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JCU Paranormal Research Group

The John Carroll Paranormal Research Group is a student organization that seeks to find out more about the paranormal while being academically intent and focusing on establishing credibility. Founded in the Fall of 2013 by Eugene Claridge and Raymond Camma, the BooStreaks have held many informative meetings that have included guest speakers, such as Dr. Judith Cetina and Bill Kreji, who appeared on Ghost Hunters in 2009. The group has worked with the Ohio P.I.R.A.T.E.S., a paranormal team out of Akron, Ohio, to learn some of their methods and to hear about their work. The Paranormal Research Group has conducted investigations in the following locations: the Cleveland Agora Theatre, the Ohio State Reformatory, the Russell Rhodes Mansion (a.k.a. the Cuyahoga County Archives), and the Sandy Chanty Seafood Restaurant. John Carroll University has recognized the group both in the Carroll News and most importantly, as the "Outstanding Organization of the Year." Not only has the group been able to explore the paranormal subject and investigated historically important locations in Ohio, but members had the fortunate opportunity to see advance screenings of major motion pictures that feature the paranormal, particularly The Quiet Ones (2013). After one academic year, group membership has risen to about eighty members, who seek further journeys this upcoming year. Please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages!

A Brief History On November 15, 2010, Manchester University Press published a hardcover edition of Andrew Smith’s The ghost story, 1840-1920.  In this book, Smith shares his wealth of knowledge with his readers as he attempted to critique the history of the ghost story over a substantial period of time. This effort did not please critic Matt Foley, who considered the course of eighty years, starting from 1840 to be “wide in its scope,”[1] which it certainly is. Smith, however, seems to be quite knowledgeable on the topic of gothic literature, having produced numerous works in that department and gained…

A Brief History On May 14, 1816, romantically linked English authors Mary Godwin and Percy Shelley arrived at Geneva, Switzerland.  The poet Lord Byron (pictured on the right in the image above with Godwin in the middle and Shelley on the left) joined the young lovers on May 25th, with his young physician, John William Polidori.  Eventually, the friends decided to have a competition to see who could write the best horror story.  After thinking for days, Godwin, who would later that year marry Shelley, dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made; her dream…

A Brief History Action comedy film fans of John Carroll University, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Action Point on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Regal Great Northern Mall Stadium 10 + RPX in North Olmsted, Ohio!  Please visit this link for the chance to download a pass.   Passes are limited and seating is first-come, first-served and not guaranteed.  Please arrive early to increase your chance of entry. Digging Deeper   In Action Point, D.C. is the crackpot owner of Action Point, a low-rent, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are designed with minimum…

A Brief History Science fiction action body horror film fans of John Carroll University, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Upgrade on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD in Valley View, Ohio!  Please visit this link for the chance to be placed on the guest list at the Cleveland advance screening.   Winners will receive an email by 6 PM on Monday, May 21, 2018 notifying them that their name will be placed on a guest list at the door.  This invitation is good for the winner…

A Brief History On November 7, 1980, a supernatural horror film titled The Boogeyman was released to theaters in the United States of America. Digging Deeper As we grow, so do our fears and anxieties. Somehow, they seem to morph over time with our personalities. History has shown us how powerful fear can truly be. Tyrannical leaders, such as Ivan IV, Maximilien Robespierre, and Adolf Hitler have ruled and conquered countless countries through the power of fear. We can also learn about the power of fear through our own lives and experiences. Many fear natural thoughts such as spiders, heights, and fire.…

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