Sunday, December 27, 2015

Investigation Update 12.27.2015

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hopefully you all had a wonderful week- we certainly did! Here's what been happening in the Gribble House...

This past Sunday night had Ted as our lead investigator with a really great group. There were a few very interesting things that happened. One of the most curious things that happened was with the Raggedy Ann and the REM Pod as the investigators were leaving the Slave Quarters, headed for the Residual Area. The doll had been quiet for the most part while they had been in the Slave Quarters, but just when they decided to leave that hot spot, she began to light up- almost like the spirit was waiting for them all to leave. At the same time she began to spike, the REM Pod's low temperature sensor went off on the yellow rail.

One of the investigators walked over to the rail to take some pictures and see what would come up, and as she did the voice of an old lady came over the Spirit Box and said "Sit". That was her cue to walked back to the Residual Area and sit down.

In the Gribble House area, the Ovilus was pretty active but the string of words coming up on the screen didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. They got Story, Property, Japanese, Lick, Run, Solo, Night, Trap, Dirt, Sold, Cotton, Life, Fifteen, and Count.

Kelley was our lead investigator on Monday night. Three of the ladies who investigated with her had some really amazing results with the Ghost Meter Pro, so much so that they were able to get results on cue. The Slave Quarters had some fairly creepy phrases come through the Spirit Box. Right as the entered they heard "Help me" come through in an eerie voice. A few seconds later they heard "What do you want?". Throughout their time in that hot spot, the word "Help" kept coming through, but with different voices and different volumes- some were stronger than others.

One of the investigators was trying to entice the spirits to touch the Raggedy Ann doll, but no one seemed to be that interested in her. He asked "Do you want to touch the doll", and "Doll" came through the Ghost Box. Just after, but very faintly, they heard "Don't want the doll". Very cool.

Kelley lead the way again on Tuesday night. It was very active in the building that evening. Almost everyone who were with her that night had investigated before, with the exception of two ladies who were naturals anyway. Everyone had really great results. One family in particular had a spirit that seemed to follow them everywhere they went in the building. The name Greg came through the Spirit Box multiples times for them, in every hot spot, with the same voice. They also got the name Rachelle spoken to them a few times- almost like those two spirits knew who they were. But, when they asked "Do you know us", the word "Stranger" came through the Ghost Box.

Two other ladies who were investigating had one name in particular come through for them quite a bit, too. They heard Anne come through the Spirit Box all over the building. These two ladies also had really good results with the Boo Bear, especially at the Stage and in the Gribble House area. While they were in the Gribble House they heard "Two killers... three" come through the Spirit Box, followed by "How true". Even more eerily, they asked the spirits if they would like to be alone and the response they got was "With one of you". Creepy!

The final group of two who investigated on Tuesday night had the name Steve come through the Spirit Box a lot for them. While in the Slave Quarters, they tried to get the spirits to tell them their names but the only response they got was "Fool... useless". It seemed like the spirits were the ones asking the questions with them- they were asked "Who are you" and "What are you doing" through the Spirit Box.

Wednesday evening was an incredible night of investigation with Ted as the lead. A family investigated with him who were really ready to go- the mother and daughter were even sensitives. The night started off with a bang when they entered the Stage Area. As soon as they sat down, their Spirit Box turned off and would not work. That sent Ted into the Safe Room to change everything out. As he was walking across the building floor, he could hear the family all saying "Hello!" excitedly, but he wasn't sure why. After changing out the equipment, he walked back towards the Stage Area with the new speaker. The family told him that they had heard a loud "Hello" spoken to them, which was really strange because Ted had the only speaker and Ghost Box with him. That had to mean they what they heard was a straight EVP- a disembodied voice. How cool is that!

In the Gribble House area they saw the word Kept and Murphy come up on the Ovilus. But when they asked "Are you Murphy", they heard "No" come through the Ghost Box. But the spirits seemed to be a bit confused in that way. When they moved into the Residual area, one of the investigators asked "Who is the lady in the white dress" and the response they got was "Chris". Confused, Ted asked "Did you just tell us the lady in white is Chris?", and they heard "NO" come through the Ghost Box.

Om Christmas Eve, Ted was our lead investigator with a father daughter pairing and a family group who spoke Chinese. Throughout the night, that family would get responses through the Ghost Box in Chinese, which was always a surprise. The Chinese responses started right away at the Stage Area when they heard "Wei" come through, which means Hello. The father daughter team asked the spirit how they died in English and they heard "Fire" come through. The family then asked the same question in Chinese and got the response "Shao", which means burns. Very cool!

The REM Pod seemed to be particularly active all night long, in almost every hot spot of the building. At the Stage Area it seemed to be happening sporadically, because it was frequent but not stable. Then in the Residual Area it was happening again, but it was a little more fixed. There were two really big temperature drops recorded by the REM Pod in the Residual Area.

The Ovilus was pretty active in the Residual Area as well, with some pertinent words appearing on the screen. They saw Tree, Squeeze, Hug, and Human all come up, Then one of the investigators was talking about how she had gold coins and Au came up on the Ovilus screen- Au is the Chemical Symbol for gold. Pretty neat.

Kelley was the lead investigator for Saturday night with a great group. Some of the folks had been on an investigation with us before, others were first timers but everyone was ready to go! There were a lot of names that came through that night- Anne, Dawn, Chris, Steve- Dawn just so happened to be the name of one of the ladies investigating with us that night. There seemed to be quite a few women's voices coming through the Ghost Box, which is unusual. One female voice came through and said "Holy" when the ladies investigating asked if there was a spirit in the room. That response was followed quickly by "It's too late" and "I'm not waiting".

