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Edinburgh Manor
July 28th, 2017
Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee (PIM)

Day 1



INVESTIGATORS: Gravy, Noah, Chris, Marilsa

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA:

Time taken: 4:09 pm

Weather Outside: Clear

Outside Temperature: 82.8 degrees F

Wind Speed: 0.08 mph

Barometric Pressure: 89.9 mmHg falling

Humidity: 52.8%

Moon Phase: 35% Waxing Crescent

Geomagnetic Field: active

Solar X-rays: normal

Solar Wind Speed: 430.3 km/sec

Solar Wind Density: 5.0 protons/cm3

Radio Sun: 10.7 cm flux; 68 sfu

Planetary K-index Now: Kp=3; quiet

Planetary K-index 24hr Max: Kp=3; quiet

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Btotal: 2.5 nT

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Bz: -4.9 nT south

Sunspot: No; 0

Flare Threat: Yes

Coronal Holes: Yes; 2

HISTORY:

The Town of Edinburgh was originally the county seat of Jones County, Iowa. In June of 1840, the land was deeded for courthouse purposes. Shortly after this grant the county seat was changed from Edinburgh and the commissioners kept the grant for the establishment of the county poor farm. Described as a "comfortable retreat for the lazy, able-bodied and willingly dependent applicants," the poor farm housed the poor, incurably insane and disabled. Tenants were given shelter and food for their labor. They would farm agriculture and livestock. In 1906 the building was deemed old and not suited for the purpose of the county poor farm. There were accommodations for about fifty inmates if necessary but only ever had a maximum of thirty men, women and children. During the early 1900's some agitation toward the erection of a more modern home stirred up from the people of Edinburgh but strong arguments were made favorable to this proposition.

In 1910, the poor farm closed down and was demolished. Edinburgh Manor was then constructed from 1910-1911 to house the incurably insane, the poor and the elderly. It is said that there are over 80 documented deaths that have occurred over the years at Edinburgh Manor. One well know case was of a man who committed suicide by hanging himself from his doorknob in the early 1950's. It is said that he was dropped off to live at "The Manor" by his family shortly after his mother passed away. There was also a documented rape that took place on the property during it's time of operation.

The Manor remained in operation until November of 2010. Medical documents and personal belongings can still be found from the last patients and employees from before they left to be relocated in a neighboring town. In 2012 it was sold to the current owners who opened up The Manor to paranormal investigations.

REPORTED ACTIVITY:

  • The current building owner claimed to see the apparition of a tall male with a brown cowboy type hat with a long duster coat, in the Basement Kitchen Office. This apparition was claimed to happen between the hours of twelve noon and two in the afternoon
  • The current building owner claimed he was attempting to sleep overnight in Room 200, the room at the top of the staircase on the 2nd Floor, when he felt pressure on his big toe as if someone was squeezing it. The owner's dog growled and barked with hair standing up when this occurred. A week later a nephew and friend investigated. An EVP was recorded that said, "I grabbed you."
  • The current building owner claimed to see the apparition of a female figure, dressed in a white dress, on top of the stairs at the landing of the 2nd Floor. This apparition was claimed to happen between the hours of twelve noon and two in the afternoon.
  • A spirit of a young girl is claimed to roam the 1st Floor hallway, laughing, singing and playing with the toys in Room 106. Her name is allegedly "Susie" and she was just dropped off there
  • A spirit of a man is claimed to exist in Room 121 and may roam the hallway to Room 108. It is believed this man committed suicide in what is presently known as the, mop closet, by hanging himself with a sheet from the inside door knob.
  • The stairway doors will open and slam shut. The owner's dog mysteriously ends up on the staircase.
  • In the Basement Dining Room it is claimed that plates fall off counters and at times fly across the room. A spirit known as "Joker," a tall slender, dark and mischievous spirit, is thought to wander the Basement. It is claimed this may be the spirit of a man who committed suicide in the Padded Room.
  • On Ghost Adventures Season 11 Episode 1, Zak Bagans claimed he was "possessed/ felt an evil presence," while in the Padded Room. Billy Tolley had an experience in the Basement Laundry Room where a plate was supposedly knocked off a table and shattered, scaring him into screaming like a girl.
  • In Room 105, an alleged brutal rape took place. There is claimed to be paranormal activity in their along with a "bad feeling."
  • In Room 204, a toy fire truck was located on the floor. Cindy, one of the owners, advised the group that the fire truck seems to "move" throughout the building.
  • Recently, from outside, voices could be heard coming from inside the building.
ARRIVAL:

