Written by Kurt Begue
Nomine Paranormal Research (INPR) completed a phenomenal
2009, ending the year with our very successful Midnight
Tour of the Temple on December 11. The year was everything
we had hoped it would be. We achieved and made
advancements in every area of focus of the teams Mission
The year was filled with exciting events and
investigations. All told, INPR was able to complete 8
investigations (mostly undisclosed residential locations),
3 mini-investigations a paranormal lecture at IPFW and of
course the huge success that was Paranormacon 2009, the
first ever Paranormal Convention held in Fort Wayne,
The investigations were great! We were able to help our
clients better understand what was going on in the
residence. In some cases, we definitively found evidence
of paranormal activity, in others, we provided analysis
that lead to logic debunking of thought occurrences and
showed that they were attributable to real world causes.
We worked hard to continue to develop our investigation
process. The investigations and mini-investigations
allowed us to bring out our new equipment and put it to
good use. This year, INPR was able to add over $2,000
worth of investigating equipment, which makes us one of
the best equipped and prepared paranormal investigation
Paranormacon 2009 was a huge undertaking that was only
surpassed by its success. The convention earned accolades
from all the attendees, paranormal teams and our Special
Guests. Not only were we able to pull off the highly
successful event, but we were able to raise funds for
several worth-while causes. INPR donated $2,000 to the
Fort Wayne Masonic Temple Trustees, $500 to the Job’s
Daughters Bethel #8, $200 to the Fort Wayne Demolay and
$200 to the Protection Against Animal Cruelty. $2,900
going to good use in the community.
But our giving did not stop there. In October, INPR held a
Charity Lecture in conjunction with the Spiritual Pagan Student Alliance,
INPR descended upon the IPFW campus and took over Neff
Auditorium for a wonderful night of paranormal discussion
and gift giving. The night was dedicated to the memory of
Laura VanNeikerk, who was tragically taken from us all.
The night was also a huge success due to the fact that we
collected nearly 250# of food for the Community Harvest
Food Bank. All in all nights like this don’t happen
often, and when they do, you understand that you are in
the presence of a miracle.
This October night, we also recognized our 2009 Ghost
Hunter of the Year recipient, Kim Daugherty. Kim has been
instrumental in the advancement of our investigation
process and she truly represents what is best about INPR.
We congratulate her again!
With such a successful 2009, you would think it would be
hard to top that performance, but we have plans to do just
that! INPR has added several instrumental people to the
team that look to push us even farther into the depths of
research. Those new members include: Cindy “Star”
Kreiner, Billy Ringer, Art Percy and Tyra Cheek. These
four gifted and talented additions to INPR promises that
2010 will surpass all our expectations.