PIHA Investigates Haunted Museum in Chehalis, WA
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The Lewis County Historical Museum is housed in the historic, 1912 turn of the century, Northern Pacific Railway Depot. The Northern Pacific Railroad (NP) reached the Chehalis River in 1872 from Kalama on the Columbia and the line reached Tacoma the following year. Today it is operated by the Lewis County Historical Society; it is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Lewis County, Washington.
PIHA (Paranormal Investigations of Historic America) is made up of a small group of paranormal investigators that call themselves â€œThe Grey Teamâ€. The tag Grey Team is a reference to the color of their hair and age and has nothing to do with ghost hunting. That simple reference to PIHA is an example of just how different they are from most other paranormal organizations in Washington State.
The Grey Team is made up of only four primary investigatorsâ€™ and a couple of additional investigators that fills in when required.
Vaughn Hubbard is the founder of PIHA and as the Case Manager/Historian; Vaughn schedules the investigations and is the primary spokesman for PIHA.
Debbie Knapp is the co-owner of PIHA and helped Vaughn launch PIHA after they both left another paranormal group that they belonged to. Debbie functions as the lead investigator for PIHA.
Kathy Gavin also serves as a Senior Investigator and has been with PIHA since its inception. Kathy also rotates with Debbie as the Lead Investigator at these investigations.
Dave is the EVP Specialist with PIHA and is present at most of their investigations. Daveâ€™s first priority is studying and working to understand EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) voices and sounds that are recorded on digital recorders, but usually not heard at the time. Daveâ€™s research into this phenomenon is documented on his website Silent Voices (www.silentvoices.info).
Prior to his retirement from Lockheedâ€™s Shipbuilding Division, Vaughn spent his entire career in engineering, designing and building commercial oil tankers and U.S. Navy ships. Vaughn became interested in paranormal investigating after viewing some of the popular shows on TV like Ghost Hunters. â€œI saw and heard some remarkable things being recorded on these televised investigations and just had to find out for myself they really existed or not. They do!â€ Vaughn goes on to say that â€œFor me, itâ€™s all about the physics of these phenomena and not the metaphysicalâ€.