Sunday, June 28, 2015

Investigation Update 6.28.2015

It's been a typical early summer week in Savannah, as far as the weather has been concerned. Hot all day with massive rainstorms in the late afternoon and evening. But, that crazy weather didn't stop our investigations! Here's a breakdown of the activity that took place in the warehouse this week...

Kelley had a great group with her on Monday night. They got quite a few interesting responses to their questions through the Ghost Boxes. One exchange went like this- a guest asked "What do you need", and he got the response of "Help". Just to make sure he was hearing correctly, he asked a second question. "Why do you need help?". The response was the same, "Help". Then, "Help" again. Before the group would leave the Slave Quarters, "Help" would come through the Ghost Box twice more. Creepy!

There was some chatter about food and drink through the Ghost Box, as well. The guests got into conversation regarding eating. One guest asked a spirit what his favorite food was and "Tuna" was the response. A little later on, another spirit was discussing a "Bar" and being "Sober".

On Tuesday night, Susannah lead the investigation. The ladies who investigated with her got some great activity through the night. One of the more interesting things to happen was the amount of Spanish being spoken through the Ghost Box. Most of this happened in the Gribble House area, where they heard from a spirit named Jose. Over and over they would get the response "Si", or yes, to their answers from the same male voice. They asked that spirit how old he was and "Siete" came through, which is seven.

It was an especially warm night, but for some reason the group kept feeling these distinctly cool breezes going through the warehouse, but always behind them- almost as if someone was passing by. There were a few strange noises as well. The group thought they could hear hail dropping on the roof and roll-up door, but when they left for the night, everything was dry outside...

Paul was out in full force on Wednesday night. Kait led the investigation, and started them at the Stage Area for the evening, when Paul made his first contact. He was especially interested in one of the investigators, Laurie. Paul usually stays at the Stage Area, but he seemed to like Laurie so much, that he followed her throughout the warehouse except in the Slave Quarters. Through questioning they discovered that Paul likes donuts and rum, but isn't fond of hamburgers.

One of the other groups investigating had some strange things happen to them in the Slave Quarters. Everyone had their phones out to record their session, but they weren't getting any good activity through the Ghost Boxes. Then, when they turned their phones off, the activity would start. Well, in the hopes of recording their conversations, they'd turn the phones back on and the activity would stop! A little later one, one of the guys investigating heard his own name come through the Spirit Box, followed by "Kill"...

Susannah was the lead investigator for Thursday night, and the group investigating had a really activity filled night. Almost as soon as the investigation began, everyone went into the Slave Quarters. Over the Spirit Box, they heard something very strange. It sounded like a group of three women all speaking at the same time saying "Get out" and then "Go away". Susannah had that happen to her once before, but it's a very rare occurrence.

Paul was contacted again on Thursday night, but he wasn't as congenial as the night before. In fact, Paul seemed to be in a pretty terrible mood. All of his answers were short and fairly huffy- mostly "Yes" or "No". Later on in the night, one of the investigators asked if Paul was still around and "Obviously" came through the Ghost Box.

The groups had quite a few names come through, including a few of their own. They heard Ed, Eddie, Reed, Vince, Vincent, Jake, Paul, Adam and Eve.

And finally, last night. Kelley led the way with a pretty terrific group of investigators. Right off the bat, they got a really cool response through the Ghost Box. One of the groups heard the name Matthew come through, and they thought perhaps that the spirit was referring to one of the investigators. So, the Matthew in the group asked "Are you referring to me... if so, what's my middle name?" The response was "Charles", which just so happened to be Matthew's middle name... Woah!

One of the ladies investigating had her shirt tugged in the Gribble House area. When she asked who had done it, quite a few spirits fessed up with "Me" and "I did". Kelley also got touched in the Gribble House area, while she was breaking down the equipment at the end of the night. Especially strange, her phone kept pixelating, as well.

