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....entering a room of a deserted house, suddenly, a strong scent of roses not unlike old fashion rose water surrounds you.  Then as quick as it came, it's gone.

....it's summertime in the Central California Valley and walking into a room of a boarded up building with no airconditioning, in broad daylight.  The inside temperature is a stagnant 90 degrees and nothing particularly special about this room until the hairs on your arms stand straight up, the "tingle" starts going up and down your spine like an accordian and you would swear the temperature just dropped to 20 below.  A quick exit out of the room finds it's 90 degrees again, but only outside of that one room. 

....staying in a quaint little Inn, reading in bed one night and the mattress starts to shake, just the mattress, not the bed frame nor anything else.  Then you take a picture of your room in that quaint little Inn and a mans face is captured on film in the mirror above the vanity table and it's not your reflection, as you are quite alone or so you thought.

 Don't be afraid, it's probably only a ghost!

During the month of October, everything from Hollywood movies, TV, Newspaper articles to everyone's thoughts and energy are focused on things that go bump in the night or day for that matter.  But for Paranormal Investigators, we experience ghostly phenomena throughout the year.  Some call us Ghost Busters, Ghost Trackers, Spirit Hunters or just plain crazy but they all ask and want to know, "Are there really such things as ghosts?"  Well, we want to know too.  CCPI has investigated private homes, cemeteries, ships, hotels, national parks and even government buildings to find the answer to that question.

Our primary focus is research and validating the data we collect in the hope that one day we will have proof that ghosts do indeed exist and why.  We approach each investigation using scientific methodology which includes location research, eyewitness interviews, electronic video and audio equipment in both analog and digital formats.  We conduct each investigation with confidentiality, common sense and a healthy dose of skepticism letting the evidence speak for itself .

Our website is created for those who wish to read about our research, the data we collect, the evidence we find or sometimes don't and for those who want to learn what, where, when, how and why we do what we do.

There are few facts, lots of theories and many more questions if ghosts really do exist but......This is what we do...... investigate, validate and educate.

Welcome to CCPI.

 

© 2007 Central California Paranormal Investigators

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It’s been hard for many small non-profit businesses struggling to stay in operation the last few years and CCPI is no exception.  However, CCPI is committed to helping out when we can in donating a portion of our proceeds each year to these organizations.  This years' recipient is the Discovery Center located in Fresno CA.    

The Discovery Center (TDC) is a remarkable and amazing place where kids learn about science, technology, engineering, math, crafts, art, animals and nature in a hands-on environment taught by knowledgeable instructors.  It’s a place where imaginations are free to run wild whether it’s digging in the Dino Dig or fishing for creatures in the Walden Pond, there is always something exciting to do at TDC.  Delivering science to hundreds of children each year in a variety of ways, including field trips, camps, outreach, birthday parties & more since it was founded in 1956.  TDC is always looking for volunteers and donations so check out their website www.thediscovrycenter.net to see how you can contribute.

The Discovery Center . 1944 N. Winery Ave  Fresno 93703
Ph #(559) 251-5533     
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hours of operation:
9am-5pm (weekdays Summer)
9am-4pm (weekdays Winter)
10am-4pm (Saturday)

The Discovery Center Mission Statement
To provide an intercity educational science center that offers children an outdoor hands-on learning experience combined with engaging programs that stimulate passion, curiosity, and wonder for the environment and physical sciences.    Our Motto is:  Touch, Touch, Touch!

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Jackie and Mary Ellen Wright at TDC

 

 

Ok, Folks, hold on to your K2 meters, I have a wonderful surprise for you all.  I have confirmation for the 3rd Annual CCPI Expedition set for November 13, 2010.  Take a good look at the picture below:  it’s the Zanetta house situated in the San Juan Bautista State Park.  But that’s not the only site in the Park that has paranormal activity.  There are a total of 4 separate places within the Park and we will have access to each one and even some parts that are not accessible to the public.  The Park rangers have been more than generous in assisting us in setting this Expedition up, as they have had many, many experiences and are so excited to have experienced investigators come and check it out.  CCPI has investigated once before with some amazing results. So I hope you can all join us for the 2010 Fall

Saturday or stay late on Sunday and cruise the town after we wrap up the Expedition weekend following breakfast.

