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US Military Investigates Paranormal Activity

A look at our military's relationship with the unexplainable.

Unexplainable events have mystified the human race for centuries. Ghostly sightings have been blamed on insanity, hallucinations and pure story telling. Spirits that roam the Earth looking for the door to the afterlife is to some a real phenomenon.

Our nation’s fascination with the afterlife has spurred many television shows, and independent paranormal investigation teams. While real life paranormal investigators don’t always agree with televised investigators, they all seek to find the answers to one of the oldest questions of mankind: Are ghosts real?

The United States Military has for decades been accused of secret paranormal studies in areas such as Area 51. Conspiracy theories concerning Roswell range from the examination of UFO’s and its occupants to the development of time travel and teleportation. For America, it’s a highly controversial and widely speculated topic. For foreign countries the US military is a defense force that the world relies on.

While America is currently at war with Afghanistan and Iraq, the military is called for numerous peace keeping missions. The crisis in Libya is one of many. The military has roughly 1.5 million active troops. These troops make up five military branches: The Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

Out of all these military services, one stands out in discipline, lethal force, and training. U.S. Army Rangers are able to deploy anywhere with 18 hour notice. They specialize in getting troops quickly and quietly behind enemy lines. Rangers often parachute down to conflict areas, experts at airborne assaults. Soldiers also use fast lines, rope lines that descend from a helicopter.

Rangers are extremely versatile capable of shifting from a special operations mission into a conventional mission. For example, if the Rangers' mission is to obtain an airfield, they may parachute in, eliminate any threats and take control of the airfield. Once the initial mission is accomplished, Rangers can join forces with our military services and continue on.

Combine the US Army Rangers with paranormal studies and the direct result is T.R.O.O.P.S, the Tactical Research Operations of the Paranormal Science. T.R.O.O.P.S. is a non-profit organization specializing in the unexplainable composed of active U.S. military soldiers.

US Army Ranger and New York native Edward Sears and Navy Seal Sniper Sgt. Aaron Ahearn founded T.R.O.O.P.S. in December of 2010.  

“We all had weird and unexplainable experiences when we were young, even myself when I was deployed I experienced an event that made me rethink the paranormal,” said Sears.

Check back next Thursday at noon to find out how T.R.O.O.P.S. uses military training to investigate paranormal activity.

Edward Kenneth Sears August 25, 2011 at 09:25 PM
I appreciate the comment about my company. With all due respect though, it was not two...but four of us who specialize in MOS's that we decided to transfer and utilize to create a company worth its weight. My Audio and Video analysis is from John Hosea (Military Intelligence Analyst) with software and training to sift out the ambient and...BS noise that may contaminate evidence. Our Equipment Specialist, is a Radio communications Sgt. and a full time Electrician....I (Ken Sears) spent 4 years with 3rd Ranger Bn Charlie company as a Team Leader and Tactical Operations Analyst. and my VP is a 35M (Military Intelligence Collector/Interrogator) I would hope he would be able to tell the BS artist from the truth. www.theparatroops.com or talk to me on facebook if you would like at https://www.facebook.com/troops2010. Trust me, I would have thought the same thing as you, but I promise you I have tried to break that mold and create more credibility.
Edward Kenneth Sears August 25, 2011 at 09:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=TAPS+fake&aq=f...need I say more, lol.
Nik Bonopartis August 25, 2011 at 10:51 PM
Hey Edward: Great to hear, and I'm looking forward to reading the remaining stories in the series. I'm familiar with EVPs, shadow people, rods, research into changes in electrical fields...all from listening to too much Coast to Coast AM. I think it's great fun to listen to that show while taking a late-night drive, and I view it as entertainment. Approaching this stuff from a skeptical viewpoint is fantastic. Folks like Allison Dubois and Silvia Browne take advantage of emotionally fragile people who want to be reassured their loved ones live on after death, and "remote viewers" like Ed Dames were using Sept. 11 as a promotional opportunity, claiming they could pinpoint Osama bin Laden's whereabouts while firefighters were still pulling warm bodies out of the Ground Zero rubble. So while the entertainment aspect can be fun, I'm glad there are people using science to warn the public about BS and put the opportunists on blast. (Check out Ed Dames on the archived 9/11 broadcast of Coast to Coast. It certainly takes someone without a conscience to use a terrorist attack as an opportunity to hawk DVDs and books on the paranormal. And unfortunately he's not the only one.) Good luck.
Edward Kenneth Sears August 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM
thanks Nik, we appreciate the support brother!

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