This past Monday STD Paranormal was invited to speak about the Paranormal and present some of their evidence to college students at Montclair State University. They were given the opportunity by the Omega Phi Chi Sorority and co-sponsored the event with this non-profit sorority. The event was titled Paranormal Acitivity and even though it didn’t exactly have anything to do with the film, the topic was raised and the film was even spoofed by the school’s drama club. The purpose of the event was to shed some light on Paranormal Investigators and what we do, concerning our investigations, the technology we use, and the evidence we capture. I was accompanied by our resident skeptic Mike Post and our newest team member Mark Trecartin, an investigator with over ten years of experience. The night all started with a skit produced and performed by the drama club, spoofing “Paranormal Acitivity”. It was rather comedic, slightly accurate as to how things happen in real life, and was a good way to begin the night. I was then given the floor and began by introducing the team members who were in attendance. We then started talking about our experiences and what we would say was the most frightening and most enlightening occurrences of our Investigative carreers. Needless to say mine was the time I was followed home and attacked by a black mist in the comfort of my own bed. Mark spoke about the times he was physically contacted by spiritual energy, and we played a video of Mike(skeptic) communicating with a spirit at our most recent residential investigation. We carried on, and I began to talk about the technology we use in order to confirm that Paranormal Activity is real. From the basics such as EMF Meters, Digital Recorders, and Night Vision Cameras to the more advanced equipment like Ovilus’ and Spirit Boxes, we covered how the technology is used, but more importantly how spirits use the technology to communicate with us. We played several EVP’s and showed various videos of our team using Real Time Spirit Communication Devices. Mark had a class A EVP of a male saying “Hi” and when he played this some students became a lot more attentive and they seemed to take us much more seriously. After playing my Energy Burst EVP some students were creeped out and some were down right fascinated. I then showed them the Spirit Box, Gary Galka’s SB-7, and showed the students how spirits can use radio frequencies to communicate with the living in real time. After that I opened the floor to hear student experiences concerning the paranormal and was surprised to find that there were more believers then skeptics and even the skeptics were not hardcore skeptics. They did not completely disprove the paranormal but they just did not believe it to a certain degree. I was really intrigued to find how many people were actually curious about Investigations and some of the theories that we investigators rely on when we are in the field. They asked me several questions regarding these theories and things that have happened to them, and why they happened. I finished the event with an invitation to join the team on a ghost hunt and was surprised to find some students braving their curiosities and giving me their info for future hunts. The event had a pretty large attendance, far more then I expected and there were students coming in minutes before we were planning on wrapping up. I kept thinking to myself about how a few years back saying your a paranormal investigator usually got you strange looks, a verbal bashing from a skeptic, and derogatory comments being thrown in your direction. I was extremely relieved to see that things are beginning to turn around for us investigators and more importantly that there is a desire to learn about the unknown from the younger generation. Even though I am fairly young myself, I feel that my knowledge of the paranormal has made me a more mature person and I always say I got into investigating because I always knew there was something bigger in life that we could not truly grasp with our minds eye. Now hopefully this school of thought has been passed on to these young minds and hopefully they can pass it on to more and more people as we all go along living our lives in this crazy world.