Archive for the ‘Stories’ Category

Many Thanks to FUNimation Entertainment!

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

The Paranormal Source, Inc. team would like to publicly thank FUNimation Entertainment for their recent product donation to assist us with our fundraising efforts! We are extremely grateful for their support and look forward to future collaborations. Based in Texas, FUNimation is a leader in the Anime industry, and we are working on some exciting cross-promotions! Be sure to visit our ‘Store’ section for the latest additions in FUNimation products.

Ghosthunting Texas

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

We are pleased to announce that April’s book, Ghosthunting Texas will be on bookstore shelves beginning September 1, 2009! Amazon has priced the book at 32% off the list price for all pre-orders, so now is the best time to reserve your copy!

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April will also be scheduling book signings in the upcoming months, so be sure to check back often for details!

The Lehi Hospital : Then & Now

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Beginning in the year 2005, I, April Slaughter, along with several other investigators conducted an ongoing and rather in-depth investigation of The Historic Lehi Hospital in Lehi, Utah. This building, and the phenomena I encountered within it became so dear to me that I miss it more than I can express. This is where I learned to be an investigator. This is what truly made me a believer. My mentors Chris & Nancy Peterson, along with Brian Whitesides of the now defunct Utah Ghost Hunter’s Society took on the task of investigating this building. As I lived closest to this location at the time, I was allowed entry rather frequently and took many other aspiring investigators inside to experience the hospital for themselves. I was blessed to work with my investigative partner James Boley with our team UTAH’S UNEXPLAINED at this location as well. While I had plenty of people working with me from time to time, it was not rare for me to enter the building alone and spend hours upon hours experiencing things I will not soon forget.

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Lehi Hospital

This building served as a bank and business offices before becoming the Lehi Hospital, and also housed a basement crematory. Nearly 4,000 deaths are thought to have occurred within its walls. Local lore suggests a nurse was hung from the flagpole that used to sit atop the building, but no documentation could be found to verify this event, and therefore was never part of any presentation of known occurrences on the property.

The hospital is currently privately owned, and has in the recent years been used as a haunted house attraction during the month of October. My sister and I first approached this building one evening hoping to gain permission to investigate. The crew of the haunted house was rehearsing, and the owner was not available to ask. However, the kids were intrigued with what we were doing and why we were there, and spewed story after story of what they had experienced while working in the building. We stepped just inside to the lobby area of the hospital and I turned on my audio recorder. It is worth nothing that at the time I used only analog, and retrieved the files by copying the audio to my PC. A brand new tape was used every time (nothing was ever re-used). Just about 5 minutes after we entered the building, the front door opened and the owner asked us to leave. I was able to get in contact with him later that evening to explain we were not there to trespass or steal haunted house secrets, as he had originally assumed. The first EVP we caught in this building was this one… captured just seconds before the owner came in and asked us to leave.

Lehi Hospital EVP: “Get out quick, haaaa…”

**UPDATE MESSAGE FROM APRIL SLAUGHTER**

The historic Lehi Hospital has been condemned by Lehi City officials and is slated for demolition. While I am deeply saddened by this, I am also immensely grateful for the countless hours, days, and months I spent in the building documenting paranormal activity. It will always hold a very special place in my heart.

As a tribute to the building and the spirits I got to know so well within it, I would like to share an article I wrote for TAPS Paramagazine, published in their First Anniversary issue. It was my very first paranormal article published.

The Haunting of Lehi Hospital (TAPS Paramagazine)

The Hospital in its current state (Photos courtesy of Chris Peterson):
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New Logo/Artwork by Adam Norton!

Monday, March 16th, 2009

The Paranormal Source, Inc. is very pleased to share new artwork for our corporation created by our very own Adam Norton! He’s an amazingly talented artist, a fantastic investigator, and a great friend. Thanks Adam!

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The Arrival of Frank’s Box # 38

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The Paranormal Source, Inc. continues to be indebted to Frank Sumption for his generosity as just this week we received box # 38.

