CUTLER — “Did you work here at Adams Mill?” Al Taylor, director of the Kokomo chapter of Indiana Ghost Trackers, asked the dark first floor of the 1845 grist mill. A flashlight flickered on in response.
“Are you the only one here?” Taylor asked. The light dimmed again as a response.
“Are you Alex?” he queried once more. The light turned on slightly at first and then burned brighter.
The room was silent except the sound of people’s weight shifting as the questions were being asked.
The questions continued for several minutes as the light would stay on for varying amounts of time and then turn off with different questions. The flashlight was sitting on an old carriage on the first floor of Adams Mill and appeared to be 10 feet from any one person in the building.
The flashlight was one of the many ways the Kokomo chapter of the Indiana Ghost Trackers attempted to communicate with paranormal beings. The excursion was from 10 p.m. Saturday night to about 12:30 a.m. Sunday at Adams Mill in Cutler.
Thirty-odd people gathered to see what tracking ghosts would bring. The Kokomo chapter of IGT made $173, which was donated directly to Adams Mill. IGT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to paranormal research. The Kokomo Chapter has been around since June 2001.
Because of the large volume of guests, attendees were split into three groups and assigned a floor of Adams Mill. Each floor had team leaders from the Kokomo chapter of IGT.
Taylor said the investigation Saturday went well.
“That stuff hasn’t happened to us in a while,” Taylor said. “Items being thrown and kicked over —it’s unusual.”
Those who visited the second floor experienced items being thrown or “falling from the ceiling.” Some of the items included glow sticks, a corn husk and a fake eyeball.