The Union Democrat did a piece about our Murphys Hotel investigation in todays paper. You can read the article online here
‘Chill Seekers’ explore haunted foothills sitesWritten by Sean Janssen, The Union Democrat June 14, 2013 12:30 pm
A group of amateur paranormal investigators are documenting what they claim is evidence of otherworldly haunting at various historic locales in Tuolumne and Calaveras counties in a YouTube video series.
The “Chill Seekers” hail from Modesto and were formed by Carissa Simpson and fiance Keith Weldon, both 29. They have been joined by other young paranormal enthusiasts for encounters with “ghosts” at the Murphys Hotel, National Hotel in Jamestown and the old schoolhouse at Columbia State Historic Park.
They have filmed a half-dozen videos thus far, averaging about 12 minutes in length, appearing on their own chillseekers.com website as well as a YouTube channel.
They’ve been reaching out to Central Valley and Bay Area spots, but the first episode shot about nine months ago centered on Tuolumne County haunts while the latest, uploaded earlier this week, details the Murphys hunt.
For the video that aired on the news visit:
MODESTO, Calif. (KCRA) —A group in Modesto is investigating what it calls “paranormal activity” — and says it has proof a Navy aircraft carrier is haunted.
The group calls itself “Chill Seekers,” and it’s comprised of Modesto-area 20-somethings who are obsessed with the paranormal.
For its most recent investigation, the group traveled to Alameda on the 70th anniversary of the USS Hornet.
The Navy aircraft carrier is known for destroying enemy ships and aircraft. Many believe it is haunted.
Group members say they found signs of paranormal activity.
Chill Seekers was founded about one year ago.
In that time, group members have spent thousands of dollars of their own money on equipment that they hope will help them find what they are looking for.
They use what they call a “spirit box,” which scans through radio frequencies.
They believe spirits communicate using white noise and by manipulating transmissions.
“If you don’t believe it, join us on our hunts, see things you’ve never seen before,” one of the Chill Seekers said.In hopes of making a case, the group will continue seeking chills — one paranormal investigation at a time.