Triad landmark focus of paranormal analysis

Triad landmark focus of paranormal analysis
May 18, 2009
By: Stephanie Stilwell
News 14

KERNERSVILLE – A Triad-area landmark known as the strangest house in the world is getting some attention from paranormal experts.

Officials from the Southern Paranormal and Anomaly Research Society plan to conduct an investigation to see if the creaks and moans of the more than 100-year-old Korners Folly home are those of age – or something more.

Officials say the home has always been surrounded by an air of mystery.

“People say, well, it was vacant for 30 years, people over time have remembered it when it was boarded up. They've heard strange sounds, maybe when they went by,” Bruce Frankel, executive director of the Korners Folly Foundation, said. "People have interesting minds in how they look at something and because it's not a traditional-type house, I think even more so."

But SPARS hopes to settle the many active imaginations. The society plans to investigate the house in the next week.

“SPARS comes into a property under the assumption that it is not haunted, and what we try to do is prove or disprove a haunting. We try to figure out natural explanations of any supposed paranormal phenomena,” Deonna Kelli Sayed, an investigator-in-training from SPARS, said.

And she says they use science to figure it out.

“We'll have a thermal imaging camera, which gives us heat signatures and cold signatures.” Sayed said. “We will use digital audio to hear if there are any noises or disembodied voices that we can't hear with our human ears.”

Paranormal experts say one of the things that makes this house so unique is that 90 percent of it is filled with original furniture, something that's important during their investigation.

“There are some theories in the paranormal community that whatever is there, whether it's spirits or entities or energies, may attach themselves to objects,” Sayed said.

And whether it's really a ghost or a tricky mind, Sayed said by the end of the investigation, they hope to have definitive answers.

“We are just trying to find ways to understand things that perhaps we don't yet understand,” she said.

SPARS is affiliated with The Atlantic Paranormal Society, made famous by the Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters.
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