It's been unseasonably hot in Savannah these last few days, and the building has been pretty warm and a little bit muggy, which is all the more interesting because Kelley and the investigators documented some fairly profound temperature drops with the Digital Thermometer. One was pretty low near the Gribble House gate.

A really great week for us, and we hope you all had a great holiday week yourself! Remember, if you have any photos that you'd like to tag us in just use the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse. And you can always tag yourself in the photos that we've posted!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Investigation Update 12.20.2015

It's been a very interesting week here in Savannah. At the beginning of the week the temperature was in the high 70s, and now we are looking in the face of the mid-30s! But regardless of the weather outside, our investigations are always hot, hot, hot! Here's what's been happening in the Gribble House...

Sunday night had Kelley as our lead investigator with a really great group on a very active night. The star of the show was definitely the Ovilus. Throughout the entire evening the Ovilus and Ghost Box were in sync, where words would come up on the Ovilus at the same time the same words would come through the Ghost Box. This happened with the words Paul, Wood, Light, Door, Jerk, Memories, and Important. The word Important actually came through the Ghost Box twice in a row! Very cool.

In addition to being in sync with the Ghost Box, the Ovilus was also producing string of words together that were very relevant to one another. This happened with the words Africa, Human, and Cotton which came all in a row together. Another strange moment with the Ovilus came when the word Chairs came across the screen. At the same time the investigators could hear the sounds of metal chairs moving around in the far side of the building with no one near them.

One of the most interesting moments of the night involved the Ovilus, as well. Kelley came over to the group and asked the two ladies if she could take a picture of them. The two ladies stood for the photo and struck their pose just then the word Pose came up on the Ovilus. Laughter and an actual "Ha-ha" came through the Ghost Box. How awesome?!

Kait was our lead investigator on Monday night with a pair of ladies from Virginia. The most active area of the building that night was the Slave Quarters. As soon as they walked into that area the Raggedy Ann doll began to flash and the Ghost Box said the name "Adam". The ladies asked if Adam was the spirit who was touching the Raggedy Ann, but the name they got in response was "Mike". Then the name of one of the investigators came through the Spirit Box, "Sara". When they decided it was time to leave the Slave Quarters, their home state was said through the Ghost Box, "Virginia".

The investigators then moved to the Stage Area and they got some pretty cool results with their questions. Sara asked how many spirits were in that hot spot and "Five" was the answer. Then Kait asked what their names were and they actually got all five names! They heard "Oliver", "Johnny", "Brett", "Rich", and "Emery" all in different voices.

A pair of new ghost hunters named Asia and Ivan investigated with Ted on Friday evening on a very strange night in the building. The Gribble House was very active, but it seemed to have an almost creepy vibe to it. Although the investigators were a little nervous at first, they were naturals. They started the night at the Stage Area and as soon as they entered they heard "Who are you" come through the Ghost Box. At the very same time that question came through the REM Pod's cold temperature sensor went off. Ivan said that they were there to talk to Paul, but the name "John" came through the Spirit Box. Although they tried to talk to John, he wasn't having it. "Stop it" came through the Ghost Box, so Ivan asked him if he was "Feeling down". Just then, the K-II Meter that Asia was holding spiked hard all the way up to red.

Later on in the night the investigators moved into the Slave Quarters. As soon as they walked into the hot spot, they heard "Hey Ivan" come through, which really startled him. Asia had her flashlight on as they walked into the room, but then turned it off. She asked "Does it makes you feel safe when the light is on" and through the Spirit Box they heard "We do... safe". Pretty neat.

There were a lot of standoffish language coming through the Ghost Box on Friday night. Throughout the night they heard phrases like "Stay away", "Shit", "Escape", "Get out", "Shut up", and "Bullshit".

Finally, Kelly was our lead investigator on Saturday night, which a very active evening. One of the groups investigating was a family unit that was asking all the right questions, but a lot of the responses they were getting were pretty vulgar. The daughter of the group was asking great questions about the murders, and the creepy and eerie replies she was getting didn't scare her in the least! They also got some names come through the Ghost Box. They heard Mike, Rachael, Michelle, Kate, Carl, Karen, and John.

Another group had some really great action in the Slave Quarters, and Kelley had a strange moment herself in there. Everyone was looking at the Ovilus and she was thinking about how she was desensitized to some of the words that come up that would be unsettling to other investigators, specifically the words Poltergeist, Demon, and Murder. Just then those exact three words were spoken through the Ghost Box which really startled Kelley! Another investigator noticed that the EMF detector had been fairly quiet so he asked if someone would please touch it. Over the Spirit Box they heard "Gonna, mate".

At the Stage Area, another group had some interesting moments with the Ghost Box. It seemed like the spirits were talking to each other and their conversations were coming through the Ghost Box for the investigators to hear. One of those conversations sounded like this: "Paul's by it", "I can see". "Some see", "Some can't see", "You can't", "I'm working", "You're not". Interesting.

It was a really good week for us, and for everyone who investigated with us. This coming week is the week of Christmas, and we will not be having an investigation on Christmas night. We will however he having one on Christmas Eve, so please join us! As always, if you see an image of yourself, feel free to tag or to tag us in one of yours with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse tags! Happy holidays!