Interview with Carmela Roman, HPI Paranormal Investigator
Interviewed by Paul Dale Roberts, HPI General Manager
Meeting conducted on 7/23/10 Friday – It’s a Grind – Bruceville/Elk Grove Blvd.
Time of Meeting: 1800 Hours.
Question: Let’s start this interview by asking you if you can tell us something personal about yourself. Your recreational activities, hobbies, schools you have attended, where you were born and how long have you lived in Sacramento?
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Answer: Well, I was born in San Jose, CA and lived there until I was 11. Once I was 11 we moved to Elk Grove and I have been here ever since. I went to Franklin High School and I currently attend Cosumnes River College, when I have the time. Hopefully I will be transferring to Sac State soon. In my spare time I have been spending as much time as I can with my family lately since I feel that it is pretty important. Also since I just turned 21 I have been getting introduced to the bar scene here in Sacramento.
Question: What inspired you to become a paranormal investigator?
Answer: Ever since I was little I have always seen things that I wasn’t quite sure were there and I would have super vivid dreams that seemed to end up playing out in real life. I figured that there had to be something behind everything that I had experienced so I began reading up on the paranormal.
Question: You told me that you had some paranormal personal experiences before you became an investigator, can you elaborate on that?
Answer: I mainly would see apparitions in random places that I knew shouldn’t be there. When we would be driving home on road trips in the middle of the night I would see figures on the side of the road. In the first house we lived at in Elk Grove I would see a little boy who constantly frequented our hallway and a black cat that would appear in doorways in the middle of the night. There was also a shadow figure that I would see in the master bedroom while I was watching TV. There are too many experiences to go over in one sitting. Regardless of what the experience was, I never felt afraid or threatened.
Question: You are new in the investigation field, can you tell the readers about the investigations that you have been on. I know you went on the Placerville Scouting Mission, Loomis Investigation, and Citrus Heights Investigation. Can you tell me your experiences at all of these investigations and which one stands out foremost in your mind and why?
Answer: I’ve been on those three and I have to say for the most part they have been pretty eventful, a lot more so than I was expecting at least. In Placerville I was able to hear a very clear EVP. Loomis had to be my favorite scouting mission though. There was so much to cover, area wise, and the amount of activity was amazing. We captured in my group alone several insanely clear EVPs and even heard the voices with our own ears in the barn. I thought the investigation was pretty long and I felt exhausted by the end but I had a great time.
Question: Here is an off-the-wall question, what is your favorite song? The reason why I am asking, I want your song to be the theme to this interview.
Answer: Airplanes by Eminem
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Question: Since you have experienced the paranormal and have been on some investigations, can you please tell me if you are a believer in the afterlife?
Answer: I’ve thought a lot about that question and I think there is some form of the afterlife but I can’t make up my mind how the afterlife exists. I ask myself….is there a heaven? Do we become part of an energy grid; do we remain on Earth in some kind of ethereal form? I just can’t piece it together yet. I guess I need to go on more investigations. I’ll let you know when I find the answer, wherever that is.
Question: You mentioned you just turned 21 and are starting to hit the clubs. What clubs do you go to and which one is the best?
Answer: I really like to hang out in Old Sac and the places on the river. My two favorites at this point are Fanny Ann’s and Crawdads. The bartenders at both spots are the nicest and most fun to be around.
Question: What places in Sacramento do you visit and why?
Answer: I love to hang out at the Tower Theater because the movies there are great and you just can’t beat the ambiance of an old school theater like that.
Special Note: Fanny Ann’s and Tower Theater are reputed to be haunted and I have investigated both establishments.
Question: What are your favorite movies, TV shows, books, cartoons?
Answer: My two favorite movies of all time have to be Frank Capra’s “It Happened One Night” and “Remember the Titans”. The newer movie that I love is definitely “Inception” I could watch it a few more times. As far as TV is concerned I love Real Time with Bill Maher and Modern Family. When I read, which does happen on occasion, anything by J.A. Jance has to be my favorite.
Question: What is your main goal in life?
Answer: My main goal in life has to be to do whatever makes me happy for as long as I can. For me that means becoming a teacher. I know that may not be a huge goal but I’m pretty passionate about doing whatever I can to change the lives of children. I think all kids deserve at least one great teacher in their lives and hopefully I can be that to a child in the future.
Question: This ends the interview; do you have any words of wisdom for the readers?
Answer: I would have to say that a certain dose of skepticism is good but always keep your mind open to new things or you might just miss the evidence out there of all things paranormal.
Paul Dale Roberts, HPI General Manager
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