I attended a Psychic Forces Workshop last night through the Oakdale Parks and Rec association. I happened to see it on my Active.com “What’s Happening in Your Neighborhood” newsletter and was intrigued. Three members of the Great River Paranormal Exploration Team talked about the history of ghost hunting,Â the definitions of extra-sensory perception, and then showed us theÂ equipment in their investigations. They showed us examples of phenomena they have captured on film or audio during some investigations. With every piece of evidence, they sit and analyze to figure out if its happening can be explained. Faulty wiring, bad pipes, drafts, and even dust flying through the air. They test it all. Some investigations don’t produce anything. Some evidence can be explained, but those that can’t be, well, that’s unexplained as well. Hence, there are no true experts.
Out of eight attendees, I was the only oneÂ who had some psychic/ESPÂ experiences. Some were fans of the ghost tv shows, but some had experiences with what most would call a haunted house. Noises, doors slamming, the feeling you’re not alone. Some were curious, some were looking for answers, some were dragged along by a friend. It was a very interesting lecture, and where it wasn’t a workshop where we tried to hone our psychic powers, I still found it fascinating.
Ghost hunting and paranormal investigators seem to be everywhere. If you are interested in this, I encourage you to search out workshops, lectures, and tours in your area. You never know what is lurking through your local community education/parks and rec associations!