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Investigators seek to close gap between two worlds
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September 12 2006

When entering the inhabitants of the New Hope cemetery located off of Hillcrest and Old Shell Rd. on a Friday night, the members of the Mobile Order of Paranormal Investigators were anxious to conduct their spiritual hunt. With voice activated digital recorders and digital cameras in hand, the pursuit was on.

A miniature-sized teddy bear was placed onto one of the graves, in hopes that some type of entity would disrupt its position. Marbles are placed onto a distant grave, increasing the possibilities of more than one paranormal activity.

"We have had in the past, a bear similar to this recent investigation, placed on a child's bench, after a while we checked on the object only to see that it had been flipped over," says Mike Harris MOPI member and University of South Alabama student.

In order to pick up any type of paranormal evidence, a substantial amount of hours, such as three to four hours at the least, is basically needed to conduct a thorough investigation.

Technical instruments are always used, such as an EMF- electromagnetic field meter that registers any electricity that is present, thermal scanners that reads midair temperature, digital cameras and voice recorders in order to capture vital evidence of spooks.

Walking throughout the opaque and exceedingly eerie graveyard, members, Krista and Richard Bryars, could be seen across the way, snapping quick shots of graves and random spots within the limited amount of space of rested burial plots.

Member Vada Cejas occupied the area aside of the cemetery's front gate and told unexplained stories of the supernatural phenomena she has encountered.

"There has been times when we were in the middle of an investigation and something has tugged on my pony tail or rubbed the back of my neck very slowly." says Cejas. "it bother me, I just tell it to leave me alone, like I would do anyone else who was annoying me!"

MOPI unfortunately does not have a dog name Scooby who can accompany them. Luckily for the crew, though, protection is always there during investigations. Richard Bryars has been a part of the law enforcement for 10 years.

"I never worry about us when we go to cemeteries and such, because I know someone within the group has a gun, and that is me," said Bryars.

As for evidence, it is always checked right after the investigations. Usually the crew gets together following the paranormal hunt and goes over video, audio and digital images, similar to a family gathering.

"It's something we as a group believe in fully and have fun at what we do, no matter the criticism received," says Krista Bryars.

MOPI is not an occult nor do they perform exorcisms. Their services consist of paranormal investigations and are free of charge, although they do accept donations for group equipment.

source University of S Alabama Vanguard