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This a continuation of an interview with Greg Myers of Paranormal Task Force Inc.
Bud: What is your favorite piece of investigative equipment to use and why?
Greg: My favorite piece of equipment to use on an investigation is my own five senses (hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste) and sometimes that sixth sense when available. Many times an investigator gets too inundated with the readings and operation of a meter or other piece of equipment they become so out of touch with their own five senses and would completely miss seeing a ghost if it walked right in front of them.
Next to that my actual favorite piece of equipment is my audio/voice recorder as I have a passion for Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP).
Bud: What is your least favorite piece of investigative equipment to use and why?
Greg: I really do not have a “least” favorite piece of equipment. I appreciate anything that can add to the overall value of an investigation by assisting with the documentation or logical explanation of any activity experienced.
Bud: What was your most dangerous investigation and why?
Greg: The most dangerous investigation I have been involved with was during the filming of Spooked Television’s (the Booth Brothers) documentary “The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary of the Exorcist”. This documentary is about the true events surrounding the actual infamous 1949 St. Louis, Missouri possession case in which the 1971 novel and 1973 movie “The Exorcist” was based loosely upon. I was actually involved in a paranormal investigation of the bedroom where the possessed boy slept while here in St. Louis, when I was actually injured by something malicious and unseen. I cannot divulge more on this incident, but those who purchase the uncut version of the movie on DVD (online at www.thehauntedboy.com) will see what happened in its entirety. Although, the SyFy Channel will be airing this movie sometime in the near future, portions of it will be edited out due to airing time restraints.
Bud: What was your most memorable investigation? Which one affected you the most on a personal level?
Greg: Hmmm, my most memorable investigation, that is a rough one. There are so many that I will never forget. I think I will go with the investigations of a location called “Zombie Road”. Zombie Road is located in St. Louis County, Missouri. Our group originally decided to take on an Urban Legend case for investigation in hopes of finding logical explanations for the bizarre reports of paranormal activity purportedly experienced by many over the years. However, this was one of those very rare occasions where the reality of the unexplainable experiences was supported through a plethora of collected data and evidence. Then coupled with many historical tragedies found through diligent research, the reality of the activity was actually scarier than the fabricated legends.
Which investigation affected me the most on a personal level? This question is much easier and the answer is an extreme haunting situation in Union, Missouri. After investigating this location on numerous occasions, I realized it was about more than just my curiosity and scientific interest. My eyes were finally opened to a more malicious situation and the effects it had upon the family involved. It was now about utilizing all resources available to assist others “in need” with their own paranormal experiences. There is no better feeling than being able to bring closure to a case which is having a negative impact upon individuals or a family.
Continued in Part 3