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Willow Creek Farm
May 24-26, 2013
Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee (PIM)

INVESTIGATORS: Noah, Gravy, John, and Andy

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA:

May 24, 2013; Time Taken: 6:57 pm

Weather Outside: Calm, Partly Cloudy

Outside Temperature: 64.3 degrees F

Wind Speed: 2.7 mph

Barometric Pressure: 29.35

Humidity: 46.5%

Moon Phase: 100% Full Moon

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

Solar X-rays: Active

Solar Wind Speed: 452.9 km/sec

Solar Wind Density: 4.9 protons/cm3

Radio Sun: 10.7 cm flux; 135 sfu

Planetary K-index Now: Kp=3; quiet

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

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Btotal: 5.5 nT

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Bz: 0.3 nT south

Sunspot: Yes; 117, intensity AR1755 & AR1756

Coronal Holes: None

May 25, 2013; Time Taken: 4:44 pm

Weather Outside: Raining

Outside Temperature: 55.1 degrees F

Wind Speed: 1.5 mph

Barometric Pressure: 29.38

Humidity: 79.5%

Moon Phase: 99% Full Waning Gibbous

Geomagnetic Field: Storm

Solar X-rays: Active

Solar Wind Speed: 704.1 km/sec

Solar Wind Density: 1.1 protons/cm3

Radio Sun: 10.7 cm flux; 127 sfu

Planetary K-index Now: Kp=5; storm

Planetary K-index 24hr Max: Kp=5; storm

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Btotal: 11.2 nT

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Bz: 7.6 nT south

Sunspot: Yes; 99

Coronal Holes: 2

REPORTED ACTIVITY:

There are reports of several resident spirits on this property including: Archibald Graham who may have been a doctor, reverend or both, and a young male named Robbie who are said to reside in the Northwest Bedroom; Sarah who resides upstairs mainly in the Master Bedroom; Lily and Mary who are believed to stay mainly in the Northeast Bedroom; and an older woman, possibly a nanny, who is said to stay in the Nursery.

The reported activity is varied and is spread throughout the house and outbuildings. Reports include seeing balls of light, objects being moved, being touched, the sound of a barking dog heard in the house, unexplained tapping noises, and many more reports. Please see previous PIM reports and the owner's online journal for a complete account.

On a previous investigation at this site PIM noted a possible increase in perceived paranormal activity during a full moon. PIM has hypothesized that that there may be a connection to the cycle of the moon and has therefore scheduled this and a future investigation on or near a full moon.

On several previous investigations, John has experienced headaches and shivering caused by an unknown source. This activity only seemed to take place on the second floor and was seemingly related to the closet in the Northeast Bedroom. When John left the house or went downstairs, the symptoms were relieved. For this reason, PIM decide to take baseline readings of John's temperature, blood pressure, and blood glucose so that it could be compared to readings to be taken if John experienced the headaches and shivering again.

In the past year, another group investigating this location reported using sign language and receiving intelligent responses on an Ovilus. PIM does not use ITC (Instrumental Trans Communication) devices such as the Ovilus, however we do think it is prudent to try to duplicate experiments, as this is part of the scientific method. During this investigation, PIM planned to try signing a series of questions repeatedly using ASL (American Sign Language) as part of the EVP sessions.

ARRIVAL:

Noah, Gravy, John and Andy arrived at Willow Creek Farm at 6:30 pm. The owner met them outside and let them into the house. As one enters the house through door from the garage, there is a large open area comprised of the Kitchen, Dining Room, and Family Room. There is a Laundry Room off of the Kitchen and a hallway off of the Dining Room. The hallway leads to the Old Basement and the Downstairs Bathroom. There is another basement that was added in the 1970's when an addition was built onto the house, it is accessible at the bottom of a small stairwell off of the Family Room. This basement is called the New Basement. Between the Dining Room and Family Room is a door that leads to the Living Room. When walking through the door to the Living Room, the Parlor is located to the left at the opposite end of the room. In the Dining Room between the hallway and the Living Room door is a door that leads to the upstairs staircase.

The upstairs of the house contains four bedrooms and a bathroom. The Bathroom is to the left of the staircase when you reach the top and contains a toilet that is operational; however the room is being renovated and is mainly used for storage at this point. Across from the bathroom is the Northwest Bedroom. Down the hall and on the same side as the Northwest Bedroom is the Northeast Bedroom. This room has been remodeled and has a full sized four poster bed and a dresser. There is a tiny rocking chair with stuffed animals on it near the foot of the bed. Across from the foot of the bed is an empty closet. Across the hall from the Northeast Bedroom is the Nursery which contains some bookshelves and two wooden rocking chairs. A second door to this room leads to the Master Bedroom. On the ceiling of the upstairs hallway between the Bathroom and Northwest Bedroom is a pull down access ladder to the Attic.

