By Molly Moser
Dozens gathered last Thursday evening to travel into the beyond with paranormal explorer Curt Strutz. Strutz resides in Milwaukee, Wis., and has traveled the country visiting abandoned hospitals, asylums, hotels, homes, and other places of suspected paranormal energy.
In the darkened third floor ballroom of the municipal building, Strutz set the scene for one of his earliest brushes with the beyond. In an apartment he shared with his wife and young son, strange events led to the naming of one part of the home as the ‘creepy corner.’ In the creepy corner, lamps switched on and off of their own accord. The contents of a shelf bolted to the wall frequently leaped onto the floor, and photos taken of the corner showed orange orbs when developed. The voice of a singing stuffed dinosaur could be heard when no one was near enough to activate the toy.
“At 2:00 a.m. you’d hear Barney singing from the corner. That’s creepier than a ghost,” Strutz joked with his audience. His tales were peppered with jokes, and Strutz’s healthy sense of skepticism kept a light mood in the dark room.