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A Psychic’s Perspective: An Interview with C.J. Sellers

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

C.J. Sellers is a renowned psychic featured in an article first published in TAPS Paramagazine (written by April Slaughter.) C.J. serves on The Paranormal Source, Inc. Advisory Board of Directors and is a close personal friend.


PDF Download: A Psychic’s Perspective: An Interview with C.J. Sellers

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

Demonology: In Depth by April Slaughter

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

For years, April Slaughter has been writing articles on various subjects for TAPS Paramagazine and we’ve always had requests coming in asking her to share them. The Paranormal Source has been granted the opportunity to begin posting April’s articles from past issues here on our site – the first of them being her three part series on the popular subject of Demonology. As always, we welcome your feedback.


PDF Download: Demonology: In Depth (Part 1)

PDF Download: Demonology: In Depth (Part 2)

PDF Download: Demonology: In Depth (Part 3)

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

Paranormal Research Survey

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Our Exec. Director April Slaughter has put together a research survey and she is asking anyone (and everyone) actively involved in the paranormal field to assist her. The survey consists of 40 Questions, and will help April to compile information for an upcoming publishing project. The survey is available in the following formats, and instructions are included in the document.

Paranormal Research Survey – Word Document Format

Paranormal Research Survey – PDF Format

It is also acceptable to copy and paste the body of the text into an e-mail and submit it complete with your answers to Thank you for your help!

The Driskill Hotel – Beautiful, Historic, & Haunted

Friday, November 27th, 2009

On the evening of Sunday, November 22, 2009 The Paranormal Source had the honor and privilege of investigating one of the most beautiful places in the entire state – The Driskill Hotel in Austin. For the first time in 40 years, the Driskill shut its doors to guests and went completely dark. No other paranormal team had ever previously been given the opportunity to investigate the entire hotel, and we cannot adequately express just how grateful we truly are to have been extended such an invitation. Thank you to Brett Boreing, Director of Sales & Marketing, for accompanying us throughout the night and for supporting the work we do.

We are currently reviewing our data from the investigation, and will post information as soon as we possibly can. In the meantime, for more information on the Driskill Hotel, please visit the OFFICIAL WEBSITE. Don’t forget to pick up your signed copy of April Slaughter’s book, GHOSTHUNTING TEXAS where the Driskill is a featured haunted location!

The ‘I’m Right, You’re Wrong’ Debate

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Alright, so I haven’t been the best at keeping up when it comes to the whole blogging thing. The last year has kept me so constantly busy that I just haven’t sat down to make time for it. I do a fairly good job at staying out of the drama in the paranormal field (or anywhere) and I am actually quite proud of that. Issues arise and recede like flood waters – a tumultuous mix of differing opinions and theories – and I tread quietly through it all as best I can. Occasionally, I am swept up in a storm I never saw coming, and what a nasty ride that can be!

It’s true, the paranormal community is not the only community riddled with conflict; human beings have a way of stirring up trouble no matter what they are involved in, but the paranormal field is what I know and love, and therefore, it draws most of my attention.

My current frustration? Honestly, it’s the never-ending debate over who’s doing it right vs. who’s doing it wrong. First, it has to be asked, who out of any of us is THE definitive expert on the paranormal? You? Me? Sorry folks… I don’t have an answer for this one. There are many people I look up to and work with that I consider to be experts on different areas within the paranormal, but I certainly do not believe any ONE person or ONE theory is the end-all-be-all to everything.

If we are all in search of answers, why do we spend so much time cutting each other down? Is that sort of behavior going to bring us any closer to enlightenment? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t buy into everything I read or hear, and I have definitely formed my own personal opinions about people, places, equipment, techniques, etc. However, I have found that if I disagree with someone, it doesn’t mean either of us are right or wrong. I have no problem leaving them to their own devices and walking the other way. This is not to say that I condone ALL behavior in the paranormal field. Sadly, there are those individuals whose intentions are only to cause harm or to bilk the public out of their money with one scam or another. Again, this is a universal human experience, and not exclusive to the paranormal field. Easy solution for me is to simply choose to not be a part of it.

If you spend your time so wrapped up in what everyone else is doing wrong, how do you devote any time to doing what you feel is right? If you think something should be done a certain way, get out there and do it! If you’re worried about other people faking evidence, don’t fake yours. Don’t believe in psychics? Easy answer is, don’t use them. Whether you subscribe to a completely scientific/skeptical view, a more spiritual/open-minded one, or anywhere in between, you have the right to pursue answers right alongside those that disagree with you.

