Tom arrived early in the morning to join Noah, Gravy, Chris and Marilsa for the remainder of the investigation.
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.
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.
Basement Laundry Room – 7:20 pm
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.
Basement Dining Room – 7:40 pm
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
Basement Padded Room – 7:52 pm
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
Room 105, East Wing – 8:02 pm
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
Kid’s Room 106 – 8:11 pm
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.
2nd Floor – 8:22 pm
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
Isolation sessions – 9:11 pm
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
Basement Dining Room – 12:24 am
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
Basement Laundry Room – 12:47 am
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
1st Floor, East Wing – 1:03 am
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
1st Floor, West Wing – 1:16 am
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
2nd Floor, West Wing – 1:33 am
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
2nd Floor, East Wing – 1:45 am
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.
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.