Don Philips

Biography

 

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Don was introduced to the paranormal at a young age and has been heavily involved in the subject (in one form or another) for most of his life. Born into a military family on the Rock of Gibraltar, his father was an officer who was to become the governor of the island but he declined the position. At around seven years of age, after his family had returned to the UK and it was here Don had his first experience, which he describes as a visitation that occurred over several nights, it was an experience that left him with an astonishing legacy.
Soon after this he began to hear voices whispering around him, he could feel the presence of spirits and found he had little difficulty entering into communication with them. This is something that for many years he chose not to share, even with his immediate family. He continued with his education, left school and gained employment, but later returned to further education and earned qualifications in accounting. He later moved into IT and electronics and became a Microsoft certified technician. For several years Don ran his own business as an IT consultant, securing contracts from companies for the maintenance of their IT systems and infrastructures. Throughout this period he maintained communication with the spirits and this has continued to the present day.
Over time he became more and more frustrated with society’s reluctance to accept that spirits are real and part of our everyday world. He also became increasingly disillusioned by the media who, while willing to accept various phenomena, would simultaneously ridicule those making the reports. Don has no doubt of the existence of spirits; and over the years he has formed relationships with many of them, something that continues to the present day. The most prominent of these is Becky Michaels, a lady said to have passed over in 1995. It's also worth mentioning that Becky has now been heard by many people and Don's communications with her are well known and documented.
Working privately for some time and having conducted hundreds of investigations and assisting many people in the process, it wasn't until 2011 that Don made a conscious decision to step into the public arena claiming the afterlife and spirits are real. Not only that, but he also communicated with them on a daily basis. Of course this has not gone down well with everyone, however Don has defended his position and remained defiant stating, "It was true and not the result of a belief structure". However, Don's statements (and evidence) have not been well received by everyone and this has resulted in many harsh comments being directed at him, but regardless he still stands by his claims.
Soon after going public, Don formed an investigative body and recruited his team members. Unlike other organizations, the priorities concentrated on helping people who believed they were experiencing the effects of paranormal activity, rather than evidence gathering alone. An organisation that people could turn to for help, guidance and support and where their claims would be taken seriously without ridicule. Don has since covered many thousands of miles offering  help and assistance entirely free of charge for his time. Genuine phenomena taking place in a home can have a truly devastating affect on the lives of those who live with it.

 

ScreenHunter_148 May. 21 23.50Don has attracted a large following over the years and has appeared on various TV shows and also radio. Some of Don’s cases can be found on his 'You Tube' channels.
For many years Don has also been involved in video production, which began in 1995 with his first production service called ‘Treasured Moments’. Don now owns 'TVS Productions' and has since produced TV pilot shows for American Television. As well as being involved with broadcast productions with ITV and Channel 4 and E4, he is often been approached as a consultant on other projects. Xtreme Hauntings is yet another new series currently in the pre-planning/production stage and scheduled for 2016/2017. It was in October of 2014 that Don teamed up with parapsychologist Steve Mera, Don's reasoning was two-fold, he realised the only way his work would be taken seriously was if it was subject to analysis. Steve Mera is the founder of (S.E.P) ‘The Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology’, and has spent 32years as an investigative researcher researcher and journalist in the field of the paranormal. This has earned him the reputation of being a hardliner who, over the years, has debunked many spurious claims. This is exactly what Don required, an unbiased and critical opinion from someone who would judge everything based entirely on its merits, analysis and evidence, an academic who would leave no stone unturned in an effort to uncover the truth.
Having at first declined his offer to join him in the ‘Phenomena Project’, Steve eventually agreed to meet up and accompany Don on an investigation. It was not until then that Steve realised there was something different occurring which was unlike he had experienced before, and the first meeting left Steve quite perplexed by what he had witnessed. It would seem for the most part that Don was receiving direct, clear vocal responses from ‘spirit’ to his questions; although at that time Steve was unwilling time to attribute the source.
It was at this point 'Phenomena Project' was born and the rest is history.