By Amanda Schreck
SC Staff Writer
On October 25, Dusk-TillDawn Paranormal Investigators led students through three reportedly haunted locations at East Stroudsburg University for the 5th Annual Ghost Fest.
Everyone split into groups and followed investigators to Shawnee Resident’s Hall, Abeloff Performing Arts Center, and the Fine and Performing Arts Center to see what or who hides in the shadows.
Eric Pensyl Jr. led one of the groups into the basement of Shawnee to start the night off.
With all the lights off and everyone packed into the men’s restroom, students watched as investigators began asking to speak with the janitor who reportedly committed suicide in that very room.
The K2 meter fluctuated throughout the room and lit up in response to some of the questions being asked.
Everyone decided to move into the lounge area, and that’s when the activity started to spike.
With two flashlights on a table to aid the EVP session, students, investigators, and visitors, tried to communicate again. After some probing and provoking, the flashlights rolled across the table and swayed back and forth, and lit up in response to some of the questions.
“It’s right there—it’s nothing faked or rigged. The students actually see that the area has a history,” said Pensyl.
The team then headed to Abeloff and everyone gathered into the theater and began speaking to the female spirit that reportedly died there. The group was able to communicate through a Cell Sensor device and had many responses.
They narrowed her name down to Annabelle, and she was not the only one in the room.
A more negative, not so friendly entity was apparently there as well, making sounds in the back of the theater and in the basement.
After a quick EVP and flashlight session in the basement, the creaks and groans of the pipes sent the group to their final location.
The Fine & Performing Arts Center was the epicenter for the final investigation of the night and first séance ever done at ESU.
Holding hands and forming a circle around a set of candles, two flashlights, and other equipment to help detect any entities, the willing participants said a protecting prayer and tried to ask the entities to make themselves known.
Rustling, footsteps, and tapping were surrounding the back of the theater and in the catwalk. Some individuals from the group decided to ascend the catwalk to investigate and the others broke the circle to give the entity more space.
From there, Deb Dyer led an EVP and flashlight session, speaking to Sarah, who reportedly hung herself there, as well as another protective female entity.
After some questions, the investigators realized there could be a negative male entity in the theater as well. A growl was heard on the catwalk and that was when everyone decided it was time to end the session.
Trying to help Sarah depart from this world, Dyer believed she hopefully was finally able to move on.
Make sure to keep your eyes and ears open to the paranormal activity that surrounds students and faculty on campus.
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