As a child I had a paranormal encounter that frightened me. What was most disturbing was that no one believed me, because I was a child. As a teenager, I read everything I could get my hands on concerning the unexplained. My education in this field has spanned a course of over 40 years, and I still consider myself to be a student of the paranormal. Each discovery I made only generated more questions that I wanted answered. By 2005, I began to get serious about paranormal research. The growing public interest on the subject helped remove the stigmata placed on the field of paranormal investigation. I began to formally investigate areas that were said to be haunted, capturing hundreds of EVP evidence along the way. In early 2009 I founded SPR, a non-profit paranormal research group dedicated to helping those experiencing paranormal activity. I based the organization on the use of scientific methodology in an effort to solidify or disprove claims of paranormal activity. My educational background in science leads me to examine evidence using an analytical approach.
My educational background is based on degrees in both Criminology and Biotechnology, so I tend to take an analytical approach to the investigative process. A born skeptic, I prefer to stay in the back of the crowd. I monitor the action at central command, keeping the camera equipment rolling during the investigations. I examine, and review any photographic evidence captured during the investigations and look for rational explanations for any phenomenon captured. My duties also include maintaining, and updating our website as we continue to gather data and information.
Rhonda Lowman Jones
I am a native of Rowan County, N.C. As a child, I was fascinated with the stories I heard about the paranormal. It was not until I was in my twenties that I witnessed it for myself. Seeing the full body apparition of “Mary” fueled my fascination even further. I wanted answers. In 2005, I went on vacation with several other Salisbury Paranormal Research members to the Outer Banks. We visited the Cora Tree, an ancient live oak surrounded by local legend, and got out with a digital recorder. I did not expect anything to happen that night. We walked around the tree in the dark with a digital recorder, and asked questions for a few minutes. I was amazed at what I heard when the recorder was played back. A voice was captured that wasn’t any of us! It still gives me chills to listen to it. My Aunt Ruby always said… “If you see a ghost, you see it for a reason. Don’t be scared. Ask them what they want”. I have discovered that sometimes the ghosts do speak to us, in some cases they are the ones asking to help. It is a pleasure to be part of Salisbury Paranormal Research. I have discovered that my fascination with the paranormal can not only help bring peace to our client’s homes, it has helped bring peace to the spirits as well.
I am a native of Stanly County, N.C. My background in information technology helps the team with the technical aspect of the investigations. I research, and purchase new technology that will enable us to capture concrete evidence. My duties include setting up software, cameras, and monitoring the equipment. I trouble shoot any technical glitches’ that may occur during the investigation and look for rational explanations for any mechanical anomalies such as high EMF. It is an honor to work with the team at Salisbury Paranormal Research.
I am a married mother and grandmother from Kannapolis, N.C. My educational background is in Medical Office Technology. I have been interested in the paranormal since childhood. Being naturally inquisitive, I began to wonder if there was real paranormal activity that could be documented. I began to explore local areas with family and friends that were reported as being haunted. I wanted to know if there was any truth behind the stories I had heard. In 2010 I became a member of Salisbury Paranormal Research to further explore that question. I serve as an investigator with the team. As well as participating in the actual investigations, I conduct preliminary walkthroughs, checking for anything that emits high EMF prior to the start of our investigations. Before we can call something paranormal we must first eliminate all natural causes. I love seeking out paranormal phenomenon. But more importantly, I want to find out what is out there.
I am a native of Salisbury, NC. I am a college student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I have had a strong interest in the paranormal for most of my life. My family experienced several occurrences that were out of the ordinary. I was intrigued by these events, and began to research the possibility that my family was experiencing paranormal activity. Although the events subsided after several months, my aspiration to investigate the paranormal had just begun. I chose paranormal investigations as my senior project at Salisbury High School. The team at Salisbury Paranormal Research agreed to mentor me throughout the project, and provided hands on training. I was honored when I was asked to become a permanent member of the team. My interest in the paranormal lead me to start my own team at UNCW. I am now the founding member of Wilmington Paranormal Research. Our team at WPR follows the same protocols as the SPR team. We are a non-profit group interested in helping people find the answers needed to make them feel safe in their homes.