Paranormal Phenomena/evil apparition

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Hi. My question comes from something I saw on my friends computer... He was at my place one night n he showed me something n instantly I felt I needed to do something about it. He has a camera hooked up outside n it only records movement. On the tape its broad daylight n there's a black apparition that looks like the figure of a man. The man looks like he is trying to get into the garage...the door is open but for some reason he cannot get in n then it looks like he's trying to dig a hole outside by the garage.the reason I'm asking about this is cuz back in 2007 a guy murdered both his parents on this property n shortly before he did this he claimed to be hearing voices. So I think this could be an evil apparition nit got into the guys head n was controlling him. Is this possible n can it be proven?

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Hi Amber,

  Thank you for writing to me at All Experts/Paranormal Phenomena with your concerns. Without actually seeing the footage that you are speaking of, I can only make an experienced, educated guess.

  The fact that there was a murder committed on the site in 2007, I feel is merely coincidental with what appears on the footage captured by the camera. Unless the garage had been blessed or protected, there is no reason that a ghost or entity would not be able to enter it. What the camera most likely captured was a small insect on the lens.  The movement of legs or antenna if the insect were positioned upside down could look like digging. I have seen objects assumed to be ghosts captured on CCTV cameras before. Although they can appear very paranormal in nature, they usually have a plausible cause, such as, a leaf falling past a lens or most likely the movement of an insect. Again, without seeing the footage or having knowledge of the make & model of the camera, I can only assume and I am afraid in this case, I have to follow Occam's razor.

  If it is possible to send me a clip of the video, I could give you a more educated answer. However, All Experts is limited on the type of formats they accept. Unfotunately, audio & video clips cannot be sent in All Experts.  Therefore, if you have a clip, you have to send it to me directly at:

GregPocha@eidolonproject.org

I will then be able to take a look at it.

  As for the person who committed the murders [who also claimed to be hearing voices], in no way indicates that he was being controlled by some type of evil entity.  It is more likely that he was psychotic, suffering from some mental illness such as schizophrenia. A good example is David Berkowitz, more familiarly known as "Son of Sam", who claimed that his neighbour's dog was possessed by a demon and that it commanded Berkowitz to kill. Profilers assumed he was a paranoid schizophrenic. This is most likely the case of the person who killed his parents on your friend's property.

  Without more information, the above is the best explanation I can come up with.  However, should you have more information or need more assistance, please feel free to write to me and let me know.  In the meantime, don't over concern yourself with things which were most likely caused by normal occurences.

Regards,

Greg Pocha
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Greg Pocha is the Director of Parapsychology and Paranormal Studies for the Eidolon Project Canada. Mr. Pocha is also a leading authority on 'Spectral Profiling'. He has been actively researching and investigating the paranormal in relation to ghosts, hauntings, paranormal activity, parapsychology, psychical research and other closely related areas as a professional since 1999 although his interest and study of the paranormal goes back nearly a half century. He is one of the founders of 'Eidolon Project Canada', an organization that researchs and investigates hauntings at no cost to their clients. Besides studying the subjects that most people consider 'paranormal', Greg also studies subjects such as Near Death Experiences, and other scientific areas. Greg has instructed the Paranormal Studies course for Edmonton Public School's Adult Continuing Education department. He has also given seminars for Edmonton Public Libraries programs. Greg continues adding to his knowledge through study and his continued active involvement in research and investigations of hauntings throughout his home province of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Pocha has been called in to offer his expertise and assist in independent investigations. His input and opinions are sought after and respected.



Publications
Greg is currently writing his first book, "BEYOND: Recognition {Ghosts, Hauntings and Spectral Profiling}". Note: This is an actual book, not a vanity published e-book.

Education/Credentials

Outside of practical hands-on experience and field work for over a decade, Greg owns a private reference library approaching 1,000 books dealing with the paranormal, ghosts, hauntings, parapsychology, physics, medical and other related subject. Here is a subject sampling of this extensive library:GHOSTS - HAUNTINGS - POLTERGEIST - CLASSICAL & QUANTUM THEORY - ENCYCLOPEDIAS / DICTIONARIES / ANTHOLOGIES on PARANORMAL STUDIES - TEXTS on PARAPSYCHOLOGY - DEMONOLOGY - CASE STUDIES - INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES - HISTORY / MYTHOLOGY of GHOSTS - THANATOLOGY - NEAR DEATH STUDIES - HOSPICE CARE - PSYCHICAL STUDIES - BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY - etc.. Authors include: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, Stephan Hawking, Paul Davis, Carl Sagan, Allison DuBois, James van Praagh, Derek Achora, John Robert Columbo, Dr.Raymond Moody Jr., Dr.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Dr.Melvin Morse, Dr.Janis Amatuzio, Dr. Kenneth Ring, Dr. Jeffrey Long, Harry Price, Hans Holzer, Andrew Lang, Ed & Lorraine Warren, A.Arthur Findlay, Nandor Fudor, Colin Wilson, Plato, DeCarte, Nietzshce, et.al. This ever growing library is available should references need to be made to help in answering your questions. Greg's on-going education in the paranormal and parapsychology fields is unending.



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Due to confidentiality agreements made with our clients guaranteeing their anonymity, I can not list past/current clients. All of our investigations are refered to by case number only. Personal information regarding our clients is privileged.

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