If you visit the Truro library you might find more than books. If you listen carefully you might hear the sounds of children who lived years ago.
Bruce and Charlene Simpson, who operate Caretakers Paranormal, took part in an investigation at the library earlier this month and they’re convinced there are spirits in the building.
“We got a few different things there,” said Bruce. “We got EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon) of a little boy and girl.
“My wife and I took a couple of local psychic mediums (Judy Logan and Jenn Collins) with us and they both picked up on the same things.”
One of the mediums described the boy as being clean cut, and wearing leather boots, a white shirt and suspenders. She said he knocked a book onto the floor and she heard him say, “Come out, come out, wherever you are.”
The mediums reported encountering a girl, with long hair with a ribbon it and wearing a skirt or dress with a petticoat, white socks and black shoes, in the new section of the building, which would previously have been outdoor space.
One of them heard the girl say, “Nothing good goes in those holes in the wall.”
While the children appeared to be friendly, a spirit in the basement wasn’t. The mediums felt uncomfortable about entering the room it was in, and after one of them said it would have to leave if it couldn’t be nice to humans she felt it was unhappy with her.
“What you pick up depends on your level of sensitivity,” said Bruce. “Charlene is more sensitive than I am so spirits are more apt to communicate with her. Children are more susceptible to seeing and hearing spirits than adults.”
He said spirits communicate on a different frequency, which is often why animals are aware of them.
Bruce has had an interest in the supernatural since he was young, having had a couple of experiences that couldn’t be explained through logic. One time he was in a car his mother was driving and saw a boy on the sidewalk. He told his mother the boy was going to be hit by a vehicle, and within seconds it happened.
He was part of another group before he and Charlene formed Caretaker Paranormal in 2014. They’ve now investigated private homes, bed and breakfast facilities, museums and businesses.
“The experiences we’ve had are fascinating,” he said. “More often than not the spirits are friendly.
“If something needs to be dealt with we contact friends for help. Sometimes that’s as simple as saging a home. That calms things down. It’s the intent behind things that matters. Spirits can be asked to leave.”
Bruce said after people contact him for help he asks them some questions, and that’s often followed by a visit, where he brings a digital recorder.
“When you play a recording and you hear them you get an idea what you’re dealing with,” he added. “We’ve never run into something we’d call demonic. A lot of spirits just want to be heard, and to do that they need to get your attention. The longer they stay unheard the more earthbound they become.”
Caretakers Paranormal doesn’t charge for services and can be contacted by emailing email@example.com
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