Writing these articles, I am always looking for fun and exciting paranormal adventures here in Indiana. I believe I have come across an interesting event. If you have ever wanted to investigate a haunted location, here is your chance. PAST (Paranormal American Scientific Tours) is offering a great opportunity. The opportunity to take part in an acual investigation. Saturday July 23, 2011 Past Tours will be hosting an overnight investigation at the historic Hannah House. Investigation will start at 8pm and run through 4am on July 24th. The Hannah House is located at 3801 Madison Ave. Indianapolis, IN. Cost is $125.00 per person which includes the investigation and dinner. For more information visit Event Brite. If you have questions you can call 314-681-0575 or email [email protected]
Now for a little background on PAST. The group was formed on May 4, 2011 with the intentions of giving people the opportunity to experience a real life paranormal investigation. PAST has had so many wonderful investigations that they wanted to give others the opportunities they have had without having to go out and spend $20,000 in equipment purchases. PAST is not offering a show and this is not a “haunted house tour”. What they are offering is the opportunity to take part in a real and genuine professional paranormal investigation that is conducted in the same manner in which they would normally conduct an investigation.
PAST members are John Lindsay, Joseph Lindsay, Sammy Saladino, Luke Neuhaus, Nick Hudson, and Jen Hughly. Some of the places they have been and done tours are Brumder Mansion and Whispers Estate. They have also investigated the Villisca Axe Murder House, St. James Express Hotel in Cimarron, NM, the Squirrel Cage Jail, and Stone Country Saloon just to name a few. Their most memorable investigation was at the St. James Express Hotel.
PAST has an arsenal of investigative equipment such as flashlights, K2 meters, full spectrum digital cameras, full spectrum video cameras, thermal imaging camera, an Olympus recorder that amplifies sound in real time, Kobe recorders, an 8 room DVR system plus a long range DVR camera and mini DVR, night vision equipment, motion sensors and many more.
When on an investigation PAST sets out to try and debunk allegations of paranormal activity. For example claims of doors opening/closing on their own, the feeling like you may have tripped on a set of stairs, and feelings of being watched in certain rooms. Sometimes there are explanations and sometimes there aren’t.
While investigating we all try to follow rules and guidelines. PAST will make sure that they mark every noise in an EVP session so they do not confuse it with being paranormal. They do not allow the clients to wander alone during any tour. They never go anywhere without a flashlight. No drinking is allowed during an investigation. They encourage parental discretion in attending a tour. Any disruptive behavior and the guest will be asked to leave. Last but not least HAVE FUN!
Social media for PAST is done by MK Marketing Services. You can check PAST out on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
Something else about PAST that I found to be really cool is they have been sponsoring Jason Feger since June of this year. They get to travel with him and work in his pit crew.
Tours in the work: Squirrel Cage Jail ~Council Bluffs Iowa, Bobby Mackey’s ~Wilder Kentucky, St. James Hotel~ Cimarron New Mexico , Arlington Bed and Breakfast~ Desoto Missouri, Hotel Del Coronado San Diego California , and the Demon House~ Monongahela Pennsylvania Villisca Axe Murder House~ Villisca Iowa, Ashmore Estates~ Ashmore Illinois, and many more in the works.
Please be on the lookout for a follow up article. I will be there on July 23rd and will be taking notes and hoping for some great evidence to write about!