Friday, November 12, 2010


Wow...when I take a hiatus, I really take a hiatus don't I? LOL Well guys...I'm hoping to get this thing back on track now...again. After some serious thought, I decided what the real problem was...I was trying to take on too much...I mean, lets be serious...I should have known trying to investigate and study each "paranormal" thing, would be way to taxing on any person. Each field that I wanted to study is a full-time job in, the plan for now will be to "try" to cover each field, and possibly pass leads/tips along to other, bear with me as I try to resurrect KPRP!

***One thing that I am going to ask...If any of my old contacts are still around and still following this, please pass this along...even if I can't explore every thing that is sent my way, I would still like to hear about it..

Friday, January 15, 2010

Back! has obviously been some time since I've updated here. I have not fully abandoned the search fro the paranormal, but, just took some time off. There were some circumstances that led to this hiatus that were a combination of personal and professional. Now, I'm not going to swear that I will be on here each and every day, but, my hope is to get into a routine where it is updated at least a couple of times each week.

The downside is, KYPRP never really got off the ground the first time around, but, I do still have hope of eventually seeing the reality of this dream. I think that we had the right idea, just the wrong timing. With that being said:

To anyone who may have visited the site and/or sent an email to us, I apologize if I did not contact you back. It was my fault and I'll take full responsibility. Please do not think that just because you were ignored by myself, that others out there will do the same thing. Also, to any other group(s) out there that may feel slight jilted by myself, I apologize. I think things started moving a bit faster than I anticipated, and it left me slightly reeling.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Paranormal Meet-and-Greet Date Set

Well...all of the excitement has died down over the reported panther sighting in Lexington, and the photo of "crow-foot" has finally made it around the world and died down as well. For that reason, that is why I have been on hiatus and not posting. However, I do have some news to pass along.

The paranormal meet-and-greet that I have mentioned has been setup.

So, if you live in or around the Morehead, KY area, feel free to stop in..

Also, we may have a lead on a potential case for our crypto team...will keep you informed as we obtain additional information.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kentucky Ghost Story: My Story

Ok...I've share personal experiences in the past, and will do so again. I currently have a push out there asking people to share their they ghostly and/or paranormal stories with us, and it is only fitting that I share another of my encounters with the strange.

Several months before my wife and I were married, we checked with a family member about renting out a house that they had recently obtained that was empty at the time. The former residents were family friends and the old man had passed away and the woman had moved in with their son. They were in the process of doing some re-modeling, but said that renting from them would not be a problem. Those next few months were something else though. There was always a set-back that prevented them from working on the house, and by the time we were married, it still wasn’t finished.

Fortunately, they were able to get down to work the Friday and Saturday after our wedding night and we were able to begin moving in the following Sunday. The first few days passed without incident and we loved living there. That is when we began moving in our things. One of the back bedrooms we were using as storage, but neither my wife, I, nor other family members were comfortable with that particular room. On top of that, we moved in one of those old bench type stereo, turntable, 8-track player radios into the kitchen to use as an “island”. That very night though, we began to hear music coming from the kitchen, and the thing wasn’t even plugged in.

At the time, my wife and I were both smokers, but we could not keep a lighter on us. We would set one down on the table and go to get it a little later and it would not be there. It didn’t matter what type it was. We would hear “someone” walking from the bedroom to the bathroom and back. It was to the point that one night, my wife and I had argued and she went to bed and I was planning on sleeping on the couch. About an hour after she went to bed, I heard the floor squeak where she had came out and went to the bathroom. A few minutes later, she went back to bed. I heard this every few minutes and finally watched for her. Only when I heard the squeak, she wasn’t there…no one was there actually.

The next day, we both shared our experiences; she thinking it was me, and me thinking it was her. Shortly after this incident, we moved into our own place. As we were moving, we were boxing things up from one of the spare bedrooms (not the creepy one) and discovered a drawer full of our missing lighters. The thing is, that neither of us made a habit of going into that room.

The day after we moved out, we were awoken to find out that we had to go back there to move our other out of the way for the fire trucks. That’s right. The house burnt. The fire actually started in the back bedroom that no one felt comfortable in. Granted it was an old house and I’m sure that the wiring might have had a few issues, but, the fire started in the closet, where there was no electrical wires.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Random Updates

Well, it has been several days since the last update on here. For that, I will apologize. I have been a bit under the weather the past few days and haven't really felt like doing much of anything.

Apparently, there have been no news updates concerning the panther in Lexington. I have already expressed my opinions of what "should" be happening there, but, it was an opinion.

