Written by Kurt Begue
For In Nomine Paranormal Research 2010 proved to be a bigger and better year
than any of us could ever imagine.
We continued to improve our investigation
processes and focus not only on the paranormal research aspect, but the
helping of families in need. We truly embraced our Mission and Vision
Statements as we made several difficult personnel decisions throughout the
year, but in the end, we are a much stronger and better group of paranormal
researchers for it.
year, we conducted nine (9) private investigations helping families better
understand what was going on in their homes and businesses. In addition, INPR
conducted three (3) public hunts, culminating in our Halloween Night Hunt at
the Crump Theatre in Columbus, Indiana, which still has our researchers
scratching their heads. What truly happened there that night still has us
delving into our data and trying to piece together the timeline of events.
Paranormacon 2010, proved again to be
another huge success for INPR. Twenty-three paranormal teams and vendors came
to the conference and provided a wide variety of experiences and evidence to
keep the conference-goers happy and entertained. In addition, the Saturday
night Ghost Hunt was filled with personal experiences, had or witnessed by
all. Proving once again that the Fort Wayne Masonic Temple is one of the most
active locations in the state! From our endeavors, In Nomine was able to
donate $1,000.00 to the Temple Preservation Fund.
INPR also attended several other conferences
and made presentations at most of them. In February we attended the Paranormal
Fest in Columbus, IN. May brought us to the State Theatre Conference sponsored
by SMP in Kalamazoo, MI. And in September we attended GlassCon sponsored by
Glass in Coldwater, MI.
addition, one of our most exciting opportunities to present our evidence and
be challenged by some of the most promising minds came in December when In
Nomine Paranormal Research lectured on the Indiana University Kokomo campus to
a Folk Lore class. The event was a tremendous chance to show examples of the
paranormal activity that we have collected and discuss the science and
theories behind paranormal occurrences. The evening left both the students and
the members of INPR excited to learn more and push the research boundaries.
This year was spent upgrading a lot of
equipment. We added a new four (4) camera Zmodo 500Gb DVR surveillance system.
Outfitting this system with a variety of close proximity and far-reaching
infrared cameras has allowed us to capture video evidence like never before.
Add to that a couple of diffusion grid lasers and INPR continues to be one of
the most heavily outfitted teams with paranormal equipment.
In December INPR selected our 2010 Ghost Hunter
of the Year. This year a man has distinguished himself among the paranormal
experts. His studies using the I-Ovilus have pushed forward the science of
using that device as well as Ghost Hunting in general. His unwavering
attention to details makes him the perfect teammate. With as many accolades as
we can possibly shower upon him, this years Ghost Hunter of the Year 2010 goes
to: Weldon Glenn!
This year INPR
added several outstanding paranormal researchers that have truly cut their
teeth in a most exciting and chaotic year. Jessica Martinez, Jennifer Stevens,
Beverly Money and Jessica McComb have all been very welcome additions to our
team. They have made immediate contributions in all areas of our research and
are truly excellent people to work with.
Finally, for 2011, INPR is launching an
initiative called Proof 101. It directly ties into the challenge issued by
Kurt Begue to all paranormal teams and researchers at our Paranormacon 2010
conference. The challenge is not only find and document, but show the personal
experiences that are being had in the field. Bring proof-positive evidence
that is definitive and cannot be debunked.
Proof 101 is INPR's benchmark example of how
investigations are supposed to be conducted and how true scientific evidence
can be pulled out of data and correlated to paranormal activity. It originates
out of the thought that other teams might go 100% towards bringing evidence
forward, INPR goes one huge step farther towards proof, 101%!
While 2010 was a great year, we are really
looking forward to the challenges and experiences of 2011. INPR continues on
stronger than ever, moving forward in the quest to provide proof of the
existence of paranormal anomalies. We are INPR!