The group arrived on location around 1:20 pm. The group unloaded the van and set up base camp in the room straight across from the front door. For documentation purposes Gravy immediately started his control recorder at 1:32 pm. At 2:10 pm, Cindy showed up to collect money, have the group sign waivers and provided the key to the house behind Edinburgh Manor where PIM members will be sleeping for the next two nights. At 2:23 pm, Cindy left and the group finished setting up a few items in the Basement before unloading the van and moving their personal items into the house. PIM members then re-entered the manor and began their control recorders at 3:30 pm before beginning to set up equipment.

Every member of PIM is equipped with a Zoom H1 digital audio recorder, which is used as their control recorder and an Extech RHT50 datalogger. Control recorders are not only used as another recording device but also to document the sound contamination that an investigator might create during an investigation. Control recorders are started and time stamped first before any other equipment is started and they are turned off last to ensure any anomalous noises can be cross checked. Control recorders are also placed in a Faraday cage, if possible. A Faraday cage operates because an external static electrical field causes the electric charges within the cage's conducting material to be distributed such that they cancel the field's effect in the cage's interior. PIM's main goal in using these is to block radio signals from interfering with their audio recorders thus causing false EVPs. The Extech RHT50 datalogger takes a temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure reading once a minute and is used to try and correlate environmental data with any personal experiences an investigator might encounter, or with any anomalous recordings captured, during an investigation.

The group also went around the building making sure windows and doors were secure and attempted to eliminate any infestation of bugs that could cause natural anomalies to be captured on their recording devices. They also used this time to discuss where equipment was going to be placed. It was noted that some of the rooms have had the paint chips cleaned up compared to when PIM was last there in March of that year.

It was also noted that there were two cats roaming the outside of the building and attempting to get inside the building during the weekend. These cats could be heard throughout the investigation.

The group then began assembled their equipment. Putting cameras on tripods, recorders in Faraday cages and preparing anything else that might be used during the investigations. The group then began placing the equipment in their designated spots and adjusted accordingly to make sure the camera views and recorders were in the best suited places for covering the well-known hot spots of reported activity.

At 4:09 pm, Chris began taking outside weather conditions using a Kestrel 3000 Weather Station. The Kestrel Weather Station is a tool that measures temperature, wind speed, humidity and barometric pressure. While equipment was being set up, using a single axis Mel-8704R EMF detector, Chris also took baseline readings of particular rooms that PIM was going to investigate throughout the weekend.



LOCATION

EMF Before Investigation (with power on; denoted in mG)

Temperature Before Investigation (Fahrenheit)

Room 105

0

76.5

1st Floor Men's Wing

0.03

77.2

Kids Room 106

0

77.4

2nd Floor Landing

0

77.9

Room 200

0

77.5

Basement Dining Room

0.1

73.6

Basement Kitchen Office

0.1

73.6

Basement Laundry Room

0.3

72.9

Basement Padded Room

0.2

71.7


NOTE: EMF detection of 1.0 or higher can make a person have symptoms of nausea, dizziness, paranoia and the feeling of being watched. Some people are more sensitive to higher levels of EMF than others.

Several high definition camcorders and audio recorders were placed in select areas of Edinburgh Manor.

