There are hundreds of teams all over the world. They all have different techniques, unique perspectives and individual points of views but we all have one thing in common…we all are looking for answers to the unknown. Today’s team spotlight comes to us from beautiful Grand Junction, Colorado. Here, beauty meets the realm of the mysterious…
Meet Anomalous Phenomenon Research Bureau or (APRB). Founded in 2011 by Founders, Candy Meehan, Talle Meehan, Ted Montoya, Debbie Anderson, Bob Gutowski, and Jim Stephens; APRB investigates Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. They describe their investigating techniques as “cold case investigation techniques”. The team consists of 9 members; Bob Gutowski, Candy Meehan, Debbie Anderson, Emmily Montoya, Gabe James, Jim Stephens, Ken James, Talle Meehan and Ted Montoya. Upon talking to Candy, I decided to ask her a bit more about her and her team; here is what she had to say.
Me: What was your first or favorite investigation?
Candy: My favorite investigation was an old farmhouse in Nucla, Colorado. There was amazing history, the location was out in the country so that environmental contamination was minimized, and I had a few amazing personal experiences there. Additionally, not far from this locale are the historical wintering grounds of the Ute Indians. The area is rich in history and investigation potential.
Me: What is your favorite pieces of equipment and why?
Candy: Digital Audio Recorder. I believe that this is one of the most accurate devices in the field. Additionally, with the increasing number of programs and application to modify photographic evidence, I have more faith in the integrity audio evidence captured. It is our policy to have an EVP reviewed by the team, and then to send it out to two other teams for peer review, to authenticate or to discount.
Me: What is your favorite memory, either of a hunt, an event or an achievement you’ve made?
Achievement: Besides being one of the Founders of APRB, I am currently an Administrator, Department Chair for Aliens / UFO’s Division and the Web Servant for the National Paranormal Society. We are continually working toward unity, education and solutions. I am truly proud to be a part of these organizations.
Me: What is something no other team knows about you?
Candy: My personal religious/ spiritual affiliation.
Me: How did you get started in the field?
Candy: My husband, Talle, and I have been looking to broaden and deepen our understanding of our personal experiences and gifts. Finding a team to investigate with just seemed like a natural step.
Me: Can you tell us about your first experience with the paranormal?
Candy: My very first experience was when I was very young, out at my grandparent’s farm in Loma, Colorado. When my Nonnie would lay me down for a nap, I could always hear drumbeats. I would get up, and wander out toward the grain pits, and religiously fall asleep in the same place. I remember seeing my people dancing around and singing. My Papa would always come for me, and take my sleepy little body back into the house, and asked me if I was visiting with the spirits. I knew them, and they knew me. My Nonnie would always smile and ask me questions about what I had seen, and told me to never let anyone discourage me from communicating with them. To this day, I continue to have personal experiences.
Me: Where is your dream location to investigate?
Candy: My dream location to investigate would be Skinwalker Ranch, Utah.
Me: What is the funniest thing you or your team has done during an investigation or event?
Candy: For me, it had to be the floating, glowing yellow eyes…
We were on an investigation at a residential location, and the location was thought to be devoid of any living things, except for the investigators present.
Well, my teammate and I were in the master bedroom, conducting an EVP session, when these yellow eyes seemed to appear out of nowhere, and were coming toward us. They appeared to levitate, and float. They were steadily approaching us, when suddenly, they leapt toward us… I almost died…. And so did that damn cat. LOL!!!!
“Our best piece of advice would be to be truthful, open minded, willing, diligent and responsible… Do not compromise on quality. You are the sole point of accountability for your integrity.
If we could add one more thought, it would be that the future of the Fringe Sciences is dependent on the quality of the evidence, the consistency of the investigation techniques and the integrity of the Investigators, Researchers and Teams. We will accomplish more together than we could ever accomplish alone.” – Candy Meehan, Founder, APRB
To contact Candy or APRB check out their website at www.aprb.us or check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anomalous-Phenomenon-Research-Bureau/1773…. Feel free to email Candy or the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Phone numbers: (970) 208-7829 – Candy
(970) 250-5068 – Bob
(970) 260-3165 – Ted
A special thank you to Candy and her team for their time and make sure to check them out. For more information about Candy, her team, or questions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to check out our next article and future team spotlights.