2010
12.04

My Ghost Story

Dave and Stacey are in Los Angeles today filming an interview for an upcoming episode of Biography Channel’s My Ghost story. The episode will contain the story of Stacey’s house and her experiences since moving in. Dave will be interviewed to talk about Pasadena Paranormal’s involvement and what we found on our 2 investigations here and here. We will keep you up to date as to when the episode will air, in the mean time check out some of their other episodes here.

2010
10.26

East Pasadena Case

All of the information from our East Pasadena, Maryland case has been added to the investigation/evidence sections of the site. See here for full details about the investigation or here to get directly to the EVPs.

2010
09.16

Meet the investigators: Rex

Why did you join Pasadena Paranormal?

A lot of people say they join a paranormal group because they’ve always had an interest in the field and I am no different. Where I differ is the reason for my interest. Most people, I’ve found, are looking for some kind of spiritual confirmation or to indulge some personal curiosity. I am the type of person who needs to know how things work and this field is no different. I have always believed in the existence of ghosts but I could never understand how, beyond all scientific explanation, they do exist. Most “real” scientists simply refuse to accept their existence even with the mountains of evidence that suggests otherwise. I wanted to change how people look at the field and present hard evidence backed with enough data that will hopefully show some kind of trend that can be recreated. This is why I joined a paranormal group, the reason I chose Pasadena Paranormal is because I wanted to belong to a group that didn’t jump to conclusions.

There are a lot of groups out there and a large number of those groups are either thrill seekers or TAPS imitators, they believe that anything that happens when they are in a supposedly haunted location is paranormal without any other investigation. Groups like this tend to brag about the famous haunted locations that they paid to visit and talk about their experiences, which is usually an account that no one else can verify. The evidence they present are usually some low quality evps or my favorite, ORBS!

PPS is different, we tend to focus on helping homeowners understand the things that are happening to them. We record lots of data that we can analyze and look for trends, we also have a pretty meticulous way of determining what evidence we present to the clients and on the web. We will list personal experiences that team members had at a site but will NEVER use that when making a determination about its level of activity. But most importantly PPS has a great group of team members who have the same view of what a paranormal group should be.

Have you ever had a paranormal experience before joining PPS?

Yes. I had several experiences in the house I grew up in. One night while lying wide awake in my bed I witnessed an apparition, the way my bed was positioned I could look out my bedroom door and see directly into my parents room. At this time they were still downstairs watching tv, I remember looking into their room and seeing movement then I saw what I can only describe as a red translucent mass that hovered about a foot off the ground. It went from my vantage point right to left and then back, this happened several times and then it disappeared into my parents closet. Needless to say I had an even harder time sleeping after that, after all I was very young at the time. I never saw the figure again, but I never will forget how it looked. Shortly after this other things started happening around the house, objects would move on their own including one instance where a glass tipped on its side and balanced on an angle for a few seconds before returning to its base. An interesting side note, the house I currently live in is in the same neighborhood and we have had some experiences here.

What do you hope the group achieves?

I feel like PPS has achieved a lot since it was founded and has helped many people understand and accept what is happening in their homes. I want to continue this and help as many people as possible but I would also like to see this group take paranormal investigation to a different level. The main goal would be to show the scientific community that the paranormal can be studied.

What do you hope to achieve for yourself?

I have accepted that I may not ever find out every answer to every question I have about life, the universe and everything else because I know that with every answer comes more questions and the paranormal field is no different. What I do hope to accomplish is to contribute enough to the field so that we can begin asking new questions rather than the same ones we’ve always asked.

Other biographical information:

Profession: Software engineer

Other interests besides ghosts:

When I’m not working or chasing ghosts I spend the majority of my time with my wife and kids. We love the beach, so we take quite a few trips to Ocean City during the summer. I’m also kind of a tech geek, I’ve designed and maintain this website along with some experimental new equipment for paranormal research.

2010
09.04

Why did you join Pasadena Paranormal?

I joined PPS because I have a lot of lingering questions about some very personal experiences I had as a child. No one believed me about what I had seen. I have spent most of my adult life trying to get answers about what I had experienced. I found PPS on the WEB one day, while doing some research on local groups. Having grown up in the Pasadena area it was an immediate draw. After my first interview with Dave, Scott and Rex I knew that PPS was the group that would be the real deal.

