For a school film project I started talking to people who have experienced paranormal veil crossing, as well as those who are more agnostic about the subject. I recorded first-hand stories and later reached out to a local group, Metro Paranormal Investigations, to chat about some of their experiences as well.
Then they offered to host a night of investigations at Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit and I about squealed with joy (but hopefully sounded SO cool about it with Wayne). So, despite hours of work interviewing people about private homes and all things ookey, I traded in my second-hand first-hand stories for an adventure of my own. Some of my classmates heard about it and asked to help out, so, off we went!
We learned that it's not just ghosts and goblins, but science. We went through some EVPs with them, heard their tales on the very specific places we were going to be working in for the night, learned about their techniques and processes, and then finally, once those are broken down, we rule if it's an actual haunted location. In which Fort Wayne is.
I have since come back here a number of times, and have had encounters that I still look back on with smiles- Hi Tom! I've learned to ask ghosts not to follow me home, but to keep in touch, and made some (actual human) pals. All of that will be in future posts.
Without further ado, my doc:
Shout out to MPI: Jo, Wayne and Chris, to my team: Kyle, Carolyn, Kyle, Melanie and a double shout out to Megg who spent the whole night with her eyes closed and curled in a ball.
For more information on MPI click here, for more on Historic Fort Wayne (which is now a State park) click here.
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