Peter Ghrist, the school resource officer for Griffith High School, has led the Griffith High School Paranormal Society since its inception in 2013. Since then the group has done more than 50 investigations in places renowned for their paranormal activity.
Lake of the Red Cedars Museum, Franklin School, Old Lake County Jail, Buckley Homestead, Old Lake County Courthouse, Redar Road, Gypsy’s Graveyard, Inn at Aberdeen, the 1859 Wolcott House and more are among the group’s regular haunts.
It started out with 50 members five years ago and now averages up to 100 members every year. The group is open to those age 15 and older.
Peter Bebergal joins us on this episode to discuss his new book ‘Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural‘ and explore the psychological and spiritual dimensions of technology.
Along the way we discuss Bebergal’s quest to create a Golem and an automaton, before investigating the world of EVPs, spirit photography and hacking the human consciousness
Then in our Plus+ extension Aaron investigates the modern folklore of Hawaii and we discuss the strange phenomenon witnessed on a Japanese sugar plantation.
Michael Carroll, who purchased the home from his mother in the 1980s, said a psychic and “a person close to the situation” told the family their father’s remains were somewhere in the basement of the house, which he said was built in 1925. He declined to identify both parties.
One of his sisters arranged for a team of paranormal investigators to visit the home in June, Michael Carroll added, and they told him they detected an “energy” in the three-bedroom home when they returned this week to share their findings. He said he is skeptical about paranormal phenomena, but claimed odd things have occurred in the house: A visitor once told him he had seen the shadow of a man in the home, and he said lights have been mysteriously turned on.