Denver is home to Spirit Paranormal Investigations, a paranormal investigation and research team. They provide public ghost hunting tours, events, and free paranormal investigations for qualifying individuals and business throughout Colorado. They have been featured on CNN, as well as 9 News, 7 News, and Alice 105.9 FM Alice in Denver, among others.
I was recently invited to attend a ghost hunt at Denver’s historic Lumber Baron Inn, which was built in 1890. The site is rumored to be haunted. In October of 1970, two teenaged girls were murdered there in the Valentine Suite, and to this day the murder remains unsolved.
The evening started out with an introduction by Kevin Sampron, President and Case Manager for the ghost hunting company. We were also given an education about the tools they use, as well as the vocabulary, and ghost hunting in general. Kevin told the group that he used to be a skeptic until he saw paranormal activity himself, which has happened to him many times over the years. The most defining event for him was when he captured his very first EVP. He recorded the voice of his deceased mother answering a question he asked at her graveside. An EVP is an Electronic Voice Phenomena, which are the disembodied voices of spirits and other paranormal sounds that have been captured on standard audio recording devices.
The night I was there, they demonstrated many things, including the EVP process. In two separate rooms of the Lumber Baron Inn, several questions were asked, and when the tape was played back, we could hear a voice answering some of the questions. The audio of this will be posted on their website. Also, you can also see evidence from their past investigations can be heard on their website. Skeptic or not, this is something that you should hear and see for yourself.
When the team is called for an investigation, the first thing they try to do is debunk it, as they always look for natural reasons first. It takes them hours to set up the investigation, using various audio recorders and cameras. They also look for areas of cold or hot spots, and they have thermometers and thermal energy cameras to detect this. With their special equipment, they are able to pick up things such as disembodied voices, anomalies and apparitions.
The night of the ghost hunt, the lights were flickering in the old house, and one of the guests said that she experienced paranormal activity in the ballroom restroom. Kevin told us that the ballroom was the most active for paranormal events in the house. In fact, when radio personalities from 105.9 FM Alice, in Denver, where there, a voice of a child was captured in the infamous haunted ballroom.
On October 28th, the team will do a live investigation for 9 News at the Lumber Baron Inn. For more information, and to see documented evidence, articles, case studies, evaluations, tools, techniques, and informed opinions about ghosts, paranormal activity, and the art of ghost hunting, please visit www.SpiritPI.com
Upcoming events include:
Lumber Baron Inn Paranormal Party, October 28th, 29th & 30th
Bemis Library Ghost Hunting, October 28th 7-10 p.m.
Denver Firefighters Museum, October 29th 7-10 p.m.
Denver Press Club, October 30th 7-9:30 p.m.
The Spirit Paranormal Investigations team is: Kevin Sampron – President & Case Manager, Jason Adler – Vice President & Investigation Manager, Kendra Adler – Research Manager & Paranormal Investigator, Kim Pritekel – Lead Sensitive, Erin Feltes – Paranormal Investigator, Gypsy Osler – Sensitive, Kate Spry – Sensitive, Diane Rogers – Geologist, Michael Schreiber, Joellen Carpenter, Nicholas Brechun – Associate Paranormal Investigators.