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Paranormal investigator Alex Matsuo claims customer base increased during pandemic
Matsuo uses several pieces of equipment, like sensing devices and mel counters, to locate paranormal activity
You can read more about Matsuo’s ghost hunting experiences by clicking here
A woman from Raleigh says she’s convinced they exist in one form or another, and she says she isn’t the only one who believes it.
It’s as silent as the grave in Raleigh City Cemetery on a cool October evening.
In the middle of the pitch black, gravestones line the cemetery in rows, marking the last resting places for those buried below, and old oaks and other trees with crooked branches are scattered across the property. It’s a scary scene for most, but not for Alex Matsuo.
“We’re going to do a quick ghost hunt,” Matsuo said. “I use all of this equipment to detect changes in the environment.”
Matsuo is a paranormal investigator with her own horror stories.
“I had experiences when I was a kid and then I had a really intense experience when I was 19 or 20,” Matsuo said.
She says these encounters, coupled with limited knowledge of her experiences with spirits, led her to a life of investigation involving interaction with the paranormal world.
She begins each ghost hunt by recording the date and location. Next, Matsuo uses a motion sensing device to track any responding spirits.
She says if he rings a ring, something might be nearby.
“I like this equipment because it looks like a lantern, which to the deceased, whether it’s the 1700s or 1800s, is something more familiar to them,” Matsuo said.
She also uses a device called a mel meter, which detects electromagnetic fields and temperature.
“It detects the changes that are happening, and if we have a scary experience, we can look at the mel meter and see if something is going on,” Matsuo said.
Matsuo says she has investigated the Raleigh City Cemetery several times and thinks it is haunted.
“I encountered different things, especially like a shadow who has been described as a graveyard guard,” Matsuo said.
And it’s not just cemeteries.
Matsuo says there has been an influx of customers during the pandemic.
“People [were] at home more often than [they] regulars, so I think they were noticing more of the stuff happening, ”Matsuo said.
When Matsuo visits a client, she brings the same equipment with her and stays for hours.
“If it’s a spirit or a ghost, and we’re assuming it’s people, they’re not going to come out and say hello right away. We will ask the client to visit the house with us, where he encountered activity, ”she said.
Matsuo is also the author of several ghost hunting books.
You can visit its website, by clicking here.