Project Ghost was founded by Michael P. Jones of the Cascade Geographic Society in order to document the strange phenomena that occurs in the Portland Underground, more commonly known as the Shanghai Tunnels. This is done through the collection of scientific data collected by the researchers as well as collecting the stories of first hand accounts from guides, tour guests and researchers, and then cataloging it for Michael. This program is comprised of research groups from around the Pacific Northwest. The researcher's goal in the tunnels is to not only capture the evidence but to also bridge the gap between the activity reported and the historical events that took place beneath the streets of Portland almost a century ago.
The types of activity experienced at this location exhibit the traits of intelligent, residual, and possible Poltergeist-style hauntings. The claims include full bodied apparitions, shadow figures, disembodied voices, footsteps, doors opening and closing, object manipulation, whistling, woman crying, hair being tugged, rocks being tossed, cold spots, cold breezes, pant legs and shirts being tugged, and the sensation that someone is holding your hand. Some of the evidence that the Project Ghost team has captured over the years can be seen on display in the underground during the Paranormal Tours which are usually held on Friday 13th and Saturday the 14th. (For more information on tours, click The Official Shanghai Tunnels banner to the right.)