'Tis the Season for Ghosts
It’s October. Time for trick or treat, outrageous costumes and the annual Pet Costume Parade. But this year, there’s more.
There will be a very special evening at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, when Dr. Carol Pollio, Director of Intuitive Investigations®, will host a presentation of her findings of paranormal activity throughout Sussex County. This free event will be held on Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m.
Be a doubter or not; Dr. Pollio has conducted many scientific paranormal investigations at historic sites throughout Sussex County and she’s got info on them all.
And if you’re maybe rolling your eyes a bit, having a small snicker, it’s a good bet you won’t be the first skeptic Dr. Pollio has ever encountered. It’s why, as she says, she is inviting you to “skip the legend and weigh the evidence.”
Evidence is something the very scientific doctor has relied upon through three careers, including 38 years as an environmental scientist, 31 years as a member of the US Coast Guard Reserve (retired O-6/CAPT), and 20 years as a professor in academia.
Dr. Pollio comes to this presentation with impressive credentials. She is the founder of Intuitive Investigations® and says she realized her abilities as a clairvoyant as a pre-teen.
She specializes in earthbound spirit communication and promises to share recordings of electronic voice phenomena.
People always want “proof,” the good doctor says. “But when you’re in court, and someone’s on trial, what’s presented is the evidence. I’ll bring you the evidence, where all the other things this could be, I’ve ruled out.”
Will her evidence convince you? We asked Dr. Pollio some questions to get you in the mood for some Sussex phenomena.
Letters: What is your “must have” piece of equipment for investigations?
Dr. P: You must have a decent digital recording device. The best evidence is digital audio. Also, what is now called an instant camera. What we all used to call a Polaroid. The 35mm cameras allow for too much image manipulation.
Letters: What was your first incident?
Dr. P: My first paranormal experience was when I was 20. I was living in an old officer’s club in New Jersey. All of a sudden there’s this banging in the room I was sleeping in. And it was frankly, at the time, terrifying.
Letters: Who was your first believer?
Dr. P: The person who was living in that same club, and had stayed in that room. He knew I was not making it up.
Letters: Who’s your favorite local spirit?
Dr. P: The horse at the Marvel Carriage Museum.
Letters: Your favorite fictional spirit?
Dr. P: Ghost, with Whoopi Goldberg
Letters: What’s the difference between Spirit over Ghost?
Dr. P: Spirit is the more appropriate, more respectful term. Which, when working with historic sites, is important, because, I never thought about it, but it is a world filled with ancestors.
Letters: Why do some spirits haunt?
Dr. P: We’ll share that information on Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m., at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.
Letters: It’s free. It’s fun. Come get your spirit on. ▼