Back to Basics Episode II - Working with Clients, Case Report Writing and Historical Research Methods
On this episode of Haunted Voices Radio, Todd and Nicole delve into their “Back to Basics” series, which is beneficial for both beginner and veteran researchers.
On this Part II episode, Todd and Nicole discuss how researchers should respond to client investigation requests and the importance of forms, such as permission and liability waivers; historical research and its overall importance to the entire case study process.
Sometimes, it’s not always about actual paranormal activity on the premises. There may be situations, such as high EMF – electromagnetic frequencies, plumbing issues, carbon monoxide problems, sleep paralysis, etc. So, as paranormal researchers, it is our duty to educate our clients on other potential causes of what they’re experiencing.
Safety is also paramount – physical, spiritual and emotional safety. Todd discusses how his daughter’s home was investigated and the problem had to do with high EMF from the refrigerator. Some individuals are very sensitive to high EMF levels as they can cause a whole host of issues – hallucinations, anxiety, heart palpitations, feelings of being watched, among many others.
Nicole also shared the time when the San Diego Paranormal Research Society investigated a haunted restaurant in Oceanside, California, which is situated on top of a burial ground. About 30 minutes into the case study, two armed robbers stormed through the site’s kitchen. Luckily, Nicole and her team had all of their emergency protocols in place as well as their permission and liability form signed by the manager.
There’s a lot that goes into the entire paranormal case study from client interviews, preliminary studies to tedious data review and supplemental research.
Stay tuned for more “Back to Basics” topics. The series airs monthly on the WLTK-db network.
RMS Queen Mary Historical Significance and Paranormal Phenomena - Episode I
On this episode of the Afterlife Chronicles Radio Show, I go solo and talk all about the RMS Queen Mary, a legendary ocean liner that's been moored in Long Beach, California since 1967. Discussion topics of this episode, include: 1) the City of Long Beach's full operational control of the ship - the first time since 1978; 2) historical significance and 3) resident energies and paranormal encounters. Being that this is a new series, there will be many more episodes with more discussion on historical events, resident energies and paranormal phenomena.
You can listen to the episode at https://wltkdb.com/on-demand-video, https://afterlifechronicles.podbean.com/ or on the Afterlife Chronicle's YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxTQhxNbXH_-MhklMy79_Ew
For those that know me, they are hugely aware of my love affair with the Queen Mary. In the year 2000, I was first introduced to the ship in the back seat of my friend's car as we were heading to a 3-day cruise on Carnival. When my eyes first met the ship, I said to myself, "I will be back someday." That day eventually came in 2005. When I first embarked on the vessel - on A Deck to be exact, I felt an immediate soul connection to the ship. I felt like I had been there before even though it was my first time. Many people, including myself, have said that I may have a past-life connection to the Queen Mary.
Since 2005, I have been actively researching the ship's renowned history and paranormal phenomena. It has somehow earned me a seat as one of the people most knowledgeable of her history, resident spirits and paranormal events. History and the paranormal are best friends with a dear kinship; in regards to the "Mary," both of these intertwine beautifully.
I have had some incredible paranormal encounters in various areas of the liner. I have been lucky to participate in numerous paranormal case studies aboard her decks. Blending my love of history, writing and paranormal research, I wrote three books about the ship, which are all available aboard in her gift stores as well as via online retailers. They are, Haunted Queen of the Seas: The Living Legend of the RMS Queen Mary, Spirited Queen Mary: Her Haunted Legend and RMS Queen Mary: Voices from Her Voyages.
I have presented about the Queen Mary at paranormal conferences, business events and libraries. Additionally, it has been an honor to discuss the iconic ocean liner on radio shows and television programs.
Long Live the Queen!