is Pachyderm Recording Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, USA. Erin and team investigated the studio a few years agon, but a change of ownership has blocked re-entry of the premises for now
Erin ”We investigated here a few years ago and have been wanting to go back since then, but it was up for sale and then sold and haven't worked things out with the new owner although he seems interested.  A recording studio whose property abuts what used to be the sanitarium for the area...not to mention the recording acts who have been there (Nirvana, Live...etc...) and the lifestyles of those who have stayed there have created some fascinating energy there.  We obtained a couple of the most interesting still shots I've ever taken there and numerous evps.  A very active location!”

Another great location , (sure to make some of our Australian readers jealous) is The Villisca Ax Murder House, in Villisca, Iowa, USA a very well known location after being exposed on international TV via the Travel Channels “Ghost Adventures” team. Erins thoughts on the house? That it has been “over investigated”
I asked Erin if she had any interesting stories related to her investigations she could share with us all...
Erin: “ We were investigating at a cafe here in Hastings and another investigator and I were in the basement....we saw a thin outline of a man pass right between us followed by a large black shadow type of man(?)...then the very air in the room seemed to turn a deep red color.  We followed the shadow to various rooms in the basement where after a few minutes in each room we seemed to be led...the air took on the same deep red hue.  It did not show on our cameras or any other device that could have documented it however so even though it happened you'd have to take our word for it.”

Allen: “Has anything you cannot explain yourself, or that would deem “paranormal”, ever happened on an investigation that you have been involved with? 
Erin “ I wish I could share it all with you!!  On our recent excursion to Old South Pittsburg Hospital, however, we were just entering the building and coming down the hallway by the nurses station when I saw a woman walk across the hall at the end...I thought there was maybe another team there or something but it was just the owners and who I saw was neither of them.  We did catch on a night vision camera something following us across the same hallway and a door opening completely by itself...possibly more as well as we haven't been through all of our audio/video from this one yet.”

Allen :”What is your best piece of evidence you have captured, and can you tell me about why it was a good capture?   
Erin “ Something following us down a hallway as aforementioned....it is extremely rare to catch actual video evidence of anything at all.  Also, I have a favorite evp....it seems to predominantly be a woman's voice, but it also seems like a multitude that we obtained from a restaurant here in town that says,  "We're dead...what do you want with us here?"  This is good because they seem to realize their situation and are as curious about us as we are about them.”
Like most modern paranormal investigators, Erin is very much a fan of EVP work, and list her voice recorder as one of her favourite pieces of para-tech to use whilst investigating.



Hastings Paranormal Team run Information Presentations at their local library, if you are in the local area and wish to attend, please follow the links to to the teams website at the bottom of the interview.
Erin has also appeared as a guest on “ The Secret Lives of Women: Women in the Paranormal” a reality television program that features on the WE (Womens Entertainment) Channel.
Erin has also been a guest on various local radio programs and on “Fringe Radio” as a guest of Annie Wilder

You can find Erin and Hastings Paranormal Team by following the links below:
   www.hastingsparanormalteam.com 

or 
https://www.facebook.com/HastingsParanormalTeam?ref=hl




Many thanks to Erin and the Hastings Paranormal Team for allowing me to interview you, I, and my team wish you all the best with your investigations, It has truly been a pleasure interviewing you :) - Allen Tiller

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

P.I.: Past & Present: Tasmanian Paranormal Research and Investigations

Tasmanian Paranormal Research and Investigations

Today we meet Peter and Ryan from Tasmanian Paranormal Research and Investigation in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Peter is lead investigator and founder of the team and Ryan acts as the team historian and researcher.
Both men have had experiences with paranormal phenomena which piqued their interest and led them to finding each other and becoming team mates. Ryan, originally from Adelaide, had moved to Tasmania, and found Peter through Victorian team Australian Paranormal Society's facebook Page ( I profiled Bill Tabone from APS in an earlier blog)


Peter, who was born in Hobart, had always had an interest in the paranormal, and read a lot of stories about ghosts through that interest, but it wasn't until he began watching UK television show Most Haunted that he decided he wanted to go out and seek answers for himself. Peter is still sceptical about what he has experienced, and what is going on out there, but tells me has seen things he cannot explain.
Ryan too has stories of unexplainable occurrences, that piques his interest in the paranormal even more “ I’ve had several paranormal experiences I can’t explain the first starting when I was about 9-10. I was at a camp with the football team I was a part of at the time and we went to an old castle located near Victor Harbour South Australia called Mount Brecken which is now an aged care facility as far as I know. I was one of the first people to enter the building and I swear I saw what looked to me to be a full body apparition of a nun or old woman in period clothing glide across the top storey of stairs from left to right although I never told anyone at the time what I saw.

