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North Coast Times - - NEWS - Lucy Jarvis

TWO north­ern sub­urbs fa­thers have found their hobby in­ves­ti­gat­ing para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity is open­ing doors to some of WA’s his­tor­i­cal sites.

Ivan Kirov, of Kin­ross, and Dar­ren Hunt, of Tap­ping, have shared in­ter­ests in his­tory and the para­nor­mal for sev­eral years, lead­ing them to start Para­nor­mal Hun­ters about 10 months ago.

Since then, they have been in­vited to in­ves­ti­gate para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity at sev­eral his­tor­i­cal build­ings, in­clud­ing the Yanchep Inn ear­lier this year.

Mr Kirov said they used night vi­sion still and video cam­eras to de­tect light forms and stayed in the build­ing overnight.

“In one of the bed­rooms, we had a bit of a mist ap­pear. In one of the other rooms, we had a strange light anom­aly,” he said. “We also had an orb shoot past in the hall­way. “This par­tic­u­lar orb shot past the cam­era, then we had a bit of move­ment on the still cam­era on the tri­pod.”

They used the vis­ual and au­dio ev­i­dence gath­ered to cre­ate a video, which they shared on the Para­nor­mal Hun­ters Facebook page.

Mr Kirov said their in­ves­ti­ga­tions were more about hear­ing the sto­ries and look­ing at the his­tory of places than about prov­ing defini­tively whether para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity took place. “It’s a bit of a niche in­ter­est,” he said. “We put a lot of time into this; over the whole course of the night, we might look at five min­utes of some­thing hap­pen­ing.

“We are not psy­chics, we are not medi­ums, we are two or­di­nary dads who have full-time jobs. “We just love go­ing to his­tor­i­cal places.” The pair have vis­ited sev­eral other his­tor­i­cal places around Perth, in­clud­ing the Mid­land Town Hall, Fair­bridge his­tor­i­cal vil­lage, Fre­man­tle Prison and Wood­man Point Quar­an­tine Sta­tion Iso­la­tion Hospi­tal.

“We are get­ting quite a fol­low­ing; a lot of peo­ple are in­ter­ested in the para­nor­mal,” Mr Kirov said.

“Ev­ery­thing is 100 per cent hon­est and true. It’s not about try­ing to trick peo­ple; we would rather put a video out there say­ing we caught noth­ing.

“We have been to places and not found any­thing (but) more of­ten than not we are find­ing things.

“We think that’s just due to the great places that we are go­ing to.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d470126

Para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors Dar­ren Hunt and Ivan Kirov. In­set: Yanchep Inn. Pic­tures: Para­nor­mal Hun­ters

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