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GrinterThe Grinter family, including pioneer Annie Grinter, with a marker on the left, is buried at a cemetery near the old Grinter House. (Photo by Janet Golubski)
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GrinterElite Paranormal of Kansas City made a presentation about ghost investigations on Saturday, June 1, at Grinter Place, 78th and K-32 in Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by Janet Golubski)
My granddaughter, Makynzie Sanchez, and I share a common interest of the paranormal and we had a chance to go to the Grinter House this past Saturday evening to experience what paranormal investigators’ mission is when they go on site, what equipment they use and the sounds they hear.
Elite Paranormal of Kansas City did just that. Ten people gathered at Grinter House, 1420 S. 78th St., and we listened to Rob Garcia, founding member, explain some paranormal activities they personally have been involved in with the different places they were invited to come and investigate.
It was very interesting to hear some actual electronic voice phenomena (EVP) that they had recorded.
After their presentation, Joe Brentano, site administrator for the Grinter House, took us on a history walk. I have been here several times during Applefest in the fall but really never absorbed all the history of Moses and Annie Grinter. Brentano did an awesome presentation of the house and the Grinter family, and told us where the cemetery was where we would find the family buried. After we left we went to the cemetery just up the street and really enjoyed walking around and seeing all the tombstones of the family.
At 8 p.m. the paranormal team were taking 12 people into the Grinter House and demonstrating the equipment first hand. Makynzie and I would have liked to have had that opportunity but that time slot was filled. I was hoping to actually be there when they might have had a visit from a Grinter family member.
Brentano hopes that the investigators will come back in October because there was a lot of interest they couldn't fulfill. Makynzie and I have already vowed to come back again in October. So if you haven't come and visited Grinter House it is some great history from our own backyard. Come by; you'll be glad you did.
More information about Grinter House hours is at www.kshs.org/grinter_place, or call 913-299-0373.