Sunday, February 19, 2017

Investigation Update 2.19.2017

This week has been full of Holidays! Tomorrow is President's Day and this past Tuesday was Valentine's Day- that means lots of people in town wanting to investigate with us. No complaints here! We are always ready to investigate with anyone willing, believer or skeptic! Here's a little bit of the evidence we collected this week.

On Monday night, Willie lead the first investigation of the week with a mixed group of folks- one lady who had been in the building once before with us and another pair who were first timers.

By far, the most action in the building happened in the Gribble House area, both physical and through the devices. When the man investigating with them entered the hallway, he immediately smelled the strong scent of perfume while none of the ladies did. Through the Spirit Box the investigators kept hearing female voices coming through, but when they tried to make further contact with them, no one seemed to want to talk further. They did, however, make contact with a spirit who called himself Jake who was very talkative. In fact, he followed them to several hot spots and tried to continue the conversation.

Kelley took the lead on Wednesday night. The pair that she investigated with, Teri and Warren, had a lot of activity around them- their names came through the Spirit Box several times in almost every hot spot of the building. Lots and lots of children's voices came through, as well, which is not usual.

The most distinguished moments of the night came in the Gribble House area, much like on the previous Tuesday night. While in the Gribble House hot spot they kept hearing the voice of an older lady coming through, but what was the most interesting was sounds of physical steps and bangs that were echoing through that space. It sounded as if someone was walking in the closed and gated area and even on the gating that was above them. The most disconcerting moment with the noises, though, happened when the investigators heard what sounded like someone banging on the door from the inside followed by a loud swoop that continued towards the stage.

There were several words that came through the Spirit Box in a lot of different areas of the building. This included Shut Up, Spirits, Leave, Help, Help Me, Haunted, Train, Get Lost, and Leave. The investigators heard a lot of names too, such as Charles, Nathan, Rick, Ann, Chris, Paul, Tom, Jim, Hazel, Steve, David, and Judith.

On Thursday night, Kaitlyn took over as the lead investigator, On this night, it seemed as though the spirits in the building were a little angry, and even a little distantly aggressive. There were many swear words coming through the Ghost Box throughout the building that were directed at the questions being asked by the investigators. While the investigators were in the Slave Quarters, the spirits didn't seem to want to answer any of the questions, but instead replied with "Quit" and "Your warning". When the investigators pressed for answers, they heard "F*ck off" come through.

The angry responses continued when at the Stage Area, and one of the responses the investigators got was "Let's fight". There was some physical activity at this hot spot, too, when the lady investigating with them was getting cold flashes.

Although the words coming through the Spirit Box seemed angry, the Raggedy Ann doll was definitely the star of the night. As they moved through the building, as long as the investigators held the Doll at waist height, she was flashing. But, it only seemed to happen as the lady investigating that night was holding her. Whenever the man or Kaitlyn would take the doll she would immediately stop.

Finally came the start of our busy weekend. We had two investigations on both Friday and Saturday night. On Friday night, Ted and Kaitlyn were the lead investigations for both of the tours. During the first investigation that night, everyone was ready and raring to get started and it seemed like the spirits were too. The responses coming through the Ghost Box were rapid, poignant, and very intelligent.

The started the night in the Slave Quarters and immediately started asking questions. They asked "Can you touch this red dot" and they heard "Excited" come through. This was followed by "Are you excited you are here" and the reply was "Sure". But, it didn't seem like anyone wanted to give any names. It took several attempts of asking "What is your name" before they heard "Ben" come through. In fact, it seemed like each time they asked that question the reply they heard was "Stop" or "That's enough".

There was a lot of physical activity during the first investigation, too. Not only did one of the investigators feel like someone was touching her neck while in the Slave Quarters, but when they moved to the Residual Area, another investigator felt their jacket being tugged. In the Gribble House area, an entire group of investigators sitting in a row felt a cold breeze go passed them as they caught the scent of floral perfume.

When it came time for the second investigation of the night, Kaitlyn and Ted investigated with a pair who were super excited to investigate, just like the first tour of the night. This time, they started the night in the Gribble House area, but it wasn't nearly as active as the first investigation of the night so they almost immediately moved to the Stage Area. Once they moved there, they started to notice that although the Spirit Box was moderately quiet with words and phrases, there was a LOT of music coming through in the background, and not modern music but old-timey music.

