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Omaha Paranormal Research

Investigating with "Spirit"

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2013 Cases

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on June 4, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (6)

I am sorry that we have not uploaded any cases this year. We are back logged with evidence from the last Private Business and 2 Private Residence cases not to mention the 3rd Private Residence next Sunday!

We usually wait till all the evidence is done before posting. Not like I am complaining, bring on the cases! ^_^.

I am extremely proud of my team for all the work they are putting into these cases. Some I was not able to attend due to conflicting work schedules and they ran 2 great investigations! Thanks for all the hard work family!


Investigation

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on April 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (2)

O.P.R is gearing up again for another big business case. The client wishes for anominity so I can not say exactly were but its a huge place. It also has been  a place we have wanted to go for years. 

Our guest program for 2013  starts on this investigation. We will be taking a few guests  from the waiting list  will us on this case.


Update on O.P.R

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on November 30, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been really busy with new cases, and back logged on evidence. We are working hard to finnish evidence review on some cases in order to finnish the case files for upload. We still need to upload them in order so it may take a bit to upload them but there are 4 new ones coming your way soon. Please stay tuned.


Seminar this Monday!

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on November 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

This weekend is the last weekend to register for the downtown Omaha Public Library seminar this Monday November, 5th 2012. You could also walk in the night of.

Register here: http://host2.evanced.info/omaha/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=23863&rts&disptype&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer&returnToSearch&SignupType&num=0&ad&dt=mo&mo=11%2F1%2F2012&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode&noheader&lad&pub=1&nopub&page

It does not cost a thing. Seminar starts at 5:00pm and lasts for 2 hours. We would love to see you all there.

Sincerely
OPR.

O.P.R Update (What O.P.R has been doing in 2012.)

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on October 11, 2012 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

It has definitely been a busy year here at Omaha Paranormal Research. Which is one of the reasons the site has not been updated recently. This year started our first year doing Paranormal Seminars which really took off after the first one in January. We were contacted by a catholic school who will remain UN named, who wanted us to speak to one of the classes. The only O.P.R members who were available that day were Co- Founder John (Mike) Perrine, Lead Investigator Stephanie Perrine, and Myself (Founder.) There is a picture somewhere on this blog of us in the classroom. We had a lot of fun even if it was only 45 minutes. We showed them our equipment and evidence and they were eager to learn, and had a lot of great questions.

 

 

Shortly after that seminar we were contacted by someone at the La Vista Public Library who wanted a 3 hour seminar geared towards their summer teen program. The teens got to pick what their theme was, and they picked 10 weeks (or so) of Halloween. We got there early and set up. The O.P.R. members that came to help with seminar were Co-Founder John (Mike) Perrine, Lead Investigator Stephanie Perrine, Case Manager/Sensitive Aly Vanderboegh, and Myself (Founder.) We got a big screen to hook our laptop up too and the room itself was huge! The turnout was about 30 - 40 people. We went introduced ourselves, showed them the equipment as well as describe how it’s used. Then we went over all the places we have gone that have given us permission to share evidence. Once evidence was reviewed our case manager and Sensitive Aly Vanderboegh went over sensitivity, and then the teens got some hands on time for the mini investigation. We had some interesting spikes on the EMF but that was about it. They also asked some good questions and gave us some good opinions on some of the pictures shown.

 

 

It just so happened that the lady who contacted us for the La Vista Public Library had a finance who did the exact same job with teens at the Bellevue Public Library so we set up a second seminar for them only 2 or 3 days later. It was gear towards teens as well but this time we did have some adults. It was a smaller room but this one had a projector screen like the last but had a really good sound system for audio. I think there were at least 20 people at the seminar. Sadly less people from O.P.R could make it so it was just our Case Manager / Sensitive Aly Vanderboegh, and myself (Founder.) Even though we were short on staff we had a great time and the seminar was preformed exactly like the last one. When the mini investigation rolled around we let them use the pre selected equipment that was allowed to be used. Unfortunately some people were not taking it seriously and were throwing books off the shelves or jumping out at people trying to scare us. That’s bound to happen at some seminars even though it was harder for the ones who were taking it seriously to learn. At this seminar we met Mellissa who had our audio recorder. Her group was amazing at trying to stay away from the noisier people and she took it really seriously. This earned her a slot on our team shortly after this seminar. The library itself is amazing. We are still trying to get an investigation set up there.

