Center of the Arts Presents: Paranormal After Hours Event – Sept 20th

 

Center of the Arts Presents:

Paranormal After Hours Event

 

“Spirit Communications”

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Mike Sears

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Mike is the Director of Volunteer State Paranormal Research and has been investigating the paranormal for just over 8 years. Having investigated over 200 investigations to his credit, Mike has investigated some well-known haunted locations like Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, Alabama, Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, Tennessee, Octagon Hall, Franklin, KY, and many other locations in Tennessee.

In 2009, Mike was nominated by the International Paranormal
Acknowledgement Awards for National Male Paranormal Investigator and Best in Spirit Photography. Mike was awarded for Best in Spirit Photography by the International Paranormal Acknowledgement Awards.

Mike has been a guest on various paranormal internet radio shows, made appearances on Television shows “America’s Most Terrifying Places” on the TRAVEL CHANNEL, CAFEMOM.COM “I’ll take that Dare!”  featuring Octagon Hall. He was also featured on “Tennessee Crossroads,” a PBS show featuring Tennesseans and Tennessee places. For the “Tennessee Crossroads” segment, Mike and the VSPR team were the first to investigate the Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill and aired Oct 2011.

Mike has also been a featured speaker at numerous events in Middle Tennessee. and his paranormal experiences  were published in several magazines : VISIONS Magazine  Issue #3 ,#5 ,#8 and also Un-X NEWS Magazine.

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COST OF TICKETS

Lecture “Spirit Communications” is $15.00 each

 Investigation is $50.00 each (includes Lecture) {Limited to 20 tickets for Investigation} { Must be 18 years of age or older to attend the investigation}.

{There are no refunds for this event unless it is cancelled. Event will happen Rain or Shine.}

 

Tickets can be purchased at:

http://cfa.ticketleap.com/

Or at 

Center of the Arts, (google map also)

705 Lion Parkway

Columbia, TN 38402

Hotline for info at 931-548-6560

Also can RSVP on the Facebook Event Page – Facebook Event

Event is brought to you by Center of the Arts

Many thanks to Susan Manning for putting this event together.

Para 101: FREE Paranormal Research Workshop- August 2nd

Para 101: FREE Paranormal Research Workshop

 

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Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

 to 

Cosmic Connections

1701 Portland Ave, Nashville, TN

This Para 101 Paranormal Research Workshop is brought to you by Mike Sears and Volunteer State Paranormal Research.

Para 101: FREE Paranormal Research Workshop - April 13 Nashville TN

VSPR is a professional, non-profit team of paranormal investigators whose primary goal is to document our research to find out if there is life after death by using their data research and linking it to any past life and history of the location.

VSPR was the first team to investigate the famous Rippavilla Plantation, being featured on Tennessee Crossroads for this investigation. They have been called upon to investigate other locations such as Columbia High School, Clement Railroad Museum in Dickson,TN, and an array of private homes and locations.

This workshop will show you:

• How VSPR investigates

• The different types of haunting’s investigated

• The different types of techniques used in research

• How VSPR works with psychics

• Afterlife communication techniques

• The different tools used in paranormal research

• Different types of paranormal research cases

• What type of questions are asked to clients prior to an investigation

RSVP TO COSMIC CONNECTIONS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. PLEASE CALL (615) 463-7677

Location: Cosmic Connections 1701 Portland Avenue Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 463-7677

Date/Time: Saturday – August 2nd – 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Cost: FREE

This event is brought to you by Volunteer State Paranormal Research and LuminEarth.com.
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Watch as VSPR investigates Rippavilla Plantation for Tennessee Crossroads

 

FREE EVENT: A Journey into the Paranormal- July 19th 2014

A Journey into the Paranormal…

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Mike Sears, the director of Volunteer State Paranormal Research, will be sharing his personal experiences of the Afterlife and the paranormal.  He will be sharing his early experiences up to current events that he is working on now.

