Investigators reviewing possible paranormal activity in historic home
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.