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Sophia LouiseSophia Louise

A few weeks ago two paranormal investigators joined Michael Koh, Rob Fee, and I in Iowa as we did an investigation in the Villisca Axe Murder House. Our investigators, Heidi Steffens and Tim Donahue from the Minneapolis Paranormal Research Society, were my first real peek inside the world of paranormal investigations.

In planning the trip Rob, Michael and I all watched the episode of Ghost Adventures where they investigate the Villisca house, but it would be stupid to think a TV show is the same as knowing what a real investigation looks like. What you don’t see on TV is how dark things are behind the cameras, how different locations can make you feel strange, or how alone you really are when you’re one little group somewhere. Heidi and Tim were very open during the investigation about what they were thinking and feeling, and…

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