Joshua Vince/FULTON SUN photo Cate Richard Dodson, owner of “Romancing the Past,” points out pictures of previous owners and family members of the house that a group of paranormal investigators from Kansas City spent the night to determine if the property was haunted. Richard Dodson found out about the group called Paranormal Activity Investigators at the Columbia Career Center, where she teaches a class.
By Ben Yarnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:51 AM CST
Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd they were not, but they were still ready to believe whatever they found, spirit or otherwise.
Last Saturday, Fulton's own bed and breakfast, "Romancing the Past," played host to a trio of paranormal investigators for a night of observation and fact-finding.
The group, Paranormal Activity Investigators, consists of Becky Ray, Jennifer Spargue and Christina Anderson, all from Kansas City. They all do the work free of charge and for the love of the work. But unlike what you might see in the movies, there was no urgent call for help to rid one of the oldest homes in Fulton of spooks and specters.
"I was teaching a class over at the Columbia Career Center, and Heather Dimitt, who is the coordinator of that ... was telling me about this class they have through the Center called 'Missouri Ghost Stories,'" said Cate Richard Dodson, owner of the bed and breakfast. "She wanted to know if I might consider helping. They always thought it might be fun to do a dinner and then have the paranormal people come out to an old house and do some readings. ... So, she put me in contact with Becky Ray."
And as Dodson described, there is plenty of reason to believe that her home might be playing host to more than just her.
Dodson explained that the Jameson family, who owned the home since it was built in 1861, had a long history of traumatic incidents that occurred in and around the house.
Read the full article in our newspaper or e-Edition for Monday, March 3, 2010.