It started as a vacation with my son  Mark and daughter Michelle. We went to Gettysburg  National Civil War
Park as Mark had studied about it and had gotten me interested in the civil war.
Our first night at  Gettysburg, we decided to take one of the ghost walks around Gettysburg that are part of the
tourist trade.  The next night we went out to different areas to investigate on our own. We were sitting between
Little round Top and Devils Den, when a local couple who was also there told us about this area behind us that
had a strange coldness. The gentleman of the couple stated he will never go back to that area again. That was
all we needed and off we went across Plum Creek and down the path with only one flashlight. As we went down
the path the hair on the back of my neck stood up and the temperature must of dropped about 40 degrees on a
warm summer night.  When I turned around my children who had been right behind me were running down the
path back to the car, leaving me behind. We spent several more nights going to different sights and having  
different encounters, such as seeing an apparition at Spanglers Spring, lights in the Smucker House that were
there but not there.  Smelling camp fires when none were present.  That is how I have become interested in
investigating the paranormal.
M.C.P.I.
Monroe COUNTY PARANORMAL investigations
if you believe in the hereafter you know what we're here after
How I Got Interested in Investigating
Paranormal Activities
By: Mike Masterton
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