What do you hope the group achieves?

I hope that we are able to answer questions that clients have. Hopefully we can bring some peace of mind, so people don’t feel alienated or alone. Lastly, I hope we are able to present evidence and theories that can help further the paranormal research field.

What do you hope to achieve for yourself?

I would like to answer at least one of those lingering questions I have. Also, I hope to help a lot of people to feel more comfortable, and understand the paranormal more.

Other biographical information:

I’ve worked in retail for 16 years and I’m currently a PC Tech by day and a cook by night. I’m currently applying to become a Big Brother. I really want to help steer the younger generation in a better path then i had growing up.

2010
08.26

Why did you join Pasadena Paranormal?

I have always had an interest in things that are not easily understood or clear.  Starting with some very early experiences in life, I realized that I did not understand what I was experiencing and there were very few people I could speak to about those situations.  This in turn, lead me to want to find out more for myself and be around others in a similar situation.

Have you ever had a paranormal experience prior to your involvement with PPS?

Yes, I had had a few that related to the loss of a loved one and in another surrounding, but tend to keep these to myself.

What do you hope the group achieves?

I hope the group can help those with either existing paranormal activity or perceived paranormal experiences.  Finding out if certain experiences can be validated can help those understand more of what they are going through.

What do you hope to achieve for yourself?

I hope to achieve a better understanding of what the paranormal is as it relates to this life.

2010
08.03

Why did you join Pasadena Paranormal?

I joined to help satisfy my thirst for knowledge of the unknown. To be able to explain that which we don’t know much about is a very big interest for me.

Have you ever had a paranormal experience prior to your involvement with PPS?

No.

What do you hope the group achieves?

I hope for never-ending success in helping our clients learn from their paranormal experiences and to better educate ourselves in what the paranormal truly is.

What do you hope to achieve for yourself?

To explain what goes on in the life after. Knowing what that part of life brings would be very interesting.

Other biographical information:

I’m working for my education degree. I hope to teach 3rd graders in the near future. I’m also a music collector and want a job dj-ing instead of working in the warehouse I work at now.

2010
07.25

Why did you join Pasadena Paranormal?

From a young age I developed an interest in the paranormal.  My family had moved into a community in Pasadena that previously was a an old pig farm for many  years.  The family had lost loved ones that also resided on the farm. The Duncan residence is actually built on the old farm house’ foundation. Since we moved in 18 years ago we have experience many different strange phenomenon. Also, as a young family our parents would take us to many different historic sites and towns such as Gettysburg, Williamsburg and St. Augustine.  On many occasions we would take the ghost tours or historic tours that would mention a lot about paranormal activity or legends of the areas.

I met my wife Crystal Duncan, also a member and she realized my interest in the paranormal field, she encouraged me to dig deeper into the paranormal.  Dave Schminke(Crystals uncle) and I were sitting on a cooler with a cold beer one July 4th discussing the paranormal. He had many great thoughts and opinions but the one thing that caught my attention was the he was a skeptic and I was not.  We discussed the option of starting a small group of paranormal minded people with various wants and needs that just wanted the opportunity to join a group. Because of my natural curiosity and personal experience, I wanted to research and be able to make sense out of some of my experiences as well as help others that are in need because they have become frightened from their own experience and simply want answers.

What do you hope the group achieves?

Pasadena Paranormal was formed as a group that would help families and individuals that didn’t understand what was happening in their homes or places of work.  We want to inform each client of our findings and what can possibly be done to make them more comfortable in their own surroundings. We want to provide as much knowledge as possible regarding their properties, homes and the paranormal activity.

What do you hope to achieve for yourself?

The personal achievement that I wanted to gain out of PPS was to have a better understanding of the unknown and the paranormal experiences that I had encountered in the past. The biggest achievement would be to have a customer feel comfortable and safe in their own surroundings and understand their situation.

Other biographical information:

Since the age of eight years old I have been very interested in Diabetes.  I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I enjoy researching and staying close with various research groups throughout the country in their search for a cure. Millions of Americans suffer from Diabetes, but for children, it can be very tough to deal with while growing up.  In the near future I am looking forward to meeting with young diabetics at various camps and clinics on the east coast to support them in their struggle with the disease and help them cope with the difficulties.

