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ESPER wasn't a particularly large operation. In fact, it could hardly be called an operation at all, were it not for the few cases that had garnered local interest, and the interest of the paranormal community.
Despite their small number of so-called 'operatives' and a rather low paranormal-to-mundane case ratio, the group made an effort at taking themselves seriously. Sure, they had been mocked more than once, but the Esoteric Society of Paranormal Examination and Research was really coming into its own. They had a bona fide (albeit, feeble and unpracticed) clairvoyant, a decent camera guy, and now even their own offices, right in the heart of historic Morgantown.
The old tawny brick building had once been some sort of store, crammed between two significantly larger, nicer buildings. It was taller than it was wide, with three floors, and sat across from an alley as if the structure itself had been an afterthought. The front door was tucked back from the sidewalk, recessed into the actual building and covered overhead with an antique green trim. ESPER had yet to purchase a sign, and fitting their entire name anywhere other than their website had proved to be a little more than inconvenient, so for the time being a large poster was pasted against the old storefront window displays on either side of the wooden door.
The ground floor had been converted from storefront to sitting room with a few chairs and a timeworn wooden desk. Here, they kept a land line phone and a computer, as well as a shelf scattered with a few binders documenting cases and clientele.
Upstairs, ESPER kept a small study, and while their furniture remained distinctly refurbished, at least this library was more extensive. Most of the time was spent on this floor, where members had access to plenty of reading material, a corner room crammed with computers and video equipment, and a small kitchen just large enough to accommodate hot beverages, the occasional breakfast, and regular meals of cheap Chinese takeout.
On the uppermost level was a lavatory with a small shower, and a few apartment bedrooms. It wasn’t unusual for ESPER members to stay overnight, especially considering their chosen career wasn’t exactly the most profitable.
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List of audio files used:
- Writing on paper with a pen by AldebaranCW from http://freesound.org +)
- Library Ambience by blouhond from http://freesound.org +)
- 1920's Spooky Music by Frances Langford +)
- calm fireplace by kangaroo +)
- keyboard and mouse by ljudman from http://freesound.org +)
- Newspaper by osivo +)
- stirring teapot by osivo +)
- creaking chair by ryancacophony from http://freesound.org +)