RISEUP often works with, consults and shares information with a great many groups and individuals who
share our passion for research, discovery and pursuit of answers regarding strange and unexplained
phenomena. Here are links to many of those who we are proud to call our friends and colleagues.
The TAPS Home Team is the official RI Home team for the Atlantic Paranormal Society. We are dedicated to
the investigation of the paranormal, but more importantly to helping those experiencing paranormal activity.
To investigate the paranormal and help those in our community that are experiencing paranormal activity
The TAPS Home Team is made up of members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society that carry out non-TV
and pre-TV production investigations throughout New England.
Andrea Perron is the eldest daughter of Roger & Carolyn Perron. She has four sisters: Nancy, Christine,
Cynthia and April. Her birth date: October 10, 1958…the only one of five siblings to be born in Rhode Island.
In June of 1970 they found a glorious farm, then her parents moved mountains to buy what was known as
the old Arnold Estate; two-hundred acres of land with a big barn and a farmhouse; plenty of space to spread
out and explore Nature. It was the perfect place to raise a family, according to the owner, though he failed to
disclose a crucial element of the experience he endured as an occupant. The day they moved in, he told
Roger: “…leave the lights on at night.” A rather cryptic message. Thus began an incredible odyssey; a
supernatural excursion through dimensions of time and space as the history of its characters from the ages
began to reveal themselves to seven mortals who could not conceive of and never anticipated such events
transpiring in our lives.
For almost a decade her family lived among the dead. There we came to understand that we are not alone
and there is something beyond mortal existence.
In 2007 she began writing the manuscript which has now evolved into the trilogy “House of Darkness
House of Light” and relocated (again) to Georgia to be with her family while embarking on such a major
project involving all of them as well. It has proved to be quite an excursion in its own right, spawning some
nightmares while exhuming our memories of the dead. Often painful, it has been a healing process as well, as
each revisited a past impacting our present, clearly mapping the future of a family. There was no escaping
unscathed, though they thought they had successfully done so at the time. This is a story whose time has
come. Many have spoken or written about fragments of the story for decades. Now is the time to tell the whole
truth about what happened in a house alive with death as they lived an illuminating decade of life. It is a tale
worth telling because it is true. Time has come because we are ready to disclose our secrets and the world is
ready to receive them.
The book went on to become the basis for the wildly successful movie, "The Conjuring".
Tiffany Rice is a Spirit Medium and Reiki Master. Growing up she always had a sense of "knowing". Tiffany
started to hone in on my abilities and identify what she was actually being told through her minds eye by using
RISEUP's Christopher Rondina is the author of Ghosts of New England, Vampires of New England and Ghost
Ships of New England. He was a script consultant on the PBS documentary Ghost and Vampire Legends of
Rhode Island, which was nominated for regional Emmy. His research on New England's haunted history has
been featured on television, on radio and in print for many years, including programs for the Discovery Network
and the Travel Channel.
John Zaffis has over forty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the
opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This sent John beyond looking
for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This led into John's involvement
with cases of possession and exorcism, which gave him the opportunity to work with prominent exorcists in
this field, including Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. John has assisted and
worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Father Malachi Martin, and the Reverend Jun.
His research has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, England and Scotland covering several
thousands of cases. Through hands on investigating with other investigators and clergy, he has obtained a
great deal of knowledge and understanding of the paranormal and is considered one of the foremost
authorities in the field today.
The Ghost Club is the oldest organization in the world associated with psychical research. It was founded in
1862 but has its roots in Cambridge University where, in 1855, fellows at Trinity College began to discuss
ghosts and psychic phenomena.
ASSAP is a scientifically-orientated educational and research charity and learned society dedicated to a better
understanding of anomalous phenomena. As well as education, we carry out investigations and research.
Anomalous phenomena divide broadly into four areas: psychic phenomena (ghosts, telepathy, mediumship,
etc.), Fortean phenomena (cryptozoology, fish falling from the sky, etc.), Earth Mysteries (leys,
archaeoastronomy, etc.) and UFOs.
The purpose of this Society shall be the “gathering and preserving early and present day historical materials
relating to the western area of Rhode Island; providing for the accessibility of such materials as far as may be
feasible to teachers, school pupils and the public cooperating with churches, granges, patriotic organizations
and schools, and promoting the social and cultural life of the area.”