Sunday, August 28, 2016

Investigation Update 8.28.2016

Happy Sunday, Gribble fans! We had an excellent week in the building and can't wait to share our findings with you. So, here it is:

Kait was our lead investigator on Monday night this pas week. The investigators started their evening in the Slave Quarters, where they immediately heard from two spirits. They called themselves David and Hunter. Hunter was very chatty, and using the Ghost Box and asking the right questions, the investigators learned that Hunter's favorite color was "Green", and that there were "Eight" spirits in the room with them.


When the investigators moved into the Gribble House area, Kait was telling the investigators about how sometimes the guest investigators get more activity when they are alone than when the lead investigators were there because the spirits don't like them much. Kait told them that Paul doesn't like her very much and a big loud "YEA" came over the Ghost Box. A little bit later one, a spirit replied to another one of Kait's comments. As she walked into the Gribble House area to move them to another hot spot she asked "How are you doing"? Through the Spirit Box they heard "Great"!

Ted took the lead on Monday night with some seasoned investigators and two who were relatively new- but everyone was ready and excited to investigate! On this night, they started out at the Stage Area where they heard a loud and clear "Damn" as they walked up. There was some strange activity going on in that area. The investigators asked "Can you light up the green light on the chair", and they heard "I can't" come through- but despite saying they could not, the EMF Detector started to flash. A few moments later they heard a little girl's voice come through followed by children's laughter. When the investigators asked "How many children are here tonight" they didn't get a clear response.




The strange activity continued into the Slave Quarters. As they walked in to the area, over the Ghost Box they heard a very menacing and angry growl come through. The investigators were conversing with a spirit who called himself Hector who had a Spanish accent but the conversation stopped quickly when the investigators heard a cough come from the Slave Quarter door. Creepy!



In the Residual Area, once again the investigators experienced some strange activity. After hearing the cough in the Slave Quarters, the investigators were hoping for some more physical activity. They asked "If someone is here, please make a noise in the warehouse". Just after, they all heard what sounded like a metal "Clinck" come from the yellow rail.

Kait was our lead investigator again on Wednesday night where the investigators started once again in the Slave Quarters. As they walked towards that hot spot, they could see that the Raggedy Ann doll was already flashing strongly. Right away, two spirits made contact with the investigators before they could even ask who was in the are with them. They called themselves Will and Seth. When Kait came walking over she asked "Who are you talking to", to which they heard "Me". When she asked if they could have a name, the response they got was "Sure", but never did get a name.




In the Gribble House area they could smell that distinctive smell of floral perfume, but the most interesting moment of the investigation was in the Residual Area. There was a spirit in that area who called herself Melody, and she seemed to play radio music for them on demand! They would ask to hear the music again, and it would start playing. Amazing!

Again on Friday night, Ted was our lead investigator. On this night, there was some activity that was so odd that it shook up the investigators. When the investigators started the night in the Slave Quarters, the investigators who had brought actual cameras in the building with them, their batteries died almost immediately.



The most unsettling moment of the evening came in the Gribble House hot spot. As they sat down they asked "Who is here", to which they heard the reply "Chris". Chris proceeded to make the Raggedy Ann doll flash several times. They asked him "Chris what are you doing right now", to which they heard "Hiding". "Why are you hiding", "Jail". Then they asked "Chris, what is your last name", "Smith".  "How did you die, Chris", they asked. "Bullet". The very strange part of all of this is that one of the investigators had a roommate in the army whose name was Chris Smith, who shot himself.




In the Residual Area, this is where the physical activity really picked up. One of the investigators felt something touch her right arm just as the investigator next to her felt like he was being brushed out of the way. During the portion where they were asking questions with the Ghost Box, one of the investigators saw the figure of a person stalking around in front of the garage door near the Gribble House. Finally, the most intriguing part of that hot spot was when an investigator was sitting in a metal folding chair and was yanked back by almost 4 inches. Amazing!

Finally, on Saturday night Kelley and Ted led the investigating that night. This night had an amazing amount of activity as well. In the Slave Quarters, one of the investigators said he was going to be "Right back". Through the Ghost Box they heard "No wait... stay". This was followed by some startling physical activity. One of the investigators suddenly felt pressure on their face and the metal chair they were sitting in started to vibrate as they heard the word "Leave" come across the Ghost Box.





