iGHOST formed as a formal group in June of 2006 after
several of its members enjoyed an evening ghost hunting at the Hannah House on Indianapolis' south side. All of us had
always been interested in the paranormal, and the opportunity to investigate a reportedly haunted location (especially as
one as locally famous as the Hannah House) did nothing but solidify our desire to continue working in this field. Before
the end of the night we had agreed to form a group and investigate many more locations. Further, we happened to meet
the founder as well as several members of The Southern Indiana Ghost Hunters, SIGH, at the Hannah House, (and have learned
a great deal about conducting investigations from them, as well as had the opportunity to join them on a few investigations).
After conducting research on the best way to get started and obtaining
the equipment we use on our investigations, we quickly began to seek out locations to investigate, and have been going strong
ever since. We continue to actively seek new locations to investigate, as well as form relationships with other local
paranormal investigation groups. Our sole purpose is not to compete with other groups, but to contribute to the field
of paranormal research in any way that we can by continuing our mission to attempt to capture proof positive of the paranormal
world. Thank you for visiting our site!
Shanna, Co-Founder, Lead Investigator
"I have been interested in the paranormal since my early teens. I always believed in the possibily of ghosts, but I never
had any personal experiences. My perspectives started to change as I got older. I currently work as a nurse, and one of the
unfortunate parts of nursing is dealing with death and dying. I found through my 12 years of experience, that some of the
patients that were dying started seeing people that werent there. They will see their deceased husband or wife, point at the
wall and ask me if I see that man, and start having short conversations with an unseen presence. This does not happen with
every patient, but I've seen it enough times to where it made me think. Is it the lack of oxygen and their vital organs slowly
shutting down that is causing them to have delusions and hallucinations? Are they really seeing their loved ones, welcoming
them to the other side? These questions, as well as the desire to help other people in need, only made me want to pursue the
paranormal further. Hence, one of the many reasons iGHOST was formed."
Matt, Co-Founder, Webmaster
"I have always been interested in ghost stories. I remember watching "Poltergeist" in 1982, and
as an 8 year old kid, parts of it were frightening, yet fascinating at the same time. I was intrigued at the very idea of
ghosts, what they represented, whether or not they could truly communicate with us. Basically my young mind just thought
they were cool. I read about ghosts, haunted houses, poltergeists, etc., and what remained in the back of my mind for years,
was that I always told myself that if ever given the chance, I would spend the night in a haunted house just for the experience.
I finally got my chance in the summer of 2005 when my friend and co-founder,Shanna, and I along with a few other friends spent
the night in the reportedly haunted Hannah House on the south-side of Indianapolis. It was an exhilarating night, mainly
because it was so new and I didn't know what to expect at any given turn. There we met some great people who were already
somewhat established in the field of paranormal research. They were nice enough to allow us to follow them around, answer
our questions, and give us a better understanding of what ghost hunting really is; the realities versus the TV perceptions.
That night, we formed iGHOST. It was shaky at first, and while we had some guidance, we basically struck out on our
own and learned as much as we could, and as opportunities came along, we gained more and more experience. iGHOST has
gone through a lot of changes over the years, but it keeps growing and getting better all the time. It's a passion that
can be both exciting and frustrating at the same time, but it's a passion none-the-less, and it is something that helps define
who I am."
Bud, Lead Investigator
"Growing up in a family that were very much skeptic of the paranormal, I never really paid much attention if the paranormal
existed or not. Until I witnessed certain things that happened
to me years ago that made me believe that the paranormal probably does exist and ever since then I have wanted answers.
Since becoming a paranormal investigator, I have this chance to find those answers and along the way I get to help other people
find their answers as well and the more people I help, I'm getting the chance to understand the paranormal a lot more.
Being asked to join IGhost is an honor, we all have the same views, approach the paranormal the same way and were all in this
to help others."
Natasha, Case Manager, Investigator
"I became interested in the paranormal a few years ago after some strange and unexplainable occurrences that happened
with my son. The desire for the answers to the unknown fuels my passion for the paranormal. I strongly believe that just because
something is not seen by the eye doesn't mean that it does not exist. I believe that our ability to reason and search
scientifically within a field in its infancy is an opportunity to expand our perception of what reality consists of. Outside
of paranormal researching and investigating I am a mother of two and work as a nursing assistant in a geriatric facility."
