Archive for the ‘Stories’ Category

TAPS Family Network Resignation

Monday, September 6th, 2010

While The Paranormal Source, Inc. has enjoyed its affiliation with the TAPS Family network of paranormal investigators, our objectives for the corporation are moving in another direction. The board made the unanimous decision to submit our resignation, effective September 5, 2010. We were not asked to leave the network, but did so after evaluating our personal goals as an organization and team. We wish everyone the best in their future endeavors, and look forward to continue sharing our research with you.

~The Paranormal Source, Inc. Team

Dark Hooded Figures

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Dark Hooded Figure

Dark hooded figures….

Google it, and see what comes up.  Seeing all those results and reading the stories online, it makes me feel like maybe I’m the only on that hasn’t seen them.  It’s a topic that fascinates me.  Not only that they exist, but what are they? They are called many different things, but the descriptions and stories are very similar. Where do they come from?  Are they good, evil, or indifferent? Why do they come, and how do they choose who they appear to?  These are just a few of the list of questions my mind generates as I find more and more accounts of people seeing these figures.  Let me tell you why I became interested in this.

Awhile back, I was talking to my brother-in-law, Victor.  He seems to be either sensitive, or have something about him that attracts spirits to him. This also appears to run in their family.  They each have quite a few stories over the years of paranormal experiences.  When you listen to the stories, you first think how unlucky he must have been to have lived in so many haunted places throughout his life. How could someone have such bad luck to run into it again and again? But then he tells you something that makes it all clear.  It’s not the places he lives in, it’s him. He is followed.

He is 48 years old now, and he claims that he has had a dark, hooded figure appear to him, again and again, throughout his entire life.  To him, the figure looks like an old, robed, monk. It doesn’t speak.  It doesn’t gesture.  It just appears, and stares at him.  This is not while he’s coming in or out of sleep.  This is when he’s wide awake. There’s no special place that this happens, just wherever he may happen to be.  Obviously, this can be quite startling at times since it’s always unexpected.  But he’s not afraid of the figure.  He was when he was younger, but over the years it’s just become a part of his life.  This is just something he sees at times, and he knows it means him no harm after years of just being watched.

This story fascinated me. What must this be like to have something like this follow you around throughout your life? What is even more fascinating to me is that Victor has never even tried to figure out who this figure is, or what it wants, if anything.  So I decided I was going to research this myself.

Do you know what I found? What I found was even more questions than I started with.  People from all over the world see figures like this.  Many of them have the same questions I do, but there are no answers, partly because people perceive this in so many different ways.  Some people see it as a monk; others describe it as Death himself or a demon from hell. Some feel protected, or like there is a message for them, and even claim to have received gifts.  Others feel terrified because they’re sure it’s come to do harm to them.

So I’m left with more questions than I started with, and I will keep researching this.  What about you?  Have you seen anything like this?

-Written by Adam Norton

Membership & Team Direction

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Over the past year, The Paranormal Source has grown and developed in ways we could not have anticipated. We have had an enormous amount of support and appreciate every individual we have had the opportunity to work with. We have not been without our struggles, but we have dealt with them swiftly and with professionalism and remain a solid, cohesive team of researchers as a result.

We receive several requests for membership, and while we would love to accept every application, we regret that we cannot. Membership applications are not currently being accepted/reviewed. It will remain this way indefinitely. However, should we begin to accept applications again in the future, you will find details and information posted here in our blog.

The Paranormal Source is also shifting its direction. Most of our work has been conducted via means of private investigation of mostly residential addresses. While we will still be available to participate in these investigations, the cases will be carefully screened and approved by the board before proceeding. Cases that are referred to our organization will be considered based on their severity and our ability to adequately assist the client. We will also be focusing a majority of our time and resources to research.

Again, we appreciate any and all feedback from our followers/clients/colleagues. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns.

~April Slaughter
Exec. Director

Twins & Telepathy: The Connection That Reaches Beyond DNA (Part Two)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Part Two of April Slaughter’s Twins & Telepathy article series with TAPS Paramagazine is now up and ready to view. And, as always, your feedback is always welcome and appreciated!


PDF Download: Twins & Telepathy (Part 2)

Twins & Telepathy: The Connection That Reaches Beyond DNA (Part One)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Do twins possess the power to communicate through psychic connectivity? April Slaughter recently published a two-part series of articles for TAPS Paramagazine to examine this very question. Part One is now available to download. As always, your feedback is welcome and appreciated!


PDF Download: Twins & Telepathy (Part One)

FATE Magazine

Friday, March 19th, 2010

April Slaughter has been writing articles on various paranormal phenomena for TAPS Paramagazine for years, and now The Paranormal Source is pleased to announce that our Executive Director is a contributing journalist and blogger for FATE Magazine as well!

For more information about the magazine and April’s blog, please visit The Official FATE Magazine Website.

Jeff Belanger’s WOMEN IN THE PARANORMAL: An Interview with April Slaughter

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Ghosts - research, evidence, and discussion.

Paranormal author Jeff Belanger recently interviewed April Slaughter for his Women in the Paranormal series on! You can read the article by clicking on the link below.

WOMEN IN THE PARANORMAL: An Interview with April Slaughter

TWINS & TELEPATHY Article Series to Appear in TAPS Paramagazine

Monday, February 1st, 2010

April Slaughter is currently working on a series of articles on twins and the possibility that they share a connection that reaches beyond their DNA. Part one will be featured in the January/February issue of TAPS Paramagazine, due out by mid-February. For Part Two, April is asking the readers to weigh in with their thoughts on the subject.

Note from April:

I am working on Part 2 of my TWINS & TELEPATHY article series for TAPS Paramagazine, and would like to know how many of you believe the phenomenon exists, how many of you do not, and how many of you are undecided. Please take a moment to comment on this note with your thoughts, theories, experiences, etc.

Telepathy (also known as Extrasensory Perception or ESP) is most commonly defined as receiving knowledge from another without utilizing the five natural senses. I would love to hear your thoughts on twins and the possibility of a telepathic connection between them.

I greatly appreciate your help!

~April Slaughter

Seeking out the Skinwalker

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

One of the most intriguing subjects April has investigated to date. The mystery of the ‘Skinwalker’ is one that may never be fully explained. While it was initially intended to be a three-part series, April decided to leave us all hanging at the end of Part 2. Don’t believe us? Read the articles and see for yourself…


PDF Download: Seeking Out The Skinwalker (Part 1)

PDF Download: Seeking Out The Skinwalker (Part 2)

For more information on TAPS Paramagazine, or to become a subscriber, please visit The Official Magazine Website.

The Existence of Fairies (Fae)

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Fairies… are they what we think they are? Do they even exist? April Slaughter asks these questions and others in her article on the Fae (first published by TAPS Paramagazine.) This article has been beautifully illustrated with the artwork of the lovely and talented Paulina Cassidy. As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated.


PDF Download: The Existence of Fairies (Fae)

For more information on TAPS Paramagazine, or to become a subscriber, please visit The Official Magazine Website.