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By Hilde Kate Lysiak
October 16, 2017
A team of Ghost Hunters are coming to investigate an allegedly “haunted” brewery in Selinsgrove on October 24 — and the Orange Street News will be there to record what happens!
The Coal Region Paranormal Team (CRPT) will be at the Selinsgrove Brewing Company at 121 N Market Street. The building has a lot of history. Originally built in 1816 for former Governor Simon Snyder, some Selinsgrove residents claim to have seen the Governor in the upstairs window and have experienced other allegedly paranormal activity.
“[I have smelled] men’s body odor—when no one was there,” one Brewery employee told the Orange Street News.
The group will be armed with infrared cameras, ultraviolet cameras, digital recorders and EMF detectors. The Orange Street News will join team of ghost hunters to record the event and will share the results with readers.
Below if an interview with (CRPT) investigator Steven Klinger:
Question: Could you describe your group and what you do?
Answer: The Coal Region Paranormal Team, or CRPT, originates from the anthracite coal region of central Pennsylvania and has members located throughout the region and surrounding communities. Our membership includes persons from every walk of life. All share a common interest in the paranormal and have a desire to help others who are experiencing, or possibly experiencing, paranormal phenomenon. The CRPT sets as its mission a goal of studying the paranormal from a scientific perspective in order to promote a greater understanding of the afterlife for those affected by paranormal phenomenon.
Question: What are ghosts or spirits?
Answer: Truthfully, no one knows for sure. There are, however, many theories to explain the thousands upon thousands of documented experiences that people around the world have had since the beginning of recorded history. The traditional view is that they are the spirits of the dead, which are trapped between two planes of existence. This would be an “intelligent haunting”. Some feel that they are the imprint of something that has happened in the past that has been recorded like a video on magnetic tape. With a scene from another time playing in a loop. These hauntings don’t interact with the living and are referred to as “residual hauntings”, “poltergeists” which means noisy spirits, are the ones which rap on doors or walls, turn lights on and off, flush toilets, or throws objects. And finally “Projections” skeptics like myself think that ghosts are a psychological phenomenon. Meaning we see these things because we want to. A grieving child may miss their parents to the point of the mind projecting the experience of being visited by a dead parent.
3) What will you be doing and hope to find at the Brewery?
Answer: We try to validate or debunk claims of any and all sites we visit. Through the use of infrared cameras, ultraviolet cameras, digital recorders and EMF detectors to name a few. We try to collect evidence of any phenomenon, and we let the evidence speak for itself.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The owner of the Brewery cancelled the investigation.