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October 31, 2013

Not your average ghost hunters

Local paranormal investigators take a different approach

WESTPORT – Steve and Jenn Hodgson lead a group of paranormal investigators called Professional Paranormal Investigations (PPI) that investigates all sorts of paranormal happenings with a focus on obtaining answers.

In recent years, PPI has done a series of presentations at local libraries to shed some light on the often shadow-filled field of paranormal investigation. Last year, the presentations focused on the basics of investigations, covering the equipment and what exactly is entailed when they visit a location.

This year, PPI decided to take a more in-depth approach by addressing spirituality, cleansings, psychics and mediums used in groups and demonology. They also spoke about evidence and what is real and fake. Their presentations were picture, video and audio heavy to give better examples. They also covered how to debunk supposed paranormal activity. The goal of the more detailed presentations was to give better insight into PPI and what makes them different from other groups.

Steve and Jenn said their spirituality is one of the things that sets them apart from the scores of paranormal groups that investigate claims of otherworldly happenings, as is their religion. They are Christian, as is the rest of their group and they rely heavily on their faith while investigating, Steve said.

Jenn said their entire approach to an investigation is different from other groups. They use the scientific approach when investigating, but she said their faith is a far more important tool to them. She said the group is made of personal friends and they all have great chemistry. Jenn added that with such a close group, they can trust each other completely so they know they are safe and can trust one another when someone sees or hears something. Because they often investigate in private homes, the close-knit group removes worries over theft or lies as well.

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