has been a purveyor of the paranormal for more than 20 years.
In 2001, Einspanjer formed Memphis Paranormal Investigation, a collaborative effort that looks into ghostly activities in the Bluff City and abroad.
"Most of the urban legends you see on the news are exactly that - myths" he
has made a name for himself by debunking local and national urban legends free of charge.
"A lot of people have ridden on my coattails over the years," Einspanjer
"But there are probably a few hundred people across the country who can testify about the validity of my work."
According to Einspanjer
, ghostly entities are composed of heat or electrical energy, memories, and emotions - mostly emotions.
"A real haunting has physical symptoms.
You can feel the emotion that the spirit is dealing with," he
"If a spirit lingers, they are here for a reason."
While one might imagine paranormal investigation requires a "Ghostbusters"-esque arsenal of tools, Einspanjer
operates with minimal equipment.
crew often enters sites with little more than a handheld camcorder and a readiness to confront something otherworldly.
"How you approach a paranormal investigation determines your outcome," Einspanjer
"It doesn't matter about the equipment - it's all about the attitude."
said the signs of a ghostly presence are obvious to anyone in tune with their emotions.
A cold chill in a windless hallway.
A feeling of heat being drained from the head to toe.
A sudden onset of anxiety or other negative emotions.
"That's how you know you aren't alone," he
has investigated Mynders Hall twice during his
Both times, he
"Not to say the place isn't haunted - we just haven't seen enough evidence to convince us otherwise," he