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The crew from SLAPS at a home in Ogdensburg.
The crew from SLAPS at a home in Ogdensburg.

Hunting for things that go bump in the night

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.  Go to full article

Preview: haunted shipwreck lecture at JCC

Maritime history and shipwreck have been two major themes this year in a series of lectures presented by Seway Trail in Sackets Harbor. A presentation this Thursday afternoon at Jefferson Community College in Watertown will focus on lore of the Great Lakes, particularly tales about haunted shipwrecks. Todd Moe talks with Great Lakes historian, author and teacher Frederick Stonehouse who has written more than 30 books on maritime history.  Go to full article

Books: Haunted Saratoga County

David Pitkin is a Chestertown writer who has collected hundreds of ghost stories from across the region over the past 35 years. He's the author of Saratoga County Ghosts and Ghosts of the Northeast. His latest book, Haunted Saratoga County contains dozens of ghost stories and tales from the southern Adirondacks. Todd Moe spoke with Pitkin about those stories in Saratoga county, which Pitkin says is the most haunted county in America.  Go to full article
The Tau Epsilon Phi frat house,  Potsdam. Some<br />say it's home to a number of ghosts.<br />
The Tau Epsilon Phi frat house, Potsdam. Some
say it's home to a number of ghosts.

Haunted Northern New York Explores the Paranormal

Todd Moe talks with North Country author Cheri Revai, whose book, Haunted Northern New York focuses on restless spirits and haunted sites from Sackets Harbor to Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

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