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Offline PPI Brian

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I keep running across links to stories about regional paranormal groups conducting investigations, and thought it would make a cool thread. Post any links to stories about paranormal groups in the news here:

Here's a link from Ozarksfirst.com:
http://ozarksfirst.com/content/fulltext/?cid=12332
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Here's a link to a New York Times article about Hany Farid on Photo Manipulation; Proving that seeing isn't always believing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/02/science/02conv.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&oref=slogin
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Ghost Hunting Is Becoming A Popular Interest

Here is an article from Salem Oregon:
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/october062007/ghost_hunting_10607.php
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Here's a video clip from NorthWest Pacific Paranormal Research Society:

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Just weeks after being named America?s top ghost hunter ? along with her husband Ed who died in August 2006 ? Lorraine Warren is facing a major lawsuit. It concerns the reprinting of The Devil in Connecticut by Gerald Brittle, about an alleged case of ?demonic possession?.

Here's a link to the story:
http://www.paranormalreview.com/News/tabid/59/newsid368/123/Devil-returns-to-haunt-demonic-authors/Default.aspx
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The Ghost Gathering paranormal research group of Wantage, NJ, investigates the strange occurrences at the Munson Homestead in Franklin, NJ, which once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. What are the spooky happenings that have brought the investigators to the Munson Homestead?

Click this link to read the article:
http://www.strausnews.com/articles/2007/10/26/advertiser_news/news/4.txt
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Anyone catch this article about mind tricks in Newsweek?

http://www.newsweek.com/id/62337
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Here's an Article from the Whittier Daily News regarding a the Pasadena Paranormal Research Society's investigation of the Pasadena Theatre:

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7371080
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Anyone catch this article about mind tricks in Newsweek?

http://www.newsweek.com/id/62337

Excellent article. Thank you for sharing that with us.

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Brian Miller
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The East Valley Paranormal Society recently investigated the old Gila County Jail. Click the link below to read about their investigation:

http://www.silverbelt.com/articles/2007/11/21/lifestyles/life01.txt
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right on dudes you guys rule

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Here's an article about a recent investigation of the Ley Pub in Lancashire, UK...

http://www.lep.co.uk/weird/Ghost-hunters-uncover-old-murder.3549659.jp
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Here's an article from the Times of India. The title is compelling, and the subject of the article is interesting: Haunted House Stumps Rationalists

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Kolkata/%20Haunted_house_stumps_rationalists/articleshow/2602627.cms

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This one might interest you, Jen!

A New Jersey paranormal investigator is trying to capture evidence of a haunting in the Bernardsville Library.
http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071219/NEWS/71219004
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Hey my little forum hog. LOL. I love this stuff.

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Hey my little forum hog. LOL. I love this stuff.

You're welcome, Ellie. Just trying to do my share to keep the boards going.  ;D Also, I enjoy sharing this stuff with everyone.
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interesting.. dont know that id play with a ouija board on an investigation though
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interesting.. dont know that id play with a ouija board on an investigation though

Yeah, the Ouija board speaks volumes about their investigative technique (or lack thereof).  ;D Totally metaphysical and non-scientific, and totally contrary to my own personal beliefs about paranormal investigation. 
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Here's a recent article about a fellow TAPS Family group called Louisiana Spirits:

http://www.iberianet.com/articles/2008/01/08/news/doc478267dcbb74f062921068.txt
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The SacBee recently ran an article about API's investigation of the Saint George Hotel in Volcano, CA. This will be the site of "Ghost Rush" paranormal conference where our very own Dave Walters and Britt Griffith will be featured speakers:

http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/651344.html
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SacBee? Booooo, hiiiiiiissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!  >:(
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Ok, sorry to hear that. Sometimes the SacBee can be a little too political for some people's tastes. So here's an article from The Daily Iberian about a recent investigation conducted by Louisiana Spirits. This one's entitled No Explanation: Ghost Hunters Hear Voice On Tape.

http://www.iberianet.com/articles/2008/01/24/news/doc4798d8e184433059639791.txt

Oh yeah, be sure to check out the comments from readers of this online article.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2008, 12:47:16 AM by PPI Brian M »
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The New England based Enfield Paranormal Society claims to have proof that the Cohassat, MA Town Hall is haunted. There is a link to their DVR footage that shows a door slowly close apparently of its own accord. Here's the link to Boston's Channel 7 news:  http://www3.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO72507/

Thoughts anyone?
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It took me a bit to figure out exactly what it was I was watching.  It looks like a video of the video. Not great quality. 

Anyway, often doors like that in commercial buildings are on those big heavy duty hinges that you can prop open at the top.  Depending how much slack you have in the hinge depends on how fast it closes and how long it takes to close.  To me it just looks like a regular occurrence.  Abet a delayed one, but I doubt it was paranormal.  Too bad the film isn't any better.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2008, 11:05:07 AM by PPI Tracy »

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Agreed. They should have offered the TV station the footage from their surveillance camera instead of just a video of their LCD monitor.  :)
« Last Edit: February 06, 2008, 04:38:59 PM by PPI Brian M »
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Next time, they might want to check to make sure things are ship shape before it is seen on television and or the internet.

I have two words for those guys....SPELL CHECK!

Kind of hard to take an organization seriously, if what they release to the media makes its way into the newspapers and onto the internet with typos everywhere.   :-\

Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine.  I think I will be "closeing" for now.  ::)
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Ah yes, another offering for this thread; Here's an article from Jackson County, Florida regarding a group of ghost hunters investigating a local historical site:

http://www.jcfloridan.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JCF/MGArticle/JCF_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173354657450&path=!news
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