Sunday, August 23, 2015

Investigation Update 8.23.2015

We really had a great week in the Gribble House. So much activity, lots of exciting evidence collected, and some great investigators. Here's what happened...

Our week started on Sunday evening, when Susannah and Ted led the investigation. There was activity all over the warehouse. One guest, Andy, came into the building saying he was a "scaredy cat", but that didn't stop him from asking the right kind of questions! He and his girlfriend, Angela, seemed to have found the sweet spot that night with their line of questioning- they got a lot of reactions through both the Spirit Box, and physically! Angela kept being touched on the leg, and most of the responses they got through the Spirit Box were direct answers to the questions they were asking.

At the Stage Area, Angela asked if a spirit would say someone's name and "ANDY" was yelled through the Ghost Box. Another investigator, Catherine, was told that she was "Nice" by one spirit, and then told she was "Evil" by another.

Catherine had another interesting experience in the Gribble House area. That signature smell, floral and strong, came through the area. Catherine thought that it smelled like magnolias, so she asked if there was a tree outside. "No tree" came through the Spirit Box right away. Susannah had set the motion sensors in front of the big gate by the Gribble House area, and they went off three times throughout the evening- always with the REM pod going off at the same time!

Ted was our lead investigator on Monday night with a great couple and an awesome mother and daughters team. The couple, Dave and Denise, had some great reactions at the Stage Area. Denise had her name come through the Ghost Box several times, one of those times being combined with her shirt sleeve being tugged on! Dave asked Paul some questions that got some typical Paul-like responses. "Can you come closer and touch the green light", Dave asked him. Paul responded "Dave, why should I?".

The mom/ daughters team of Lynn, Carrie, and Corrie had a lot of activity in the Slave Quarters and in the Gribble House areas. In the Gribble House area, Carrie had her name called twice through the Spirit Box. One of the times her name was said it was followed by "I love you". In the Slave Quarters, Carrie and Corrie both had their names. When it was time for them to leave the room, they stood up and "Leave" came through the Ghost Box.

On Wednesday night, Kait was our lead investigator. The Raggedy Ann doll was the star of the show, that night. Immediately after starting the investigation, the Doll started flashing As they went into the Slave Quarters for the first time that night, she continued to go off! One of the ladies investigating, Lisa, had her name called over and over through the Spirit Box. A different voice came through the Spirit Box and said the name Dale. When the investigators asked who Dale was, the response was "You'll see"...

In the Gribble House area, that same perfume smell came through, Kait decided to ask who was wearing the scent, and the response they got was "Amber". Raggedy Ann continued to go off, her hands lighting up almost constantly. One of the investigators asked who was touching the doll and "Lucy" was the answer.

The dynamic duo of Kelley and Braden were our leads on Friday night. Even though there was activity over the entire warehouse, the Slave Quarters was very active that night. Lots of EMF, GM Pro, Doll, and Spirit Box activity. One of men investigating asked if any of the spirits wanted to touch his friend Katie's hair and make it move, and right after that you could see her hair move off her shoulders! Crazy! As the man was telling Katie what had happened, because she didn't quite believe him, "It did" came through the Ghost Box.

There was one very interesting, long conversation that took place in the Slave Quarters, as well. It all started when one of the investigators asked if the spirits liked music, and if the spirits would like us to play that kind of music for them and "Play it" came through. Then, "Billie Ray" was said. Another spirit voice came through and asked "Who is that?". "Billie Ray" came through again. Our investigator said he didn't have that kind of music, and "Who's this woman" came through in four different syllabus in a female voice. Very strange and cool.

The other group investigating had a lot of luck in the Gribble House area. When they walked into that area, the immediately heard "Leave" come through the Spirit Box. They got a few names to come through, like Russell, Victor, Hank, and Bill. One of the more interesting things that they noticed was that whenever the Ghost Box would get quiet and they wouldn't hear really anything coming through, would be the same time that the REM Pod and the motion sensors would be going off in front of the gate.

Saturday night was with the repeat duo of Kelley and Braden! Lots of intelligent responses through the Ghost Box all evening long. One of the investigators, Logan, was definitely a natural. She got a lot of responses through the Spirit Box in response to her questioning. One of the more interesting ones was when she asked why the spirits were here and "Delayed" was the response. One of the spirits who was coming through kept asking the same question over and over. "Who are you?" Even after they would tell him their names, he would only respond with "Who are you?".