A Ghost Pro Full Spectrum camera along with a Zoom H1 digital recorder (which was moved to the East Hallway of the 2nd Floor for Day 2) and a DM X-930 Dark Matter detector were placed in Room 105 near the bed where the purported rape occurred. The Dark Matter Detector is a device that measures EMF, temperature, barometric pressure and has a high quality audio recorder. This device also datalogs these measurements for later review should something have occurred and would need to be referenced. On the bed, a trigger object bank was set up. Trigger objects are miscellaneous items that are strategically chosen in hopes to invoke a response. The trigger object bank included a bottle of whiskey, cigar, cigarette, Rosary, Pair of Die (6 side up), assorted money, Playboy magazine, playing cards (Joker card up), harmonica, and a bullet. Placed near the trigger object bank was an EM Vortex, single-axis Mel-8704R-Vibe EMF detector, negative ion detector and a touch flashlight.

The touch flashlight is activated by two contacts being touched, thus completing a circuit and turning the light on. The touch flashlight is used in lieu of a flashlight that has had the battery compartment or on/off switch manipulated to function in a way that is not intended and as a result, can create false positives.

A Sony HDR-CX160 full spectrum camera was placed in the Kid’s Room (Rm 106). This camera was placed at the northeast corner of the room and was aimed toward the door of the room were the reported suicide of the man who hung himself from the doorknob occurred. A Zoom H1 digital recorder was placed on a table in the middle of the room.

Just outside the Kid’s Room, a Sony HDR-CX160 full spectrum camera was placed capturing views down two hallways, one hallway leading to the Men’s Rec Room (Rm 108) and the other leading towards the main entrance. A single axis MEL-8704SDD EMF/shadow detector was placed in the hallway leading to the Men’s Rec Room. The shadow detector has an IR light curtain, that when disrupted or blocked causes the device to emit an audible alarm.

A FLIR TG165 thermal camera was placed in the east hallway of the 1st Floor.

A Sony HDR-CX440 full spectrum camera and Zoom H1 digital recorder were placed in the West Wing of the 2nd Floor hallway. And a Sony FDR-AX100 4k camera was placed in the 2nd Floor hallway covering the main stair well.

A Sony HDR-XR200V video camera and Tascam DR-5 were placed in Room 200 facing the bed and doorway to the room. On Day 2, the EDI+ datalogger and straight jacket were placed on the bed in this room.

A Sony HDR-CX550 camera was placed in the food prep area of the Basement.

A Sony HDR-CX160 full spectrum video camera and Zoom H1 digital recorder were placed in the Dining Room. The camera was placed on the east of the room facing the hallway leading to the Laundry Room. A Ghost Pro full spectrum camera was placed just around the corner in the hallway leading to the Padded Room.

A single axis MEL-8704REM/SDD EMF detector, was placed in the Basement Hallway between the Laundry Room and Dining Room.

A SpecterCam4 full spectrum camera and a Sony HDR-SR7 video camera and Zoom H1 digital recorder were placed in the Laundry Room. On a table in the middle of the Laundry Room, a trigger object bank was established. This trigger object bank consisted of a bullet, a pair of di (1 and 2 facing up), booze, deck of cards (joker card showing), cigar, Bible, Rosary, Holy relic, crucifix, magnetic levitator, harmonica, large army man, a mug from the Dining Room, wooden rocking horse, a baseball and a touch flashlight. Many of the items are placed on graph paper and baseline photos of the trigger object are taken before and after the investigation and referenced for possible manipulation of the objects. Investigators are reminded not to touch anything on the table after baseline photos are taken.

On the same table, several environmental meters were placed. An Extech RHT50 datalogger, a geophone, a device that measures seismic vibration and lights up based on the intensity, and the EDI+ datalogger (Day 1 only) were placed around the trigger objects. Gravy’s homemade EM pump was placed near the trigger object bank. This table was in camera shot of the Sony HDR-SR7 video camera that was placed nearby.

Once all the equipment was set, the team started and time stamped all the equipment in the entire building. This was done around 6:00 pm. Time stamps, from a designated atomic watch, are used as a point of reference and make cross referencing easier during evidence review. During the setup of equipment, the group covered up any windows that could be covered up using a 3mil black plastic. This is mostly done to eliminate as many outside sources of lights as possible. Since it was still light out when the group left for dinner, IR lights would be set for illumination upon their return.

