By JIM MISUNAS
ST. JOHN — The Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library will host special guests at 7 p.m. Wednesday after ending its adult summer reading program, “Escape the Ordinary.”
Old School Paranormal, a group from Hays that investigates possible paranormal locations, will explain the process for selecting locations and conducting investigations. They will summarize their most interesting findings Aug. 5 at the library.
Christie Snyder, St. John USD 350 librarian, said she found the group after checking online for paranormal programs.
“They have not done a public program, but they are excited to talk about what they do,” Snyder said. “They are skeptics. They have no explanation to what happens.”
Snyder said she has been told that St. John’s library has reported instances where books have dropped from a shelve for no reason.
“It’s been told that it’s Mrs. Goodland dropping books,” she said. “Bring a open mind and join your friends at Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library for what promises to an interesting evening.”
Old School Paranormal is a team of five friends that seek to research the unexplained. Their website is http://www.oldschoolparanormal.com/
They have a true passion to find a reasonable explanation for something that may seem paranormal. Based out of western Kansas, but serving all of Kansas and beyond, the team conducts private investigations into the paranormal in a professional and scientific manner.
During their investigations, they seek genuine and tangible evidence and are careful about the presentation of this evidence — ensuring that it is legitimate, researched and analyzed before being presented to the property owner.
Sometimes, Old School Paranormal discovers no unexplained noises or visions. But the group has consistently reported perceptible sounds and visions on their recording equipment.
Locations visited include Ellis, Hays, Victoria, Ford County, Ness County and the Dodge City Theater, Concordia’s Brown Theatre, Wamego’s Columbian Theater, the Ellis Railroad Museum, the Grainfield Opera House and the Walter Chrysler home in Ellis.