Paranormal Georgia Investigations is bringing the state’s hauntings to Canton Aug. 23. The investigators will be sharing evidence of Georgia’s most haunted locations.

The free event will be at 6 p.m. in the Hickory Flat Library, 2740 East Cherokee Drive.

“We first did this presentation at DragonCon last year. It goes over the most famous well-known haunted spots in Georgia. We cover coastal Georgia, inland, Civil War and Native American hauntings. The coastal hauntings are mostly Savannah because it has such a rich history,” Manager Heather Dobson said. “One of these locations we have been able to investigate in the north Georgia area and we have evidence to share with the listeners of the panel. It is really fascinating.”

Though there has not been any findings within the county, Dobson said surrounding areas have proved to be active.

“We touch on Kennesaw Mountain, as well as Pickets Mill and Allatoona Pass. Those are all local in Cobb, Bartow and Paulding,” she said. “We do cover a lot of the Civil War sites on Sherman’s march to the sea, which came nearby here.”

Paranormal Georgia Investigations was founded in 2009.

“We investigate the claims of hauntings and paranormal activity in people’s homes and businesses. People will email and call us saying ‘there is something going on in my home,’ and we will go in using our equipment — infrared cameras, video and audio recorders, electromagnetic field detectors and temperature gauges,” Dobson said. “We go in attempting to capture evidence of whatever paranormal may be happening.”

The group does this “in the hopes to prove that paranormal activity truly does exist — that there is something beyond this realm.”

“Before we do that, we try to go in and find normal explanations for everything: Are the scratches you are hearing in your walls squirrels? Do the cabinet doors open up on their own because they are not level?” she explained. “We don’t charge for our services, it’s all free and we are self-funded.”

Through the Paranormal Georgia Investigations, Paranormal Data Collective was also created.

“We founded the Paranormal Data Collective, which is a group of organizations across the United States that collect data from their investigations such as weather information, moon phases, seismic activity and geological data to see if there is any data point out there that can specifically cause or be the reason for paranormal activity,” Dobson said.

There will be a Q&A with the investigators after the presentation at the library.

“The Q&A can cover anything from the Historic Haunted Georgia presentation or can be questions in general about paranormal investigating and other evidence we have captured,” she said. “It is friendly so it is perfectly alright to bring your children. There is nothing horribly scary or terrifying that happens in the presentation. We are available for investigations if people feel that there is something going on in their home or business that they would like to know more about.”

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