31 Days of Halloween with
The Kelly Society
I’m Neal, and today I’m posting about one of my favorite paranormal investigation groups, Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX). I started following them after seeing Todd Bonner and Jeff Adkins (co-founders) on several Travel Channel paranormal shows.
DPX has appeared on Travel Channel’s Paranormal Survivor, Haunted Case Files, Paranormal 9-1-1, Most Terrifying Places, Paranormal Caught on Camera and Destination FEAR, and on many of Detroit’s largest media outlets.
I caught up with Todd Bonner on his Instagram and asked the question Vivien has been tossing around to paranormal seekers this Halloween season:
Each day when you wake up in the morning, what is it about the mystical realm, ghosts, and the mystery of the universe that keeps you riveted?
People sometimes ask me, “Why do you do what you do?” There really is no easy answer to that or my passion for the unknown. I think me having a few near death experiences and always being inquisitive pushes me to look deeper. I love trying to figure out and understand the other side. When you have your first ghostly (paranormal) experience, there is nothing like it! It makes me want to see, hear, and feel more. It keeps me exploring to see exactly why and what else is out there…”
The Detroit Paranormal Expeditions team
Albeit, DPX investigates many strange and haunted locations, the one that fascinated me the most was their exploration of the Eloise Asylum in Detroit. Starting as a poor house and farm in 1839. It evolved into an asylum where it was discovered later many of the occupants were mistreated. The buildings finally closed in 1981.
The 28 acre property was purchased to develop into affordable senior homes and emergency housing for families in need. But, before the refurbishment began, DPX ushered over 1,000 visitors on a paranormal tour of Eloise during the Halloween season of 2018.
“We wanted to take the opportunity to showcase its history and give visitors the opportunity to imagine what it looked like when it was operational.”
Jeff Adkins, DPX Co-Founder and investigator in a Detroit News interview.