Sunday, March 19, 2017

Investigation Update 3.19.2017

What a weekend we had in Savannah! Not only was it Saint Patrick’s Day, but that also means that we had a three day festival extravaganza in town. That meant lots of people downtown and lots of people wanting to investigate with us. Here’s a little taste of what went on in the building.

On Sunday night, Kelley was our lead investigator, which is a change from the usual lately in the building. Usually on Sunday and Mondays, Willie is our lead, but this week Kelley took over. This must have led to some confusion, because the investigators heard the name “Willie” come through the Spirit Box a few times in a confused tone. They also heard the names Vincent, Michael, David, and Ann come through more than once. One of the investigators, Dan, heard his name called through the device several times.

It seemed like the spirits were in a test mood that night. Many of their responses through the Spirit Box were tense and even snippy. One of the investigators asked “Can you make my wife’s EMF detector go off” and they heard “It’s hard for me” as the reply. When they asked what they meant by that, a woman’s voice came through and said “You’re an asshole”. Ouch.

A little while later, the investigators started asking more direct questions. One of the ladies asked “Do you like staying in this warehouse” and the sad reply they heard was “Hate it… help”.

Kelley took over again on Tuesday night with two different groups of investigators who were happy to be in the building.

One of the investigators, Sam, ended up having some remarkably personal responses through the Ovilus when he had it on his own. On the screen they read “Flavor”, “Test”, “Company” and then “Mars”, which was incredible because he works in the Flavor Department at the Mars Company. Whenever his wife would take the device the screen would only read the word “Green”, which was the color of the jacket she was wearing. They also heard “Jacket” come through the Spirit Box. 

One of the other ladies investigating kept asking for names, and when she did, on more than one occasion her own name came through and her husband's as well. Other names that she heard were Paul, Ann, Emmett, Seth, Ed, Will, and Ted. Some of the phrases that they heard didn't really make much sense in the context of what the investigators were asking or talking about. They heard "Double double affair", "What children", "Port" and "Resist". 

On the next night, Willie was the lead investigators. The strange activity started while the investigators were watching the Ghost Adventures video. Out of the corner of their eyes it seemed as though something was moving around in the far side of the warehouse, although no one was over in that area. Right around this same time, the EMF detector that Willie had set up on the Stage Area started to flash and then sat on red for a long time- like something was giving it constant energy.

When the investigators started in the Stage Area in earnest, they noticed that much of the activity was swirling around one of the guys investigating. They heard the name "Weeks" come through the SB-7, which was followed by Bailey. This was the name of one of the investigators! Bailey ended up having great luck getting the spirits to light up the EMF Detectors on the stage, and again in the Slave Quarters.

Some strange stuff was happening in the Slave Quarters for another investigator. One of the ladies started having an incredibly terrible pain in her foot- as if it was cramping and swelling, which was not normal for her. In the end, this investigator ended up taking off her shoe, but it didn't help much. Only when she moved out of the Slave Quarters did the pain ease up in her foot.

Kaitlyn took over as the lead investigator on Thursday night on an evening when the investigators started a little bit early because everyone was so eager to get started. The highlights of this night were definitely with the Digital Thermometers, and in the Gribble House hot spot. 

There seemed to be one deep male voice that followed them around the building. It was really hard to understand what he was saying, but his voice was distinct and very recognizable and was heard as they moved around the building. They heard this voice a great deal in the Residual Area, but that wasn't the only interesting activity in that area. One of the investigators kept having his name called through the Spirit Box, "Sebastian", "Sebastian". Sebastian asked "Did you know me before I came here" and they heard "Yea". "How long did you known me", "A long time" came the reply. 

Something odd happened in the Gribble House area- something that doesn't happen to Kaitlyn frequently. As she walked into the space, she was struck by the very pungent aroma of the floral perfume. But, on this occasion, it was so strong she started to feel nauseous. So nauseous that she had to excuse herself from that area, even though the other investigators didn't even smell it!

Finally, Saturday night we had two giant investigations with both Ted and Kaitlyn taking the lead. During the first investigation of the night, there was a lot of nasty language coming through the Spirit Box. The nasty word of the night was "F*ggot", and they heard it all over the building. Not only did someone get called "F*ggot" in the Slave Quarters, the same thing happened again in the Gribble House. When they asked "Did you call me a f*ggot" they heard the reply of "Yes" and then "F*g". Not nice.

Some strange noises were coming through the Ghost Box throughout the night. Not only did the investigators hear a lot of random screams come through, there was also really creepy laughter coming through- both adult and children. 

There were times while the investigators were at the Stage Area that the Spirit Box and the Ovilus seemed to sync up. They heard "Paul" come through the Ghost Box at almost the exact same time that they also read his name on the Ovilus screen. The same thing happened with the word "Sure" and then later with the name "Lisa". 

