|We've all heard stories of things that go bump in
the night; the tales told to scare us as children, perpetuated urban
myths and the unexplained phenomena of ghostly sightings, spectral
hauntings and spirits that stay behind for reasons only they know. When
you live or work in an area rich in history, like Virginia, Gettysburg,
and even Hackettstown, with its ancestral cemeteries, old buildings and
Victorian homes, the stories abound!
Most hearing the stories will wave their hand in
feigned disbelief, and explain the phenomena away, but, have you ever
felt a chill for no apparent reason? Heard footsteps when you knew no one was
there? Seen an odd ball of light in a photograph? Aren't you just the
least bit curious?
Mark your calendar for October 4, 2007 when David
Roundtree, Director of Skylands Paranormal Investigations, a
Hackettstown-based organization, was on hand at the October 4, 2007
meeting of the Hackettstown Historical Society to discuss the business
of paranormal investigations and their work in the area.
"About ninety percent of what we encounter have
rational explanations," says David. "The other ten percent is what
keeps us going!"
About David Roundtree
David Roundtree was born in 1954 in Suffolk, Virginia, an area rich in
historic and haunted landmarks. At the age of 17, he participated in
the exploration of his first 'haunted house' in Boynton Beach, Florida.
David received his B.S.E.E. in 1973 in microwave
technology while serving in the Air Force. In 1976, David received his
certification as a paranormal investigator from the Rhine Research
Center at Duke University and was certified as an audio engineer in
1978. In April, 2005, David and his wife Laura formed Skylands
Paranormal Investigations, an organization dedicated to the
scientific study and documentation of paranormal phenomena associated
David is a member of the Rhine Research Center,
Center for Paranormal Research, life member of the New Jersey Ghost
Hunter's Society, member of the International Paranormal Investigators,
National Paranormal Research Association, and the International
Alliance of Paranormal Encounters.