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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 had risen to about eighty members, who seek further journeys this upcoming year. Please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages!

A Brief History Blair Witch (2016) is an American found footage psychological horror film being released in the United States on September 16 by Lionsgate. Digging Deeper Having seen the original and sequel, we were eagerly awaiting the latest installment of the “Witch.”  Slightly slow at first, the movie develops the characters, or should we say, victims, college age kids pursuing the mysterious disappearance of the sister of one of their group in the original incident.  The found footage “real” camera work is shaky and at times disorienting, but the effect on the audience is pure terror as it is easy…

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A Brief History Based on the British equivalent of the real life Amityville Horror referred to as the Enfield Poltergeist, the major motion picture The Conjuring 2 is set to open on Friday, June 10, 2016. Digging Deeper Having seen an advance screening (“screaming?”) of the film, we can assure ghost movie buffs of a solid treat with high production value. The casting, acting, and special effects are up to high industry standards, and the serious attempt to portray much of what happened during the real events in a run down section of Enfield, England from 1977 to 1979 give…

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A Brief History On November 13, 1974, the real story of The Amityville Horror began when Ronald DeFeo, Jr. savagely murdered his entire family in the house featured in the popular horror story. Digging Deeper The house at 112 Ocean Avenue had been occupied by the DeFeo family since 1965.  The family consisted of two parents, two daughters, and three sons.  Ronald Jr. was the eldest at age 23 when he used a Marlin Model 336C lever action rifle in .35 Remington caliber to shoot each parent and all four siblings, killing them all. Ronald, or “Butch” as he was…

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A Brief History On April 17, 2015, Universal Pictures releases Unfriended (previously known as Cybernatural and before that as Offline) to theaters in the United States of America.  The film tells the story of the paranormal aftermath of when a high school student named Laura Barns committed suicide due to ridicule received over an embarrassing video of her passed out at a party, but did this incident really happen? Digging Deeper An initial search of the internet might suggest that the incident actually occurred.  The embarrassing video of drunk Laura was posted on Youtube here, but “has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s…

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A Brief History On March 20, 2015, John Carroll University’s Paranormal Research Group, the Boo Streaks, will investigate the Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland.  This building opened in 1913 and has quite the history in the past 100 years!  We are really excited to see what we discover tonight! Please stay tuned below to the live twitter feed from these and future investigations: Tweets by @JCU_Boo Digger Deeper Our previous investigation was at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Cleveland on March 14, 2015: Post by JCU Paranormal Research Group. Then, during the week, we were visited by Off…

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