Jacksonville, Fla., reporter Jessica Clark is opening up about what she says was a ghost encounter she had five years ago at a site that paranormal investigators are now very interested in.
Clark, who anchors WJXT’s 7 p.m. newscast, is sharing the story five years after it happened. In a story published on WJXT‘s website Monday, Clark says her experience happened in St. Augustine, Fla., in 2015, when she and meteorologist-anchor Lewis Turner were visiting the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine for a story. Clark’s videographer, Paul Bulluck, was rolling the entire time. She writes:
“We all went into one of the old rooms and learned about the people who worked in the hotel and who lived there. While listening, I felt someone pull my hair on the back of my head. I thought, for sure, it was Paul. He is such a jokester.
But I turned around, and no one was behind me.
As I pondered what had just taken place, I felt someone pull my hair again in the same place.
I turned around again. No one was behind me.
I realized someone, or some ghost, was playing with me.
I wasn’t scared, but my mind certainly wasn’t paying attention to anything else but that!
Of course, I looked at Paul’s video immediately after the shoot. You can’t see anything behind me, and the camera just passes over me right before, or after, my hair is tugged.
Clark didn’t share the experience with her colleagues or the museum’s staff immediately, which she says was because she didn’t want to detract from the story. Plus, “the director of the museum does not believe the place is haunted,” she wrote. But the anchor confided in Turner and Bulluck a few years later, and this fall decided to reach out to new management at the Lightner Museum with her experience.
“They told me a paranormal investigative team went into the building for two nights, two months prior to me telling him about my experience,” Clarke wrote. “In his words, ‘they found a lot,’ especially on the fourth floor.”
See her entire recollection here.