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The after show is a follow up interview with each our guests that join us on PRRS Radio.
The interview contains a standard set of questions. These questions work for every guest and also leave room for individuality...questions that lead to answers that are meaningful, leave the readers feeling like they learned something new, and hopefully valuable from each guest. Something beyond, 'What's your favorite color?'"
For those who have taken the time to answer - we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!
That ghosts can be our greatest teachers, especially if you can't trust them! The lesson: There is no death, only life with limitless variations and possibilities. And it's all ours if we can just get it right.
Young people always ask when, where and how they should "ghost hunt." But they never ask IF they should! The answer is LEARN, yes, because ghosts are great teachers. But DO NOT go looking for them unless you "have what it takes," and few people do.
Free time? I remember that! Professionally, I'm a journalist. As a writer and editor, the most important thing I can do is read. And what I find most relaxing is to read for enjoyment. I usually have four books going at any one time - two fiction and two non-fiction. Currently, I'm reading An Intimate History of Humanity by Theodore Zeldin, Divided Waters by Ivan Musicant, Baudolino by Umberto Eco, and re-reading some H.P. Lovecraft. When I have the time or can afford it, I enjoy fishing, riding and jumping horses, and boating.
Ice cream. A nice Beaujolais. Ice Cream. Anything with fins. More ice cream.
My wife, Jackie, and our sons: Jonathan and Benjamin. We've always been together.
Gawd! Speculative! I would like to have people say what a woman said after a talk I gave in San Diego a few years ago: "You opened the world to me." If I can help pull back the curtain, even for a few people, even just a crack, on the dazzling view that the paranormal offers on the world, I will have been a success. In the end, though, I hope people will consider me an honest man who tried to do the right thing, though not an honest fool.
Don't let them squeeze the wonder out of you! It's the wonder that's real, and we're right about more things when we're kids than when we're adults.
I believe in God (He, She, It and Them!) and I believe in people as an extension of the divine. That's what's real. We can make the world whatever we want to, but we must do so together. Together is the secret.
Every moment every second of life is important.
How did it feel to connect with spirit? (that's the question) The answer is calm peaceful and like going home.
Working out, hiking, walking my dogs or reading.
Pizza Pizza Pizza and more Pizza followed with a brownie
If I could have anyone I wanted: Barrack Obama, Albert & Victor Frankl (Man's Search for Meaning)
Maybe he made things just a tiny weenie bit better.
Hang on to LOVE!
Try Empathy or The Golden Rule before anger. I believe we all serve a greater good...even if we don't get to see it.
I have learned that hauntings are about the living as much as they are about the dead. I look at this from two points. The first is that often the living people experiencing a haunting allow the paranormal to dominate their lives. It consumes them, it drains them. It alters their lives and their personalities. Often this leads to unwanted outcomes and negativity. For people experiencing a haunting they need to take control and not allow the paranormal to become their normal. The second point is that behind most hauntings is a story, and most of those stories are sad. Most hauntings seem to focus on premature death, violent death, unfinished business, regrets, sadness and suicides. The best lesson is to live life and leave here with a happy heart and soul, and to not carry with you our attachments and fears and anxiety. Life is truly for the living and should be cherished and enjoyed.
Am I single and available? OK, all joking aside, I think the question few ask is the obvious: do I believe in ghosts? I know it seems silly to ask a paranormal investigator if they believe in ghosts, but it is a relevant question. What do you believe as an investigator of the paranormal? Of course, I believe in ghosts. But much more than that, I believe that ghosts (or at least the vast majority that I have investigated) are the personalities or spirits of a deceased human being. I believe that a part of us survives the death of the body - and I believe that for most haunting phenomena this is what we are dealing with.
Well free time is something of a rarity! I have shared custody of my five year old twin sons and they are with me three days per week. So being a great dad is top on my list. When I have free time I enjoy simple pleasures. My favorite is unwinding in my Finnish sauna. I fell in love with the Finnish sauna during my many trips to Finland - and there is nothing quite like a good sauna session to relax, distress and unwind. Taking authentic sauna is an ethereal experience that really takes you to another place.
