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Get in the Halloween Spirit with Ian Murphy

Get in the Halloween “Spirit” and join Lead Investigator Ian Murphy and Public Relations Officer Becky MacDonald next Friday, Oct. 12 on WBZ News Radio 1030 in Boston.  Ian and Becky will be on Nightside, with Dan Rea at 10 p.m. Eastern.

They’ll be discussing the ins and outs of scientific paranormal research and what the Paranormal Research Association of Boston does for the community.

I’m sure there will be some fun and creepy discussion about Ghosts, too!

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Find the Ghost Car to Win Prizes!

The Paranormal Research Association of Colorado has launched a new campaign — film the Ghost Car for a chance to win!

Whenever you see my car, take a quick movie or photo with your phone and upload it to the web.  In order to eligible for prizes, you MUST complete ALL of the following:

YouTube:

Upload your video of the Ghost Car to your YouTube account.  Type the following text in the video’s information:

“My entry in the Ghost Car sweepstakes!! Visit http://colorado.praofb.org for details!”

Type the approximate location where it was filmed.

Add the tag “PRAColorado” for the movie.

Then subscribe to our YouTube channel (PRAColorado) and leave a message on our front page notifying us of your entry!

Twitter:

Take a quick pic of the Ghost car and Tweet it with with the following: “My entry in the Ghost Car sweepstakes!! Visit http://colorado.praofb.org for details!” #PRAColorado.  Don’t forget to add the hashtag #PRAColorado so I can find your Tweets!

Follow @PRAC_Nate and send me a direct message saying you have an entry!  I promise, I’ll follow back!

Foursquare:

Take a quick pic of the Ghost Car and check in at the closest location!  Include the following text:  “My entry in the Ghost Car sweepstakes!! Visit http://colorado.praofb.org for details!”.

Add Nate Goldstein as a friend, send me a message saying you have any entry, and I’ll add you back!

Entries must be posted by October 30th, at 11:59pm MST. Drawing for tons of awesome prizes will be held on Halloween night! Winners will be notified via YouTube.

Prizes (including, but not limited to):

$10 Starbucks Gift Cards

PRAC Merchandise

Grand Prize: Two free tickets to our next Public Paranormal Investigation, COMING SOON!

See: http://Colorado.praofb.org for more info.

Good luck!!

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Now Accepting Applications in Colorado!

 

The Paranormal Research Association of Colorado are currently recruiting members for the position of:

Trainee Paranormal Investigator

NOTE: Final application date is Sunday, 16th September 2012 at 23:59 EST – No Applications will be processed after this date.

Trainee Paranormal Investigator Position Description:

The Trainee Paranormal Investigator works within a team that provides a scientific investigation into supposed paranormal phenomena. The successful applicants will undergo training in paranormal investigation and use of equipment along with discussion in emerging theories of paranormal research.

About the Paranormal Research Association of Colorado

The Paranormal Research Association of Colorado will be launching in October of 2012. It is being launched as an expansion of the Paranormal Research Association of Boston by the PRAB’s Public Relations Officer, Nate Goldstein who will be the Lead Investigator of the PRAC.

About the PRAB

Since it’s inception in September 2008, the Paranormal Research Association of Boston has helped a large number of residential and commercial clients with their paranormal issues. The PRAB is a non-profit association who exclusively use scientific means to investigate claims of paranormal activity. When we enter a client location, we go in with an open and scientific mind to verify or provide alternative theories to supposed paranormal events.  We do not employ psychics or sensitives in any of our investigations, as evidence from these sources cannot be verified by scientific means at this time.  We provide investigations free of charge to members of the public, businesses and supposedly haunted locations. In addition to this, we also give talks and presentations in an attempt to educate the public in the science of paranormal research. The PRAB has enjoyed extensive media coverage. The Paranormal Research Association of Boston is founded on the same fundamentals of Ian Murphy’s previous endeavor, the Paranormal Research Association of Ireland. In it’s 4 years, the PRAI became one of Ireland’s leading paranormal associations and continues to grow.