While they were at the Stage Area, the investigators decided to watch the CCTV camera to see what was going on in the rest of the building. There were a ton of orbs flying around in the rest of the space and even some around them that they couldn't see in real time. Through the Spirit Box the investigators could hear the whispered voice of a little girl saying "Hi" over and over, but she refused to speak with them further.

The most interesting moment of the night, though, happened with the flashlight. The man investigating with them was holding the flashlight and noticed that it was dimming slightly as he was holding it, but once he put it down on the ground, it stopped dimming- that is, until he would pick it back up...

Saturday night was the last evening of our week, but we did have two investigations that night! Kelley and Kaitlyn took over as the leads for both of those investigations. The first tour had a distinct amount of Ghost Meter Pro activity that was even happening on cue. Although that was very exciting, there were a lot of creepy and unsettling moments with the other devices. Through the Ghost Box the investigators continually heard creep whispers, children's laughter, and heavy breathing.

One of the Spirits in the building during the first investigation was playing tricks on the investigators through the Spirit Box. Whenever they would ask a question and this voice would come through, the answer to the question was just a little... off. They asked "What is your name" and they heard "Paula Deen" come through. Then they asked "How did you die" to which they heard "Adolf". They heard one person answer the question "Who killed you" was "Waters" but when they asked "Are we talking to Waters" they heard "Absolutely".

Many names came through on this night, too. They heard Jill, Andy, Cheyenne, Robert, James, Olga, Dwight, Nanette, Ann, Deacon, Paul, Eric, Larry, Mike, Thomas, Eddy, Mitch, and Ben.

And finally! The last investigation of our week was the second of Saturday night with another big group. The strange activity started before the investigation even began. Kelley was taking a group of folks back to the bathrooms before the investigation started, and for some reason, the lock refused to cooperate! No matter how many times she entered the code, it refused to open or even light up. Very strange. Just a little bit later on, though, the bathroom lock started to work again.

Kelley noticed something odd as the investigators were watching the CCTV camera. She started running an EMF Detector around the stage and noticed that the energy seemed to be moving around the stage in a different direction then she was going. The K-II Meters were going off like mad and there was so much EMF activity happening.

Something strange was happening in the Slave Quarters later on in the night. One of the groups in that hot spot was making continual contact with children spirits but whenever Kelley or Kaitlyn moved over to hear what was going on the children's voices would cease. This same group had some great luck making conversation with Paul when they moved to the Stage Area. He told them that he was married to a woman named "Jackie" and that he did not like animals.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Investigation Update 2.12.2017

How much more perfect could the second week of February be in Savannah when it's in the 70s? It's just about picture perfect in town with the azalea's starting to bloom and the skies clear blue. But the nights are just as picture perfect in the Gribble House with some fantastic investigations this past week. Here's a little bit of the activity that has happened in the past seven days...

Kelley was the lead investigator to start off the week on this past Sunday night with a pair who has investigated all over the place in Florida and came to Savannah knowing they wanted to experience the paranormal here in town- they've been staying in Anna's room in the 17Hundred90 the weekend before! The super strange thing about that is while they were in the Gribble House on this night, the name Anna came through the Spirit Box more than any other name in the building- almost as if she followed them there. They also heard the mention of a "Window" through the Box when they addressed her... so crazy!

There seemed to be a lot more than usual women and children voices coming through the Ghost Box and a lot of the words and phrasing coming through had to do directly with women and children. They heard someone say "Eight year old is bleeding", which was followed by "Blood" in a different voice. Then they heard "We see red". They also got some great responses to their questions. They asked "Do you know that you passed away" and the reply they got was "Life is short".

Many names were heard coming through including Ian, Judah, Jennifer, Beth, Taylor, and Steven. Kelley was called for several times, and not just her name. They also heard a voice say "Call Kelley".

Kaitlyn had a pair on Friday night investigating with her who were very interested in the paranormal and who had a lot of questions about some of their own personal experiences, and what to expect in the Gribble House. The one thing that seemed to dominate the evening in terms of activity was the huge number of orbs that were seem in photos, on the CCTV screen, and in real time. Orbs, orbs everywhere.

