"Did your experiences make you want to become a paranormal investigator and how has your experiences changed your views on the paranormal?"
This is a question we get quite often but have never really answered in any detail. The short answers are: No, we're not interested in becoming investigators and yes it has changed my views.
Let me address the first part of the question. We are in no way qualified to be investigators and don't really have a desire to do so. Our experiences were horrifying. It was a long 8 years of slow torture for us. The thought of investigating and possibly bringing something home that would be more evil than what we already experienced is not a risk we wish to take. Plus, like I said, we are not qualified to be investigators and I never want to make a mistake that would put some family in danger. That's what happened to us-a team who didn't know what they were doing just made our situation worse. (see blog entry: We work with The Dead Files and we're here to help..well sort of)
The answer to the second part of the question is yes, it has changed my views of the paranormal. I must admit early on in our haunting I was in denial. I always tried to figure out a logical explanation for what was happening. It took the lady screaming in my ear one night to change all that. I could no longer explain stuff away and I had to face the truth that something was indeed happening.
My whole thought process regarding the paranormal has done a complete 180. I do believe. It also made realize that the experiences I had in my childhood were in fact paranormal. Now my thinking is more open minded and broader. For us, as human beings, to believe that we are the only game in town is egotistical and naive. There are so many things that we don't know or that science cannot explain. Just because not everyone has seen it doesn't mean it's not there. Our experiences has made me question several things I was taught, learned, or accepted as fact. It has also made me think, "why can't that happen?"
We are still learning and working on understanding our abilities. That's a slow process but we are getting better at it.
If you have a question, we encourage you to ask. Our goal in sharing our story continues to be to help those who are suffering and just need some courage to get the help they need. No one should suffer in silence.