The Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland is supposedly haunted. A group of ghost hunters was called and did some investigating. Or did they? I wouldn’t call it investigating…
The Laurel Museum is operated by the Laurel Historical Society out of a restored 19th-century mill worker’s house adjacent to Riverfront Park. The museum opened in 1996 and has been the society’s official headquarters ever since. It also may be haunted, if stories like Junewick’s and others are to be believed.
Reports of potential paranormal activity led Marlene Frazier, a Laurel Historical Society volunteer, to call in the cavalry: Pasadena Paranormal Investigations, a nonprofit that investigates possible paranormal activity in a variety of historic buildings, homes and sites across the region.
The group is led by lifelong friends and Pasadena residents Jared Tracey, 35, and Brent Smith, 35. The pair are staunch believers in ghosts, or spirits as they call them, and they have the stories to back it up.
So, the group spent over four hours doing what ghost hunters always do – turn of the light, use their blinky-light devices – and they got what they usual get, a lot of audio and video that can’t be used in any scientific manner.
The team needs two weeks to review all the stuff they recorded and search for anomalies that they will call paranormal.
What a colossal waste of time these well-meaning paranormalists put into these sham investigations. Their ideas are baseless and a bit kooky – like the spirit box and the Ovilus. There is so much wrong with this, I don’t know where to begin. But it’s what paranormal investigators DO all the time!
The group consists of avid believers in the paranormal who assume something is going on at the museum. The obvious pro-paranormal bias will no doubt play a major part in how they interpret all their data. One of the team members was “touched by a spirit” during the night. What does that mean? Absolutely nothing.
They use an Xbox Kinect’s laser technology to attempt to prove the existence of ghosts. The Xbox Kinect is made for tracking people’s movements, yes, but not spirits or ghosts. Laser technology does not work that way but points for being gadgety in the extreme.
Honestly, Laurel Museum, trying to drum up visitors with silly ghost claims? It’s disappointing that people really don’t want to know what the probable cause of unusual activity is. Instead, they just want to reinforce their unsupported idea of ghosts hanging around bugging us humans.
Here’s a video report from The Baltimore Sun. Way to make the video look stupid by adding that “scary” music in the intro! This is supposed to be a news report you guys, not an episode of The Twilight Zone.