Spectral stirrings highlight Ghost Walk

A chilly, damp mist hung in the air, creating an aureole around the moon. It was a perfect night for the Paris Museum’s “Ghost walk” led by board member and paranormal hobbyist Michael Flewelling.

Twenty-three hardy souls turned out for the trek to St. James Anglican Cemetery; some serious about detecting signs from the long-departed, other curious to see where Michael would lead them.

He gave participants a quick briefing before leaving the museum, asking everyone to keep an open mind and tread carefully. He explained that he and his mother-in-law Ina would attempt to communicate with the town’s founders, using special paranormal devices.

The graveyard was pitch black, except for the odd flashlight. But it seemed the spirits were stirring. Michael and Ina picked up signs of activity almost immediately. Using their communication devices asked they Hiram Capron, the founder of Paris, if he approved of strangers tromping through the cemetery. He answered with 2 flashes — an emphatic no. Nonetheless he was willing to answer other questions about his identity, lineage and family.

Michael and Ina let participants to use their devices to converse with ancestors buried in the cemetery. People fanned out, looking for particular moments and attempting to communicate with departed family members. Using a night-vision camera, Michael captured the scene:

Intrepid wanderers in the graveyard

Some participants developed a real interest in the paranormal, others weren’t sure. But that didn’t stop the group from heading over to the Arlington Hotel to discuss the experience over drinks and tasty food. The evening was the first joint venture between PMHS and the Arlington.

Carol Goar

Ghost Walk, October 28th, 2017

Just a quick summary of last nights event (I know some of you were in attendance). We had a total of 23 on our walk who braved the chilly night. My mother-in-law Ina assisted with utilizing some of the paranormal equipment. We even had folks who brought their own equipment. We had some spirits out and folks had some very unique experiences. We then had 18 people continue on to the Arlington for some yummy food and drinks. I was very pleased with the turn out and interest of those who attended. Thanks to Marie and Hilary who helped with checking people in.

Here are a few examples of ghost walk experiences…

Marie was able to confirm with a spirit by the name of Susan that she was truly at peace. Then there was a group that had communication from a little boy who was sitting in the tree. He was very playful and in the same location Hilary’s daughter said it sounded as though something exhaled in her ear. Also my mother-in-law Ina snapped a photo of an orb in that same location. The photo was taken with a special full spectrum camera which is why the people are blurred.

Michael Flewelling