Screen shot 2013-02-20 at 8.39.13 AM Investigate the Brookstown Inn with PRS

adobe creative suite cs6PRS and The PRS Bureau is holding an official investigation, from start to finish.  Want to be a part of the action?  This isn’t a fan event, this is an opportunity to help The PRS Bureau with its second official investigation.  You’ll be teaming up with PRS and The PRS Bureau for an entire weekend investigation of the Brookstown Inn, as well as some additional locations nearby.

Upon arrival and checking in, we will go over our case and begin working. Attendees will get to observe as the PRS team and the Bureau members outline the investigation process. From the preliminary work that was conducted before the investigation to the weekend itself. Attendees will learn about the location from the interviews and the historical information that was gathered. What is the exact history of the Brookstown Inn? How many documented deaths occurred on the property? Who were the people that claimed to have the paranormal experiences and what were they exactly? And like every paranormal investigation we will be wiring the entire place up for surveillance to capture as much audio and video documentation.  We will then be joined by one or two special guests, one of which will do a psychic walkthrough through the area to pick up on impressions while everyone observes quietly in the tech room.

Of course, there will be fun and many moments to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere as well as a chance to enjoy a bit of Winston-Salem, including social time, workshops and more! You will get to enjoy the amenities of this bed & breakfast with their complimentary continental breakfast, the evening wine and cheese, and the late night milk and cookies.

If you just want to get a little bit of knowledge on what kind of work is involved during an investigation, then join up. You will find it to be a rewarding experience.


The building opened its doors to the community in the late 1830’s as a factory. Throughout the years it has traded names and owners, along with many forgotten stories. It was set to bedemolished at one point, but through an an incredible act by local preservationists the building was saved. In the early 1980’s plans for the building’s conversion began, and it was in 1984 the bed and breakfast, with its forty-one rooms opened up.

Much of the buildings past has yet to be uncovered.  Reports of unusual activity included disembodied voices. Some guests report hearing their names being called, or a female voice saying, “mercy,” over and over again. The alleged claim says that a woman was pushed down an old elevator shaft.


Individuals will be broken up into teams with an opportunity to learn, experience and participate in different types of investigative techniques. Each investigation will last 4 1/2 hours, with a half hour break in between to rest, and regroup.

Individuals are welcome and encouraged to bring their own equipment to help collect any potential evidence and share it with the rest of their team mates. If you do not have equipment, PRS will provide some for you to use during the investigation.

For our investigations the teams will be dispatched to several rooms. Each room will be uniquely tailored for the investigation. In one room, investigators will get to participate in the Ganzfeld experiment. Other rooms will include bi-naural beats, an EVP session, a fringe room, a seance room, and finally a tech room. This will allow you to participate and observe a variety of investigative techniques.

Investigators will also get a chance to learn, observe and participate in a set of experiments involving bi-nuaral beats, ganzfeld, lucid dreaming and more. Many of the experiments are variations of what has been done in the past. Now, we take what has been studied in parapsychology labs, and apply that knowledge into the investigation. Some experiments will involve you tapping into your subconscious, while others will be much more group reliant.

Along with innvestigating, the weekend will also include workshops from PRS and a special guest. Workshops will include a variety of educational topics such as basic investigating, different theories on ghosts, detecting psychic frauds, the Ganzfeld experiment and more.

MARCH 15-17th, 2013







  • 3:00 PM – Check-In
  • 6:00 PM – Dinner (not included)
  • 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Welcome Orientation
  • 10:30 PM – 12:00 AM
    • Investigation-Group A
    • Workshop-Group B
  • 12:00 AM – 12:15 AM – Break
  • 12:15 AM – 1:45 AM
    • Investigation-Group B
    • Workshop-Group A


  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Group Discussion of Previous Night
  • (Saturday Investigation-Day Pass Members arrive at 1:30pm)
  • Break for Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM - 2 Workshops & 2 Experiments (45 minutes with 15 minutes Q&A & Changeover)
  • Break for Dinner (30 minute naps are advised to anyone that is tired)
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Lecture
  • 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    • Investigation – Group B
    • Experiment – Group A
  • 12:00AM – 12:30PM – Break
  • 12:30 AM – 2:30AM
    • Investigation – Group A
    • Experiment – Group B


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Regroup Discussion & Goodbyes


Please understand that lodging is not included. Therefore, upon purchasing a ticket or making a down payment, it is suggested that you call the Brookstown Inn and make your hotel reservation. We have reserved the main building (and the most haunted). Simply call up and mention that you are with the “Paranormal Bureau” and they will give you the group rate. The hotel’s phone number is (336) 725-1120.


If you are unable to investigate the full weekend with us, you have the option of joining us on Saturday for a one-night investigation!

Saturday’s investigation starts at 1:30pm with check-in and meet-and-greet.  You will be able to participate in all events for the rest of the investigation starting at 1:30pm until goodbye’s on Sunday at 12pm.



Browse Blog

Featuring Top 10/82 of Blog

Sign up for The Paranormal Research Society List

* = required field