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TALA Opens New Buildings For Ghost Hunt

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It may not have been stormy, but it was a dark night as people gathered in the main building of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum for a paranormal investigation on Saturday night. The group was set to explore three buildings in the asylum that recently been opened, and asylum staff said that means there's plenty of paranormal left to discover.

"So it's new, it's basically paranormally unexplored. We don't have a lot of evidence out there, and the people that are coming are helping gather the evidence and seeing what goes on out there," said TALA Manager "Copperhead" Graham.

The group included some die-hard ghost hunters, who brought with them plenty of gear to help detect a signal from the spirits.

There were also ghost hunt novices, like Barbara Tingler, who bought tickets for her husband as a birthday present and wasn't expecting to make it herself Saturday night. She hoped to get some kind of sign that the ghosts and spirits are real.

"I would hope to see something that would make me more of a believer. My husband is a strong believer, and I would like to experience something, I would like to experience something to know that they are here," said Tingler.

The investigation draws people from states away. The Antietam Paranormal Society returned to TALA for the 10th time, and said the asylum offers some of the best investigations they've had.

"I think this building has a lot of draw to it. There's just something about it, when you leave, you always kind of feel like you need to go back for some reason. But additionally, if we're doing research, we want to continue that research to see if we can find out who's here why they're here, anything like that," said Rebecca Boyer, a founder of the Antietam Paranormal Society.

The investigations wrapped up at 4:30 Sunday morning. While not everyone may have had that paranormal experience, some like Tingler said they've seen and heard enough to believe.