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We look forward to experimenting with the new device alongside box # 37 which was also gifted to us last year. Frank’s Boxes are not widely available to the public and we feel very fortunate indeed to be working with two of these devices. They have proven to yield rather impressive results in our studies and experiments so far and we look forward to what lies ahead.

The Paranormal Source, Inc. utilizes several of the ‘ghost box’ devices in our research of EVP-ITC, and we hope to share our findings with the public very soon!

Ghosthunting Texas Cover!

Friday, February 6th, 2009

April Slaughter’s book Ghosthunting Texas is set to hit book stores this Fall! As part of the America’s Haunted Road Trip traveler’s series published by Clerisy Press, this book explores some of the most well-known (and not so well-known) haunted locations in the state!

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For more information on this book as well as others in the series, please visit the America’s Haunted Road Trip community site.

GHOSTBUSTERS! Congratulations Guys!

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

As the Exec. Director of The Paranormal Source, I want to personally congratulate two members of our team on a fantastic accomplishment! John Melchior, our Advisory Director of Public Relations and Adam Norton, a valued field investigator have both worked very hard on the upcoming GHOSTBUSTERS Video Game!

Just added….

John Melchior – Executive Producer
Adam Norton – Art Director

We are truly proud of you and look forward to the release of the game!! We know it will be amazingly successful!

~April Slaughter & The P.S. Inc. Team

April Slaughter to Author ‘Ghosthunting Texas’

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Clerisy Press has asked April Slaughter to write a book on haunted Texas locations for their America’s Haunted Road Trip traveler’s series! Ghosthunting Texas is tenatively scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2009.

April will be networking with groups and individuals all over the state, researching the experiences of others in various areas to highlight in the book. If you would like to participate in the research project, please contact April directly at hauntedtexas@gmail.com. Please review, sign, and return the the Consent & Release Form if you would like to participate! It is a great way to garner more attention for your team and the work you have done.

Please be aware that all locations considered (at the discretion of the author) must be open to the public. No private residences or restricted areas will be profiled.

*All information will be properly credited to those who provide it.*

Come join us on the Official Forum and be sure to purchase your copy of all the books in the series currently available!!

Bill Chappell & Digital Dowsing

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

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Allen & April Slaughter, along with Advisory Director John Melchior, have returned home from their trip to the DarknessRadio/TAPS event this past weekend, where they had the opportunity to meet with many individuals working in the paranormal research field. Bill Chappell of Digital Dowsing presented information on the various devices he has engineered for researchers to test, and allowed Allen, April, and John the opportunity to work with one such device, the Ovilus I in an undisclosed area of the hotel property. Initial testing impressed our founders so much that they purchased an Ovilus I to add to their collection and will be compiling information for other researchers and those curious about the paranormal to review.

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The Paranormal Source, Inc. is privileged to own and work with several ‘ghost box’ devices along with the Ovilus I, including a genuine Frank’s Box (#37), MiniBox Prototype #3, and the RS Hack (12-820).

For more information on the Ovilus I or other Digital Dowsing devices,
please visit the Official Website

Thank you to Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

You know him from the Travel Channel’s MOST HAUNTED as the “soft spoken voice of reason”. April & Allen Slaughter connected with Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe of the popular show (thanks to our dear friend and colleague Scotty Roberts) and agreed to loan him one of their ‘ghost box’ devices – MiniBox Protoype # 3, for testing during MOST HAUNTED’s Live Gettysburg event on October 10, 2008 and to further study the results with the box in various other experiments.

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April Slaughter also recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. O’Keeffe for an upcoming article on his views on paranormal research ethics and technique. Investigators and enthusiasts can look forward to learning more in the article as well as in a forthcoming publishing project April is currently working on where Ciaran will provide a skeptical view on ghost box tech. We would like to thank Dr. O’Keeffe for his time and contributions!

For more information on Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe,
please visit his OFFICIAL WEBSITE