Noah and Gravy arrived on location a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. Because the homeowner was not going to be home upon their arrival, the Client had arranged for a neighbor to let them into the home. Noah and Gravy proceeded to unload their equipment immediately and established base camp in the room directly in from the front door.
Once base camp was established, the group started and time stamped their control recorders. Every member of PIM is equipped with a Zoom H1 digital audio recorder, as a control recorder, an Extech RHT50 datalogger and a UV flashlight, which they carry on their person. Control recorders are not only used as another recording device but also to discriminate the sound contamination that an investigator might create during an investigation. Control recorders are started and time stamped prior to all other equipment being started and time stamped. Time stamps, from a designated atomic watch, are used as a point of reference and make cross referencing easier during evidence review.
Noah and Gravy began setting up equipment. Once equipment was set up, started and timestamped, they took outside weather conditions and baseline readings (see table below). Baseline EMF (electromagnetic field) readings were taken with a Tri-field DSP-523. Indoor temperature was taken with a single axis EMP MEL-8704R. A Kestrel 3500 Weather Station was used for outdoor weather conditions.
A Sony HDR-CX160 full spectrum camera was placed in the Basement facing the laundry area in the northwest corner. A Zoom H1 audio recorder and Extech RHT50 #2 was placed in the Basement at the bottom of the stairs. An empty laundry soap container was placed on the top of the dryer. One of the claims is when the home owner was going to bed one night, there were a few loud thuds heard from the basement. Too afraid to investigate that night, she ignored what she heard and decided to check out the cause of the noise the following day. Upon investigating the next day, the homeowner reported finding a laundry soap container was approximately 10 feet in front of the dryer on the floor. Prior to that, it was sitting on top of the dryer. It was not noted how much soap was in the container at the time.
The Extech data logger measures humidity, temperature and barometric pressure at one minute intervals. This devices allows us to graph these changes and compare data to other devices that might have measured or recorded an event.
A Sony HDR-CX160 full spectrum camera was placed in the Living Room on the northwest wall facing the couch to the south. A Zoom H1 recorder was placed on the end table next to the couch where two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle plush dolls approximately 16″ in height were placed in the center. It was reported a toy that was sitting on the couch was moved to the center of the floor three to four feet away. Neither Noah nor Gravy knew of which toy was originally reported to be moved so the plush dolls were randomly chosen to be trigger objects.
Trigger objects are miscellaneous items that are strategically chosen in hopes to invoke a response. In this case an orange and purple Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was used since these items are popular to the children living there.
A touch flashlight, which is activated by two contacts being touched, thus, closing a circuit and turning the light on, was also placed in the Living Room. 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 Bedroom. It was placed in the southeast corner facing the door and hallway where shadow figures were reported to be seen. The wide angle lens on the camera allowed the camera to record the corner where the claim of the daughter conversing with an unknown entity occurs. A geophone, Extech RHT50 #3, and touch flashlight were also placed on the bed and all items were within camera view.
The geophone is a device that measures vibrations. It has several LED lights that light up in a linear fashion depending on the intensity of the vibrations.
A Zoom H1 was placed in the hallway between the Master Bedroom, Kid’s Bedroom, and Bathroom 1.
Once equipment was running and time stamped, all lights and the air conditioning were turned off. Any additional windows or doors, in areas of interest, were also covered to avoid light contamination from outside sources. Microwave, television, cable box, clocks and other digital device lights were covered with black electrical tape and removed prior to Noah and Gravy’s departure.
Claims of Activity
- Music heard in Bathroom 1 coming from Basement; “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz was heard
- Child sized white colored figure in Master Bedroom; seen at foot of bed darting toward the south wall
- Owners deceased mother seen peeking around corners
- One of twin daughters claims to be talking to an entity in southwest corner of Kid’s Bedroom; claims it is the deceased mother
- Object manipulation of toys and laundry soup container
Kid’s Room – 8:51 pm
Noah and Gravy situated themselves in the Kid’s Room. They observed control silence for several minutes before beginning an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) session. Control silence is the practice of sitting quietly and getting accustomed to the normal sounds of the building structure. It allows for investigators to get a baseline of normal house sounds. It was noted the house was remarkably quiet.