The night started at the Stage Area as they were walking towards the hot spot. As they approached the area they heard "People" come through the Spirit Box. Without any prompting they heard the color "Orange" come through and then the K-II Meter started to flash up to the orange. The chatter on the Ghost Box started to pick up, and as it did, the K-II Meter flashed more and more, and more strongly with each flash, all the way up to the red.

When they moved to the Gribble House area, Kaitlyn and the investigators experienced something new- a different scent then the usual floral aroma that is usually smelled there. This time it was a strong, strong clove scent that was so powerful that it burned the noses of the woman investigating, and Kaitlyn. At the same time they were talking about the scent, they heard "Clove" come through the Ghost Box. Just after, the guy investigating with them felt as if someone was touching him on the back. They asked if it was J.C. Hunter touching him and "Yes" came through, which was immediately followed by a dramatic temperature drop.

On Friday night, Kelley took over again as the lead investigator with a large group that split up and spread out over the warehouse. Everyone was super into the investigation and the EMF was super active. The Ghost Box was also active, but throughout the course of the night it seemed like only soft phrases were coming through.

There seemed to be a lot of German phrases coming through the Ghost Box in almost every corner of the building. They heard "Auf wiedersehen" (goodbye) as they left the Gribble House area, and many of the yes and no questions were answered in German. There also seemed to be a lot of religious phrases coming through. They heard "They went through Jesus Christ", "Bible", and Pray".

Creepy laughter was heard coming through the Spirit Box, and when they asked who was laughing so much, they heard the name "Rick" called through. The investigators asked "Who is the president" and they heard another laugh, and then "Donald... Reagan". More laughter came through when they went into the Slave Quarters, but this time, instead of an adult man laughing, it was the sounds of a baby, along with coos and light giggled. Very unsettling.

Finally on Saturday night, Ted was the lead investigator with four guests who investigated together, and who all were already familiar with the Gribble House from the episode of Ghost Adventures. On this night, they started out at the Stage Area and there was a lot of words coming through that had to do with food! They walked up to the hot spot and asked "What do you want to talk about" and they heard "Anything" followed by "Sandwich". Then when they asked "What is your name" they heard the reply of "Grape".

Someone was being pretty sassy in the Slave Quarters. They asked as they walked in "Is there anyone in here" and they heard a very loud and clear "YOU" come through. One of the investigators felt a cool breeze around them, and when the cool breeze stopped they said "I don't feel it anymore". "I know" came the reply. They heard the name Sarah come through the Ghost Box, but when they asked who Sarah is they heard "Whore" come through.

When the investigators moved into the Residual Area, there was a strange moment with a metal folding chair. One of the investigators sat down on a chair in the area and then the folding chair next to them snapped shut and fell to the floor. That really shook up the investigators and they asked "If that was you that folded the chair, light up this device", and the Raggedy Ann doll started to flash...

It was such a good week, and we captured some great evidence. If you have anything to share with us, post it direct or tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Investigation Update 2.5.2017

This week was so interesting for us! The investigations were red hot, and the weather was perfect, and the building was active so we couldn't really ask for more. Here's a little bit of what went on:

Willie took the lead on Monday night with a pair who were on different ends of the spectrum when it came to enthusiasm. The lady in the pairing did not want to come on the investigation but had been talked into it by her very enthusiastic partner who had tons of previous experience doing paranormal investigations. Although she was super nervous and just a little bit scared, she ended up staying for the investigation and ended up collecting some interesting activity.

When they moved into the Stage Area they made contact with Steve, who was very chatty with them, and even was helping them make contact with other spirits in the area. The CCTV cameras near the Stage Area were so active that the investigators actually stood and watched them for nearly fifteen minutes. Right around 10:15p the investigators noticed that Channel 1 was had something odd going on. Twenty orbs or so were almost dancing around on that screen. So strange!

