Murder/suicide of paranormal research team (UPDATED)

The real story here has nothing to do with their profession but the very REAL threat of domestic violence and that Debbie and another innocent victim perished.

News brief:

Shockwaves are rippling through the paranormal community as news breaks out of Nevada of today’s murder/suicide involving Mark and Debbie Constantino and a third victim.

The Constantinos are well known for their work with EVPs and have been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.”

Source: Paranormal Pop Culture: Tragedy Strikes the Paranormal Community

Debbie Constantino

Debbie Constantino

Mark Constantino killed his estranged wife, Debbie, and then killed himself. The third victim was Debbie’s roommate at her latest residence. Debbie was previously a victim of domestic violence, a kidnapping attempt and attempted strangulation last month.

Addition: (23-Sept 2015) Sadly, some paranormalists who believe in EVP have called for contact.

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Friends have suggested that there was a problem with “paranormal attachment” or remains of demonic possession (see comments here).

We do not (and SHOULD NOT) have to use extreme excuses, but if such is your world-view, then you will attempt to explain the tragedy in that way.

Addition: This just gets more awful.

Washoe District Court records show Debby Constantino obtained a restraining order that was served on her estranged husband last week, and the two were scheduled to appear in court in December regarding their pending divorce.

Source: Reality show’s ghost-hunting pair found dead after standoff

UPDATE: 24-Sept 2015 News has hit mainstream and the media has realized who they were and the history of domestic violence – from BOTH of them.

Mark and Debby Constantino had charming eccentricities — and personal demons.

Source: How real-life horror visited ‘rock star’ ghost hunters, dead in alleged murder-suicide – The Washington Post

Also, the response by the paranormal community to Steve Huff (see image above) has been harsh.

[Huff] claims that he is a “researcher” and that justifies performing an EVP experiment so soon. I’d argue with that, foremost because I don’t see any validity in EVP, but also, just because you are conducting “research” doesn’t mean that you have to post about on Facebook! His third justification is that contact with becomes harder the longer one waits after death (I’d say any time AFTER death, you’ve waited too long). Any evidence of this statement Steve?

Source: Skeptic’s Boot: The Rational Paranormal: Counting the cost.

  8 comments for “Murder/suicide of paranormal research team (UPDATED)

  1. September 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Wow. I really hope that no one in the future (I am thinking the Ghost Adventures people) uses this to try to “contact” these people. I wouldn’t be surprised but it would be in extremely poor taste.

    These 2 “researchers” would take ordinary background noises from tape recordings and mess around with them to convince people there were “spirits” speaking on them. It was really sad, in a way, how much effort they went to in order to (I guess) make a living doing this.

    It’s tragic when anyone commits suicide/murder, of course, no matter who they are.

  2. Jenny
    September 22, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Rest in peace Debby and Mark. We shall miss you.

  3. AL BABY
    September 22, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    I’m sorry but I disagree with you, I believe Debbie would want them to. She was very interested and into ghost hunting and I think she would appreciate it if they did try to contact her. Maybe wait a little while but I sincerely think she would be upset if they didn’t. I don’t think it would be in bad taste at all or she would not have been into the paranormal herself.

    I would like to express my sincerest condolences to her family, and to the family of her room mate as well.

  4. One Eyed Jack
    September 22, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    Sounds like a love triangle murder suicide.

  5. September 22, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Let’s not speculate. I added to the post, there was a history of abuse here. That’s the real story.

  6. September 22, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    This post is generating a huge influx of visitor who were fans of the Constantinos. As this is a science-based site, we can’t find value to EVP use in research so I will limit discussion on that. But that’s not the point. I am passing this tragic news on because they were well-known and this came as a huge shock to the paranormal community.

    I am hearing inklings of mentions regarding contact and demon possession and the like. I simply do not want to address that stuff here. I will post any follow up articles of value.

    For all commenters, this is NOT the place for condolences. Thanks for visiting.

  7. Jackie
    September 22, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    I agree that Debbie was a foremost expert on EVP and would appreciate those in the paranormal world attempting to give her the opportunity to speak. There is nothing disrespectful about this.

  8. September 22, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Sorry, going to shut down comments since it will be too much to moderate.

    The story as it stands now speaks for itself. If anyone has any important info to add, please email. Thanks.

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