Anya was sitting in her lounge room at home surrounded by stuffed toys. She was a collector of them and sorting them out when a tap at the door came. She came over to the door and opened it.
“Good morning, you have a computer here?” Hayden asked at the door with a smile.
“Of course I do. What are you doing here?” she asked.
“To show you things of course. Take me to your computer and I’ll show you something cool,” Hayden replied.
Anya took her to the corner of the lounge room where a laptop was placed there. Hayden clicked on a browser and typed in a web site and it appeared. He started reading it to himself and nodded and pointed at it.
“Those passengers on the train that you saw were confused. They were contacted by a spirit during the train trip,” Hayden explained to Anya.
“Contacted? What do you mean by that?” she asked him.
“Their spirit entered their bodies during the trip and took them to the Brickham Station. It’s known that people lose memories of when they have contact with a spirit ghost. Very interesting discovery and many people were lost and confused like that girl was when she came to the wrong station.”
“They were many ghosts on that train?” Anya noted starting to understand that she was close to so many spirits at the station.
“Yes, the term that we use is called a Apparitional experience when contact is seen between a living human and an ghost in simple terms. It’s immaterial but can seem real and tangible. Those people on the train were all channelers with the spirits using the human beings for some reason.”
“So why did they get those people to this station than?” Anya asked.
“That’s the big question. Ken talked about a train crash but it was reported once in a newspaper and only two people died. The public took no notice of that.”
“So what is our job than. I mean we are Ghost Hunters right?” Anya asked.
“Ghost Hunter is one term, I called myself a Ghost Detective,”
“Oh, like a Ghostbuster?”
“Ummm, expect without the technology to catch them. We have to do it a different way,” smiled Hayden.
“So what do we do now?”
“We will go on one of the train routes and see if we catch these spirits in the act.”
Anya seemed nervous at the idea of seeing spirits herself and turned down looking at the laptop. Hayden knew the first experience of seeing spirits was always the most frightening part of the job.
“You’ll be fine. I’ll be with you and I’ve seen plenty in my time. Small cute ones, big scary ones, and all in between.” Hayden reminded her.
Anya grabbed her writing notebook and looked at Hayden again <”We’ll going now aren’t we?”
“Yep, you’re starting to know me by now. We are just going to head straight into the action!”
She nodded her head still wondering why she took on the job in the first job.
The only times they could to the train stations was at night to make sure that no one was going to see their investigations and that if anyone unsafe happened that the public would not be harmed. Hayden Norman and Anya appeared at the trunnel train station ready to board one of the late trains. Anya kept watch of the platforms while Hayden was checking out the time table. Anya for a moment brushed her hair back and looked at her notepad while something caught her eye. An electric orb was shining at the next platform. She looked up and touched Hayden’s back.
“I’m busy checking the time table for the next train Anya,” replied Hayden.
“I’m seeing something Hayden, look!” she quietly said to him.
Hayden turned around to see the electric orb ahead of him. He grabbed Anya’s hand and walked over to the edge of the platform, “Let’s jump the tracks and get up there. I need to use this quickly or it’ll disappear. Together they jumped down on the tracks and walked over to the other side. Hayden helped push Anya up to the platform. She climbed up and slowly walked towards the orb flashing.
“Don’t go near it. Wait for me,” Hayden shouted out climbing up the edge of the platform.
He pushed himself onto the platform and dusted his coat off and walked over to the orb next to Anya. He brought out a small device and pointed it at the orb. A bright spark came off the orb and both jumped back.
“I thought we weren’t Ghostbusters?” Anya replied looking at his device.
“It’s a called the Parapsychic Scanner. It scans for strange orb or spirits like this and gives me some suggested clubs on what it is and it can send electric sparks at spirits if we come up against something,” Hayden explained.
“So what is this?” Anya asked standing back from the orb.
“This is a Place Memory orb to be exact. It uses energy in the area by spirits to replay some images. Let’s spark it up and see what happens,” Hayden answered.
He stood forward and gave it an electric spark to the orb. The orb flashed as Hayden and Anya blocked the flashes with their arms until as Hayden said images appeared like a virtual television.
“Is that an old steam train in that picture?” Any asked.
“Yes it is. What it’s telling us,” Hayden wondered narrowing his eyes to it.
The images showed people gathering on board on an old steam engine train ready to go to work in the morning. The train pushes off the platform slowly out of the train station that Hayden and Anya was at in today’s present. A few passengers on the train was talking on the train while suddenly the lights turns off. Screams and noise was watched via the orb and the image started to break on Hayden and Anya.
“Don’t cut out on me now when the good start is happening!” Hayden snapped giving the orb a few sparks via his Parapsychic scanner.
The orb dropped the image and disappeared with a fizzer and flash all at once.
“No! Why does that happened all the time? That doesn’t tell us much,” Hayden responded with his hands on his hips.
“But there were screams and shouting on that train. Something must have happened,” Anya noted.
“The lights off would have scared the old women on the train in those days. Nothing to this. Still will can board the next train and see what that offers us in entertainment.”
“Can’t we get the image back or use your scanner to bring it up again?” Anya asked as Hayden started to walk off.
“The scanner isn’t a magic device. It told us what it could and it’s gone now,” Hayden said in a huff and a puff.
Anya waved her hands in the air walking behind him towards the next platform. It was going to be a long night.