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Cudahy paranormal investigation class stirs debate

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Cudahy paranormal investigation class stirs debate

By Yona Gavino. CREATED Nov 22, 2013

CUDAHY - A viewer sent us an e-mail, worried about a "paranormal investigation" taking place at J.E. Jones Elementary School in Cudahy. We started digging and found out it was part of a class being offered through the Cudahy Rec Department.  But our viewer isn't the only one who thinks it's a bad idea.

Noah Leigh is a ghost hunter. He’s also the lead investigator for the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee.  He’s teaching his students the basics about investigating the unknown.

“Really, for the class, I want to walk people through the steps of doing an investigation – setting up the equipment, doing the sessions that we do,” explained Noah Leigh.

He doesn't think the school is actually haunted.  But he's does think ghosts exist.  And he's trying to show students how to prove it using science.

But not everyone thinks it's a good idea. Arn Quakkelaar got a concerned e-mail about the class from someone in his prayer network.

We asked him what harm could possibly come from this.

“There could very well be ghosts,” explains Quakkelaar. “We’re not against believing that. We believe in the Holy Spirit, and that’s what we’re focused on.”

Noah doesn’t plan on conjuring up any spirits.

“We’re not going in there with Ouija boards, dowsing rods, to conjure things up. This is not the point. We’re there to document what may have been reported,” explains Leigh.

The School District grated permission for the class.  But the Superintendent did not have any official comment about the class.

Yona Gavino

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Yona joined TODAY'S TMJ4 as a general assignment reporter in April 2013. Before moving to MIlwaukee, Yona spent two and a half years as a reporter at the NBC affiliate in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.