1976 - 2004
He was a brother, a friend, and a colleague to some of us. He was fellow investigator who could make us laugh with his eccentricities. He will be missed dearly. I was hoping that he would beat this and get with the program. But he was too deep into the darker seas of his own madness. Unfortunately there was no lighthouse for him or flares to signal for help. The torrid waters that were his mind were not merciful and the vessel that was his earthy constitution was not willing change course. He recognized that his mind was degenerating and rather then to die from the complications of the medication. He chose to die of his own volition and made that conscious decision. However brave this may sound, one can only imagine the pain that he felt and the loneliness. His soul; one can only speculate where it will go but that is irrelevant. Where he's gone and where he's going are two different things.
Let us begin with a few memories of his highlights. I am going to reminisce about his comical aspects. I remember when Robert, Stephen, and I went to McCoys and gallivanting about in his pimp hat and little stuffed rooster. Keep in mind that he was 290lbs and 6'2" running around saying, "I'm such a bad ass with my cock in my hand and my pimp hat on and the cops can't do shit about it. Playing around with it and throwing it in the air and slapping strangers with it. We all participated. I bounced the pimp hat up and down on my crotch. Steve and I played keep away. Robert even got Tonna (our favorite waitress) to play along.
Robert loved Martial Arts, Qigong, healing arts, going out socializing, rap music, and girls. He loved to exclaim strike down ni**a, ni**a be cool, and everything form Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and ICP. He loved the Jugalo's and most of all, his friends.
Robert we will miss you and hope to catch you on the EVP or in our pictures maybe in your death you can finally find your voice and we can finally help you I myself am sorry that you're gone. And whatever I said or did in the past I hope that you can forgive us here at AAPI and myself.
American Association of Paranormal Investigators