Paranormal Profiler Peter Sacco
Looking to get in the Halloween spirit with some good old-fashioned ghostly fun? Listen to Jim’s interview with Paranormal Profiler Peter Sacco!
Jim Brickman: Do you believe in ghosts? I know it’s really hot topic– personally, I do, in fact, I do believe that I’ve stayed in a few haunted places during my time on the road, for some reason it’s always old mansions or old hotels where I always think the painting are coming to life.
Listen to Jim’s spooky interview with Peter Sacco below!
Jim Brickman: We called in one of the hosts of Paranormal Profilers, parapsychologist Peter Sacco. Hey, thanks for being here, Peter! Do you really think there is a scientific way to prove a house is haunted?
Peter Sacco: You know, Jim, that’s a really cool question, I’m actually a skeptic by nature and a criminal psychologist by trade, so I kinda came on board with this cool crew, we put together this TV series, and having spent two years now doing this with some of the world’s leading mediums and psychics, and some of the really cool investigative scientific equipment they use, it made a believer out of me.
JB: Is there a way that science can prove that there’s paranormal activity going on inside a house or a dwelling?
PS: We rely on real scientific old-school equipment, like certain types of thermometers, we have grids, actual expensive grids, an obelisk, which is a reversed frequency box which can actually pick up signals and translate messages that are coming through, as well as a portal one ghost box, or a spirit box, which was once developed by the great Nicola Tesla.
JB: So what is a ghost box, and how do you figure out what messages the spirits are trying to communicate?
PS: It comes in reverse writing, and reverse speech, and if you listen to it, you can actually put it forward, reversing, almost like backmasking…so we are getting actual voices, actual sentences, like words being put forward. Even we’ve heard voices from outside of the ghost box, in one shoot, it absolutely rattled the entire crew, as well as the owners of the establishment, where it got out of hand.
It was not a good situation to be honest, and it was one of those situations I did not enjoy nor did anyone in the crew, and we never did broadcast that episode. It never did go because of other problems, like one of the owners having a heart attack. They had symptoms of a heart attack going on.
JB: I’m curious, Peter, on one of your shoots for your show, has anything happened that just really scared you?
PS: Yes, absolutely. I would say, I’ve been doing this two years, and before that I was hosting this show called Niagara’s Most Haunted, and I did that for five. And one of the most excruciatingly fun cases I got to see was the police reports and going back in time into the archives of the Poltergeist case, which Johnny Carson mentioned on the Tonight Show back in the 70s. For 28 days things were happening in this apartment building to a boy and his family, including three adults levitating on the couch, the boy levitating on the bed which was eighteen inches off the ground, roughly, and the kid floating around literally in a chair in the kitchen, which was witnessed by cops, there was a doctor, there was a crown attorney, which was all legit.
JB: So what would you recommend our friends bring with them if they decide to go ghosthunting themselves?
PS: I think the best thing to bring, Jim, is bring your cell phone. If you have [ghost-hunting] apps on there, use them. Always bring a flashlight, because it’s easy to trip over stuff, especially if you’re going into derelict buildings, and if you have the ability to tape things, bring a camera. It’s really cool, if you’re taking pictures, take selfies. Because what happens is ghosts and orbs and that kind of cool stuff, whatever apparitions that think you’re taking pictures of them don’t want to be photographed, so if anything, if you’re taking a selfie, you’re more likely to catch something behind you.
JB: So why wouldn’t ghosts want their picture taken? I feel like if I came back as a ghost I’d probably want mine taken.
PS: Hah, you know what? From what I’ve heard and gathered from the intuits and psychics that I’ve worked with, and the mediums, it makes total sense. Most of the historical places that we investigate, we’re going into places where the camera was kinda just coming up. And the legend and the myth back in the day was that a lot of people believed that if you took their picture, you actually took part of their soul. They were apprehensive about having their picture taken cause they basically thought they’d be losing a part of themselves, and you know, they’re still thinking in that mentality from a hundred years ago.
JB: Where can we find out more about your show and about how to hunt ghosts for ourselves?
PS: Definitely go to Youtube and go to our channel, Paranormal Profilers.
JB: I gotta say, I got a lot of my own ghost stories to share, we’re going to be doing that over at JimBrickman.com about one particular hotel in Chattanooga Tennessee. I’m sure that these paintings were coming to life.
More on Guest Peter Sacco
Peter has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX, COAST TO COAST and IHEART. Has been on major radio shows in 32 US states, 4 Canadian provinces, and radio shows in Europe, China, South America and Australia. Peter is an award-winning executive producer, he has hosted many documentaries on relationships, psychological issues and children’s issues. He is a regularly featured guest on television and radio, and is the host of the highly popular weekly radio show, Matters of the Mind, and host of the hit TV series Niagara’s Most Haunted. Peter has appeared in various films and TV shows as an actor. Peter is an author, psychology professor and former private practitioner. He resides in one of the most picturesque regions of the world, Niagara Falls where he calls home. Peter is also columnist/author of over 700 articles in Canadian and USA media/magazines. He has also written several book reviews for Prentice-Hall Publishing Canada.
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