The area if Scientific Paranormal Research has always fascinated me and tonight you get to hear about how one medium and a cutting edge researcher and scientist are turning the world of the paranormal on its ear! Have they REALLY devised a test to prove mediumship and psychic ability? Psychic Medium Tracy Ray and David Rountree join me to explore this topic. Call in with your comments questions on this week’s show!
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Born and raised in Minden, Louisiana Tracy moved away at the age of 18, married, had 2 children then three grandchildren, lived in South East Texas for many years, and finally returned home to the place of her birth. She became aware special abilities at the age of 6. Over the years her abilities became stronger and more refined, and she got more involved in the paranormal field in general, become a Big Foot researcher 2005, and moved into investigating hauntings in 2010.
In 2011 she attended the Texas Ghost Show, where she met a lot of interesting people who helped her with advice, including David Rountree. David and Tracy went on to perform several experiments in an effort to determine the dynamics of mediumship, and to determine if it is a measurable condition. They continue to work together in an effort to further understand the mechanics of precognition and communication with the hereafter.
Tracy is planning to continue her education and hopes to one day attend courses at the Rhine Research Center. She also plans to open a metaphysical store continue research in to various aspects of the paranormal
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.