At 8:55 pm, Noah and Gravy heard a high pitched single syllable sound. Its origination was not discovered and it was too faint to be captured on audio recorders. At 9:03 pm, Gravy noticed a flash of light in the hallway. The light on the carbon monoxide detector was covered with electrical tape. Moments later another flash was seen in the hallway. This time the smoke detector light went off and this, too, was covered with tape. Something to consider with small blinking lights is if seen out of the corner of the eye can sometimes create a moving shadow illusion. This may not explain every shadow seen in this area but is something to keep in mind.
No other activity occurred during this time and the session was ended.
END TIME: 9:16 pm
Living Room – 9:17 pm
Noah and gravy sat in the Living Room and began with observing control silence before beginning an EVP session. At 9:30 pm, Gravy witnessed in the middle of the room, what he described as greenish in color, a light that looked like it was shining on a thin clear fishing line. It lasted less than a second and traveled approximately 3-4 inches in distance. There did not appear to be fishing line or strands of hair in the room and no origin for the light source could be found.
No other activity occurred during this time and the EVP session was ended.
END TIME: 9:56 pm
Basement – 9:58 pm
Before beginning an EVP session, Noah and Gravy tried to come up with explanations for the moving laundry detergent jug. The morning after the Client had heard a crash in the basement, she found the jug approximately ten feet south of the dryer. Using an empty laundry jug nearby, Gravy wanted to see if a detergent jug could even travel that far should it fall off the washing machine by manually sliding it off the edge and seeing if it could bounce. It was easily replicated after two attempts. The jug, when empty, could bounce far enough when landing just right and also makes very loud hollow thumps. It was uncertain how much detergent was in the original jug which would affect how far the jug would travel.
Next they needed an explanation as to how it slid off the dryer to begin with. If the dryer was running, the vibrations would be the natural cause for the jug to slide off. Upon questioning the Client regarding the dryer, she did state that it was running the night this occurred. The Client, however, claims the jug had been on top of the dryer previously and never fell off. It is possible, however, that over time the detergent was used making the jug lighter and at a certain point it would be light enough to vibrate off the dryer. The type of clothes being dried could also play a role as towels, for example, would be much heavier than other types of clothes and thus create more vibration when dried. These two conditions combined could create a perfect storm so to speak of events that could result in the jug vibrating off the dryer. With that said, Noah and Gravy were not there when this event occurred and can’t say for certain this is what caused it. PIM does believe the above explanation is a possible cause for the reported activity and if the same thing happens in the future PIM encourages the Client to check for these suggestions. No other vibrations were felt by either Noah or Gravy nor recorded that night despite the low flying airplanes.
Noah and Gravy then situated themselves throughout the Basement and observed control silence. It was noted the faucet of the laundry tub was dripping at constant intervals. It was observed, while also being heard, light from passing airplanes coming through the window on the west wall could be seen moving across the floor of the Basement. They started an EVP session and at 10:10 pm, Gravy heard a high pitched sound while he was asking a question. This sound did not match the previous high pitch sound and was also too faint to be caught on audio recorders.
At 10:35 pm, Gravy played various songs from The Wizard of Oz, to elicit a response. No activity was noted nor was anything recorded via audio/video recorder.
At 10:39 pm, Noah and Gravy tried to recreate the claim of the sound of music heard in Bathroom 1 from the Basement. It was noted there are several baby toys in the Basement that still have operational batteries although none of them played “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. Gravy went up to Bathroom 1 and closed the door behind him. Noah stayed in the Basement and began to play music from some of the baby toys. Gravy noted that while music could be heard it was difficult to make out the song. It is possible that a toy could be situated haphazardly and had shifted causing a song to play or the batteries could be dying in a toy which can cause it to go off. Somebody could hear the song through the HVAC vent in the bathroom and since you can’t make out the exact song it could be mistaken for “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. This, again, if only one possible explanation and since PIM wasn’t present for the reported activity we can’t know for certain what caused it.
