The Michigan Area Paranormal Investigative Team has set up a visit to Ferris State University on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. The group will discuss the findings of its investigation of paranormal activity on campus.
The team visited Ferris last summer and will return to share its information about ghost sightings based on their investigations of two of the university’s oldest buildings, the Alumni Building and West Building. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to results of the investigation, the team’s ghost-hunting equipment will be displayed for public viewing. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation.
“Entertainment Unlimited has hosted several ‘ghost hunters’ the past few years,” said History Task Force Chair Mary Kay MacIver. “Students and community members really enjoyed these events. We decided to sponsor a paranormal group based on the experiences of students and staff on these ghost hunts as well as those who work every day in these buildings.”
The Michigan Area Paranormal Investigative Team was established in 2006 and is led by Daniel Macklin, ofTraverse City. The team members are Macklin, Roger Garaci, Justin Hawkins and Myst Hornyak.
MacIver and Mary Gallagher-Eustice met the team members in early August and stayed with them through the night as they monitored the equipment that was used in the investigation of the oldest buildings on campus.
“It was very interesting and fun,” MacIver said. “It wasn’t scary at all.”
The team has traveled throughout Michigan, and beyond, to investigate hauntings. Recent investigations have taken them to the Island House Hotel on Mackinaw Island, the City Opera House in Traverse City and the Blue Pelican Inn at Coral Lake.
“If you have ever wondered whether ghosts exist on campus then this is the event you should attend,” said Angela Walukonis, publicity coordinator for Entertainment Unlimited. “It is not every day that ghost hunters visit Ferris.”
The presentation will challenge traditional thinking, organizers say.
“I’m not sure if I believe in ghosts, but this event may change my mind,” Walukonis said. “I’m excited to hear if ghosts exist on campus. Just viewing their ghost hunting equipment will be fascinating.”
The event is sponsored by Entertainment Unlimited, the campus programming board and the Ferris History Task Force.