Noah, Gravy, John and Andy unloaded gear and set up a base camp in the Dining Room area and placed personal items in the Living Room where Andy would be sleeping. It was established that John would sleep in the Northeast Bedroom, as he had had a personal experience during previous investigations.

Andy went outside at 6:57 pm to take readings of outside conditions using the Kestrel 3500 weather station while Noah, Gravy, and John began to unpack gear and determine where it would be set. Noah took a baseline of John's fasting blood glucose, blood pressure, and temperature. They set up gear while Andy took indoor EMF and temperature baseline readings using a MEL-8704REM meter for temperature and the Magnii DSP-523 Three-Axis EMF Detector.

There was a Sony HDR-CX160 camera placed in the Family Room directed at the Dining Room and Kitchen. A Zoom H1 audio recorder, an Extech temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure datalogger, and a single-axis MEL-8704R-VIBE EMF detector was on the Dining Room table. A Paracorder EVP Booster EMF pump was placed on a side table in the Dining Room next to a Sony HDR-XR200V camera facing the hallway and door to the upstairs.

A Zoom H1 digital audio recorder was placed in the Living Room. A motion detector was placed in the entryway between the Parlor and Living Room and a MEL8704 REM ATDD SDD was setup in the center of the Living Room. A Sony HDR-SR10 camera was set up in the Living Room to capture the motion detector and shadow detector, should either go off.

An Extech temperature and humidity datalogger was placed in the Old Basement under the stairs.

A Zoom H1 digital audio recorder was placed in the Northwest Bedroom above the bed as well as a Sony DCR-SR45 camera facing the bed. Trigger objects of a cigar, stethoscope, and booze bottle were set on the bed within view of the camera. Along with the trigger objects, an EMF pump, an Extech temperature and humidity datalogger, and touch activated flashlight were placed on the bed.

A Sony HDR-SR7 camera was placed in the Northeast Bedroom next to the head of the bed, aimed toward the closet. A GQ-GMC300 Geiger counter datalogger was placed on the bed. Trigger objects of a doll, teddy bear, jacks, and piece of candy were placed on the dresser within view of the camera. A geophone, used to detect vibrations, was placed on the floor of the closet also within view of the camera.

During the investigation, when the owner was not sleeping in his bedroom, a Sony HDR-XR200V camera was placed behind the bed in the Master Bedroom facing the door. A Zoom H2n audio recorder was placed on the dresser as was an Extech temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure datalogger.

Once equipment was set up, it was all turned on and everyone, including the owner, left for dinner at 8:38 pm. The equipment was left running while the investigators and owner were gone. At this time the cat was let out of the house until the investigation was over for the night.

INVESTIGATION:

START TIME: 10:42 pm

LOCATION: Dining Room

The group began the investigation in the Dining Room. Noah took a second baseline of John's blood glucose, blood pressure, and temperature after John ate dinner. While they were occupied, Gravy and Andy checked the equipment and infrared lighting. Noah and Gravy turned off the barn lights while John and Andy waited at the table and conducted a passive investigation. During this time, the owner napped on the couch in the Family Room. As the owner was asleep when Noah and Gravy returned, the group decided to go upstairs.

END TIME: 11:04 pm

Noah, Gravy, John, and Andy went upstairs to investigate. The owner remained on the couch in the Family Room.

START TIME: 11:16 pm

LOCATION: 2nd Floor

The group began the investigation on the second floor of the house. Noah was in the hallway with the FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera. Gravy was in the Northeast Bedroom, John was in the Master Bedroom, and Andy was in the Northwest Bedroom.

An EVP session was started after a controlled silence at 11:19 pm. Shortly into the investigation, at 11:23 pm, Noah heard an "ooo" sound. It was determined that the sound came from the owner, who was snoring while he was sleeping on the couch downstairs. At 11:37 pm Gravy attempted to communicate using flash cards with either of the female children that were reported to reside in the Northeast Bedroom.

No activity was noted, and the EVP session ended at around 12:00 am. The group went downstairs for a break after checking that upstairs equipment was still running.

