Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Get Your Haunted Times!

The newest issue of Haunted Times magazine is out! Pick up the issue and check out the Paranormal Inc article inside concerning our investigation of the Eldred House in Eldred, Illinois. In addition to getting the skinny on the haunting and history of the location, the article features one of the key pieces of evidence we captured there: A photograph of a full-bodied apparition appearing before our very eyes (and floating three feet off the ground).

The editors of the magazine felt the photograph was the image of one of the long deceased Eldred daughters who passed away on the premises, though we felt the image was more indicative of the spirit of a Native American who is associated with haunting the front yard area of the home, but that's okay. We welcome and respect all knowledgeable opinions!

Since this is good news, I thought this might be a great opportunity to talk about some of the awesome things that will be coming up for Paranormal Inc in the next few months (besides the completion of the movie Ghosts of War).

New investigations. With six new investigations happening in six different states over the summer, there will be plenty to talk about! We have hand-picked these locations for their great history and their high probability for results--we just hope we can continue our success at gathering evidence and providing more information and insight into the haunting of these locations.

New overnights. Now that we've gotten one under our belt (and have an idea of what works and what doesn't) we will be offering a couple new overnights with Paranormal Inc that will be open to the public over the summer. And the best part is: They will be (relatively) inexpensive, they will feature new ghost hunting technology, and they will be in extremely haunted locations! Stay tuned to get updates on these soon.

New articles. Look for more of Paranormal Inc in Haunted Times, as well as several new articles hitting this website in the next few weeks that feature two of our recent investigations: The Lehmann House in St. Louis, Missouri and the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Don't forget you can subscribe to this website by using the links in the sidebar--that way you won't miss out on the limited space for the overnights. Happy Hunting!

Posted by: Rich Newman
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lemp Mansion-Story of a Haunting

Here's a question that I get quite often: "How do you really know when a place is haunted?" Answer: "When it consistently generates paranormal activity that cannot be explained by conventional means, but fits the typical 'haunted profile'." The key word here is 'consistently.' This brings us to the Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri.

Lemp has been called one of the most haunted places in America, if not the world, and has been featured in numerous television programs and books--even if the exact story of the mansion and Lemp family seems to be debatable; there are many alternate stories/histories of the mansion and the Lemp family that have been provided by 'psychics' or 'sensitives,'--which, in my opinion, can immediately be thrown out. Paranormal Inc only deals in facts and proof--and until a 'psychic' is willing to go through the necessary steps to prove to our team that they are, indeed, actually psychic, we will always dismiss them.

Psychic aside, though, many investigators have made their rounds through the Lemp mansion and came back with numerous tales to tell. EVP's, photographs and personal experiences seem to top the list in regard to evidence--another characteristic of Lemp that is pervasive; if you Google the mansion, you will get many photos of paranormal activity in the place--something that is simply not the norm in a haunted location. Investigators sometimes go, well, forever without getting a great photo of a haunting (orbs, dust and moisture aside).

This brings us to our photo (shown above). While scouting the Lemp mansion for a future overnight/investigation, Brandon and I decided to do a quick lap around the house and take a tour of the inside to get a feel of the place. During this trip we snapped a lot of photos. The photo that was taken above was done in the side parking lot of the place. I snapped one photo (actually because I wanted the Lemp logo for a future article), took a step to my left, and then snapped a second photo.

The first photo came out perfectly normal. It's a house with nothing in any window. The second photo, however, gave me the picture shown above. If you look at the top set of windows, the second window from the left now has a light in it. The light was not there literally two seconds before in the first picture. Also--if you look carefully--there appears to be the face of what appears to be a girl around the light. There is even the hint of a white dress/clothing under the face/light. Mind you, that this photo was taken during an extremely short visit to the Lemp mansion in broad daylight--with a cell phone!

Is the Lemp mansion haunted? Hundreds of seasoned investigators say yes. For us at Paranormal Inc, the answer will be gotten soon. Lemp is one of the ten new locations that we will be tackling in 2009. Stay tuned for our investigation results from the infamous Lemp mansion--as well as the Lehmann house in St. Louis, which will be the next location featured by us on this site.

Posted by: Rich Newman
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