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July 3, 2008

Teen now embraces his psyhic gift

Situations aren’t so scary anymore

(Continued)

DANVILLE —

To be continued

Kropp has now developed his abilities enough that he can communicate with spirits who visit him.

Kropp’s upcoming episode also features a girl who is gifted, and the two of them visited a haunted bed and breakfast.

The show’s Web site features a video of Kropp and “Psychic Kids” crew members chasing an apparition down a flight of stairs.

Before the show aired, Kropp would never have chased a ghost.

“Then, I wasn’t sure what to do or not do. Now, I know what to do. It makes me feel better, and there are more people around me that know about me, so that makes me feel better,” he said.

Now, Kropp chooses his own actions instead of fearing the ghosts.

If something appears to him, he knows what to do.

“I either pretty much ignore it or tell it to go away,” he said.

“If they need help, I cross them over and guide them to where they need to go.”

Until Coffey and Miller talked with Kropp about his abilities, he was unable to help the ghosts in limbo.

Kropp’s latest paranormal pursuit involves a young man named Jimmy Rogers, who died in 1906. Rogers began appearing to Kropp a few months ago.

Research on the Internet revealed that Rogers, who was 13 when he died, is buried in Niccum Cemetery, a 19th century graveyard off Long Road, which is accessible off Perrysville Road.

Official death records show Rogers died of typhoid fever, but Kropp believes there is more to the death than what records show.

The Kropps believe Rogers is being held at the cemetery by a malevolent entity that won’t let him and other spirits cross over.

“Jimmy is a trapped soul. He knows that he’s stuck here and he’s going nowhere,” Larry Kropp said.

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