Welcome to the Official BLOG of N.A.P.S. The purpose of this blog is primarily education & awareness. The name of this blog is NOT a glorification of Satan, whom we know to be a personal, evil being - a fallen angel as described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (see CCC: 390-395; and 2850-2854). Rather, it is recognition that this world is the domain of the Evil One (2 Cor. 4:4) and that the Kingdom of Light is engaged in active battle against his kingdom of darkness (Eph. 6:12).
Friday, October 25, 2013
Old Jail Investigation - Thank You!
TEAM UPDATE: To all Team Members and Investigators –
Wednesday night’s investigation (October 23, 2013) of the
Old Adams County Jail was impactful to all who took part. It was GREAT to see former
team members like Benjie Sanders back in action – and he picked up right where he
left off! Cheryl Freeman is a very experienced and talented investigator as
well – and it is a relief to be able to hand folks off (such as our many guests Wednesday night) to people like that and to
know everyone is in very professional hands. Kim Wiley being on Base is a huge
anchor for us at that spot (she is excellent!), and investigations are simply not the same without
her around. We pray for Kim’s continued recovery from surgery. Thanks also to
her boyfriend Patrick for all of his very strong help! Jamie Walker is
developing her investigating skill set nicely – as she takes part in more investigations. A big
thanks to NAPS Demonology Team Members Kelly Sharp and Ruth Powers. Kelly drove
down from Amory, MS to be with us. Michelle Nations was away at training and
could not attend, as well as Michael and Kimberly DeLorenze who live too far
away to drive over during a week-night. We also miss very talented and experienced investigator Lauren Smith, who moved to
Dallas, Texas earlier this year and is soon getting married – we miss you Lauren (and Charles)!!!
We really appreciate the help also of Karren Ewing and her daughter
Mandi Thornton who stuck around and helped us tear down all our equipment and
load it out back into the truck. When most folks are ready to bolt and leave –
they did the hard work when we are most exhausted. Thanks also to a couple of
others who were there who are thinking about helping us on cases (who
I won’t name just yet to keep their privacy intact).
I have a feeling I’m leaving somebody out that I haven’t
mentioned…if I have it’s due to feeling under the weather, and not to spite! Thanks finally to the several guests who came and observed a real investigation for the first time ever - we had around 10 or so.
One big advantage of doing that investigation Wednesday night and using
almost all of the equipment is it helped me (Mike) reconnect with some of it
that others used to do – such as hooking up and running both DVR’s and all of the cameras, monitors
and slave monitors (and powering up everything at base). We also discovered
that the Full Spectrum camera battery is dead (so replacements were ordered
yesterday). Static pods, the Ovilus X, and other such equipment not used on every
investigation was put to the test and worked well. We will soon round up the
rest of the obscure equipment (such as data loggers) and bring them up to speed
also. A couple of forms are needing to be dug up and added to Sugarsync - such as our camera log form.
Thanks to all of you who came out Wednesday night. NAPS
reorganized earlier this year when there were a couple of resignations and several
people moving out of town, in order to focus on demonic and private individual cases.
However, we will probably plan these outings from time-to-time and invite all of the “old gang” to
take part so they can keep up their skills – and also use such outings to
educate the public - amajor reason we exist. Thanks again to all who participated.