Dave Considine

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Dave Considine is one of North America's few lay religious demonologists that is sanctioned by Traditionalist Catholic Churches[according to whom?]. In his twenty-six year career, he has handled thousands of cases along with his team involving psychic phenomena, historic hauntings, human hauntings, elemental hauntings, poltergeists, demonic infestations, possession and exorcism, the occult, UFOs, missing time, preternatural physical / non-physical entity encounters, abductions and missing people, human / animal mutilations, governmental & religious cover-ups.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Born in rural Connecticut, at the age of twelve Considine believes he had a terrifying supernatural experience which altered the course of his life. A short time later, he decided to dedicate his life to investigating the supernatural, focusing on ways to assist individuals and families believed to be victimized by entities from the supernatural realm.[1] After two active tours of duty with the US Armed Forces, he founded Phantasm Psychic Research in 1994,[2] dividing his time between his own organization and being the assistant to Catholic exorcist + O.P Bishop Robert McKenna and has been working in the field for 27 years.[citation needed]

Work[edit]

Trained directly by self-described Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, Considine has worked closely through the years with many other noted figures in the fields of paranormal research, religious demonology, exorcism and the occult. These include the aforementioned Ed Warren, religious demonologist and director and founder of the New England Society of Psychic Research; Fr. Malachi Martin, author of Hostage to the Devil; Fr. James Lebar of the New York Archdiocese; and Fr. Rama Coomaraswamy, M.D., assistant director of the Albert Einstein institute of Psychiatry.[citation needed]

According to his official profile on College Power Performers, a professional college speaker booking agency, Considine said this about his personal views and beliefs:[3]

Dave's priorities differ greatly than those who investigate strictly with scientific interests. His goal is the spiritual well being of the individual or family, getting them through these life-altering events and back on the path away from the preternatural realms and he firmly believes that the individual or family's strength and faith in God can bring an end to most hauntings. He believes that there is more than just a patch of grass and a marker over our heads when we die, and that when we die it is not an end, but a new beginning.

Considine has also said,[4]

As a religious demonologist, I often see people at rock bottom - terrified, desperate... The most rewarding part of my job is helping them put their lives back together. I see the trauma they go through, and I help them to fight back, using their faith. I hate seeing people victimized by the demonic, but it's incredibly gratifying to watch them come back, more faithful and stronger than they've ever been before.

Considine attributes his success in his field to his strong faith in God and the support of his family and investigative team members.

Media[edit]

He has been a guest for many media agencies for his expertise including CNN, BBC, New Dominion Pictures, Paramount Pictures The Devil Inside, Gold Circle Productions A Haunting In New York (2014), Stone House Productions The Demonologists and has appeared in numerous documentaries including Jane Goldman Investigates Poltergeists, Discovery Channel's documentary TV series A Haunting [5] episodes "Hell House", "The Diabolical", "The Presence", "Marked By Evil" and the History Channel's MysteryQuest[6][7]

Considine also claims to have been a consultant for many well known authors including John Kachuba (Ghost Hunters), William H. Kennedy (Satanic Crimes), Jeff Messenger (The Shroud of Torrington), Cheri Ravai (Haunted New York City) among others. He has had his work written about in Maxim magazine, and many online publications such as Money Magazine, Something Cool in Canada, The Online Dictionary of Psychiatry, The Examiner, The One Matrix, Paranormal UnderGround Magazine. He has been a featured guest on many talk radio programs including Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, The 'X' Zone with Rob McConnell, The Jerry Pippin Show, Sphinx Radio, The Alan Eisenberg Show, Dr. Stanley Monteith's Radio Liberty, Tuesday After Twilight, Darkness Radio, The Reign, Phase 3 Paranormal Radio, Paranormal Underground, Fate Magazine Radio and Para X Radio and is currently the producer and host of This Week In Paranormal History and the co-host of the Grand Dark Conspiracy radio program's Darkest Hours on 1270 WQTT every Friday night from 2 AM - 4 AM EST.

Along with working with the media, he frequently lectures on college campuses, holds workshops and teaches other paranormal research groups who are interested in these fields of research. He is currently involved with multiple feature film and documentary projects and is in the process of co-writing a book which will highlight cases Phantasm Psychic Research has been involved with over the years.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guests". Coast to Coast AM. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  2. ^ Ghosthunters: On the Trail of Mediums, Dowsers, Spirit Seekers, and Other Investigators of America's Paranormal World by John Kachuba Career Press, 2007 Pages 69 thru 74 Accessed via Google Books October 14, 2013
  3. ^ "Ghost Hunters & Paranormal". College Power Performers. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  4. ^ "dave". Phantasmpsiresearch.com. 2004-10-29. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  5. ^ A Haunting: character of Dave Considine appearance list from IMDB.com Accessed October 14, 2013
  6. ^ Dave Considine - Appearances as SELF from IMBD.com Accessed October 14, 2013 Return to the Amityville Horror.
  7. ^ "ahaunting". Phantasmpsiresearch.com. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 

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