Read Mike’s Story: Crossing Over (A Personal Experience)

Mike will be sharing how his own personal paranormal journey has changed his life and how he has used it to help others. He will be sharing some photos, audio files, video files, and spirit encounters from past investigations.

RSVP TO COSMIC CONNECTIONS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. PLEASE CALL (615) 463-7677

Location: Cosmic Connections 1701 Portland Avenue Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 463-7677

Date/Time: Saturday – July 19 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cost: FREE (Donations are welcomed )

This event is brought to you by Volunteer State Paranormal Research andLuminEarth.com.

About Mike:

Mike has had experiences of the paranormal most of his life. Starting at a very young age of 5 when he saw his first spirit/ghost of a little girl appearing in his bedroom when he lived in Upstate New York.  Mike had other occurrences through his life that happened but nothing like the two he had in 1994 in Melbourne, Florida.

This event became a life changing experience for Mike and put him in the direction to seek out answers about the Afterlife.  From those experiences they fueled his passion to learn more about the paranormal field.

In 2006 Mike joined a Paranormal Investigating Team in Middle Tennessee with his wife Monique. During that time he learned the various ways of investigating and to be able to help others understand what they might be experiencing. Mike has been investigating the Paranormal since 2006 and has worked with various paranormal teams in the Middle Tennessee area. After working with the teams and learning various techniques investigating the Paranormal, Mike started his own team in the spring of 2009 known as Volunteer State Paranormal Research. During those years of paranormal investigating he has investigated throughout the state of Tennessee, Kentucky and parts of Alabama. Some well-known haunted places like Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, Sloss Furnace, in Birmingham, Alabama, Octagon Hall, Franklin, KY, Rippavilla Plantation, Spring Hill, TN and Many other areas of Middle Tennessee.

He was nominated in 2009 By the International Paranormal Acknowledgement Awards for National Male Paranormal Investigator and best in Spirit Photography. Mike won for Best in Spirit Photography in 2009 by the International Paranormal Acknowledgement Awards. Mike has been a guest on various Paranormal Internet Radio shows, seen on the TV show ” America’s Most Terrifying Places “, on TRAVEL CHANNEL ,TV show “Tennessee Crossroads” on PBS in Tennessee ,that featured the VSPR team investigating the Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, TN, was guest for CAFEMOM.COM magazine, has guest spoke at various events in Middle Tennessee, and has been  published in paranormal magazine   VISIONS  and Un-X NEWS about his paranormal experiences.

Besides the Paranormal Mike has served as a Police Officer in the US Air Force Security Police and is a Veteran of Desert Shield and Storm. In 2005 Mike moved to Middle Tennessee with his wife Monique and their 2 children from Florida.

Besides his passion for the paranormal Mike has returned to college and is majoring in History; planning a new career in teaching or Historical Preservation.

 

Crossing Over- Near death Experience

Near Death Experience Love Conquers Death

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By Mike Sears

When Mike, the director of  Volunteer State Paranormal Research,  is called for an investigation or meets people he is often asked,  ” So how did you get into this paranormal investigating and do you believe in life after death? ” He tells them about the two most amazing experiences he had involving the paranormal in 1994.

This is the first experience, which occurred June 20th 1994. 

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   The near death experience I was able to witness was my Father’s passing in 1994. My Father had been battling cancer and was losing his battle in June of 1994. His last few months of life my Mom had called in Hospice care, so my father could pass away at home with family. He was not a big fan of hospitals and we respected his wishes. Before his first passing he was in a coma for just little over three days. Hospice would come and help every other day, unless we requested to have them to be there. On the 3rd day of his coma the Hospice nurse said his temperature had risen greatly and she felt he was very near to passing away. Hospice wasn’t due to come over the next day to help, but the nurse said if he passed away that night or we needed  any help at all that we should feel free to call them.

