Towards the end of the tour, things got very active in the building. The girls were in the Slave Quarters and Sue suggested that they sing to any children that were in the Gribble House. They sang "You are my sunshine" and while they were singing, both the EMF and the Ghost Pro were going off. They also sand "Rock a-Bye Baby" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider", which elicited the same response. But, when they started singing "Hush Little Baby", the REM pod on the other side of the warehouse started going off. Dani (our lead investigator) went to go get it and it stopped when she asked it to, but it would go off right away again. Even after turning it off and turning it back on, it would go off. Very cool!
Tuesday was great. Even before the official investigation began, Kelley had a cool experience. While setting up the Slave Quarters, she was putting up the candle lights with the over head lights off and the door closed. As she was in there, she could hear banging on the door from the outside! What a way to start an investigation.
The investigators used both the Spirit Boxes and the Ovilus at the same time. They did this because the Spirit Box sounded like the voices were attempting to speak with one another, rather than the group investigating. Lots of words were spoken through the Ghost Box, and they all matched up with the words coming across the Ovilus. "Money", "Coins", "Store", "College", and "Work" all matched up, with whispers mixed in between it all.
Two of the ladies, Samantha and Sharon, got some creepy whispers of her own, but they had some very upbeat and spirited responses to their questions. They both had their names spoken through the Ghost Box, and both had questions asked of them, too!
Susannah had a cool group with her on Thursday night. One of the investigators, Debbie, had her name said through the Ovilus, which is really neat. In fact, one of the spirits seemed to take a liking to her. "Debbie" was yelled through the Spirit Box in a very urgent manner. It was so loud that Debbie, who was on the other side of the warehouse when it was said, turned and said "Yeah?" because she thought it was another investigator! When she walked over to them, the same voice came through yelling "DEBBIE" even louder and more urgently.
On Friday night, Kelley again had a great experience at the beginning of the tour. While the investigators were watching the video, she was sitting on the stage. From behind her, she could hear the sounds of footsteps and the creaking of floorboards behind her. Creepy!
One of the groups investigating, Rich and Mike, were asking quite a few questions and made contact with a woman named Jane. When they asked Jane "How did you die" they got the response "Fell". "Who fell" they asked... "Rosette" was the response. They also made contact with a spirit named Eddie told them he was "Eighteen" when he died. "Shot" and "Body" also came through.
Finally, Saturday night! The folks investigating heard from Alison, Janet, Paul, Seth, Kelley, Phillip and Harry Dean. Two of the guests had their names come through the Ghost Box, as well- Swagat and Chris. Two of the groups even heard recorded piano music come through!
The groups had a strange string of phrases come through the Ghost Box. "Help", "Help me", "Send help" for starters. Then they heard "We're weak", and "Good luck" came through. Finally, "Cold here", "Hang on", "Hey... hello... sleep". Most of these came through in the same male voice, intermixed around other voices.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and if you have any photos or audio you recorded in the building, be sure to send it our way!