 Right at the same time that Logan was getting that response. the other group was on the Stage conversing with Paul. One of the investigators told Paul that her best friend's boyfriend was also named Paul and the very sarcastic response of "No?!" came through.

In addition to the regular Spirit Box responses, there were a few additional responses that came through. Temperature drops would happen on cue, and at one point they could hear the sounds of children crying coming through the Ghost Box.

If you've collected any of your own evidence, post and tag us with @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse... or if you see yourself in any of our photos, feel free to tag yourself!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Investigation Update 8.16.2015

Yet another good week of investigations in the Gribble House- here's what's been happening...

Our week started on Sunday this past week, with Kelley as lead investigator. Even before the "official" investigation began, there was quite a lot of activity buzzing about the warehouse. As Kelley was setting up the equipment for the night, the Spirit Box was calling out voices. She heard "Sin", "Pray", and "I feel alive" as she put up the other devices.

When the investigators joined Kelley for the night, the activity just increased. Paul, our resident shopkeeper, was active at the Stage Area. Every time the investigators asked if Paul was there, or if Paul would like to talk, they would get the response of "Yes" through the Ghost Box. One of the ladies asked if Paul would touch her arm and "Yes... touch" came through. Paul was then asked when he died and the response was a bit surprising. "Today", Paul replied.

One of the other more common spirits we hear from, Yusef, came through on Sunday night, as well. One of the investigators asked who was in the warehouse with them that night and "Yusef" was the response. Kelley asked him if he was from the Middle East and "Kuwait" came through the Spirit Box.

Kelley was in charge again on Monday night as lead investigator. The spirits in the building were both very kind and very rude on Monday. At the Stage Area, one investigator was called a "Whore" and "She's a slut", then "Freak" came through. But, then a minute or two later, when she asked the spirits if they would like to have a drink, "Cheers" was the response. Frank was heard from at the Stage Area, as well, and not only did he say his own name several times, but he also said the name of one of the investigators. "Carmen, Carmen" kept coming through, as well as "Cute".

Another group of investigators were getting good responses using the flashlights. One of the guests asked if the spirits would like it if she shined her flashlight in the room, and "Light" was said through the Ghost Box. Once she turned the light on, "Stop" came through. When another investigator asked if the spirit liked the light or the dark, they heard "None". He asked again, "You don't like the light"? The response they got was a yell- "NONE", then "Get out".

The lead investigator was Susannah on Tuesday night, and she had a great group with her. Steady activity throughout the entire evening.

One experience that the entire group had together was in the Gribble House area. As they walked into the hotspot, everyone could smell the scent of floral perfume- very strong! In fact, one of the guests had a very poor sense of smell, but even she could smell the perfume very clearly.

Most of the activity that night was in the Slave Quarters, with the Raggedy Ann doll. The investigators would ask any spirits to hold the dolls hands, and each side would light up- like the spirit was standing in front, facing the doll.

There also was a great moment with two devices that night, where the Spirit Box directly correlated with a response on the Ovilus screen. A voice came over the Spirit Box and said "Birthday", with just a moment later the Ovilus flashing "Present". Pretty cool!

Kelley was our lead again on Wednesday night. Two of the ladies investigating, Emily and Teresa, had some great, full conversations through the Ghost Box, with a lot of back and forth. While they were in the Slave Quarters, the first question they asked when walking in was "Is there anyone here with us", and "Sit" was the response. When they asked if it would be alright to take pictures, "You" came through- every time they would take a photo after that the word "Flash" would come through the Spirit Box!

As they sat in the Slave Quarters, the activity got stronger and stronger. One of the ladies asked if the spirit they were conversing with was sitting next to her and "Behind you" was the response. She asked what his name was and "Sir" came through. "Sir?", she asked, and "Yes, sir" came back.

The other group investigating had some good activity at the Stage Area. As they walked into that area "Yellow" came through the Spirit Box. The investigators asked if that was his favorite color, and "YES" came through loudly and very promptly. As they settled into asking questions, some elicited more of a response than others. One of the questions they asked was "How did you die"? The response was strange... "Do... you... see... me..." came through, in three different voices. Very strange.

Thursday night was great as well, with Dani and Ted as our lead investigators. The activity level was steady throughout the night. The Stage Area was pretty good, with a lot of activity happening with the EMF detector. The device kept flashing throughout the evening. Again, someone on the Stage was being rude to the investigators. The words "Bitch" and "Jerk" came through. One of the guests asked "Who are you calling a bitch?!". The response was "All of you", followed by laughter.

