is a regular section of the magazine where readers can introduce themselves. This time we have Laurie Pearce, president of Paranormal Research Investigation Services and Monitoring:

Mr Pearce as he apeared on the
cover of Investigator No. 72

I have been the President of P.R.I.S.M. for six years and always enjoyed it.

I was raised in Adelaide and have had some personal experiences relating to the paranormal including a few UFO sightings with other witnesses and lived in a house my parents thought was haunted.  I have investigated the paranormal since 1969 after becoming interested when told by a friend of his UFO sighting.  He saw an unusual light in the night sky. I was about 14 years old at the time.

I am a licensed Private Investigator & Security Guard, Taxi and Hire car driver, member of St John Ambulance, and have been involved with the State Emergency Service and C.F.S.  I have seen a lot of strange things on some of those jobs.

P.R.I.S.M. is a non-profit, non-biased scientific organisation. We are a very relaxed group of people and don't become bogged down with too much red tape.

With  P.R.I.S.M. I am able to help people who have experienced something they don't understand and can't come to terms with.  Some people are very scared and when there are children involved it becomes a more difficult situation. How do the parents cope?  It's no good stepping in and saying,"Well I think you have a vivid imagination" because we are not supposed to sit in judgement of them without knowing the full facts and the entire situation.  We are after all a non-biased organisation so it would go against our principles. I may be sceptical, but I am not a sceptic!  I do, however, see our group as a community service and as such we shall deliver the best service possible.

We also have connections with other large groups such as UFO & ghost type groups not just in Australia but now overseas.  We may be about to become an international organisation; we have come a long way since we started in 1982.

I would like to travel around the world investigating the subject who knows where the next road leads us in life.

I would like to see some of you readers at our meeting. There's no obligation to join us, but you're most welcome to see what we are all about. The meeting is a group-type session in the lounge room of psychologist Laurie Eddie.  We have snacks and coffee and discuss the month’s events and reports.  I am sure you would enjoy yourself.  We may be having some special guests soon, so don't miss them..

I could have written more but I don't indulge in long articles.  Remember this:"What you can't see you don't know about and what you don't know about you may not see."

(Investigator 72, 2000 May)

[Update:  P.R.I.S.M. meetings have discontinued.]