Last but not least, the second investigation of Saturday night was really interesting and full of activity. There seemed to be a lot of begging coming through the Spirit Box on this night- many "Please"s and "Help"s and "Help me"s, so much so that it was making the investigators uncomfortable. One of the investigators got some uncomfortable throughout the course of the night that she had to step out of the Slave Quarters and go into the Safe Room. 

The CCTV cameras were very helpful on Saturday night, showing an amazing number of orbs zooming around the room. This really helped the investigators to see activity in the building that they would not have normally seem with their eyes in real time. 

There was some physical activity in the Slave Quarters when one of the ladies felt a tap on her shoulder. This is always an unsettling experience. When the investigators asked how many spirits were in the area with them they heard a lot of different replies. "20", "3", "6" and "10". Crazy!

A wonderful week! If you have anything to share with us, please tag us with the #gribblehouse or @gribblehouse!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Investigation Update 3.12.2017

It is the week of Saint Patrick's Day in Savannah and things are about to get nutty- before then, let us fill you in on what has been happening in the building!

On Monday night, Willie was our lead investigator with a mother-daughter pair who arrived pretty early and super excited. They watched all the paranormal shows on television, and knew quite a bit about the Gribble House before they had arrived. Once they got started in the building, activity seemed to follow them through the space.

For most of this evening, the pair spent their time in the Slave Quarters. The visual aids seemed eerily quiet, but the Ghost Box was making up for the lack of visual activity. By far, the highlight of the night was when the Ghost Box said the daughter's first name, and then a few minutes later said her middle name. Fantastic!

Thursday night had Kaitlyn as our lead investigator with another pair of eager investigators. The building did not feel normal- as soon as Kaitlyn entered the Gribble House that night it felt like the air was heavy and uneasy. That sense continued throughout the night, The Ghost Box was eerily quiet through the night, although the Ghost Meter Pro was fairly active.

When in the Gribble House, the investigators immediately noticed how strong the scent of perfume was in that area. But more than anything, the investigators were immensely nauseous. Not just in the Gribble House, but also at the Stage Area. The nausea came in waves throughout the course of the night almost randomly.

The other very noticeable feature of the night apart from the nausea were the creepy footsteps that seemed to follow them as frequently as the nausea. Just behind them in the Gribble House and at the Exit Door and by the Safe Room, the footsteps could be heard falling on the concrete.

Ted took over as lead investigator on Friday night with another pair of investigators who were very interested in the paranormal. On this night, much like on the previous night with Kaitlyn, the building had a really strange atmosphere.

While at the Stage Area, the Spirit Box was pretty active with names coming through with regularity. They heard "Jake" come through as a response to them asking "What is your name", and then "Zak" when they asked "Why are you here"? But, then all three of them heard what sounded like a chair being drug across the floor in the residual area. When they asked "Were you making those noises" they heard "Yes".

The loud bangs continued through the night along with more strange noises. When they moved to the Residual Area they asked "If you are here, prove it to us with two loud bangs". Just after this they heard the Garage Door by the Gribble House creak and then the Garage Door by the Windows make a bang. Right after all of this they heard "Knock" come through the Ghost Box.

Saturday night was busy for us with two huge investigations! Both Kelley and Kaitlyn were lead investigators during both of the tours and the first one was a pretty big group. On this evening, the Ghost Box replies were full of angry and nasty language! Not only did one lady hear "F*ck you" to one of her questions, when she told him that it wasn't very nice to say and then she was called a "C*nt". Very uncool.

At the Stage Area, there was a lot of activity swirling around one of the groups there, especially in the voices of children. The investigators asked what the voices wanted and they heard "Candy" as the reply. When they asked if they were a girl or a boy both the groups of investigators in the Slave Quarters and at the Stage Area heard "Boy" as the reply.

When the groups switched places, the group that had been in the Slave Quarters and was now at the Stage Area and a huge amount of activity was swirling around one of the gentlemen that was holding the K-II Meter. His device was flickering like crazy and the temperature around her was fluctuating around twenty degrees different, from fifty degrees to seventy degrees.

Finally, the last investigation of the week was the second investigation of the night for Saturday. During this investigation, Kelly and Kaitlyn went around with two women investigating together celebrating their birthdays in Savannah. They had investigated at the Sorrel-Weed House the night before and were super excited to investigate in the Gribble House on this evening.

One thing that the investigators noticed that there seemed to be a father and daughter spirit that was following them around and answering many of their questions. Whole, soft phrases kept coming through the Ghost Box, although it seemed like it was difficult for the spirits to get everything out. When the investigators were heading towards the Stage Area, they heard a long high whistle, like someone was trying to get their attention. Then they heard the word "Pretty" come through the Spirit Box, followed by a kiss noise.

In the Gribble House, there were some really creepy phrases through the Spirit Box, especially when the investigators heard "Help" come through three times in a row in a child's voice. They creepy part was, though, the tone of the child's voice- sweet and cooeing. Very strange.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Investigation Update 3.5.2017

We are almost one week out from the craziest week in the year in Savannah- Saint Patrick's day. We are getting in some good investigations before the entire city is inundated with throngs of revelers. Here is a little bit of what happened:

Tuesday night was our first investigation with Ted as the lead. Everyone who participated that night were extremely excited to start in the building, and their enthusiasm payed off.

