As a Penn Stater and local to State College, PA, I’m always interested in following local paranormal stories. It started with the Penn State Paranormal Research Soceity, which lead to the A&E TV show Paranormal State. Ryan Buell and the folks in the club used to have a yearly convention called Univ-Con and it was the first time I got interested in ghost hunting when I got a chance to meet Jason and Grant from TAPS.
This past year another local show, this time on ABC Family called Monica the Medium features a medium who is also a Penn State student. I haven’t watched a lot of it yet, but from what I have seen I’ve loved how everything is filmed right in the town I live in, in places I see on a daily basis.
I noticed Monica posted something last night to twitter that she’d be doing a web chat, so I thought it would be interesting to see what she had to say. In the chat she seemed very down-to-earth, and was very willing to interact with the fans. She happily answered questions about her experiences with being a medium, as well as the many things going on in her life now that she’s a TV star.
So last night in the middle of this conversation with fans, without leaving the camera, the lights in the room just suddenly powered off. I saw it… she didn’t get up to do it, and I didn’t notice anybody else in the room other than her tiny dog. This was at an airbnb she’s staying at while filming a Nightline special in California (see below). She seemed only a bit weirded out by it… it seemed as though she has experienced this sort of thing so often that she was mostly unphased. Later on her computer started acting up, although as an IT guy I would not blame the spirits for that one.
While it wasn’t a huge earth shattering event, it was pretty neat to see something unexplained happen live! Unfortunately there’s no recording of it!
Here’s the Nightline special featuring Monica:
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