At 7:31 pm, the group locked up and left the manor to get dinner and to allow for the equipment to capture a baseline of the building without human presence. It was noted during baseline audio and video review there were many popping sounds within the building. Most likely due to the expanding and contracting of metal and/or wood as the warm day came to an end and the cooler night set in. Gravy also noted that his audio in the Basement caught sounds that he would describe as a person or possible animal moving around in the basement. While this is entirely possible, nothing was seen on video to confirm this suspicion.

The group returned to their sleep quarters and at 9:15 pm started and time stamped their control recorders. Before re-entering the building to begin the investigation, the group decided to role play a scenario and enter the building while playing out certain roles. Noah performed as an orderly, Marilsa, a nurse and Gravy, a patient in the strait jacket, while Chris recorded everything for Facebook Live and Tom helped with lighting.

At 10:03 pm, after ringing the dinner bell, the group re-entered the building while acting out the scene of introducing their new patient to the building. The trigger scenario was completed at 10:08 pm. The group then exited the building at 10:12 pm. PIM had acted this scene out in hopes to elicit a response. Nothing occurred during that time and nothing was captured via audio or video recording devices.

The group, again, entered the building at 10:26 pm and proceeded to check their equipment and set illumination of the IR lights. At 10:40 pm, while standing in base camp, Noah heard what he described as someone running upstairs. It was debunked as an uneven chair, in base camp, slightly rocking when Marilsa had bumped it. At 10:46 pm, the group went to the Laundry Room in the Basement and began to position themselves for the investigation. Noah, realizing his SpecterCam4 SD card was full, went back to base camp to retrieve an empty card to replace it.

INVESTIGATION:

START TIME: 10:52 pm

LOCATION: Basement Laundry Room

The group spread out through the Laundry Room, in visual contact with each other, before beginning control silence. Control silence is a method practiced at each new location in a building. It allows for members to get a baseline of noises the building could make throughout the night. It also allows for the group to tag outside noises heard in that area so as not to be mistaken as something paranormal later in the night. This also allows for the building to reset itself after members or PIM have been walking around. It was noted that bugs could be easily heard, paint chips falling in other rooms and the occasional car could be heard. At 10:59 pm, the group began an EVP session.

An EVP or electronic voice phenomenon session is the practice of asking questions in hopes of getting a response from something unknown. Questions are generally based on an event, the location or the claims of the location but can really be anything. It is uncertain what question will elicit a response which is why there no bad questions. Since it is unknown what is being dealt with, questions are asked in a variety of different ways. Questions can be asked in different languages, requesting knocks, singing, gender specific, sign language, writing on paper, asking for object to be manipulated and any other way the imagination allows for. It is important to experiment in every way possible and document to see what elicits a response.

At 11:10 pm, Gravy reported hearing a female moaning sound or stomach sound in the direction of the hallway leading to the Kitchen where Chris was sitting. Chris claimed it was not his stomach and this sound was not captured on any audio devices in the vicinity.

At 11:18 pm, Noah, Gravy and Marilsa heard movement in there vicinity of the Basement. Thinking it was a rodent of some sort, the three investigators looked around the Basement for a cause of the sound. Other than a large beetle, no source could be found and the group moved on to their new location.

END TIME: 11:19 pm

START TIME: 11:21 pm

LOCATION: Basement Hallway/Dining Room

The group situated themselves down the hallway and into the Basement Dining Room. They used this opportunity to do Facebook Live of an EVP session.

At 11:25 pm, Noah heard a snap noise. No source of the sound could be found.

At 11:28 pm, Marilsa, sitting in the Basement Dining Room heard what she described as a footstep coming from down the hallway leading to the Padded Room. Again, no source of the sound was determined. Both sounds heard during this EVP session where determined to be normal building sounds. The group ended the Facebook Live session and moved on.

