This isn't altogether strange -- the second floor does serve as a work space and storage -- except that it continues to happen when Junewick is the only person in the building. Well, the only person alive anyway.
"I try not to think about it when I'm here," she said. "Otherwise it creeps me out."
Reports of potential paranormal activity led
The group is led by lifelong friends and
"I believe in ghosts. They're out there," Tracey said.
Tracey said he saw the ghost, or spirit, of his father when he was 16 and visiting his father's grave in a cemetery. He said he saw him "as clear as day" wearing the same clothes he was buried in for a brief moment. Ever since he's been obsessed with finding out more about the paranormal.
Smith said his childhood home in
"I can spend days telling you stories about that," he said. "That's what got me into it."
Since officially forming the group at the end of last year, the pair have investigated a series of historical sites: the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum, the
Their most recent stop is the
After more than four hours of investigative work, which includes shutting off all lights and attempting to communicate with spirits through a myriad of devices, the results are inconclusive -- the team needs at least two weeks to review all of the audio and video they record.
Tracey is sure of one thing, however: Something is going on at the museum.
During the night, the team reported a series of unexplained phenomena, and one investigator,
The team also thinks one or more spirits were attempting to communicate with them using some of the devices they brought, such as an Ovilus and a Spirit Box, two tools they say are staples for paranormal investigators. According to the team, both devices use electromagnetic energy, which they believe spirits can use to create vocal sounds or messages.
And while Tracey and
That's why Smith said they take a more skeptical approach than others might take.
"When in doubt, throw it out," Smith said. "Your brain is trained to make sense of our nonsense, so we know we are going to hear something if we are looking for something. We want the stuff that is clear cut, there is no mystery to it. ... That's hard to get, but that's what we are going for, that solid proof."
In addition to producing videos on their investigations, the group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, also supports the historical societies and owners of other sites it investigates through donations and holding what they call ghost tours, a nighttime event that allows the public to participate in an investigation.
Tracey said the tours raise hundreds of dollars for the host group and is a way of saying thank-you for allowing access to the sites.
Smith said the group does not fake any of their content found on their Facebook page, and their goal isn't to convince people who don't believe.
"We are not trying to convince anyone else," Smith said. "Love it, hate it, think it's stupid, whatever. This is what we do as a hobby, and we're putting it out there for people to enjoy."
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