Kelley took over as the lead investigator on Wednesday night with two groups who were just about equally excited to get started. They started out as one big group and ended up splitting up, and after they did, got some really great, personalized responses through the equipment. Both of the men had their names spoken through the Ghost Box, and one of the women had her nickname's called. One of the couples was using the Ovilus and it kept having the word "Worm" come up on the screen and then it was called through the Ghost Box. This was really strange because it was the nickname that the woman's late father called her. They heard this series of phrases come through the Spirit Box:
"Who is calling me Worm".... "Here... Dad". Then they said "Are you okay? Please let us know that you are okay"... "Yes... alive".

Apparently someone at the Stage Area really wanted to speak with Willie. They kept hearing "Willie... Willie please... Willie" come through the Spirit Box. When they asked if they wanted to speak with Willie they heard "Yes" and "Yea" in different voices.

A lot of questions were asked through the Spirit Box that night, more than usual. They heard "What's happening", "Where do they sleep", "That was you", "What does that mean" and "They shot your arm"?

Ted was our lead investigator on Thursday night with a group of four and a single lady. Everyone was super excited, even though they weren't sure what to expect. By the end of the night, they were happy with the evidence that they collected!

When they started the night in the Stage Area, a few strange things happened. Not only did quite a few of the investigators hear their names called through the Ghost Box, they also had some really good K-II activity that synced up with the Raggedy Ann doll activity that was happening nearby on two chairs caddycorner from one another. But what was really odd was when the investigators and Ted thought that they had heard a car accident outside the building on Montgomery Street. They rushed out there but there was nothing at all.

The investigators documented some extreme temperature drops just after hearing their names called through the Ghost Box. They heard "Ryan" and then "Jess" and then they both proceeded to get rapid chills. Using the Digital Thermometer they documented a temperature drop from 67 degrees down to 45 degrees, which is pretty extreme. One of the ladies felt was seemed like something touching her throat. So she asked "Are you touching me" and they heard "Her" come through.

Friday night had Kaitlin as the lead investigator with a pair who were both open and interested and excited to be in the building for the night. They started off in the Slave Quarters, but almost immediately were told to get out. Kaitlin said "Good evening" and then they heard "Piss off". The whole time they were in that area they could hear a lot of conversation come through but behind it all were faint "Help" and "Helps". As the K-II Meter was flashing, one of the investigators got out their camera to snap a picture. Through the Spirit Box they heard an excited "PHOTO" come through, almost yelled in excitement.

Strange noises were happening in the Gribble House area while the investigators were making good contact with the Ghost Meter Pros. The GM Pros were flashing super sporadically and hard but without any pattern but absolutely crazy. Kaitlin stepped out for a moment and it immediately sounded like there were people trying to get into the building through the side door, but when she checked there was one one there and no one on the street. Bewildered, she came back in, but then it sounded like people were moving pallets in the warehouse! As she walked towards that area, it stopped. So strange.

The strange noises continued as the investigators moved into their free time. At one point it sounded like people were walking around on the roof. Although it could have been the wind, it was more than just random creaking overhead but what sounded like actual creaking footsteps. Those footsteps continued into the locked and off limits upstairs area, too. Odd...

Finally, Kelley took the lead again as investigator on Saturday night. One of the groups that investigated with her that evening had been in the building once before, about three years ago and commented that this Saturday was more active than it had been the last time around. The EMF activity was high all around the building throughout the course of the night, and the Spirit Box was very chatty. All in all it was a very active night.

While in the Gribble House area, the investigators heard a full name come through- Mary Olsen. This was followed by a few other names, like Ken, Kevin, and Seth. They also heard the name Tom and then Thomas come through, and Thomas ended up having a full converstaion with them. THomas told them that he was a "Young man", and that he was "19" years old. He seemed to be drawn to one of the women that was investigating that night and seemed to almost be flirting with her. When the end of the night came, he didn't want her to go and they heard him say "Stay" through the Ghost Box.

At the Stage Area the investigators had some great luck with the Ovilus and the Spirit Box because they started to sync up and the same words started to come through, both names and words. They heard from both Paul and an Ed here, but what really made Kelley's hair stand on end was when they kept hearing "2 pm" come through- that's the time that the Gribble House murders took place...

What a lovely week for us at the Gribble House. We had a great time, and we know our investigators did, too. If you want to share with us, send your evidence direct or tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse.