Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Almost The Witching Hour!

Welcome to all our ghosty friends...and those not so ghosty. We hope that everyone is having a wonderful fall. The temperatures here are up and down, but today not so bad. We pray that everyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy is and stays safe. Mother Nature is nothing to mess with. She makes herself known in the worst way sometimes.
Here, we have had a red hot fall. We wish to thank Quincy Books in the Quincy Mall for allowing us to host the book signing. And to Larry Wilson, we thank you for coming out for this event. To Donna and the rest of the Villa Kathrine, we thank you for allowing us to have a gathering in your wonderful building. To Larry and Kae, thank you for participating in this event. And to all of our guests, thanks so much for the kind words, and for coming out to play with us that night. We hope to repeat this event again really soon. Thanks to all of you, we were able to donate money towards the upkeep of the Castle, so it will long remain a wonderful part of Quincy.
We have recently hosted a couple of investigation events...we enjoyed doing these and plan to do more in the future as well. Still sorting through the evidence, and hope to have these placed on the website within a few more days.
Another investigation this weekend, and again in 2 weeks. A chance to help, and another chance to visit a location which is becoming another favorite of ours. We thank each and every one of our clients for allowing us into their homes and places of business. We strive to do the best possible job, and appreciate your faith in our team.

Well, it is almost time for one of the most popular holidays...Halloween. That time when the veil thins between this world and the other, when ghosts and goblins are said to be able to roam this earth. Many in spiderman, cowboy, and witch costumes. We enjoy watching the kids dress up and go from house to house, repeating a tradition that we, ourselves, enjoyed when we were smaller. We hope every parent and child has fun, but stays safe. One of the most fun days can easily become a frightening night, if everyone isn't careful. So please be mindful of the small ones, they only want to have fun and don't always think about things such as traffic.

But what about Halloween? Do you think the spirits are more active on these nights? Halloween goes way back 2000 years, possibly to the Celtic tradition of dressing in costume and lighting bonfires to ward off roaming ghosts (they believed that the ghosts of the dead walked the earth on October 31.) . Pope Gregory III in the 8th century designated  November 1 as a day to celebrate all saints and martyrs, otherwise known as All Saints Day. October 31 became known as All Hallows Eve. Other traditions have evolved into the ones we see today. From the "Jack O Lantern" to the "tricking or treating" each can be traced back to a custom found in an earlier century, and even sometimes in a different country. All combined, we have the celebration we so enjoy today.
So, is the veil thinner on Halloween? Do the presence of our spooks cause an increase in ghosts on this earth? Are you more apt to run into one of these unearthly beings on this night? And, will you even know for sure which is the real ghost and which is the fun one? Do dopplegangers really exist, and could you possibly see one on this night? We don't know for sure...but it sure makes for something to think about when next your door bell rings.....Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Paranormal Unity?

Good morning everyone! I know it has been a long time since we have posted a blog, but with the investigations and the website, we have remained very busy. Hopefully we can do a better job of keeping you updated with our events and well as our thoughts!

We have been very busy the last few months with investigations. And that will continue for the next few months. But if you have a need, just give us a call. We will talk, and if you need us quickly, will work with you to meet your needs. You are, after all, our most important concern.

This month is a busy one. We have an upcoming investigation this weekend, that we are very excited about. Next weekend, October 20th, we are hosting two events. Larry Wilson, an author regarding the Paranormal, will be at Quincy Books in the Quincy Mall, for a book signing from 2-4. We are very happy to be able to host this event, to promote local authors, and to help promote a friend of ours. He has a new book due out soon, so hope to get some details about that one as well. In the evening, we are joining with the Villa Kathrine to host an event at the Villa. You will get to meet our team, hear presentations from Larry and Kae, see some history of our team, and than end the night with a lights-out investigation of this historic building. Perfect night, especially this close to Halloween. Please come out to meet Larry and than stay for the event! You won't be disappointed.

Paranormal unity are words that many of the teams talk about and think would be a great idea. Il-Mo Entity Trackers agree that this would be something which would benefit the world of the Paranormal. But is it really something that can happen? Shouldn't we all work to help the field? Or do we have the right to keep everything to ourselves, and therefore not benefiting any others? Will we ever be able to get along and work together? If you follow most teams, they all agree that it should happen, but the fact is that it probably won't. Too many teams have their own agenda, and it isn't helping the field. So maybe we should aim for something different that has been discussed. Paranormal Respect.

Lets face it, few of us are ever going to be famous. Some will be known inside this field, many will make advances that helps make this something beyond an expensive hobby. But outside our own sphere, few of us will ever be a name that will be remembered. There are a few...Zak, Nick, Aaron and the GAC group; Jason, Grant, and the TAPS team; Philip and Christopher Booth and the Spooked TV network. Some such as Larry Wilson, Sandy Wells, Dan Norvell, and Keith Age have left their marks in the world of written words, which will remain long after they stop investigating the Paranormal. But most teams will investigate, and eventually fade out due to lack of interest, or just life in general.

What everyone needs to do is to realize that it is more important to be famous among your family and friends. To have someone love you because of the kind of person you are, to be willing to help others and think about them more than yourself. To be remembered because of the respect you showed to family and friends. Respect..such a large thing for such a small word. Or is it small. And is it something we need to strive for in this world we work so hard to push into a science.

No one is an expert. This is mostly a field that is listed as a hobby. There are no fast and set rules. No one knows it all. And without teams respecting each other, this is how it will remain. How do you respect other teams? That is simple...show them the courtesy that you would like to receive. Unless a building belongs to you, it is not yours. Just because another team investigates a place does not mean that you shouldn't also do an investigation, if you can obtain permission. Just because your team didn't get any evidence and another team did, does not mean that that other team faked anything. If you don't agree with something that is posted, why can't you have an intelligent conversation about it instead of putting that team down. If you can't do that, stay out of the conversation. And teams, if you put something out there, be prepared for others to deny what it is as quickly as you want to defend what you post. It is about having opinions...but it is about being professional as well. If this field wants to progess, we all need to act as professionals. To act as if you are talking to a close friend or family member instead of a faceless person. To talk as if you were in front of that person instead of behind a computer screen. To remember that that person is just trying the best they can to do what they believe in, just as you are doing the best you can for the same reason.

So instead of slamming another person or team, take a step back and really listen to that person or team. We all can learn from others. We all have the right to conduct our investigations as we wish to and to interpret our evidence. Learn to work together with other teams. Promote the field instead of tearing it apart. When this happens, we will all benefit. No, we won't have a television program, we won't have a best-selling novel, and we won't have our names known world-wide. But we will all have had a hand in moving this field out of the hobby phase, helping to create a more scientific area of study, and in helping those that need it the most, our clients. And isn't that why we really need to be involved in this anyway?