Paranormal Exploration at the Cohen Bray House
Saturday, October 10, 7:00PM-Midnight
Cohen Bray House, 1440 29th Avenue, Oakland
$50, All proceeds benefit the Cohen Bray House
The beautiful Stick-style home was built in 1882-1884 by Julia Moses and Watson A. Bray for their daughter Emma, upon her marriage to Alfred H. Cohen, attorney. The families of both the bride and groom were wealthy and socially prominent. Watson Bray was a successful commodities broker, while A. A. Cohen had established the first railroad and ferry system in Alameda County. He also served as chief attorney for the Central Pacific Railroad.
The house has never been sold out of the family and contains the original furniture, wallpaper, woodwork, and many personal objects. It also holds the spirits of several family members and at least one person who worked on the property.
Join veteran investigators Karen Zimmerman and Chuck Thurston as they lead small teams through the three stories of the historic home. Participants will learn about capturing audio and video evidence, and aerospace engineer Chuck will demonstrate some of his homemade ghost hunting gadgets. Alternative methods of spirit communication, such as dowsing rods and pendulums will also be explored, as well as popular smartphone apps. Everyone will receive a pendulum to take home.
There's also a snack break, where everyone can chat and share experiences.
Ghostly activity during previous investigations includes "shadow people," footsteps, knocking, tugged-at clothing, electromagnetic field disturbances, and plentiful Electronic Voice Phenomena.
Space is limited, and you must be at least 18 to attend.
What to bring: A digital recorder, a digital camera, EMF detector or other ghost hunting equipment and observational skills.
Dress code: Soft soled shoes, no perfume or heavily scented lotion or oils, no loudly clanging jewelry.