Thursday, July 11, 2013

On this blog i am excited to say we are doing ghost tours with the city of mentor we did a few last year and we where asked if we would love to keep them going ...happy and proud to say we will...
looking forward to meeting you all and talking to you about what i do ...

till then...stay safe out there

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fools!

we are never changing our name !
do we look CRAZY?????

Wait..... Don't Answer THAT!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

greetings and salutations!

I decided to write a new blog today...
On this blog I wanted to do something I haven't done before yet I wanted to talk about some the equipment that we use and why it is so successful in getting our evidence...

Here are the top five pieces of equipment that I absolutely love that we use...

Number one... (Digital recorder)

Capturing the spirit voices or what's commonly known as EVP is probably the most amazing thing in the world... To be able to ask a question and then have someone respond That is not in the room is truly a groundbreaking experience...it shakes you to your core when you hear a voice directly behind you and you know that there was no one behind you on all.. And then you validated it by actually capturing it on the digital recorder..

again this is number one on this list only becauseof the success that I've had capturing spirit voices...

Number two... (EMF meter) commonly known as K2 meter is an awesome product that allows you to see electric suddenly going in the air and then dissipate right before your very eyes... Especially where there is no electricity in a building but yet you collect electricity in that building... And then you validated by getting actual EVP) and then you getting a huge electric spike right before in EVP... Or sometimes even after... This is a piece of equipment that you need to carry on you at all times

Number three... (Frank box)

This handy little gadget allows you to use white noise or a.m. radio frequencies to allow spirits to use that energy to manifest and speak to you through the speaker this is an excellent way of making communication but does not always work.. But nevertheless it's pretty cool when you know that the radio has gone through 80 stations within a quarter of a second and suddenly someone calls your name in the speaker...I will say it once and only once... It's pretty creepy when that happens...

Number four (digital camera)

the digital camera is a really cool little thing especially when you capture mist or fog like substances on camera... Orbs are also kind of cool but they have to be certain types orbs.. In some cases orbs are nothing but dust particles ... But there are some rare orbs out there that defy the laws of physics... So when you capture them on camera you're constantly wondering... Is someone trying to make contact with you?

Number five ( flashlight)

Yes flashlights are actually the coolest thing you can have an investigation not because of how dark an area can get but when you have a brand-new flashlight with brand-new battery suddenly die ....it raises a red flag to let you know the you may have just captured in EVP...I have had this happen on many occasions and received great EVP's from this actually happening... But it can be pretty annoying I'll tell you when you are in a dark house and then all of a sudden your flashlight dies while you're walking..... Just some things to think about... Always make sure you carry at least three flashlights... two as your backup and number three as your emergency :)



now that you know a little bit about the equipment that I actually love to use go out and find that you will actually find what you are looking for... Just remember

The dead ...they are not silent... they have a voice... if you are willing to listen... and they are willing to share......

the Dead can speak....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The death of a loved one...

Greetings and salutations...

On my blog today I was thinking about my uncle who recently passed...
He was an amazing guy he lived his life never thinking about what he wouldn't do.

My uncle never questioned what I wanted to do in my life.. even after several family members told me I was nuts

So in honor of him I am doing his tribute video and I will post it here on my blog or at least a link to it. My uncle is 1 of the main reasons I got into the field of study.. his kind words, encouragement, understanding... I will be forever grateful for receiving... he had a way with humor too I think I take so much of my humor also from him .... he once told me ..... kid if it ain't broke... take a baseball bat to it... back then I didn't understand his metaphor... as I got older I finally understood it. I think in his way he was saying if you can't fix something or understand something don't worry too much about it... come back and try again...

I think at the time I was having issues with who i was as person I think this is his way of saying I accept you for whatever you are... and nothing is gonna change that even if your broken... this is what made my uncle so awesome he never complained about life he went full steam ahead...and never really looked back... I learned a lot in my early life from my uncle and it's truly someone I'm going to miss.. his laugh was legendary in our family...it was infectious.. once he started to laugh... everyone laughed... I know for a fact he would not want me to mourn his death... but I can't help it.. sorry uncle wally it's not going to happen that way... you were an amazing man you deserve to be honored, cherished, and wrote about...

You lived the life that most people  have dreams about.. you overcame adversity in all of its highest forms and even though it was tough.... you never once said I can't do it or I give up... your energy, love, and spirit will always remain the blood of this family... my family... your family...

If there is a heaven I hope you reach it soon but I will say 1 thing

knowing you... you probably are taking a boat and going for the long journey listening to the patterns of the waves ...

