Karen arrived prior to the rest of the investigators at 1 pm on August 5th as she was up in the area visiting family. Once she was situated at the resort, she took a tour of the location with one of the resort’s employees who also gave a little information on the reports of activity she was aware of. Once she was done with the tour, Karen started taking baseline electromagnetic field readings (EMF) of the location to get a head start on the two-night investigation.
Once she was done completing her readings, she met with the resort manager to have him sign the confidentiality forms PIM uses for investigation agreement purposes.
At 4:07 pm, Noah and Gravy arrived at the location and unloaded their vehicle. Karen then took them on a tour of the location. They then decided to go to dinner quickly prior to setting up any equipment in the Ballroom area of the resort where much of the activity has been reported.
At about 7 pm, Noah and Gravy headed up to the Ballroom area with their equipment while Karen did her sensitive impressions of the building. Once she was done on the 1st Floor of the older part of the resort, she headed up to the Ballroom floor with her equipment at 7:25 pm.
At that time, Gravy came into the room and noticed the door for Club Staff Only in the Winter Salon was open and wasn’t previously while they were up there. It was later found that an employee went into the room, but hadn’t shut it.
All of the group members started to work on trying to block any external light sources as well as figure out how to shut off some of the stand-by lighting systems on the floor. They also covered up any other small lights with electrical tape.
They then started to set up their cameras with special infrared lights and set up their voice recorders in the rooms they wanted to focus on. Karen also went outside at one point to do baseline environmental condition readings.
The group concluded the set up portion for the investigation at 10:05 pm and headed downstairs for a break. They would return back to the 2nd Floor at 10:30 pm.
Spring Salon – 10:39 pm
All group members spread out in the space with Karen near the piano, Gravy in the middle of the room with Noah near the front of it. The group took five minutes of silence to observe the normal sounds of the building. They would notice during this time that they could hear music from either the bar on the lower level or outside, along with a lot of voices. They then started an electronic voice phenomena (EVP) session at 10:45 pm.
During the session, the group asked general questions to see if they could solicit a response from any of the spirits that might be in the room. At one point, Karen reported feeling a warm sensation on her right shin and ankle with Noah shortly after reporting a tingling feeling on his face. It was not known if their personal experiences were paranormal as no video or audio evidence was able to back up any of the claims.
Soon after, Karen asked the group if they saw something like a light behind her as she saw a bright light out of the corner of her left eye. Right after she stated that Gravy reported seeing something suddenly block out a small amount of light from the windows, which were mostly covered with garbage bags.
The group concluded the session at 10:57 pm after no other activities occurred.
Since the group knew the housekeeper didn’t start work until about 11 pm, they headed back down to the 1st Floor to see if they could find her and talk to her about her experiences. Luckily they were easily able to find her and talked with her for about twenty-five minutes.
After hearing about her experiences, and knowing she does a small ghost tour on Wednesdays and Fridays, the group headed back to the 2nd Floor to continue investigating before she took a small group through the area.
Summer Salon – 11:30 pm
All group members once again spread out throughout the space with Noah near the middle of the room, Karen on the right-hand side of it and Gravy near the doorway. They once again sat in silence for five minutes to observe the normal sounds of the building.
The group then started an EVP session around 11:35 pm trying to see if they could speak with any spirits who might be in the room. They tried to focus on talking to “Laura”, who has been reported to be one of the spirits who remain at the resort.
Gravy at one point during the session would report feeling air go by his face. He brought out an EMF detector, but saw no drastic changes in the EMF reading. Karen at one point felt as if a “male” was standing near the doorway, but no video or audio evidence captured this.
The group concluded the session at 11:57 pm as they knew the tour group would be coming soon as the tour started at midnight.
The tour group arrived at 12:14 am. The housekeeper took them around most of the rooms of the Ballroom floor. When the group was in the Spring Salon, Karen felt there was a “male” who rushed quickly past her and Noah, who were standing in the hallway near the display armoire. She felt this “male” was extremely upset that the tour group was there. The tour concluded at 12:27 am and all tour members left at that time.
Knowing the experiences of the Ladies and Gents Bathrooms on the 1st Floor the group headed downstairs to see if they could logically find explanations for why these reports may have occurred.
Ladies and Gents Bathrooms – 12:43 am
Starting in the Ladies Bathroom, the group tried several different ways to make the motion detectors go off simultaneously without being physically right on the IR sensor (the dispensers are operated by D-batteries). After trying different methods (e.g. standing in the middle and waving their arms and using a white light to illuminate the dispensers) the group decided to head over to the Gents Bathroom to see if they would be able to debunk any of the experiences from there.
Once in the bathroom, the group did EMF readings of the space as well as looked at the faucets. The group noticed if there was a lot of pressure behind the faucet it could turn the water on by itself, but were unsure as to how much pressure would be needed.
It was also noticed if the door to the bathroom was opened very quickly the air pressure from it would make the glass in the ceiling lights rattle.
Deciding to end this observation, the group headed back to the Ladies Bathroom to do an EVP session at 1:04 am. Karen sat in the corner chair while Noah stood by the sinks and Gravy sat in one of the stalls. They asked questions about the paper towel dispenser as well as some of the other activities that occurred in the space. They ended the session at 1:13 am after no activities were reported.
Autumn Salon – 1:15 am
After the group arrived back on the 2nd Floor with the Ballrooms, they headed to the Autumn Salon hoping to make contact with “Laura”.
While here, the group noticed they could hear a lot of voices coming from the lower level. After trying to do an EVP session, the group decided to head back to the Summer Salon once again – ending this session at 1:31 am.
Summer Salon – 1:34 am
Spreading out throughout the space once again, the group conducted another EVP session. There wasn’t anything noticed out of the ordinary during this session, and the group quickly ended the session at 1:48 am.
Spring Salon – 1:52 am
Gravy sat by the piano while Noah sat in the middle of the room with Karen by the front of it. The group conducted an EVP session asking questions toward the “male” Karen picked up on earlier in the night.
Once again, no activities occurred at this time, and the group decided to head down to the 1st Floor, ending this session at 2:18 am.
Hearing that the downstairs sports bar’s beer cooler had a creepy feeling, the group headed to the bar to see if any of the bartenders would be able to open the door for them as it was after bar close.
Upon being let into the space, the group noticed the EMF levels in the room were high, which could easily make someone feel as if they’re being watched or feel like something is there.
Because of the noise of the compressors, the group decided not to do an EVP session at the time. They then headed back upstairs where they would attempt to do an EVP session in the hallway near the ice cream shop.
Outside of Lillie’s – 3:05 am
Since most guests were in bed, the group sat outside of the ice cream parlor’s locked door and decided to do an EVP session. At 3:10 am Noah claimed to have heard a male voice say about seven syllables, but nothing was recorded on any of the voice recorders.
No other activities occurred at this time, and the group ended the session at 3:18 am and headed back upstairs to the Ballrooms.
From 3:22 to 3:35 am, the group investigated the Autumn Salon once again, but no activities occurred.
While in the Summer Salon from 3:39 to 3:49 am, the only thing that occurred during this time was that Gravy felt something pull his hair at 3:43 am. No evidence of this was caught on camera.
Finally to wrap up the first night’s investigation, the group headed to the Spring Salon at 3:51 am and attempted a final EVP session. Again, no activities occurred at that time, and the group concluded the night’s investigation at 4:11 am.
Taking down all of their equipment, but leaving their tripods, the group headed back to their room for the night.
This investigation took place over two days on location. To see the rest of the investigation, evidence, and our conclusion click here