October 27, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Pumpkins are perched on doorsteps, leaves are covering sidewalks
and Halloween is just around the corner. For many people this time of year means
scary movie marathons and haunted trails. The students of Illinois Wesleyan University's
Paranormal Society, P.S. I-Woo, are no exception.
The 10 members of P.S. I-Woo do more than just attend meetings. Creeping through
graveyards and entering haunted buildings is nothing new for this group, which actively
partakes in exploring the paranormal, otherwise known as supernatural phenomena.
To learn paranormal hunting techniques, the group often watches episodes of "Ghost
Hunters" during meetings and discusses the results of the show's investigations.
Last year members decided to apply these techniques to exploring the International
House on campus after hearing the legend of the mysterious death of the lady of the
house in this mansion-turned-residence hall. Though the investigation was futile,
members of the group said that they felt like real ghost hunters.
P.S. I-Woo, co-founded in 2008 by sophomores Kathryn Rehor and Sam Labak, whose interest
began in high school, hopes to continue with this type of work, especially with Halloween
approaching. Plans for Halloween this year will include the members of P.S. I-Woo
taking the Spirits of Bloomington tour to recall the legends and myths of McLean County.
In the future, the group hopes to add speakers to their events. They would like to
bring to campus such guests as Lorianne Warren of the show "Paranormal State" or the
investigators from the program "Ghost Hunters." The group has also hired Bloomington
Spirits to teach classes for beginning and advanced ghost hunting as well as tarot
card readings. These classes are planned for the Hansen Student Center starting in
For more information contact Sam Labak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group meets Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center. All are welcome
Contact: Monica Piotrowski '10, (309) 556-3181