Ok, as before, here are the rules and eligibility requirements so please read carefully:

  1. The 2010 CCPI Expedition is limited to 25 people and open to former and current PS 101 students, CCPI members and selected guests only on a first come first serve basis.  If last year is any indication, spots fill up really fast. 
  2. The cost for the expedition is $20 per   person and does not include room,   meals, transportation, etc. The fee     is       non-refundable unless your spot can          be filled prior to October 23, 2010. 

CCPI Expedition to what I predict will be another great weekend for a paranormal investigation, camaraderie, laughter and just plain good ol’ fun. 

And don’t forget the City of San Juan Bautista itself.  An amazing town full of history and charm.  If you go and can get there early, give yourself a treat and see the sights.  The Mission has tours during the day on


     Please, no exceptions.

  1. The Hotel is the Posada de San Juan     and is within walking distance to the          City of San Juan Bautista and the State       Park.  We have a block of 20 rooms           being held for CCPI until October 23, 2010.  Cost is $108.00 plus tax per room and some rooms can       accommodate 1-4 people.  Call (831)   623-4030 for reservations and make sure to mention you’re with the CCPI group when booking your room.  It is        suggested you make reservations as     soon as possible.
  2. Be mindful of the weather for     November.  We will be indoors and out.
  3. It is suggested NO open toe shoes and wear jeans/long pants for your safety,        dress in layers and bring heavy & light          jackets.
  4. To secure your spot, go to the     www.ccpifresno.org  website, click on       the   CCPI Newsletter, pull up the Sept    2010 issue, find this same article then        click on the paypal button at the         bottom.  Be sure to include a comment      stating you are with the Fall 2010       CCPI Expedition.
  5. Bring all your investigation equipment and be prepared for a wonderful       weekend.  Further instructions and          information will be sent out prior to          November 1, 2010 or you can contact    Jackie with any questions at    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone and investigating with all of you at the San Juan Bautista State Park.

“It’s What we do……….Investigate, Validate and Educate”


Paranormal Studies 101

The Paranormal Studies Program at the Fresno Adult School is into its 5th year and still going strong.  Unfortunately, times being what they are and budget constraints have forced the Fresno Adult School to limit its Community Ed Department for the balance of 2010 and perhaps cut the entire program for 2011.  I’ve received many emails asking about the class and I understand registration opens August 12th.  So if you or someone you know is interested in taking the class, the fall class is the time as this may very well be the last class offered through the School.  And the fee has been reduced $10.  I do have hopes that the Paranormal Studies Program will continue and am looking for a new home.  But it’s not over yet.  The next class starts October 2, 2010 and runs every Saturday from 9 am-12 pm with the field trip set for October 23, 2010 (which includes an extra cost).  Limited to 25 students and on a first come first served basis and must be 18 years or older to register.  Another reminder, as a current or former PS 101 Student, you are eligible for the annual CCPI Expeditions, other events and perks available to my CCPI  students.


Learn how to hunt for ghosts, what equipment to use and how to analyze your own pictures for paranormal phenomena and recordings for Electronic Voice Phenomena.  This is a 6 week program where students will work in teams, just like real ghost hunting groups.   At the end, each team will present their findings with pictures, evp clips and reports to the class.

And remember the class fills up fast so register early either online at http://www.fas.edu/, click Community Education, then click Business & Careers to find the Paranormal class listed or call the Fresno Adult  School at 457-6015  and ask for the Community Education department to register for the Class.

THE LIGHT EXPLORERS

I would like to announce a new program that is being sponsored by Central California Paranormal Investigators (CCPI) and I am really excited to bring it to the Central Valley.  This Program has long been in the works and is a dream of mine because I have seen the need to have a program involving young people with special gifts and abilities.                                                               
During the many paranormal investigations I have been involved with, I have had personal experience with young people who have sensitive abilities and the problems they face in their day to day lives.  The focus of this program is to assist the participants in understanding and controlling these abilities giving them self confidence and a sense of empowerment of who they are as unique individuals. 

