Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Who You Gonna Call? Researchers Are on the Hunt for Clarence Valley Ghosts and Spirits

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Who You Gonna Call? Researchers Are on the Hunt for Clarence Valley Ghosts and Spirits

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Byline: Clair Morton Clair.Morton@dailyexaminer.com.au

IF THERE'S something weird, in a Grafton neighbourhood, who you gonna call?

Glenreagh resident Jamie Shwartz, that's who.

With close to two years of experience in the paranormal and unexplained phenomena in Penrith and surrounds, he is now in the process of assembling his ideal ghost-finding team, under the name Coffs Coast Paranormal Researchers.

Once up and running at full capacity, he plans to explore unexplained happenings from the Lower Clarence to Coffs Harbour. And there's a few sites in the Clarence Valley he's particularly interested in.

"Apparently there's an old abandoned park somewhere near Grafton, and some people have walked past and there's been a little boy in the swing," he says.

"Then there's one that always keeps coming back. It's said around Glenreagh in the 1950s there was a plane crash near a road called the 1260, and around that area people have experienced a few things happening but no-one's ever found the crash site or the plane."

Mr Shwartz says he has been interested in the idea of spirits and reincarnation all his life, even more so after a first-hand experience about 20 years ago, so when he found out about Nepean Paranormal Investigations in Penrith three years ago he jumped at the chance to be a part of it.

Since then he says he has been touched, spoken to and pushed up against a brick wall by otherworldly forces.

"On my first investigation we went to an old mental asylum on the outskirts of Sydney and we said 'if anyone's here can you make it known'. It was a warm, steamy night but the temperature dropped about 10 degrees and my face just got really cold. In the recordings later you can hear a spirit over my voice saying 'right there, I touched it'.

"The last time we were out there something grabbed my leg and stopped me walking away from the place. …

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