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A team of paranormal investigators whose primary goal is to document, and scientifically prove the existence of the paranormal. We also strive to educate the public, and help those who live with hauntings deal with their fears and experiences. We use a combination of Intuitive/Sensitive Investigators and high-tech electronic equipment to document and substantiate experiences.

We investigate both public places and private residences, and although we are based in St. Louis, MO, we will travel to investigate haunted locations in the Bi-State area. We are an experienced and professional group of investigators who believe that skepticism is healthy, and that all reasonable explanations should be ruled out prior to declaring an experience to be paranormal in nature.

Jane Krause - Founder, Lead Investigator, sensitive/intuitive:  I have been a sensitive/intuitive since I was 5 years old; after living in so many haunted houses, when I was older I finally wanted answers and why the spirits would communicate and show themselves to me.  I have been investigating for the past 20 years.  I decided I wanted to help other people who were having unusual activity in their home or business .  After telling Doris what I did she decided to tag along on one of the investigations and I decided to found B.A.P.S. Her husband David soon joined us and they helped to co-found B.A.P.S. We have been together as a team since the year we started in 2007.

Doris Beckman - Co-Founder, Lead Investigator, Case Manager/historian:  I have always been interested in the paranormal ever since hearing footsteps upstairs in my grandparents 100+ year old farmhouse.  I had been talking to Jane about her investigating the paranormal and decided to go along on one of the investigations she was about to do, I realized that she was really knowledgeable about those things that go bump in the night.  I even got my husband, David, to tag along and we were both so interested, Jane had decided to found B.A.P.S. and asked if we wanted to be co-founders with her.  Of course, we jumped at the chance and have been a team for 4 years.

David Beckman – Co-Founder, Investigator and video/audio specialist:  I was always intrigued but never had a desire to try to investigate until Jane and Doris convinced me to go along. I was hooked ever since.  When I went to Waverly Hills I was addicted; There was so much activity I couldn’t believe it I have always been good with cameras and technical things that Jane asked me to be our Tech and audio specialist and have been having so much fun trying to seek answers or just to show non believers there really is life after death. 

Brett Markovich - Investigator:  Brett has been an asset to B.A.P.S.  He has become a seasoned investigator in short order.  His willingness to step up and help in any condition proves he is devoted and a team player.  We enjoy working with him and look forward to a long relationship as part of our team::  For as long as I can remember I always enjoyed the paranormal.  I, like many, started out listening to folklore about the area and watched paranormal themed TV shows but never held an interest to really investigate until a couple of years ago.  I started to read books and listen to theories and found this interest growing into a passion.  At that moment I really started considering investigating.  On my eighteenth birthday I began to ponder what I really wanted to do with my life and what things made me happy because time flys and we all need to follow our dreams and passions.  That's when I found The Bridgeton Afterlife Paranormal Society.  I contacted Jane and we talked and before you knew it my dream became a reality and I was on my first investigation in a cemetery where I encountered some of my first experiences and became hooked.  Now, I truly think I've found something that I want to pursue for years to come and can hardly wait to learn and experience all the things B.A.P.S. has to offer and to help those in need of answers while satisfying my own questions

Brandon Waller, Investigator: 
 My dream is to investigate the most haunted places in America. I have been to several haunted locations; Lemp Mansion, The Pythian Castle, Missouri State Penitentiary,  The Crescent Hotel, The Payne Gentry House and cemeteries around Missouri. I have been on so many ghost tours but I prefer to do my own investigations of the places.Then I found B.A.P.S.,  an incredible team of investigators and group of people that have the same dream that I have.  B.A.P.S. has many  years of experience studying the paranormal,  they're still  finding new ways to prove the existence of the paranormal.  One of my dreams is to be able to prove that the paranormal does exist to others. And with B.A.P.S. I feel I can finally make my dream possible. I am reliable and so  dedicated to B.A.P.S. and appreciate having the opportunity to learn from them and fullfil my passion. My first experience was when my grandfather died.  After the funeral, my family and I were sitting in my living room, while we were talking about him,  the lights started turning off and on and things started to happen,  but we all knew what was going on, it was his way of letting us know he was okay. I always thought of myself as a little sensitive, like when I walk into a room and have that heavy feeling, one scenario would be, if I walk into a room where there's been alot of negative or sad energy, I'll start to feel a little bit of sadness or anger due to the amount of energy left by the past.  I also have a sixth sense about things that happen, before they happen.  Like, when I'm on an investigation, if I sense something odd about a room, I am drawn to that room and I may find something. My passion to work as a paranormal investigator would not have been possible without the existence of paranormal shows like Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State and Ghost Lab.  These shows were an inspiration to  me, and gave me proof that the paranormal does exist. Now everytime I watch these shows, it inspires me to want to be a paranormal investigator. 

Michael Bertel - Investigator:The paranormal has been an interest that has stayed with me for as long as I could remember. I started out fearing things like ghosts but still having this strange attraction to them and then I started to seek them out. I never really could explain it well. I simply just grew closer and closer to the subject until it became a passion. Then I started reading countless books, listening to endless amounts of folklore and theories until finally I grew enough knowledge and guts to begin investigating on my own. That’s when I sought out the Bridgeton Afterlife Paranormal Society. They accepted and trained me until I was ready begin investigating with them. I really feel fulfilled in this pursuit and happy that I can help others who might fear the paranormal as I once did

Jan Roth -  Investigator:  I have always had a curiosity about the unexplained and at first was some what of a skeptic until later in my  teen years I began to experience sightings and sounds that I couldn't find answers for.  I have spent many years uncovering answers to questions that could not beanswered using my degree and experience in Computer Sciences and Paranormal Research.  I'm devoted to helping those who are in need of professional paranormal investigations and help them understand that the paranormal does exist and it's possible to coexist. 
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