In the Slave Quarters, two guests had some physical responses to being in different portions of the room. One investigator said that it was hard from him to swallow, and could feel pressure while he was sitting next to the Raggedy Ann doll. Another investigator said it was hard for her to breath whenever she tried to look behind the curtain...

Finally, last evening! Kelley and Kait were our duo lead investigators, and it was quite a night!

In the Slave Quarters, there were some interesting exchanges through the Spirit Box. The investigators asked "How old are you" and "I forgot" was the response. Then they asked "Are you angry?". "Yes" as the response. "Are you friendly?", they asked then and "I guess" came through the Ghost Box. The conversation continued with "You don't have to be afraid of us" and "I'm not" was the answer they got.

Those who have been in the Slave Quarters before know that there are a small set of deer antlers sitting on the table. As the group was sitting in there, the word "Deer" was called through the Spirit Box. "Do the deer antler bother you?", one the investigators asked. "Yes" was the response. When she asked why they bothered him "Death" was the reply, in a female voice.

One of the guests in the Slave Quarters had a dramatic drop in temperature associated with him. He could feel some pressure and coolness on his neck. When another investigator aimed the digital thermometer at his neck, the temperature was a stunning 32 degrees! As they held the line there, they could see the temperature slowly rise back up to 85 degrees. Crazy!

Lots of seemingly random words came through the Spirit Box. "Talk", "Answer", "Can I", "Who", "Teacher", "Relate", "Indian", "Partner", "Move", "Suffering", "City", "Help", "Woman", "Sit", Hurt", "Stole", "Dance"... all came through the Ghost Box.

What a great week! Look forward to hearing some EVP clips from the week, and if you've captured anything, be sure to pass it our way! Or, you can tag us with @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Q&A- Ted

We've got another new lead investigator to introduce!

Say hello to Ted- he's answered the same questions we've asked our other leads and here's what he had to say...

1. What made you want to work at the Gribble House?

 I have been involved with the Paranormal and investigating haunted places in Savannah and the surrounding areas for several years and love teaching and explaining the Paranormal to the public. Along with the Gribble House's reputation for being very haunted, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to both educate the public and continue my paranormal research.

 2. What do you enjoy most about Gribble so far?

 Investigating with the guests and interacting with the ghosts

3. What do your friends and family think about you working in a documented haunted building?

 Most think it is interesting and pretty cool and will be coming in to investigate with us and a few think it is "crazy". They all know I have been doing this for a few years and think it is awesome overall.

 4. What is your most memorable experience so far in the building?

 I was sitting in the slave quarters when I asked "Were you in the military?". The audible response I got a few seconds later was "I was"! It was very interesting and sound like someone that was old and tired.

 5. What experience really made you a believer in the paranormal?

 I think I have always been interested in the paranormal but when I lived in an older house in Roswell Georgia, I had several experiences there...seeing shadow movement, hearing objects move, voices throughout the house, sliding glass doors open and close- that sort of thing. These events led me to search for a paranormal investigative team to come in and try and figure what is going on. The professional conduct of the paranormal team is what really got me interested in the investigation and research side of trying to figure out what is going on at certain locations.

6. What other places have you investigated and what happened there?

Here local in Savannah, I have been to Moon River Brewing Company three times, Wormsloe State Historic site two times, and Savannah Harley Davidson on River Street. I have also investigated in an old jail and old schoolhouse in Liberty County several times. In April of this year, I investigated St Alban's Sanatorium located in Radford Virginia. One of the strangest things is when I saw a fully bodied apparition at an undisclosed location here in south east Georgia. It was almost like a 3D hologram and when I turned to get a better look, it disappeared.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Investigation Update 8.9.2015

Happy Sunday! Without further ado, here is our Weekly Update...

This past Monday evening, Susannah was our lead investigator with a stellar group of investigators. One investigator, Debbie, had some great luck at the Stage Area with her EMF detector. By asking yes or no questions, Debbie managed to have a lot of spikes to the red. She learned that she was conversing with a male spirit who was born in 1895, who was married, but had no children.

In the Gribble House area, the phantom smell of flowers was very intense. Everyone was able to smell it as they walked into the area. One guest in that area, Mary, was told that she was "Kind", but Debbie was told that she was "Old". When Debbie told the spirit that being called old was fairly rude, "I'm sorry" came through the Ghost Box. Josiah, another investigator, heard his name whispered in his ear...