   I had been working long hours and plus helping my mom look over my dad. I was exhausted and told my mom I was heading to bed, and if she needed me or if my dad passed away that night, to please come wake me and let me know. Later that night, sometime after three a.m. in the morning, my dad had passed away. My Mom was at his side and heard his last breath. She stayed at his side for some time grieving and then left his side to go wake me to let me know he had passed away. Before she could leave the room, my father sat up in the bed and asked her to come back to the bed to talk to her. She was in shock to hear his voice since he had been in a coma for several days, and for over a week prior he could not speak at all. She turned around to see him sitting straight up in the bed, full of color and looking healthy. She went over and sat next to him. He began to speak and said to her, “I could not leave you and Mike without making sure that you will be OK.”, and then told her .that he had asked them to allow him to come back and tell us this. During this time my mom said she felt a presence in the room with her. My dad started talking to family members and friends he knew who had passed away years ago, then relaying their messages to my mom. One of the most interesting talks he had was with his first wife. She had passed away back in the early 1960’s of cancer and she was from Japan where they had met when he was stationed there serving in the Army. My dad started speaking fluent Japanese and then translated back to my mom what his first wife was telling him. She told my dad to tell my mom this message, she saidI just want to thank you for taking care of him on this side” and that “he will be ok and I will be taking care of him on the other side.” My dad talked to my mom, back and forth to past love ones for several hours.

My Mom came into my bedroom later that morning and woke me up to tell me that my dad wanted to talk to me. Being half asleep I was surprised to hear this and said, “What? “ “He wants to talk to me? “ I had gone to bed and he was in a coma and was very close to death. I got up and walked out my room and started to walk to our living room where Hospice had placed a medical bed, my mom stopped me and told me I need to go to my parents’ bedroom and that I will be very surprised for what I was about to witness.

I started to walk to their bedroom and I heard my dad calling for me. I was in shock hearing his voice so clear. I entered the bedroom to find my dad looking healthy and laying in his bed freshly cleaned from a shower he had took that morning and was dressed in a clean shirt and shorts. I was in shock and wasn’t sure what to say or think of it. He had asked me to sit next to him on the bed and he wanted to talk to me. My dad started to tell me that he was worried about me and wanted me to know that he will be ok and that I need to go on with my life and not dwell on his death. I was speechless at first and then said to my dad. “Dad you have had it rough, it’s not been easy for you” (my dad served 22 years in the Army and had bad health since his return from Vietnam) His reply to my comment was a huge surprise for me to hear.

His replyMike I haven’t had it that rough, you know who has had it rough? Jesus has.I was in shock to hear this from my dad. My dad was not religious at all. He never attended church the whole time I knew him and the only time I heard Jesus come from his mouth it was used in a form of cursing. My dad then asked if there was anything I wanted to know. I was just in shock of the whole moment and I was left pretty much speechless. (Today I have tons of questions and wish I wasn’t so much in shock when this happen) We then talked for about 30 minutes and then he said “I guess if you’re done talking to me and I have nothing else to tell you both, then I’m ready to go back.” My Mom and I were not sure what to do, and My Mom said, “Maybe you have to go to sleep and they can take you back”.

 So my Dad decided to go back to sleep and we gave hugs and farewells just in case he didn’t re-awake. After he went to sleep my Mom and I went to the living room and she told me all that happen that night. We talked for several hours until we heard my dad call out asking if anyone was there. We got up and ran in to the bedroom to check in on him and he was surprised to find us there. He asked “Why are you two here with me? Have I crossed over?” With a hint of disappointment in his voice. We told him he is still here with us and that maybe that they are giving him an extra day with us. He then asked usWhat should we do? “ Then he suggested he was very hungry and wanted me to make a meal for him. My mom mentioned making him soup or a smoothie since he hadn’t had a solid meal in almost a month.  He suggested I go rent some movies and find something special that he could eat, make him a nice meal and we could spend the rest of the day talking and relaxing together.
I went out and rented some comedies and found some fresh crayfish at the market(one of his favorite dishes,.) red potatoes, corn on the cob and a six pack of beer and head back home, not knowing if he will be there waiting for my return.