 

 

If you want to read more about what happened at the seminar with pictures included you can read it on our Case manager’s blog here: http://theaveragesensitive.blogspot.com/2012/06/opr-seminars.html

 

To watch the video of said seminars on our YouTube channel for the first library seminar that can be found here:

Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu2ntke9lYw&feature=plcp
Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rooISzjEtys&feature=relmfu
Part Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMoUoX9b7ZA&feature=relmfu

 

 

This leads us to our most recent seminar. We were contacted just this last month or so by the downtown branch of the Omaha Public Library. This one - unlike the other 3 is a public seminar so all are welcome to come! They have 49 available slots as of the time I am writing this. The seminar date is Monday November 5th, 2012. This one will only be 2 hours long. Sadly due to time constraints there will not be a mini investigation but we will still allow people to test out some of the equipment. We will go over our evidence as well as how you can research history on a location. Register yourself and friends at this site: http://host2.evanced.info/omaha/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=23863&rts&disptype&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer&returnToSearch&SignupType&num=0&ad&dt=mo&mo=11%2F1%2F2012&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode&noheader&lad&pub=1&nopub&page

 

 

While we are on the topic of seminars, we will be attending the second annual UNO Paranormal Summit this Friday, October 12th, 2012. We won’t be speaking or anything but will be there to support our friends. As well as meet up with some teams we have met earlier this year in the crowd. I am also very proud of Carla from The Squirrel Cage Jail who will be speaking there about the jail! You will do a great job Carla!

 

 

As well as all of the paranormal seminars we have had a lot of investigations. 3 of which were in home investigations and sage cleansings. Four of our investigators (Lead Investigators: Stephanie, Stacey, Danii, and myself (Founder.) as well as some of our friends from Paranormal Distraction got a chance to investigate The Farrar Schoolhouse in Maxwell, Iowa, with Brad and Barry Klinge from Ghost Lab as well as Johnny Houser from Villisca! They were shooting for their new show called The Dead Truth. It was really cool to meet all of them. If you want to read the full blog post I made for Aly's blog it can be found here (pictures are included ^_^ ): http://theaveragesensitive.blogspot.com/2012/05/educational-night.html

 

 

We also revisited The Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa this year. We absolutely love that location. Only problem is, is that it echoes badly. This time we decided to stay outside in the courtyard area when we were not investigating to cut down on noise, even though it did not work. We had some interesting things happen to us. I myself heard a whispery voice in the Infirmary on the third floor when I went up there with Mellissa. I had asked something along the lines of “I heard you would purposely hurt yourself to get out of your jail to come here. Is that true?" then we heard a whispery voice between us. I thought I heard "Yes." The other members of the group also got some interesting things as it seemed there was a little girl following us. Stuff was starting to happen even before we were set up. While the people who have yet to be at the jail took the tour, Stacey, Tara, Steph, and I got the DVR set up.

 

 

Aly who was in the tour group felt a touch on her arms as well as a female voice said in her ear "My name is Emma" momentarily before the tour guide Carla mentioned that there was a little girl who stayed at the jail name Emma. As for evidence review we had some strange glitch with our DVR Cameras. It looked like someone rewinding a vhs tape. It only happened on two cameras but it happened a lot over the night. This has never happened to us before and the DVR is only 2 years old (and we have only used it about 5 or 6 times.) We are still looking it to it being a random glitch. As far as audio we did not get to much, well at least on my end we got some though. We got some amazing stuff on Stacey, Danii, and Dyllon's Audio recorders and we will share it as soon as we get a copy of it.

