|New Jersey Paranormal
Ghost tours could help fund
Warren County Historical Society
Sunday, November 14, 2010
By STEPHEN J. NOVAK
The Warrenside Tavern already has spirits, but it's the ghosts that could help the Warren
County Historical Society.
The historical group is in preliminary talks with the New Jersey Paranormal Investigation
Team about setting up "ghost tours" of the Bloomsbury bar and the society's Belvidere
museum, representatives of the involved parties say.
Though details have yet to be determined, the plan is for tours of the sites with participants
searching for evidence of the afterlife and also making a donation to the historical society.
"I thought it was going to be a hard sell," said Janice Raheb, a historical society member who
pitched the idea, "and they just jumped at it."
The investigation team, a group of friends who began their paranormal research in 2008, has
already performed its own investigations of both places, most recently Nov. 6 at the
Warrenside, said member Jason Sweigert.
The new idea stems from a historical society luncheon at the Warrenside Tavern, where the
paranormal team gave a presentation of its results from the museum investigation. Sweigert
said owners of the tavern told him of unusual occurrences of their own.
Recordings at the tavern may have revealed sounds of heavy breathing and voices, Sweigert
said. He said similar results were uncovered at the museum's investigation in mid-October.
"Right now, we're in the review process," said Sweigert, a former Belvidere resident now
living in Nazareth.
Raheb said she found the results "pretty shocking," though she said some will be skeptical.
"How can you be absolutely 100 percent sure? It's like religion," she said. "At the same time, I
heard the voice on the tape."
Sweigert said he hopes tours can begin in December.
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