I got home and he was very pleased to hear what I had got for us to eat. Now this is a person who was eating through a straw for several weeks before he was in a coma. I cooked up the meal and we even shared a beer together. We watched movies in his bedroom and shared family experiences for the rest of the day till it was pass midnight. He started to get very tired and he wanted to go to bed. Before we all went to bed, he gave us a hug and told us he loved us and not to worry about him if he didn’t reawaken in the morning. He also said he would give us signs after his passing to let us know he is ok.

The next morning we got up and found him back into a coma. Hospice came over that morning and was shocked to find him out of his hospice bed and in his own bed. They wouldn’t believe us when we told them that he had gotten out of his hospice bed on his own and that he walked to his own bed. Hospice being upset with my Mom and I  asked us to stay out of their way and allow them to return him to the hospice bed. . My dad was back in a coma for 3 more days and then he passed away in the afternoon on June 23rd 1994; a day after his Birthday.

A week after his death, every day for five days we had a red cardinal show up on the time he had passed away and peck at the window. On the 5th day, we finally realized that this had been happening every day that week and it was the same time frame in which my dad had passed away. Once we said this, the cardinal never returned to the window. Later that year Mike and his mom had two avocados, two pine apples and two big honeydew oranges on plants that Mike’s dad had planted on their property. All three of these plants never produced fruit when Mike’s dad was alive and his dad was disappointed that he never was able to have any fruit from them since he planted them. Mike and his Mom believed these had to be the signs to let them know he was OK, to have three plants to produce only two fruits on each that year only.

This experience was a huge eye opener to Mike and his mom; the experience gave them a whole new outlook on life and has made life less stressful for them.  Since then Mike and his mom have shared this experience with others and the experience has made Mike seek for more answers about the afterlife.

When Mike does his guest speaking at events and group functions he shares this experience and gives more detail what happened that day and  also other amazing experiences his dad had during the month of June.

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Art of Charles Santoso
Title: Goodbye & Welcome
Medium: Pencil & Digital

 

Conversations with the Other Side: Paranormal Spirit Communication Event May 25

Conversations with the Other Side:

Paranormal Spirit Communication Event with:

Mike Sears and Volunteer State Paranormal Research

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Have you ever wondered how to communicate with lost loved ones?

Have you ever wondered if they were trying to communicate with you?

Do you feel spirits but not see them?

Do you think it might all just be your imagination?

You are not alone! Many people experience these exact same feelings. Volunteer State Paranormal Research has brought peace of mind to many who experienced unusual activity after a loved one has passed, and also helped validate the abilities of a number of psychics and mediums in the Nashville area.

In this class, we will discuss paranormal spirit communication–the many ways you can communicate with spirits and explain several ways in which they try to communicate with us.

Mike Sears will introduce everyone to how spirit communication is utilized in paranormal research, the equipment used, and share some of the communications that Volunteer State Paranormal Research has encountered during their many investigations in the Middle Tennessee Area.

The class will include an open ITC session (Instrumental Trans-communication) using the Ovilus and Spirit Box to make a connection. We will attempt to connect with loved ones or whomever the audience requests. (We cannot make any guarantees, but have been able to make connections during past events.)

Due to limited seating (25 people), we must ask you to pre-pay at Cosmic Connections to reserve your seat for this event.

  • Date: May 25, 2014
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Cost before May 15: $25
  • Cost after May 15: $30
  • Location: Cosmic Connections -1701 Portland Ave, Nashville, TN
  • Phone number to reserve (615) 463-7677

Volunteer State Paranormal Research Conducts ITC & EVP Session at Rippavilla Plantation (Spring Hill, TN)

Volunteer State Paranormal Research Conducts ITC & EVP Session at Rippavilla Plantation (Spring Hill, TN)

Originally posted Feb 6 2012

Article written by

Becki Baumgartner-Lead Investigator for VSPR

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Rippavilla Plantation- Spring Hill,Tennessee

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The above clip is from a session held by Volunteer State Paranormal Research in the cellar of Rippavilla Plantation, located in Spring Hill, Tennessee. A great deal of paranormal activity had previously been experienced in the cellar. Our team used the PX Oviluss with great results. This is just a short clip of the hour we investigated in the cellar.