 

 

The last and most recent investigation was the long awaited Villisca Axe Murder House in Villisca, Iowa. We went Sept 28th, 2012. We are still going over the evidence and we already have an interesting evp. We cannot make out what it is saying all the way and want to see if you can hear anything different. If you hear anything in particular please leave a comment ether hear or on the YouTube video. The link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmxJ9nuwcrQ&feature=plcp

 

 

Sadly Johnny Houser was at Scarefest so he was not home but we knew from shows and radio broadcasts that his whole second floor was locked off so no one could go upstairs. We saw a light on the top floor come on and several people including myself saw dark shadow figures moving in the room. I contacted Johnny when we got home and he confirmed that no one should have been in his house at all.

 

 

We had such a great time at Villisca. We also met the local cat who lives in the barn (only when people are there.) named Tippy because he is all black with a white tipped tail as well as one paw had a little white. It was a chilly night indeed and having a snuggly cat on your lap helped a lot. The activity in the house was not as you would think. Not to much actually happened in person. We are hoping that with the 12 to 14 hours of audio we each have on multiple recorders, Video Cameras, and DVR Cameras that we will catch a lot of evidence.

 

 

This is one of the reasons we have not updated the site much because we have had so much going on which we are grateful for. We also have a huge upcoming case in April of 2013 which unfortunately we cannot go to much into but I can say that it’s in Omaha for once and will be a massive location in which 15 of our 18 members can go on!. We are hoping to go to The Farrar Schoolhouse as well next year in ether the summer or fall. This time it will be just O.P.R members that would go. That can only be planned as of 2013 because Farrar only plans one year at a time.

 

 

So thank you to everyone who took the time to read this long blog post. You have been officially updated now on the goings-on of O.P.R for all of 2012 and even some of 2013.

The Villisca Axe Murder House

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on September 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I am sorry I have not updated the blog here lately. We have been so busy.

Recently we revisited The Squirrel Cage Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa. We have just got done with evidence review this last weekend and we are working on the last peices of the case file.  Not to mention we have The Villisca Axe Murder House Investigation coming up here in 10 days! So much to do and so little time.

This is the biggest investigation yet we have done. It is a 14 - 15 hour investigation. We will have a lot of new stuff to show when we get back.

We also have a few newer members who are receiveing training. Plus a new seminar in the works, a pod cast interview and more private investigations.

Back to work.

~ Maggie

Haunted North America

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on July 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (1)

As of this week I am officially the Represenitive for Omaha and Western Iowa for Haunted North America!  Check out their awesome site at http://www.hauntednorthamerica.com/

Old case file has been uploaded

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on July 18, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I had gotten so side tracked with other O.P.R events that I didnt get a chance to upload the last investigation's case file. It is now uploaded and ready for viewing. Sorry for the delay.

Support O.P.R through Amazon!

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on July 18, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

If you have ever wanted to donate to O.P.R or just to read some great paranormal based books etc, go to the link below. Our Case Manager Aly is selling books and other things related to the paranormal and all proceeds go to the O.P.R fund to buy new equipment or help to pay to get in to investigations etc.

Words from the author: "I currently work with a paranormal investigation group called Omaha Paranormal Research, and head up a paranormal community called The Average Sensitive. I am currently working on a series which will be available exclusively here of pamphlets and books geared toward the paranormal - and all proceeds will become donations to Omaha Paranormal Research. I am their case manager and a sensitive, and so along with helping my group grow, I wanted to be able to help those who are experiencing paranormal activity or sensitivity-awakening help themselves and others."

I am also starting to write some short books about the interworkings of O.P.R including the founding and my experiences both before and after O.P,R. Those are soon to come so keep checking back! Thank you.

http://www.amazon.com/Allegra-Vanderboegh/e/B0054Y4K94/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1342543309&sr=1-2-ent

Paranormal Seminar #2 Bellevue

Posted by Maggie Beshilas on June 20, 2012 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We had a lot of fun last Friday (06/15/12) at the Bellevue Public Library Paranormal Seminar.
We are currently uploading the pictures and reviewing the audio.  I have already gone over all of the audio myself and I do not believe we caught any EVP's, Aly will also go over it soon just in case.

Here are the photos!  http://s78.photobucket.com/albums/j109/urameshiproductions/Paranormal%20Seminar%20Bellevue/

The video is done too but not yet uploaded

Thank you for having us for the seminar!


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