Sunday, November 29, 2015

Investigation Update 11.22.2015

What a week! We had a ton of activity going on in the building and we can't wait to share it with you. Here's what happened...

Kelley was our lead investigator this past Sunday evening. Certain names came through the Spirit Box for everyone- one in particular was Ted. Perhaps the spirits were looking for our lead investigator, Ted, that night. One spirit was looking for him pretty fanatically- it came through rapidly twice in a row at the Stage Area.

There seemed to be a lot of nautical stuff coming through the Spirit Box at the Stage Area. Right in a row they heard "To feel dizzy", then "Sand beach", then "Disaster" and "November 69". A few moments later that was followed by "Ship is still here" and "Big ship".

One of the investigators, Derek, had a rather scary experience in the Slave Quarters. All of a sudden, he felt very hot on his face and on his side. When they examined him, there were actually scratches on his face and torso where he had been hot! They disappeared quickly, but it was scary nonetheless. Over the Spirit Box they heard "Choke him". As the night went on, Derek continued to have a splitting headache. When Derek finally him why they were messing with him, a female voice came through and said "Your hats".

On Monday night, Kelley took the lead again. Even though the Spirit Box was very active, the K-II Meter and the Raggedy Ann doll were super popular, especially in the Stage Area and the Gribble House area. There were a lot of names that came through that night- some of them were even in response to questions. When the investigators asked who was involved in the 1909 murders they heard "Amy, Henry, Harold, Chris," and "Harriet". Guest investigators Nick, Abbey and Mo all had their names called out, too.

Ar the Stage Area there were some pretty interesting conversations going on with Paul. The investigators asked Paul what kind of food he liked and "Pizza" came through. One of the guests, Jess, told Paul she thought he would be more of a steak and potatoes kind of guy, and "She's my buddy" came through. They then asked Paul if he had and pets and he told them "Four kittens".

Ted was our lead investigator on Tuesday night with a great group. The building was super active and everyone seemed to have a good time. In the Residual Area, one of the investigators named Taylor was feeling ill. They asked "Is someone making Taylor sick" and they heard "Let's go" come through the Ghost Box. Taylor said that she maybe felt sick because she needed to drink some water and "Water" came through. They asked who it was who was talking to them and "Mom" then "Linda" came through. This was very strange because Linda was the name of one of the investigators mothers who had passed away.

In the Slave Quarters they were able to get one of the spirit to tell them their full birthday. One guest asked "When were you born" and they heard "1988". Then they asked "When were you born in 1988" and "June" was the response. Finally they asked for the day and "4th" came through. Pretty neat!

The investigators on Wednesday night were a couple on their honeymoon, investigating with Kait for the evening. There was some pretty cool stuff happening in the Slave Quarters. They heard from Kevin, Ben, and Noah. When the Raggedy Ann doll started blinking and lighting up, they asked who was touching her. Noah told them it was him. When they tried moving her around to see if she would still light up, she continued to blink no matter where they moved her to. In fact, when the new husband was holding the Doll, she kept lighting up and his knee got very cold. Just about the same time, Kait's did the same thing. When they read the temperature with the Digital Thermometer, it read fifty degrees.

We hear from certain Spirits quite a bit in the building. Spirits like Ben in the Slave Quarters, Paul at the Stage Area, and Steve in the Residual Area. We get to know them a bit, and expect certain activity from them. In the Residual Area on Wednesday night the investigators heard from Steve, but he seemed a bit off. In fact, he really just said hello and replied yes when they asked him if he would touch the EMF detector. He never did actually make the light go to red, or even orange. It seemed like he had really low energy because it was taking him a while to answer.

Thanksgiving night we had a pretty great tour. No one was too tired and sleepy from eating turkey all day! The Spirit Box was full of names that night- they heard "Todd, Mary, Tom, Rachael, Felicia, Emily, Emma, Ruth, Steve, Paul, Yusef, Mike, John, Paul, and Noah". Certain words came through all night long. One of those words was "Tobacco", which they heard Paul say twice at the Stage Area. Both of the groups of investigators heard "Money" come through, as well as "Gold" and "Looking".

Some of the best responses we get through the Spirit Box are answers to direct questions, not just what sounds like random babbling. They asked the spirits where they were from and "Atlanta", "Bristol", and "Boston" came through right away. At another point in the Slave Quarters, they put the Raggedy Ann doll up with her back against the window and they asked the spirits to touch her and make her light up. Through the Ghost Box they heard "Window" and "Back". Pretty cool.