END TIME: 12:00 am

When everyone had come downstairs, Noah asked the owner if he wanted to go upstairs and read a story to the spirits as the owner had mentioned he wanted to do this earlier in the evening. The owner agreed and headed upstairs to read a story while the PIM team remained in the Dining Room.

START TIME: 12:00 am

LOCATION: 2nd Floor

While Noah, Gravy, John, and Andy took a break in the Dining Room, the owner went upstairs to the Nursery to read a book to the spirits believed to occupy the house.

END TIME: 12:20 am

After the owner came back downstairs, the group finished their break and went back upstairs for a second investigation of this space before the owner went to bed.

START TIME: 12:35 am

LOCATION: 2nd Floor

Gravy was in the hallway, Noah was in the Northeast Bedroom, Andy was in the Master Bedroom, and John was in the Northwest Bedroom. The group once again held an EVP session. At 12:49 am Gravy thought he heard a girl's voice. Upon evidence review this was not captured on any recorders. At 12:56 am Andy attempted to communicate using ASL (American Sign Language). Previously at this location, another group reported communication using sign language and an Ovilus. After Andy finished this experiment, the group continued with the EVP session. At 1:07 am a humming tone was heard followed some time later by a pop sound at 1:25 am. These were determined to be building noises.

The EVP session ended at 1:28 am. The group went downstairs, and the owner went to bed.

END TIME: 1:28 am

Before the owner went to bed, the group shut off the audio and video recording devices located in the Master Bedroom at the owner's request. The rest of the equipment located on the 2nd Floor continued to run.

START TIME: 2:00 am

LOCATION: Barn

The group went up into the Hay Loft to do their investigation. The group then started an EVP session. They investigated until 3:00 am with no observable responses. There were birds flying around the lower level of the barn, and it was raining out. As the space was loud and there was no noticeable activity, the group decided to go back to the house.

END TIME: 3:00 am

The group headed back into the house. At 3:00 am the group did battery checks on all equipment that would be left running during the course of the night. At 3:20 am the group moved to the Old Basement.

START TIME: 3:20 am

LOCATION: Old Basement

The group spread out in the Old Basement with John sitting on the stairs, Noah sitting just to the west of the bottom of the stairs, Andy sitting to the north of the steps, and Gravy sitting to the east of the steps. A short EVP session was held, and after no noticeable activity, the group decided to go upstairs.

END TIME: 3:48 am

START TIME: 3:53 am

LOCATION: 1st Floor

The group investigated the 1st Floor of the house. Andy repeated the ASL experiment in the Parlor. At 4:04 am, a knock was heard, but it was determined that it was caused by the refrigerator kicking in. No other events occurred during this session, and the group decided to end the investigation for the evening.

END TIME: 4:07 am

The group then went to bed. Noah and Andy slept on the 1st Floor with Noah in the Family Room and Andy in the Living Room. John and Gravy spent the night on the 2nd Floor with John in the Northeast Bedroom and Gravy in the Northwest Bedroom.

DAY 2

May 25, 2013

The group got up and reviewed evidence until around noon when they left to get some lunch. When they returned, they continued evidence review until 4:00 pm. At that point equipment was set back up and it was decided to try a daytime investigation.

Once baseline conditions were taken, the group headed to the 2nd Floor for the daytime investigation. Most paranormal investigations are conducted at night out of convenience since both the client and investigators work during the day. However, there are numerous reports of activity occurring during the daytime hours, so PIM always takes an opportunity to try a daytime investigation when they can.

START TIME: 5:36 pm

LOCATION: Attic

The group began the daytime investigation in the Attic of the house. They conducted an EVP session until 5:17 pm. No audible responses were heard or recorded during this session. Afterward, the group moved downstairs to discuss the plan for the rest of the day.

END TIME: 5:57 pm

The group setup and restarted all equipment as it was the previous night and left the house at 6:00 pm for dinner. The owner was meeting a friend for dinner and a movie and would be leaving the house shortly after the group had left. He would not return until after midnight. One of the two cats was out of the house, but the other cat which was ill remained in the house. Video review afterward revealed that the cat that remained in the house stayed on the couch in the Family Room the entire time after the owner left.

The group returned at 7:36 pm and entered the house. All equipment was checked and the investigation was begun in the Old Basement.