This kind of activity continued. During the free time portion of the night one of the female investigators was standing in the center of the building using the Spirit Box. As she was standing there, she felt her phone lift out of her back pocket and drop onto the floor. A few minutes later when everyone had moved back into the Safe Room to end their night, two of the investigators saw a man walking from left to right in the middle of the building. Strange!

A fantastic week for us and for all our investigators! If you have anything you'd like to share with us, please tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse- and you can always send it direct!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Investigation Update 8.21.2016

Another great week for us in the Gribble House! And as we do each week, here's a rundown of some of the awesome activity we captured in the building:

Willie was our lead investigator on Sunday night. The investigation started out very well, with the REM Pod going off even before the official portion of the investigation began! Willie say that this happens often- something about when he explains the history of the building makes the space have an uneasy feeling and the REM Pod goes of often during that portion of the night.


But that wasn't the only activity to start pre-hot spot! As they were walking around the space, checking out the different active areas of the building, the man investigating with them that night was looking across the building floor and distinctly saw something dart across from one end to the other! This was over in the area where the Lady in White has been photographed, and made contact with. Awesome!


The strange events didn't stop there. The investigators were in the Slave Quarters making contact with both Steve and Paul when one of the lights stopped working. Not only did it shut off, but it shined blue before kicking off. Very strange.

Willie took the lead again on Monday night, on an evening that was just as active as the night before.



This time, the REM Pod was the star of the show. It seemed to go off almost constantly- and that started during the History Portion of the night, too! Throughout the evening, the device went off, flashing to indicate both movement, and temperature fluctuations. That is always a cool thing.

On Tuesday night, Kait was our lead investigator, and on this evening, the investigators started in the Slave Quarters. While they were in there, they made contact with a spirit who told them that his name was "Norman". Norman was not a very nice guy to talk to. He called Kait a "Bitch" as she walked in, but worse, one of the ladies investigating felt a tightening around her throat. When she said something about it, over the Spirit Box they heard the word "Good" come through...



Children could be heard in several areas of the building on Tuesday night. They heard from a little boy at the Stage Area who was willing to touch the EMF Detector, but they couldn't entice him into touching the Raggedy Ann doll. A little bit later on, when they had moved into the Gribble House hot spot, another child's voice came through- this time it sounded more like a little girl. Again, she wanted to touch the EMF Detector when asked, but the Raggedy Ann doll stayed quiet.

Wednesday night had Kait as the lead investigator again. This night was very active for the investigators, with some pretty strange stuff happening all over the building. The night started out in the Slave Quarters, where they made contact with Steve almost right away. Steve was not in the mood for company on Wednesday night, and told the investigators to "Get out" as soon as they walked into the space. One of the ladies started to sing in response to Steve's demand they go, and he didn't appreciate that either. "Stop it" came through the Ghost Box. Paul was in the Slave Quarters too, and was in just as standoffish a mood. When they asked Paul if he wanted to talk "No", came through.



One of the spirits in the building that night was playing a trick on them. They made contact with a spirit in the Gribble House area who told them his name was "Mark". When they asked Mark how old he was, he told them "Twelve". The odd thing about that was Mark sounded like he was closer to about fifty years old, with a very deep voice. While they were talking to Mark, some of the ladies caught that familiar scent of floral perfume wafting around the Gribble House hot spot.



Another cool event took place at the Stage Area. One of the investigators asked the spirits to make the curtains there move- and they did! The curtains started waving, and when they would stop, the investigators asked them to do it again- and they did! Pretty awesome.

Kelley was our lead investigator on Thursday night. There were some really great conversations through the Ghost Box that evening, and the investigators were able to capture some orbs in their photos, which is always a plus.



Near the Gribble House hot spot, but not quite inside, the REM Pod was flashing like made- for both movement and temperature fluctuations. Right around the same time, the Spirit Box was yelling out words while the Ovilus was set on Question and Answer. They heard and read these words: Enough, Leave, Ghost, Spirit, and "You with the bracelet".



When the investigators asked "Who is with us tonight", they got a lot of different names all over the building. They heard Lincoln, Rita, Elijah, Isaac, Otto, Pete, Mark, and Holly. Some of the spirits seemed conflicted on this night. Through the Spirit Box they heard the words "Leave" and "Run" come through. But, when they asked if they should leave the space, a female's voice came through and said "No". When it did come time to leave for the night, as they investigators were walking back towards the Safe Room they heard "They're going" come across the Spirit Box.

