LOS ANGELES – It was a dark but not so stormy night when we went ghost hunting in the old Griffith Park Zoo.
“I am their voice. They have a chance to speak and tell their story, so I consider it a gift that I can do this,” said Linda Silverstein, better known as Linda, “the hunter ghosts”.
Halloween isn’t just her busiest time of year, “it’s also my birthday, so I think I was destined to do it whether I wanted to or not,” she said. .
Silverstein calls the area around the zoo a portal for ghosts, good and bad.
“In 1912 when they opened the zoo, they created these cages that weren’t big enough to hold animals and so many animals were dying,” she said.
“And it’s not just the animals that are here, it’s very, very haunted.”
If you’ve never been on a ghost hunt, there are a ton of gadgets out there that are supposed to help hunters spot the supernatural. Most of them involve electromagnetic fields.
“When there’s nothing electrical around and the EMFs start to rise, then you know you’re on to something,” Silverstein said.
Then there is another device called the Ovilus.
“What it’s able to do is take electromagnetic fields and convert them into words that whatever entity is trying to talk to us,” Silverstein said.
But of all the high-tech tools in his bag, the sprinkler rods are his favorite.
“And when a ghost starts moving them, it’s great to see people’s faces,” she said.
Most of the tour is spent trying to decipher words and phrases from what sounds like gibberish coming from the tuning of a radio. Much is open to interpretation. Silverstein and her friend Heather Cunha, a professional clairvoyant who often works with her on these hunts, help put together a plausible narrative to figure out what the ghost may be trying to communicate.
“I guess I’ve always been a people person, so I’m also a dead person, so I want to know their stories,” Cunha said.
As an empathic medium, she connects in a more personal way with the spirit world.
“That’s how I know we’re dealing with a car accident, where someone hit their head because I feel it,” Cunha said.
We encountered fluctuating temperatures and EMF surges, but no floating figures or strange appearances. Before leaving, we gave the ghosts one last chance.
“Do you have something to say to the Spectrum audience tonight? Silverstein asked the ghosts. .
We didn’t get much response, although we packed our bags we noticed a cross at his feet, perhaps a final nod from the paranormal world.
“It’s very weird, isn’t it?” said Silverstein.
Safe to say, it was an evening like no other. Silverstein said whether people believe it or not really doesn’t matter to her.
“I’m not here to change anyone’s mind. I’m just here to show people that maybe there’s something they don’t know is here,” she said. declared.