Our founder, Reverend Daniel "Nephilim" Moran, born of mixed Celtic and Romany (Gypsy) ancestry, is a lifetime practitioner of the Magical arts and an expert in all fields of religion and spiritual discipline. He holds ordination in several religious organizations, Doctorates in Divinity and Parapsychology, and has lectured on metaphysical subjects at major universities, as well as appearing in numerous television, radio, and print interviews (including the Learning Channel series Weird Worlds with Dweezil Zappa, and several appearances with controversial evangelist Bob Larson), and working as technical advisor for film and video projects dealing with the supernatural in both fact and fiction. His private collection of occult books and artifacts is one of the largest in the world, and he has been a professional paranormal investigator for over 20 years.
Daniel Nephilim is the current Grand Master of the Priory of Sion and the editor-translator of The Nephilim Bible and The Mysteries of the Worm (coming soon). He is also known as a devotee of the life of Giacomo Casanova, is a frequently-seen figure in the Baltimore/Washington area Goth scene, and has worked as a professional musician and DJ. In his spare time, he enjoys classic horror films and astronomy.
Rev. Nephilim is pleased to make Nephilim Investigations available to all!
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age." - HP Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu*****
Sarah "Pixie" Ulmholz is the public relations specialist and event coordinator for Nephilim Investigations. She has had an interest in the paranormal since having had an experience with a ghost as a child:
"I was only about 5 years old, but it sticks out so clearly in my memory, I KNOW I saw her. We used to live in this huge house in upstate New York. It was over 150 years old."
"In the back of the house, on the second story, facing the garden, was this large bay-window like projection. It had a door that led to a staircase to the garden. My younger sister and I were playing in the hallway, near the stairs in front of the cupola when I saw a lady standing there at a desk. She was writing a letter - I can remember hearing her pen scratching on the paper as she wrote - and she was crying. Looking back on it, from what I know now of historical clothing, she was dressed in a mourning costume of around the 1880s (I've made myself a copy of the dress she wore). She looked at us and faded."
Pixie is a practitioner of neo-Pagan Magick and has studied the works of the late Scott Cunningham.She is a big fan of sushi, Gone With The Wind, and the band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
She owns a Colombian boa constrictor named Lilith, and also works in the show-business field. Her good looks and affable personality serve well to off-set Rev. Nephilim's sometimes worrisome stoicism and general broodishness.