Government Employees Set Up Secret Ghost Cam in Public Building

Two government employees in Montana, didn’t have any luck finding ghosts. As a matter of fact, they almost had to replace their ghost hunt, with a job hunt. The employees found themselves in hot water, after contacting a local paranormal investigation team and allowing them to set up a motion sensitive camera inside the public building.

Butte Paranormal Investigation Team

Butte Paranormal Investigative Team

The employees contacted the Butte Paranormal Investigative Team, because they had heard rumors and believed the building could be haunted. The team set up a motion sensitive camera in a vacant office of the Butte-Silver Bow County Health Department and all was well.

It wasn’t until August 21st, that another employee in the building accidentally discovered the camera and became concerned that someone was spying on them. (Imagine that..The government concerned that someone is spying on them.) The local police were contacted and after a short investigation, it was discovered that the camera belonged to Butte Paranormal Investigative Team.

Chief Executive Matt Vincent said that two county health employees were reprimanded for setting up a hidden camera in one of the offices. He also stated

I mean, for God’s sake, whenever you are talking about ghosts it’s off the wall. But it’s serious in that the public gives trust in us and we need to take that seriously, and setting up cameras in public buildings to catch paranormal activity I don’t think is gaining the public’s trust


Vincent makes a good point. With all of the buzz about government spying, it may not have been a good idea to set up a hidden camera inside a government building. Even it was just an attempt to capture evidence of ghosts and all in good fun.

Although they have been accused of setting up the camera without permission, the investigation team disagrees. They were contacted via facebook (by what they believed were representatives of the local government) and they believed that they had every right to set up the ghost cam, at the request of the government employees.