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Is Hamilton Street in Saginaw haunted?

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(10/18/11) - What would it take for you to believe in ghosts?

A Saginaw director hopes his documentary provides all the proof you need.

Just a few days before Halloween, "A Haunting on Hamilton Street 2" will premiere at the Temple Theatre in Saginaw.

The original documentary opened to two sellout crowds last October at the same location.

This time around, the documentary is filmed inside a ski and bike shop that once did business as a mortuary.

Tom Hensel has worked at The Stable for 16 years, inside a building that has stood since the 1800s.

"You hear things all the time," Hensel said. "You know it's the little creaks."

Despite those unexplained noises, Hensel was less than convinced. "I was definitely a skeptic."

That is until "A Haunting on Hamilton Street 2" was filmed at The Stable.

"That's an elevator shaft. It used to be a dumb elevator that they brought up grain," explained Hensel, in one of The Stable's rooms upstairs.

Behind a window, is another elevator. It carried the caskets upstairs to a room which now displays skis and snowboards, instead of caskets.

Tucked away in an office there more artifacts from this building's storied past, handwritten death records from more than a century ago.

"It's a former funeral home built on top of an Indian burial ground. Could there be more of a recipe for paranormal activity?" said Steve Shippy, the director of the film who is most commonly known by his stage name, Prozak.

Prozak is also a recording artist.

He says his second paranormal activity documentary will raise the hair on the back of your neck. "Within the first nine minutes, we're already ghost hunting. Right in the dark and we're going at it. The first movie we really explained a lot."

Prozak recounts drawers that open with no explanation, and shadowy figures.

Hensel was convinced by another incident.

"The camera was thrown down the stairs and there was no one upstairs," he said. "I'm definitely a believer."

We asked Prozak why people should believe the film, considering the advances in character-generated imagery. "No CGI's used in our film. We don't have the budget for CGI more or less, not that we would ever use that. This is a paranormal documentary," he said. "You know there's always going to be skeptics, we could have a ghost walk up to you and say 'hello' on camera, still, I mean it's just the way it is. But we've got a lot of compelling stuff, lot of stuff that cannot be scientifically explained."

Prozak is joined by two well-known ghost hunters during the movie.

Brian Harnois, as seen on "Ghost Hunters" and "Ghost Hunters International," as well as Father Andrew Calder from "Paranormal State" took part in the filming.

The movie will premiere on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Temple Theatre in Saginaw. Both shows are at 9 p.m.

Tickets are still available by calling the box office at (989) 754-SHOW, or online by clicking here.

There will also be an after-party both nights that will benefit a local charity called Voice of Warriors. There's more information about the group here.

Up next, Prozak says he's investigating the old Potter Street railroad depot.

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