Sunday, January 8, 2012

Website simplified.

I have simplified the website by resizing and deleting material and pages which I have come to decide is unnecessary for us to have.  This new version of the website is more indicative of our approach and group philosophy.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Still Here

We're still here.

I have been thinking of simplifying the website to make us more accessible to the public.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Web Updates

Long time no post.  Sorry.  The MAPR is still available despite my lack of attention to the website.  If you had visited it within the last several months you would have noticed that none of the graphics were appearing.  They are now appearing thanks to some careful diligence and tweaking.  The problem was I moved the website to another web space which resulted in the pictures not loading.  It is all now fixed.

Also with my attention shifting to my podcast, MAPR has been put by the wayside, but not entirely because the podcast takes a lot of work and with no one contacting MAPR for anything there is not much to do with it. 

Rest Assured that MAPR is still here and available for those who want an open and intelligent look at what they are experiencing.



Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Ghost Hunters" Debunked on

The Haunted New Jersey Podcast never ceases to amaze me. In episode #71 they mention a website which debunks "Ghost Hunters" the reality television show/documentary from the SciFi Channel. Now, I have had issues with "Ghost Hunters" for years as I myself have seen through many of their alleged evidence and paranormal experiences for a long time. I rarely watch it anymore because of how much it bothers me and how questionable, if not out-rightly fraudulent, the show can be. Personally it's nice to see someone directly address the issue of this show and what reportedly occurs on it. I always cringe anytime a thermal image is held into question by them, they have a shadow which looks like a computer generated image, or any time they have something moving on film as all incidents of movement look like they are being pulled by a string or wire.

One of the incidents directly addressed on the website, and one which I noticed specifically while I happened to be watching the show at the time, was caught during the last live Halloween special that was done down at Fort Delaware. Grant Wilson was claiming that his jacket collar was being tugged by an unknown force and I noticed that:

  1. His hand was always in his pocket when his collar was tugged.
  2. The movement of the tugged collar always went towards the hand which was in the pocket.
  3. Grant always seemed to move like he was anticipating the occurrence when it happened.
  4. And when it happened the hand in the pocket was on his other side, opposite the view of the camera. has detailed video footage of the time period after when Jason pats Grant on the back which makes his collar move in a very slight manner, but in a manner which mirrors Jason's movements indicating a string or wire of some kind was present.

I have always admited that I initially liked the show years ago, but it didn't last very long because the more I learned about Paranormal Investigation the more I saw through Ghost Hunters. Anyone interested in this issue should really check out It's a great website, perhaps it's ballsy on the part of the site author, but it is totally necessary.

~Chris Orapello

Monday, December 29, 2008

Official new MAPR protocol

This is probably one of the best things I've ever seen in my life.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Apophenia and Pareidolia, a new article!

We are very pleased to announce that an article discussing apophenia and pareidolia has finally been posted on our website. These two issues pertain to perceptual interpretation and its role in paranormal investigation. Often most forms of paranormal phenomena are explained by skeptics as occurrences of apophenia and/or pareidolia. Read this new article by Christopher Orapello and find out why this can't always be the case!


Mid-Atlantic Paranormal Research

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This Weekend

This weekend we will be going out to conduct an EVP session at a friend's home. She is curious as to whether or not her husband, who has sinced passed away, is still in the home. She often feels his presence and would like to know.

In other news, the results from the August 23, 2008 investigation have been fruitful. Comparing the different recorders despite the false headphone jack in the one has proven useful. It would seem that the Olympus DS-30 DVR offers a good contrast to the recording session, but the other recorder is providing better quality EVPs. Some of them from this session may be showcased on the website once we can assess them as a team. Life and school have become primary focuses for all of us as of late, but I hope to have some new EVPs and a new article on the website soon.

This weekend will offer a change of pace and we are certainly looking forward to it.

~Chris Orapello