One other investigator, Mike, was touched in the Residual Area. The sensation of touch brushed his arm and his arm broke out in goosebumps.

Again on Tuesday night, Susannah was our lead. There were a lot of strange occurences that night. At the beginning of the evening as she was doing her initial walkthrough, she tried to open up the door from the Safe Room into the Warehouse, it seemed to be blocked- very heavy. So heavy, in fact, that she believed that some one had placed a garbage can or cart behind in during the day. When she finally managed to push through, there was nothing there. So, she tried to open the door again, and it swung open easily....

In addition, Susannah caught a whiff the perfume smell in the Gribble House area was very strong. That scent would continue to linger throughout the entire evening, with each group investigating getting a whiff as they rotated through the building.

At one point, Susannah had to go back into the Safe Room. While she was in there, the guests investigating could hear the sound of loud footsteps tromping through the warehouse. The steps were so loud, the investigators thought Susannah had come back into the Warehouse without them noticing!

Kelley was our lead investigator on Wednesday night with a great group investigating with her. The group broke up into three smaller factions, going throughout the Warehouse to investigate different areas at the same time. There was activity all over the building that night. Each group had similar experiences, like all three of the groups heard "Satan" come through the Ghost Box, as well as "Sit down".

But, each group also had their own unique experiences. The group of ladies investigating together had quite a bit of good luck with responses from women- much more than our investigators usually have. One of those women was Linda, who conversed with them quite a few times throughout the night. Kirsty, one of the ladies investigating, is from England. One spirit named Sid came through the Ghost Box, who also had an English accent. When Kirsty asked him where he was from, his response was "From the North".

Another group heard quite a few names come through the Ghost Box. One of those names was Jerome, who told the investigators that he was "Six" years old. They also heard Beth, Heidi, and Ace. An investigator in that group named Nate had his name screamed through the Ghost Box...

The final group investigating with us had some physical activity. When Kelley was spending time with their group, they were watching the REM pod going off on the rail near the stage. As they were watching, it seemed as if it were moving- closer and closer to them down the rail. A few minutes later, one of the guests felt a touch on their legs, another felt a sudden and strong headache above her brow, and yet another had her hand go numb!

Kelley and Ted were leading the way for the investigation. There was a TON of activity that night, and the investigators were very into it. One group were experienced investigators, two others were sensitives, and the others came in as believers. Throughout the entire evening, they had quite a few intelligent responses come through the Ghost Boxes. There were appropriate "Hi"s and "Hello"s when people entered different areas.

There was one interesting conversation between a guest and a spirit through the Ghost Box. One of the guests asked the spirit if he was African and "Black" was the response. When he asked if there was anything he could do for the spirit "You could", came through. Another group heard a spirit conversing with them clearly had a French accent. When the guests were discussing that they could tell the spirit was french, "French" came through the Ghost Box.

They heard words like "Weak", "Help", "People", "Train", "Railroad", and "Women" come through. Names like Joseph, Anne, Julie, Robbie, Mary, Debbie, and Angel. One guest named Dustin heard "Thank you" come through the Spirit Box, and when Dustin asked for what he was thankful, the response was "The light".

Other strange occurrences happened that night. Both Ted and an investigator could see a shadow figure standing and then moving in the window that is closest to the front door of the Warehouse. They could also hear a loud creaking noise coming from behind the curtain that at the front of the building. While Ted and Kelly were closing up for the night, they could hear footsteps on the roof, as if several people were walking around up there.

Finally, last night! Kait and Braden were our lead investigators. They and their investigators had some really great activity all over the building. At the Stage Area, each group made contact with Paul. However, Paul didn't seem to be too interested in talking. In fact, the only response they could get from his was his own name. One guest asked "Who is here", and the name "Greg" came through the Spirit Box. They conversed for a while, and the investigator asked "What do you do for a living". Greg responded with "Army".

It seemed like quite a few of the spirits in the building were trying to converse but didn't have the ability to completely form their responses- many of the words coming through the Spirit Box weren't very strong, or were slightly cut off. However, there were many, many voices coming through. The spirits were clearly trying to communicate. This was evident with the EMF detectors. Some of the investigators had the EMF detectors going off in response to their questions. One group of guests reported that the number of voices coming through and the high number of EMF responses made the building feel crowded.

It was a great week for us, and for our investigators. If you have any photos or audio you would like to share, feel free to send it our way, or to post it with the #gribblehouse or @gribblehouse!