Once again on Friday night, Kelley took the lead as investigator. Throughout the evening, one strange thing kept happening with the Spirit Box. It seemed like whenever there was a few moments of silence coming across the device, the sound of an old telephone ringing would come through. How strange!



Two names came through that night for the investigators- not only called through the Spirit Box, but came up on the Ovilus as well- Jim and Paul. A couple of other names were called when the investigators asked "Who is with us tonight". They heard Harriet, Carol, Jerry, Ted, Will, Dan, Doris, Yusef, and the name Jen came through a couple of times.





The battery on Kelley's phone drained extremely quick on Friday night. When she was "Are you draining my batter right now" they heard "She's smart" come through. Another more physical kind of activity that took place was kind of unsettling. While the investigators were in the Residual Area, they were getting chills pretty often as they were asking questions. But what really set them on edge was what sounded like dragging, or sliding, going on across the floor. All through this they could hear the voice of an old man coming across the Spirit Box saying "Listen".

Finally on Saturday night, Ted was our lead investigator. The investigators this night were all from Michigan and were ready to get to it! The Stage Area was particularly active this evening. The investigators walked up and asked "Is there anybody here besides us". Through the Spirit Box they heard "Hello". "What is your name", they asked. "Jim". Just then, the EMF Detector on one of the metal folding chairs started to flash. "Who is sitting in the chair", Ted asked. "Jim" was the reply. During all of this, one of the investigators was watching the CCTV monitors. As they were having the conversation with Jim, she could see the shadow of a figure standing in front of the Office where we keep the equipment, looking as though he was watching them on the Stage!



In the Slave Quarters, the investigators asked the Spirits to tell them how many of them were in the room. They asked "How many women are here". "Two" was the reply. "How many men are here". "Three" came through that time. Both of those numbers were the exact number of men and women investigating in the Slave Quarters at that time. Creepy!



The investigators didn't stay long in the Gribble House hot spot on Saturday night. One of the spirits in that space did not want them around. Although they could smell the scent of floral perfume, one of the spirits kept saying "Leave" over and over. When they did finally exit the space, they said "Thank you", as a farewell. Through the Spirit Box they heard "Thank you... bye".

A great week for us- and for our investigators! Lots of activity, and lots of fun; that's what it's all about. If you have anything you'd like to share with us, please do! Tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse and we'll see it. Or, you can always send direct to info@gribblehouse.com.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Investigation Update 8.14.2016

What a lovely week for us! There was a lot of activity, and we had some great investigators with us. Here's what's been going on-

Willie was our lead investigator on Sunday night with a pair that was ready to go. There was some really interesting activity. During the portion of the tour when Willie was delivering the history, the REM Pod started to go off, which is always awesome. Just after, when Willie turned on the Ghost Box, the first word that came out was "Leave".


The coolest thing that happened, though, was with the speaker itself. It kept turning off! Willie inspected the wiring, shook the device, even turned it on and off himself. Nothing Willie did could make the speaker short out. But, it seemed like every time they were getting responses through the device, it would cut out and turn off. So strange!

Willie took the lead again on Monday night. The investigators started collecting evidence even before the real investigation began. As Willie was passing out the equipment, the investigators were snapping some photos, and caught some orbs in the pictures. As they turned on the equipment, everything started going. They said "Hello", and "Hey" came through the Spirit Box. Both the EMF Detector and the Ghost Pro started to flash.



The Slave Quarters was the most active hot spot of the night. They made contact with a spirit who called himself Phil, and his wife was with him. But, Phil didn't want the investigators to speak with her. Whenever they would try to talk with her, they would hear "Leave" come through the Spirit Box. Phil made contact with them for quite a long time through the Ghost Box.

Kait was our lead investigator on Tuesday night. The Slave Quarters was very active again this night. Not only was the Raggedy Ann doll flashing on and off, but they also heard from a lot of different spirits. They heard the names David, Pete, and Paul, who told them that there were twenty spirits in there with them. There were several times that the temperature fluctuated so strongly that the investigators were able to document it using the Digital Thermometer.




In the Gribble House area they heard from two female spirits, who said their names were Michelle and Angela. One of the ladies investigating asked the spirits to make the EMF Detector flash, and they heard a loud and strong "F- It" come through. Just after, one of the women felt a breeze go across her neck as the EMF Detector flashed.

