A corporeal voice asked, “Who are you?” A mysterious voice followed very clearly, “What if I tell you something, now?”
The Wayland Historical Museum played host to the Wayland Paranormal Group on Sunday, October 27, as they presented their experiences and recordings to over 100 eager people.
“We do not seek to entertain people or exploit locations with paranormal activity,” said Jennifer Shea, Founder and one of the lead investigators of the Wayland Paranormal Group.
The Wayland Paranormal Group consists of three members: Jennifer Shea, Tim Hayes, and Tracy Lee.
According to Shea, paranormal activity is described as something that is not scientifically explainable.
During the two-hour presentation, the Wayland Paranormal Group presented the five aspects they represent: progression, learning, helping people understand and release their initial fear, keeping a small group of people, and lastly, focusing on helping people, not entertaining people.
“We are completely overwhelmed with the amount of people that came out to the presentation,” said Tim Hayes, Lead Investigator.
The Wayland Paranormal Group has investigated over three dozen cases since being founded in 2007, venturing to Gettysburg, The Shanley Hotel, The Buffalo Naval Park, 1812 Hotel, The BF Bungalow, Valentown, and the Rolling Hills Asylum, to name a few. The Wayland Paranormal Group has also investigated many private residences.
“People don’t like to be associated with a haunted house, we understand that, so all cases are completely confidential. Absolutely no personal information is released to the public,” said Shea.
From 2009 until mid 2010, the Wayland Paranormal Group aired on a Rochester access channel every weekend. However, the show did not last long, as the group was accused of not being in it for the show.
“They would ask us to make things up when things weren’t going on by saying things like, ‘What was that?’ That is not how we work,” said Shea.
The Wayland Paranormal Group uses video cameras, still picture cameras, voice recorders, EMF, electro magnetic field, measuring devices, ovilius, a spirit box, and a REM Pod.
The Wayland Paranormal Group does not charge to conduct any investigations and does not ask for donations, as all investigations are completely funded out of pocket. However, at the presentation in Wayland on Sunday, the audience took it upon themselves to pass a basket around to raise donations. The end result was over $200.
“The generosity of the people that came here today is overwhelming,” said Shea.
For more information about the Wayland Paranormal Group please visit www.waylandparanormal.com.
“Everyone is entitled to believe whatever they want,” said Shea. “It takes having a paranormal experience to open one’s mind.”