Imagine sitting alone in a dark cell of the historic Gila County Jail, or the cavernous 1917 Miami YMCA building - blindfolded and wearing noise-cancelling headphones. Is it true that fear or other emotions may channel energy that increases paranormal activity or focuses your ability to perceive the spirit world? Find out for yourself Feb. 13 when the Arizona Paranormal Investigation and Research Society returns to offer simultaneous ‘Three-Hour Lockdown’ events in Globe and Miami. The sensory deprivation experiment is just one of the evening’s options.
Gila County’s historic jail in downtown Globe housed inmates from 1910-1981; could it be haunted by the vengeful spirits of murderers who spent their final days in the concrete and steel cells?
The historic structure was spotlighted by the popular Travel Channel show ‘Ghost Adventures’ in January 2018, sparking monthly events where pre-registered guests can observe as seasoned paranormal investigators use equipment to sense the spirit world after dark. Guides set up cameras to view locations throughout the jail, with EM detectors and other equipment available, in hopes of finding evidence of the jail’s spirits.
The evening will begin with a walking tour of the museum, providing historical information and tales of the paranormal. Participants will then divide into teams and begin the night’s investigation. Organizers add “there is no guarantee there will be paranormal activity.” Guests for the evening may also participate in in paranormal experiments such as an ‘isolated spirit box session’ or the sensory deprivation experiment. Read more about the team’s background and gear at azpirs.com, or connect at facebook.com/AZGHOST for invites to future eerie evenings planned at Acadia Ranch in Oracle or a ‘haunted brothel’ event to be announced.
Miami’s Old YMCA Building: 18,000 Square Feet of Paranormal Opportunity
Using cameras, EM detectors and other atmospheric sensing gear, the paranormal investigators first checked out this massive building in November 2020. “There is intense paranormal activity,” they reported, adding the Feb. 13 after-dark event is a three-hour paranormal lockdown “not for the faint of heart.” The 18,000-square-foot Miami YMCA was built in 1917.
Similar to the simultaneous event in Globe, guests will have the option to participate in experiments such as a sensory deprivation session, blindfolded and wearing noise-cancelling headphones.
Tickets are $40; the events are limited to 10 pre-registered guests at each location in order to assure proper and safe physical distancing. Covid-19 safety guidelines apply and masks are required.
Proceeds from the evening help pay for upkeep and building restoration. Reserve your tickets in advance at azpirs.com/tours, home of the Arizona Paranormal Investigation and Research Society
Want a sneak preview of what these evenings could entail?