Columbia River Investigators of the Paranormal

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The term "paranormal" has existed in the English language since at least 1920.[7][8] The word consists of two parts: para and normal. The definition implies that the scientific explanation of the world around us is 'normal' and anything that is above, beyond, or contrary to that is 'para'

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Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) are paranormal audible events of unknown origin, which can be heard and captured in recordings on various types of electronic recording apparatus. The phenomenon has been captured using radios, televisions, tape recorders, telephones and answering machines, film, and a variety of digital equipment. Interest in EVP began in the 1920s, when Thomas Edison suggested the possibility of constructing a machine to communicate with the dead. "It is possible to construct an apparatus," he said in an interview in Scientific American, "which will be so delicate that if there are personalities in another existence or sphere who wish to get in touch with us in this existence or sphere, this apparatus will at least give them a better opportunity to express themselves than the tilting tables and rapping and Ouija boards and mediums and the other crude methods now purported to be the only means of communication."

OUR LOCAL TV SHOW IN NEWBEDFORD, MASS CALLED "EAST COAST HAUNTS" 2012

ORBS AND SMOKE RECREATED BY JOE PARANORMAL

THE HAUNTED VICTORIAN MANSION/SK PIERCE HOUSE, THIS HAS BEEN ON ALL THE PARANORMAL SHOWS AND WE INVESTIGATED IT 5 TIMES BEFORE IT WAS SOLD.

 

Joe Morancie (Paranormal) has been involved in the paranormal since the age of seven and Tracy Xifaras has been around it since the age of ten, they have owned 2 teams together, Jacksonville Ghost Hunters and New Bedford Paranormal and now they own Paranormal Mystery Investigations and are a Paranormal Duo based out of Boardman, Oregon and serve the North West across Oregon and Washington State, they're specialty is capturing class A evp's and Demonology, If you need our help and am living in the North West, please contact us at 541-371-1940 or 541-656-7167 or fill out our contact form under Contact Us.

GETTING READY FOR FILMING OUR SHOW "EAST COAST HAUNTS" IN 2012

SOME PLACES WE HAVE DONE

Miss Carolines-St.Augustine Florida

Fort De Castillo-St.Augustine,Florida

Old City of St.Augustine, Florida

Numerous Residentials-Jacksonville,Florida

Green Cove Springs Jail-Green Cove Springs, Florida

Wicked Davies tavern-Fernandina Beach Florida

Old Brothel in Fernandina Beach, Florida

Bosc Bello Cemetary, Fernandina Beach, Florida

Kingsley Plantation-Jacksonville, Florida

Fort Taber(Milliken Battery) New Bedford, Massachusetts

Barnstable Tavern-Barnstable, Massachusetts

70-80 Residentials- New Bedford, Massachusetts

Villa Franca Restaurant-New Bedford, Massachusetts

Grand Army Republic-Rockland, Massachusetts

Martha Coggeshall House- Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Whitney Murdoch Mansion-Winchendon, Massachusetts

Haunted Victorian Mansion/SK Pierce House-Gardner, Massachusetts

New Bedford State Pier/Sea Streak Terminal-New Bedford, Massachusetts



 
 

GOLD LEAF ELECTROSCOPE, AN EMF METER FROM THE 1800'S

 

T-SHIRT DESIGNED FOR JOE IN 2009

 

JOE AND MYSTERY

GREEN COVE SPRINGS JAIL IN GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FLA...WE INVESTIGATED HERE 3 TIMES

Typical Reports in Hauntings

The following section describes some common claims in haunted locations. Please be aware that most, if not all, can also have rational explanations that the event is non-paranormal. It is important to look for alternative answers for each claim to see if it really is paranormal. The section that immediately follows this one will discuss some alternative to look for. 

  • Cold spots
  • Electrical disturbances
  • Doors/windows open/close
  • Moving/falling/levitating objects
  • Items disappearing and reappearing
  • Water turned on/off
  • Feelings of being watched/not alone
  • Feelings of being touched, pushed, unexplained goose bumps, chills and static
  • Sounds of footsteps/knocking/rapping
  • Voices/whispers/screams/cries/moans/music
  • Odd lights
  • Odd shadows
  • Unexplained odors/fragrances
  • Strong feelings of sorrow or dread
  • Unexplained mists or vapors
  • Visual of apparitions
  • Pets acting peculiar
  • Bad or vivid dreams
  • Children talking to no one

The list above is the most common claims. There are more severe claims that are also very rare. Like the list above, there are many different alternative answers to those as well.  


PAREIDOLIA


Pareidolia is a type of illusion or misperception involving a vague or obscure stimulus being perceived as something clear and distinct. For example, in the discolorations of a burnt tortilla one sees the face of Jesus. Or one sees the image of Mother Teresa or Ronald Reagan in a cinnamon bun or a man in the moon.

Under ordinary circumstances, pareidolia provides a psychological explanation for many delusions based upon sense perception. For example, it explains many UFO sightings, as well as the hearing of sinister messages on records played backwards. Pareidolia explains Elvis, Bigfoot, and Loch Ness Monster sightings. It explains numerous  religious apparitions and visions. And it explains why some people see a face or a building in a photograph of the Cydonia region of Mars.

Under clinical circumstances, some psychologists encourage pareidolia as a means to understanding a patient, e.g., the Rorschach ink blot test.

Astronomer Carl Sagan claimed that the human tendency to see faces in tortillas, clouds, cinnamon buns, and the like is an evolutionary trait. He writes:  

As soon as the infant can see, it recognizes faces, and we now know that this skill is hardwired in our brains. Those infants who a million years ago were unable to recognize a face smiled back less, were less likely to win the hearts of their parents, and less likely to prosper. These days, nearly every infant is quick to identify a human face, and to respond with a goony grin (Sagan 1995: 45).

Sagan is right about the tendency to recognize faces, but I don't see any reason to think there is an evolutionary advantage in seeing replicas of paintings, ghosts, demons, and the like, in inanimate objects. There is, of course, an evolutionary advantage in seeing images of dinner or predators against a varied environmental background. There would be no advantage for, say, a hawk to be dive-bombing shadows on rocks, however. It seems likely that the modern mind is making associations with shapes, lines, shadows, and the like that are connected to current desires, interests, hopes, ganesh in a potatoobsessions, and the like. Most people recognize illusions for what they are, but some become fixated on the reality of their perception and turn an illusion into a delusion. A little bit of critical thinking, however, should convince most reasonable people that a potato that looks like the Hindu god Ganesh, a cinnamon bun that looks like mother Teresa, or a burnt area on a tortilla that looks like Jesus are accidents and without significance. It is more likely that the Virgin Mary one sees in the reflection of a mirror or on the floor of an apartment complex or in the clouds has been generated from one's own imagination than that a person who has been dead for 2,000 years should manifest herself in such a mundane and useless fashion.