END TIME: 11:31 pm

START TIME: 11:33 pm

LOCATION: Padded Room area

Gravy sat in the Padded Room. Noah sat in the office closer the stairwell and Marilsa and Chris sat in the hallway. The group observed control silence before beginning an EVP session. It was noted crickets were easily heard in this section of the Basement.

At 11:49 pm, Noah heard what he described as a shuffling noise, possible feet moving, to his left down the hallway between the Dining Room and the Laundry Room. No source of the sound was found and this was not captured via audio devices.

At 11:54 pm, Noah, again, heard shuffling noises but also running water both coming from the food prep area this time. Note: there is no running water in the Manor itself. No source of the sound was found and this was not capture on any audio devices.

END TIME: 11:58 pm

At 12:00 am, the group checked their equipment and swapped out SD cards where necessary.

At 12:21 am, the group did a Facebook Live update discussing any events that had happened thus far for anyone interested in the investigation.

START TIME: 12:23 am

LOCATION: Kid’s Room 106

The group situated themselves throughout the Kid’s Room in the West Wing of the 1st Floor and observed control silence. It was noted there was a lot of popping noise coming from the windows due to the temperature changes.

At 12:28 am, everyone heard a squeaking or high pitched noise. Gravy thought it sounded like an investigator’s stomach.

At 12:37 am, a large crashing sound was heard by everyone. The investigators believed the sound originated from base camp down the hall. The noise was not replicated when asked for and no source of the sound could be determined when investigated. Everything appeared to be in order. This sound was captured on audio devices but PIM does not think it to be paranormal in nature.

END TIME: 12:41 am

START TIME: 12:45 am

LOCATION: Room 105, East Wing

The group spread throughout the room. After control silence was observed, an EVP session was started. It was noted bugs could be easily heard and, again, popping noises from the windows expanding/contracting was obvious. No activity occurred during this session and the group moved on.

END TIME: 1:05 am

The group took a short break in their sleeping quarters between 1:05 am and 1:54 am.

START TIME: 1:57 am

LOCATION: 2nd Floor Hallway

The group spread throughout the 2nd Floor Hallway and observed control silence before beginning an EVP session. Again, popping noises and paint chips falling to the floor were noted.

At 2:04 am, Noah heard what he described as a little girl quickly and quietly saying “Mommy”. Noah believed the sound to have come further down in the direction of the West Wing of where he was sitting. No source of the sound was discovered. This sound was not replicated when asked for and it was unfortunately not captured on any audio device, including Noah’s control recorder, to confirm what he had heard.

END TIME: 2:14 am

Knowing that PIM had another day and night of investigating ahead of them, the group decided to call an end to the first night of investigation. The group gathered their SD cards and batteries from their equipment and returned to their sleeping quarters before turning off their control recorders at 2:28 am.

The group dumped their SD cards on to a computer and plugged in their rechargeable batteries before calling it a night.




Day 2


Tom arrived early in the morning to join Noah, Gravy, Chris and Marilsa for the remainder of the investigation.

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA:

Time taken: 4:45 pm

Weather Outside: Clear

Outside Temperature: 78.2 degrees F

Wind Speed: 6.2 mph

Barometric Pressure: 30.15 mmHg steady

Humidity: 55%

Moon Phase: 44% Waxing Crescent

Geomagnetic Field: active

Solar X-rays: normal

Solar Wind Speed: 426.5 km/sec

Solar Wind Density: 4.1protons/cm3

Radio Sun: 10.7 cm flux; 68 sfu

Planetary K-index Now: Kp=0; quiet

Planetary K-index 24hr Max: Kp=2; quiet

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Btotal: 4.9 nT

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Bz: .1 nT north

Sunspot: No; 0

Flare Threat: Yes

Coronal Holes: Yes; 2

Throughout the morning, the group was in and out of the building to shoot a promo video for an upcoming investigation. After swapping out cards and batteries, the group went to lunch. The group re-entered the manor at 1:57 pm to film an updated Paranormal Review for Edinburgh Manor.

