On October 28, 2011, Northeastern Connecticut Paranormal Association made their first appearance at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
"We arrived at the Stowe Visitor Center at around 7:20p for the 7:30p Ghost Tour. We had just gotten done visiting a neighbor of Stowe's, Mark Twain.
We received out tickets for the tour and decided to sit down for a few minutes before the tour began. This would be our first time ever attending a Ghost Tour at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
Unfortunately this tour would soon take a turn I was hoping it wouldn't, especially for our first time there. After a few minutes, a small group of teenage kids walked in with an adult and collected their tickets for the tour.
I have nothing against some teenagers wanting to attend a Ghost Tour at a historic house, but it's when they start to get riled up that I get a little aggravated. More information on this subject later in my interview.
Once our tour started, we headed outside to learn about Harriet Beecher Stowe and her connection to Mark Twain and how they were both interested in the paranormal. We also learned that during the tour, our guide would allow a couple individuals to use the K2 Meter to pan around the room for EMF spikes. She also had a voice recorder that we would use to try to record any disembodied voices on the tour.
I brought my own K2 Meter, which I was allowed to use on the tour.
As we entered the house, we found ourselves in a small room with a table which had some pictures and part of a Ouija Board on display. Now I don't like to be near anything Ouija, nor do I intend to ever use a Ouija Board. They have always been said to be portals for certain spirits, good or evil, to pass through. I don't think I will be contacting any deceased individuals anytime soon.
As we headed around the house, neither K2 Meter picked up any EMF disturbances. Some of the teenagers from the big group of people said they felt as if they were being touched and then they all started joking around. This ruined the experience as many of you could probably guess.
I myself did have a real experience however. We were all in the childrens' room and I felt as if someone had brushed my hair up on the back of my head. Now the only thing that was behind me at the the time was a wall. There was no one near me, nor was I too close to the wall. There was nothing hanging from the wall either.
I have no explanation for my experience, but I do know that the Harriet Beecher Stowe House has gained my respect for its history and its paranormal happenings.
I look forward to returning to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in the near future for more Ghost Tours and even some daytime tours.
Hopefully next time there will not be as many kids there and who knows, maybe more group members will be present next time around.
I will also be in contact with the Stowe House to see about using other pieces of equipment such as a regular EMF Detector, as well as possibly introducing them to the Ovilus.
We'll see what the future holds for us at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House."
Well it sounds like the Stowe House proved its worth to Josh and his other lead investigator when it comes to the paranormal.
Josh has said that he plans a return visit soon, hopefully before the end of the year.
Josh's hair getting brushed by something that isn't there, that is a bit unnerving, but not for him.
We shall see what the Harriet Beecher Stowe House has in store for the Northeastern Connecticut Paranormal Association in the future!