Why i hunt for ghosts

Businessmen and corporate executives sign up to know how to see ‘dead people’

Published: 30th November 2016 02:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th November 2016 05:52 AM   |  A+A-



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BENGALURU: Arun A had experienced a ‘presence’ last year in a portion of his house, which he had rented out. “We had rented out the ground floor to a woman and she had committed suicide,” says the city-based businessman. “The house was shut for three months for police investigation. When we took the steps, to our house, we felt the presence of someone and we would sometimes hear a scream. Also, my mother became ill. She was depressed and demanded that we leave her alone. We didn’t know what was happening.”

He then happened to see a TV show that featured Bengaluru’s leading  ghostbuster, Dr Rahul Kumar. Rahul is the lead investigator at Pentacle, a group that is dedicated to paranormal research. Arun contacted Rahul immediately. “He found a presence of the spirit of the woman Divya, who had killed herself, “ says Arun. “During the investigation, we learnt that she was depressed and missed her mother. She wanted my mother. Rahul and his team cleansed the place. Now, everything is fine and we also have a tenant living there. My mother is also better now.”

The team Pentacle is organising PARA-Con 2016, a workshop that explains how a paranormal investigation is conducted.  So far, more than 20 people have registered for it. Dr Rahul Kumar, lead investigator in Bengaluru, says, “This is happening for the first time in India. The term Para-con is commonly used for the conferences on paranormal activities and parapsychology. In 2014, when team Pentacle was found in Bengaluru, people did not know much about paranormal and parapsychology. Now, we have more than 450 members in the team. At the event, we will have a talk on the paranormal investigation trips followed by a workshop where we will talk about the gadgets, we use and a question answer session.”

The four-hour workshop is open for registrations. Anyone above 18 years of age can participate and there are no limit in number of participation. Dr Rahul adds, “It is a new concept and we are doing this on a small-scale. We are teaming up with different organisations and are starting Haunted Tours soon. The company, which has tied up with us for the tour, will also be coming to the event.”

Soumya Ranjandass says he was always interested about paranormal activities. This HR professional will be at the workshop, out of curiosity. He says, “I have been trying to find organisations that works in this field. I research a lot on the subject and routinely come across online courses. My sister and mother had some experiences. So, I decided to participate and learn more about it.” 

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