To lead this program, I have enlisted Michelle Tedrow, a gifted mediumand team leader of the CCPI-Light Workers Psychic Unit.  Michelle currently teaches a Psychic Development class for adults and is excited to be on board for this new Program as its Administrator.

Also part of the Program team is Robert French, who works as a Therapist & Life Coach in a South Valley Center counseling young people.   Robert has a

wealth of experience mentoring children and teens and is looking forward to this new Program working with those who have special gifts.
The Light Explorers program will kick off in September with a 2 hour introductory workshop outlining the Program and is open to children and teens ages 10-17 years of age, who are sensitive/psychic to paranormal activity.

Their parents are welcome to participate in any of the Program activities and events. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost.  So if you know a child, teenor parent who might be interested, have them contact Michelle at http://www.ccpilightworkers.com/ to register.  Seating is limited.

CCPI - Light Explorers Workshop:   September 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Where: Tai Chi Center, 1474 N. Van Ness, Fresno
Cost: Free          

The National Endowment for the Arts (www.neabigread.org) is a program that is designed to inspire people to read more. Each year the NEA distributes grants to libraries throughout the country for programs to introduce children & adults to the adventures in reading.  Participating libraries select an author to highlight & in conjunction with community sponsors, includes lectures by famous authors, panel discussions, plays, selected readings & other event activities which are centered around that author.  The Fresno County Library (www.fresnolibrary.org) has selected Edgar Allan Poe as the featured author for the 2010 Fall program.

CCPI is honored to be invited by the Fresno County Library to participate in the 2010 Big Read with EAP and of course, during our favorite time of year, Halloween.  There are many events planned from October 6th – November 21st that include lectures, ghost stories, special documentaries and even a ghost hunt at a Library, which is rumored to be haunted.  Most of the events featured during the month occur at various dates/times, open to the public free of charge and all have limited seating so make your reservations early. 

It is a pleasure for CCPI to be involved in a partnership with the Library in bringing this wonderful program to the attention of the public. 

Here are a few of the events scheduled during THE BIG READ:

|Edgar Allan Poe

THE BIG
READ

Ghost Hunting Lectures                   
Haunted Ghost Walks                      
Spooky Tea with Poe and Me          
Library Ghost Hunt                         
Psychic Lectures                     
Hauntings in Central CA Documentary
*Some restrictions/costs may apply

So check out our website calendar for a complete listing of event dates and times and hope you all can attend one or more of these special programs.  Contact the library at http://www.fresnobigread.org/ or call 488-3856 for further details and reservations.

October 22, 2010 from 5-8 pm and stop by the CCPI Pavilion to say hi. 

ZooBoo is an exciting, fun, family-oriented Halloween celebration! The entire Zoo is decorated for the occasion. Kids will enjoy live entertainment, carnival games (extra charges apply), fun and prizes, plus trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo!

And while the kids are filling their treat bags at the CCPI pavilion, parents can talk to real ghost hunters, asking questions and perhaps share their own stories of ghosties, ghoulies and things that go bump in the night!.

Tickets: Members - Adults $10, Children (2-11) $8; Non-Members - Adults $12,
Children (2-11) $10; Day of Event (if available) - Adults $14, Children (2-11) $12.  For further information, contact the Chaffee Zoo http://www.fresnochaffeezoo.com/ or call them at (559) 498-2571.


