A while back I had a unique offer to go on a ghost hunt in the historic century old Ravalli County Museum with the team from Hawk Paranormal Scientific Investigations. The museum itself is an amazing piece of architecture, designed by the famed Montana architect A.J. Gibson in 1900, and it served as the county courthouse until 1979 when it was replaced by the current one. It has a huge second story courtroom with an 18 foot tall ceiling, tons of wood accents, and large arched windows. It’s not every day I get this kind of unique opportunity for photography, so I was pretty excited to get the after hour tour. According to the investigators, there’s been plenty of reports of hauntings over the years…everything from doors closing randomly, to voices that didn’t belong there. So, what about my visit? Was it spooky? YES! Did I see anything paranormal? No…but it was a lot of fun, and I got a chance to make some interesting images there. Pretty much everything I shot was in almost total darkness, which made it even more challenging. Happy Halloween!
Here’s the lead investigator himself…thanks again for the tour!
By far the spookiest part of the entire building is the basement..it’s got a dirt floor and the original walls made from cut stone blocks. Down here is where the museum stores it’s display mannequins, which makes it SUPER CREEPY!! .