Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Ghost Hunting 101 this year! You all asked some interesting questions and made some great observations.
For those of you who weren't able to make it, here's a little recap.
On Friday night, Oct. 21, the class met at Dempster Hall for a presentation and question/answer time. It was very interesting to hear people's stories of their paranormal encounters and answer their questions.
The real fun, of course, came on Saturday night. We only had three locations this year: Lorimier Cemetery, Rose Theater and the Seminary Building/Shuck Recital Hall on the River Campus.
Groups in Lorimier Cemetery spent time looking for Cape Girardeau legend "Old Green Eyes." I've heard many different accounts of where this is and whether it's still visible, but I've never seen it myself.
During their time in Rose Theater, the class looked for evidence of a man who allegedly sits in a particular seat and learned about some of the effects of high EMF. The class leader who was in that location reported to me that even he was starting to feel the effects after spending several hours around the stage.
Finally, in the Seminary Building, groups were able to split up and wander the halls or do some investigating the Shuck Recital Hall. We got some good debunking work done. For instance, a few of us on an elevator were surprised to find ourselves heading down to the first floor when no one was there to push the button. Upon further investigation, we determined that after some designated amount of time, the elevator automatically returns to the ground floor.
We're still going over evidence, of course, but there were a couple of experiences reported with causes still to be determined. Several people reported seeing flashes of light, two of the class leaders heard the sound of a door latch, battery drains occurred, a couple of people reported seeing seeing shadows they couldn't account for, and the sound of a trash can being moved in one of the hallways was heard when there was no one around to move it.
I will certainly keep you posted on what I find. Thanks again, and I hope to see everyone next year!