No other activity occurred during this time and the EVP session was ended.
END TIME: 10:43 pm
Gravy and Noah returned to the kitchen to take a short break and discuss the events thus far. At 11:02 pm, Gravy texted the Client inviting her back to the house to investigate for the remainder of the night. She responded at 11:43 pm that she was on her way.
Master Bedroom – 11:18 pm
Noah and Gravy observed control silence before beginning an EVP session. During control silence, Noah, sitting just in the door of the bedroom, heard a squeaky noise coming from down the hallway. When he turned his head towards the hallway the sound could not be heard. He would then turn his head away with his left ear directed down the hallway and the sound could be heard again. Switching places with Gravy, results were somewhat replicated with Gravy turning his head in a similar fashion. The noise was faint and very consistent. Gravy, who was originally standing by the bedroom window thought it might have been a cricket. Upon opening the bedroom window, a cricket outside the house was easily heard and was also the same consistent sound Noah thought he heard coming from down the hallway. This gives credence to the unusual ways sound can travel and may provide an explanation for strange noises that sound like they are coming from inside the house but may be originating outside the house.
No other activity was reported during this time and the EVP session was concluded.
END TIME: 11:37 pm
Kid’s Bedroom – 1:37 pm
Gravy and Noah sat in the Kid’s Bedroom and began an EVP session. At 11:43 pm, Gravy received a text from the Client stating that she was on her way. Noah and Gravy concluded the EVP session to wait for the Client in the Living Room.
END TIME: 11:46 pm
Noah and Gravy waited in the Living Room for the Client, who arrived at 12:00 am. The Client arrived bringing a blue shirt that her late mother had purchased but never got to wear. As a trigger object, the shirt was hung up in the Kid’s Bedroom.
Kid’s Bedroom- 12:09 am
Noah and Gravy along with the client started out in the Kid’s Bedroom. Gravy and the Client sat in the Kid’s Bedroom while Noah sat in the Hallway. After going over a few general investigation rules with the Client, they began an EVP session.
At 12:17 am, Noah saw a diffuse like light in the shape of an arc reflect off of the refrigerator and cabinet in the Kitchen. The light was approximately two feet off the ground and traveled up to about five feet off the ground No source of the light could be found, nor did it appear to come from outside.
At 12:20 am, a snapping sound, like that of cracking knuckles was heard. A minute later (12:21 am), Noah heard the same sound but this time it sounded as if it had gotten closer. No source of the sound was found, it was not heard again that night, nor was it captured on any recording device.
At 12:31 am, the Client described seeing a white squiggly light, approximated at five inches in length and twelve inches below the television in the northeast corner of the room. No source of the light was found and no car was reported to be driving by at the time.
No other events occurred and the EVP session was ended.
END TIME: 12:34 am
Living Room – 12:35 am
Gravy and the client sat on the couch along the west wall of the Living Room. Noah sat in the chair on the north wall. An EVP session was started and at 12:44 am, the Client described seeing a child sized darker than dark shadow dart towards the front door in the Foyer. Previous claims did not suggest this area as an area of interest as such; the camera in the Living Room was not aimed in that direction to confirm what the Client saw.
The EVP session was ended with no other activity reported during that time.
END TIME: 12:52 am
Basement – 12:53 am
Noah, Gravy and the client sat in various locations of the Basement. After discussing some of the activity in the Basement, an EVP session was started. At 1:01 am, the Client described seeing a shadow figure approximately 5 foot 7 inches in height by the water heater. The shadow was not observed on the camera placed in this area nor was it observed by Gravy or Noah.
No other activity occurred during this time and the investigation was concluded.
END TIME: 1:13 am
Noah and Gravy broke down all their gear, stopped their control recorders and packed their equipment up.
Even though the investigation did not produce any evidence of the paranormal, PIM would like to continue working with this Client to find answers regarding the claims. PIM would suggest that the home owner continue to document activity. This will help PIM and other groups that might investigate the location to determine what might be happening.
PIM would like to thank the Client for allowing an investigation of their home. If the Client has continued activity PIM would be happy to return to continue the investigation of the property.