It is completely expected that people will disagree with you no matter what you do or believe in. Thing is, if they can disagree tastefully, and with some tact, chances are that eventually you just might learn something from one another in the end.

I love the work that I do, and I have an amazing support system in my team. Would I still be doing things the same way if they weren’t behind me? Yes, because it has never been my intent to convince anyone of anything. I just happen to be one of the lucky ones surrounded by people who are working toward the same end.

Do what you know, do what you love, because it’s up to you (and you alone) to travel the road you’re on. No one said you had to take anyone else with you on the trip.

~April Slaughter


Friday, October 2nd, 2009

It’s finally October, and our favorite time of year. This year should prove to be especially interesting, as our Exec. Director April Slaughter heads out on the road for her official book tour promoting her new book Ghosthunting Texas! Come out and grab a book, say hello, and enjoy this leg of the America’s Haunted Road Trip adventure!


Location: Books & Crannies / Iris Theatre
Address: 209 W. Moore Ave., Terrell, TX 75160
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Costco
Address: 1701 Dallas Pkwy, W. Plano, TX 75093
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Emily Fowler Library
Address: 600 N. Locust St., Denton, TX 76201
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Costco
Address: 1225 State Hwy 276, Rockwall, TX 75032
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Sam’s Club
Address: 9701 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, TX 78759
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: The Driskill Hotel
Address: 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
*This event will also include a short presentation on Ghosthunting Texas, The Driskill Hotel, and The Paranormal Source, Inc.

Location: Costco
Address: 5300 Overton Ridge Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76132
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Sam’s Club
Address: 2025 So. Sw Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Costco
Address: 600 West Arbrook Blvd., Arlington, Texas, TX 76014
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Costco
Address: 1225 State Hwy 276, Rockwall, TX 75032
Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Borders Bookstore
Address: 4000 Arlington Highlands Blvd., Arlington, TX 76018
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April is also interviewing for Radio shows! For more information on these as well as an updated list of events, please visit her Official Book Tour Author Page

Thank You to Ron Ricketts

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Ron Ricketts of has recently provided The Paranormal Source, Inc. team with a Prototype of one his new devices, the MiniBox Medium. As our research of the ‘ghost box’ tech devices is ongoing, we would like to express our gratitude to Ron for the donation. We look forward to working with the Medium and sharing our results with the public.


For more information on this or any other of Ron’s inventions, please visit his official website.

Information on Frank’s Box from Frank Himself

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009


Frank Sumption, inventor of the ‘Frank’s Box’ sent us a document containing a large amount of information on the functionality and use of his highly controversial devices (also referred to as ‘the telephone to the dead.’) The Paranormal Source, Inc. has obtained his permission to share this document with you. As Frank has given us two of his boxes for experimentation, we feel it is only right to provide the public with the information so many are seeking.

Click here to view The ‘Box’ by Frank Sumption

*Please keep in mind that this document has been in no way altered by any member of The Paranormal Source, and it does not necessarily reflect our opinions or experiences with the devices.

GHOST HUNT & April Slaughter

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

FUNimation Entertainment is not only now an official Paranormal Source, Inc. sponsor, they have honored our Exec. Director April Slaughter by cross-promoting her book GHOSTHUNTING TEXAS with their hit Anime show GHOST HUNT! Visit their site, check out the show, and read their interview with April!


The dead have something to say…

‘Ghosthunting Texas’ Book Release Party!

Thursday, August 20th, 2009


April Slaughter and The Paranormal Source, Inc. Team would like to personally invite you to the official book release party for Ghosthunting Texas! Come and meet April, buy a copy of her book (which she will gladly sign), and meet other investigators and researchers actively working in this great state. The Bull Ring is one of the haunted locations April has profiled in the book, and they have graciously offered to host the evening.

The Paranormal Source team will be showcasing their collection of the latest in ‘ghost box tech’ including two original Frank’s Boxes built by Frank Sumption and the MiniBox Medium Prototype built by Ron Ricketts of Paranormal Systems. Personal merchandise and fundraising items will also be available during the evening.

Event Details:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
From 7:00 p.m. – Midnight
Hosted by The Bull Ring
Located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards
112 E Exchange Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76164-8210
(817) 624-2222

Water and appetizers will be served at no charge (soda, coffee, beer, wine, etc. are available to order but will not be complimentary.)

While no reservation is required to attend this event, please leave a comment or send us a note to let us know you’re coming!
For more information, e-mail