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Southern Ghost Hunting

Date: 02-21-08
Host: George Noory
Guests: Bob Hunnicutt, Jim Berkland

Founder and director of the Georgia Ghost Society, Bob Hunnicutt joined the program to discuss his 18 years of research into haunted Southern residences, businesses and historical landmarks. Despite the area’s rich history, he said, the South’s many haunted locations have been, until recently, overlooked and that Southern ghost hunting groups are "breaking new ground everyday."

He described the learning process of ghost hunting as "like going fishing, you throw it out there and see what happens and if that doesn't work, you try it somewhere else." Hunnicutt estimated that his group gets around 500 investigation requests per year. Along with rigorous background testing, he expressed the need to stay all night on a ghost hunt saying "there’s no way you can go into a location for just a few hours and hope to get anything."

Hunnicutt also presented four EVPs that were recorded during one of his group’s investigations. The spirit alleged to dwell in the house had been communicating with a young child on a cordless phone and the EVPs were captured on the family’s answering machine. While the chilling voices in the recordings resembled that of a child, Hunnicutt warned that "just because it sounds like a child, doesn’t mean that’s what you are dealing with."

Quake / Eclipse Connection

First hour guest Jim Berkland reacted to Thursday morning’s 6.0 earthquake in northeastern Nevada. He cited the previous night’s lunar eclipse as a "hard to ignore" precursor to the quake and recounted previous connections between eclipses and earthquakes.

Bumper Music

Bumper music from Thursday February 21, 2008

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