In­ves­ti­ga­tors re­view­ing pos­si­ble para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity in his­toric home

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Kyle Smylie

The para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors who livestreamed from a Drumheller home last week­end are still re­view­ing ev­i­dence from the in­ves­ti­ga­tion but may have recorded some po­ten­tial anom­alies.

Cal­gary and Drumheller ghost hunters broad­casted their in­ves­ti­ga­tion of a his­toric home on 3rd Av­enue on Septem­ber 29, the former res­i­dence of Dr. Robert James John­ston Sr., who in­ad­ver­tently shot him­self while pre­par­ing for a hunt­ing trip in 1936.

Melissa Wilton, one of the Cal­gary para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors, says their team is still re­view­ing the au­dio and video col­lected, but some ev­i­dence is sug­ges­tive of para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity in the home.

“We have a cou­ple of pic­tures that are still be­ing re­viewed by pho­tog­ra­phers, with some pho­tographs hav­ing a mist. There was noth­ing burn­ing in the area which could have cre­ated that ef­fect,” she says.

Wilton says they have caught a cou­ple of anom­alies recorded in au­dio, but the process of dou­ble or triple check­ing au­dio and then match­ing it up side-by-side with the video takes time in or­der to de­bunk any­thing.

The team was at the home as part of the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt, which saw para­nor­mal in­ves­ti­ga­tors from around the world si­mul­ta­ne­ously broad­cast­ing their hunts on­line. Dur­ing the stream, at least one viewer pointed out they had seen a woman while the team was in the former car­riage house, which is where Dr. John­ston had died.

“We don’t know who that would be. There was stuff (stored) back there and it was dark. When peo­ple are look­ing for a ghost,” she ad­mits, “some­times they’ll find one.”

The ex­pe­ri­ence of livestream­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was a new ex­pe­ri­ence for the team and Wilton says the en­ergy in the house is quite dis­tinct.

“When you’re stand­ing in the car­riage house and you know that’s where Dr. John­ston passed away, it’s kind of a lot. It’s sad and in­ter­est­ing at the same time. You’re think­ing, ‘is some­thing left be­hind in this space?’”

“If he’s there I think it’s to­tally a pos­i­tive con­nec­tion that he has. He loved his house, he loved Drumheller, he loved be­ing there and be­ing ac­tive in the com­mu­nity. I think if he was still there he just wants to check in and see what’s go­ing on.”


The team is re­view­ing ev­i­dence col­lected Septem­ber 29 from the former home of Dr. Robert John­ston.

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