It's been a great with some great investigators... with more to come!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Investigation Update 6.21.2015

Wow, it has been so hot in Savannah these last new days- and our investigations have been hot as well! Here's what's been going on...

This past Sunday night, we had a great group investigate with Kelley. Kelley has a great practice of recording most of her sessions so she can go back later and review everything that she heard, and more importantly, anything that she may have missed during the night. When she went over the recordings she had, there were quite a few great intelligent responses to specific questions that the group heard, and some they may have missed as well. When the group had first entered the Gribble House area, they asked the spirits why they were there. "Sick" was the response they got back. Just after that, the response of "Smoke" came through twice, and "Furnace" came through as well. A little while later, they asked "How did you die". The response? "Fire". Creepy!

When they asked the spirit if they would come and touch the red light on the EMF detector, "Red" and "Light" came through. In addition, there was a cold breeze coming through the Residual Area (and remember, these have been some pretty warm nights). When it was time to leave, they said goodnight and goodbye and "Leave... jerks" came through.

Kait was our lead investigator on Wednesday night, and she her group also had some great activity. During one exchange in the Slave Quarters, they heard from a soldier named Jordan. He told them he was in the army. The Raggedy Ann doll was very popular in the Slave Quarters, as well. She lit up the whole time they were investigating in there!

In the rest of the warehouse, the investigators heard from two of our residual spirits, Paul and Steve. They heard from Paul at the Stage Area, and he was pretty chatty. He told them he was "Trying to be nice", which is a change for Paul. Steve was contacted in the Gribble House area, and he told them he was responsible for the breeze that was coming across their legs.

Thursday was a stellar night of ghost hunting. Kelley had a group of almost all believers. Three of the investigators, Tom, Susan and Matt, all had their names come through the spirit box. Susan is an avid ghost hunter, and actually came with some her own equipment. She and her group experimented with a white noise maker, hoping that would trigger a different response through the spirit boxes.

They also made contact with a child in the building on Thursday night. The conversation took place in the Slave Quarters. One of the investigators asked if they could stay in there for a little while and "Please" came through, in a child's voice. They asked the child how old they were and "Six" was the response. Just after that, though, a deep male voice said "Stop" and they didn't hear from the child again.

Again on Saturday night, Kait was our lead investigator. The night started out with the Raggedy Ann doll blinking away in Kait's arms as she explained to the group investigating how the equipment works. What a great start to the night!

When they got into the Slave Quarters, they heard from a spirit named Bryan. When they asked Bryan who had been touching the Raggedy Ann doll, he told them it was "Twins". They also heard from a soldier in the Slave Quarters who told him his name was Misha. When they asked him how old he was, he said he was "Thirty eight". Then he told them that he was heading to his "Unit".

One of the more interesting things that happened where a few "out of the corner of your eye" experiences. One of the girls investigating saw the Lady in White, and spun around fast to see her. She could see the white dress and veil. By the time she turned, the Lady was already gone. Kait and the group also caught the glimpse of someone in the Storage Area- so clear in fact, that Kait herself got creeped out!

Great groups, great investigations and great activity- what more could you ask for?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Investigation Update 6.14.2015

So it's time again to recap what's been happening in the Gribble House...

Our week started on Monday night. Kelley had a great group with her. The mother/daughter team had never investigated before, and their first time ghost hunting went very well! One word they heard come through the ghost box several times was "Hope", which just so happened to be their last name. Coincidence?

Quite a few names came through- George, Lewis, Harriett, Rich, Gabe and Dave were all heard. The name Larry came through as well, twice in the building and once through the Ovilus. At one point, the mom asked through the ghost box if any of the spirits wanted to answer her questions and "Hear us... patient" came through. In the Residual Area, they asked how many spirits wanted to communicate, and "Three" came through immediately, and very clear. When it came time to finish for the night, they asked if they should stay and talk and "Absolutely" was the response, then "Okay... I'm good".

