Seen a ghost? Now you've got someone to call

By, Anne-Marie Emerson

The answers are out there - and Wanganui Paranormal Investigations wants to find them.

The small group of enthusiasts, founded by John Sturmey and Cath Downey, formed around three months and are intent on uncovering paranormal activity in and around Wanganui.

"We just want to find the answers," Ms Downey said.

Mr Sturmey said the group formed after he heard a lot of people asking questions about paranormal activity in Wanganui. "But no one was doing anything about it, so we decided we would."

The group is saving to buy specialist paranormal tracking equipment such as infra-red cameras, but until then they are having to make do with standard cameras and recorders. Despite that, Mr Sturmey said it was remarkable to see what group members were capturing in Wanganui.

"There's a lot of paranormal 'hotspots' in Wanganui - for example, the cenotaph. A lot of people have seen unexplained figures walking around there."

Mr Sturmey said the group members always tried to "debunk" the strange images on photos or odd noises in recordings that they'd captured, but couldn't always do so.

He said many people seemed to believe in paranormal phenomenon. "There's a lot of interest in what we're doing, and so many people have experienced spirits or ghosts or other paranormal activity."

Mr Sturmey said Wanganui Paranormal Investigations is available to investigate if someone thinks their house has paranormal activity in it.

The group can be contacted through its website,

- Wanganui Chronicle

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