NEBRASKA CITY – Paranormal investigators visited the Wildwood Historic House Saturday night to give visitors an update on spiritual activity at the property.
Amie White and Shari Massa, co-founders and lead investigators for the Paranormal Research and Investigations Nebraska Team (P.R.I.N.T.) had a display of devices set up in the Wildwood dining room. The devices detect electromagnetic fields when spirits are present.
One device, a teddy bear that is equipped with a motion sensor, a thermometer and a voice box, seemed particularly intriguing to the spirits.
The bear asked a variety of questions, such as “What’s your favorite story?” or “Do you have more friends we can play with?”during the two-hour meet-and-greet event.
Spirits also turned a flashlight off and on in response to yes or no questions posed by White and Massa.
The Mayhew Cabin suggested P.R.I.N.T. Investigators visit Wildwood Historic House, according to Manager Gail Wurtele. Wurtele and Volunteer Jackie Smith sat in on the overnight investigations.
Wurtele: “The Mayhew Cabin notified us about the PRINT team and said that they were qualified and were interested in coming to the Wildwood because it’s an old house built in the 1860s with lots of old furniture, and spirits like to be attached to old furniture. Plus, we are sure Jasper and his wife passed away in the house.”
Smith: “One of our first visitors from the paranormal team set up a laser beam, and part of it was set up on a chair in the family parlor and then ran through all the way to the kitchen which the other part was set on a chair.
“We would stay in the house about a half hour and then go out to the barn and stay for about 15 to 20 minutes to give the spirits a rest, according to that particular paranormal team. When we came back after about 15 to 20 minutes rest, the laser beam had been moved. The chair in the parlor was askew and so the beam wasn’t lined up any more.
“So something had gone through the beam and had disturbed the chair. That was kind of an exciting happening.”
White and Massa identified the Wildwood spirits as friendly.