An Introduction to Potter from PRS
February 23rd, 2021
For those who don’t know me, my name is Potter. I wasn’t always called by that name, but it’s the name I’m called in the paranormal community, well specifically when I became a part of PRS. As Doctor Evil so famously said, ‘the details of my life, are quite inconsequential.” But, it’s probably best I start at the beginning.
I arrived on the planet as an infant in Tampa, Florida. My grandfather was a minister for a Methodist church in a small town called Quincy. So my relationship with God has always been at the forefront of my life. I think back to how teachers probably thought I was weird in the playground while other kids were playing on the monkey bars and I’d be talking to the sky asking God things like, ‘where are the strings? Where are the puppet strings, how do you control us?’
When I was six we moved into a home that grew very dark at times. As a kid who grew up and left for college from that home I just thought things that happened to me as a kid were happening in everyone’s home. As time passed, things were harder to explain, but never did I ever explore the paranormal.
I left Florida for Long Island where I attended a private music college and graduated with a Bachelors of Music degree. I caught a break and got a job working for a famous music publisher/producer, then to Wall Street as a web designer, then to AOL/TimeWarner. It was towards the end of my stay there when I stumbled upon “Ghost Hunters” and “Paranormal State.”
As I watched these shows I began to see eerie parallels with my childhood home and these stories. It was literally when I heard Buell mention shadow people that my life changed. And it drew me deeper into the paranormal.
Early into living in my childhood home, one night I woke up from a dream and saw a short shadow man dancing on the wall. At first I thought it was me and when I realized it wasn’t I screamed. My brother was in the other bed and he told it to go away (in his sleep). It jumped into the closet. My parents ran down the hall to our room. I remember my Mama holding me and telling me it was ok and my Daddy went outside and looked around the house, but nothing and no one was found.
So getting back to why I shared this story. When my Mama told me I was dreaming I believed it for decades and buried it until I heard Buell literally say the words, “shadow people”. How could I have been asleep if I screamed, saw the shadow jump in the closet because I never went back to sleep? After that I began to remember all kinds of things. #executeorder66
Well, this was a little intro to me. It was a long way from there to Co-Director of PRS. I hope you’ll come back and read how I met a lot of you, became life long friends and share my adventures with Buell and the PRS fam!