Monthly archives: November, 2013

The Festival of Hecate Trivia

Written by Founder and Mid Atlantic Director: Alex Matsuo   Coming from a Christian background and working in the paranormal, I’ve learned to be much more open-minded to other religions and deities.  This has led to a fascination of other religions, and when possible, I’d like to spotlight other gods and goddesses for educational purposes,…


The Paranormalist

Written by Shannon Arrant Dubbed the United States’ first ‘paranormalist’, Charles Hoy Fort was more a collector of extraordinary stories and artifacts than what we would consider a paranormal investigator by today’s standards. Even to this day, over 80 years after his death, Mr. Fort’s life still has an effect on the paranormal community. Born in…


The Battle of Spirit Photography

Written by Mid Atlantic Team Member:   Elizabeth A. Breakey     Most in the paranormal field credit William Mumler with the first paranormal photograph.  Unfortunately, Mr. Campbell, of New Jersey, is forgotten in Mumler’s famed glory.  A year before Mumler’s first spirit photograph of himself and his deceased cousin, W. Campbell took a test…


The Paranormal Has Always Been Normal

Written by APS Founder & Mid Atlantic Director: Alex Matsuo   Today, the mainstream media has seemed to make the paranormal “normal” so to speak.  Many people credit television shows and documentary style of presenting the paranormal in such a way where it’s no longer a novelty or cliché, but a legitimate experience that many…


7 Tips For Paranormal Photography

Written by San Diego Team Member: Duke Richards HAVE BACKUPS! Especially batteries/storage cards. Also doesn’t hurt to have a backup camera if possible. Equipment can, and usually does fail at the worse times. Given the nature of the paranormal and how some “otherworldly influences” can drain the power from devices pretty quickly, having backup power…


Cleansing: Much More Than Smudging

Written by Cassandra Grounding? Cleansing? Smudging? What are these words and why do they matter? You may have just visited our page on a whim…or maybe you’re an experienced paranormal investigator.  Either way the subject of clearing out the negative in your life is relevant to all of us. I’m going to give you a…


Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Author’s Note: Because I have been personally struggling with the concept of death and what it means to me in my beliefs in the afterlife, I’ve been researching how other cultures perceive death.  This is especially important when assisting others during cases.  You never know what may come up or around while working, so awareness…