Contact: Lori Meads, Educator
Release Date: Immediate
End Date: November 2, 2013
Paranormal Findings at MOA to be Revealed
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Museum of the Albemarle invites you to the Gaither Auditorium on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., to hear Mark Anderson and two members of his team, Chad Chappell and Jennifer Seymour, as they discuss the findings of an on-site investigation into paranormal activity in the new museum facility.
Since the opening of the facility, several patrons have questioned the likelihood of the presence of spirits lingering among the artifacts collected from the Albemarle region. So, late in the evening of September 21, a small group of people, including members of Anderson’s North Carolina Paranormal Researchers, entered the museum with staff to begin a search for evidence of spirits. The group’s adventure was recorded and reported by staff photographers and reporters of the Daily Advance and the Virginian Pilot.
With exit signs as their only light source, Steve Baker and Seymour walked through the reconstructed 1700s Jackson House in the Our Story exhibit. There, a photo taken by Seymour showed a face in a pane-less window of the house. An infrared camera placed on the mantel also showed orbs or balls of light believed to be spirits. The team used digital voice recorders, electromagnetic field recorders, and other equipment of the trade.
Attendees of the program will be able to hear the team’s firsthand experiences and audio from the night as well as video. An attempt will also be made to create an actual test in the auditorium in order for the audience to experience an investigation. Anderson hopes that the audience will catch a glimpse of actual orbs during this demonstration. After the presentation and demonstrations, the team will host a question and answer period.
Anderson grew up in a haunted house in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and has written and published nine books, mostly fictional and children’s. He has a master’s degree in information systems. He founded the North Carolina Paranormal Researchers group about two years ago. They have investigated several houses and buildings in the area including the Camden County jail. Anderson is currently an IT teacher at West Johnston High School in Johnston County.
You may view his website at ncparanormalresearch.com/index.htm.