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Tricksters? Yes, I believe so. (Pt. 2)
Tricksters? Yes, I believe so. (Pt. 2) avatar

I will be honest, I had a hundred ideas about what it could be. I didn’t freak out, not really how I respond to things but I did have my mind start racing. I immediately went to see if I could find ANYTHING that would make sense. Nothing. This is inside, in a room, not outside where it could have been a crazed squirrel.

I felt a bit of what I call ‘my feeling’ that tends to fire when something odd is happening. It isn’t an all over feeling, if you have watched any of our @PARANOLA videos you have probably heard me mention it. I feel a tingling down one arm just as I opened the door and walked into the room. To be honest I had a feeling of energy all through my body, but with this specific arm thing in addition.shot glass

I mentioned it to someone else in the house, no one had been in there. I sat back down in my chair to continue working on what I was writing. Within about an hour I heard a bit of a scared yell and glass breaking, nearly simultaneously. A shot glass (which I put my vitamins in) was on my night stand and I was told it moved from one side of a table and flew off shattering on impact.

At this point I am actively thinking, this seems peculiar. I trusted the person who had told me about the shot glass as if I would have seen it myself. However, always trying to be skeptical I didn’t really. I tend to not even trust my own eyes when it comes to such things.

It wasn’t long until the final two shoes dropped. Two rooms, directly next to each other had odd events and then they both did, loudly again.

(last on this, part 3 will be posted shortly.)

Tricksters? Yes, I believe so. (Pt. 1)
Tricksters? Yes, I believe so. (Pt. 1) avatar

I am quite sure that there are spirits, even having a very skeptical and scientific approach to paranormal investigation. Yes, it seems a bit of an oxymoron but I believe the more time you spend investigating the paranormal the more certain things become self evident.Clown Doll

Today I had one of those days. One where my negativity and the stress I have been under might have contributed to there being an opening for something unwanted to enter. No, this isn’t just about having the house open due to my AC being on the blink and allowing a mosquito or two inside. I honestly have seen how negative energy can be like a magnet to more negativity, people, and possibly other things.

The concept of ‘tricksters’ are fun fodder for short stories and even tv shows. However looking into such things you find there are variations on the intent (conscious or intrinsic) that they have. What I bumped into today, I believe was one of the lesser ones. Not malevolent but with enough energy to manipulate objects, possibly emotions, and even perception.

It began with a simple enough thing, I was not paying much attention to what I was doing as I was checking email. I realized I had popped up an application that allowed me to view my security cameras. It was a full screen HD one that came on by default. I looked at it, thought ‘why did I open this?’ and then saw what appeared to be something resembling a clown doll pop out from underneath something, shake back and forth violently about 3 times and then disappear back under what it had emerged from.

… to be continued.

The Ship’s Wheel Investigation: Background
The Ship’s Wheel Investigation: Background avatar

So we are working our way through the audio and video shot at the one time Fat City staple called “The Ship’s Wheel.”

This was a very unique experience for us and done differently than we normally do things. This has to do with the activity we experienced, the client participation, and that there were just two of our group at the shoot. @PARANOLAJoe and @PARANOLASarah were the only team members available after having had a different investigation the night before. So it was those two @PARANOLA Krewe members and three of the key people from the Ship’s Wheel.
The former burlesque/strip bar had been a family run business for decades and the last night before the new owners took the keys was the night we investigated. There had been reports of many strange occurrences, ranging from dark figures, to knocking noises, glasses at the bar moving or falling, to a presence that they believe was linked to a local man who was down on his luck that the Ship’s Wheel had taken in as family that had died a few years ago.

What we ended up with was a very strong reaction from a  that appeared to be directly answering questions when asked by one of the Wheel’s family. We ended up with evidence that seems to imply that even in death the link between a father and daughter continues on.

The whole webisode will be posted soon and you will be able to see exactly what we mean. For now you can see the two “Ship’s Wheel” teases that we have posted on our Vimeo Channel.

The specific Ship’s Wheel teases are located here:

Tease #1:

Tease #2:

Greatest Laid Plans: Overcoming
Greatest Laid Plans: Overcoming avatar

It has been our philosophy to bring in people who, on their word promise they will be focused and dedicated to the work of our @PARANOLA Krewe. This has backfired more than once in the past year. It has delayed our release of a few of our investigations and it has made the tension level higher than any of the founding Krewe would want to deal with.

At this point we are suspending any applications for new members of the Krewe of @PARANOLA however we promise to get the shoots we have made edited and online before the end of the year. We are committed to tightening our ranks, helping one another power through our own private issues and get these things done so we can bring to you our findings and investigations to this point. For the foreseeable future, we will not be looking for new members but would welcome any submissions of sites to investigate.

Thank you for all of your support and we will get this right before we give you anything just to give you something.


