Sunday, 27 January 2013

Paranormal Investigators: Past & Present: Icey Paranormal


Icey Paranormal

Matt "Icey" Dent

This week we meet Matt “Icey “Dent from Icey Paranormal, an investigator based in Gawler, South Australia. 
Matt has had a fascination with the paranormal his entire life, having once lived in a former haunted school house where copious amounts of paranormal phenomena were happening to his family. His Mother tells a story of Matt, as a child, often playing with a spirit in the family home
Matt at Adelaide Botanic Garden



 One of Matts recent investigations happened at the Gawler Town Hall, Matt was investigating when he heard the disembodied voice of a young girl, which he also managed to catch in his camera's audio

Myself with Matt at Gawler Train Station about to embark on  adventure
 More recently Matt has been inspired by Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwins show “Ghost Adventures” and The Booth Brothers documentaries, but he also lists shows such as The Extraordinary, The X-files and others of the ilk as inspiration for taking his interest from being a watcher of shows, and a paranormal enthusiast  to starting a team and doing actual investigations.

Matt's fascination with all things paranormal has never abated, he has collected a large amount of paranormal related media, including books and DVDs, and is in constant search of more material to study.

 Matt would really love to visit the U.S.A. one day and investigate at Waverly Hills Sanatorium, hopefully with the Ghost Adventures crew.
Matt at Gladstone Gaol testing his colour theory

 In 2012 Matt started to make many new friends by joining in with the SA Paranormal Meet-ups at Kapunda, South Australia, through the meetups he has managed to make some new connections and join other teams on investigations .

 Matt is also willing to try new ideas and methods on how to attract spirits and gather evidence, one of his more recent experiments involved using colour to attract spirits.


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written and researched by 
Allen Tiller 
www.eidolonparanormal.net 

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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Paranormal Investigators: Past & Present: Mark Wallbank



Haunted Auckland
Mark Wallbank



This week we travel back to New Zealand to meet Mark Wallbank, founder and lead investigator of Haunted Auckland. Mark has been keenly researching the paranormal since the 1980's sometimes with other people, and at times by himself. 

I asked Mark how he became interested in the paranormal ? 
“Ive always been interested in everything outside of the 'norm'. Normal to me, was boring. As soon as I could read, my research began. UFOs, Cryptozoology, Ghosts and all of life’s mysteries. My world suddenly became a lot bigger and I found I had many, MANY questions that needed answering.”

Have you had anything paranormal occur in your life? (if so, what has happened) 
“A few things like a dark shadow approaching me, going through me and then disappearing behind me, many years ago....many experiences with super icey cold spots. Nothing I would consider life changing or amazing though. Just a few neat experiences that made the moment that little bit more interesting to me.”

Why did you become an investigator/ researcher? 
“Because my questions weren’t being answered . My school teachers had no answers, my parents had no answers, so I had to go and seek out some answers for myself. I used to lead a small paranormal group back in the 80s. We were unofficially called "Auckland Ghost Hunting Group" (Yeah yeah, I know. A name like that these days would raise the anger of many paranormal groups. Ghost 'hunting' seems to be a well loathed phrase in this day and age!) We were young and naive but very enthusiastic! We roamed around cemeteries and old derelict buildings and houses taking photos and recording audio. It was fun. We hung around for a couple of years until fizzling and heading out into different directions. I went solo for about 20 years, which was actually quite satisfying and character building. Then in 2010, I got the urge to be a part of a group situation again and so started piecing together a team of researchers.”


How has becoming an investigator changed your life? 
“It hasn’t really changed me as a person, as I've always been passionate about the Paranormal. I guess, as I've grown, I've learnt a lot more and the more I've matured the more serious, investigative and systematic I've become in my research
I'm also a bit more focussed and hopefully a little less naive these days. My passion and enthusiasm is one thing that has never faded with age though. In fact, its growing with every new thing I discover.”


Mark and his team have done some fascinating investigations, and work closely with other teams in the area, including Core Paranormal NZ, who's founder, George, I profiled in an earlier edition. 

One of the great things about the Haunted Auckland website is the detailed investigation reports of each place the team visits, these are a valuable reference tool for any other paranormal investigation team entering the same premises at a later date, or a learning tool for people just entering the field wondering how to go about writing detailed reports on cases.


Check out the Haunted Auckland website and facebook pages at the following links 






© 2013 Eidolon Paranormal
written and researched by
Allen Tiller
www.eidolonparanormal.net



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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Paranormal Investigators: Past & Present: Peter Ramster




Peter Ramster

Australian born psychologist and movie maker is the author of a number of books about reincarnation, and also the maker of a 1983 documentary called “ The Reincarnation Experiments”.

Peter hold degrees in science and medical science has worked as a psychologist, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist Recently Peter has taken an old form of yoga and redeveloped it for the modern age.
In his time he has researched and studied Human Psychology, Sexuality, Medical Science, Spirituality and various philosophical beliefs.

