Who you gonna call?
While it may not seem like the most obvious choice, South Jersey Ghost Research (SJGR) has been serving those who are in need of understanding the the paranormal for more than 12 years, and on Monday, Oct. 29, the researchers are coming to Woodbury.
The Woodbury Public Library will host SJGR for their annual presentation on spirits and paranormal research. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m and refreshments will be served for all who attend.
SJGR is one of the oldest paranormal research organization New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, with its parent organization—Ghost Hunters of America—originating in 1955. The nonprofit organization dedicates itself to assisting and informing the public about ghost and paranormal phenomena.
“People love to bring their own personal stories,” says Woodbury Public Library Director Jean Wipf.
The library has hosted SJGR for about four years now, and every time Wipf says there is always a good turnout with anywhere from 20 to 25 adults attending the presentation.
During the presentation SJGR will provide footage and poster presentations on their organization. This includes talking about the process of ghost hunting and the various types of instruments they use.
“We hope the guest will take the time to look at the display and get an idea of who we are,” says Sharon Vincz, a member of SJGR.
Vincz says one of the goals of the organization is to help people in distress because of phenomena. The organization offers free home investigations for anyone who needs help with the paranormal. However, Vincz maintains SJGR cannot remove spirits, it simply helps the family living with them to develop a greater understanding of their presence.
Of the most recent investigations, Vincz says the one that sticks out in her mind is an investigation at Red Bank Battlefield. There the team conducted a series of investigations and even presented their finding. Vincz says the many layers of history made the investigation particularly interesting.
“It’s fascinating in this area, there’s a lot from the Revolutionary War, but even some from before then,” says Vincz..
The entire presentation will last approximately an hour and a half with time for questions from the audience at the conclusion. Wipf says it is very common for members of the audience to share their experiences with the paranormal with members of SJGR, and SJGR is always ready to give some insight.
“We stay as long as we can, so everyone has an answer,” says Vincz, when it comes to helping the audience understand the paranormal.
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