"We worked with DC Metro Ghost Watchers on our annual Ghost Hunt. They were very professional
and knowledgeable. They brought far more to the investigation than we ever expected. I hope to work with them in the future
on anything paranormal that we conduct! They were fantastic!"
- Linda West, WFRE 99.9 FM
"As someone who works only in absolutes, I was a little skeptical. When I started
to see that the knobs on my gas stove were turning on by themselves, I figured it was time to look outside "the box".
These guys were absolute professionals! Forget Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stanz, and Dr. Egon Spengler screaming
up to your front door with the Ecto-1. Those guys, aside from being fictional, are amateurs. These guys are the
real deal. Very discreet with your privacy a priority!"
---Navy Intel Specialist, Alexandria VA
Al, Michael, Alvin and Lynn,
"You guys are awesome. I have trouble putting into words how happy
it makes me feel knowing I am alone in my room and in control once and for all. I have more energy than ever, because I can
finally go to sleep normally. I can comfortably walk in my own house for the first time since we have moved here. I don't
know what I would have done without you all. I thank you very much!"
"Courteous, Professional, Knowledgeable
These are just three of the many words I can use to describe DCMAG…"
S.W. , Maryland
"For two months, beginning the night before Thanksgiving 2004,
my 13-year-old son lived in terror inside our house, particularly within his bedroom: unexplained physical touchings;
a partial black apparition; a feeling of physical tension that was so intense, he wouldn't go into his room. We
tried switching his bedroom with the one next to his -- things only got worse. Two weeks before Christmas, my husband
and I moved him into our bedroom on a mattress on the floor, and there he spent his nights. Sleep was elusive for all
of us, however, as, even in our room, he was still not entirely free from the episodes he was experiencing. And
as episodes began to occur in other rooms of the house, during both the day and night, our individual
schedules began to revolve around making sure someone was always at home when my son was at home. In January, now thoroughly sleep deprived and at wit's end, I did some research on the internet and came across
the DCMAG site. I immediately sent off an email and Lynn O'Connell quickly responded to my inquiry.
Eternal thanks to Al, Michael, Alvin, and Lynn. Their
rapid response in trying to help us arrive at an answer was one of compassion, concern, friendliness, discretion,
and above all, professionalism. We were all comforted by their willingness to work with us, particularly my son.
It only took an initial visit and one follow-up session for Al and his team
to arrive at what they believed to be the problem: we were unsuspecting owners of a haunted object -- an antique reproduction
of a child's wooden toy horse on wheels that I had won at an auction many years ago and had recently moved to the
top shelf of the bedroom closet for storage. There were also other toy reproductions on the shelf, but I am
the original owner of those; only the horse's history was unique -- it belonged to someone else before me, it's history
unknown. To watch Al hone in on this particular object in my son's closet knowing that he had no idea that
it's history was different from the others made a believer out of me. The horse is now in the caring
hands of Michael -- to whom we gladly turned it over -- and we are pleased to report that the incidents my son was experiencing
have stopped. To say that the old adage "buyer beware" has taken on new meaning in our house is an understatement!
Given that my husband felt the only solution to rid our son of his terror was
to move, "thank you" just doesn't seem to be enough for "returning" our house to us. So, thank you, thank you, thank
you, a million-fold! We can't recommend DCMAG enough. Personally and professionally, Al, Michael, Alvin,
and Lynn, you are the best! "
S.P.F. (Northern Virginia)
"I was very impressed with the professionalism of the investigators.
They had done their research before the investigation and were able to separate historical fact from fiction. It is obvious
that they take what they do very seriously and that they are objective in their evaluation of the evidence and not swayed
by past legends."
Curator, Carlyle House
"My wife and I are both professionals.
Sandy is a Registered Nurse specializing in Critical Care. I am retired from the U.S. Army and now work for the federal govt.
Needless to say we did not know whom to turn to when "strange" events started occurring at home.
After several months we discussed looking for
someone to help us. I found DCMAG on the web and sent Al e-mail. After corresponding with me we spoke on the phone. I hoped
these people could help.
Upon arrival at our home they were all very pleasant,
well versed, talented and discreet. "Yes, we did have visions of the Ghost Buster ambulance screaming into the driveway."
They began discovering what our "problems" were and started the process of helping us to deal with them.
Through their assistance we have recovered some
of the items our "friends" had taken. We also have a better understanding of what and who are permanent guests in our home.
These are a great group of people. Committed
to what they are doing and performing a valuable service. "
Bruce & Sandy,
“The whole family was really pleased with the investigation. We understand
more about what is going on and how to work with the situation. I don’t have enough thanks to give you and the group.
We are feeling better and when we hear something we are not that much scared, like we were before…..Thank you very
much for everything.”
Kirstis, Southern Maryland
"It is always a thrill and an honor to be invited to assist Al and his DCMAG team of ghost
hunters. They're extremely professional, knowledgeable, very friendly, and
always in great spirits!"
-Norm Gagnon, DCMAG trustee