When I am not in the sauna I enjoy the hot tub (yes I spoil myself), home brewing beer, reading, writing and being outdoors. I also enjoy travel, and am planning a trip abroad with my sons in the summer of 2009.
Not sure I would have much of an appetite at that point! I would have to go with a hearty lasagna with meat and sausage, a good cold beer or two, and some garlic bread loaded with butter (no need to stress over cholesterol at that point).
My family, in particular, my brothers, sister, parents, and of course on either side of me my twin sons Ryan and Michael.
This has changed. I used to hope that people would say I laughed a lot, was a lot of fun, was a great cop, made a difference - but that all changed in May of 2003 when I became a father. I want those who remain behind to know I lived a good life, that I was a good person, that I made good choices and bad choices but overall, made a difference. But if anything is to be said about me it is not to be about my successes, or failures - but that I was a great father to my sons, and that I loved them in a way that I never loved any other person. That will be the legacy I leave the world - being a great father to two great boys who will go on to impact the world in wonderful ways themselves.
Buckle up, you are in for one hell of a ride! Seriously, I look back at the past 20 years since high school and am amazed at the journey I have taken. I am amazed at the paths I have traveled and the people I have met and things I have done. Best advice to my self at that age: slow down and enjoy it just a little more - oh, and travel at a younger age. I was in my late twenties before I made my first backpacking trip to Europe. Looking back, I would tell myself to get moving at a younger age and experience all that you can!!
Life is a precious, wonderful gift that we often take for granted. We allow the insignificant details of day to day living to get in the way of really just appreciating the miracle that we are. Life is short, life is fleeting and life is gone as quickly as it comes. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Cherish it. Slow down, stop and sit for a minute. One of my favorite songs is by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós. The song is titled "Viðrar vel til loftárása (which translates to Good Weather for Air strikes ). The last line of the song is "the best thing God has created is a new day". That really just sums it up - out of all that we have in life, having another day to experience it really is a wonderful gift.
To enjoy all of our time with each other that we have right here in the 'now', and know that tomorrow is not promised and we need to not worry so much on the small stuff. Just like we talked about on the show, 'dont sweat the small stuff' as most of it truly is a waste of time to keep worrying about those sorts of things. There are alot of things that just cannot be changed, and sometimes it's just better to learn that and understand to live with it. I've learned that our lives here are meant to be somewhat difficult so that we can learn all of our life lessons and express our life themes before we go Home to The Other Side so we can truly enjoy the essence of eternity and The After Life.
I suppose the one question that people rarely ask that I'd like to see and hear more people asking would be more or less a statement, and not a question at all. I would like to see more people become more confident in themselves and their abilities. Meaning, we have so many talented and gifted healings and mediums out there, and sometimes they will doub themselves for so long (and waste so much valuable time over their doubts and insecurities) when they are incredibly gifted and should be focusing on helping people. Everyone morphs into their own at the right time, but over the last several years alot of people seem to have lost alot of positive energy and courage and strength, and I'd like to see people start to understand that no one is perfect, but we are all God's children, and we are perfect in His eyes.
Hanging out at the beach or taking my dog for a long walk through the forest or on a trail. Whatever I'd be doing you can bet it would be outdoors as I love nature, and this time of year is always beautiful here. Sometimes I'll spend a couple of days just meditating and doing meditational breathing techniques which really does keep me going, and it clears and cleanses my own Spirit and allows me to continue with the workload and busy schedule that follows me.
I suppose my last meal would be a recipe from Patti LaBelle's cookbook, it's called Over The Rainbow Macaroni & Cheese -- it's got about six different cheeses, two sticks of butter, half and half, four eggs -- just to name a few of it's luscious ingredients. It's certainly not something you'd serve frequently, but if it was my last meal, I'd probably care less about the health aspects of it! LOL And bring on some Ben & Jerrys Phish Food while you're at it!
Right now, my beautiful puppy (I call him a 'puppy' even though he is soon to be 4 in January 2009, bless him) is wondering around the table !