I am still working on the black bear/BF comparisons that I informed you about around a week or so ago...trying to make it very thorough and complete.

That is about it for now at least. There are a few things possibly coming down the pipes in the next few weeks. One of them is a possible meet and greet between some local paranormal groups (KYPRP included) and the community in general in an attempt to boost awareness that the area does have groups such as ours and possibly to boost headcounts for some. I'm currently working with the team and with Joe Clark over at Gateway Paranormal on setting up time/place and such...will keep you all informed...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Panthers and Housecats and Bears; Oh My!

****The following does not necessarily represent the opinion of KYPRP as a whole and should not be viewed in such a manner. This is the opinion of the author, Brian Peck.***

Ok. So there have been numerous sightings of a large predatory black cat in Lexington. KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife have responded by saying that what people are seeing is either a large house cat, or a coyote. They have went so far as to ask that the people living in the area take picures/video of what they are seeing so that they can use it verify what is actually being seen. News groups are reporting on the sightings and posting the information on their websites. However, what I haven't seen and/or heard was what Dept. of Fish and Wildlife was going to do other than to review the evidence that people gather.

Let's think about this for a moment. Wouldn't it make more sense for them to simply set camera traps up to attempt to discern what type of animal this is? This is exactly the reason why more people don't come forward with sightings of things. They are immediately met with skepticism (which is a good thing if you know how to be skeptical without being rude) and told that they mis-identified another animal. Then, once the story is out (similar with the sightings in Lexington), you have the message boards mocking you about your sighting. All the while, people whose job it is look into this type of thing, sit back and ask the "civilian" to do their work because they don't have time to waste looking for something that isn't there.

Here's a little story: Several years back, my family had a blue heeler name Blue. Blue was gettign up there in years and she was slowly losing her hearing. One day, we came home from work (I was still living at home then, working through the day and finishing up my masters degree with evening classes), to find that our dog had been attacked with deep puncture wounds several inches apart. We tood her to the vet and we asked what could have caused that. He jokingly told us a bear (he later pulled my parents aside and told them in seriousness that it appeared to be a bear attack). This prompted us to call Fish and Wildlife, and as usual, we were told that it must have been coyotes because there were no black bears in the Wolfe, Morgan, Menifee county area.

We brought Blue home and nursed her back to health and in no time, she was back on her feet. Then one spring morning, as I left for work, I saw Blue stretched out up near the front of the house. Thinking nothing of it, I left for work. That afternoon when I got home (my parents were at the hospital in Lexington staying with my ailing grandmother), Blue was still laying in the exact same place in the same position. I walked up to her, and found that she was dead. When I rolled her over, there were slash wounds and some of her entrails were hanging out. I looked around on the ground and found the blood path. I followed this to the other side of the family camper, where I found some pretty good sized bear tracks. I then called a friend of mine who works for Fish and Wildlife and told him what had happened. He was the only person who actually listened.

I then called my parents and told them that Blue was dead and that I had found a ton of bear tracks around. My father called Fish and Wildlife to alert them what had happened. They gave him the normal song and dance about it being coyotes. When he told them that we had found tracks to prove it, they said that we were mis-indentifying some other animal and that there were no bears in that area (we all knew this was incorrect as the local newpaper in Wolfe county had ran pictures before of black bears in a small community only several miles from our house, complete with pictures). My dad then proceeded to let F & W know that he was taking the story to local papers. Once the stories ran, then F & W sent a biologist out to the house to view the footprints, only for them to say that it was a bear.

My grievance with F & W is that they hardly ever look into the types of claims that is outside of their "comfort" zone. The simplest way that I can think of would be for F & W to obtain the permission from the golf course (which, would be a very good place I would think for a large cat to hide out at...water source, trees, small animals in/around the trees makes for a varitable food source), and simply bait an area or two and install motion cameras to see what they could capture. It may turn out to be an overly large house cat or even a coyote, but would it really hurt to try?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Return of Lexington's Black Panther

Just saw this update and wanted to share. Apparently, there has been another sighting of the black panther in Lexington. This time, it was sighted on Costigan Drive, near Griffin Gate Golf Club. Similar as before, Police and Fish and Wildlife are saying that this is probably someone seeing a large housecat.

Here is my question. Exactly how big does a housecat get, yet still be able to manuever itself in a way that appears "panther-ish"? One really has to wonder if maybe Fish and Wildlife know more than they let on. (No, neither I nor KYPRP subscribe to all of the conspiracy theories that float around out there, but, they are the guys who are supposed to be out in the woods.)

KYPRP and the Kentucky Big Cat Project will continue to monitor this story and update here when new information becomes available.