Both men have had their eyes opened to a world most dont care to know exists, their studies and research have expanded their minds, led them to ask questions, seek answers and search deeper into the unknown

Being a really new team in the paranormal community the team hasn’t had too many investigations as of yet, but that doesn’t mean they haven't had quality investigations! They have been to the Hobart Penitentiary Chapel, a pace that the team loves because of the history and the stories associated with it, this is also a place the team got “some cool orb movement”.

Peter also tells me the team had an experience at The Sandy Bay Battery where they saw a set of glowing green eyes in a place where no-one could explain how they got there, in the same area the team also experienced moving shadows in a tunnel and in Princess Park, Peter experienced his first cold spot, a sensation he cannot explain that also coincided with a camera malfunction


  The team is still collecting equipment and studying how to use it most effectively, they are making plans for many new investigations, and also making many new friends across the country and the world from which they can learn and share experiences.

We wish the team good luck on their future endeavours and look forward too seeing them progress through their journey of discovery.

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

P.I. : Past & Present: Dr William G Roll


Dr William Roll


William Roll was born 3rd of July 1926 in Bremen, Germany, where his Father was an American vice-Consul. His Mother was of Danish origins, and due to this he attended Holte Gymnasium in Denmark. Later he received a BA from the University of Berkley, a B. Litt and M. Litt from Oxford University and a Ph.D from Lund University.


In his time William become a President of the Parapsychological Association and also a lifetime member of said Association.
Dr Roll had a lifelong infatuation with his work, in 2957, he moved to Durham in north Carolina USA to a position working at the Parapsychology Laboratory at Duke University, under then incredible J.B Rhine, who is often known as the “ Father of Modern Parapsychology”.
It was under Rhine that Dr Roll began his extensive research into poltergeist phenomena, which would soon become one of the most studied parapsychology subjects, and one in which Dr Roll contributed the most of his talent and work.
Between 1964 and 1985, Dr. William Roll conducted countless experiments as the Director of the Psychical Research Foundation, testing numerous psychics and the effects of extra-sensory perception, it was also during this time he coined the phrase RSPK or, “Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis”
Some of my readers here may recognise Dr Roll from his appearances on Unsolved Mysteries and the Discovery Channel series “A Haunting”, he also appeared on various other TV documentaries and specials.

Dr William “Bill” Roll was truly dedicated to his research, and during his time he contributed over one hundred scientific papers, edited eleven volumes of “Research in Parapsychology”, contributed articles to anthologies and wrote four books:
The Poltergeist
Theory and Experiment in Psychical Research
Unleashed: Of Poltergeists and Murder: The Curious Story of Tina Resch
Psychic Connections (with Lois Duncan)

Dr Roll also received the Outstanding Career Award from the Parapsychological Association and in 2002 he received the Tim Dinsdale Memorial Award from the Society for Scientific Exploration. 

Dr William Roll died on the 9th of January 2012, he is survived by his wife Lydia, his daughter Lise and sons Leif and William G Role III, plus 7 grandchildren

Many in the parapsychology world speak positive things of Dr William G. Roll, he was known as a devoted and loving Father (and Grandfather) and a man who enjoyed the great outdoors, hiking, sailing and travelling the world.
Forever known as a lover of animals and to everyone who met him as a man full of warmth and kindness...may his work and memory live on...

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

PI - Past & Present - Gertrude Schmeidler


Gertrude Schmeidler


As a past President of Parapsychological Association in New York, USA, Gertrude Schmeidler has long been admired for her extensive career and balance with home life. An Professor Emerita of Psychology at City University New York, Gertrude is also a Mother and Grandmother





Gertrude started her career as an experimental psychologist with research into perception and memory, and in 1942, whilst working part time at Harvard, Gertrude sat in on a seminar that completely changed her perspective and future.
Gardener Murphy was instructing on psychical research, and it was this seminar that changed the future for Gertrude, his explanations and recommendations for future readings would lead her on to a path of research, experiments and discovery.

Gertrude's experiments tried to address criticism that ESP is a fact without a theory, she divided her subjects into “Goats” (people who totally reject and type of ESP of being a possibility) and “Sheep” (people who had small to firm belief in the subject). She was able to ascertain that the “goats” would always have lower results in testing, as they chose not believe that the test could work.
Through her work, and the rebuttal of criticism, Gertrude was able to establish 4 outcomes that rebutted criticism.
1 – Different aspects of personality have differing results on personality, which as it turns out, is true also in psychological theory.
2 – Telepathy can transmit information, but can also block information about ESP or block particular abilities.
3 - Precognition, is reality, and people have a wide range of unexplored stimuli.

4 – Psychokinesis is an effect that needs to balanced with physical changes elsewhere, in other words, we can influence things around us.

Gertrude did extensive experimentation with students on ESP and PK, some were financed by the company behind the invention of the Xerox machine, but, through out all her experiments, she could never define one rigorous enough, but practical enough, to obtain the desired outcomes she hypothesised.
Often a lack of money into this area of research stalled her efforts as well.


