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Mass Ghost Hunters Paranormal Society













Thank you for visiting M.G.H.P.S

We are a group of experienced investigators based in Gloucester, MA. We offer our services to the public, FOR FREE, so that we may help those who are experiencing things that they cannot explain and perhaps have no one else to turn to. If you have ANY questions or concerns regarding something that you are experiencing, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Marc Arvilla           Lead Investigator

Collectively our team members have over 20 years of experience investigating the paranormal. We have investigated numerous paranormal hot spots including:

S.K. Pierce Victorian Mansion in Gardner, MA

A.C. Houghton Mansion in North Adams, MA

Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, Fall River, MA

Pennhurst State School (also known as Pennhurst Asylum) in Spring City, PA

The Irish Mist bar and restaurant in Troy, NY

Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration in Lake George, NY

Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady, NY

Old Salem Gaol, Salem, MA

Old Salem Firehouse, Salem, MA

Remember Salem, Salem, MA

The Windward Grill, Essex, MA

Ventfort Hall, Lenox, MA


March 10, 2018 - SALEM CON 4

Hello everyone,

We're just about a month away from the very last Salem Con.

VIP GOLD ticket packages are SOLD OUT. The Ghost Hunt is SOLD OUT, NO EXCEPTIONS.

There are still tickets available for the Friday night VIP Party and for the Saturday Conference & Lecture Series. Those tickets can be purchased in the web store.

Another update coming soon...keep a look out.

September 13, 2017

As you can see we've given in to the voices of the many and announced Salem Con 4!! This will be the last Salem Con, no if's and's or but's about it, so we're gonna make it the most epic and most memorable; And with Grant Wilson and John Zaffis coming, how could it not be?! VIP tickets are ON SALE NOW in our Web Store as well as Single Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities. (Vendor Tables will go live as soon as we can iron out the kinks).

Get on board the SC4 train and lets all make it the best one yet! 

Have a glorious rest of your week, a fabulous weekend, and be safe!


June 15, 2017

It's been almost 2 months since SALEM CON 3 and things are finally calming down. Mass Ghost Hunters Paranormal Society is forever THANKFUL and GRATEFUL for all of the support from friends and family and most importantly from our attendees, vendors and celebrities over the last 3 years. Without all of you there is no event and we really, truly mean that. 

Though Salem Con is no more we will continue to put on small scale events in the future, so keep an eye on out for info here and on Facebook. For right now we are taking a little break from the chaos of planning, and concentrating on private cases and projects. 

Summer weather is upon us so get out there and be active!! It's a beautiful world we live in, take advantage of every moment. And don't forget that Sunday is Father's Day so HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads!!

Have a great weekend and be safe!


January 20, 2017

Happy New Year all!!

As SALEM CON III approaches we want to remind everyone to get your tickets before they sell out!! Don't miss out on the fun this year (you'll be mad that you did)!! There are still some vendor tables available but tickets are going fast so don't wait any longer!!

Have a great weekend, be safe, and happy haunting!


September 12, 2016

Happy Monday! Fall is fast approaching and along with the cooler weather comes paranormal events all over the country to get us in the Halloween spirit. On October 15th, MGHPS will be hosting the "HALLOWEEN PRE-GAME at HOUGHTON MANSION" in North Adams, Mass. Tickets are limited and cost only $70 (a $20 discount). Join us for a night of fun, relaxed investigating AS WELL AS a very special presentation by our friend Mark C. Cady. Mark is a descendant of Sybil Cady and if you don't know who that is, then that's just another great reason for you to join us!! This location is extremely haunted and you will not be disappointed. Click on the 'Web Store' tab to purchase tickets but do it now! We wouldn't want you to miss out...

Have a great week everyone! Stay safe and be well.


June 27, 2016

It's been awhile since our last post which in a way is a good thing because it means we've been busy! But like Ferris said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." I hope WE haven't missed too much but in case you have, here's what we've been up to...

SALEM CON 2016 - The weekend was a hit! We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with old friends, making new ones, and stopping to look around ;) We've already begun planning for next year's adventures in Salem and you can find all information here on our website (Tickets, Sponsorship Opportunities, and Vendor Table info is all in the Web Store). If anyone has pictures or stories to share just go to our Facebook page and share away!! We'd love to hear from you! 

PAINE HOUSE -On June 18th we investigated the historic Paine House in Coventry, RI with some of our friends from RiseUp Paranormal. Ken, Cody and the rest of the team have been doing a case study of this house for 5 years and you can find information about it at You can also contact Ken via the website or check out their Facebook page to see what they're up to. Don't be a bump on a log. This place is SO worth it. 


Pre-game for Halloween with Mass Ghost Hunters Paranormal Society at this once beautiful but still incredibly intriguing and haunted mansion...