When I cross over, as long as just one person says that I've helped them, I'll truly be happy with that. I have helped thousands of people along the journey of life in this particular lifetime, and I'm always delighted when someone writes or calls in with their special 'thank you for your help and for sharing your gifts with us'. When I leave this human plane, I will know then as I know now that my purpose on this lifetime is/was to reach out and help people with my psychic insights, powerful healings and angelic wisdom from above. These gifts are meant to be shared, and that's why I make myself as accessible to anyone, anywhere whenever I have the availability.
Just to live your own life and follow your own dreams and pursuits, but to have a few good friends or family members as your support system. Sometimes the hardest time for a 'new' psychic or healer is the 'acceptance' time from when they start to doing their psychic and healing work -- this can be a very emotional time for some psychics and healers, especially if their family and friends turn against them or just dont understand what it is they are doing. Luckily for me, I started when I was five or six years old, so my family was pretty well stuck with accepting me early on. But the people that sometimes morph into their own at age 30 and above, sometimes have a lot of difficulty when they reach out to family and friends for support of their new endeavor. So my advice is if someone doesn't get you or understand you when you are starting out, dont worry about it -- Mother & Father God, your Angels, your Guides and our beautiful Elders will guide you every step of the way, and you'll accomplish even more when you believe in yourself and are confident in your abilities.
I believe that if we all stick together and stop hating and judging others for the wrong reasons we will be alot happier and will live much longer, fulfilling lives.
Life moves forward even when living stops for some, so make every second count.
Since I host a talk show and I been interviewed by others that is tough! I think the one that no one has ever asked me is ...How do I feel about the field as a whole now days? My answer to that is I feel we have come far but still have a long way to go. There are many coming into the field that have no idea what they are doing and to top it off you have a lot of fakes and flakes as I like to term it. Many profess they are the real deal in different aspects of the field and in reality they are only blowing hot air so to speak.
You mean there really is such a thing? Just kidding! I enjoy what little free time I do get with David and the kids exploring my new surroundings as well as interior decorating and writing.
Well since dieting I miss my Big Macs, I think I have an addiction to them! So it would have to be one of those, a chess cake or cheesecake preferable since it is my last supper I would have both. I think some warm crab dips with pita chips too.
I would have all of my family and friends of course, I think it would be awesome to have JFK for dinner and pick his brain to find out if he knew who really shot him.Thomas Edison because I want to know if those papers he did on the telephone to the dead ever existed.
WI hope that people who know me will say ...she did it the right way with integrity and ethics!
Always be true to yourself !
That the world could be such a better place if we would only think more of others instead of ourselves. I also believe that one day we will have some of the answers we so desperately seek about the unknown and the afterlife.
We know a lot less than we think.
How Long do I plan to build this type of equipment. A: 2010 is my end date
Building Hydrogen generators in my work shop
My wife and close friends.
Don't Be Normal ! I hope I'm remembered for that.
"I believe..... We should never settle for the easy things. We should never stop learning and working. It's what makes life fun."
Nothing is ever what is seems. Our motivations, whether conscious or unconsious, play a larger role in our existence then we could ever imagine. And people are pissy, no matter if they are dead or not. :)
It's not really a question, more a misconception. Most I have encountered believe because I have clairvoyant and precognition skills, that I have an "All Access" pass to my own future, and I have a charmed life. Nothing could be further from the truth. These skills are one-way. Just because I see aspects of someone else's future, doesn't mean I have a clue about what is going to happen in mine. I have to learn lessons just like everyone else.
Also, I have encountered some who think I have a super power or something. It's not a super power. I'm not superhuman, and there isn't a comic book about me. I have a well-defined skill set, that's it.
I like to read crap vampire novels, knit, play on Facebook, and sleep. :)
Drink: I'd start off with an organic pomegranate italian soda, ease into an organic pomegranate wine, then head on into the Caronas with a ridiculous amount of lime.
Appetizer: An antipasto, dates wrapped in bacon, rosemary and olive oil bruschetta
Salad: poached pear, gorgonzola and walnut salad with light balsamic vinagerette.
