Three of us are standing in the attic of the Dvoor Farm House. it’s late on a Saturday night in September, and all is quiet except for the occasional low rumble of a passing automobile.
Patrick Kurdes, the founder of the Paranormal Activity Research Society — P.A.R.S. for short — speaks calmly and softly into the darkness. “If there’s anyone up here who wants to communicate with us, they can approach this device here.”
The device — known as a REM Pod — sits atop a filing cabinet. It uses a mini telescopic antenna to radiate its own independent magnetic field around the instrument. The electromagnetic field is influenced by materials and objects that conduct electricity. Based on source proximity, strength and how the electromagnetic field is distorted, colorful LED lights on the RED Pod are activated.
The questions continue. Slowly. Rhythmically.
The light on the REM Pod flashes.
Did something happen? If so, what?
To find out, join us this Friday (Oct. 21) for Treasure Haunterdon. We’ll host two programs at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. — where P.A.R.S. researchers will tell you all about their work and what they learned. We’ll tell you about the history of the house and invite you to check out our headquarters. And, we’ll have some tasty fall refreshments for you to enjoy.
P.A.R.S. researchers donated their time and services to visit the house and investigate on Saturday night, Sept. 17. They spent several hours thoroughly investigating our 218-year-old house from attic to basement, armed with an array of equipment designed to measure the presence of paranormal activity.
Part of our efforts in stewarding the Dvoor Farm is to introduce new audiences to the culture and history of the property, and we think this event will be a fun way to do that. Plus, all money raised from this event will go toward helping to protect the places you love in the Haunterdon — oops, Hunterdon — County area.
P.A.R.S., based in Monmouth County has investigated the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, the Marconi Hotel in Wall, the White Hill Mansion in Fieldsboro, the Christ Church and Cemetery in Shrewsbury, and dozens of businesses and private homes.