CCPI is going to the ZOO again for Halloween!  Last year CCPI was privileged to participate in the annual Chaffee Zoo Boo fundraiser and it was the first time a paranormal group had been accepted to be a part of this yearly family event. It was a huge success for CCPI.  And not only did we make the ZOO NEWS, the official Zoo magazine with a picture of Jen as Pocohantas and Michelle as a Gypsy Fortune Teller at our treat station, but have been invited back for 2010.  Bring the kids for Trick or Treat to the Chaffee Zoo on     

GHOST WALKS

 

Join us as we enter our 4thd year for the
popular Ghost Walks.  A historical and entertaining stroll through the Tower
District or Old Town Clovis in search of
ghosties, ghouls and things that go bump
in the night. Find out where the spirits
dwell and haunt the Heart of the Tower or
let us tell you stories of love, loyalty and
mystery from the other side in Old Town
Clovis.  And of the men and women who
settled Fresno County over 100 years ago
and perhaps have never left. 

For reservations contact www.nightfalltours.com or call 260-1738
For questions or comments or further information about the Dinner & a Tour, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Ask about our Dinner & Tour Special-


Hauntings in Central CA-
The Historic Hotel Jeffery
-Premiere Party-

by Jackie Meador

On May 30, 2010, The CCPI Group, friends and family met at the Yosemite Falls Café to watch the 2nd episode of “Hauntings in Central CA” filmed in Coulterville, California at the Historic Hotel Jeffery.  Billed as Dinner and a Movie, everyone had a great time eating, drinking, visiting with colleagues and making new friends.  And lets not forget Jackie’s opening intro including thank you’s and a short monologue on “You know you’re a Ghost Hunter when………..” which rocked the house.   Except for the commercial breaks, you could’ve heard a pin drop during the show. 

It is also my pleasure to announce that Leo has won another award for his outstanding filming and editing of our 2nd episode at the Hotel Jeffery.  An Award of Excellence was given to Hangin’Tree Productions by the 14th Annual Videographers 2010 Film Festival, which was only given to 14% of all the videos entered for those projects that exceeded industry standards.  http://www.videoawards.com/

Walks take place every Friday & Saturday night from 7:30 – 9:30 pm beginning October 1st through May 30th.  Each Ghost Walk is meant to be an entertaining stroll along Olive Avenue in the Tower District or along Pollasky in Old Town Clovis and last for approximately 2 hours

Nightfall Tours will take you on a journey to thrill   you with tales of the city alongside the ghosts who still roam the night.  So, if you like history and ghost stories, you’ll have a very good time.  Cost is $18 pp and open to those 18 and older.


I know I thanked all of those who helped make our 2nd episode at the Premiere Party. But again, a big thank you to all who helped make this episode of “Hauntings in Central CA-The Historic Hotel Jeffery a great success.  To Leo & Marilyn, both of you continue to amaze me with your talents you bring to our “Hauntings in Central CA Documentaries.”  To all the PS 101 students, you guys were wonderful, I couldn’t be prouder.  And to the CCPI Group, you guys still ROCK!

For those that saw the show either at the Premiere or at home, hope you enjoyed it.  For those that missed it altogether, sorry you missed a great show but all is not lost.  If you still want to watch it, you can order a DVD of the show to watch at your leisure and it includes around 20 minutes more!  Just $17.99 plus $5.00 shipping and handling buys your own copy of the 2nd episode of “Hauntings in Central California.”  Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order your copy.  Every DVD that is sold helps us recoup our out of pocket costs and to continue our paranormal research.    

Not only did we receive many emails congratulating us on the first rate quality of the show and how much everyone enjoyed it, fans emailed the TV Station.  Unfortunately, due to limited space, I’ve only listed a couple of them:

From Steve B- Loved the show on sunday night 5/29/10 (hauntings in central

california: Hotel Jeffery) keep up the good work hope you show more of them...

From Jackie H - I very much enjoyed the recent program "Hauntings in Central California" this past Monday evening. Jackie Meador with CCPI is a very respectable investigator in the paranormal field. I hope you continue to
show more documentaries about the paranormal. Great Job!

