Dim lit rooms and creaky floors were the scene for the Ghost tour of the Russ House this past Saturday. The one hour tours were reserved in advance with 6PM â€“ 9PM seats available. The 7 PM tour began with a historical talk by Tamarah Rasmussen of the Jackson County Tourist Development Council. Tamara gave a lively history of the family who called this beautiful house their home as well as the hardships they encountered.
Following the history, a live paranormal investigation took place upstairs with the Emerald Coast Paranormal Concepts team leading the way. Digital voice recorders, infrared cameras and spirit boxes were strategically placed throughout the room to aid in the communication. The ghost presence in the Russ House has been named "Virgil" by the team and is quite a character with a great sense of humor. He answered some questions and otherwise toyed with the team as they attempted to engage in games and other activities.
On sale at the event were Russ House T-Shirts and Christmas ornaments to support the Save the Russ House project.
The team will review the details of the investigation and post them on their Facebook page and website. For more information visit their website at http://www.emeraldcoastparanormalconcepts.com