They started off the night in the Slave Quarters, and they got some really great, if not a bit standoffish, activity through the Spirit Box. They tried to make contact with Paul right away, but when they asked if he could make their devices flash once to indicate he was with them, they didn't get any flickering but instead heard "Idiot" come through. A few minutes into their time in that hot spot they heard the name "Melanie" come through. But every time they tried to speak with Melanie or ask about her, all the replies were harsh and rude. "Stop", "Leave", and "Just leave".

Being asked to leave was a theme throughout the entire night. As soon as they entered the Gribble House they heard "Leave" through the Ghost Box. Just before leaving the area they heard "Nurse" come through, and both of the two nurses who were investigating that night with them felt distinct cold spots around them.

In the Slave Quarters, the investigators immediately made contact with a spirit who called himself "Tom". It turns out that Tom was once a slave, which he confirmed, but he was not very forthright with information. In fact, most of their questions were replied to with negative words like "Faggot", "F*ck you" and "Piss off".

The next evening, Wednesday, Kelley was our lead investigator. One of the things that she noted about the night was that there was an extreme amount of chatter through the Ghost Box that was coming from women and children. Hearing women and children is not unusual, but the volume that night was very high. Another thing she noted was about the Ovilus, that seemed like it was almost stuck on the same word. "Bible", kept reading up on the screen, after the word had been erased from the screen it would pop back up.

On this night, the Gribble House was the most active area of the night. As they lingered in the doorway, the verbiage coming through the Spirit Box was welcoming and inviting. "Come", "Come in" and "You should come" was heard. Then they heard a sad "Mommy" come through in a child's voice. They asked "Are there kids here" and they heard "Mom" as the reply.

When they moved to the Stage Area they children's voice continued. They asked "Is there anyone in this room" and a child's voice yelled through the Spirit Box "I said YES". The Raggedy Ann doll was fairly active, and when they said "Touch the doll" they heard a whispered "I did".

Thursday night had Kaitlyn as the lead investigator with a big group who wanted to all stay together. On this night, they decided to start the evening in the Slave Quarters where the Spirit Box was out of control active. The investigators asked if there were any soldiers in the room with them and "Yes" came through. When they asked what color their uniforms were they heard "Grey" come through not once, but twice. Then, the investigators decided to ask if someone was standing behind them because the K-II Meters they were holding were flashing like mad. Through the Spirit Box they heard "Yes".

When the investigators moved over to the Stage Area, as they were walking towards the platform they heard "Orbs" come through the Ghost Box without any prompting. The investigators turned to look at the CCTV screen and on almost every one of the feeds they saw a huge number of orbs zooming around the building. There was a heartbreaking moment at the Stage when they heard a woman's voice whisper "Help" through the Spirit Box. When they asked who needed help they heard a string of words- "Infant", and "Boy", "Boy".

Later on in the night, almost as the evening was coming to an end, there was a strange moment when almost all of the investigators experienced the same thing. As they walked from the Slave Quarters, each of them in turn experienced a sense of numbness which was followed by their energy being drained from them. The first to feel this was investigator Mike. When Mike told the spirit that he could not use his energy, the sensation moved on to other investigators one by one, with each of them also showing temperature changes. Creepy...

Kaitlyn was our lead again on Friday night. The first weird moment of the night came in the Slave Quarters when they heard the name of a device- "Ovilus" came through. When Kaitlyn rushed off to get the Ovilus, she was astonished to see that the words coming up on the Ovilus screen were coming very rapidly and were extremely pertinent to the conversation going on.

There was a lot of Ghost Meter Pro activity throughout the building but what was really grabbing everyone's attention was the deep, guttural voice that was coming through in the Slave Quarters. It was loud and angry, but it was fairly hard to understand what was coming through the Spirit Box when he was talking. It was close, but indistinguishable.

 And finally, Kelley was the lead again on Saturday night. On this evening, the Spirit Box seemed to be full of names. They heard Paul, Dave, David, Marshall, Adin, Gabe, Kelley, Carol, Seth, Bob, Jason, Lisa, Maggie, and Paul. One thing that the investigators noticed throughout the night was that there seemed to be one male spirit who was almost directing the other spirits on what they could and could not do. He seemed to give the okay to the other spirits to answer the questions of the investigators, and even telling the other spirits what to do.

The Ovilus was popular again this night and the investigators had good results with the device. The Spirit Box, however, had a rather unusual occurrence while in the Gribble House when they heard Japanese come through. One of the investigators knew enough Japanese to be able to ask some questions, and the talk continued. Amazing!

In the Slave Quarters, the investigators were not very welcome if you believed the words coming through the Spirit Box. They heard "Leave" three times in a row, which was followed by "Just leave" and then "Don't like people's foolishness". Although they were told to leave, they also heard "Listen" and "Listen to me" come through.