Parents turned to a local ghost hunter on Monday to help explain the paranormal and what a paranormal investigator does to their children.
Adam Nichols, the lead investigator of the Elmira Volunteer Paranormal Group, spoke to parents and children at the Southeast Steuben County Library.
Nichols said he never spoke about the paranormal to children before, but added he did not think it would be difficult. He said he had experiences as a child and used those experiences to help explain the paranormal to children.
April Hortman, a mother at the talk, said her son is interested in the paranormal and enjoys watching paranormal investigating shows.
“He’ll see shows, and he’ll stop us and rewind the show and say, ‘did you hear that,'” Hortman said. “He’s fascinated that you can pick up these different sounds even though you can’t hear them with all the devices.”
She said her son, Charles, has already dabbled in paranormal investigating.
“I set a camera at night, my video camera, I fully charged it and I put it on all night,” Charles said. “I woke up and it was dead, so we charged it again and I watched and saw, not saw, but heard things.”
The children got to hear audio clips of mysterious sounds and voices gathered by Nichols. They also saw pictures of anomalies he caught on camera.