We had two great investigations on Friday night. During the first investigation, the Gribble House area had some strange activity going on. Two of the ladies investigating who were sitting across from one another got splitting headaches that lasted as long as they were in that area. Over the Spirit Box they heard "Help" come through, and then it just died. Ted, our lead investigator, had checked all the equipment before the investigation had started and everything was fine. They switched out the batteries and got to investigating again. Once they were back to business, the first thing they heard come through was "Be warned" and "Help" again.

The speakers seemed touchy throughout the whole night. They would randomly turn on and off in all the Hot Spots of the building. The REM Pod was also pretty popular- it went off in the Residual Area, and the temperature gauge went off in the Gribble House Area.

The second investigation of Friday night was just as good as the first. The Stage Area had a good bit of activity going on. They asked Paul how old he was and they got the response of "35". The investigators asked "Can you make this device flicker" and the GM Pro that Ted was holding went off and flickered twice. At the same time, the REM Pod that was set up on the railing went off with a temperature drop.

In the Residual Area, one of the lady investigators thought that someone had pulled her hair- so hard in fact she blamed her husband for it. He assured her that he didn't but she was sure someone had. Then later in the Gribble House area they could immediately smell the scent of perfume, although one of the investigators described the scent as being a clean Dove soap smell.

Once again, Kelley took the reins on the investigation last night- Saturday night! It was a very lively night, Spirits and investigators alike. There seemed to be a lot of personal stuff going on in the building that night. One of the investigators had their full name called through the Spirit Box, and another had certain words come across the Ovilus that were specific and creepy for him.

There were a lot more women and children coming through the Spirit Box then normal that night. They heard quite a few names too, like "Rose, Paul, Rick, Bob, Ann, Anna, Jordan, Tim, David, Howard, Kat, Angelo, Todd, Rachael, Clay, Clayton, Pete, Rite, Jen, Theresa, Trisha, Calvin, Richard, Caroline, Karen, Jim, Scott, Francis, Matt, Jim, Nick, Michael", and "Mark". All of these names came through as replies to direct questions about who the investigators were talking to. That is except for Yusef. His name came through the Spirit Box as if he was being called by another spirit to come and take care of something. Very strange.

At the Stage Area, one of the guests felt like her arm was touched and her arm felt very cold. It felt lie someone was standing right beside her. When she said it felt icy the word "Icy" came through the Spirit Box and another investigator grabbed the Digital Thermometer to get a read. It was definitely more cold at her arm than anywhere else in the room.

It was a really good week, and we hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. If you'd like, you can tag yourself in any of our photos, or tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse tags.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Investigation Update 11.22.2015

It's been a strange week for weather in Savannah! From high temperatures and rain, to chilly and dry- but that didn't stop us from investigating!

Ted started the week off as lead investigator this past Sunday night. The entire group that investigated with him spoke Spanish, and there was a lot of Spanish coming through the Ghost Box as well, which is pretty cool.

Paul was pretty active at the Stage area. When they first walked up, they asked "Paul, are you here?'. They got the immediate response of "Hi". As they continued to talk to Paul, the EMF detector on a folding chair in the center of the stage started going off hard and fast. The investigators decided to see if it was an anomaly, and placed a K-II Meter next to the EMF detector. It started flickering almost in the same manner. They then asked Paul to touch just the EMF detector, and the K-II stopped lighting up. Pretty cool!

In the Gribble House area, as soon as the girls entered the doorway they were hit with that sweet, perfumey smell. It was strange, because none of the men could smell it, but the scent made all the women feel uneasy. There were a lot of Spanish numbers coming through the Ghost Box here. When they asked how old the spirits were they heard "Veinte" (twenty) and "Seis" (six).

The equipment was acting up in the Slave Quarters. For some reason, one of the speakers on the Ghost Box kept losing power and shutting off. So, Ted went into the Safe Room and grabbed another speaker. It worked for a little bit, but then the same thing happened! When he went back into the Safe Room to get another, both started to work again. The third speaker Ted brought out worked for the rest of the evening.

Kait was our lead investigator on Friday night. The building was very active, especially the Slave Quarters. Quite a few names were coming through, like Leroy, Paul, and Greg. When the investigators asked how many spirits were in the room with them, through the Ghost Box they heard "Twenty", and then the entire Ghost Box and speaker turned off!