Also known as the Lafayette-Greylock Masonic Lodge, it was built by the first Mayor of North Adams, Albert Charles Houghton, in the 1890's. In August of 1914 a tragic car accident claimed the life of Albert's beloved daughter Mary and less than 2 weeks later, would claim his life as well. His wife Cordelia lived in the home until her death in 1916 and in 1926 the last surviving Houghton daughter Florence, and her husband William A. Gallup, sold it to the Masons so that they could move to Boston to be closer to their son.

There are numerous unsolved mysteries associated with the Houghton Mansion and this is a perfect chance for you to experience what so many others have experienced...hearing phantom footsteps and disembodied voices, seeing shadow figures, and being touched by hands that aren't there. Perhaps you'll even capture that piece of evidence that the puzzle is sorely missing...

Tickets are available now in our Web Store. We hope you join us!!

Also, don't forget to check out:

  • Marc and Lauren on PARANORMAL HANGOVER
  • Go to WWW.PARANORMALDATA.COM and upload your case files, photos, evidence or paranormal experiences to the Paranormal Database. We all need to work together because in the end our goals are the same - bring legitimacy to the field of paranormal research by sharing information, findings, research results, and investigation techniques. Let's keep #MovingForward before it's too late.
  • All of the other really cool paranormal events going on this summer all over the country.

I hope everyone is enjoying these beautifully warm summer days and cool summer nights and we hope to see many of you very soon!

Eat, drink and be merry for summer has come!!


October 5, 2015

Summer flew by and fall is once again upon's investigation season friends, the best time of the year. Mass Ghost Hunters Paranormal Society is busy planning Salem Con 2 and we hope to see you all at the Historic (and haunted) Hawthorne Hotel next year. We've got John Zaffis, Steve DiSchiavi, Brian Cano and Robert Murch (to name a few) joining us for the weekend which will undoubtedly be as fun as last year. Lots of memories to be made folks so don't miss out. Get over to our web store and purchase your tickets!! 

Last week, Marc and I had the pleasure of interviewing the very lovely Amy Allan on Paranormal Hangover. Who will be our guest this week you ask? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out.

**Paranormal Hangover airs at 8 p.m. EST on DTM Wicked Radio and is sponsored by Deadly Grounds Coffee, "Coffee to Die For".**

Until next week...Stay safe and enjoy the HALLOWEEN season!!


October 29, 2014

Hello again all...Halloween is just 2 days away and I'm sure you've all got some amazingly cool costumes in the works for a fun night of partying or Trick-or-Treating with the kids...Or perhaps you've got an investigation planned? Go over to our MGHPS Facebook page and share your pics, stories, memories. We're excited to hear all about Halloween 2014 from our followers and fans!

OUR NEXT BIG EVENT is just 18 DAYS AWAY...we invite you all to join us for an investigation of the magnificent VENTFORT HALL, the mansion once owned by Sarah Morgan (sister of banker and financier J.P. Morgan) with none other than Brian J. Cano of SyFy's 'Haunted Collector'. Brian is a fantastic investigator, urban explorer and teacher of all things paranormal, and investigating with him will truly be a memorable experience. Tickets are ON SALE NOW in our 'Web store', and hotel information can be found on our 'Events Page'. Don't miss out on this opportunity to investigate a location that is RARELY investigated and has only appeared on ONE paranormal TV show (Ghost Hunters, of course).

Hope to see you all next month. Have a FUN and SAFE HALLOWEEN!


September 26, 2014...

'Tis the busy season in the paranormal and we are slammed with investigations. Before I talk about our current news I would like to congratulate a few friends on their current good fortune. Recently it was announced that Tim Weisberg of "Spooky Southcaost" and "Legend Trippers", will be the writer and researcher for the new show "Ghost Stalkers" on Destination America. This could not happen to a nicer guy. Tim is truly one of the class acts in this field and someone I have looked up to for a long time. I am excited to see how this show will take paranormal research to the next level. I would also like to congratulate Eric Perry, founder of "CNHPS" on his recent success. He not only has an excellent radio show, but he also has a cable access show "Haunted in New England" AND he has "Are you Haunted" tours as well. Finally I would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of our dear friends Denny and Tiffany-Beth Gager. Their Internet Radio Station, DTM Wicked Radio, has grown so much over the last year and it is all because of their hard work and dedication. They are incredibly hard workers and the kind of people that you are proud to call your friend. 

Our Lizzie Borden event was an amazing night with some great experiences and is now scratched off of our guests bucket lists. We had so much fun with everyone and the staff, especially Danielle Cabral, was helpful, informative and hospitable. Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is a must for any paranormal enthusiast. Thank you to everyone who came out and joined in the fun that night. 

