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In Focus: Detroit Masonic Temple Through My Lens

We had the privilege of investigating the Detroit Masonic Temple in February 2017. The Detroit Masonic Temple is the largest Masonic Temple in the world, with 1,037 rooms adorned in lavish neo-gothic style. Construction began in 1920 and the temple was opened in 1926. The Masonic Temple is one of many locations in Detroit that boasts a rich architecture and contains many stories of Michigan's history. As a photographer, I see the world differently than most people. I see more than a building; I look at the Masonic Temple and I know that this building is and always will be a vital part of Detroit.

Upon entering the Masonic Temple, I quickly realized this building is stunning in every essence of the word. Everywhere I looked - each detail - was crafted with such care and elegance. I was captivated by the details as I moved from room to room. Trying to capture the beauty of everything in each room was nearly impossible, because a picture could never do it justice.

I hurried along, trying to keep up with the team, snapping pictures as quickly as I could, only to realize our time was quickly slipping away. Even though our team was able to spend more than five hours at this location, we were only able to scratch the surface of the many floors located within the building. We focused on a few locations that seemed to have the most energy.

One room, in particular, seemed to draw the team back. While in this room, my head felt like it was in a vice with pressure on both temples. Not painful, but definitely noticeable and uncomfortable. Was this energy due to women being in the areas of the temple where they normally weren't allowed? I can’t be certain where the energy manifested from, but I am sure it has intrigued me and the rest of the team enough that we would love to spend more time at the Masonic Temple. We'd like to express our sincere gratitude to the Detroit Masonic Temple for allowing us the opportunity to investigate.

Hauntingly yours in photography, Linda Kriebel DPX paranormal investigator and photographer

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