It’s a little like Halloween year-round for one Riverside County business owner.
Ghosts, haunts and paranormal activity are Jon Kirchoff’s expertise similar to the trio in the hit movie “Ghostbusters.”
Kirchoff took his interest in all things paranormal and founded Full Tech Paranormal in 1992 after seeing a strange image in a photo he had taken.
Based out of Riverside, Kirchoff and his crew of five investigate ghosts, paranormal disturbances and hauntings at homes, businesses and even land.
“We just finished up a case out of Corona where a family was convinced their house was haunted,” Kirchoff explained. “The residents said they kept seeing a little girl that would walk upstairs between the bedrooms.
The ghostbusting group packed all of their equipment which includes state-of-the-art high definition infrared cameras, electronic voice recorders and a laser grid and headed to Corona to get to the bottom of the alleged haunting.
Kirchoff said most people request his help to confirm that some kind of paranormal activity is occurring and that they aren’t imagining things.
“In the Corona case, we found solid evidence that there was something paranormal going on in the home,” Kirchoff said. “We picked up dark shadowy figures on film and voices on our electronic voice recorders.”
He added that they placed a flashlight on a chair and asked yes or no questions prompting the ghost to turn the flashlight on and off.
One thing Kirchoff wants people to know is the cases aren’t all spooky fun.
“We spend hours and hours painstakingly pouring over film and listening to audio tapes looking for evidence to determine if there is indeed something paranormal present.”
His company is getting ready to investigate a potential haunting at an Inland Empire high school where a girl was reportedly murdered several years ago.
“The history is a girl was killed on the school campus years ago,” Kirchoff said. “Now students and staff are reporting that they are seeing an apparition of a girl in the hallways and in some classrooms.”
He is currently waiting for approval from school administrators to conduct his investigation.
His team of investigators have traveled to Washington, Oregon and many cities and towns throughout California to conduct their research and investigations.
Full Tech Paranormal also has a ‘medium’ on call to walk through a potentially haunted space before investigations begin and after investigations are complete.
“She is available to ‘cleanse’ a property if it is necessary,” Kirchoff said. “The cleansing process is a special component and service of our company.”
The company takes on about a case or two a month, depending on the workload of each.
“About half of all of the hauntings we work on prove paranormal activity is taking place.”
His company doesn’t charge for the work, but donations are accepted.
For more information visit the company’s website at, www.fulltechparanormal.com.
Stephanie D. Schulte is a writer/photographer with SWRNN. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.