Disclaimer:  This material is copyrighted and is a crime to sell, show, televise, copy, burn or otherwise distribute without the express written consent of Central Ca  Paranormal Investigators and Hangin’Tree Productions.  Violators will be prosecuted and penalties may include a fine, incarceration or both.  To obtain permission to use this Documentary for anything other than single personal use only, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


EVP Field Processor: A Review
by Marilyn McMahon

Fresno Ghost Trackers hosted the American Paranormal Research Group at the Broken Bit on Friday, May 21, 2010.  They came to introduce a new ghost tracking device called the EFP or EVP Field Processor.  This device plugs into the headphone jack of your digital recorder and magnifies the sound picked up into your headphones at 50 X magnification.  It has a dial to set for the ambient noise in a room so the device picks up and reacts to other noises outside the setting you choose.  It allows you to observe a green and red meter that fluctuates with outside sounds picked up by the device.  The theory is that the meter will indicate EVPs being picked up because the entity uses the white noise in the room as energy, thereby causing fluctuations in the sound level as registered on the device, as well as magnifying any disembodied voices that you can pick up in your head phones.

It would have its most success in a room that is absolutely quiet.  That would allow for the magnification to pick up solely the EVPs.  It would allow you to hear the disembodied voices in real time and

possibly react with further conversation with the entity.  The Broken Bit seemed to have lots of interference when we were there. The device picked up car noises and other investigator’s voices from other parts of the Bit.  At 50 X magnification those outside sounds would drum out any EVPS. In this instance it was not real successful.
We had a great time as always and definitely got some EVPs inside the building on our digital recorders.  The EFP would be a fun gadget to include in your ghost hunting repertoire.  If conditions were right, it could enhance your EVP experience and give the ghost hunter an immediate thrill with a disembodied voice from an entity. 
If you’d like further information, check their website at APRAPARANORMAL.COM

 


PSYCHIC BOOT CAMP REPORT


This past July, the Light Workers held their first Psychic Boot Camp taught by Dr. Salo Stanley,

Barb Heintzelman, and myself, Michelle Tedrow.   We had over 30 people come out to participate and everyone had a great time! Salo and Barb started out the day playing some music while people were coming in. Once everyone was seated and ready to go Salo helped everyone get relaxed by playing a meditation song on her Native American flute. In this workshop we unraveled the mystery behind psychic abilities and how they work. We went over all the basics of grounding, protection, finding your psychic strengths, and did a meditation on meeting your guides/angels. There was plenty of time for a question and answer session channeled by Salo and her guides.  During the last half of the workshop everyone put their skills into action during a circuit training drill where they worked on mediumship, psychometry, and remote viewing. Everyone did an amazing job on flexing their psychic muscles!! If you missed this boot camp or if you came but would like to further your psychic development you do not want to miss the next one! We will be changing it up and adding information for those who came to the last one.  Mark your calenders for Oct. 9th 2010 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at The Tai Chi Center of Fresno, 1474 Van Ness Ave. Fresno, CA. Space is limited to 40 so please RSVP.  Please check our

website for more information at http://www.ccpilightworkers.com/.

          -ANNOUNCEMENTS-

On Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 2-4 pm, The CCPI-Oakhurst team will be at the Willow Bridge Book Store in Oakhurst for a lecture.
Contact http://This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ or call (559) 692-2665 for for further info.


The Psychic Kids Intro workshop is set for Sept 11, 2010 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at The Tai Chi Center of Fresno, 1474 N. Van Ness Ave, Fresno (Tower District)  Cost is free.  Contact Michelle through the website, http://www.ccpilightworkers.com/ 


Ghost Hunting workshops now being offered through CCPI.  Minimum of 5 people required.  Contact Jackie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further info.


Don’t forget the big Halloween Party at the Sierra Sky Ranch, Oct 30, 2010.  Stay and party in a real haunted hotel with CCPI and guests.  Call 683-8040 for further info.


Check out the NEW CCPI event calendar on our website, http://www.ccpifresno.org/


“Spooky Halloween Tea with Poe & Me”
Holly Hocks Cottage in Old Town Clovis on Thurs Oct 21st from 12-2 pm.  Call Jeanne at the Fresno Library, 488-3856 for details.  Cost is $20 pp