Cleveland Paranormal Research Society

Cleveland Paranormal Research Society

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Cleveland Paranormal Research Society (CPRS) specializes in investigating the supernatural. The team of twelve researchers venture into territory that would make most people cower. They face not only the creepy, but also the potentially dangerous.

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with this remarkable society, but first I did a little research of my own. Jennifer, who has an impressive resume, founded the research society. Interested in the paranormal since childhood, she was a top casting choice for A&E’s My Ghost Story and SyFy’s Ghost Hunters, she investigated with the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, and she has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology.

The rest of the members of CPRS come from a wide array of backgrounds with many different interests. Among the diverse members there are army veterans, an army recruiter, X-ray technicians, parents, grandparents, martial arts enthusiasts, a stand-up comedian, and many other professions and passions.

I also looked into the equipment used by CPRS. As it turns out, paranormal research can be quite an investment. The team uses EMF detectors, digital recorders, digital cameras, a White Noise X, a laptop, Ableton Live 8, a spirit box, a speaker, flashlights, a temp gauge, mini mag lights, an Ovilus 2, a K2 meter, and their own bodies to gather and observe evidence. Obviously, proper investigation requires much more than walking through a building with a flashlight.

After getting this background information on CPRS, I decided to delve a little deeper into what the organization does. Luckily, they were willing to answer a few questions for me.

How often are reports of the paranormal actually caused by supernatural activity? Do you prove or debunk more cases?

We average two or three calls/emails a week with people reporting paranormal activity, or in need of advice on how to handle something within their home. Out of those calls, some of them are legit paranormal but most are debunked as non-paranormal. High EMF readings are usually the first thing we check for at a location because high EMF can make things seem as if they are paranormal, but really they are not. Some locations are actually paranormal investigations, but other things can be the cause of activity.

Of the locations you have investigated, which would you say is the most haunted and what evidence was found there?

I can say as a group, we all really love Mansfield Reformatory. The building is beautiful and the spirits there always show us great evidence. The staff at Mansfield is top notch and we love investigating there. We have seen everything from full bodies, to hearing music, to being scratched and wonderful EVPs are captured time and time again. It really is a great place to investigate.

Have you ever felt threatened during an investigation?

Of course! Several of the staff members have been threatened, scratched, punched, or partial possession has taken place. Several years ago we had to stop investigation due to people having spirits latch onto them.

What advice would you give to people experiencing strange activity in their home?

If someone is having legitimate paranormal activity in their home, call a paranormal team to handle it, or seek advice. Sometimes people think they can get rid of a spirit themselves and end up doing more harm than good.

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