NOP: Have you always believed in ghosts?
Yes I have. Growing up in the Midwest, I lived in two houses that were actively haunted. In the first house, I saw doors open and a chandelier swing many times. But I only remember it happening during the daytime. It wasn’t scary because my Mom explained it as part of the personality of the house and there was nothing to worry about. In the second house I heard heavy footsteps upstairs when I knew no one was there. Everyone in the family had heard the footsteps a few times.
NOP: Please tell us what first inspired you to photograph ghosts?
The end of 2008 I decided to learn about being a paranormal investigator. I soon found a group to work with.
NOP: How long have you been photographing ghosts?
I have been doing a lot of photography since 2006, mainly nature and landscapes. But the ghosts only started appearing in early 2009, after I began learning about investigating.
NOP: How do the apparitions appear in the photos?
Spirit energy manifests in a lot of different forms. They can appear as a mist, streaks of light, shadows, full body apparitions, and more.
NOP: When you go to a location, do you feel the energy of a presence or are you taking photos only to see later that there is a ghost in the picture?
Sometimes I do feel the presence of energy and I’m drawn to certain areas at the location. But I can also feel nothing unusual there too. I have never seen the spirit I have caught a photo of with my own eyes.
Ghostly Photographs, ghost stories you can see with your own eyes. Every story has one or more photos that have something in them that can not be explained. I tell what happened throughout that investigation which may cover just a few hours or a few days.
NOP: You photograph ghosts, but have you ever seen one?
I have seen a full body apparition of a woman and of a little black dog when I lived in the second haunted house I mentioned earlier.
NOP: Would you please share with us some of the locations where you have found there to be paranormal activity?
I have been to Gettysburg a few times; hauntings are reported all over town. I’ve also been to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Rolling Hills Asylum in Bethany NY, the Shanley Hotel in Napanoch NY, and many more.
NOP: Would you be willing to share a picture here with us?
Of course. I always take three photos of the same spot because energy can change and move as it manifests. And having a photo with nothing in it, to compare to the photo with the anomaly, makes it easier to see what the difference is. This was taken at the Oldest Wood Jail in America, located in Barnstable MA. There is nothing unusual in the 1st photo, but in the 2nd many streaks of light appear on the right side of the photo that have an unknown source.