START TIME: 7:46 pm

LOCATION: Old Basement

The group spread out in the Old Basement with John sitting on the stairs, Andy sitting just to the west of the bottom of the stairs, Noah sitting to the north of the steps, and Gravy sitting to the east of the steps. A short EVP session was held and no noticeable activity was detected in the Basement. At 8:10 pm the sound of an alarm was heard on the 1st Floor. The group decided to end the EVP session to go upstairs and investigate the noise.

END TIME: 8:15 pm

START TIME: 9:10 pm

LOCATION: 1st Floor

It was determined that the alarm had come from the MEL-8704REM/ATDD/SDD and was due to the sun going down causing a decrease in light in the room which caused the shadow detector to alarm. This is normal operation of this device and is not paranormal.

The group spread out on the 1st Floor of the house. Noah was in the Dining Room, Gravy was in the Parlor, John was in the Living Room, and Andy was in the Family Room. The group conducted an EVP session. This session continued until 9:28 pm when the group decided to move to the 2nd Floor. No audible responses were heard or captured on recorders during this session.

END TIME: 9:28 pm

START TIME: 9:32 pm

LOCATION: 2nd Floor

Noah was in the Northwest Bedroom, Gravy was in the Master Bedroom, John was in the Northeast Bedroom, and Andy was in the Nursery.

An EVP session was started after a controlled silence. Shortly into the investigation, at 9:51 pm John moved into the Northeast Bedroom closet.

At 9:55 pm a noise that sounded like the bark of a small dog was heard. This was captured on the audio recorders, but upon review doesn't sound like a dog bark but more like a water drip or something similar. Since something similar has been reported and captured multiple times by different teams, PIM has included this clip to the owner for comparison but is not including it in the evidence as the noise could be a normal building noise.

After a few more minutes, at 10:00 pm, John reported that felt his hair was touched twice two minutes earlier. At this time John began shivering, so the ambient air temperature of the closet was taken and was found to be 75 degrees Fahrenheit. At this time John was beginning to get uncomfortable so it was decided to head downstairs.

END TIME: 10:10 pm

The EVP session was ended, and all members went downstairs to take a break and check John's temperature, blood pressure, and blood glucose. After the check, the group went outside until John felt better. Andy noted that when John started having his experience, the moon had just come out from behind the clouds and tree line; however Noah pointed out that the moon was in fact not full and was waning so it seems that the full moon was not a contributing factor to John's condition.

The group returned to the Dining Room once John was feeling better and it was decided to head back to the 2nd Floor to see if more information could be gathered about what was affecting John.

START TIME: 10:38 pm

LOCATION: 2nd Floor

Andy was in the Northwest Bedroom, John was in the Master Bedroom, Noah was in the closet in the Northeast Bedroom, and Gravy was in the Nursery.

An EVP session was started after a controlled silence. At 10:40 pm, John heard a creaking noise in the Master Bedroom near the rocking chair. Andy then heard the floor creaking in the hall between the Upstairs Bathroom and the Northwest Bedroom at 10:45 pm.

At 10:50 pm, Andy started coughing and went downstairs to get a drink of water. He then came back upstairs at 10:55 pm and continued with the group in the EVP session as Noah and Gravy traded positions.

At 11:02 pm, John began shivering again. Gravy closed the door to the closet and John immediately stopped shaking. Gravy opened the door again and the shaking continued. He made the sound of closing the door yet left it open; John's shivering stopped again. At this time it was 11:06 pm, and John and Andy went downstairs to get some water and allow John some time to recover.

Just after John and Andy had gone downstairs Noah and Gravy were discussing what had happened and during this time an EVP was captured of a male voice. The exact nature of what is being said is not able to be determined, but PIM cross-checked all control recorders and stationary recorders and is confident this is not one of PIM's investigators. This clip is included in the evidence tab for this case.

At 11:13 pm, John was feeling better, so he and Andy went back upstairs. When they got back upstairs, Gravy asked John how he felt as he got closer to the closet. John could not see the closet, and Gravy asked if John thought the door was open or closed. John said that, as he was not feeling the effects any more, he thought the door was probably closed. At this time Gravy showed John that the closet was in fact open. This experiment illustrates the fact that there is a psychological aspect to John's symptoms. Although PIM believes the symptoms are real in the sense that an elevated temperature and blood pressure were noted during John's episodes, PIM also believes that John has a psychological connection between the closet and his symptoms. Although the moon being full or close to full may have a role in these phenomena, no other physical cause has been found for John's episodes. Another investigation is scheduled for later in the year which also features a full moon. PIM is eager to see the results of this investigation in order to compare to this one.

