Forbes Magazine. The Professor had one called Ghost Radar, which I don't think he ever used. The one on my iPhone was Ghost Hunter M2 and features a sensor sweep, EMF gauge, and, my favorite, EVP analyzer. The latter shows a screen of letters scrolling and occasionally certain ones turn green or yellow or red and finally, presumably at the urging of a ghostly force, a word will emerge. (As I was taking the screen shot of the EVP analyzer, a ghostly presence gave me the word "charge", which I think means I'm supposed to buy a new purse. Just sayin' it's best not to piss off the supernatural.) I'll give my little disclaimer that I'm a skeptical paranormal enthusiast. I do believe there's stuff out there that I can't explain. I don't believe everything I see and hear on the ghost chasing shows. Similarly I don't necessarily believe my little $1.99 app is really my telephone to the spiritual word. Then again, some strange things have happened with that app...
|The ghosts were really hyper|
in this spot.
|I hope this doesn't mean|
there's a flooded laundry
room in my future...
More interesting than the readings on my ghost meter and the feelings I got in the back of my neck were the orbs in the photos, obviously not noticed until we returned home and pulled them up on the computer. I will admit the place was terribly dirty, so dust particles were not an impossibility. However, we found this photo of The Professor particularly interesting, with the orb floating right in front of his face and the other above his head:
We also liked this one of "the alley" showing numerous orbs. My sister converted it to a black and white negative, which shows the little circles more clearly. Incidentally, my sister took a picture about ten minutes earlier of the same area and it showed absolutely nothing.
More information about the Mansfield Reformatory can be found on their website here. Additional photos can be found through my Flickr account here. And did I mention that the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed there? More on that later...
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