The group arrived at the location at 4:30 pm. Gravy arrived shortly after at 5:00 pm. They set up base camp in the main floor Kitchen area. While John did his impressions of each room in the building, Gravy began to darken all the rooms by covering windows and taping over lights. Missy began to take outside conditions and interior EMF and temperature baselines. Noah began to assemble and place equipment. Once John, Missy, and Gravy’s jobs were finished they reconvened at base camp and began taking equipment to their locations. As the equipment was set up, it was started and time stamped. By 6:00 pm, all the equipment was setup and recording. The group then left to get dinner.
The group returned to the location at 7:34 pm and checked the equipment to make sure it was still running. At 7:41 pm, John went over his impressions and the group began their investigation.
2nd Floor – 7:51 pm
The group spread throughout the 2nd Floor. John sat in the Knitting Room, Missy in the Red Room, Gravy sat in the Master Bedroom, and Noah sat in the Hallway. The group observed several minutes of silence before beginning an EVP session. At 7:59 pm, John and Missy went downstairs so John could get something to settle his stomach. At 8:19 pm, Noah saw a flash of light on the hallway wall. No known source of the light was found. No other activity occurred and the EVP session was concluded.
END TIME: 8:21 pm
Library – 8:30 pm
The group situated themselves in the Library. During this time, the group attempted to debunk the movement of a rocking chair that was captured by a previous investigating team. No natural explanation without physically touching the chair could be determined as a cause for the chair to rock on its own. The group then observed silence before beginning an EVP session. Gravy sat in the Dining Room doorway, Noah in the Parlor doorway and Missy and John sat in the middle of the Library. No activity occurred during this time and the EVP session was concluded.
END TIME: 9:03 pm
Basement – 9:14 pm
The group situated themselves throughout the Basement. Missy say by the door under the stairs, Noah sat on the stairs, John sat in the Basement Kitchen, and Gravy sat in the doorway of the downstairs Office. The group observed silence before beginning an EVP session. No activity occurred during this time and the EVP session was concluded.
END TIME: 9:40 pm
During this time, the group checked their equipment. They changed any batteries that needed to be changed, and restarted and time stamped any equipment that needed it. They reconvened at base camp and took a short break.
Main Floor – 10:16 pm
The group spread throughout the Main Floor. Missy sat near the base of the stairs. Gravy sat on the stairs with a Mel-Vibe on a few steps above him. John sat in the hallway along the stairs. Noah sat in the Living Room. The group observed several minutes of silence before beginning an EVP session. At 10:26 pm, the manager of the location joined the group for part of the EVP session. He sat with Noah in the Living Room. No activity occurred during this time and the EVP session was concluded.
END TIME: 10:45 pm
While the Manger, Missy and John went upstairs to check equipment, Gravy and Noah went to the Basement to check equipment before rejoining the group on the 2nd Floor.
Red Room – 10:50 pm
The group sat in the Red Room and casually discussed the history and activity of the location with the Manager. An EVP session was also conducted during this time. No known activity occurred during this time and the EVP session was concluded.
END TIME: 11:34 pm
2nd Floor – 11:43 pm
The group spread throughout the 2nd Floor. Missy sat in the Library and Master Bedroom doorway. Noah stood in the Nursery and Library doorway. John sat in the Master Bedroom along with the Manager. Gravy sat in the hallway. Silence was observed for a few minutes before an EVP session was started.
At 11:55 pm, Noah went down stairs to use the bathroom. Shortly after, at 11:56 pm, Missy saw, straight on, a child size shadow figure run past her in the Library. At the same time, John felt the presence of a young girl. John moved closer to Missy and they continued to ask questions. Gravy offered the Mel-Vibe for Missy to use. When Gravy approached Missy and John, John felt as if the young girl backed off. Gravy left the location quickly. Noah arrived and Gravy updated him on the activity that Missy and John were experiencing. John felt the young girl was staying away from the area. The group continued the EVP session a short time longer but no other known activity occurred during this time and the group ended their EVP session.
END TIME: 12:14 am
The group decided to split into two groups. Missy and John (Group 1) remained on the 2nd Floor in an attempt to further investigate the young female that was thought to have been in that area. Noah, Gravy, and the Manager (Group 2) went into the Basement as it was thought that the little girl did not like them for some reason.
2nd Floor – 12:21 am
Group 1 – The group situated themselves in the 2nd Floor Library and started an EVP session. At 12:23 am, John asked if Katie, the name of a young girl supposedly heard in response to a question the night before by Missy, was there and a knock was heard. No known source of the sound was found.
At 12:34 am, both investigators heard a voice. No source of the sound was found and it was thought that the wind might have been the reason for the sound.
At 12:59 am, John felt the presence of a women looking in on them from the Nursery. John felt she was protecting Katie from them. John and Missy assured her they weren’t there to hurt Katie and the presence of the women felt, to John, to have left the area.
No other activity occurred during this time and the EVP session was concluded.
END TIME: 1:09 am
Basement – 12:21 am
Group 2 – The group spread throughout the Basement and observed silence before beginning an EVP session. At one point everyone heard what sounded like an animal coming from outside. This could have been mistaken for the sound of voices coming from within the property. No activity occurred during this time and the EVP session was concluded.
END TIME: 1:06 am
Both groups reconvened in the main floor Kitchen. The Manager left the building to finish up some work at his office.
1st Floor Dining Room – 1:14 am
The group spread throughout the Dining Room on the 1st Floor and began an EVP session. The group spent the remainder of their time casually discussing the investigation and intermittently asking questions. Since time was limited, the group called an end to the investigation.
END TIME: 1:32 am
The group began to gather their equipment and return the building back to its original condition from when they arrived. Gravy removed the plastic covering the windows. Control recorders were turned off at 1:45 am. Equipment was packed and loaded into the cars and the group contacted the Manager so he could lock up the building. The group left shortly after 2:00 am.
There are many claims of activity at Tinker Swiss Cottage, some of which that have been captured as evidence by other investigative teams. This was PIM’s first investigation of this location and PIM made sure to cover all areas of the building to ensure that if anything happened it would be captured. Unfortunately, PIM did not capture any evidence during this investigation. However, there were several personal experiences had during the investigation and PIM feels this location warrants further study to try and elucidate what may be transpiring on the property. The well-documented nature of the history of this building makes it a unique location and this combined with the personal effects of the family makes this location perfect for a haunting. PIM would like to try some new experiments when it returns.
PIM would like to thank Steve from Tinker Swiss Cottage for allowing us to investigate this historic building and staying up late with us. PIM looks forward to its next investigation at Tinker Swiss Cottage.