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Ghost hunters appearing at Northern Tier library

| Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 8:57 p.m.

Steel City Ghost Hunters will present an illustrated program on their regional investigations at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Northern Tier Regional Library, Richland.

Armed with flashlights, voice recorders and night- vision cameras, group members routinely spend weekends exploring abandoned schools, prisons and hospitals to gather evidence of roaming spirits.

One of the group's co-founders will explain the vocabulary of paranormal investigations, such as an electronic voice phenomenon, or EVP, which is the suspected whisperings of a spirit as captured by a digital tape recorder.

An EVP might occur, for example, when one turns on a digital voice recorder in a reportedly haunted location and asks a question, but hears no audible answer.

Upon playing back the recording, one might hear a voice.

Members of the Steel City Ghost Hunters plan to share some of their best EVPs and other gathered evidence.

They also plan to talk about reportedly haunted regional sites.

The sites include Hill View Manor in Mercer County, a former home for aged, helpless and ill people; and the south- suburban Pittsburgh site of the former Broughton School, where striking coal miners once showered the school with gunfire.

Northern Tier Regional Library is at 4015 Dickey Road, Richland. Advance registration is required for the Steel City Ghost Hunters' program. To register, call 724-449-2665.

Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or ddeasy@tribweb.com.

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