R-I-P-S Headquarters @ 314
Researchers In Paranormal Specters was founded by our founder, Kay (Norris) Emm, who has lived in the house below her entire life. Strange occurences that have happened to all family members and visitors led to the curiosity of the paranormal.
The group focuses on utilizing different research techniques to communicate and interact with those who might linger on this earth in the afterlife. The group gets together regularly and completes their investigations strictly as a time to enjoy their friendship with one another and as a hobby that they have all been interested in.
In an attempt to not cause any harm to team members and expand the chances for a good investigation, RIPS investigates with an open mind and does not tolerate any negative energy to exist within the group.
There is never a dull here at RIPS HQ. Especially in the one room upstairs where almost all of the team has had an experience here or two, or three. In the pictures to follow here these were taken on April 28th, 2004. Granted nobody even goes upstairs here unless we do happen to notice an unexpected light turned on from the outside of the house. I have become accustomed to this, as all of the team when leaving here of a night to take notice in all the upstairs and also the basement windows. It seems as if when nobody has gone to either floor then they do try as they might to get our attention by turning on a light.
On this particular early night of April 28th, two of us had been here and had left for the night. We were also getting ready to put on The Streator Hobby Show the following weekend as most of The RIPS team members are also members of this local organization as well.
We had to come back here to pick up more supplies needed for the annual show and when we pulled into the driveway one of the guys noticed that the maids bedroom light was on. Again, no one had been up there and prior to our leaving about 1/2 hour before all was well as we had left this house.
Needless to say we grabbed equipment and headed upstairs, in total darkness with the exception of the maids bedroom light being on. Immediately I asked whoever had turned this light on to NOW turn it off.... no responce, lol.
My one investigator who happened to be with me at the time his batteries got zapped almost immediately from his camera in which they were brand new also. I did although manage to shoot into the following room and saw in my viewfinder THIS!!!!!
Granted this was shot into this infamous room in total darkness and neither one of us had entered this room as this was shot from the hallway. When I saw this huge bright orb in my viewfinder, I immediately shot again and said in the meantime......... "Show yourself to us." The second picture here proves that they do acknowledge us and were intelligent enough to comply with my request to show themselves to us.
Then my batteries got immediately zapped and drained also. By the time this investigator and myself came back down stairs and reloaded yet more fresh batteries and headed back upstairs...... we didn't get anything then at all, and all was back to normal upstairs here. Why and who though would toy with us to the point or brink of "almost" being there.
We have all come to the conclusion since that night here to always, ALWAYS carry a ton of battery back up. It's always when you least expect it for more things to happen then.
Now this picture is shot into the same room, only difference is that this was shot 3 yrs. later on April 13, 2007. All of the members were meeting at RIPS HQ to head downtown to do an investigation of a local building. When my one lead Chris got here she asked me if I knew that there was a light on upstairs. I immediately guessed that it was a light turned on in the maids room, but only this time it was the butlers room who's light was turned on. Shortly after that investigator Tim came here and so the three of us headed upstairs with EMFdeterors, thermal therometers, audio recorders, and camers in tow.
This picture was shot from the hallway into this infamous room..... note that again that rather large orb does appear in aprox the very same spot. We were getting high EMF readings, and some temp spikes as well. Very interesting though the proximity of this orb though.
It is nothing to come here at any given time of the day or night and to find things that just aren't explained. Such as below this picture of The Dutchess of Davanshire has hung on this wall in the middle livingroom since I can remember. One day I came here and found this picture hanging like this.This is an extremely heavy picture, and is very well securely hung on this wall. I have yet to find this picture like this........ yet again.......... lol.
THE RIPS TEAM MEMBERS
Kay Emm, Founder / Lead Investigator
Dave McCoy, Senior Investigator
Chris Kitner, Paranormal Investigator
Mary Mackjust, Paranormal Investigator
Connie Burash, Ottawa, Illinois, Paranormal Investigator
Trish Puckett, Ransom, Illinois, Paranormal Investigator
Craig Kitner, Paranormal Investigator
Doug Mackjust, Parananormal Investigator
Erin Marconi, Paranormal Investigator
Kathy Mose, Paranormal Investigator
Boogie Dean, Lead EVP Tech & Paranormal Investigator
Scot Huxtable, Wenona, Illinois, Paranormal Investigator
Wendy Kavinsky, Ottawa, Illinois, PI in training
Tim Lock, Paranormal Ivestigator
Carey Eplin, PI in training
Jamie Lock, Paranormal Investigator
Tonya Fialko, PI in training (rest in peace our dear friend)
Tina Derossett, PI in training
Joanne Burcar, Paranormal Investigator , Ottawa, IL.
Julie Sieber, PI in training
Staci Harcharik, PI in training
Mike Sieber, PI in training
Dawn Hicks, PI in training , LaSalle, IL.
Amanda Rose Hicks - Barnhardt, PI in training, Marseilles, IL.
RIPS Chapter Members
The New York RIPS
The Scotland RIPS
Sondra Turpin / Co - Founder (Florida)
Reverend Ruth Ann Larson (Washington)
R.L. DEMRI , Long Island, New York
Tom Di, Queens, New York
Michael A.J. Livas - Porras, Christian Demonologist, Texas
Jamie "Undertaker" McCann, Canada
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