Monday, Feb 1, 2010 @06:48pm EST
HARPERS FERRY, WV - With all the tales of ghosts in our area, a new paranormal research and training facility will be opening up in Harpers Ferry to track them down.
The Booth House, which dates back 180 years, is the new site for the Haunted Cottage.
Vince Wilson, a paranormal researcher, says, "We will actually re-educate people on the history of the paranormal going back from ancient Babylonia to demonstrate for centuries, millennia even, human beings have believed in an afterlife, a spiritual side to this universe."
At the Haunted Cottage you can learn how to use paranormal investigative equipment ranging from electro-magnetic field detectors to digital voice recorders to research the supernatural.
"A big aspect of it will be trying to reverse some of the entertainment stigma that has been placed onto ghost hunting and paranormal research from these ghost hunting shows," Wilson adds.
It will also be a place where people can research the past. Organizers plan to have hundreds of books that date back several hundred years.
The Booth House got its name because it's believed that John Wilkes Booth stayed there. Fittingly, there are claims that the place is haunted, which is something that is sure to be investigated.
The new paranormal research and training facility is expected to open its doors at the beginning of March.