The Winnipeg Paranormal Group investigate at the Manitoba Museum (WPG)
Less than a week prior to Halloween, the busiest time of the year for the Winnipeg Paranormal Group (WPG), and still there's time for investigations. Using modern technology and rational thinking, the WPG offers an alternative perspective to phenomenon that exist outside of normal classifications.
The pursuit of ghosts is not always fulfilling. Often there is no clear indicator that anything has actually taken place. But the St. James Museum near the end of Portage Avenue has several buildings that comprise the entirety of the site. One of these buildings, the Brown House, is notoriously haunted. On a cold autumn night the Winnipeg Paranormal Group investigated this site and were able to substantiate the claims of many past visitors. What was clearly caught on audio recordings was the faint sound of a woman crying.
Although only audio recordings from this investigation can be classified as proof, many of the team members had personal experiences. These events that are often very terrifying cannot be used to prove a haunting, as they do not show up in any recordings or instruments. When one of the investigators felt a hand on his shoulder it was certainly real for him, but this does not translate into a confirmation of the paranormal. Personal experiences are exactly that, personal.
The WPG is preparing for a weekend of amusement and mischief at Comicon C4 as well as their very own haunted house fundraiser. The line between farce and fact is always thin when walking the paranormal line, and never is this truer than the final days of October. Comicon C4 in all it's over the top glory fits well in the make believe world of Halloween.
So how can a group that prides itself on using ration and science also fit in well with this holiday? Because hunting ghosts is fun no matter how you attempt it!
Always have a camera ready at hand. Happy hunting!
Alex Ivory, Case Manager
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