The Greater Western New York Paranormal Society is a 7 member team that investigates both residential and commercial hauntings in Buffalo as well as regionally from Ohio to Central New York.
The team recently did some work at Statler City towers in Buffalo and showcased some spooky happenings on their bi-monthly webshow “Behind the Shadows” on Paranormal Warehouse, a website dedicated to promoting awareness of the paranormal.
The crew used thermal imaging, night vision, standalone cameras, digital video recorders and more to document some of the paranormal activity on the top of the Tower.
In the words of co-founder and CEO Dan Klaes “everything you see on television we have in our equipment truck.”
The crew set up their equipment and studied the yet to be renovated top of Statler City, still decorated a la 1970, and found evidence so intriguing they hope to return soon to continue their research.
“We got some really potent stuff. The EVP recorder (an external microphone that records electronic voice phenomenon) kept picking up a voice saying “help me” numerous times and we caught a shadow figure on video,” said Klaes.
The residential investigations often take an emotional turn when the voices on the EVP recorder are recognized by living family members as belonging to the deceased.
“We had a guy once break down because the voice on the recorder was the voice of his father, and that’s what we do. We try to help people deal with the fear, because mostly they’re just scared. They don’t realize that in most cases this is just people not wanting to be forgotten,” he said.
The group is hosting a public ghost hunt Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. at the Cazenovia Community Research Library, at 155 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo NY 14210. For $20 people can get the experience of ghost hunting while giving money to an organization that needs it – the Cazenovia Community Research Library is currently operating without any funding.
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