Investigating the Paranormal
IIn 2006 an article appeared in the local newspaper concerning a section of the Ruigeplaatbos (rough area-
What caught my attention from the very start was that whenever anyone suggested he “saw someone hanging from a tree branch” almost everybody ‘saw’ it too. A little bit like the classic tale “the Emperor’s new Clothes”; just make sure nobody thinks you don’t ‘see’ is, otherwise you are singled out. I saw nothing, so perhaps I thought, I was not eligible to continue these kind of investigations. Suddenly I spotted in a flash a small ball of light in the top of a tree… what was that?
By reviewing the tape later at home, frame by frame, I noticed how the light only seemed to appear a few frames… Somebody suggested upon reviewing that what I had caught could have been the light of an infrared led used by some camera’s to determine auto-
But the most perplexing thing that night was a voice appearing on the audio recording of the video… The scene where people are trying to venture through the bushes you can clearly pick up a child saying “ja, echt!” (“yes, really!”). There were no children in the forest that night, and I could not remember hearing the voice that particular moment in time. Watching the video, you can see that nobody seems to react on the voice either… That would seem to suggest that the voice was not heard by anybody ‘live’. Was this what I later learned an actual EVP?
At this moment, years later, I still have some lingering doubts, because I find it hard to imagine that I got such a clear EVP on my very very first investigation ever.
But my interest was piqued! Along with a small portion of the original group we pursued out quests and founded a team. I thought up the name “Haunted Holland”.
We visited castles, ruins, fortresses, museums and also private residences. We were asked by the press, both printed as well as radio and tv to allow them to accompany us on several investigations. We discovered that -
December 2011 the end was near. Some members of Haunted Holland decided to go their own paths. I myself wanted closed the door for a year, but I was still being asked for radio and tv consulting.
First however, several things need to be arranged, and one of these things is revitalizing the old and abandoned website…