Our next big event will be at Ventfort Hall in Lenox, Ma. on November 15th. This gorgeous mansion was built by Sarah Morgan, sister of J P Morgan, as a summer home in the Berkshires. Although there is no real history of tragedy at the location there have been many reports of paranormal activity. We are really looking forward to working with Brian Cano on this event and making it yet another fun and informative time for everyone. 

Have a great weekend everyone and be safe!


August 17, 2014...

We would like to thank everyone who was able to stop by our booth yesterday at the Gloucester, Ma. "Block Party" last night. It was nice to hear folks tell us their stories and for us to share our stories with them. The highlight of the night for us was being able to educate some of the curious kids about the equipment we use and how it helps. Thank you to our incredible city for allowing us the opportunity to engage the community. Only 12 days to Lizzie Borden! 

Thank you and Be Safe,


July 14, 2014...

So, how are you? It's been a while since we have posted something new and that is because our schedule has been crazy! In case you have not had a chance to check out Marc and Lauren's weekly show on, we figured we would tease it a little. This week on their Wednesday night show, at 7pm EST, they will be speaking with Brian Cano of SCARED! and Haunted Collector. We would also like to let you know that there are still 2 TICKETS remaining for the Lizzie Borden event on August 29th. Hope to see you there and check back soon for more events to come...


May 8, 2014...

What an amazing Event Para History Con 2 was. I can not even begin to tell you the fun we had in Lake George NY during the BEST event ever held. One of the many highlights from this past weekend was getting everyone to sign my "Para Whore" that I got from Scott Gruenwald. I will post photos from the weekend soon. IN THE MEANTIME... We have so much going on right now. A few residential cases have come up, a couple of local business and a few events are on the horizon as well. Next stop is the Sin City Paranormal Expo in Lynn Ma. on May 17th. Please check back soon for the photos and event information. 

Thank you for supporting us and have a wonderful day!!!!


April 20, 2014...

We recently had the wonderful pleasure of helping a family who was curious about some activity in their home. They were so hospitable and welcoming. It was an honor to work for them. We are meeting with another potential client this week and then a few of us will be attending Para-History Con 2 in Lake George NY from May 2nd-4th. Look for some videos on our Youtube channel and updates on Twitter live from the convention! Thank you all for your support and please help us spread the word that our services are professional and free.

Thank you again and Be Safe!


March 8, 2014...

This has been one LOOOOONG winter. Now that Spring is around the corner we hope that you will all be ready for what we are about to announce. Our dear friends over at Glory Haunt Hounds have decided to make their "Return to Pennhurst" in June their final event. With that being said, we would like to pick up where they will leave off. MGHPS will soon be helping to raise the awareness of some incredible locations by telling, and helping to preserve their history. This is not a process that happens overnight so please keep an eye to this page for future announcements. We are very excited for this project and I hope you will all participate in some way. 

Thank you again and Be Safe,


January 13, 2014...

Happy New Year to you all!!!

Now that the calendar has turned and we're all settled into the new year, we can't help but be excited at what 2014 has in store for us. We have a major project in the works and a couple of new locations to explore. One date locked into the calendar is the Para-history Con on May 2nd and 3rd. We will be present and have some merchandise for sale. Be sure to make your way through all of the A list celebrities that will be there and say "Hi". To get your tickets to the "paranormal event of the year", click on the link below. 

Thanks and Be Safe,


December 18, 2013...

What an Amazing night we had at the Houghton Mansion on December 13th! Not only was it good to be back at the Mansion but we were able to finally work with our sister group, Can Am Paranormal. Evidence review is in full swing and we will post some findings soon. One last note, We have a major project in the works and hope that it becomes something that you can all enjoy someday. Until then, keep your fingers crossed for MGHPS and your eyes glued to our page. If you haven't done so already, please sign our guestbook and join our member page!

Thanks and Be Safe,


December 9, 2013 ...

Well, 2013 saw many changes and challenges for MGHPS. We investigated some amazing places this year and had some experiences I will never forget. There is one last investigation on our schedule and this may prove to be a game changer for us. There will hopefully be information to follow in the coming weeks but until then, keep your eye to our page as we will be announcing some great new endeavors and making some enhancements to the site. Our web-store will have a fresh new look with some great Paranormal Gear for sale as well as some MGHPS swag!!!! Thank you all for making this year so much fun and your support is immeasurable. Have a safe holiday!!!

Thanks and Be Safe,


EVP and Video

Houghton Mansion

Video Clip: Basement 12/13/2013

Interaction with a child spirit.

Clip #1: A woman's voice in beginning of clip.

Clip #2: Whisper, "Right There", while Joe Chin from GHI is explaining the equipment.