The Spiritual H.O.P.E. Society — or the Spiritual Historians of Paranormal Evidence— is a local paranormal team founded by DaShane Watkins, educated in the “history of spiritualism” and an authority in EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon — think Michael Keaton in White Noise). Based on the Society’s goal of bringing an understanding of the paranormal to the public, they use all means necessary, including a K9 unit and assorted paranormal equipment, to find and capture historical paranormal evidence in private and public investigations.
Their new series of public ghost hunts, “Ghosts in the Museums,” will visit five area museums, starting with the Cincinnati Observatory Center, to allow the public to investigate paranormal claims. You’ll learn about the history of the Observatory Center, be provided with paranormal investigating equipment for a hands-on learning experience (in case you want to conduct your own investigations in the future), learn to differentiate between what is paranormal and what is not, hang out with actual paranormal investigators including the dog Kodi and get a “Ghost Hunting Certificate.”
The cost to attend is $45, but half of the money goes to the Observatory to keep its doors open. The other half goes to Spiritual H.O.P.E., which is a nonprofit organization. 7-11 p.m. Saturday. Get details, tickets and find nearby bars and restaurants here.