Peter has been a life long studier of the human mind, he states” I recognised that the brain cannot truly account for consciousness, meaning there must be more to life. If awareness cannot develop from the constituents of this world, then it must develop from another.”





Many of Peters book, movie's and experiments have featured past life regression and reincarnation. In his book “The Truth about Reincarnation”, his first book, he documents his work with clients who recalled past lives under hypnosis. In one of the stories a clients recounts life in ancient Egypt, the ins and outs of daily life, this client eventually spoke the ancient language whilst under hypnosis!



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© 2013 Eidolon Paranormal
written and researched by
Allen Tiller
www.eidolonparanormal.net



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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Paranormal Investigators: Past and Present: Kathy Messenger




Kathy Messenger 


Welcome to another instalment of the Eidolon Paranormal blog “Paranormal Investigators: Past & Present”, this week we remain in my home state and visit The Messenger Kathy of Renmark Unexplained Paranormal Investigators, in South Australia's Riverland. I have decided with this blog to let my interviewee do most of the talking, as her answers to my questions are very descriptive, detailed and profound, and don't need much in the way of narration from me...



Introducing, Kathy Messenger of R.U.P.I. 


Where does your interest in the paranormal stem from Kathy?
“ I became interested in the paranormal when I was very young, I was born with the ability to see ghosts/spirits and have been doing so regularly since the age of 12. This has been a part of my life for well over 30 years and the passion for research and investigating grows every day.”

“My first paranormal experience was when I was 4 years old. Where I was born in 1962 it was a small country town where every one knew everyone, so it was quite common for a 4 yr old to go around the corner and visit with a friend. This particular day I was on my way to visit when I saw a boy on the corner playing with 2 toy trucks, he smiled and waved to me, saying “hello want to play”. I stopped and played for a little while he told me his name was Jeremy and asked if I wanted to go to his house to play, I said I had to ask mum. When I went home and asked mum she said no and I can not go out to play any more that day. When I was 15 my mum told me Jeremy had been killed on that corner 20 years before I was born.”

Kathy has accumulated 30 plus of years of investigations, stories and anecdotes since becoming an investigator, I asked Kathy how she become and investigator ?
“I decided to become an investigator in 1979 with my trusty old cassette player, because I thought if I could hear them, then maybe just maybe the recording will. I wanted people to hear what I hear, share my excitement of knowing there is life after death.”
"For me becoming a paranormal investigator has not changed my life, because I have been stepping into all my life really but it has certainly educated me and inspired me to keep going” 

How did R.U.P.I. Come about, and had you investigated with other teams before?
“ I created a team named R.U.P.I. in March 2012, we are the first paranormal team in the Riverland and very proud of that.
I have worked with a team previously, and found it very educational. I worked with this time as a part time medium, they have their own amazing medium, I would go along when invited.
I am the Medium of this team, also Lead member, Investigator, secretary, etc.” 
Does R.U.P.I. Have a favourite place to investigate? 
“R.U.P.I. has a favourite location called Nappers Bridge, Lake Bonney, this area is full of activity of not only adult spirits but children, it also has a very interesting history.” 

Where else have you investigated in this great country of ours?
“I did an investigation in an old asylum in Sydney and that was intriguing, the atmosphere in there was deep and thick, our senses at times were confusing, and although not much was caught on video or photos, the personal experiences were at times fast and furious.”

"Gladstone Goal was another place we investigated, it was formidable on first approach. As a medium I came across some interesting spirits, to say the least, we have a nice little collection of evps from there, with question and answer response. These 2 places stick in my mind because of the violent history and how strange the atmosphere, the air was so different to the other. Where I felt confusion in the Asylum I felt great anger in the Goal."


What of your data and evidence, have you had any great finds in your time investigating?
“We have some great evidence but my favourite is the old captain from Renmark Hotel. I took a photo after hearing my name being called, I was down stairs cleaning, heard my name, climbed the stairs, saw him and took photo, low and behold there he was. For me this validated me hearing my name called from a certain area, due to being able to capture him with camera.”

What would you say is your favourite piece of investigative equipment?
“R.U.P.I always uses digital voice recorders. This would have to be our favourite piece of equipment, due to the fact it helps validate my questions to a spirit with a response from them.” 

Kathy and the team have some exciting upcoming projects for 2013, some that may put them in the spotlight, I asked Kathy if herself and her team has had any media exposure as of yet?
“R.U.P.I. has been very lucky lately, our team made the front page of our local paper “Murray Pioneer”, I had 2 interviews, one with local radio 5rm and the other with Magic FM, which really has assisted a great spark in interest.” 


You can find R.U.P.I. On facebook at the following link 

I wish Kathy and the R.U.P.I. Team all the best with their future endeavours, I believe Kathy's passion and positivity will push this team to complete some exciting projects that will benefit her community and help people in the future...and isn’t that what it's all about? Helping others and not ourselves?


Researched & Written
By
Allen Tiller
www.eidolonparanormal.net
©2012


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