American Paranormal investigations was founded in 2001. The group worked hard to build a solid foundation of scientific practices and investigative techniques to provide a much needed service in the Greater Sacramento Area.
In 2005, API became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as recognized by the State of California and the Federal government and is now run by a working Board of Directors. The board and all members continue to work with commitment and dedication to provide help to those in need and to advance research in the paranormal field.
API never charges for services provided, but does accept donations, which goes towards equipment, website maintenance, travel and other expenses incurred. Donations made to API are tax deductible and are always welcome.
API’s mission is to investigate, document and provide help & intervention with paranormal & supernatural phenomena to clients in need. We take a practical approach to investigating the paranormal and try to find answers for our clients.
We are a proud member of the TAPS Family of paranormal groups worldwide and service northern California.
John- Investigator and Public Relations/Marketing Officer
I have an eclectic background, including two branches of military, undercover surveillance and investigations, teaching, MRI physics, public relations and professional writing/editing. My education includes Degrees in Criminal Justice, Journalism, Earth and Space Science, and Graduate Level Studies in Psychology. I experienced paranormal phenomena early in life, in a home that sat on ground with an “interesting” history. I exhibited discernment, clairaudience, and other traits there, even as a child, and have strived to understand them ever since. While stationed in Hawaii… a very “active” place, supernaturally speaking, I experienced far too many events and encounters to dismiss or avoid, and I’ve been studying the paranormal ever since. My goals are to examine and explain cases where scientific, objective evidence can be found, but to first and foremost help people caught up in these events and phenomena in every way possible. I am grateful and excited to be a part of this highly respected and experienced Team.
Amy - Investigator and Board Secretary
As a child, I saw and heard things that were unexplainable. As an adult, I began researching paranormal phenomena on my own to help better understand what happened to me as a child. Through research I also found others who had many of the same questions about the paranormal. Because of moving around, I have had the opportunity to serve communities in the Bay area, the Sacramento Valley, and Southern California. I bring 10 plus years experience of paranormal investigating to the group. I have undergraduate degrees in Anthropology and Religious Studies and a graduate degree in Visual Anthropology. My favorite part of serving as a team member in paranormal groups is to help clients better understand their concerns within their homes, whether paranormal or not.
Sandy - Investigator
I have been fascinated with the paranormal for many, many years. I had a paranormal experience when I was a child and ever since I’ve been searching for and gathering as much information I could find. I do believe in an afterlife; I just want someone who’s there to tell me about it. I’ve tried for years to ghost hunt on my own; not easy. During my searching, I found American Paranormal Investigations (API). I’ve been with API for a short time and I’ve been very impressed on the time and work they put into an investigation. I think with API I might get my answer.
Keith - Investigator
I grew up in San Francisco CA, raised as a Roman Catholic. I am retired US Army, and retired from the state of CA. I was aware of good and evil at an early age. There were many unexplained events and feelings in my life as a child that terrified me. As I got older the curiosity got the better of me so I have been seeking answers for years through paranormal investigations. I am proud to be a member of API the best paranormal investigative team in CA. Our goal is to help others understand what we have learned over the years and help our clients feel comfortable in their homes and businesses. Today the Paranormal simply fascinates me to no end. There is no better feeling than having a client thank you for helping them to understand and feel safe and happy in their home or business.
Bobby - Investigator
My interest in the paranormal was sparked at an early age. Throughout my life I have always been attracted to the paranormal and the inexplicable. I have studied nearly every paranormal subject extensively but have never had a personal experience that I couldn't attribute to some natural cause. I joined API to further my understanding in the field and to hopefully have first-hand knowledge of the paranormal.
Rose - Investigator and Board Treasurer
I had a few visits from an apparition when I was 10 yrs. old. Although frightened, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I became a paranormal investigator to pursue answers. Since then I have had the opportunity to travel and investigate many interesting places with many paranormal experiences. I have learned a lot and studied different ideas from notable leaders in the paranormal community. But my true interest in investigating is to help those who are having activity in their homes or businesses. There is a great satisfaction in finding answers and putting their fears at rest. I am proud to be a member of API and I hope to bring my skills as an investigator to the team as well as learn from other team members.
Tom - Investigator and Director
My interest in exploring the paranormal world and in helping others are the reasons I joined this paranormal investigative team. We investigate reported phenomena in hopes of discovering the cause in order to understand and offer an explanation to our clients. It is very gratifying to be able to help and empower our clients to regain the comfort and security they should feel in their homes and businesses.
Lourdes - Investigator
I am a true believer that there is life after death, something more that is beyond all understanding. My first paranormal memory was at the age of 6. I remember seeing apparitions in my house, walking around from room to room as if they belonged there. I never felt any fear and life just went on as usual. As I got older, I began communicating with people who had passed on, some who were related and others who were not. I would receive messages for people and found that by delivering those messages I was bringing comfort and closure. With API, I am able to be myself. With the support of the group, I am able to accept my gift and work closely with people who are as equally dedicated to the paranormal world as myself.