SPIS (Sweetwater Paranormal Investigation Society)

December 15, 2008 on 12:00 pm | In Article | No Comments


On October 25th the library hosted the “Haunted Halloween” program. Guest speakers were members of the AAPI (American Association of Paranormal Investigators). Later that night AAPI and SPIS (Sweetwater Paranormal Investigators) and myself did an investigation at the Sweetwater County Library. We appreciated the efforts of both teams and hope to hear from them soon on their findings.

The Ghost Hunter’s, SPIS is a local group, based in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

Here is a bit of information about this group as listed on their official website:

Origin of SPIS

The Sweetwater Paranormal Investigation Society was formed shortly after an investigation of the Sweetwater County Library in Green River, WY. The investigating team consisted of David Halter, Sean Johnsen, Joe Barbuto, RJ Pieper, and Hannah Redden.

What started as a small project quickly turned into a full fledged documentary on the hauntings of the Green River Library. Before the group could continue with the project, they had to have a name for themselves. The original name of SPIS came from RJ Pieper.

After the investigation was finished the documentary was in post production. It was titled, “Ghost Hunt: Stories of the Haunted Library.” Within a month, the final cut of the film was shown to the public on October 27th, 2005 in the library’s multi-purpose room.

Over 100 participants came to the first showing of the film. An encore presentation was held the following Tuesday with over 60 people eager to see the ghost hunt.The excitement and success of the documentary encouraged the members of SPIS to continue investigations around Sweetwater County. However, jobs and school had prevented many of the team members from organizing them. Sean Johnsen and David Halter were planning investigations in Green River while RJ Pieper and Joe Barbuto planned other investigations around the area. Things were just starting to look up until the beginning of April when we lost one of our most important members.

On April 6th, 2006, Sean Johnsen, our most involved member of SPIS was killed in a vehicle accident. He was a great friend and an extremely intelligent person. He was a great asset to our team, and he will be missed greatly. His name will be remembered, and his involvement with the paranormal will live on through our investigations. Now that he has crossed into the realm of the paranormal, perhaps we will hear him in EVP or capture him on film. Either way, we know he will be there helping us every step of the way.

SPIS continues to investigate the paranormal. Even with our tight schedules, we will continue to plan, investigate, and report our findings of ghosts and other phenomenon throughout Sweetwater County and other areas. We have a scientific approach to our investigations, and we take every situation seriously.

They seem to be a professional and serious team of investigators. I wish SPIS all the best in their endeavors. I hope we will hear from them often.

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