Chicago Ghost Investigations goes in search of spirits
October 31, 2006 (WLS) -- Got a friendly spirit in your life? Chicago Ghost Investigations helps track down the supernatural.
ABC7 went along with the Ghost investigators to a case at the National Pastime Theater on North Broadway. Once home to a speakeasy, the man who runs it is convinced the building has ghosts.
"We hear them very often late at night after we have closed up at 2 or 3 in the morning. The doors of the theater will be closed. I will be in the lobby. You hear people laughing. We hear a woman that sings all the time. Beautiful jazz," said Laurence Bryan, founder, National Pastime Theater.
"Our team, company, is a research group. We enter locations and we look for the volume of the haunting," said Bryan Maloy, Chicago Ghost Investigations.
The investigators use scientific gadgets to look for evidence of spirits. They say it's all in fun-- but they truly believe ghosts are among us.
"It has always been part of my life. I grew up in a home that was very active with paranormal activity," said Michaelynn Cece, Ghost Investigators.
As a child she says she saw actual recognizable images her family's home.
"When I see them now with my naked eye, they look like orbs or sparks of light. When I see them on film, sparks of light. Occasionally I catch on film type of smoked fog look," said Cece.
The team invited ABC7's Hosea Sanders to hold onto the divining rods, which move in response to paranormal activity. Despite much skepticism, the rods moved.
"You feel the energy going through the rods. It threw me," said Larry Klepek, skeptic.
Real or not, the investigators believe having the spirits around isn't necessarily a bad thing.
"They are just looking after their loved ones," said Cece. "You should never be afraid of your loved ones looking after you. They are making sure you stay on your proper path."
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