By Sheena Barnett
AMORY – A paranormal team is doing an investigation for a good cause, and they’re inviting the public to join them on their ghost hunt.
The Independent Paranormal Research Team out of Amory will be investigating the Amory Regional Museum on Friday and Saturday nights. Proceeds will go to Haiven Mills, an almost 2-year-old Amory girl diagnosed with Tay-Sachs, a rare disease that has no cure. The team is also raffling off gifts from local businesses, to make even more money for Haiven.
“The town of Amory is really stepping behind someone local and someone in need,” said Jeremy Thorn, a member of the paranormal team. “And that’s what the entire Christmas season is all about.”
Investigations will begin at the museum at 5:30 and will last about two hours each, Thorn said, until midnight.
The team has investigated the museum several times before and has collected evidence there.
The Amory museum was, at one time, used as a hospital, so the team will play on its history by including a mock surgery with the investigation.
“We’ll have an ambulance there, bringing in a patient to the old operating room. We’ll take the group upstairs and have a mock surgery. We got a lot of activity the last time we did that,” Thorn said.
Businesses that are donating gifts to the cause include Concrete Angel, Goodwin Chiropractic and The Grill, and 4 Doors Down will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to the Haiven Project.
Giving back is important to the paranormal team.
“We try to incorporate two benefits a year,” Thorn said. “One for a historical site and one for a local individual.”
• What: Independent Paranormal Research Team presents The Haiven Project, a benefit paranormal investigation
• When: Investigations will be conducted 5:30 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday
• Where: Amory Regional Museum
• Cost: $15/advance, $20/door
• Info: Search for Independent Paranormal Research Team on Facebook, or call (662) 315-8164