What first got you interested in the paranormal?
Out of nowhere Tom Froelich invited me to come out for an investigation. Initially I declined as I was never a fan of ghosts, scary movies, paranormal television shows or anything that has to do with fear-induced adrenaline. But before I hung up the phone Tom convinced me to attend an investigation with the understanding that it was okay for me to run out of the building if I so chose. The investigation turned out to be more intriguing than terrifying so I continued to do them.
What is the most interesting or disturbing case you've ever encountered?
For me the most interesting case was an investigation we conducted at a two-bedroom condo in Lombard. While there have been other investigations that have yielded results that were far more bizarre and perhaps darker, the Lombard investigation was the first time that I had ever seen active and continuous EMF interaction with the disembodied. It was the first time that I was ever in the presence of active paranormal activity.
How would you convince a skeptic that what you deal with is the real thing?
Honestly, I don't think you can convince a skeptic. I think it's solely up to the skeptic to change his or her mind; they just have to be willing to challenge themselves.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job with the CPD?
Getting the opportunity to go into locations that the general public is not allowed to go into, condemned buildings, historical locations, etc.
What is your personal opinion about what it's like on the other side?
I have no set opinion; my thoughts on the afterlife are constantly in flux, especially since I joined CPD. I would guess it would be years before I could give you an opinion that I would feel strongly about.
Why do you think some spirits need to communicate with the living?
Based on the evidence and interaction that we've had in investigations, the reasons for communication have ranged from comforting loved ones left behind to a simple desire to have their presence acknowledged.
What do you hope viewers will take away from Paranormal Cops?
That the guys don't do the investigations for fame, or fortune, or television ratings but they do it for the same reason as every other paranormal investigator, they want to find answers, they want to find the truth. I also hope the audience comes away from the show knowing that, yes, Fabs really does smoke that much!