Once they got the equipment back on and running, the Raggedy Ann doll began to blink pretty steadily. Kait asked who was touching the doll and the name Chris came through the Spirit Box. When they asked Chris "Are you touching the Raggedy Ann", they heard "Butt" come through.That was about the end of the conversation though. Just at that point they would like to speak with anyone in particular and a loud and clear "GET OUT" came through the Ghost Box.

Saturday night was a great night with Kelley as our lead investigator. One of the groups that investigated with her were pretty experienced, and came with their own equipment. One piece of equipment that Kelley brought out to let them use was the SB-11, and they had some great results with it. One of the things you can do with it is turn it off when you are asking questions and turn it back on to hear the responses. One response in particular was pretty long, and fairly chilling. They heard "Anita. Call Anita, Marshall's here. I don't think this person is possible". Strange.

The Raggedy Ann doll and EMF detectors were very active in the building. Both of those devices would flash at the same time, in the same pulses. The Raggedy Ann doll, in particular, was very popular. She would light up quite a bit. Whenever she's light up, they would ask "Who is touching the Doll"? The response they got the most was "Tom". Whenever they heard that name, there seemed to be the soft voices of children coming through the Spirit Box. They heard the name Tom quite a lot that night.

In the Slave Quarters, one group got some activity as soon as they walked in. "Trouble" came through as they walked through the door. They asked who said that and "Richy" came through, but then another voice came through and said "Richard", as if correcting them. They decided to ask what other spirits were in the room with them and "Paul" was said in a male voice, then "Steve" in a female voice. Finally they heard "Brad, it is I".

It was such a great week for us, despite the weather! We're looking forward to a great Thanksgiving week, as well. Remember, as always, you can tag yourself or share the photos we post. Or, you can tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Investigation Update 11.15.2015

We say it every week, but it's true! We never had a bad week in the Gribble House. Lots of activity, lots of investigators, and lots of fun. Here's what happened-

The week started on Sunday night with Ted as our lead investigators. He had a really active night with investigators Amy and Shawna. Right away at the Stage Area, they started getting the characteristic sass from Paul. As Ted was snapping a few photos of the ladies, one of the girls said "Paul, show up in our picture". The response through the Ghost Box was "In a minute". As Ted continued to take photos they heard through the Spirit Box "Here comes a flash".

They did hear a full name come through on Sunday night, which is always cool. They asked who was conversing with them and "Julie" came through followed instantly by "Black". They asked Julie if she had anything to say and "Get out" came through in a woman's voice.

Floral perfume is almost always smelled in the Gribble House area, but in addition to that, Ted also could smell the scent of tobacco. The odd thing about that was when one of the ladies asked "Whose perfume is this" the word "Tobacco" came through the Ghost Box. When they moved to the Residual Area, Shawna felt like there was someone standing right next to her. While Ted took a few photos of her to see if anything came up on film, she asked "Who is standing next to me?". The response was "Jake".

Kelley was the lead investigator on Monday night with some new and some repeat investigators. Gale and Dave, who had investigated with us this past April, brought an SD card FULL of evidence they collected when they investigated last- awesome! We can't wait to go through all that good stuff.

The evening was very active. There seemed to be more and stronger EMF activity going on all over the building- and there was a good bit of orb activity showing up in the investigators photos. Gale and Dave brought over some of their own equipment and one of those were an EDI meter with a Geophone attached. They can detect EMF, temperature changes, and motions and vibrations. One of the cool things they were able to capture with that were flashed of light that would correspond with yes or no questions. Whenever their equipment would go off, it would line up with our own equipment and get similar results.

There was some unnerving phrases and words coming through the Ghost Box, almost all in whispers. When they used the Ovilus they read four words that came up very fast; Demon, Should, Loving, Carol. They decided to ask if there was a demon here and "Yes" came through. Then the whispers started saying "Find them", "Try to believe", "Killed Edward", "His heart", "She needs help", and "Please send". Very creepy.

Kelley was our lead again on Tuesday night. The Spirit Box was the star of the show that night. There seemed to be dozens of voices coming through that night. Not just men, which is what is usually heard, but lots of women and children as well. And instead of the normal, short, one word responses we generally hear, there were full phrases coming through. Whispers, soft voices, breathing, and more.