"Since I was a child, my brother and I would always go down to our creepy basement hoping to find a ghost, at that age
I think we were expecting something out of the Beatlejuice movie. I would always feel things. For example, a feeling
of something watching me, I would feel sad or restless for no reason at all, sometimes I would refuse to go into certain places
because of the uneasiness I would feel. I also would think I seen things out of the corner of my eye and had to do a
double take. Now that my brother and I are older we found out that we both have experienced seeing things growing up,
that we never talked about to each other until we were adults. We realized that we were not crazy and wasn’t the
only one who had experiences. I wanted to find out if what we experienced was just a wild childhood imagination or something
paranormal. Years went by watching all the ghost hunting shows, wishing I could do that but I didn’t know how
to start. That’s when I met Shanna and Matt with iGHOST in 2008. They explained about their organization
and how they operated and it was exactly what I wanted and needed, so they invited me to an investigation to Mansfield Prison
in Ohio. We had such a great time, I caught my first EVP, I had my backpack unzip, I also had the same type of feelings
I had when I was a child. Needless to say I was hooked. iGHOST asked me to be part of the group shortly after
that investigation and I’ve been with them ever since. I am still searching for the truth….is there really
such a thing as ghosts?"
"I have always been interested in the paranormal since I was about 5. I lived in a "haunted house" and
have spent the rest of my life trying to figure out if it all was my childhood imagination or if it was all for real. I am
a bit of a skeptic and don't believe it until I see it. So, I guess you can say I have been looking for that "proof"
the rest of the world is also looking for. There have been some things happen I cant explain, but that doesn't prove to me
that there is paranormal life after death. Another thing I can say that I am searching for is the difference or explanation
of demons. I personally don't believe in them but so many people swear that they are surrounded by them. A lot of people want
and need help that I (with the great family members of iGHOST) want to give to them. It makes us feel good to be able to put
clients mind at ease, even if it is debunking the paranormal activity."
"I have been interested in the paranormal since I was a child. I really
never had any experiences growing up but I was always fascinated by ghost stories and really wanted to see a ghost or have
something move across the room on its own. I’ve always talked to friends and loved ones after they have died hoping
maybe one day they would respond. When I was 25 working at a nursing home I had my first "ghostly" experience. Shortly
thereafter I met Shanna and in March of 2010 I joined the group. Joining iGHOST has been very educational for me. Although
I believe in ghosts, I don’t automatically assume that every noise I hear and every movement I see is some sort of paranormal
activity. I try to debunk as much as I can and keep an open mind about everything. I’m a very curious person so I have
a lot of questions that I am looking for the answers to. It’s nice knowing there are other people who share my interests
and curiosity with the paranormal. I didn’t join iGHOST looking for "proof" that ghosts exist because I believe
that there are spirits among us. I guess I am just looking for a way of communicating with them and getting some questions
"I was born and raised in Indiana. I've always had an interest in the paranormal and cryptozoology. It wasn't until
my wife and I were dating that i pursued it further.She had wanted to do something special for my birthday and she found
an overnight investigation in Willow Springs Illinois.We had never done anything like it and we were excited to say the least.
After several hours we headed home. While my wife was driving I decided to review our pictures, after looking at a few I
noticed one that looked odd. We pulled over and looked at it and found it to be a full body apparition. We were so excited
we rushed back to the location to show everyone, I have been hooked ever since. I guess to me the question is not "are
there ghosts", but "how can we communicate we the departed"? It is very exciting to hear an EVP or capture
something on film, knowing that someone was just with you and trying to communicate."
"I've lived in Indiana most of my life. I have one sister and one daughter. I got married for the first time
on Halloween in 2009. My husband and I have been interested in the paranormal since before we met. I wanted to
find something new for his birthday 8 years ago, and I found a haunted place to go to in Illinois. It was Rico D's in
Willowsprings. It was our first trip to a haunted location together and we've been hooked since! We enjoy going
to many different places and meeting new people. I do enjoy seeing all the haunted places we go to but I think meeting
all the people (and making new friends) is what keeps me going back."
"I started investigating with my husband Bud years ago just right after he became a paranormal investigator.
I've always been fascinated with the paranormal, but have been some what of a skeptic about it as well. I approach every
investigation as a skeptic and see if I can find the things that cannot be explained away. Being a paranormal investigator
has gave me a chance to travel, meet a lot of great people and having the chance to help clients with what they are dealing
with in their home or business. I am very glad to be a part of IGhost, because this is a team that shares the same ideas
"I’m interested in all aspects of the paranormal and the unknown. I believe an open mind will let you feel, hear
and/or see things that some people can’t or won’t. I would like to help other people understand
the paranormal and look for answers for our clients. I feel honored to be able to investigate the experiences of others and
in the process try to learn as much as I can about the "Things that go bump in the night". I am honored to be a
part of a team that also is compelled to find the truth....whatever that may be...in our investigations."