Springfield Ghost Society

                                                                                                     Paranormal Research Investigators, Springfield, IL






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                                    Debbie Lowery



Last Updated

February, 2015                                                                             Founded January 2000



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? 

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What's New

Next Meeting - April 2015

Meetings are for Members and people interested in joining this group


"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.

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 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 an investigation. You can contact us through our e-mail or plan to come to one of our meetings, which is posted on this web site.

We are interested in the haunted history of Springfield, IL. If anyone knows any haunting stories about any of the buildings or homes in this area please email them or call 217-414-4678. If there is no answer please leave a number where you can be reached.


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 Amanda. This is what she had to say:

My friends and I went on a little "ghost hunt" Friday night. I took this picture of the abandoned brick building. Now this building has windows boarded up and it is completely dark. In this picture I see a white face that appears to be bloody. I'm not sure but this really freaked me out!!!!
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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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