SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) - A Springfield business owner is hoping to cash in on a growing interest in the paranormal thanks to shows like Ghost Hunters.
Darin Hough is looking forward to the grand opening of his new store September 20.
"It might turn a skeptic into a believer," Hough said.
Hough is opening Springfield's first ghost hunting store. He said the Ghost Hunting Source on 14 North Lowry Avenue in the Robinson Building has everything you need to spot a spirit.
"This is a spirit box. It's very popular right now and what this will do is keep running through AM or FM frequencies, which ever you choose. The theory is that the spirits can use this white noise to speak through," Hough said.
Ghost hunting has been a life long interest for the 47 year old. He said he saw a ghost 20 years ago.
"I was driving along on a country road, Possum Road, and it just came right in front of my car and I thought I was going to hit somebody and he just kept right on walking."
This is more than a passion for him. It has become a full time job. He is part of the Miami Valley Paranormal Services.
"We will be glad to come out and do an investigation. There's no charge or it. It's just about the learning and the signs for it," said Hough.
His team has investigated jails, hospitals and homes throughout the Miami Valley.
"We have taken some picture s with our infrared cameras and full spectrum cameras were there were figures in those," said Hough.
He always approaches each situation with caution and respect.
"There's been a couple times I felt frightened. I've actually had to leave the room for where I was and regroup myself and try to come back," said Hough.
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