Last night at the library we had author and historian Patty Wilson speak to us. Patty has always been fascinated with the paranormal. She loves history and after publishing her first book some 20 years ago she started getting asked a lot of questions. She has since founded the Ghost Research Foundation that helps others in solving some of their mysteries about their own haunted places.
Patty is a great story teller. She said that having contact with a ghost is just being in the right place at the right time. And some people are just more sensitive than others. She compares it to genetics just like some people have green eyes and others have brown.
I admit I was a little skeptical about this in the beginning. But after Scott Crownover, Patty’s partner of 12 years showed the group some of the scientific equipment and I heard my first EVP (Electronic Voice Phonemena), I was a believer. They went on to show us pictures and explain how the buildings were empty and the gates locked at the time of the photographs.
Patty went onto tell us stories of local places that were haunted. Some of the places she told us about were;The Altoona Railroader’s museum, Jean Bonnet, The Bedford Hotel and another hotel in Windber, PA.
Each story was just as interesting as the one before. Even my boys ages 5 and 7 were able to sit still and listen to the presentation. We came home with an autographed copy of Monsters of Pennsylvania. I can’t wait to read it!