Friday, October 14, 2011

Zak Bagans Dark World: A psychic’s point of view

To anyone that knows us, it is no secret that Nikki is a huge fan of Zak Bagans and Ghost Adventures. We purchased Zak’s book from Barnes & Noble the day it was released. Surprisingly, I take very little time to watch any paranormal television but am indeed a fan of Ghost Adventures.

I think he did a great job with his book, and it will give you a glimpse of him as a person and answer the question as to why he provokes things the way he does. He did a fantastic job in describing the different haunts such as intelligent haunts to residual haunts. For those with general paranormal interests I believe you would enjoy this book a lot. I could also appreciate that he referenced these hauntings to places that he has been and his personal experiences.

What I found to be intriguing is that he is okay with residual haunts and questions the intelligent haunts. As a psychic, I can honestly say that I am the exact opposite. Maybe it is because I feel that those intelligent haunts can validate a lot of what psychic’s have stated all along, that spirits are right here with us everyday. It is the residual haunts that I question with why? I believe science will one day indeed be able to answer this question for me.

There were a couple of things that he mentioned in his book that I want to discuss. One was in reference to Psychic and Mediums using EVP’s for validation. This has been going on for a long time. My bio does indeed state that I am a Medium, but I do not promote those readings. I like to do a medium reading in person, and on a “need be” basis, as they are very personal. A few years ago was the first time I ran my digital recorder during a medium reading for someone’s son who had passed away unexpectedly at the age of 28. The EVP captured when I closed the session was, “Mom I love you”, and to this day is a most treasured gift to that family.

The other thing mentioned in this book was law enforcement using EVP’s on cases. This indeed happens more often than not. The last chapter of the book, many well-knowns did a great job submitting what they would like to see happen in the paranormal field in the future. Mark and Debby Constantino referenced capturing an EVP on an active case. Though this indeed may be an option that law enforcement may be interested in, I warn against it. I say this because I have discussed many times Psychic’s jumping in with their opinions to law enforcement on missing person cases. They have been, and can be charged with obstruction of justice, and this I support fully. So I would recommend being a little leery before running to law enforcement with an EVP.

Zak speaks of having a place available where all paranormal evidence can be uploaded and looked at by all documenting trends and such for science. I LOVE this idea. However, I could see problems with that in faked EVP’s etc. To quote John Zaffis from the book, “Right now there is too much bickering internally.” “The paranormal community, in my estimation, is in chaos.” I agree fully. However, I personally feel that NASA is doing more research in these areas than we are aware of.

All in all this was a fantastic read and I would recommend it to anyone. What would I like to see in the future? Books from Aaron Goodwin, and Nick Groff. Just like Zak, I would like to hear their thoughts, opinions, beliefs and where their interest came from.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 2011 Updates

Our website has recently changed. This should prompt easier loading to computers as well as user friendly for smartphones. Many more changes are taking place behind the scenes on the site, and will continue to improve. You will also notice that our sponsor, Sideline Cafe, now has their own page on the site and this is updated with their events often.

Due to "Crazy" schedules, our forum has been neglected for way too long! We are now in the beginning process of getting this up and going again and adding new topics. Please feel free to join us there and share anything that comes to mind. If you have forgotten your username and password, that is okay, but we don't know them! So please take the time to re-register, as we love hearing from you.

This Saturday Oct 15th @ 1:00PM (Meeting at the Confederate Pyrmid)
We will return with our meetup group Central VA Psychic Development & Paranormal Research to Hollywood Cemetery this Saturday! PLEASE feel free to join us! (Enter Hollywood, go to the bottom of the hill, take a right and continue up the hill, (stay to the right) and it will take you to the Confederate Pyrmid.)

Monday October 24th from 6PM to 8PM
Grissom Library
366 Deshazor Drive
Newport News, VA 23608
This is a 2-hour presentation by CVAPI on everything you need to know about ghost hunting and more. This was a big hit last year and we are glad to return again this year.

Sideline Cafe
Chesterfield Meadows Shopping Center
10348 Iron Bridge Road
Chester VA 23831
Sideline's annual Halloween Party is SATURDAY OCT 29TH. Costume contests, free giveaways, drink and food specials. CVAPI will reopen the doors at 3:00AM (Oct 30th) for a public ghost hunt. Tickets are $15 per person and available for purchase at Sideline Cafe or on our website under "Events". (You must have a ticket to be in the building after hours!) This will be followed by a Breakfast Buffet by Sideline Cafe. I hope to see you there! Look for more information on the History of Sideline Cafe on our forum.

With so many requests over the years, this is the first time we have made available a shirt order open to the public. They are Gildan brand, true to size, one-sided with our original logo and glow in the dark ink. Shirts begin at $17.00 and Hoodies are available as well. Please see our "CUURENT SHIRT ORDER" in yellow, on our homepage at, or they are available for order at Sideline Cafe.

This is our case that aired on Animal Planet's Demon Exorcist. Sarah Maitland has recently published a book on her family's story. The title is "The Black Shadow" the untold story By Sarah Maitland. A link to her book is available on our website under the "Video" section of Chester, Virginia.

If we don't get the opportunity to see you, may you all have a safe and happy Halloween!

Jackie & Nikki Tomlin

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CVAPI T-Shirt & Hoodie Orders

Over time we have recieved numerous inquiries on how to get one of our t-shirts or hoodies.  We have struggled with making this decision open to the public.  The reason for this is we have had problems in the past with someone impersonating us in trying to recruit investigations.
With that said, CVAPI does NOT recruit investigations and never has.  We either accept or deny investigations requested from us.  In case management you will deal directly with either JACKIE OR NIKKI TOMLIN.  If someone else from CVAPI contacts you, they will be appointed to do so by one of them, only AFTER you have spoke with us.
We are opening our Shirt and Hoodies up for public order for the month of October, for the first time.  These are one-sided only, with the original logo and the glow in the dark ink.  They are both Gildan brand name and are "true to size" and shrink very little.  They are double printed first with the logo and then with the glow in the dark ink, making the price a little higher than most, but the price we pay as well.  You will need to wash these inside out in order to preserve the glow in the dark ink.
Visit our website at fill out the order form and be sure to include your email address.  These are prepaid orders and an invoice will come to your email via Paypal. (You do NOT have to have a PayPal account in order to purchase.)
Shirt and Hoodie orders should arrive mid to late November.  Local delivery can be arranged free of charge as well as they may be picked up from Sideline Cafe.  If shipping is required we are asking for an additional $5 on orders to cover the expense, no matter what the quantity is.