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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Iowa County Board Okays Ghost Hunt

Ghost hunting investigations continue to gain momentum and mainstream acceptance, as an Iowa state board has agreed to let a local paranormal investigative agency hunt in an historical building that once housed the criminally insane.

The Johnson County Board of Supervisors acted on a request from the Johnson County Historical Society to allow an investigative team into the building with thermal imaging equipment and other trappings of the trade. The interesting thing is that there have never been any reports of paranormal activity in the 153 year-old building.

The museum operations assistant said this was a "preemptive approach." A date has yet to be set for the investigation.

The building, now called Chatham Oaks, was built in 1855 and housed the mentally-ill on a plantation of sorts. It now houses people with both physical and mental disabilities.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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