The Old Coffee Pot Preview Is Online!
The Old Coffee Pot Preview Is Online! avatar

You can find the video on our Vimeo TV channel:

Or here is a direct link to the video:

Crossroads: How to Proceed
Crossroads: How to Proceed avatar

It seems the world of the paranormal has become more of a social event than a scientific or sincere investigation. We are doing our damn-est to bring you what we have recorded, documented and witnessed first hand over the past few months. Do we turn things around in a short period of time, no. The simple answer is this, “we want to make sure we follow as best we can to the scientific method and our real-time experiences.”

coffeepot_smThese experiences can be complicated, not only that they can be emotionally and physically traumatic. We are doing out best to bring you well produced versions of what we experienced so you can have as accurate of a portrayal of what the investigators went through as well as any of those who were with us. That takes some time, particular with necessary personnel changes and being respectful to those who had traumatic experiences during the investigations.

Within the next week or two you will see clips from what we are working on now. Three NEW investigations done, while we continue to press for more to investigate. It is important that everyone recognizes that those who participate in these cases are not only doing scientific, paranormal, and scientific work but are experiencing REAL physical and emotional trauma at times.

Not every investigation, but it happens and has happened wiships_wheelthin the course of our last few investigations. All of our participants sign waivers to give the Krewe a chance to use whatever we film, but we are a family. Unless our family is comfortable sharing our experiences from the investigation, we will not move forward until/unless they do.

Thank you for your patience with us, your support, and your encouragement.


Long Weekend…
Long Weekend… avatar

We had a chance to investigate two very unique locations and ended up with two very different results.

As we have made it clear before, we go into a location and if something or some things happen that we cannot explain we do our best to document them. However, we also go in without any expectations of having anything happen at all, and if we are unable to experience anything we make it clear that we did not on that particular night experience anything. As for the two investigations we did in roughly 3 days earlier in May we ended up with very easily documented and what we considered to be uncommon occurrences.

One very dramatic incident was what we are referring to a as an oppression. From the time we arrived at this particular location one of our team was experiencing being touched on her leg repeatedly over the course of a few hours. She ultimately ended up being more or less put into some sort of trance (for lack of a better word) and the video very clearly shows the progression of this happening.

With the second investigation, we experienced activity with a REM Pod that seemed to indicate a direct response to dozens of questions. These questions were being asked by someone who worked at the location and what indicated to us as being her father who had passed nearly 10 years earlier. It was very emotional as she would ask for specific responses, ask about specific events, and the REM would respond accordingly. Needless to say there were many tears and it was a much more positive feeling we all left with than the first of the two investigations.

We wanted to bring you up to date and let you know these are being worked on, the hours of video is being edited, audio is being analyzed, and it will be posted as soon as we feel we have them right.

Thank you to those who allowed us to investigate and participate.


2013 Rapidly Approaching
2013 Rapidly Approaching avatar

We are busily trying to manage our personal business/lives and working on setting up the investigation schedule for the first quarter of 2013. We have paperwork in progress for a large site, a well known but as of yet investigated alleged haunting at a dance hall, and the first of a series of investigations we will be doing for alleged hauntings in the French Quarter.

2012 ended up being less productive than we had anticipated. We are all disappointed with that. Many of the PARANOLA Krewe experienced devastating personal losses and illnesses. The hurricane didn’t help much, happening right around the time we had 3 investigations set-up. (We are hoping to reschedule those for this coming summer.

Thank you for your patience and the PARANOLA Krewe wants to thank you for your support and special thanks to those who came out to see those of us who were at ComicCon 2012 New Orleans!

We are looking forward to a great 2013 and we wish you one as well!


PARANOLA at Chip Coffey’s ” Coffey Talk”
PARANOLA at Chip Coffey’s ” Coffey Talk” avatar

The event was held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel on Orleans St. in NoLa. The talk was divided into four parts. The first part consisted of Chip Coffey talking about his life and family from childhood on to present day and how his childhood relates to his new book, Growing Up Psychic. The second part involved Chip talking about work he has done including Paranormal State and Psychic Kids and included some brief clips from episodes such as the infamous “I am six.”

In the third section Chip randomly picked people to ask him questions either as a medium or a psychic. There were a lot of questions about loved ones who are now in spirit. After the third section the people who only bought basic admission tickets left. VIP and Super VIP then had their pictures taken with Chip and everyone received an autographed copy of Growing Up Psychic.

The fourth section was a brief investigation of the hotel’s ballroom in which we were permitted to record and use the KII and the Mel meters. Chip utilized the mini mag-light technique.. if you have never tried this technique it is worth a shot. Interesting that Chip picked up on children spirits while no one in our group had the slightest intuition of any children being around. One of my favorite parts of the evening was when Chip raffled off his scarf.

Sadly, I did not win but I did donate $20 to NoH8 and animal rescue organizations. (^_^)

Overall a very interesting night. We did manage to get our name out there so I would not be surprised if our next investigation stems from this night in some fashion.