Paranormal Investigators Reveal Findings from Palatine Landmarks

Palatine Park District
Updated 10/12/2012 10:11 AM
  • The George S. Clayson house, home of the Palatine Historical Society, dates from 1873.

    The George S. Clayson house, home of the Palatine Historical Society, dates from 1873. Palatine Park District

On Saturday, October 20, paranormal investigators will present the findings from their investigations of two historical Palatine locations. "Hunt the Haunted" will be held at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center located at 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

Paranormal investigators from the Ghostland Society investigated Clayson House and Cutting Hall in Palatine within the last several months. Presenters Scott Cashman and Mary Marshall will let us know what they found during their investigations in Palatine and will also share the details of other investigations during their presentation. When the Paranormal MD team investigated the Clayson House in Palatine, they accumulated over 50 hours worth of video coverage and another 48 hours of recorded audio, along with photos and miscellaneous data of atmospheric changes that may have occurred during their investigation. They are still reviewing all the data looking for any anomalous activity that may be indicative of a ghostly haunt. According to Mary Marshall, "It is going to be exciting to play these previously unheard voices of the souls that seem to inhabit The Clayson House for those people in attendance at the Reveal."

Hunt the Haunted presenters Cashman and Marshall both teach at Harper College in Palatine. Mary Marshall is the founder and director of The Paranormal MD, a paranormal investigation group. As a paranormal researcher and educator, she has over 11 years experience in the paranormal investigation field and has been researching the paranormal for over 25 years. Scott Cashman, a cultural anthropologist, is also the Continuing Education Manager for Personal and Cultural Enrichment at Harper College. In his classes he provides an overview of the role of spirits across the globe.

Mary helped develop, along with Scott Cashman, one of the first Paranormal Studies Program in the country that is taught at an institution for higher education. This puts Harper College in Palatine, IL at the forefront, where she now works as an instructor personally teaching 3 of the many different classes. Her popular classes attract students as far away as Kenosha WI. She hopes that in sharing the knowledge it will create better investigators and researchers, and broaden people's perspective and understanding of paranormal activity which ultimately will benefit us all. Although her focus is on ghostly type activity, Mary has been drawn to and interested in psychic phenomenon since the age of 14 along with the many aspects of theoretical physics including quantum mechanics.

Tickets for Hunt the Haunted can be purchased at Tickets are $15 each, $12 for

seniors. This show is not recommended for children. For tickets or more information call 847-202-5222 or order online at The Cutting Hall Box Office charges a $1 PER ORDER fee for all in-person or phone transactions. Online transactions are $1.50 PER ORDER. No refunds or exchanges. All ticket sales are final.

For more information on Hunt the Haunted, contact Cultural Arts Coordinator, Carol Lange, at 847-496-6237 or To learn more about Mary Marshall or to find more information or answers to some common questions regarding ghostly activity, go to For more information on the Paranormal Investigation program at Harper College, visit

Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center is a facility of the Palatine Park District. The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.