The group requested permission to review the building about two weeks ago to prove whether stories could be verified.
Some of the otherworldly occurrences at the Cameron County Courthouse can be accounted for, at least that is what one paranormal investigation group found Saturday.
RGV Paranormal Investigations, which dedicates itself to exploring and researching strange phenomenon at homes and historic sites throughout the city, conducted an inquest over the weekend at the Dancy Building with permission from the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court.
The group set up cameras and electronic voice phenomenon equipment throughout the courthouse to monitor the building on East Monroe Street and confirmed that spirits do wander its halls.
Victor Perez, who founded the group in 1998 and serves as its lead investigator, said that during the inquest he saw the ghost of a woman in her late 20s and dressed in attire from the 1940s walk through the halls frozen in her time period. Another spirit, that of a little boy, runs through the building, asking for nickels and dimes to shine shoes, Perez said.
The group captured evidence of these appearances, but Perez said it could not be released to reporters until the Commissioners’ Court reviews it.
"We have enough proof to show there are ghosts here," Perez said.
Stories about the courthouse, which was built in 1912, abound. Some say the late County Judge Oscar Dancy, who served as a county judge for nearly 50 years, wanders through the halls.