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Learning the hard wayPosted Friday, February 25, 2011, at 1:01 PM
What not to do
Paranormal investigation is one of those fields where you never quit learning. Sometimes the hard way. I recently went to listen to some audio on one of my recorders. Unfortunately, sometime between the last time I listened and now, the recorder stopped working. It won't even power up. I normally transfer files to a hard drive and listen to them on the computer, but this time, for some reason, I didn't. And I have been kicking myself ever since. Luckily we had other recorders going, but evidence sometimes only shows up on one recording. Whatever potential evidence was there is lost. So lesson learned: Transfer files IMMEDIATELY.
New Taylor book
I got a notice in my in-box yesterday saying that Troy Taylor's new book "Suicide & Spirits: The True Story of the Rise and Fall of the Lemp Empire" is available to order. I trust Taylor to look past the common and often erroneous local folklore *cough*Monkey Boy*cough* and deliver the truth. I know members of his paranormal group, and they work hard to dispel those myths, so I'm looking forward to this one. I just hope he had a better copy editor this time.
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Katherine is a former copy editor at the Southeast Missourian who has had a lifelong interest in the paranormal and enjoys going with her small group to investigate allegedly haunted places. She lives in Cape Girardeau with her husband (who investigates with her) and two dogs (who don't).
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