Ogdensburg, NY, Oct 28, 2011 — Surf the web and cable TV this week and you'll likely run across a program, article or website about the paranormal. It is, after all, nearly Halloween.
Over the past decade the ghost-hunting genre has led to about a dozen reality TV shows like Paranormal State and Ghost Hunters. You probably know the plot line: part time investigators with the latest high tech gadgets visit an old hotel, Victorian home or abandoned hospital - supposedly haunted. They wait until late into the night to begin their investigation and usually end up scaring each other. Contrived to scare viewers, it is some of the most popular stuff on TV.
Todd Moe tags along with a group of North Country paranormal investigators. These volunteer "ghost busters" spend evenings helping local homeowners explain the unexplainable. They're not out for the scream or the sensationalism - it's mostly out of curiosity.