MSSPI June 2011 Team News
If feels like summer is here already, it has been hot one here in the south and speaking of hot, David and Shelly attended the Haunted America Conference held June 10th through the 11th. This is an annual conference hosted every year by American Ghost Society founder Troy Taylor and his crew. This year it was held in Jacksonville Illinois and it did not disappoint.
It was opened up this year, by none other than, Len Adams (vice president of the AGS) with his Strange Stuff segment that had everyone busting at the seams. Strange stuff is a great kick off to the conference and one we look forward to every year we attend.
There was a plethora of speakers this year from not only Troy Taylor him self but there were presentations done by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, April Slaughter, Patrick Burns, Nick Spantgos, Derrick Ward, and Tiffany Johnson. Every presentation was eye-opening, some had us clinging to our seats and some had us crying in the isles. We always walk away with new perspectives and outlooks on the paranormal field. We learned new techniques about EVP, equipment , paranormal misperceptions, Djinn, The Lemps (of notoriously haunted Lemp Mansion in Missouri), and the psychic connections and how it fits in with everyday life.
The vendor area was rocking! So many vendors and things to purchase I thought David was going to have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming. There was so much to look at and purchase and I walked away with a few new books and trinkets. Spookapalooza had a fantastic booth with all kinds of cool things from coffin trinket boxes to t-shirts and all the proceeds from their sales went to St. Jude children’s hospital of Memphis, TN. The Spookapalooza ladies, Brandi Kristen and Laura Richter did an awesome job! Hats off to these two ladies!
This was one of the most educational and informative conferences put on by the American Ghost Society and if you missed it don’t worry they will be back again next year and back in Decatur, Illinois with a fantastic line up of speakers and new topics! Info will be coming soon on next years event, but don’t fret we will keep you up to date on that!
Angela of MSSPI was honored to be a guest speaker on the P.H.A.T. Ladies of the Paranormal Radio show on the para-x network on June 6th. If you havn’t tuned in to their radio show, hosted by Lee Anne Ball and other great para ladies, then please visit the para-x radio network at www.para-x.com for show schedules. The PHAT Ladies will post a pod cast of the show very soon just in case you missed it.
On another note, be sure to join us if you can July 12th, 2011 at 6 PM at the Brandon Public Library in Brandon, MS. We will be doing a presentation on the ins and outs of paranormal investigations and how history fits into paranormal research. This event is FREE to the public. Contact us or the Brandon Public Library for any additional information. We look forward to seeing you there!
MSSPI has positions open for team membership. We are looking to add new members for both our Southern and Northern Teams and are looking for dedicated researchers and investigators. This time we are looking specifically for members with historical research skills, as well as Camera Operator/audio,video experience and Equipment Building skills. If you are interested in membership with MSSPI, please visit our website for more details.
MSSPI has concluded all the data review of a private residence in Panola County and will be scheduling a reveal later this week with the client.
The investigation II and review of the Ellisville, MS private residence has been concluded and the client was pleased with the outcome and has been able to find closure. This investigation included our first ever experiment with a medium. MSSPI does not normally work with mediums, but do to client request we decided to call one in on this investigation.
Psychic Medium and Reiki Master Jamie Roth of Jackson Ms. was a guest consultant on the last Ellisville investigation with MSSPI’s Southern Team. Mrs. Roth went into the home with no prior knowledge of the client or the claims and it was reported to us by the client after the investigation that Mrs. Roth was 90% correct in her findings. The client was very pleased with her performance and professionalism and expressed her thanks to Mrs. Roth and the MSSPI Southern team for their help. You can find out more about Jamie Roth and her Intuitive Encounters Expo on the MSSPI Calender of Events or visit her personal website at http://www.intuitiveencounters.com
Team members will be going next week to do a reveal of the Southaven MS private residence. This is a place we always get good evidence at. This is the 4th investigation we have done there and it never lets us down. You can read more about these cases on our website and our previous newsletters.
MSSPI also has upcoming cases open and pending in Grenada and Mendenhall and we will keep you informed of our progress on these cases, in next months news letter.
MSSPI is currently doing some page remodeling on our main website and we appreciate your patience while we are updating our layout. There are still a few pages in Case Files which we are working to correct.
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We have some great new feature stories this month for your enjoyment and be sure to stop by our website http://www.mississippi-spi.com as well as our other pages dedicated to cemetery restoration and literature. This months feature stories were submitted by our friends, Brian Riley of Mississippi Paranormal Society and Paula Hayes of The Mississippi SPARS Team. MSSPI wishes to thank them for their participation in our newsletter.
Remember if you have a strange story, legend, or haunted place related to Mississippi or you want to submit your team info to be featured in our newsletter, send your inquiries to Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or to our team email at email@example.com for consideration.
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Now take my hand and lets step into the shadows of Mississippi and explore!