“ITC” stands for Instrumental Trans-Communication. ITC is communication between the living and spirits or other entities utilizing any type of electronic device. Some examples of common household devices that have been used int he past are tape recorders, fax machines, TV sets, and computers. ITC can include visual effects in addition to audio anomalies. The term “Instrumental Trans-Communication” found its origins through Professor Ernst Senkowski who was a physicist at Faculty of Engineering in University of Mainz, Germany. Unfortunately, the scientific community per-say   has not yet accepted the validity of ITC.

The electronic device we used for our ITC experiments in this video is a PX Box. The PX was invented by Bill Chappell. It is an electronic device that reads changes in the EMF (Electromagnetic Field) and converts those readings into words. The theory behind this piece of equipment is that spirits seeking to communicate learn how interact with the device by changing the EMF causing the PX Box to announce the words they wish to communicate to the audience.

EVP stands for Electronic Voice Phenomena. EVP’s are intelligible speech generated on electric devices, but are not the result of intentional voice recordings by the person using the recorder. Elecgtronic Voice Phenomena is created with static, radio, or background noise, etc. The theory behind EVP is that the spirit can create a shift in frequency outside of the normal human voice range that shows up on audio recorders. The length of EVP can range from a single word or an entire sentence. The recorder  used in this investigation was an Olympus Digital Recorder WS-100.

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Paranormal Investigating: Spirit Footsteps Caught on Recorder at Octagon Hall Museum?

Paranormal Investigating: Spirit Footsteps Caught on Recorder at Octagon Hall Museum?

Originally posted Feb 6 2012

Article written by

Becki Baumgartner -Lead Investigator for VSPR

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First you will hear Monique Sears, co-founder of Volunteer State Paranormal Research, say “OK”, then immediately after you will hear a series of what sounds like five footsteps. To me they sound like boots on hardwood, and seem to be echoing and walking around us in the room.

This capture is from our public investigation at Octagon Hall Museum on September 18, 2011. It was our first session of the night, we were upstairs in Mary Elizabeth’s room. The people in attendance were Volunteer State Paranormal Research team members Monique, Richard and Becki with guests Rebecca and Scott. The footsteps were caught on my Olympus Digital Recorder WS-100. Everyone was sitting down, and there were no other groups inside the house at the time.

I thought this paticular capture was really cool for a several reasons. First off, we were all sitting down and even the guests were doing a great job of tagging–so we know it was not any of us. Secondly, there were no other groups inside the house at the time. This means that nobody could be walking around. Also, we all heard the noise with our “naked” ears–but to us it just sounded like random tapping on the floor. It wasn’t until later listening with the recording that it sounds like echoing footsteps, possibly a boot, walking in a circular pattern around the room.

Upon hearing this capture, Billy Byrd (owner of Octagon Hall Museum) wrote this: “You finally got a recording of the steps that I and numerous others have heard dozens of times. but never captured. I usually hear them when I’m alone and quiet.”

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Para 101: FREE Paranormal Research Workshop April 13th

Para 101: FREE Paranormal Research Workshop

 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

 to 

Cosmic Connections

1701 Portland Ave, Nashville, TN

This Para 101 Paranormal Research Workshop is brought to you by Mike Sears and Volunteer State Paranormal Research.

Para 101: FREE Paranormal Research Workshop - April 13 Nashville TN

VSPR is a professional, non-profit team of paranormal investigators whose primary goal is to document our research to find out if there is life after death by using their data research and linking it to any past life and history of the location.

VSPR was the first team to investigate the famous Rippavilla Plantation, being featured on Tennessee Crossroads for this investigation. They have been called upon to investigate other locations such as Columbia High School, Clement Railroad Museum in Dickson,TN, and an array of private homes and locations.

