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Peering into the Past — Paranormally

The Madison County Historical Society invites all history buffs, skeptics, and paranormal enthusiasts to attend a program entitled “Introduction to Paranormal Investigating,” with an opportunity to participate in a paranormal investigation of Weir House. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The evening will start at the Archival Library (801 N. Main. St., Edwardsville) at 6:30 p.m. with a seminar by members of the Midwest Paranormal Investigators Consortium on the “Dos and Don’ts” of researching and investigating possible haunted sites or paranormal activity, as well as a review of equipment used in paranormal investigation. They will also cover ways to “debunk” those weird feelings and bumps in the night. Beginning at 8 p.m. the program will shift next door to the Weir House for a nighttime investigation.

This event is limited to 20 participants, 15 years and older, on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is a high level of interest in this program, a wait list will be created for an additional session later in the years.

Time: 6:30 p.m. – midnight (participants can leave before midnight)

Price: $40 (Society members: $35)

For questions or to reserve a space, contact Lynn Engelman,, or call 703-994-0806 and leave your name and contact information.