Rachel, Wes, Michelle, Serra & Patience (MRIPA)
& Laura, Robin (Residents
Claims on residence as reported
by owner: Owner stated that her 2 daughters
(both in their 20s) and her son (in his 30s) both live at
home with her as well as her 2 grandchildren (both under the
age of 2 years old). The owner claimed that the house was
built in the early 1920s and that the bedroom closets were
once used as smaller bedrooms back when the house was first
built, and one of the grandchildren is currently using the
bigger closet as his bedroom. The owner also claimed that
in one of the corners of the basement, where there is a
little inlet in the wall, she saw strange markings around
that area which she felt at one time certain ceremonies may
have been held in the basement and that inlet was, at one
time, used as an altar of some kind. The owner mentioned
that the only relief she gets is when she is outside and
away from the house because the minute she steps inside her
home a sense of anger, depression, and gloom envelops her.
Youngest daughter claimed that when she was home from
college, she woke up to the hit the “snooze” button on
her clock radio and she felt as if something clutched
her hand and than heard a voice say, “Go back to bed b*tch.”
According to the owner and her 3 grown children the
house has a negative energy to it where people within
minutes feel nauseated, angry, or depressed and
instantly feel better once they step outside the house.
attitudes and behaviors of males, once inside the house,
seem to negatively change where they become verbally
mean and sometimes a little too aggressive and than are
fine again once outside the house.
owner stated that she has waken up many times to
something whispering in her ear saying, “Hey, hey you!”
times you can hear what sounds to be a wooden ball
rolling back and forth inside the walls.
wind up missing and than turn up in bizarre places.
stated that a picture of her daughter’s face, started to
distort and look almost demonic, right in front of her.
Owner bound the photograph in a white envelope and hid
it, refusing to ever look at the picture again.
owner’s son said that while sitting in the living room a
black figure came after him and than disappeared.
owner stated that while she was in her bedroom (not
sleeping she reiterated) a “mob scene” appeared right
before her eyes as if she was watching a live play.
Owner was able to provide detailed descriptions of the
people that she saw.
door to the master bedroom would open by itself, even
though it gets stuck on the brass plate below the door
when manually opened.
adult residents in the house have stated that they hear
voices, sometimes normal talking voices, sometimes
whispers, and sometimes laughing, but ALWAYS there is
this hissing sound behind the voices.
stated that a picture flew off the wall and landed in an
stated that a spice container flew off a shelf,
positioned over the stove, and landed on the opposite
side of the kitchen.
grandson if put in one particular room will cry
hysterically and scream, but once taken out of the room
owner stated that her cat will hiss and growl at
something when nothing is even there, and chases after
something when nothing to chase is present.
Around 7:30 PM, members of the MRIPA team set up the
base station in the kitchen. Even though paranormal
activity has been reported to occur there, it has the least
amount of reported incidents compared to the rest of the
house. Rachel and Patience did an EMF sweep of the house to
determine base EMF levels. After the EMF sweep was over, it
was noted that the two operating fish tanks in the living
room gave off extremely high EMF readings. Night vision
cameras were set up around the house in several locations:
the master bedroom, the living room, the basement, the stair
case, and the son’s bedroom on the lower level. Teams set
out around the house while several team members monitored
the group’s activity from the base station. Throughout the
night there were 4 group rotations. Each team was equipped
with a digital audio recorder, digital camera, EMF meter,
and IR Thermometer. Rachel used older day techniques such
as the pendulum and dowsing rods to see if she was able to
pick up anything using those devices to add to the data that
was being collected throughout the night. MRIPA team
members made note that floor boards on the second level of
the house were very uneven and created a “fun-house” effect
which caused some people to feel off-balanced and uneasy if
standing there for extended periods of time.
Highlights and Evidence: While in the
basement, Jason, Michelle, and Serra were doing an EVP
session and Michelle and Serra both reported seeing a black
shadow moving in front of area that the owner claimed to be
where the altar was located. An EVP was caught on the mini-DV
in the basement which sounded as if it was a gruff voice
saying either, “It’s in the crawl space,” or, “This is Grams
place.” The words were not very clear due to the extremely
low voice. Up in the master bedroom, Rachel, Patience, Wes,
and Robin were doing an EVP session. Rachel was using the
Pendulum, Patience was using the dowsing rods, and Wes held
the hand-held mini DV camera while Robin was asking
questions. At one time during that EVP session we did get
the dowsing rods to start spinning and the pendulum to start
spinning very fast. When all of us thought possibly it
could be Robin’s deceased mother, Rachel asked if you are
really Robin’s mother would you like to give Robin a hug?
The Pendulum started to swing clock-wise (“YES”) and the
dowsing rods swung to the right and pointed directly at
Robin. Similar reactions from the pendulum and dowsing rods
were similar to what we experienced while doing an EVP
session in the living room. The bedroom door to the master
bedroom was caught on video swinging open with nobody
present to push it open. Towards the end of the night
Patience and Rachel hung out in the oldest son’s bedroom on
the lower level to see if anything would happen. Nothing
did. Many digital pictures were also taken throughout the
night. Several light anomalies were caught with no
explanations for them.
Many digital pictures were taken during the
investigation, and even though light anomalies were captured
that had no explanations, they still were not classified as
anything paranormal. Floor boards throughout the whole
house were uneven which can cause people to feel
off-balanced and strange. The High EMF given off by the 2
fish tanks in the living room, if someone were to sit close
enough for long periods of time, they can start to feel
nauseous and even become paranoid as if someone was watching
Results: With 41
hours of video, 15.5 hours of digital audio and many digital
pictures to review, we discovered two EVP’s that were caught
in the basement. Only a few pictures were caught with
unusual light anomalies but concluded not to be paranormal
in nature. Therefore, the results of the investigation
concluded that this residence is not haunted but has
minor paranormal activity.