Ashmore Estates…….Check!

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It has been a while since our last update but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy here at HPRO. The opposite is true, in fact.

Over the spring and summer we investigated several different locations. These locations include Finnegans Wake, a Masonic Lodge, & The Shrine Mosque in Springfield, MO. Throw in a handful of private residential cases & we’ve been a busy group.

Our Tech Manager Devin has been busy at work adding to our equipment arsenal. He recently implemented a Kinect camera system & is currently building the team a Tesla coil radio!

Just today we returned home from our investigation at Ashmore Estates in Ashmore Illinois. The building and spiritual residents did not disappoint. We all had some amazing personal experiences we are hoping to be able to show all of you in our evidence. STAY TUNED!!

HPRO Update

update_topWe have several updates for you all! We haven’t been terribly active on social media or our website since Ozarks PhenomeCON, but that’s only because we needed a break after a year of planning and because we have been kept very busy with cases. We have completed several private home investigations & will actually be making a return trip to one of these private homes this month for a follow up. This case proved very interesting & we hope to bring the family some understanding & a plan of action.  We also have an exciting investigation planned for the end of this month here in Greene County. We are honored and excited for the opportunity to be the first team to investigate this location, a Masonic Lodge. For this investigation, we will be bringing along a potential new member to the team. He is enthusiastic, insightful, comes with a lot of life experience in his young life, and will hopefully fill our need for a Tech Specialist. We look forward to working with him on this case & we hope he finds out team is a good fit.

We have welcomed a new member, Chris, to the team since Ozarks PhenomeCON. Chris jumped in with 2 feet and hasn’t looked back. She has been a great addition to the team and we look forward to the future with her. Keep your eyes glued for her bio to be released soon.

We are sad to announce that our team member Millie Sharp has resigned from the team. Her heart has called her as a volunteer with a local animal rescue, Rescue One, & this has kept her extremely busy in addition to added duties at work. She regretfully submitted her resignation a few weeks ago. We are sad to see Millie go but this is not the end of our friendship with her. I’m sure we will have opportunities in the future to have her fill in if we are short handed!

Lastly, we want to congratulate our investigator Matt on his recent marriage. The ceremony was beautiful and I, Shanda, am honored to have been asked to stand with he and Nikki for their big day. They are currently exploring the East Coast and Gulf Coast on their honeymoon & we are all incredibly jealous! Of course they shared their photos of St Augustine Lighthouse……..

The summer is shaping up to be an exciting time for HPRO. We are planning a trip to Ohio for an investigation which will surely be a great time. We are a thriving family & we look forward to the future of HPRO.

 

We Are Raising Money For Babies

Hello everybody. This is Co-founder Shanda. I am a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse.  As the team captain for my hospital’s March of Dimes team (Mercy Hospital Springfield), I am currently raising money for a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.
 
Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. I’m walking in March for Babies because I want to do something about this. And I need your help. The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.Y our gift will support March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care.
Our March of Dimes walk is Saturday May 2nd in Springfield, MO. If you look to the right side of your computer screen, you will see a purple March of Dimes banner. If you click on it, you will be directed to my personal fundraising page. I ask that you help the March of Dimes further their research & give sick and premature babies a fighting chance. Please give from your heart. Every dollar counts. Below is the story of my friend & coworker Lindsey & her son Waylon. Their family is the ambassador family for our region.
 
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Waylon is the adopted son of Dan and Lindsey Jenkins. He was born 17 weeks early (at 23 weeks gestation), weighing just 1 pound, 3 ounces. He surprised everyone by taking a breath on his own, and was immediately intubated and rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to be given a chance at life. Statistically that chance was around 3.5%. In the NICU he met,and was cared for, by a passionate and loving nurse who would one day become his mom. Lindsey became Waylon’s primary nurse when he was just two days old. She knew he had a long road ahead of him and would need a lot of nurturing and consistent care to survive. She never imagined that the long and exhausting hours she spent fighting for her patient’s life would ultimately be time spent saving the life of her own son. Waylon’s lungs were so tiny and fragile that he could not effectively breathe on his own. He received two doses of surfactant and was on a ventilator for the first 45 days of his life. During his stay in the NICU he was treated for apnea of prematurity, chronic lung disease, pneumonia, thrombocytopenia, osteopenia, retinopathy of prematurity, gastroesophageal reflux (GER), anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, hyperglycemia and questionable seizure activity. Waylon received multiple blood, platelet and plasma transfusions and several courses of antibiotics to treat multiple different infections. Against all odds, Waylon grew healthier and stronger each day and was eventually graduated into baby clothes and an open crib. Lindsey spent most of those later days caring for Waylon by snuggling him in a rocker, reading to him and teaching him how to drink from a bottle. He spent a total of 133 days in the NICU. On day 123 he became a child of the state and the process of foster placement began. On December 22, 2012 Dan and Lindsey were surprised to learn they had been granted kinship placement because Lindsey had been Waylon’s primary caregiver during his time in the NICU. Six days later he went home with Dan and Lindsey and was officially adopted by them on National Adoption Day, November 22, 2013. Waylon is now two years old and is full of life! He is walking, talking and is developmentally on track. He loves to read books, watch Elmo and play and giggle with his best friend – his little sister Jolene. Dan and Lindsey are forever grateful for the expertise of the Neonatologists, the loving care of the NICU staff and the March of Dimes research that saved Waylon’s life. According to Lindsey, “The March of Dimes gave our son the breath of life. Without the surfactant treatments developed by the March of Dimes, his tiny lungs would not have had the ability to sustain life – even on life support!” The couple knows that without the NICU staff and the March of Dimes they would never have been given the chance to meet Waylon, let alone call him their son. The experience “has opened our eyes to the incredible impact the March of Dimes has on saving the lives of premature babies and educating mothers and the community on maintaining a healthy pregnancy and preventing premature birth.”
 
