The McDowell Chamber of Commerce along with its ambassadors and local dignitaries came together last week for a celebration of the grand opening of M and D Paranormal and Cryptid Research located at 49 State Street in Downtown Marion.
Owner Mary Young is hoping to help residents of McDowell uncover the mysteries surrounding any paranormal activity whether in their homes or places of businesses. The service is free and the detection and/or monitoring of any ghostly activity is verified independently by the Warren Institute in Asheville, she said. Mary and her team will come to your location with high-tech equipment specially made to detect paranormal activity. She reassures customers that the service and any findings are always confidential. They also conduct cryptid research, the study of creatures whose existence has yet to be—or else cannot entirely be—proved or disproved by science. An example would be Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster.
The shop carries a variety of items from books and jewelry to what Mary calls, a spirit box. A spirit box is a compact tool for attempting communication with paranormal entities. It uses radio frequency sweeps to generate white noise which theories suggest give some entities the energy they need to be heard, she explained.
Visit the shop at 49 State Street or call 282.484.4637 for more details.
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