Thank you for everything you did for me
You were a gentleman, an amazing father, the awesome uncle, a good friend, and a loving husband...

Rest well uncle... heaven is waiting for you.

grab a seat next to grandpa and crack open a bottle of fire water
You did good...

Love ya,
Your nephew dale


Friday, February 17, 2012

some of your questions answered

hello folks greetings... On my blog today I was actually thinking about a few things some people have asked me over the past week a series of questions that I think I should answer..

1. Why do a lot of paranormal researchers say that batteries will die when their on cases?

A.this is a common thing with paranormal research something we've learned happens every single case practically.. Our theory is that the dead used electric out of a person's chemical batteries in order to give us a sign... Right after a battery is completely drained we have noticed that there is a very strong EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) we want to have you understand why the dead would do this.. The answer is very simple they're trying to make a statement they're trying to tell us something but they're so weak that they don't know what else to do so out of desperation they go after the one thing that can recharge them and give them an opportunity to speak... it happens to be our batteries..is it annoying?...

 yes it can be.... especially when you change a digital recorder's battery when you first start the case and 10 min. later the batteries completely dead... useless...this is why we carry so many batteries for our digital recorders and digital recorders die so quickly because of the interference from them... But it's all right we understand that they're trying to make a statement you can't get mad at them for doing so you can only bless them and hope that they've gotten their point across...

2. Someone asked me this week...( I really would like to go to a haunted location but I'm too scared to how do you get over your fear? )

A. to be completely truthful and honest you never get over the fear... It stays with you for the remainder of your cases.. You never know what the dead is going to do especially the situation when you're by yourself in a room... What's the way to counteract this talk to them like they're standing right in front of you... Most ghosts/spirits just want to talk they're not there to hurt you... There are occasional times where a spirit is very angry and takes their aggression out on a person this is normal but you also have to understand their state of mind they been imprisoned in the outer world and no one can see them or hear them but yet they still remain...the question becomes what would you do to get someone's attention?... In many cases they get our attention by throwing objects... Draining batteries... Whispering in our ears... Even grabbing our hands..( that is especially shaking when you have a spirit of the child grab your hand ) I think the best way to get over your fears by facing your fear and in overcoming it you learn to face that fear head on.... But that's just my advice that's how I face my fear every day

3. What you guys do as a hobby when you're not out on a case?

A. I myself am huge video game nut been playing video games since I was five years old... Whenever I have free time and am not doing EVP analysis I'm always playing a game or thinking about it... I also just recently upgraded to the new Motorola droid razor so that'll keep me quite busy...

4. This question I thought was funny... I noticed you like to give information on your EVP's is there a reason you do this?

A. absolutely a lot of EVP videos are just straight to the point EVP videos I wanted them to be a little entertaining... What's the point in watching a video if you don't learn about something and don't have a good time watching the video at all... This is why I spent over two hours on a particular video to make it entertaining but at the same time make it something worth watching.. I Dale have been doing the videos on the  EVP page since very beginning I've learned alot tricks about the EVP videos... what looks cool and what does not lol  and if you look at some the very early videos I kind of didn't know what I was doing I was just a dude doing videos and having no clue how to work the whole process ... So videos are a little off at the beginning... I greatly apologize I had no clue how to edit video its something I've had to work...

5. do you guys have an android app?

A. currently we are working on it... It has to be approved first before it can actually be broadcast... our app will be a free app you be able to download...I worked a lot of hours on the actual app itself whenever I got time to working on the app for probably about a year or so when it is available I will be posting it on Facebook so you all will be able to grab the app from the marketplace... Hopefully after it's approved you guys can give me feedback on what to change and how to make the app much better...which I welcome all feedback


Well I thank you all for your questions since last blog feel free to check out our electronic voice phenomenon page on YouTube.... And you remember something... If you had an opportunity to say goodbye to someone you love.. Would you take that opportunity?.. Even if it meant destroying your family?... Or maybe losing your job?.. How far would you be willing to go?... It's words to really truly think about.... what would happen if you had an opportunity to say goodbye to someone who has passed?

remember the dead are not silent
they have a voice
they want you to hear it


The dead can speak

Thursday, February 2, 2012

hello folks greetings and salutations... With the new year comes a new blog... Again it's to share my thoughts feelings and cases that I am about to do... I also wanted to give some advice to some people that have asked me some questions..

Okay first off I have to say thank you to my team members of mentor Ohio paranormal research Society... They have done an awesome job collecting evidence and data...

Second I need to acknowledge Jason Lee from the mentor patch for also doing a outstanding job..

and third I need to acknowledge that my good friend James and his wife Mariah are having a baby sometime today or tomorrow so if I don't get a chance to congratulate them as little Noah is born congratulations guys and Mariah you're going to be an amazing mother..

Okay let's start the blog shall we?
during the winter months I don't normally get a lot of requests for paranormal study...But This Month Alone I have gotten alot...a lot more than I normally would... So the question is why?

And the answer is not very simple it's actually very complex this time of year most are spending more time indoors then out... Seems like everybody hibernates when the winter comes and this could be the very reason why paranormal activity increases.

People are in their house they noticed more more things going on and all the while attribute it to the house itself. The floorboards that Creek. The lights to flicker. And they think that this is normal for the house until one morning or one day that normal turns paranormal

You have to understand their state of mind if you've read my last blog you understand that they can see and they know you're there and when you don't pay attention to Them desperation takes over.. So they do whatever they think they have to.. to get your attention..

This is where me and my team come in, we make contact, we establish what's in your home, we document, collect data and present an argument.. The argument being what exactly is in your home?

 The other part of the blog that I wanted to talk about was how do you communicate with them. In your home?

though it's not easy it can be done EVP is truly an amazing field to study. For those of you who do not know EVP stands for it stands for electronic voice phenomenon.. To put in a relative simple terms we record audio in your home record it for 6 to 10 hours worth of time and then we listen to see if we can spot anything that's odd or unusual.. Then when you hear a voice and you know no one was there at the time this is what we categorize as EVP.. There are different classes of EVP's ranging from class A to class G ..class a EVP's are the best of the best you can clearly hear what is being said with little or no interference with the equipment we use to boost, amplify, or modify the recording.class G EVP is where we have to literally spend hours on end listening to that particular voice and try to understand it using the equipment by boosting its audio.. filtering the layers of the audio equipment most class G EVP's are barely voices.. But we still have to acknowledge that it is an EVP.. The dead have an amazing ability to show their true colors when desperation takes over the situation.. And I am thankful for every moment that I am alive and breathing.. But I also know it's just a matter of time before I leave this place... Till then I have dedicated my life the remainder of it to understanding this phenomenon until it is solved by science and the scientific community..my one friend who is been in paranormal research since the year 2002 explain to me why he decided to go into research.. Any answer was very simple what if you had a moment that you could talk to someone you love?.. What price would you pay?.. Would you be willing to sacrifice something in return just to say hello?.. Or maybe not even hello maybe telling a friend or loved one I love you one last time..this is why I am in this.. Why I have dedicated my life to the study of paranormal research.. It is for your benefit..it is for my benefit..to be able to talk to someone who is made it on the other side.. I hope that one day when I leave this place someone will study me and asked the question who are you and I respond.. I hope it's one of my children continues this tradition.. The study of paranormal research.. And I hope that when technology catches up we are able to document more than what we are currently able to do.. Until that time I will keep fighting for our future.. Our past.. And the history that we every day lose..

okay now onto some of the questions that I was asked..

Question one.. Can a person become possessed from the spirit?

Answer. Yes one can be possessed by a spirit.. But this is extremely rare 1% of cases Have a some form of possession... so if a researcher does 10,000 cases.. one case has possession..and spirits only possess people out of desperation.. they want to talk to living so badly they're willing to enter that person's body just to say a few simple words.. So the question is how can you combat this?.. Well there are a few things you can do.. Contact your faith your faith can be your greatest weapon.. If you are strong in faith the spirit recognizes that and will not attempt to do anything to harm you...but understand they can only stay in the body for a certain amount of time after that time is up it's over..in your body returns to normal resulting in you.. Returning to normal.

Question two.. What is the best piece of equipment to make contact?

Answer. By far it's the digital recorders.. I myself use a Olympus 4100 PC model
it is probably the best recorder on the market today in my opinion.. If you don't have it and you want to start a group your best bet is to get a 4100 model or a Olympus 5200  which is also quite good..EVP is truly amazing and the equipment can tell you so much about whatever may be going on..

Question three.
When you started what was the best advice that you got from anyone?

The best advice I ever got.. Was actually from a GAC member... Ghost adventure crew... Nick contact me via MySpace.. And gave me the best advice ever when you think you've got nothing... continue don't give up..never give up.. When you do they can not contact you have to want to contact them for them to talk to you... That was probably the best advice I ever got into this day I still will not give up and I'm thankful for Nick's advice it really has made it huge difference..

well it's time to say goodbye I hope all of you who have read this blog are enlightened by its simple but undertone answers to some of your questions.
And I Hope I Will meet You Someday...

. And remember one basic and final understanding

The dead is everywhere... They can see you.. They can hear you.. And yes they are watching..

Waiting for the opportunity to say I have something to tell you...

Because the dead can speak...


-Dale





Friday, June 17, 2011

My Paranormal Chronicle

Hello all welcome to my blog on the new site ...since this is my first blog ever i really wanted to talk about me,my life,and the future i see


 This first blog is going to be two parts , two different subjects if you will...

My name is Dale Vokurka founder of M.O.P.R.S. (Mentor Ohio Paranormal Research Society)
I grew up in mentor , like most of the kids in mentor high a tried to find my way in school and ended up being left out of many things ,my life to this point has been a amazing adventure(and I just started the the 2nd half!)  to all of you who don’t know who I am and why I do what I do let me give you some info about me and a little on what I have seen in my short life ,I grew up near Mentor Ave living day by day seeing things I never really understood .
My first paranormal experience came when I was 10 years old when i was 10 my brother was driving me back home from a friends house and it was dark and as he turned to the right i saw a guy with a white shirt and blue jeans as we passed him i looked in the side mirror and saw blood all over his shirt and front pants and yelled to my brother (bro you see that? he said see what? and told him what i saw so he turned around and we went about a mile down the road and he was gone ...........two days later..................... i came up stairs from my room and heard my mom and brother talking (mom i am telling you he saw that guy that guy that died two days ago) my mom told him to shut up and never speak about it to me.

a week pasted and i found out one of my friends had a brother a 27 year old who died near where i saw that man he died after his car flipped over and he died 75 feet from where my brother turned if my brother would have gone straight instead of making a right turn we would have found his body

i was told when i turned 21 by the same friend whose brother died when the police found him he was covered from head to toe with blood and he was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans i told my friend what i saw that night he told me i was not the only one who saw him that night

two other drivers saw that same man walking down the road stopped to help him and he disappeared as they stopped






to this day i still can not get over what i saw.................................................................



1 was that his way of trying to get help?
2 was i just seeing things?






makes me think all the time , for years I thought I had gone mad or was crazy. That all changed in 2001 when a close friend told me he was joining a paranormal group
Near Zanesville Ohio, he let me listen to my first paranormal recording called E.V.P. it stands for  Electronic voice phenomena what it means is you can record voices by asking questions and the dead talk back (no I am not crazy) if you have seen any ghost show on TV its what we do...
we talk to the dead,try to understand,and then try to help anyone who needs it 
i knew when i took this paranormal job...i would meet some wonderful people 
and i hope many more to come.......





ok so now to part two of my blog (lol)
Every home I visit has a story, every person has a history,
and every time I help someone understand someone who has passed on to the other side the more peace I have Knowing a job well done .
I have seen many things some good ,some bad ,but all have one thing  all the dead want is for you to understand 3 things 




These are the biggest things i have learned from being a ghost hunter....

First.
 i tell people who ask me why us ?or why me? Why are they in my home? 


Think of it this way… one moment you are full of life, happy, enjoying the moments you have with family and friends, and you wake up cold, and you see people walking around and one sees you, to them you are nothing more than a memory, as the years pass you see your children grow and move away and you stay right where you are ,untouched ,unchained, unknown.
Ask yourself one question?... if you saw a person in your home and you never knew them in life , what would you do? 



That’s a question we as paranormal researchers have been asking since the very start of the adventure..................




2nd they are there till they tell you what they need to leave..............most of the time just them talking  gives them peace of mind to move to the other side.....this means they will leave your home and never come back...but there are rare cases where they love the place so much they are unwilling to leave ...............



3rd ghosts only hurt most people who are not listening ,or don’t think that ghosts are real......................


and then that person ends up getting ,punched, kicked, or in some case gets scars from marks left over  i have alot of scars for both the living and the dead...



                   

If you had told me back in 2000 if I would be doing paranormal research I would have looked at you and would have been like (Yeah right) not in a million years would I think I would be writing a paranormal blog, but after thinking about it I come to understand that Mentor has a lot of history and the more times I investigate mentor for paranormal the more I understand that history.
Its our history we must always remember ,it shapes our lives and the futures of our children
By remembering the past we remember not to repeat our mess ups or mistakes
This is the gift we hand to our children ,  
Well I hope you like my first blog so far and thanks for reading and please feel free to contact me with any questions at moprs13@yahoo.com
Till next time stay safe out there and many blessing to you and yours


and due please remember something.....






The Dead Can Speak...

Dale Vokurka (M.O.P.R.S.)