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Now What?

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Ozarks PhenomeCON has came and went. I think I can speak for all of us at HPRO when I say we had a fantastic time and are blessed to have met so many like minded individuals. We want to thank the public for coming out & enjoying a day full of speakers and an after-hours investigation of The Shrine Mosque.
We want to thank our amazing speakers: Millie Sharp, David Glidden, Rick Park, Mary Marshall, Margie Kay, Lisa L Martin, Selena Roane, Rob Garcia & Melissa Tanner. Everyone had fantastic presentations and we loved hearing from all of you. We would love to see you all again soon!
We also want to thank our amazing sponsors: Endless Time & Jewelry, Safe Journey’s Midwifery, Un-X Magazine, & The Studio!
The Shriners- We can not say enough about the Shriners! They were all so accommodating and kind.
Last but not least, thank you to our amazing HPRO family. Everyone worked so hard for over a year to make Ozarks PhenomeCON happen.
 
So, now what? What’s next for HPRO? In the months ahead we will be working hard on evidence review, as well as responding to several private residential cases. Stay tuned here on our website for postings of our evidence we have collected over the past year.

Ozarks PhenomeCON is less than 2 days away!

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Ozarks PhenomeCON is less than 2 days away! Come join us Saturday March 28th at The Historic Shrine Mosque in downtown Springfield, MO. Enjoy our amazing speakers, vendors, and mingling with other paranormal enthusiasts.

Doors open to the public at 9:30am!

Speakers start at 10am and run up until 6pm!

Join us for the After-hours investigation of The Shrine Mosque from 8pm-1am. Investigate along side local paranormal investigators and even some of our speakers! Make sure you bring your own flashlights. If you have a camera, audio recorders, etc bring it along to document your own evidence!

Buy now for your best deal. $20 for the conference if you buy in advance. $25 at the door. After-hour tickets are $25 in advance or at the door (but act fast, investigation tickets are LIMITED and  we are nearly sold out) BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE from Eventbrite.

 

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Speaker Schedule:

 

9:30 Door Open to Public

9:45-10:00 Welcome from HPRO
10:00-10:30 Millie Sharp
10:30-11:15 David Glidden
11:15-12:15 Rick Park

12:15-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-1:45 Melissa Tanner
1:45-2:30 Lisa L Martin
2:30-3:30 Mary Marshall
3:30-4:15 Rob Garcia
4:15-5:00 Selena Roane
5:00-5:30 Margie Kay

5:30-6:00 Speaker Q & A Panel

After-hour investigation 8pm-1am. We are that you arrive 15 minutes early if participating.

 

Attendees:

The Shriner’s will be providing a CASH ONLY concession stand for the day! All proceeds from that concession stand will go directly to The Shriner’s. Please show them your support.

 

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Speaker Change

 

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Hello everyone! We have some disappointing news & some good news. First the disappointing news: we regret to inform you all that speaker Ryan Straub will be unable to attend. He had some obligations arise with his college and will be unable to take the time away. We are very sad that everyone is missing out what Ryan has to share but we understand life happens. Ryan wants to express his sincere apologies.

Now to the good news! Filling our vacant speaker spot is Margie Kay, Assistant State Director for Missouri MUFON! We are so excited to have Margie & to hear about UFO sightings and cases from right here in Missouri!

Her bio is as follows: Margie Kay is a 30 year + veteran paranormal and UFO investigator, having conducted over 400 UFO investigations and over 600 paranormal investigations worldwide. She is a nationally acclaimed remote viewer, author of 12 books including Gateway to the Dead: A Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide and Haunted Independence. She is the publisher and managing editor of Un-X News magazine.

Margie is the Assistant State Director for Missouri MUFON ( Mutual UFO Network), which is a chapter of International MUFON. Kay holds a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in Writing. She studied at MU and UMKC. Kay has appeared on the TV show Hangar 1, CNN, KCTV 5, and on multiple radio shows. See more about Margie at www.margiekay.com