Dinner: Steak medalions stuffed with ricotta cheese and artichoke hearts, drizzled with a lemon wine sauce, grilled asparagus, and a sun-dried and tomato cappalini
Dessert: vanilla bean creme brulee
Tyler, my mom, Dave F., Dave D, Bill Mc, Z, Michele, Stacy, Ali, Guy, and Bill Mu.
My son is my legacy. Hopefully, he will grow up and live to his fullest potentional. That is the most important thing to me.
Hopefullly, I will have impacted someone's life, even in the smallest of ways. I do this work to empower people with knowledge and understanding so that they can better help themselves, and explore a richer life.
I hope my friends, family and acquaintances will say I lived passionately, bravely from my heart. I hope they believe that my life made a difference in theirs.
Also, I hope they know that I will be learning all I can about haunting, so that I can be a most annoying ghost/spirit/spector/entity.
This might sound jaded, but I would tell myself that love is not the end-all. Men are not the answer. Servitude to family will get you nowhere. Put yourself first. Honor yoruself. Love yourself. Be brave.
"I believe we all have a purpose. The more we learn about ourselves, the easier it is to stay on our chosen path. The is the way to happiness."
I work in the field of Life ! Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies: and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." [John 11:25-26]. Therefore, I choose eternal life through Jesus Christ !
How can I accept Jesus as my Savior !
I'm a guitarist and once upon a time, I played in local bands. I still play quite often. I'm an avid weightlifter as well.
My favorite food is Italian food. 1. Pizza 2. Lasagna etc...... I'm also a meat and potatoes guy. If it were a last meal, I guess we could combine some of these foods along with Pita bread [Jesus loved Pita bread and Figs], figs and wine. I don't drink alchohol, but I would make an exception for the wine for a last meal.
My wife and those closest to me.
I certainly hope that people will remember me for my faith in GOD. I pray that I would be remembered for helping lead many to GOD through Jesus Christ. I would want to be remembered for being a good, honest, decent man who wanted nothing from anyone. I would also want to be remembered as a good husband to my wife and a hard worker, who was truly blessed by GOD.
Seek the truth, before you seek anything else. [Luke 14:18] Or, to those who seek and believe in Him: "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No man comes to the FATHER except through Me. [John 14:6]
My brothers and sisters, I firmly believe that we are in the last days before the return of Jesus Christ. The anti-christ is among us now and he will be revealed in a few years. It's my mission to spread the Word of Almighty GOD to every ear that will listen. There's only one Savior and one Messiah and that is Jesus Christ !!!
Please repent and accept Jesus as your Savior !
If I can help lead you to Christ, or if you accepted Him as your savior, please let me know. email@example.com
May GOD Bless you all
I think I've learned to live my life in a more serene, peaceful manner. After all, if we go on in some fashion after death, why worry about our life here and now? It's only a small part of the continuum.
Is ghosthunting a science? The short answer is, no, despite all the "scientific" equipment ghost hunters may use in the field. This will not sit well with many, I know, but the truth is that there is no scientific method for ghosthunting. Why not? Because there has yet to be established one single fact about ghosts and until we do that, we cannot set up a scientific method to discover them.
Of course, most of my free time, if you want to call it "free," is spent writing. Also, I am a voracious reader. I often have three of four books going simultaneously, so I love my quiet time with a book. You might also find me working out at the "Y," or meditating (very boring to watch), or working on the 1920 house my wife and I live in and are rehabbing. It will be featured on TV's "Desperate Landscapes" later this year.
This is easy; anything Italian, just like Nonna used to make. Maybe a polenta or mushroom risotto appetizer, followed by lasagna with really good, crusty Italian bread and a nice pinot grigio. Tiramisu for desert with coffee.
Easy again: my wife Mary, my five children and spouses, my five grandkids.
I hope that someone, somewhere will be personally affected in a positive way by something that I wrote. One person already told me that one of my short stories helped her to deal with a friend's suicide. That's the kind of legacy I hope to leave behind.
Lighten up, it's only life.
I believe that this existence is only a small part of our destiny. We should enjoy every moment of it, but not worry too much about it. There's always more.