Hello to all of you who stop by and read these writings that I post on here!  After what has been a bit of a break we have moved into a new investigation that is unlike most that we have done before.  While we have had residential situations, we have not had one like this one from Canyon Lake, Texas.  One factor that distinguishes it from all the rest is the fact that unraveling this mystery is going to take a considerable amount of time and research as there are a multitude of factors that must be considered.

Among the most important of factors is the fact that we have not only a client who is affected by a malevolent entity, but her 10 year old son as well.  We have seen drawings on the roof, the mattress, the toy box, and stickers placed on the roof in what can only be identified as a Sigil of some sort.  The client herself experiences nightmares to include torture on a regular basis.  In addition to this the issue of a foul odor is also present, but we have determined this is not a demonic case.

Past history on this case includes the use and burning of a Ouija board and activity with the client prior to use of that board at the age of 12.  Early predictions are that for sure the client is what we would call a "haunted person" and it is possible at this point that this entity is being passed down as well.  While these are early predictions, great research is being done to either prove or disprove these theories and to unravel the issue of the Native American Spirit as well.

Other contributing factors at this point are proximity to a river and a lake as well as a house on a giant bed of limestone; a well known paranormal conductor.  In a nutshell, this is going to be one our biggest cases to date and we can only hope to resolve this situation in a timely manner as t
 
 
Greetings to all of you!

I realize that it has been quite sometime since anything has been written on here at all.  I apologize for that as I have been a bit occupied with a recent change in profession that has required training which is lasting through April of 2011.

We are already beginning to work toward planning new places to visit and mysteries to unravel.  Among those will be another trip to the Menger, Presidio La Bahia, and various other destinations as they come up.

I would like to personally thank each one of you for your continued support of this team.  I realize it has been disappointing to see no new material and that is my own fault.  I should have kept you all posted on things.  Rest assured we are not dead in the water and we will be back and ready to go after April 29th, 2011.

Sincerely,

Kaban Mathias
Founder
 
 
Well, after waiting awhile to get the correct shirt design we have finally reached a solution!  We have made the decision to discard our original shirts and go with a design that is more like that of our logo.  Reasons for this had to do with quality as well as the necessity for color on our shirts.  For this reason, we have elected to post photos of our new shirt.  Now, this was taken on the cat stand so the logo and text is really straight! I promise!

Here is the front of the shirt and back of the shirt:
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Greetings to all of you who continue to visit this page and see how our progress is going!  This past month (May to June) has been a month that has provided us with many learning experiences.  We have not only learned that we need to purchase yet another camcorder, but discovered that there were mistakes made with the camcorder that resulted in evidence being lost.  Film was not deleted in this instance, but more so just not shot correctly. For that reason there is no video evidence of things like fluctuations in the EMF Field and all things had to be considered personal experience.

While issues with the camcorder had proven to be a setback for us, the DVR stepped right up to present the greatest challenge ever.  What is this challenge you may ask?  Getting the footage into video editing software!  Most of us with a newer piece of equipment are recording in h.264 format for the higher compression in comparison to Mpeg-4.  However, what we soon came to discover is that not one program could play this type of file!  This included both Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Quicktime, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle, and a few other programs.  In total, 8 different programs were downloaded in an effort to convert this file and when one did finally work (OJO Soft), the resulting conversion file left us with video loss and some quirky fluctuations with the time stamp on the DVR footage.  However, after a few weeks of messing with this and god knows how many drinks, a solution was finally born.  While I hope to further refine this process, the important thing is that I was able to get it to work and thus was able to finally put footage on the website.

Now that we (you) have finished the investigation and the review of all materials, the time has come to share the evidence with the world (confidentiality permitting).  If you are using a Swann DVR that records in h.264, you will need to go to their website and download their .avi converter.  This will take the file and make it viewable in most applications.  For this task I went with VLC's software based upon a conversation I had with Larry Flaxman.  Turns out his recommendation was the key component to at least viewing the file.  However, the battle was not over!  Next, the only solution that I could find (after a week) was to use TuneBite 7.0 to record screen to screen.  This resulted in no video loss or time-stamp issues at all. 

The next step is loading the recorded file from Tunebite into Sony Vegas and making a movie out of that in whatever format you desire.  If you so choose, editing can be done in Pinnacle but the initial file will not load in Pinnacle (go figure).  There is still a bug in the Swann file that converts in PAL (25 fps) as opposed to NTSC (30fps).  This is not a big deal, but it does mean that the file must be saved in NTSC prior to using Pinnacle.  Upon doing all of this, you will end up with video for the web!

We admit that we never thought there would be this many issues with our equipment, but a team must always have growing pains and this happened to be our most major one.  As always, we continue to have training sessions and seek to continuously improve in all that we do.  Until the next time...
 
 
Well, after what has been over a month we are finally up and running! All equipment has been delivered and we have even added stock to our inventory that is not yet updated on this website.  After a great deal of effort we were able to get our first t-shirts completed and are excited about the opportunity to wear them on our upcoming investigation.  That investigation will occur today, and as a team we are excited to have the opportunity to perform this residential investigation and provide the answers that our client is looking for.

Each of us would like to thank all of you who have visited this site on a daily basis or even popped by.  Without your help no one would know that we exist.  Granted, there is still a great deal of growing to do but slow and steady wins the race!

Look forward to our investigation updates which should be up within the course of the next two weeks or so.  I am hoping to be able to provide photos, video, and some EVP.  Only time will tell on this one!  Lets just hope that the spirits would like to come out and visit today!
 

Welcome!

04/11/2010

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