An Afternoon With The Paranormal

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Ghosts and Souls and Spirits, oh my! 

Paranormal investigator Steve Hall will discuss the investigation he conducted at the historic Washington Street Library branch as well as other locations around the county. 
Hall had been invited to conduct a ghost search after several staff at the Washington Street branch claimed paranormal occurrences. The library, being over 170 years old, is rife with history. The building was once an Academy turned into a Civil War hospital, among other rumors of being connected to the Underground Railroad and once having gallows. 

A ghost expert and instructor for Introduction to Paranormal Investigations at Allegany College of Maryland, Hall tries to find reasonable explanations to why some things go bump in the night. Using ghost hunting equipment and logic, he can present sensible findings to what may be happening in some of our most seemingly haunted places. 

Are you ready to spend an afternoon with the paranormal? 



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