Just about all of the paranormal investigation shows on television have been accused of faking evidence — from the members of T.A.P.S. on “Ghost Hunters” to Zak Bagans and his crew on “Ghost Adventures.”
I’m sure those pros agree that, as a paranormal investigator, it’s my goal — as well as the goal of every member of Jersey Unique Minds Paranormal Society — to present the truth.
So, when JUMPS was asked to fabricate paranormal activity, it was a very different request from what we usually get.
“Late last year, we were contacted by a former client,” said JUMPS Founder and CEO Doug Hogate Jr. “He wrote a script and someone bought it, and he said he wanted JUMPS to be a part of it.”
The movie, called “Remorse,” is the story of Doug and Lori, an engaged couple who purchase an historic mansion to restore and live in happily ever after.
One evening, after leaving a party where the couple got into an argument, there’s a car accident and Lori dies.
Doug decides to continue restoring the house, as it was their dream, and eventually begins to witness paranormal activity.
During a trip to the local hardware store, Doug learns that an evil woman formerly lived in the home where she tortured children in the basement.
That’s where JUMPS comes in.
“He said he wanted JUMPS to be investigators in the film,” Hogate said.
So, we traveled to Horsham, Pennsylvania, to visit the Penrose Strawbridge Mansion — a real, historic location — where “Remorse” was being shot.
“The idea was basically, we investigate the claims that were written into the movie script,” Hogate said.
The movie legend is that an evil woman would bring children over from Ireland to be servants on her farm, but she would keep them in the basement, and periodically gas them and kill them all.
Image courtesy of MorgueFile.