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In this week's episode, we return to the most haunted prison in Ohio. The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio. Home of ParaPsyCon 3023. Over the next 3 weeks, we bring you some amusing interviews. In this week's show, we bring your our interview with The Ohio Metaphysics and Paranormal Research Team.
Ohio Metaphysics and Paranormal Research (OMPR) is a team that specializes in investigating potential home and business paranormal activity. OMPR is dedicated to helping people understand and coexist with what may be lurking in the shadows by attempting to bridge the gap between the living and the unknown. We do in-depth historical research to try to explain possible activities. It is the goal of OMPR to provide answers that may be needed.
OMPR approaches every investigation with care, integrity, and respect for our client’s privacy. We are committed to working side-by-side with other paranormal teams and investigators. OMPR also helps to support historical locations by donating our time to paranormal investigations. It is the goal of OMPR to assist our clients and communities while furthering our knowledge and experience of the paranormal.
Founder, Case Manager & Lead Investigator
Amber Wellman grew up in Barberton, Ohio but moved to Cuyahoga Falls with her 2 children in 2005, where she still resides. She first became aware of the paranormal as a very young child, she didn’t just have the typical imaginary friend…. She had “the guys”. She has seen and felt and heard things others didn’t but it was chalked up to her imagination until she got old enough it was confirmed to be supernatural. She tried to make sense of it all. That is what fueled her interest in the paranormal further, the strange occurrences she was aware of but other people around her weren’t. She would see people standing nearby that others didn’t, or hear whispers in her ear at night while trying to sleep, or black shadows swirling around the ceiling. All these things made her wonder what more was out there. She wanted to learn more and not be afraid of the things happening.
She has been a paranormal enthusiast for years, searching for answers to the unknown, but professionally only since 2015 when she joined Ectovision Paranormal as a case manager. She has investigated numerous places from famous such as the Hinsdale House, Madison Seminary, and Monroe House to personal homes. She now tries to help others get answers and make sense of the paranormal, the unknown. She co-founded this team in the hopes of helping other teams, places, or homeowners find the answers they are searching for.
Her religious beliefs are from being raised in different churches growing up. Amber is an ordained minister and while she believes in God/Creator, she was also raised with native american beliefs. So while she’s not a religious person, she is spiritual. She believes that angels do watch over us all but you get back what you put out into the universe.
Lead IT, Spirit Counselor & Investigator
Chris was born in Ohio, but he has lived in many other places. He has learned spiritual nuances from the many places he has lived from northeastern Ohio to the Smoky Mountains of Georgia; a reservation in South Dakota to Amish country in western New York and points in between. He currently resides in Summit County, Ohio with his wife and children.
Chris is an ordained minister who has spent his life interested in and studying the supernatural. He is an empath and both an excellent listener and observer. He suffered from night terrors as a small child, and always searched for a meaning behind why they happened to him. This led him to a deeper study and research of the paranormal and psychology, how it affects life, and how life affects it. Chris also has experience as an investigator and production hand with EctoVision Paranormal. Where he investigated and assisted in filming investigations for private residences and historical sites including places such as The Monroe House, and the Hinsdale House.
Chris is actually quite skeptical about most paranormal activities, and yet open possibilities both mundane and supernatural. As a student of both psychology and parapsychology, he has a clear understanding that the world is more than we see, hear, feel, and often understand, but this also means he is always looking for the best answers.
Researcher & Investigator
As a youngster I grew up hearing my elders whisper about my maternal; great-grandmother and her " cards" and her "gift", how she has lived a gypsy lifestyle, running away and joining the circus at 14 years old. It wasn't until I was older that I figured out what all the talk was about. I was gifted her "cards" which turned out to be a deck of tarot cards. I have fond memories of playing "cards" with my great-grandmother, little did I know, she was reading my cards! It was a few years later that I learned that she was a clairvoyant, it was then that I became interested in the metaphysical and spirituality. Upon moving out and feeling free to explore, I began reading and learning about my interest.
Upon my father's passing, is when I became interested in the paranormal. I had several experiences where I felt his presence before he crossed over. My experiences lead me to further research about paranormal activity and I have spent years reading, talking, and learning about the world of paranormal activity. I have gone on to have many paranormal experiences. which has kept me interested in learning how I may be of help to others.
I have lived in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County since I was 7 years old. I am a history buff of sorts and familiar with folklore and urban legends regarding the area. I am a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. My motto in life is " The day you think you know it all, is the day you need to throw in the towel"
Researcher & Investigator
I have had an interest in the paranormal & metaphysical world for as long as I can remember. Most of us had an imaginary friend, I believe I had a spirit. Most often when a child has a spirit it gets shrugged off as an imaginary friend. Back when I was a child no one talked about it the paranormal, they would believe you were crazy. I see and sometimes feel the energy around me. In regard to the metaphysical world, I have accumulated several stones, gems, and practices. My sister and I go out late a night to places to just sit and see if we connect with anyone. It is really great to share this with my sister by birth. She feels and does not see. A lot of the time we are just called sisters.
Listen in to the episode #360 of the 222 Paranormal Podcast and enjoy!
According to data from Podcasthosting.org, 55% of Americans have listened to at least one episode of a podcast, and about 37% say they listen to a podcast at least every month. But have you ever considered exactly what’s going on in your mind as you listen to a podcast?
"Your brain is a complex organ," explains materials scientist and engineer Titi Shodiya, who hosts the podcast Dope Labs alongside molecular biologist Zakiya Whatley. "At any given moment, various parts of your brain are firing off different messages." Scientifically speaking, consuming information can activate your mesolimbic pathway, also known as the "reward pathway," releasing dopamine throughout the brain. This "feel-good" chemical is responsible for pleasure and lighting up your mind's reward centers.
So how can listening to podcasts benefit your brain? A 2016 study out of UC Berkeley concluded that listening to narrative stories (much like podcasts) can stimulate multiple parts of your brain — so whether it's that adrenaline rush you get from true crime podcasts or a paranormal podcast that boosts your endorphins, there's truly something out there for everyone.
Podcasts encourage the spirit of debate, and paranormal reports couldn’t be more suited. Skeptics and believers will argue about the existence of Bigfoot, UFOs, ghosts, and demonic presences until the end of time. Personal testimony and scientific research make the case for the validity of paranormal accounts. If you can’t believe it with your eyes, maybe you will with your ears.
Paranormal podcasts are popular for several reasons. According to a post on Student Assembly, some people listen to paranormal podcasts because they enjoy feeling scared in a safe way. Others listen because they are curious about the paranormal and want to learn more about it 1. Paranormal podcasts also encourage debate between skeptics and believers about the existence of Bigfoot, UFOs, ghosts, and demonic presences
How or why is your choice, but we are grateful and thankful you chose to spend your time with us!
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