Who are you?
I am Jenny Gurney, a member of F.R.E.A.K.S paranormal team out of Minnesota. F.R.E.A.K.S stands for Friends Researching Entities and Known Spirits. Im a huge paranormal buff, I read and watch anything paranormal to learn more and various topics within the field. I am also the host of Paranormal HotSpot radio show on ztalkradio.com!
Explain your Methodology?
I go into every location or situation with an open mind, and try to explain and learn more about the paranormal. I often let the location “tell me” where to set my equipment up.
My favorite two haunts so far in my first year of investigating have been Villisca Ax Murder House in Villisca, Iowa and St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis Minnesota. Two very different locations but each has given me the best personal experiences.
At St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis Minnesota, in the basement of the store front, I had my hair pulled more than once in a span of 30 minutes during an overnight investigation. I have also been scratched in that basement by the cage room. While at Parasota Investigation which was held at St. Anthony Main, in the Event Center, I had all my energy drained from my body but once I left the room, I was fine and had all my energy back. I have been back to St. Anthony Main several times since Parasota and have done their ghost tours several times. I have also done one other overnight investigation there. St. Anthony Main has never and will never disappoint me.
While at Villisca Ax Murder House, we had an extreme non-paranormal experience but that happening gave us some AMAZING paranormal evidence. When walking into the house, myself and all the teams members present had a negative feeling that we should not have been there. Not even 30 minutes being at the house, it started to hail, about softball size or bigger at some times. Because of the hail, the original windows (100 + year old) on the north side of the house, started to break and the glass was flying in at us. After it stopped hailing, all the team members went out to the barn where we waited for Johnny Houser to come to clean up the mess and board up the windows, we kept seeing stuff moving in window of the main floor bedroom (where the neighborhood girls slept). Luckily we had a recorder in that room running. We got some amazing evidence from that hour from no one being in that house. The rest of the night was very active. We got some amazing evidence from that night.
Why did you get into the Paranormal?
Honestly, watching all the paranormal shows got me really interested in the paranormal field. When I heard about Brandy Green’s event, Parasota in 2010, I knew I had to go to that event. That event is what really got me into the paranormal field. I met some amazing people, who are now my friends. That also how I met the team I’m part of, through an events. I have gone to both Parasota held by Brandy and a couple other paranormal events held in Minnesota.
I’m hoping to make it back to Villisca Ax house this year for another overnight investigation but on a clear night. One location I’m hoping to make it to this year is Waverly Hills in KY. In a couple weeks, I will be heading to WI Rapids to investigate the First Ward School House that my friend Justin Libigs of Relatively Haunted, owns. I hope to continue my radio show, and get some more amazing guests on it.
Do you think that paranormal shows gives groups a bad reputation?
No, I don’t think that a paranormal show gives groups a bad reputation. I personally watch the TV shows because of the locations they investigate. Ghost Hunters paved the road for paranormal TV, and now you have Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Challenge, and various other shows popping up. I might not like some of the ways they investigate but I learn from them. Some of the shows are good but some are not but I give every show a shot.
Who is the person in the paranormal field you look up to the most or want to be like?
This question is so hard for me to name only one because I have met so many great people in the paranormal field that I look up to the most. The two that pop into my head right away is Sarah Harmon, aka Paranormal Sarah. Sarah Harmon is one of people I first met in the paranormal field, and from the start she has always given me a great amount of support no matter what is happening in her life. She has taught me so much about the paranormal field. Another person I look up to in the paranormal field is Russ Stiver. He has taught me so much about the paranormal field though just chatting with him on Facebook or Skype.
I wanted to also thank Tiffany Johnson, Scotty Roberts, Joe Couto, Kale Kelly, Michael Carroll and Charlette Stepp for always being there for me with great amount of support and wisdom when I need it the most and just being great friends.
Have you made a page on www.paranormaldictionary.com?
I’m going to be setting one up very soon for my paranormal radio show.
Name some Random Facts about you?
I have met Barry and Kris from Ghost Hunters International, Brandy Green, Andy Andrews and Robb Demarest formerly with GHI, The Klinge Brothers, Steven LaChance, John and Chris Zaffis and Brian Cano and many more amazing people.
I do not like horror movies at all; they scare the crap out of me.
I’m an amazing photographer, and that is my favorite thing to do. I never leave my house without my camera when going on road trips.
Are you a skeptic or a believer?
I’m 100% believer in the paranormal. I have experienced enough to say there is something out there.
https://www.facebook.com/paranormalhotspot —- my radio show Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennys-Photography/172106349565072 — my photography page