At 4:36 pm, PIM members restarted their control recorders before going throughout the building to restart all other equipment. At 5:21 pm, while Gravy and Chris went around the building retrieving baseline data, Marilsa, Tom and Noah went to Room 210 to set up for another trigger scenario.


LOCATION

EMF Before Investigation (with power on; denoted in mG)

Temperature Before Investigation (Fahrenheit)

Room 105

0

75.8

1st Floor Men's Wing

0

77.8

Kids Room 106

0

76.8

2nd Floor Landing

0

78.2

Room 200

0

78.6

Basement Dining Room

0

71.4

Basement Kitchen Office

0

71.6

Basement Laundry Room

0

71.7

Basement Padded Room

0

74.3


NOTE: EMF detection of 1.0 or higher can make a person have symptoms of nausea, dizziness, paranoia and the feeling of being watched. Some people are more sensitive to higher levels of EMF than others

At 5:42 pm in Room 210 which is a bathroom, PIM members participated in an re-enactment of bathing a patient. This was also recorded via Facebook Live for others to follow along. Again, the enactment was performed in hope to elicit a response. With nothing noted as a response at the time, the group stopped their control recorders at 5:57 pm and returned to the house for dinner; leaving everything running for baseline purposes.

The group reentered the building at 7:10 pm and began their control recorders again.

START TIME: 7:20 pm

LOCATION: Basement Laundry Room

The group spread throughout the Basement Laundry Room and began an EVP session immediately.

At 7:25 pm, voices from outside could be heard. A few teenagers were walking around the building but soon left.

END TIME: 7:36 pm

Noah and Gravy went outside to fix some black sheeting that had fallen off one of the windows to the Basement while Chris, Marilsa and Tom moved to the next location.

START TIME: 7:40 pm

LOCATION: Basement Dining Room

The group situated themselves throughout the room and began an EVP session immediately. Gravy returned at 7:42 pm and Noah return shortly after. No activity occurred during this time and nothing was captured via the audio or video recording devices.

END TIME: 7:50 pm

START TIME: 7:52 pm

LOCATION: Basement Padded Room

The group sat throughout this area and began an EVP session. Chris sat in the hallway across from the Padded Room. Marilsa sat in the back room by the work bench. Tom sat in the door way of the work bench area. Noah sat in the hallway and Gravy sat in the office. No activity was noted at the time and nothing was captured via audio or video recording devices.

END TIME: 8:00 pm

START TIME: 8:02 pm

LOCATION: Room 105, East Wing

Noah sat in the hallway outside the room while the rest of the group sat throughout the room. An EVP session was immediately started. No activity was noted at the time and nothing was captured via audio or video recording devices.

END TIME: 8:10 pm

START TIME: 8:11 pm

LOCATION: Kid’s Room 106

Gravy sat in the hallway outside the room, Tom sat in Room 121 where the reported suicide occurred and the rest of the group sat throughout Room 106. An EVP session was immediately started. No activity was noted at the time and nothing was captured via audio or video recording devices.

END TIME: 8:18 pm

It was noted there were continuous popping sounds coming from the windows, walls and floors as the sun and temperatures descended.

START TIME: 8:22 pm

LOCATION: 2nd Floor

The group situated themselves throughout the 2nd Floor. Tom sat in Room 200. Marilsa sat in Room 227 of the West Wing. Gravy sat in the east hallway. Chris sat in the hallway by the main stairs. Noah sat in Room 218 with the dolls.

Again, lots of popping noises could be heard. Marilsa noticed her camera wasn’t recording so she changed out her SD card. Meanwhile, Noah discussed when and how we wanted to do isolation sessions.

END TIME: 8:46 pm

START TIME: 9:11 pm

ISOLATION SESSIONS:

After this last EVP session, the group went back to the house behind the manor to gear up for Facebook Live isolation sessions. During this time, Tom, Marilsa, Gravy and Noah each took turns entering the building and conducted an investigation alone while doing a Facebook Live session. Each investigator was instructed to only investigate areas where there was equipment set up, should anything happen. Meanwhile the rest of the group remained in the house while monitoring the isolated investigator through live feeds and communicating via two-way radio. No reported activity was recorded during this time.