Requirements

The successful candidate will:
*Have a strong interest in the science of paranormal research
* Be 20 or over.
* Enjoy solving problems and working in a structured environment
* Be focused and helpful to all out clients
* Be bound by the PRAB Confidentiality Agreement
*Experience is a plus, but not necessary as all training will be provided
* Please fill out all questions comprehensively: Applications with short answers are unlikely to progress to stage 2

Promotion prospects:
As this is a start-up Association, the primary management members will be taken from the pool of applicants. These positions include but are not limited to Training Officer, Deputy Lead Investigator and AV Analyst.

Remuneration:

As the PRAC is a non-profit Association, no benefits or payment can be offered.

Trainee Paranormal Investigator reports to:

Lead Investigator, Organizational Unit Leaders, the PRAC and Core Members

Process:
Stage 1: Online Application
Stage 2: Selection and interview with Core Team members  (Note: Travel may be required; no expenses can be offered.)
Stage 3: Offer of position and training

Ready to apply?
Apply online now at: colorado.praofb.org and select “Apply for PRAC membership”

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last tickets available

The last tickets for the USS Salem ghost hunt are up for grabs. Get them before they’re gone! http://www.praofb.org/v2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=65

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Are you from Salem, MA?

Are you from Salem, MA and have a story about the paranormal?

Heather Murphy from History Channel is looking for your stories for a chance to be on a new TV show that will be filming in Salem for 2 weeks in the summer.

Contact:
E-mail: hmurphy@pilgrimstudios.com
Phone: (818) 478 4609

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Public Investigations are here! June 1st!

Join us to explore the halls of the USS Salem!

The PRAB is proud to announce the return of Public Investigations for 2012. This year, we are commencing with:

THE USS SALEM, QUINCY, MA.   Book here!

Your investigation will include:

A tour of the famous ship

The presentation “The Science of Paranormal Research”

An investigation with the PRAB.

Schedule

20:00 – 20:30: Arrive at the ship and meet and greet the members of the team

20:45 – 21:30: Presentation -“The Science of Paranormal Research”

22:00 – 01:30: Live Investigation of the ship.

Cost: $50

History of Location (from www.uss-salem.org)

Ordered by the US Navy on 14 June, 1943, USS Salem (CA 139) was laid down on 4 July, 1945 at the Bethlehem Steel Company’s Quincy Yard in Quincy, MA and launched on 25 March, 1947. She was commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 14 May, 1949.

USS Salem served a distinguished 10 year career as flagship of the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and the Second Fleet in the Atlantic. During her career she served as host to such notables as the US Ambassador to Spain, John D. Lodge; the Honorable Thomas S. Gates, Undersecretary of the Navy; Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; the Shah of Iran; the President of Lebanon and the King and Queen of Greece.

Although Salem never fired her mighty guns in anger, her very presence served as a stimulus for peace during those troubled times that came to be called the Cold War. She served as a Lady of Diplomacy, rather than as a means of exerting brute force.

Imagine a small city placed in “mothballs”, stored for 35 years, and then reopened and restored to it’s former glory. When USS Salem was decommissioned on 30 January, 1959 and joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president of the United States and everyone was watching I Love Lucy on their new television.

In October of 1994, Salem once again made her way north to her birthplace in Quincy, where she is now the centerpiece of the United States Naval and Shipbuilding Museum. Bill Clinton was president of the United States, people were watching Murphy Brown and Beverly Hills: 90210 on their big-screen TV’s and “surfing the net”. Now “crewed” by a staff of museum professionals and enthusiastic volunteers, she is being restored to her full glory.

On 14 May, 1995 – 46 years to the day since her original commissioning – Salem was recommissioned – this time as a member of the Historic Naval Ships Association. She now serves her country once again with her new mission of teaching people of all generations our nation’s rich history of shipbuilding and naval duty.

Book here!

See our ad on Boston.Com for directions and more information!

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Final week!

Final Week to apply for the PRAB as a trainee investigator! Apply online at www.praofb.org

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PRAB Open Competitions 2012

The Paranormal Research Association of Boston open competition for membership in 2012 is closing in a few days. Apply online at www.praofb.org

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Haunted Hotspots : Mount Washington Hotel

The Mount Washington Hotel is located in the beautiful Bretton Woods area of Carroll, New Hampshire.   According to Wikipedia.Org, the hotel was built in 1902, for the cost of 1.7 million dollars, by the millionaire Joseph Stickney.  After making his fortune as a Coal broker and Railway Tycoon, Stickney wanted to provide his lovely wife Carolyn with a palace to match her beauty.

