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Ghost Hunting Interns: They're Real and Hiring in St. Charles

St. Charles Ghost Tours is looking for interns with a fascination for the paranormal. Dr. Michael Henry, who runs the organization, has been leading tours along St. Charles' historic Main Street for seven years.

Is your DVR set to record shows like Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State and Ghost Adventures?

Have you ever used a voice recorder to pick up EVPs?

Do you like to hang out in places like graveyards and abandoned buildings?

Dr. Michael Henry may have a job for you.

Henry runs St. Charles Ghost Tours, now in its seventh year. This year, he's looking to add something to his business—a ghost-hunting intern or two. 

"This is an opportunity to learn about ghost hunting and the paranormal for a collection of experts you cannot find anywhere else," Henry said.

Henry said he's looking for someone with a strong background in science, and a degee in history or science and experience with research is a plus.

He would also like someone with performance or sales experience who is used to speaking in front of people.

"If you have stage fright, this isn't for you," Henry said.

Hours will mainly be on Friday and Saturday evenings for the tours, but flexibility in scheduling is a must.

The Ghost Tours staff includes electronics experts, engineers, an archeologist, historians, professional photographers and video operators.

"We offer a lot more than just really cool black t-shirts," Henry said.

Henry is a member of the St. Louis Paranormal Society, the largest paranormal research group in the Midwest. The group tours and investigates locations such as the Lemp Mansion.

Occasionally, they research locations overnight.

Interested persons can contact Henry at 314-374-6102 or by email to info@stcharlesghosts.com.

Henry has done extensive research about St. Charles history, and even if you're not into the paranormal, the Ghost Tours make for a fascinating evening of historical trivia.

For instance, did you know Main Street used to be where Riverfront Drive is now? The street was moved to the west side of that row of houses and businesses when flooding became an issue.

Take a careful look at the back entrances of those houses along Riverfront Drive—with many of the buildings, it's obvious that those backs were meant to be the fronts of the buildings.

Robert Frick May 10, 2013 at 03:06 PM
There is no such thing as ghosts. That's not to say a walking tour in a historic district at night coupled with a good scare story isn't a lot of fun, but if these people truly believe there are ghosts and creepy things out there, they're kooks.
Michael Henry May 14, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, but perhaps I should say more about what we do. First, as I am sure you know, you cannot prove something does NOT exist. If you say: “There is no such thing as ghosts” that is an irresponsible and impossible position. You can however, prove something DOES exist. That is what we are trying to do. Our goal is to gather data, as objectively and scientifically as possible. We are using new – and traditional methods – to gather information. Beyond any doubt, we are experiencing things we cannot explain. Are these unexplained events ghosts? I cannot say for certain. There is something there, and it could be ghosts. I have been studying the paranormal for more than 30 years. I am not quite ready to draw any firm conclusions. Perhaps, after another 30 years of investigations, I will be able to address these questions in a very solid manner.
Justin Michalik May 16, 2013 at 02:07 AM
And that, sir, is getting owned by the expert himself. I may have to look into one of these tours.

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