Sunday, May 9, 2010

Red Granite

This blog update is going to serve as a basic run down of info for the red granite locations results, as it will for many of our investigations.

Our first investigation started back mid-summer last year, we went to this home knowing only objects were moved and footsteps heard, not much else. The home was about 100 years old, with only one possible case of death on site, but the basement is basically a large hole carved in granite. Granite is an igneous rock, one known to hold minute charges of energy, as well as hold radiation for extended periods of time. This would cause any high-levels of EMFs to remain long after the source is extinguished, and thus, prolong the effects it could have on the biology of the people living on it. The families heat, their water, their electricity, all comes thru the basement walls, and into their home. The home sits mere metres from a granite excavation site.

This families claims were unlike any others we have had. While many have reported apparitions, or voices...this was solely movement, a few noises (footsteps, mimicing crashing or popping sounds, and grunting). True PK activity related to, and only to, poltergeist-like hauntings, are extraordinarly rare and so I was happy to try to catch this activity on tape, or at least find a logical explaination for it!

The first visit was conducted as normal, we had a new DVR system with NO monitor due to a defunct cord, so we had to aim the cameras by sight and pray. it actually turned out quite well! High EMFs were located in all the usual suspect spots, no other jumps in abnormal activity were noted. EVP sessions came out clean, except for a few questionable items, and thermal scans showed the temps to be also as expected. colder in the basement, warmer upstairs, cooler by the windows.
The weather was stormy/windy/raining.

Upon our return visit, there were a few items I wanted to re-evaluate and a new technique or two I wanted to try out. Nothing came out of it, and we were unable to do much, due to the homeowners being present and having a party downstairs at the time.

After reviewing the data, I honestly think that much of what the homeowners experience is natural things. Boomboxes that start themselves were noted to be wired by hand, and often ungrounded. A RC car that "was not charged" was found to have a good chunk of battery power left, powered up fine for us, and the door lock....well...teenagers...heh. Boys will be boys.

I believe the pets may play a part in the TVs turning on and off, and the volume going up and down. I noted the pets up and down off the furniture and up and down the steps and basement several times both nights.

I also believe the "steps" or "thumping" heard to be the tail on the bearded dragon as it beats on the glass of the aquarium. I noted this several times the second night on the camera.

All in all, a sad end to a promising investigation, but hopefully the owners can sleep better at night!

I'm back...

I've been tossing around the idea of writing this for awhile now...just tough to formulate things into words.
I worry constantly about my group, and overall, I admit the toll it's taken on my health is sometimes questionable. The hours I put into it, the money I spend on it I probably could, or should, spend on better medicine for myself, or meat for the freezer, or better brands of dog food...I guess I kinda put myself out there, totally, in everything I do. The paranormal has been no different.
But my worry for my group, is I wonder sometimes if we're doing enough...if maybe I should just put more effort into it. I worry about this, every spring, when the slow season hits...idle hands are the devil's playground, and my shoulders are burdened enough without the worry of doubt, you know? But KMPI has always stood for helping people. And that's what we do. We help. I haven't had contact with many other groups lately that have been out for anything other than self-indulgence. Constant "territories" and "allegiances" being formed, I fear sometimes we're going to be left behind in this movement...but remaining small has allowed us to make big moves under the radar of others. So also, growing bigger worries me a bit too!

The activities of other groups does not go unnoticed to me, part of the many hours I remain awake on end, sometimes sleeping only 2 hours a night. KMPI has been planning so much, and so many things come up, and so much falls through, it's difficult to keep up sometimes.

But my big issue is I take much of this on alone...and I shouldn't, I know, but I do. I've always been that way. My family life was different from my wife's, and I am very much alone in this world, even when I am surrounded by my friends, my family, and my fellow KMPI-ers. I'm not anti-social, I'm just introverted, I guess, to a degree, and many people don't know half of what goes on in my head.

I have, at the gentle nudges of my team, decided to become a better leader. And to do that,I am, in part, opening an arrow-slit of a window into my soul in this blog, that my group and others my see me as I am. I'm going to be a better leader by getting on top of things, by keeping my team in order, by staying on top of and ahead of the game on technology and information. But more than that...I am going to become a better leader by allowing my team to be a team...not a group of individuals working in unison...I want us to come together as a mini-family of sorts, I want one hand to know where the other is, and what it's going to do before he or she knows it. I am going to be a better leader by letting go of my damned pride, and by hopefully not trying to take on the world by myself! And hopefully, you'll all forgive me if you think I didn't believe in each and every one of you, because I do. And I want you to believe in you also...and someday...maybe learn to believe in me a little too! ;)

These last few years have been tough for me, I've made many changed in my life and the transitions have been less than pleasant internally...but as I gear into what I love, and whats important to me, I want to become more structured, less cluttered, both internally and externally...and I intend to dedicate myself to the paranormal, instead of dedicating the paranormal to me.
So many people have questions, concerns, experiences. I want to be the difference in peoples lives once again. I don't want my group to be "just another group" I want to stand out, and I want to do it, if possible, without the cut-throat tactics, the conspiring, and the showmanship that has gone on for so long. I owe every ounce of integrity that I have left to my family, and my team. I have assumed the leadership of this team, and with your help, I wont let you down.
So line up ya'll....I'm gonna need a good kick in the rear end to get me going!