Daring residents explore Laidley's haunted past
PARANORMAL enthusiasts will hope to conjure voices, shadows and physical encounters with the dead at the Laidley Pioneer Village inaugural investigation event tomorrow night.
Lead by Paranormal Adventures operator Miha Samanovic and South East Paranormal organisers Tina Mundt and Bruce McLoughlin, the event will allow attendees to explore activity from a different time.
Ms Samanovic said Laidley Pioneer Village was one of the most haunted sites in Southeast Queensland.
"Given the village is so old, with all the artefacts and the buildings, it's no surprise the activity is so high," Ms Samanovic said.
Infrared cameras, full-spectrum cameras, state-of-the-art lighting, K2 meters and connect cameras will be used to detect any activity on the night.
"It will predominately be focused on the investigation side of it, we have all the high-technology equipment available," she said.
Ms Samanovic said there was little chance activity would be recorded but she hoped the event sparked the interest of locals.
"It's about giving people who are interested in the paranormal the opportunity to be involved in a paranormal investigation because people don't have that opportunity," she said.
"Personally when we did our trial run-through we saw shadow figures through where the blacksmith area is.
"Other people have heard voices and in the jail there are people that have been touched.
"In the church a man was grabbed so hard that it left a mark on him, in the morgue people felt sick and light-headed."
The spooky event will also give back to the community by donating 100 per cent of the proceeds back to the village.
As all tickets had already been sold, Ms Samanovic said it would become a monthly fixture in Laidley.