THE UPPER PENINSULA PARANORMAL RESEARCH SOCIETY’S MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is simple, to present information on two levels:
* Level One: Entertainment Through the use of this website we will provide information to you, to be used as entertainment through legends and stories of the Upper Peninsula, and Northern Michigan area, submitted by readers or our research department from actual investigations.
* Level Two: Investigations The main reason for the UPPRS is for the research of the Paranormal. Although we are not “Professionals” in the sense of having degrees and being a Parapsychologist, we ARE “Professionals” in the sense of how we present our investigations. This is not kid’s stuff, we are not running through graveyards and old houses trying to scare ourselves. We are serious about our work and the UPPRS. We are here to try and help those who seek us out and give physical evidence of paranormal activity, or evidence of natural causes. That’s right, we will de-bunk what was thought to be a haunting. Our love for the Paranormal does not blind us to the fact that the majority of occurrences can be explained by natural causes. We look at all angles, and will give our best explanation of what is going on, and causing the events.
If you are here because you need our services, which are free of charge, go to the "Frequently Asked Questions"section and read on, it will explain more of what we are, and what you need to do. T. Ellis Field Director
Let me introduce myself, my name is Tim Ellis and a life long resident of Sault Ste. Marie, except for five years, 1991 - 1996 when I was getting my degree in Broadcast and Communications at Central Michigan University...."GO CHIPS".
I have always loved Sault Ste. Marie, it's surroundings, and style of life it can give a person. I knew after graduation I had to get back home, and as luck would have it... it worked out and here I am. One love I have always had is history, which is one of the reasons why I love this area. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is not only one of the oldest cities in Michigan, but in the United States. The history, legends, and folklore of this area is deep and rich, which is why it fits so perfectly into my second love...Ghosts!
Since a child, my friends and I have always "investigated" old houses, and what we thought at the time were scary places. This opportunity that has been given to me through UPPRS, to put two loves together, is a chance of a lifetime. It is very exciting for us to create the first ever Paranormal Investigating group in this area. We will be covering the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Northern Lower Michigan. Our investigative crew consists of 5 people, all with the same love of the Paranormal.
Together we hope to take the folklore, legends, and tales of our surrounding area and investigate them to learn more about hauntings in these old cities of ours. We know the tales and hauntings are out there and we intend to find them, and share the tales with you. So it is with great excitement that we embark on these Supernatural Journey’s as the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society, and we thank you for taking the journey with us.
UPPRS Field Director / Founder