THIS WEEKS SHOW FEATURES GUESTS DAVID ROUNTREE AND MARTHA DECKER. DAVID IS A PARANORMAL SCIENTIST AT THE CORE. WITH MULTIPLE DEGREES IN AUDIO ENGINEERING AND PRESENTLY PURSUING HIS DOCTORATE IN PHYSICS, DAVID IS AN AUTHORITY ON THE SCIENCE BEHIND PARANORMAL EVENTS. MARTHA, A PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR WHO FOUNDED EAST TEXAS PARANORMAL, ALSO IS AN AUTHOR, DATA PROCESSOR AND HAS A BACKGROUND IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. BOTH FORMED AN ALLIANCE THAT ENCOMPASSES THEIR PASSION FOR PARANORMAL RESEARCH AND THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS LIFE BEYOND THE PHYSICAL.
TUNE IN THIS WEDNESDAY AT 2PM TO LISTEN AS I INTERVIEW THESE TWO FASCINATING AND WELL RESPECTED PROFESSIONALS IN THE PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIVE FIELD.
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David was born in 1954 in Suffolk, Virginia, but moved to Delray Beach, Florida, in the fall of 1963, where he first became interested in the paranormal. In 1965, his next door next door neighbor, Fred W. Grosstuck, a retired college professor and pattern maker, gave him a book called “Adventures in the Paranormal”, essentially a collection of short stories of events from all over the world that were scientifically unexplainable. Fred also introduced him to Fate magazine. He proceeded to read every book about the paranormal he could get his hands on. He participated in the exploration of his first “haunted house” at the age of 17 in Boynton Beach, Florida.
He received his B.S.E.E. in 1973 while serving in the Air Force, in microwave technology. In November of 2007 he received his Masters in Electronic Engineering in Digital Signal Processing. In 1978 he was certified as an audio engineer and in 1985 as an acoustic engineer. David worked in the entertainment industry as a Technical Director, Lighting Designer and Audio Engineer for over twenty years. He retired from the University of Florida in 2001. Currently David is Manager of Public Address Communications Technologies and Director of the Audio Research and Development Lab for the third largest public transportation corporation in the nation. He is currently working on his doctorate in physics.
David is a professional member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Audio Engineering Society, the International Frequency Sensor Association, and is also affiliated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was recently invited to join the Mathematics Association of America.
David began his research into the paranormal professionally in 1976, and has investigated cases scientifically from Rhode Island to Key West, Florida. David has experimented with both scientific as well as metaphysical techniques in his study of unexplained occurrences. Over the course of his research he was able to confirm EVP was not related to sound by the use of a Bell Jar, a vacuum pump, a Shure dynamic microphone and a TEAC A-4010S Reel to Reel recorder. Due to several encounters of a very negative nature from 1985-87, he made the decision to concentrate on the scientific research concerning the phenomena, and not the metaphysical aspects of the events. In 1992 David formed a new organization, Scientific Paranormal Investigative Research Information and Technology (S.P.I.R.I.T.), and began a long and painstaking process of collecting, building and focusing a battery of hi-tech instrumentation to concentrate on laboratory and field experimentation to search for the cause of paranormal phenomena. By 1998 his focus of research had narrowed to phenomena specific to “Hauntings”.
His primary focus since 1998 has been EVP research, employing his background of audio engineering and psychoacoustics. In 2005 David successfully linked electromagnetic fields as the primary source of EVPs. In 2010 he discovered that paranormal related EMF was an emergent phenomenon. This has led him to develope a wormhole hypothesis associated with a paranormal event horizon. He continues to look for answers in science for paranormal phenomena.
David is a board member of the Professional Society for the Advancement of Paranormal Research and is currently serving as Acting Executive Director. He is the Director of the S.P.I.R.I.T. Laboratory, Co-Director of New Jersey Paranormal Resource Group, Co-Founder of New Jersey Paranormal Investigative Coalition, a professional member of the Rhine Research Center, life member of the New Jersey Ghost Hunter’s Society, member of the International Paranormal Investigators, and a member of the International Paranormal Research Association. He is also a consultant for Paranexus Anomalous Research, Inc. He is a member of numerous paranormal organizations and groups.
David was featured on Comcast Newsmakers in 2006. He has also been a guest on WNTI FM, and WRNJ AM-FM radio in Hackettstown, NJ, as well as a repeat guest on HSTV Channel 23 in Hackettstown on the show “Science on the Edge” hosted by Dr. Karl Hricko. He has made guest appearances on Web Radio programs such as Ecto Radio, The Shadow Hour, Dead Time Radio, Paranexus Anomalous Radio, with Royce Holleman on Paranormal Palace Radio, Paratopia Radio, and recently nationwide on Coast to Coast AM and WOIC AM in Columbia South Carolina. He co-hosts “The Devil’s Advocate podcast with Dr. Stephen Rorke and has interviewed such researchers such as Dr. Susan Blackmore and Dr. Michael Persinger.
Martha Decker has been involved in investigating the paranormal actively since 1999. She founded ETX Paranormal in 2007 and is also the lead investigator. Some of her experience includes investigating Myrtles Plantation in LA and the Jefferson Hotel in Jefferson TX. Through ETX Paranormal, Decker has had experience investigating private homes and public locations. She has professional experience as an investigator, writer and photographer and retired in 2007 from law enforcement. She has brought a lot of equipment to ETX Paranormal for all the investigators to use. She was an area rep for the American Ghost Society and has once again become an area rep in 2010 to present. As a child she experienced a number of unexplained occurrences which triggered her long time interest in this subject and trying to learn what it’s all about. Something else she has done was join the American Ghost Society. Decker is a Texas area rep for AGS, which means the group works with her on these calls. Decker is also proud to be a part of the Paranormal Warriors of Saint Michael (PWSM) Network.