By Heather Lusk
Nicole Kobrowski’s interest in the paranormal began early.
“I grew up in a haunted house,” she said. After encounters with ghosts and unusual experiences as a child, she sought books about the paranormal and found none, so as an adult she wrote her own.
Kobrowski and her husband, Michael, will share stories of haunted buildings in Indiana at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Sept. 26. The couple will also discuss their recent visit to Lizzie Borden’s house in Massachusetts and other notable haunts around the country.
As an author Kobrowski combines her love for history and hauntings through books with topics like the Central Indiana Hospital and Helene Knabe, a murdered doctor whom Kobrowski continues to encounter in spiritual form throughout the city.
The couple, who lives in Westfield, lead ghost tours around Central Indiana haunts based on history and personal encounters.
“We’ve been on so many different ghost tours in the U.S. and abroad, and we gravitate toward those smaller mom and pop companies,” she said. “You get a more personalized experience, and the people are usually local, and they know the history and they know the places.”
“It’s important to us that we give our tours in places that we’re familiar with,” Kobrowski said.
Her company, Unseen Press, also teaches classes to research ghosts haunting someone’s property.
Although the library program, The Ghosts We’ve Met, comes right before Halloween, Kobrowski believes there’s not one specific time of the year that ghosts are interesting.
“We think it’s anytime, anyplace, anywhere,” she said.
Registration for The Ghosts We’ve Met is required and may be made through the library website, zionsvillelibrary.org. Because of the nature of the program no one under the age of 10 will be admitted.