It included lights-out investigations at the hotel with TAPS founders Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, as well as several discussions lead by well known leaders in the paranormal field including John Zaffis, Adam Blai, Patrick Burns, Chris Flemming, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Chad Calek/Adrian Vallera, Mark Macy, J. and Allan Danelek.
The final speaker of the day was psychologist/demonologist Adam Blai.
Grant Wilson of TAPS introduces Adam Blai
Co-founder of TAPS Grant Wilson (left) introduces psychologist and demonologist Adam Blai.
first met Adam last December during a weekend trip to Warwick, RI.
Adam is a very knowledgeable psychologist and demonologist.
Today's presentation was on the psychology of the paranormal.
explained how the mind works and how we can sometimes be tricked into think something is paranormal when it is not.
also explained many of the signs of mental illness in an effort to better prepare investigators for possible encounters with people who may need more professional help than paranormal investigators.
explained a theoretical reason why people tend to see light/dark ghostly images from the corners of their eyes more than straight on.
said it could be due to the structure of the human eye, the distribution of rods & cones in the eye concentrates color in the middle part of our vision and light/dark on the edges.
So anything in out peripheral vision would more likely appear light/dark than in color.
also strongly urged against using hypnosis as a research tool unless you are formally and professionally trained to do it, and even then with caution.
The other group would be in the MacGregor Room for a demonology presentation by Adam Blai followed by a Spirit Box/Frank's Box demonstration with Christopher Moon of Haunted Times magazine.
John is also a mentor to Adam Blai
and other well known researchers in the field.
John concluded, as did Adam
, by warning paranormal investigators not to take demons and demonology lightly.
After Billy's presentation Adam Blai
gave a talk on the subject of Demonology.
Adam's presentation, based on Roman Catholic doctrine and research, reiterated a number of points he
had made last December at the Warwick, RI paranormal weekend event.
Description: LIPI investigator Jaiem Fleischmann reported seeing a large white orb (about the size of a dinner plate) behind the right shoulder of Adam Blai
presentation in the MacGregor room.
The orb remained there for approx 3-4 seconds before "going out".
is sure the sighting was not a reflection in glass, a camera flash or a light coming through the window.
Conclusion: Overall Long Island Paranormal Investigators is unable to confirm or debunk the presence of paranormal activity at the Stanley Hotel
Further investigations will be planned.
The weekend itself was a great success and we enjoyed again meeting with Jason and Grant, Adam Blai
, John Zaffis, and Dave Shrader.