Blog & Research

Aliens: It’s Not That Simple

I was putting my kids to bed tonight and my son asked me, “Mom, what scares you?” I hesitated. I am an avid fan of anything and everything scary and spooky. I have an affinity for serial killers and slasher flics. I’m a paranormal investigator, and I’ve been in a few of the most haunted…


The Thin Veil

It’s that time of the year again. Halloween is upon us, followed by the day of the dead. I’ve heard from psychics, witches, healers, ministers and paranormal investigators throughout the years; the veil is thin this time of year. Yes, I have had experiences this time of year and every other time of the year….


Recording Requirements for EVP/AVP Investigations

The trend in investigation these days seems to be toward using phones or an app for everything. The result of this has been more and more evidence that is unsuited for analysis or study. The problem is that phones and most low-end audio devices lack sufficient bandwidth to obtain evidence that can hold up to…


Lady Oiwa: Japan’s Most Terrifying Onryō

Being both in theatre and the paranormal, I find myself searching for theatrical ghost stories. When I ran into a kabuki play called, “Yotsuya Kaidan” by Tsuruya Nanboku IV, I felt like I struck gold. At the time, I was looking for something to adapt to the stage as a modern tale in the horror genre. I…


My Family Went on Vacation & All I Got Was This Ghost Story

People go on vacation for a variety of reasons:  adventure, bonding with family friends, to use up their hours from work and most commonly, to decompress, relax and get away from it all. According to Linda Durnell from the Huffington Post, studies show that experiencing something traumatic during vacation can be even more distressful than…


Non-Christian Paranormal Practices: Evil or Misunderstood?

Non-Christian Paranormal Practices: Evil or Misunderstood? I will start this off by saying I was born into the Lutheran church, and now am a practicing Methodist.  So, I come at this question from a Christian perspective. That being said, I am also a Paranormal Investigator who has an open mind, heart and belief system.  …


Residential Cases: Why Bother?

I was recently interviewed on the “American Ghost Hunter” show, and I was faced with a question that I often hear these days. Why residential cases? Why indeed… For the past seven years of APS’ existence, our bread and butter have been residential cases. My experience in paranormal investigation goes far beyond the seven years,…


The Legend of Gray Man

Much of the APS Team lives in North Carolina, and you’ve probably guessed by now that we are all carefully watching the path of Hurricane Florence. As I write this, she has taken a slight turn south, and we here in the center of the state may be spared the full onslaught we had feared….


What is the True Story of Valak the Demon?

If you have seen any of the movies from “The Conjuring” franchise, then you’re quite familiar with Valak the Demon, who takes on the form of a nun. To the series’ credit, this is probably one of the scarier demons in a work of fiction, in my opinion. As we all gear up to see “The…


APS to Participate in the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt

The Association of Paranormal Study is thrilled to announce that they will be participating in the 2018 World’s Largest Ghost Hunt, hosted by National Ghost Hunting Day! We’re especially excited for this year because it’s all about historic preservation and saving historic places!  We will be investigating the Trivette Clinic on September 29th, 2018. There will be…