Gertrude will always be remembered as a dedicated woman in this field, searching for answers to the unknown






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Sunday, 28 July 2013

P.I.: Past & Present - Simon Coleman




Simon Coleman


 Many things deemed paranormal have happened in the life of Simon Coleman, Founder of Wraith Paranormal Research and Investigation, in Launceston Tasmania.
Simon has always had an interest in paranormal subjects, starting out listening to stories about old haunted houses around the suburbs of where he lived as a child.




As a child he had “hallucinations” in which he saw people in the family home that no-one else could see, from this his curiosity stemmed, which eventually led him to seeing some amazing, and some sickening occurrences.
As a young man, Simon was involved in a seance, whilst nothing “paranormal” happened during the event, it was on his was home that Simon began to experience phenomena he couldn't explain. His climate controlled car was set for a comfortable 24 degrees, but suddenly, halfway home on his drive home, the temperature dropped dramatically, to the point where it was suddenly freezing cold within the car, a bone chill even turning the heater to maximum could not move on.
At the same time a feeling of paranoia overtook Simon, who suddenly got a feeling someone else was in the car with him, in the back-seat. Out of concern, he pulled over to check the car, and at this point, the atmosphere of the car changed, the heater whirred into life filling the car with hot air.

Whatever was in the car with Simon, left, and so began Simon’s journey to become a paranormal investigator, it was this event that led him to find answers to the mystery that had just happened to him.



Simon is passionate about his team, his research, and the investigations they conduct, and although Simon is the senior member, he doesn’t make much ado about a team hierarchy, instead employing a sensibility of One team, One purpose.
Often, in a show of mutual respect and unity, Wraith joins forces with another local team, Launceston Paranormal, of whom Simon speaks very highly “They bring their wealth of experience. We hold the same values of integrity and unity.”
Also Simon tells me that his team offers other teams a service of quality research on locations that sometimes other teams may not have the time or resources to fully research themselves.

Simon currently lives in an old haunted house where, previously, he had been using old techniques to investigate his houses spirits, he recently used more modern equipment, often left unattended, only to find it nowhere near where he had left it, or turned off, which leads him to conclude his spirits do not like modern monitoring equipment very much!



Tasmania offers Simon and Co a wealth of interesting and accessible locations to investigate, but at the moment his team does not have permission to share a vast array of the paces they have investigated.
Simon does however favour one particular cemetery that his team uses as a proving ground for the equipment they purchase, much of which is Australian designed and made.
  The team are currently also working on a project involving a daylight haunting in a public place, gathering data, hoping to conclude that there is predominant activity while the sun shines.
Gibbet Hill, in Perth Tasmania, a place that gained international notoriety for events there in 1837, is another location that Wraith are currently working a case file on, which will hopefully be made available to the public.
Simon has had an interesting experience recently with an EM pump her purchased
Simon “I recently purchased an EM Pump and frankly I wasn't sure of its ability to do what its reputed for. After turning it on and sitting quietly with it for a bit nothing much seemed to happen. Then an investigator reported feeling really cold
We immediately checked the temperature of where they were standing at it had fallen by more than 20 degrees below the surrounding air temperature we then backed up that reading with a second device and maintained identical results.
Then further to that we were able to have the temperature change by asking. A surprising result that had never occurred at this location before.”

Although many have become before Simon in the paranormal community, investigating, researching, and gathering data, Simon has shown a dedication and passion that many of those before him have not.
His enthusiasm and love for what he does washes off on those around him, and will surely lead him to great discoveries and conclusive evidence.
To end todays interview I think i'll leave you with a quote from Simon that sums up his enthusiasm and pint of view, thank you Simon, and Wraith Paranormal Research and Investigation for being a part of our blog series.



Simon “I think it’s in my blood now and it isn't something that I will tire from. There is so much to discover and so much we still don't fully understand. I guess it’s a bit like being a scientist on the forefront of discovery.”


You can visit Simon and Wraith Paranormal Research and Investigation on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wraith-Paranormal-Research-and-Investigation/211919848941644?fref=ts
 or at:
http://www.wraithinvestigations.com/


Wraith are also currently seeking new members, contact them to apply.

Since writing this blog Simon has now joined 
Tas Ghost hunting Society 

https://www.facebook.com/TGHS.Brad?hc_location=stream


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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Nikola Tesla

Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!!
(first published 10th July 2013)

Today we celebrate what would have been the 157th birthday of one of the greatest minds to have ever lived.
Nikola Tesla was born in Smiljan, Lika,in Croatia. Nikolas Father was Serbian Orthodox Priest, and his Mother a stay at home Muj, but one who would influence Nikola no-end, Djuka, his Mother was very inventive and designed her own home appliances to make her work easier for herself.
Nikola was a bright young man, and studied at Realschule, Karlstadt, The Polytechnic Institute in Austria and The University of Prague, his specialities were mathematics and physics.
It was in 1881 that Nikola started working for a telephone company in Hungary as an electrical engineer. Soon he joined the Continental Edison Company in Paris France, which in turn led him to accept an offer for work in America with Thomas Edison in New York City.

