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Johnny Houser and the Klinge Brothers.
See what they say about Farrar.

The first trailer for the documentary by Seth Alne:
"The Haunting at Farrar"

The Farrar Schoolhouse is a "known" haunted location here in Iowa visited by dozens of

Paranormal Groups and other individuals including "My Ghost Story", Fox news,

Lazor 103.3 Radio, Des Moines Register, author Steven Lachance, Villisca's Johnny Houser,

Brad and Barry Klinge, Chris Dedman, Rosalyn Bown, Dakota Laden, Jodie Parks,

Mike Holeman, Tim Dwight, Jacqui Carpenter, Chad and Brian Calek, Slipknot's Corey Taylor,

Weird Lecture's John Tenney, Filmmaker Christopher Saint Booth, Adam Berry and more. 

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amanda sutton (Iowa Crossroads Paranormal Society) said:   May 17, 2013 11:30 am PST
me and my team are heading up there tonight!!!!! i have never been there so i am so pumped and ready!!

Scott Sadler said:   March 25, 2013 3:46 am PST
I attended ghost school on March 23, 2013 and I got some good evidence. Thank you for hosting the event and letting me tour the school before the event started. I looking forward to investigate the place again.

Don of HOPE Investigators said:   March 21, 2013 9:37 am PST
Farrar never seems to disappoint me or the team and I've even been around a lot of notoriously famous places over the last few years and Farrar never lets me down. The icing on the cake was a full bodied apparition I captured on the third floor hallway last October. That so far ranks as the best evidence I've personally taken myself to date. That picture even turned my skeptic friends to believers just like that! The other thing I love is while other places are charging tooth and nail to investigate, Farrar remains available to anyone and everyone at a price they could easily charge double or triple the amount for. But Jim and Nancy choose not to!

Conner Biddle (Paranormal Encounters) said:   March 19, 2013 9:29 am PST
Part 2 ... Cody was a huge skeptic and was big on his beliefs while Josh and I kept our minds open. On our investigation on the final night we were there.....I witnessed things I can not explain. Josh and I were heading down to the gym to grab water. Our cameras were rolling in case something had happened. When we finally touched the floor of the gym making our way to our water we were stopped dead in our tracks. Disembodied talking a radio or something was happening out of nowhere. Our cameras audio captured this event and I was in shock. The event stopped as quickly as it came. That was probably the scariest thing that ever happened to me. And i'm telling this story the truth to you all. I was not a huge believer until we came to this school. This school is the reason why I film across the country now for my show Paranormal Encounters. The amazing evidence and experiences we had was because of this school. We captured many more things! F**K you on the spirit box I was told eat sh*t. Shadow figures on the corner of your eyes. We had a soccer ball thrown at us.(not captured on camera) amazing evps! If you want to experience something for the first time, if you want to shoot a pilot for a television show. The Farrar Elementary School House in Maxwell, Iowa is the damn place to be!!! I plan on returning this year to film a comeback and to see why the event in the gym happened to us. Thank you Jim and Nancy for your support, love, and kindness to us! The Paranormal Encounters Crew Conner, Cody and Josh

Conner Biddle (Paranormal Encounters) said:   March 19, 2013 9:26 am PST
Part 1 When I first heard about the Farrar Elementary it was through a kid named Dakota Laden. I always watched his videos because he made funny videos on YouTube. One day I came across his new one where he did a paranormal investigation at Farrar. I never believed it fully because I was use to him making funny videos. I took up an idea to film a television show pitch called Paranormal Encounters and to film it at the Farrar to disprove any existences of ghosts there. Granted ive caught a full blown apparition on video which is on my YouTube page. I took up a crew, it Consisted of an old friend named Cody Clemons who would be one of my cameramen. Within a week before leaving everything was all set to go, Cody asked me about having his brother Josh come along and it was perfect. Two cameramen and I were on our journey to an 8 hour road trip to Maxwell, Iowa for our 4 day filming. Once arriving we met Jim and Nancy Oliver. The owners of this haunted school Very very kind people. They were very kind to letting us film B-Roll during the days. The Paranormal Encounters Crew Conner, Josh and Cody

Dave & Janet of H.O.P.E Investigators said:   March 19, 2013 7:06 am PST
Thank you to Nancy and Jim for hosting us once again at Farrar, we enjoy each time we visit there. Our Teams first visit to Farrar was back in July of 1012. The evidence we found is posted here! Our second recent visit to Farrar was March 2013. This time it was a very cold evening. A few of us headed to the Auditorium area where we had whispers on EVP'S the last time we were there. We captured a faint EVP of a whisper "Hey Dave" That's me!!! I stood in the middle of the room and talked to who ever was there asking for me. I repeated over and over again, "Here I am, you just asked for me, so Here I am" One of the team started their Ghost Radar recorder on their phone to see what they could get. I ask, "Now that I'm here could you tell me once again why you asked for me?" The Ghost Radar said "David" WOW!! I freaked out!! A cell phone Ghost app actually answered me with my name!! Everyone was shocked! Then I asked, "Now you know my name...can you tell me your?" Once again the radar lit up and said "Lee" I was floored!! I believe we actually had a communication from a ghost living at Farrar, thru a cell phone app!! Then it seem to quiet down. An hour or so later Janet and Michael were in the 2nd floor stairway when they both saw a shadow figure walking at the bottom of the stairs, that seemed to be pacing. they stopped to focus on what they were looking at and at that time saw a head of someone walking by the stairway. As they got closer to see the rest of it, they disappeared thru the wall and vanished! As they stopped to collect themselves from what they just saw....Someone from behind pulled Janet's hair. She turned quickly to see if someone was there...but no-one was behind her!! Can't wait for our return trip! Farrar is always a sure thing when it comes to the paranormal!!

JD Campbell founder Paranormal Seekers of Iowa said:   March 17, 2013 4:55 pm PST
Farrar is the craziest place that I have ever investigated. To date I have been to the school eleven times, and never leave dissapointed. I have seen a full body apparition inches from my face, been spoken to by many children, felt a little girl named Jamie give me three hugs in a row, been touched and grabbed by unknow things, had a door slammed on us,had a board thrown down the hall just inches from us, been sung to by Jamie, been told to get out and leave and had a little boy tell us that "worse" things had happened to him in that school that what we could imagine, The list of evidence we have collected there goes on and on. I am draw to the school and have a deep connection that goes well beyond the spirits there. Jim and Nancy are a class act and have done a great job saving the school. I encourage anyone interested in the paranormal to spend a whole night at the Farrar School.

Katie Hass said:   March 17, 2013 4:05 pm PST
I have investigated the school now, 6 times. Each time I experience different activity and the school never disappoints! The first few times I was at the school it was very light and felt like there were children around. The 4th time I was there still ranks in my top 3 craziest experiences. It is the first time a spirit had affected me so much I had to leave the room. I did not just walk out of the room calmly, I walked out in tears. The last time I was there also ranks in my top 3 experiences I have had. It was so active! A board was thrown on the 3rd floor and the door next to the stairs leading up to the 3rd floor under the principals office banged so loudly it made everyone there jump! Can't wait to come back in July for Paracon and my teams Ghost School in August! Farrar is still and always will be my favorite location!

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