Within a year of the Hotel’s completion, Joseph Stuckney was dead.  His wife Carolyn continued to live in the Hotel, and it soon became a symbol of opulance and luxury in the early 20th Century.  According to an article on 25 Haunted New England Inns on Boston.Com, Carolyn Stickney often hosted luxurious dinner parties at the hotel, and she routinely spied her guest’s attire from a hidden vantage point on her balcony.  Her spy work would always allow Carolyn to arrive at dinner dressed to out-do all her guests.  Carolyn’s opulant lifestyle would continue when she married Prince Lucinge of France, and Princess Carolyn remained the owner of the estate until she died in 1934.

According to RealHaunts.Com, the ghost of Carolyn Stickney has been seen peering down from her balcony (perhaps trying to see her guests’ attire), and guests have reported hearing “ghostly” music throughout the hotel.  Further, according to some guests, the smell of perfume floats throughout the hotel, and televisions change channels by themselves.  Interestingly, a beautiful handcrafted four-post bed in Room 314 is said to be a manifestation point for Carolyn Stickney’s apparition.

The Hotel was featured on the TV series Ghost Hunters in 2008, and a seemingly amazing EVP (perhaps too amazing to be believable) was captured:

Whether or not you believe the evidence and personal claims of paranormal activity, The Mount Washington Hotel remains a beautiful example of a Grand Hotel in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Declared a National Historical Landmark in 1986, the Mount Washington hotel is a perfect destination for anyone wishing to stay where history meets relaxation.

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Open Competition 2012

The PRAB are currently recruiting 2 members for the position of:

Trainee Paranormal Investigator – List

NOTE: Final application date is Sunday, 24th March at 23:59 EST – No Applications will be processed after this date

Position Discription:

Position on Offer:
Trainee Paranormal Investigator

Position Description:

The Trainee Paranormal Investigator works within a team that provides a scientific investigation into supposed paranormal phenomena. The successful applicants will undergo training in paranormal investigation and use of equipment along with discussion in emerging theories of paranormal research.

About the Paranormal Research Association of Boston

Since it’s inception in September 2008, the Paranormal Research Association of Boston has helped a large number of residential and commercial clients with their paranormal issues. The PRAB is a non-profit association who exclusively use scientific means to investigate claims of paranormal activity. When we enter a client location, we go in with an open and scientific mind to verify or provide alternative theories to supposed paranormal events.
We do not employ psychics or sensitives in any of our investigations, as evidence from these sources cannot be verified by scientific means at this time.
We provide investigations free of charge to members of the public, businesses and supposedly haunted locations. In addition to this, we also give talks and presentations in an attempt to educate the public in the science of paranormal research.
The PRAB has enjoyed extensive media coverage.
The Paranormal Research Association of Boston is founded on the same fundamentals of Ian Murphy’s previous endeavor, the Paranormal Research Association of Ireland. In it’s 4 years, the PRAI became one of Ireland’s leading paranormal associations and continues to grow.

Requirements

The successful candidate will:
*Have a strong interest in the science of paranormal research
* Be 20 or over.
* Enjoy solving problems and working in a structured environment
* Be focused and helpful to all out clients
* Be bound by the PRAB Confidentiality Agreement
* Experience is a plus, but not necessary as all training will be provided
* Please fill out all questions comprehensively: Applications with short answers are unlikely to progress to stage 2

Promotion prospects:
As this is a start-up Association, the primary management members will be taken from the pool of applicants. These positions include but are not limited to Training Officer, Deputy Lead Investigator and AV Analyst.

Remuneration:

As the PRAB is a non-profit Association, no benefits or payment can be offered.

Trainee Paranormal Investigator reports to:

Lead Investigator, Organizational Unit Leaders and Core Members

Note: The Paranormal Research Association of Boston has been certified by the Criminal History Systems Board for access to conviction and pending criminal case data. As an applicant for the position of trainee paranormal investigator, a criminal record check will be conducted for conviction and pending criminal case information only and that it will not necessarily disqualify you.

Process:
Stage 1: Online Application
Stage 2: Selection and interview with Core Team members (Note: Travel may be required; no expenses can be offered.< Stage 3: Offer of position and training To apply, follow the link on our webpage

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