Today I’m welcoming paranormal investigator, Brandon Alvis. Thank you, Brandon for stopping by!
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
“I have always had interests and questions about the paranormal after tragically losing two brothers, one to cancer and the other to suicide. Starting with a few friends using standard tools and procedures, I realized the many mistakes “commonly found” when investigating the paranormal. This motivated me to propagate a team specializing in many fields and to develop new methods not only reliable but convincing, introducing the “scientific approach” and naming this team: “American Paranormal Research Association” aka A.P.R.A. This new approach has propelled A.P.R.A., becoming a highly recognized name. APRA’s hard work, dedication and passion to this science are greatly respected, often allowing A.P.R.A. to investigate in areas normally closed-off to others. Pioneering fundraisers and special events, I along with my team, provide participants an insight into the paranormal wherein proceeds go to the preservation of the historical structure. My determination to find “cold hard facts, to prove or disprove” makes A.P.R.A. what it is today.”
What’s your reason for getting into the paranormal? A personal experience, curiosity… or?
“In 1995 at the age of eight years old I lost my oldest brother to cancer and in 2004 at the age of 17 I lost another brother to suicide. This sent me on my journey into the unexplained, to try and prove the existence of life after death.”
You’re the president and founder of APRA (American Paranormal Research Association). What is your association all about?
“American Paranormal Research Association is a scientific paranormal research team that was put together solely to investigate historical locations throughout the world. Founded in 2006, APRA’s goal is to open the eyes of the scientific community in trying to understand the unexplainable and to obtain proof that life after death is a great possibility. Our mission is to collect hard, irrefutable paranormal evidence to present to the public and scientific community.”
What kind of locations does APRA investigate?
“APRA solely investigates historical locations. We base our investigations off of events that we believe lead to a haunting.”
Mind sharing some compelling evidence that you have captured?
1.) The Queen Mary Apparition – In the winter of 2008 the American Paranormal Research Association APRA conducted an Investigation of the RMS Queen Mary’s First Class Pool. The footage you are about to see was collected during a EMF sweep of the changing stalls, the only people present where two APRA Members and a Security Guard. You be the judge of what is present in the clip.
2.) Villisca Axe Murders (Girls Screaming) – The most disturbing audio data collected by the American Paranormal Research Association was during a paranormal investigation of the J.B. Moore Family home. The audio data collected was the screams of what seemed to be young girls. Take a listen for yourself.
What’s one of the most memorable paranormal encounters that you and your team have ever experienced?
“The first one that comes to mind was at the former Kings County Jail in Hanford, CA. Both Michael Rudie and Matt Goldman had the feeling that something was going to throw them over the second story railing. We collected a EVP that backed up the claims of both APRA members.”
How can the American Paranormal Research Association be contacted?
“You can reach us at www.apraparanormal.com Twitter @APRAParanormal Instagram as well as Facebook.”
Any upcoming events for your association?
“We will be at the upcoming Preston Castle Fundraiser event in September of 2016.”
What’s next for Brandon Alvis?
“I will continue to further the science behind Ghost and Hauntings, continuing to collect data to present to the public and scientific community in hopes that we can propel this research into a true scientific field.”
Any words of wisdom you’d care to share?
“Always remain scientific in principle. As a field we should advance research from a pseudo-science to a true science. Data is key, always share and test data collected in the field. This is how we can further paranormal research.”