One of the radio program host's producers, Jennifer, when told of the station's reputation, said "I believe in ghosts. I'd just really like to see one."
As if opening a long sealed door, it started. First, she indeed saw a part of the figure of a man standing near one of the studio's doors who vanished while she watched. Next was a long series of mechanical and equipment problems.
Finally, Matthew's interview happened. On that Sunday night, the phones went haywire dropping all calls and also the phone lights acted oddly.
Also, an odd occurrence, over the air (and through the direct monitor on the telephones,) sounds were heard. First was a man laughing, then a bell and finally a "breathy" woman sighing and trying to speak. All these sounds were heard EVERYWHERE except the studio and this included the direct monitor on the phone. These sounds were recorded and will be available on this site shortly.
Another event was that on Sundays, there is a "web-cam" on the show. The web-cam picked up an odd mist hovering directly in front of the radio program host during the show. The technicians worked the lights and the camera to check if the anomaly was a "bug" but it did not dissipate no matter what was tried.
The radio program host wanted a full-scale investigation and a "seance" to see what was really going on. Matthew immediately contacted one of our staff members, the director of another paranormal group and rounded up a small crew of five extra souls (Frank, Melanie, David, Toni and Derek) and we set off for Merritt House. Armed with cameras, tape recorders and paper and pen, we ventured to St. Catharines for the investigation.
We were going to research the house at local libraries once we arrived but the libraries were closed so in we went, blind and open to just about anything. For Matthew, when he first found out about the home, he immediately realized one very odd thing. Not knowing it's history, he was now in the home of a man who he had actually admired to the point of telling his an ex-flame he wanted to name his first son after. It was then that we started our experiences...