On October 13, 2012, I befriended a guy in Tempe, Arizona. The man's name is Reggie McFadden.
Reggie works as an electrical contractor during the daytime and when the sun goes down, he takes his knowledge into the night and on to the paranormal field.
After exploring a few places in Arizona together, I recently got a chance to sit down with Reggie to shoot the breeze.
John: Hey Reggie, it is great to have a few minutes to sit down and talk with you. First off, for those who don’t know you, who is Reggie McFadden and what does he do?
Reggie: Thank you for this opportunity! Well John, I am an electrical contractor by trade and I have been doing it for over twenty-five years now. I was initially trained in engineering but set it aside to pursue a career in music as a musician and recording artist. After a stint working with various bands in the 80s, I returned to the electrical field. I studied electrical systems engineering and became a contractor working on all types of construction projects. I still play my bass guitar and keyboards when time allows.
John: How long have you been in the paranormal field and what got you into it?
Reggie: I have been actively involved in the field for the past fifteen years, mostly conducting investigations in private homes and developing various devices and procedures for investigations.
I first entered the field after a strange experience that I had while working on a home remodel in Reseda, California.
I was completing some wiring in the bedroom of the home and it required a tool from my truck, so I left the house to get it, and I noticed the the rest of the construction crew had gone for the day. The temporary chain link fence gate had been locked and I was the only one on-site. My truck was parked near the gate and both the truck and the gate were visible from the window of the room that I was working in.
I retrieved the wire stripper tool that I needed and returned to the bedroom only to find that the step ladder I was using had been inverted and was balanced with the top end resting on the floor. Try doing this with a 6 foot ladder, it ain't easy!
Being startled by this, I did a walkthrough of the entire house to see if there was someone else there. There wasn't.
I repositioned the ladder to complete my work and set the strippers on one of the rungs. Then I went to the corner of the room to get some wire. At that point the room got seriously cold and it was close to 90 degrees outside. The central air in the house wasn't on because I had the power turned off. Then all of a sudden there was an intense feeling of static electricity in the room that made the hair on my arm stand up. Suddenly the wire strippers launched from the rung of the ladder and embedded themselves into the drywall less than a foot away from where I was standing.
I'm glad that I had another pair of pants in my truck! Needless to say, it scared the crap out of me.
I instinctively started talking to whatever was there and stated that I was not there to intrude on their space, I was just the electrician trying to restore the house to good working order. All this was being said while I was retreating from the room. I eventually got outside to compose myself and decided to call it a day.
Cautiously I returned to the room where I found the wire strippers back on the ladder rung and a visible hole where they had stuck in the drywall. The room was completely back to its original temperature and the static electricity feeling had passed.
After that, I was hooked. I had to know how this happened and what had happened. I have been searching for an answer to this day.
John: Reggie, thanks for chatting with me. I look forward to going on some more adventures with you in the near future. Seize the night and happy hunting!
For more information on Reggie McFadden, connect with him on Facebook.
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