This workshop will show you:

• How VSPR investigates

• The different types of hauntings investigated

• The different types of techniques used in research

• How VSPR works with psychics

• Afterlife communication techniques

• The different tools used in paranormal research

• Different types of paranormal research cases

• What type of questions are asked to clients prior to an investigation

RSVP TO COSMIC CONNECTIONS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. PLEASE CALL (615) 463-7677

Location: Cosmic Connections 1701 Portland Avenue Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 463-7677

Date/Time: Sunday – April 13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cost: FREE

This event is brought to you by Volunteer State Paranormal Research and LuminEarth.com.
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Watch as VSPR investigates Rippavilla Plantation for Tennessee Crossroads

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Apologies for any difficulties to access articles.

If you had clicked on a link and the page was no longer accessible, it is because  it was on our old web page link. Early 2014 our website had some issues and we lost 5 years of articles and events that we posted. 

We are trying to repost some of the more popular articles and past events that we have done.

Many thanks for your patience and  understanding.

VSPR

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A Journey into the Paranormal – March 29 Nashville ,TN- FREE Event

A Journey into the Paranormal…

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Mike Sears, the director of Volunteer State Paranormal Research, will be sharing his personal experiences of the Afterlife and the paranormal.  He will be sharing his early experiences up to current events that he is working on now.

Read Mike’s Story: Crossing Over (A Personal Experience)

Mike will be sharing how his own personal paranormal journey has changed his life and how he has used it to help others. He will be sharing some photos, audio files, video files, and spirit encounters from past investigations.

RSVP TO COSMIC CONNECTIONS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. PLEASE CALL (615) 463-7677

Location: Cosmic Connections 1701 Portland Avenue Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 463-7677

Date/Time: Saturday – March 29 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost: FREE (Donations are welcomed )

This event is brought to you by Volunteer State Paranormal Research and LuminEarth.com.

About Mike:

Mike has had experiences of the paranormal most of his life. Starting at a very young age of 5 when he saw his first spirit/ghost of a little girl appearing in his bedroom when he lived in Upstate New York.  Mike had other occurrences through his life that happened but nothing like the one he had in 1994 in Melbourne, Florida.

This event became a life changing experience for Mike and put him in the direction to seek out answers about the Afterlife.  From those experiences they fueled his passion to learn more about the paranormal field.

In 2006 Mike joined a Paranormal Investigating Team in Middle Tennessee with his wife Monique. During that time he learned the various ways of investigating and to be able to help others understand what they might be experiencing. Mike has been investigating the Paranormal since 2006 and has worked with various paranormal teams in the Middle Tennessee area. After working with the teams and learning various techniques investigating the Paranormal, Mike started his own team in the spring of 2009 known as Volunteer State Paranormal Research. During those years of paranormal investigating he has investigated throughout the state of Tennessee, Kentucky and parts of Alabama. Some well-known haunted places like Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky, Sloss Furnace, in Birmingham, Alabama, Octagon Hall, Franklin, KY, Rippavilla Plantation, Spring Hill, TN and Many other areas of Middle Tennessee.

He was nominated in 2009 By the International Paranormal Acknowledgement Awards for National Male Paranormal Investigator and best in Spirit Photography. Mike won for Best in Spirit Photography in 2009 by the International Paranormal Acknowledgement Awards. Mike has been a guest on various Paranormal Internet Radio shows, seen on the TV show ” America’s Most Terrifying Places “, on TRAVEL CHANNEL ,TV show “Tennessee Crossroads” on PBS in Tennessee ,that featured the VSPR team investigating the Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, TN, was guest for CAFEMOM.COM magazine, has guest spoke at various events in Middle Tennessee, and has been  published in paranormal magazine   VISIONS  and Un-X NEWS about his paranormal experiences.

Besides the Paranormal Mike has served as a Police Officer in the US Air Force Security Police and is a Veteran of Desert Shield and Storm. In 2005 Mike moved to Middle Tennessee with his wife Monique and their 2 children from Florida.

Besides his passion for the paranormal Mike has returned to college and is majoring in History; planning a new career in teaching or Historical Preservation.