A group of teenage paranormal investigators from Tonowanda, New York are set to appear in court next month after being accused of trespassing on private property. Despite the charges, one member of the group has posted a startling piece of their evidence online.
The 14 individuals, with ages ranging from 16 to 20, were discovered early Sunday morning creeping around an abandoned hospital formerly used as the WNY Office of Disability Development. State Police received a tip about mysterious tire tracks and footprints in the snow, and as officers were investigating two empty vehicles belonging to the group already in the building, a third vehicle had the misfortune of pulling up and into their waiting arms.
According to the WIBV4 News, the kids in the car readily gave up the names of their compatriots, leading to what I’m sure was a full quota of tickets for the end of the month.
After getting “so pissed” and “standing in the cold for like an hour”, one of the ghost hunters took to twitter and instagram to show off images of the abandoned asylum, including one that she believes is a former patient’s tortured soul photobombing her facebook picture. So much for #YOLO.
Proof of life after death wasn’t enough to keep the group of having a near breakdown on social media though, blaming one another for squealing to the cops and lamenting their court date in a series of amusing tweets. Perhaps they’d have done well to read my 25 Hard Earned Pointers for Paranormal Investigation?
All things considered, the photo is interesting, and reminds me a lot of the kinds of images that have been appearing on creepy message boards since the dawn of dialup. If you really look at it, you can almost visualize a white “imp” jumping off her shoulder. I wouldn’t be surprised if the snapshot makes it’s way into a few nebulous YouTube videos titled “REAL!! PROOF OF DEMONS AND GHOSTS! NOT FAKE!” in the near future.
So what do you make of it? Did the teen ghost chasers capture paranormal activity on camera? Or are we just looking at smoke from a cigarette stolen out of mom’s purse? What the hell is swag anyway? Share your thoughts (and your own creepy photos!) with us on twitter @WeirdHQ, at our Official Facebook page, or in the comments section below.