2010
07.10

The entire evp-secret phrase experiment results have been posted. They can be found under Experiments->Theory->Evp-Secret Phrase
or by clicking here

2010
07.03

Last week we conducted an experiment to determine how people can hear one audio clip differently. Team member Kelly took one of our recorders and created some “EVPs” for us with phrases that only she knew about. Our team then analyzed the audio to find these “EVPs”. The full results of the experiment will be posted next week as this post is a chance for you to participate as well. Here is one of our EVP style videos using 6 of the evps that Kelly created for this experiment. Each one is played 4 times, once by itself then looped 3 times while displaying 4 possible answers. You will also notice below are 6 polls that correspond to those clips, I would like your input to see what you think each clip says. This is part of the experiment as it will show how people hear things when they are influenced by being told what is said. The polls will close Saturday July 10th at Noon (Eastern Time)

Clip #1 What do you hear?

  • Kiss Me (50%, 3 Votes)
  • News Feed (33%, 2 Votes)
  • You Speak (17%, 1 Votes)
  • E.S.P (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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[spoiler intro=”Reveal Answer” title=”What do you hear #1″] Answer: “News Feed” [/spoiler]

Clip #2 What do you hear?

  • The Wagon (80%, 4 Votes)
  • Don't Like It (20%, 1 Votes)
  • Dump Wagon (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Don't Break It (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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[spoiler intro=”Reveal Answer” title=”What do you hear #2″] Answer: “Dump Wagon” [/spoiler]

Clip #3What do you hear?

  • Wesley (40%, 2 Votes)
  • Flashlight (40%, 2 Votes)
  • Faster (20%, 1 Votes)
  • What's That (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 5

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[spoiler intro=”Reveal Answer” title=”What do you hear #3″] Answer: “Flashlight” [/spoiler]

Clip #4 What do you hear?

  • Vacuum (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Thank You (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Becky (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Like It (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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[spoiler intro=”Reveal Answer” title=”What do you hear #4″] Answer: “Vacuum” [/spoiler]

Clip #5 What do you hear?

  • Claim Your Mother (75%, 3 Votes)
  • Your Secrets From Her (25%, 1 Votes)
  • Hi Grandp (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Luke I Am Your Father (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 4

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[spoiler intro=”Reveal Answer” title=”What do you hear #5″]Answer: “Luke I am your father”  [/spoiler]

Clip #6 What do you hear?

  • Take This (100%, 2 Votes)
  • Matzo Face (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dave Likes My Cookies (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Its A Test (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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[spoiler intro=”Reveal Answer” title=”What do you hear #6″] Answer: “Dave Likes My Cookies” [/spoiler]

2010
06.24

Why did you join Pasadena Paranormal?

I have always been a skeptic as long as I can remember from an early age hearing the “stories” my family told. I remained a skeptic until a few years ago moving into the house I currently live in. Some of the activity happening just could not be explained away. So through further investigation on my own and the help of PPS I have been converted to believer.

Have you ever had a paranormal experience prior to your involvement with PPS?

I have experienced many things at my current residence. So much so I have not wanted to move. I have experienced loud bangs, cabinets opening and slamming shut. Foot steps in the attic and throughout the house. I have heard voices and laughter from small children. I have seen shadows and balls of light that could not be explained. Felt my bed move many times. And yes I have been touched. This house has forever peaked my interest in this field and I hope I never have to leave it.

What do you hope the group achieves?

As a group I hope that we are able to help erase some of the misconceptions that paranormal groups or “ghost hunters” are only out there looking for thrills and that there is no science. That perhaps the paranormal field of science will be taken more seriously. I hope we are able to establish a reputation for being not only respectful of our clients, but helpful to our clients. That we create a community that helps and supports each other in our search.

What do you hope to achieve for yourself?

I do not believe that when we are gone we cease to exist. I feel as if we change or just move on to another realm.  I would like to be able to prove that theory and find answers through a scientific approach and gather evidence that can be taken on a serious professional level. It is the ultimate question to have answered. To have done it in this life time or to build enough interest for the next generation to keep searching will be a life long goal of mine.

Other biographical information:

Currently I work from home as sales support for Pella Windows and Doors.

Besides ghosts I am interested in: Painting, reading, camping, gardening, bird watching, hanging out with family and friends.

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