Tesla & Edison got a long well at first, but things changed when Tesla challenged Edisons notion that currents can only flow in one direction ( Direct Current ). Tesla knew better, and knew currents were cyclical and could change direction (AC) – This led to a stoush between the two men over a bonus Edison had offered Tesla to improve his system s,. if which Tesla had done. Edison went back on his word and told Tesla the bonus had been a “American joke”. Tesla, justly, quit working for Edison

George Westinghouse, an American Industrialist, inventor and entrepreneur, saw an opportunity with Tesla Patents, to disrupt his rival Edison, and bought 40 U.S. Patents of Tesla's designs for polyphase alternating current generators, transformers and motors... Tesla ended up working for Westinghouse, where money was spent developing the AC system.

In 1895, one of tesla's dreams became reality when his design for a new hydroelectric power plant became operational at Niagara Falls....

Tesla was the inventor of many things we use today, in fact, without Tesla, modern society would be very different indeed.



An incomplete list of inventions credited to Nikola Tesla:
1. Tesla Coil & auto ignition system
2. AC polyphase system
3. Exploration of solar and thermal energy
4. Transmitting Power without Wires
5. Radio (Marconi's patent was overturned in 1943)
6. Employing Electricity as a Fertiliser
7. Fluorescent Lighting & neon lights
8. X-ray devices
9. Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft
10. Terrestrial Stationary Waves
11. Robotics
12. Devices for ionized gases
13. Superconducting device
14. Devices for lightning protection
15. Magnifying transmitter
16. Charged particles beam
17. Thermo-Electric Power
18. Radiation
19. Radar
20. Electrotherapeutics - Tesla currents
21. Computing Logic Circuits
22. Remote Control/Communications
23. Bladeless Turbine
24. Apparatus for ozone generation



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P.I.: Past & Present: Professor Werner Schiebeler




 Professor Werner Schiebeler

A leading parapsychologist in Germany Dr Werner Schiebeler was born on March 17th 1923 in Bremen, Germany.
After World War 2, Werner studied physics at Gottingen and received his Doctorate from the Max Planck Institute for Flow Research.
From 1955 – 1965 Werner worked in the electrical industry, inventing and patenting numerous inventions he created. For seven years of the ten year stay in Pforzheim he was Director of the Development Department for electronic telex equipment.
 

In 1965 he moved on to Ravensburg Polytechnik where he began to lecture on Physics and electronics, 6 years later he was appointed Professor (1971), and another 12 years later he retired at the age of 60 years old in 1983.
After his retirement Werner began to intensify his research into aspects of parapsychology something he had longed to do since 1969, when he gave lectures at university on parapsychology and psychophysics parameters
Professor Schiebeler's career and work didn’t go un-noticed, in 1974 he was awarded by the Associazione Italiana Scientifica di Metapsichica with the Ernesto Bozzano Award, and in 1988 he received an award from the Association for Parapsychology in Bern, Switzerland, and much more recently, in 2004 another “Swiss Award” .
Werner also made to films about healing methods used in the Philippines and published 12 books and 15 pamphlets on various parapsychology topics.
Including:
"Testimony to the world beyond. A representation of the experience of evidence”
“The bridge to a new life evidence of a personal life after death , the report of a physicist "
"Life after earthly death. Experiences of dead "
" Fates after death Mutual aid between this world and the hereafter "
and in 2005 his last written work was published:
" The mystery in our world. Strange phenomena that want to make us aware "

Through all his research and discovery in Parapsychology, Para-psychophysics, Exceptional Healings, Consciousness and modern death and afterlife research, Werner lost his faith in God and always recognised himself as a Christian with a strong belief in God.
It was always his underlying mission, in all his work to make people more aware of parapsychological research, and let people know the physical death of our bodies was not the end of our existence, just a change of reality.
For Werner religion and charity gave meaning to life, where science could not:
Werner: " If we receive the knowledge of that which is offered to us from the world in which we, after death, result. If we consider it , and use it carefully, and align the guide of our actions accordingly, then we can go through life with other living people with more peace and serenity. Even after we suffer setbacks, we look at the life in this world only as a stepping stone to a life after death, and not get upset in the mass hysteria, as they do when death is an irrevocable terminus for us. "
Professor Werner Schiebeler died on January 12 2006 in his home. A charitable Protestant Christian man, who even in his final years was willing to help others and offer his knowledge to those seeking it.


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