On Wednesday night, Kelley was the lead investigator on a very active night- especially with the Spirit Box. Near the Stage Area, they had a few brief messages come through the Spirit Box. They heard "Go" come through a couple of times, as well as "Now", "Out", "Help", "Leave here", "Help" and "Don't touch it". They also heard a child's voice come through at the Stage Area. They asked "Can you touch it or make the doll move", to which they heard a kid reply "Touch it".



In the Slave Quarters, there was a really strange moment when a spirit named Chuck told the investigators that he was "Cleaning" at the "Sink" "Behind them". Very strange...




When the investigators were in the Gribble House area, they were looking across the building floor and could see figures standing near the stairs at the Slave Quarters. At almost the same time, the REM Pod began to flash green at the Gribble House gate. As they sat in the Gribble House area, they asked the spirits to touch or move the tag on the fire extinguisher- and it did! Awesome!

On Thursday night, Ted was our lead investigator. Everyone was super excited to investigate and came in with an open mind. At the Stage Area, they walked up and immediately heard "Hey" come through the Ghost Box. Ted walked up to the area and said "Please introduce yourself". Through the Ghost Box they heard "Hey Ted", and then "Get out". The investigators heard the "C" word come through the Spirit Box not once, but twice.





In the Slave Quarters, the investigators were using both the Spirit Box and the Ovilus. When one of the investigators started snapping photos, they read the word "Light" come across the Ovilus as the camera was flashing. One of the investigators started feeling very ill, and had to leave the hot spot.

Kelley was our lead investigator again on Friday night with a really cool pair. One of the investigators, Yuli, had her name spoken through the Ghost Box quite a few times. This wasn't the first time Yuli had investigated the Gribble House, and as she was walking through the space they heard "Yuli", "Hey Yuli". But there was a really creepy moment when they heard "Yuli, Bob hates you" come through in a menacing female voice. Just a few minutes later, they heard the name "Bob" come through when they asked "Who is here with us".



There were some really strange and unsettling whispers coming through the Spirit Box. They were so unsettling that even Kelley, who has seen it all in the Gribble, was having the hair on the back of her neck stand up and felt uncomfortable.



In the Residual Area, there were a few numbers that came through. They heard "700", "30" and then "50" come through, in that order. Yuli asked "Is anyone home", to which they heard "Pete". "Who is Pete" they asked. "It's me". "Can you move the chair", she asked. This was followed by "Brat" that came through in a woman's voice. "How did you die". "Killed, damn it".

We had two awesome investigations on Saturday night. Kelley was our lead investigator and the first investigation went really well. Everyone had some great question and answer sessions.



One of the conversations had very strong undercurrents of the military. "How did you die", one of the investigators asked. "War" was the response. They asked again- "How did you die", which was followed by "Car crash". "Were you a soldier in the army", "Negative" came through. But then when they asked "Did you die in the war", they heard "Send help... take cover". "Why do you stay here", "The war". "Do you know the war is over?" they asked. Then there was a long pause, followed by "I'm going to be outnumbered".





There were some other relevant words and phrases that came through after that long conversation. They heard "Get out", and then "I think I would like to leave". Some one was exceptionally impatient and said "Leave, or ask questions". They then heard "I'm dead", followed by "They can't breathe" and "Two murdered".

The second investigation of the evening was just as good. Underneath all of the conversation through the Ghost Box, there were strange whispers and creepy breaths. There seemed to be more than usual responses from children that investigation, as well.


 

At the Stage Area, there were quite a few names that came through in response to the question "Who is here with us tonight". They heard Tori, Vincent, Mike, Ted, Paul, Nixon, and Joe. Another name came through, but it was on the Ovilus instead. They saw the name Veronica come up, so they asked "Veronica, are you going to talk to me". They heard a female voice come through then, saying "I'm coming". The investigators also heard a child's voice come through, who told them that he was both "Nine" years old and "Ten" years old.



One of the investigators was pacing around the Slave Quarters, and it must have bothered one of the spirits. They heard "Sit" come through the Ghost Box several times. This was followed by a very cold breeze moving past the investigators.

What a great week! We collected a lot of evidence, and we had a great time doing it. If you have anything you'd like to share with us, audio, video, or images, please feel free to send us direct to info@gribblehouse.com. You can always tag yourself in what you see here, or tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse.