Category: Editorials and Articles

Electronic Voice Phenomenon

Electronic Voice Phenomenon   Written by Heather McKenzie      Electronic Voice Phenomena, or EVP, is the audio found on electronic recordings that sounds like speech, but does not appear to originate from anyone present during the recording.  This phenomenon is considered by many in the “paranormal field” to be voices of the dead.  But …

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Responsibilities and Ethics of the Paranormal Investigator

~~Nonmaleficence (primum non nocere – “first, do no harm”) With no official body to form a standard for paranormal investigators, we sometimes find ourselves at a loss as to how to cope with those who would damage aspects of this field.    As such, a number of us are alarmed at the instances we’ve become aware …

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Ghosts of the Bay

Hudsons Bay Downtown Vancouver written by Shanon Sinns            (Vancouver Bay Store, 1918)   The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), historically, was largely responsible for shaping Canada and much of the United States by bringing British law and culture into the New World alongside the profitable empire they built on fur trade. HBC was chartered …

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Thrills and Risks

Thrills and Risks It was recently brought to my attention that a local ghost group is suggesting to folks who frequent cemeteries at night in the hopes of obtaining some good “orb” photos, that it is a good idea to wear dark clothing while on such a mission.  I couldn’t disagree more. I feel it …

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Riverview Hospital

Riverview Hospital by Heather McKenzie Psican investigator/researcher A psychiatric hospital is a place that outsiders often view as taboo, scary, violent and crazy. There is a sense of dare when faced with the high of visiting such a place, especially at night. Stories abound with the treatment of mentally ill patients, the ever controversial treatment …

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Paranormal World

 It's a Paranormal World By Penny Dobson -PSICAN investigator Skeptics all around this world are putting up a great fight with investigators on the paranormal front, but the investigators are gaining a huge lead. There are many cases turning up around the world that have been well documented, it is almost hard to ignore the …

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The Latest Sham

Latest Sham: Capitalizing on Misfortune and Anxieties Are you experiencing cold spots in your home?  Are your pets acting strange?  Do you smell strange or obnoxious odours?  Do you feel unusual or strong negative feelings?  Do you feel like you’re not alone?  Are you having difficulty selling your home? If you answered YES to any …

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Ghost Hunting Shows

Ghost Hunting TV Reality Shows – Ruining Credibility? Last fall, Syfy’s Ghost Hunters International filmed a segment at Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon, BC.  At Brian McKinney and Deb McKinney’s insistence, the BCGHRS was invited along for the ride as they seemed to feel that we should not be left out of this opportunity.  …

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Do No Harm

 Nonmaleficence (primum non nocere – “first, do no harm”) With no official body to form a standard for paranormal investigators, we sometimes find ourselves at a loss as to how to cope with those who would damage aspects of this field.   As such, a number of us are alarmed at the instances we’ve become aware …

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