Between sessions at 10:00 pm the group entered the building to swap out SD cards and batteries as needed and again at 12:13 am after isolation sessions were completed.

END TIME: 12:13 am

START TIME: 12:24 am

LOCATION: Basement Dining Room

The group situated themselves throughout the room and began an EVP session.

At 12:33 am, Marilsa heard what she described as a shuffling noise in her vicinity. Marilsa believed it to be possibly a mouse or small rodent. No evidence of such was discovered upon further investigation. The reported sound was also not captured on any audio device.

END TIME: 12:43 am

START TIME: 12:47 am

LOCATION: Basement Laundry Room

The group sat throughout the room and began an EVP session.

At 12:56 am, Noah described hearing a female voice or possibly a cat meow. Considering there were cats on the premises, this event was deemed natural and Tom confirmed this by believing the sound to have originated from outside.

END TIME: 12:59 am

START TIME: 1:03 am

LOCATION: 1st Floor, East Wing

The group spread out down the east hallway and began an EVP session.

At 1:09 am, Noah heard what he described as a “shuffle, shuffle, snap” coming from behind him and further down the hallway towards the West Wing.

No other events occurred, and it was decided to move to another location.

END TIME: 1:15 am

START TIME: 1:16 am

LOCATION: 1st Floor, West Wing

The group spread out down the west hallway and began an EVP session.

At 1:19 am, Noah believed he had heard the shadow detector in the basement hallway go off. After further investigating, a battery pack on the 2nd Floor was dying and thus created an audible alarm, explaining what Noah was hearing. The team moved to the 2nd Floor to take care of the dying battery pack and to continue the investigation.

END TIME: 1:29 am

START TIME: 1:33 am

LOCATION: 2nd Floor, West Wing

The group spread out down the west hallway and began an EVP session. No activity occurred during this time and nothing was captured via audio or video recording devices.

END TIME: 1:43 am

START TIME: 1:45 am

LOCATION: 2nd Floor, East Wing

The group spread out down the east hallway and began an EVP session. No activity occurred during this time and nothing was captured via audio or video recording devices.

END TIME: 2:00 am

At this time, the group concluded the investigation for the night. All equipment was broken down, window coverings removed and anything moved was returned to its original location. All of PIM’s equipment was removed from the building and stored in the van awaiting departure later that morning. The building was secured and the entire team retired to the house for the remainder of the night.

The following morning, Noah and Gravy performed one last check of the building to make sure they had all of their equipment and that the building was left the same way as it was when they arrived. They secured the building and left early that morning.

EVIDENCE:

AUDIO: None
VIDEO: None
PHOTO: Due to the nature of photographic evidence, PIM does not believe photos are accurate evidence of the paranormal. However, photos are taken for baselines and documentation of trigger object starting positions.

CONCLUSION:

This was PIM's third time investigating Edinburgh Manor. The building is well maintained and easy to navigate and a pleasure to investigate. Unfortunately, we were not able to document any paranormal activity during our investigation. We were able to determine some possible natural causes for some of the claims. One of the claims at Edinburgh Manor is that some unexplained noises can be heard in rooms or floors where no one should be. PIM found that there were numerous paint chips that were falling off the walls and ceilings. Also, due to temperature changes over the course of the day/night and high winds, the metal frames around the windows would expand and contract causing loud popping sounds. Both of these conditions result in some loud and sudden noises that could easily be mistakenly attributed to something paranormal. Due to the close proximity to the Milwaukee area, the lack of environmental interference, and abundance of claims, PIM is always looking forward to returning to Edinburgh Manor for future investigations.

Falling paint chips have been an ongoing theme for all the investigations that PIM has conducted at Edinburgh Manor. They can account for over 95% of the sounds heard during an investigation and should be one of the first experiments tested for sound contamination in the event of a paranormal claim of sound.