Springfield Ghost Society

                                                                                                     Paranormal Research Investigators, Springfield, IL






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Welcome to the Springfield Ghost Society Website!

                                   Debbie Lowery



Last Updated

October, 2015                                                                             Founded January 2000


This group is different in many aspects from other ghost groups.  We don't welcome fame and fortune.  We don't want to be on a television show or be known to the entertainment world.  We don't advertise, we are found only by internet searches or word of mouth.  We are here for you and your paranormal encounters.


The purpose of this group is to evaluate and investigate reports of paranormal activity in the central Illinois area. We are all in this group for one reason, the need and desire to learn more about the unknown.  We want to help you understand what is happening in your home or to you and we do this by working with you on your paranormal needs. We work with the public by doing presentations in hopes to educate people about the paranormal world.  We do not purposely try to make the spirits leave during our investigations nor do we antagonize.  Moving the spirits on takes a very special talent and I have not had the honor of meeting someone who I can trust to do this yet.  Many people claim they can send the spirits on but none have proven to me they can do that.  Our hopes are that we can work with the spirits to find out their needs and in doing so this satisfies the spirit which in turn makes them want to move on. There is no guarantee though and many times the choice is to either to live peacefully with the spirits or move. Sometimes, just having someone tell you you're not crazy is all you need.

We need places to investigate to continue our research. Be assured, only experienced and professional researchers will be doing the investigations. If anyone has unusual things happening that you can't explain, please contact us so we can help you.

We can help by answering questions, giving advice or conducting a free investigation. Our contact information is posted at the top of this page.



We hold meetings from April through October.  I'm always looking for ways to improve the meetings.  If you attended the meetings, what suggestions would you have for the educational part of the meeting? 

Please click on this link to send me your answers.


What's New

Next Meeting - October 31, 2015    Meeting time 1 - 4 (No September Meeting)

Lincoln Land Community College - Millennium Building - Room 1104
Meetings are for Members and people interested in joining this group
Springfield's Lincoln Public Library Presentation - October 24th - 3:00pm


"Ghosts are intriguing to some of us but to the majority of people a paranormal experience is heart stopping, remember that when speaking with them."


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No question is stupid so please don't hesitate to ask.  If you have a question or just want to talk about a possible paranormal happening please contact me at debbie.lowery@comcast.net or call me at 217-414-4678.


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Have you always wanted to find answers to that secret deep down question, "Do ghosts really exist?" If you're interested in working with others trying to find proof that ghosts exist and you're interested in helping other people cope with unexplained happenings, then this group is for you. Go to the Membership page and download the application for membership and mail it to the address at the top of the form or bring it to one of our meetings (age requirement enforced). Meeting dates are listed on the calendar.

Not for the faint of heart!


This picture was taken at an investigation in Mt. Pulaski, IL.  This house was built on the same ground as the family homestead from the 1800's.  We believe investigator Craig captured an apparition.  Can you see it?


This picture was taken by Graeme from Australia

This is a picture taken at Oak Alley a large plantation Bed and Breakfast in Louisiana.  Oak Alley
is said to be haunted with souls of former residence whose lives were tragically cut short.
A maintenance assistance experienced a touch on his arm. A tour guide saw a figure sitting on
a bed in the Lavender Room. Empty chairs rock, things move from table and desk tops and unknown
sounds are heard.

Graeme was in the country and one of the sites he visited was Oak Alley in Louisiana. On a tour,
he took many pictures but this one stood out to him. If you look closely you can see what looks
like a woman at the top of the stairs. She is just outside the Lavender room.  He reports there
was no one standing there when he took the picture. He'd like your comments on this picture
and would like it authenticated by someone.
Please send the comments to me at debbie.lowery@comcast.net and I'll pass them on to him.

What would YOU do if you confront a ghost????

Wedding Reception Ghost

These pictures have been submitted by a person who wishes to stay anonymous. The place these pictures were taken is also anonymous. It is known that these pictures have not been edited. It's the best ghost photo I've seen yet. A person was taking photos of the room before a wedding reception. The first picture you see is picture #21 on the roll. It looks normal. The second photo is #23 on the roll. Just in case you're wondering...no one turned that chair around. Looks like this person was not going to be left out.

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This picture has been submitted to me by Heather VanHyning. The building in the picture was built in the 1800s and in the past was a church/school house. It since has been remodeled into a home. Heather lived in the home in the past and during that time heard voices, laughter and doors slamming. She doesn't live there any longer but decided to visit this building to see if it might still have unusual activity. The picture that you see is one of many that she took around the place. Do you think someone was greeting them at the door?

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Ghost or something else...

The following picture was submitted to me by Lori Kerr. Lori, her husband and Brad Cundiff believe they have captured three ghosts at the McPike Mansion in Alton, IL in this picture. Lori and I both agree it seems as if the spirit is definitely upset about something. perhaps their presence? Send me an email to give your opinion on the picture. I'll share your opinions with Lori.
(Look below the picture for Lori's explanation of the picture)

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Following is an explanation of the picture by Lori:

This picture was taken in 2003 ( I believe) when my husband and I went to Alton, Illinois with my brother and some girlfriends. My husband is a professional photographer and he took this picture. We had a role of 27 exp..........4 pictures only showed up on the whole role of film. This picture was taken right in front of the "sun room"..........we went from cold to completely dead cold! If you look through the picture, you can see the sun room and windows in the background.



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