OUR TEAM
DAPI's core group came together in a ghost hunting class. We had all been led there by experiences in our own lives, and a strong desire to understand the unexplained. The class included the investigation of a haunted building, and we came away with a need to know more and do more. Those of us who were interested in continuing with our investigations formed DAPI.

We come from all walks of life. We're the people you meet in the supermarket. Homemakers, engineers, technicians, salespeople, etc. Together we have discovered that we have skill sets that complement each other's talents and interests. Some of us bring technical expertise. Some of us are sensitive to the presence of a paranormal presence. Together we use gadgets, our intellects and our senses to examine phenomena.

We're willing to listen. We're willing to help. We're willing to validate and document paranormal activities, and we're willing to consider alternative explanations.
  D.A.P.I
 is:

Juli

Dawn

Michael

Sharon

Chuck

Amy

Colleen

Scott

Linda

Mark
   
   
   
   
  Team photos courtesy of Jeffrey Hall Yost

 

 

Juli
Founder / Case Manager / CFO / Investigator

I’ve lived in the Downingtown area for about 9 years. Ever since I was young I’ve had an interest in the paranormal. My work background is in social work and I’ve always enjoyed helping people. Several years ago, I worked at a homeless shelter that was haunted. Residents always had stories of objects being moved and shadowy figures. My boss took an incredible photo that showed a ghostly face in a bedroom window. This increased my interest in studying and documenting paranormal events.

After taking Ghost Hunting 101, I didn’t want the class to end and contacted my class members about forming our own group. We have been incredibly lucky – we’ve gotten along since the beginning and all work so well together. My strongest interest is in helping families who have paranormal events that are disrupting their lives. I am very committed to DAPI and to finding answers to paranormal phenomena.
Chuck
Tech Specialist / Investigator / Web administrator

I’ve lived in Downingtown for several years and am originally from Delaware County. I have always been interested in the paranormal. The house that I lived in growing up was haunted. Had all kinds of experiences in that house from a lady in a white gown to my father after he passed away. Of course back then it scared the heck out of me. Now I find the paranormal fascinating.

I took a class at the Chester County Night school; Ghost Hunting 101 with Deb Estep. That class (little did I know it) was the beginning of DAPI. I met other like minded people interested in the paranormal and the rest is history. I think we lucked out as a group. We work well together and complement each other’s abilities. With our combined knowledge we have all aspects of the investigation procedure covered.

For me there is nothing better than listening to a recorded EVP session and hearing an intelligent response to a question that was asked. I love it.

In my spare time I like spending time with my 3 kids. My second hobby is building and repairing computers.
Dawn
Founder / Sensitive / Tech Specialist / Investigator

My interest in the paranormal began at a young age because of frequent paranormal activity in my childhood home. All of that activity left a lasting impression. I also have had a lifelong interest in my faith journey, and as a Christian I’m fascinated by the pursuit of understanding paranormal activities in a faith context. What is the connection between mind, spirit and body? Are ghosts really the spirits of dead people, or are they just an energy form that leaves an echo of intelligence? If they’re an echo of a mind, how do some of them move things, sometimes violently? Do they haunt by choice, or does something happen to them to cause them to be stuck here? Why don’t they experience the passage of time? Can we help those who are stuck here to move along? Every entity who tries to communicate with us holds the potential for giving us a better understanding of these and other mysteries.

When not hunting ghosts, I am a sales engineer for a systems integrator, a church musician, a youth ministry leader, a mom and a grandmother.
Michael
Skeptic / Investigator


Bio coming soon.
Sharon
Investigator

Bio Coming Soon.
Amy
Investigator

I have lived in Glen Mills, Delaware County my whole life. I come from a family who has always had an interest in the paranormal. Growing up I as well as other family members had many paranormal experiences in the house that we live in. I was encouraged to talk about it, and it was always an okay subject of conversation.

I enjoy watching television programs related to ghost as well as seeking out destinations that have a ghost story related to them. This in turn led me to the Chester County Night School class Ghost Hunting 101, where I met some great people with great ideas and the right talent to have formed DAPI.

I love learning the history behind each new place we investigate as well as meeting new people and hearing their experiences.
Colleen
Sensitive / Investigator

I have a clinical background as a speech language pathologist and have worked in a hospital for 25 years. During that time I have had numerous paranormal encounters including experiencing disembodied voices, seeing deceased relatives hovering around the sick and dying, and observing phantom writing appear on an emergency room wall.

Hospitals are terrifically haunted places- repositories for entities that have remained earthbound. My interest in communicating with and helping these entities grew with each experience. I was thrilled to enroll in Ghost Hunting 101 where I met the group that eventually became DAPI. We have remained together due to our huge respect for the art and science of ghost hunting as well as our respect for each other, our diverse opinions and approaches. DAPI, through its diversity, has developed an amazing skill set which we use to investigate, sometimes confirm and sometimes debunk, and always challenge ourselves.

In my spare time I am a Reiki practitioner and enthusiastic drumming circle participant.
Scott
Investigator


I'm originally from Johnstown, PA and I've been a resident of Downingtown for over 13 years. I work as a software developer for a large corporation in King of Prussia.

My interest in the paranormal started with watching ghost hunting shows on television. I was skeptical of the evidence presented because television sensationalizes everything. i mentioned to my wife that, if given the opportunity, I would like to go on a ghost hunt to experience it for myself. I got that opportunity when my wife enrolled me in the first The Ghost Hunting Experience class taught by DAPI.

I've had no paranormal experiences during my childhood and adult life until I captured a voice on a digital recorder during that class. That voice shattered my skepticism. Now the only remaining question is to what extent can the dead communicate with the living. I am eager to continue exploring the possibilities.

In my spare time, I like motorcycling, developing iPhone/iPad apps, and training in martial arts.

Linda
Sensitive / Investigator

I have lived in the Thorndale/Downingtown area for 39 years. i grew up in a house that is haunted, and have had many paranormal experiences from childhood through my adult life, such as being touched, hearing music each night when nothing is turned on. Seeing shadows as well as full apparitions. My family has alwasy been interested in the paranormal.

I decided to enroll my boyfriend and me in Ghost Hunting 101 class with DAPI. From there opened my mind to so much more. The DAPI family is an awesome group to work with, they have all continued to help me develop my sensitive skills.

My quest with the paranormal is to find different ways of communicationg with earthbound spirits, to help those who are in need and to understand they are no different than you or I.

I am a manager at a local pet store. In my spare time I enjoy cross stitching, reading and traveling.


Mark
Investigator

I've been living in the Downingtown/Exton area for thirty years. I am a supervisor for a retail chain and enjoy working with the public.

My first experience with the paranormal was on the day my grandfather passed away. I was driving to work and felt his presence go thru me to say good bye. I've always recalled the experience and know death is not the end of the road.

My girlfriend and I are both believers in the paranormal. She signed us up for classes with DAPI. We enjoyed learning and the DAPI members had invited us to go on investigations with them and my first investigation cemented my belief in the paranormal forever.

When not working or investigating, my hobbies are playing the guitar and boating.


   
   

 


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