This is a
quiet group out of Missouri,
founded by Esther and Gene
Carroll. They don’t get involved
in all of the drama, they aren’t
out for all of the fame and
exposure. They are tried and
true, down to earth paranormal
investigators and I instantly
fell in love with them!
Their website is really nice. I enjoyed reading about their many adventures, loved spending time reading the ghost stories. Their Facebook site is just as great. I love that they are very low key and that you learn so much about them without them even talking about themselves. This is a really amazing and wonderful group that you all need to check out if you already haven’t!
My questions that I sent out were so nicely answered and I really am looking forward to you reading them! So here we go…………
originally got you and your
group into ghost hunting?
I got into ghost hunting in 2005 when the leader of a paranormal group contacted me about an antebellum home (now vacant) I had featured on my web site. A step-relative (now deceased) & family had lived in this home for many years & the paranormal group had been called on to investigate it. I was able to participate in the preliminary walk-through. After going inside the old home the group broke up into smaller groups & one member who had not met me or knew anything about me was telling afterwards about speaking with a spirit in an upstairs room. She stated that the spirit said the name “Esther”. I told her that that was my name. That’s when I told her about my step-family living in the house for many years. Later another member viewed a video he had taken in one of the rooms downstairs & a small ball of mist was filmed in the vacant room. It moved across the room maybe eight inches above the floor & then dissipated into the wall. This happened while I was sitting outside not far from that room. That was my first experience in paranormal investigation. I think the fact that the spirit (which I believe is a step-relative) said my name is what got me to really take notice of the paranormal. I wish now I would’ve gone back into the house & tried to make contact with the spirit but everyone was getting ready to leave out for another location & I sure wasn’t staying there by myself!
2) Do you
have a favorite
investigation? If so where
and why is it your favorite?
I think my most favorite investigation was at an antebellum house that I inherited & still own. This is not the one mentioned above. My inherited house was always rumored to be haunted & numerous relatives have had paranormal experiences there & it is where I may have captured a ghost on film as in a picture I took there appears to be a transparent figure of a man in the back yard. The persons who currently live in the house have also told of numerous paranormal experiences.
many members are in your
group? Do you have a maximum
# you allow to join?
Since we are a fairly new group, being founded in 2011, there are only five members in the Ozark Haint Hunters. Then we have five honorary members. We list them as honorary as one has their own group & the others live too far away to participate. We have no limit as to how many members our group will take so anyone living in or near Washington County, Missouri who would be interested in joining please give us a shout.
time of year are you most
We like to do investigations in warm weather. Three of our active members are senior citizens & we don’t like to go out in the cold. Plus I just think it is more difficult to get paranormal activity in the cold & much harder to discern cold spots with the laser thermometer.
you could give any advice to
someone just starting
investigating what would you
My advice to newbies is to ALWAYS be respectful to your client & the spirits. Be polite & never try to provoke the spirits for any reason.
Thanks so much for answering my questions. I really enjoyed getting to know your group. Keep up the great work!!
Through their Facebook too:
Paranormal Investigation and Research Society