Posts made in October, 2011

hAUnted endings

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Auburn News | Comments Off

Twelve hours in the haunted chapel and half as many weeks to mull it over, and I am still in the same place I started. Ghosts. Voices. Hauntings. People we think died years ago in physical proximity to us now. How is all of this real? Is it even real, at all? Maybe this is a scientific frontier on the brink of busting through as an established science. The Alabama Paranormal Research Team wholeheartedly believes in the paranormal, and the evidence bolsters a convincing argument. These unexplained voices and slamming doors lure me into the court of the believers, but my rational side tells me...

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hAUnted 2:30 a.m.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in Auburn News | Comments Off

It has only been a hour since the paranormal research team left and I can tell the three of us don’t want to fall asleep. I can’t stop thinking about the voices from tonight’s EVP recordings. I am confused and don’t have a reason to believe theses voices aren’t real. Hiding in a sleeping bag has never felt so protective. Maybe if I close my eyes the next time they open will be from the morning sunshine. I am ready to go home now.  

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hAUnted 12:00 a.m.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Auburn News | Comments Off

I am still shaken up from the bathroom door slamming by itself and I think John Mark is too. Whenever I hear a noise in this chapel, I jump out of pure reaction. This is not how I felt at the beginning of the night. The other paranormal researchers are taking more infrared pictures of the chapel and packing up some of their equipment. I think the night is starting to slow down. As I look around the chapel, my thoughts keep venturing to the idea that there may actually be ghosts in here right now. I am distracted and haven’t even noticed the rest of the group huddled around the computer...

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hAUnted 11:17 p.m.

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Auburn News | Comments Off

The EVP session is just about finished. I still don’t know what to think of the knocks and creaks we just heard. Things are starting to become a bit more mysterious and unexplainable. One of the paranormal experts, John Mark, has just asked me to come walk around the building to see if there is any activity outside. Can ghosts even go outside? It is much colder out here than in the chapel and nothing seems to be picking up on the EMF detector, but for some reason I have a strange feeling we’re about to find something. John Mark is ahead of me, and we are approaching the front...

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hAUnted 10:30 p.m.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Auburn News | 3 comments

Holding their equipment more closely, I notice that these objects are more familiar than I thought. Their voice recorder is the same model as mine and they have an EMF (electromagnetic field) detector that models something from my childhood science classes. I am walking around the open area with a remote control in my hand and I feel ridiculously unaware of what is supposed to happen. At this point the room is starting to feel creepy. The rest of the group is congregating around the front of the chapel setting up recorders for an EVP session. I overhear one of the Paranormal Research members...

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