Some of the phrases that came through were fairly unsettling. They heard "Those who sacrifice", and "Become a spirit". Some were more mundane like "I'm a cop", ad "Turn it down". One particular ladies voice came through in several times in different areas of the building. Twice they heard her say "Lisa" and then "Pick Lisa". Other names came through, too- Edith, Hilary, Heidi, Albert, Tom, David, Billy, Ed, Eddy, Robert, Calvin, Black, and George, which was the name of one of our investigators.

While the Ghost Box was very active, the other equipment was active as well. Mostly in the form of EMF activity. The interesting thing about it was that the EMF detectors and the Raggedy Ann doll really only flashed when an investigator was holding it. That's unusual.

Ted was the lead investigator with a great group from Florida on Thursday night. It was a pretty cool evening. There were a lot of strange smells in the building that night. At the Stage Area, it was almost like the smell of rotten food, and what one of the investigators described as a "pig pen" smell. Then, in the Gribble House hot spot, the common scent of perfume was smelled once again. One of the investigators asked if it was Maggie wearing the perfume and a loud and clear "YES" came through the Ghost Box.

An unpleasant word continually came through the Spirit Box, in both the Stage Area, and then in the Gribble House area. When they asked if Maggie was at the Stage Area, they heard "Maggie", and then "Rape... rape... rape...". When they moved to the Gribble House area, one of the investigators asked "Maggie, were you raped", and "Rape" came through the Spirit Box once again.

There was some good EMF activity in the building on Thursday night, as well. One of the investigators picked up the Raggedy Ann doll and she started flashing steadily. When another investigators placed the K-II Meter near the Doll, it started to spike very hard. To top the whole night off, when the investigators moved to the Residual Area, everyone could hear a slow "tap... tap... tap..." coming from the door right next to the stairs...

Friday night in the Gribble House was strange and active. Kelley and Kait were the lead investigators. It seemed like there was a lot of random chatter going on through the Ghost Boxes, with no real definitive answers coming through no matter what kind of questions the investigators asked. That is, until Kait walked over to one of the groups. All of a sudden, their Ghost Box went oddly silent. Kait asked if the spirits hated her and wanted her to go and "Of course" came through. Once she left, the chatter began again.

In the Gribble House area, they heard from a little girl spirit who told them her name was Mary. They asked Mary if she would like to sit next to Allison, one of the investigators, where they had a Ghost Meter Pro set up. After they asked if she would like to sit, the GM Pro lit right up and then "Mary" came through over the Spirit Box in a different, adult voice.

Over in the Residual Haunt area, both Kelley and Kait was the black shadow figure moving around. That's always an eerie sight.

And finally, Saturday night with Kelley as lead investigator for TWO big tours. We had a lot of fun on our first tour of the evening, and a lot of ladies investigating. Maybe that's why there seemed to be so many female voices coming through the Spirit Box on the first tour. Everything from "Help", "Help me", and "Wish" came through in different ladies voices. One of the investigators even got a female voice that said "Shhhhhhush" to her when she was giggling about asking the spirit to touch a specific red light, and a different light lit up.

Some of the ladies investigating saw a creepy sight- the figure of a person walking across the screen on the CCTV in an area where no one was at. When they asked if the spirit could walk though again they heard "Yea, sure" come through the Ghost Box. Just then, a very large and clear orb flew across the screen.

Another group investigating was a bridal party who started their night in the Gribble House area. They had the most action with the Ovilus. The first thing they read was "Human" and then 'Demon" right in a row. The Ovilus really showed its stuff when one of the investigators asked if someone was standing behind her and the Ovilus read "Under". Just after this, they moved into the Slave Quarters and one of the ladies felt someone touch her hair. In fact, the entire time she was in the Slave Quarters she had a strong tingling sensation on the top of her head.

The second investigation of the evening was just as fun, and just as active. There was quite a bit of Spanish coming through the Ghost Box on the second go around. They also heard some words that had to do with the Spanish responses, as well. Words like "Cook house", and "Haitian".

One of the more interesting things that happened was in the Slave Quarters. One of the investigators was walking and moving towards the antlers that are hung on the wall. Over the Spirit Box they heard "Get away from that" and then "Touch". Creepy!

It was a really good week for us- and the weather is pretty nice too! What more could you ask for? Feel free to tag yourself in any of the pictures are posted and tag us too! Use the #gribblehouse or @gribblehouse.