After this Noah, Gravy, John, and Andy all congregated in the Northeast Bedroom. At 11:25 pm, Andy went into the closet, and John lay on the bed in the Northeast Bedroom. Since the symptoms John were experiencing seemed to lessen when either Noah or Gravy were in the Northeast Bedroom closet, it was decided that Gravy and Noah would go downstairs, leaving John and Andy on the 2nd Floor alone.

At 11:28 pm, Andy closed himself in the closet. At 11:30 pm, John asked Andy to check the window for a draft, and John and Andy traded places. No events occurred during this session, nor did John's symptoms return. At 11:46 pm, John and Andy went downstairs to meet Noah and Gravy so the group could wait for the owner to return.

END TIME: 11:46 pm

The group gathered around the dining room table while they waited for the owner to return. The owner returned at 12:06 am and the group visited with him about the movie he saw and some other topics before moving up to the 2nd Floor with the owner to continue the investigation.

START TIME: 12:51 am

LOCATION: 2nd Floor

Gravy was in the Northwest Bedroom, John was in the Master Bedroom, Andy and the owner was in the Northeast Bedroom, and Noah was in the hall. At 12:55 am, noise that sounds like a bark was heard. Unfortunately, this was not captured on our audio devices and it was noted that it sounded differently than the noise that was captured earlier in the evening.

The group then started an EVP session with the owner. Andy asked questions using ASL in the direction of the closet. Following this, Andy repeated the questions in ASL in the direction of the bed.

The owner then moved to the Northwest Bedroom to attempt to communicate with any spirits located there. No events happened and the owner then moved to the Nursery and Master Bedroom to attempt communication once more. No further events occurred and it was decided to end the investigation.

END TIME: 1:20 am

The investigation was ended, and the group started shutting down and packing equipment as the owner prepared to go to bed. Noah, Gravy, John, and Andy packed up the truck and headed back to Wisconsin.

EVIDENCE:

AUDIO: See evidence tab. At 11:06 pm on Day 2, a male whisper is heard saying something after John and Andy return to the 1st Floor. This was captured on Gravy's control recorder but not the stationary recorder that was in the NE Bedroom where Gravy was located when this was captured. PIM does not know what is being said but it is multiple syllables or words.

VIDEO: None

CONCLUSION:

On this investigation, PIM set out to scrutinize several hypotheses about activity at this location. Chiefly among them was whether the full moon or the use of sign language impacted the level of paranormal activity. In both of these cases, no evidence was found that would corroborate these hypotheses. Activity seemed to actually increase on the second evening (the night after the full moon), and after several replications of a sign language experiment, no EVPs, disembodied voices, or other intelligent communication was detected. In addition to sign language, flash cards were also employed, yielding no result.

PIM also set out to test the health effects of the location on John, a PIM Investigator. On previous investigations, John has exhibited symptoms of headaches and shivering when near the 2nd Floor closet in the Northeast Bedroom. When he left the house or went downstairs, the symptoms lessened. In order to test this, PIM took baseline readings of John's temperature, blood pressure, and blood glucose so that it could be compared to readings to be taken if John experienced the headaches and fever again.

When testing the effects on John, it was found that he experienced a 2.3 degree Fahrenheit raise in body temperature and his blood pressure rose from 160/98 to 220/130 while under distress from the experience.

It was also hypothesized that physical barriers, such as doors, were able to stop John's symptoms. During an instance of these symptoms, the closet door was repeatedly opened and closed so that this could be tested. It was found that the symptoms stopped when the door was closed and began again upon opening the door. It was also found that if John was told the door was closed the symptoms would also stop, even if the door was in fact open. This neither proves nor disproves that any of John's experiences were paranormal in origin; however it does open up the possibility that they were a psychologically induced phenomenon linked to John's perception of the closet and what may or may not be contained within it. PIM fully believes that John was experiencing what he reported and will continue to study this on future visits to this location.

PIM was able to obtain some audio evidence from this investigation, although it is not known what is being said in the clip. This is not the most impressive piece of evidence that PIM has captured at this location, but it does add to the body of data that PIM has collected to date.

PIM would like to thank Al for once again opening his home to us and allowing us to have the pleasure of investigating this magnificent property. Willow Creek Farm is a very interesting place and we are grateful for the experiences we have had there. PIM looks forward to its next investigation.

5/25/13 Willow Creek Farm
11:06pm NE Bedroom:

Male whisper before investigator says "I fake closed it."