Susannah lead the investigation on Wednesday night. An aunt and niece investigated with her and had some really good luck with the Ovilus III. It had been a very rainy and stormy evening, and the first word that came up on the Ovilus was "Purified" followed by "Rain" through the ghost box.

The Slave Quarters was the hotbed of activity that night. The word "Poltergeist" came across the Ovilus, but the really unnerving activity came through the ghost box. The words "Under", "Cellar" and then "Board" came through. When they asked what was under the cellar board, a man's voice came through and said "People". Creepy!

When the group moved into the Residual Area, they got both the names Jim and Dana through the ghost box. The aunt's middle name, "Fay", came up on the Ovilus, followed by the words "Metal", "Tag" and "Human".

Thursday night was really full of action. Susannah had another great group with her, and every part of the Warehouse was brimming with activity.  At the Stage Area, everyone had contact with Paul, which he didn't seem to enjoy so much. When one of the guests was taking pictures at the Stage, Paul said "Stop it" through the ghost box. They also heard the name Denny come through. One of the investigators said "Hi Denny" and immediately "HI" came through back.

While they were in the Slave Quarters, one of the groups was asking who they were talking to and "The Devil" came through the ghost box. Just to make sure that they were hearing correctly, they asked again "Who"? Again, "The Devil" came through. Just at that same moment, the Raggedy Ann doll across the room on the table fell over- with no one around her.

Finally, in the Residual Area, they made contact with a spirit named Bruce, who told them he was forty years old and had children. The speaker was having some problems there- it turned on and off three times before it stabilized again. As they were moving towards the Safe Room, the words "Don't move" came through the ghost box...

Finally, the investigation last night was led by Kelley. The group investigating had some very unsettling conversations through the spirit box. At one point, they asked if they could help the spirits and "Try and help me" came through. The investigators were told to "Sit" and "Wait", as well as "Sit and smoke" on several occasions.

In the Gribble House area and on the Stage Area, they heard one of the investigators nickname come through several times- "Cootie" and "Cooter". The nickname, "Cooter" only came through after Kelley had asked the spirits to proved that they could see the group investigating.

There were some very strange noises that came through the spirit box throughout the Warehouse. The investigators heard a ghost whistle at one point. When they asked "Was that you" they got the reply of "I did". They also heard what sounded like a pack of dogs barking through the spirit box as they walked from the Gribble House area to the Slave Quarters. Finally, in the Slave Quarters, they heard jazzy swing music coming through. When they asked about a party, a young female voice replied "Party".

Kelley, being polite and knocking on the Slave Quarters door before entering, heard "It's open" come through the ghost box. As they were getting ready to leave the Slave Quarters, the spirits were not as welcoming as they were as they entered. "Leave here", "F- you all" came through as they were exiting the room.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Investigation Update 6.7.2015

We have had a super busy week with a ton of activity. Here's what's been going on...

This past Sunday night started the big week of investigations. Brice and Bree, two of the investigators with Susannah, had a ton of activity around them. Brice had his name said over and over throughout the entire night. Bree could see someone walking around the Stage Area while they were in the front of the building, and cameras were having a hard time focusing.

However, the strangest activity happened in the Residual Area. At one point, both Bree and Susannah had both of their left feet "fall asleep", at the exact same time, like someone was standing on them. Bree could feel a presence over her shoulder, so she asked if anyone was standing behind her. "ME" came through loud and clear through the Ghost Box. Crazy!

Tuesday night was full of happenings, as well. Paul, at the Stage Area, was active with bells on. When the group asking to speak with him, "What do you want" came through. This group had a few questions about what Paul's store would have been like in his life. They asked him what he sold and "Cheese" was the answer. They also asked him how much a pair of socks cost in the store and "Thirteen cents" came through the Ghost Box.

While in the Gribble House area, the group strangely heard a lot of meat related words come through. "Pork", "Bacon", and "Liver". How strange. They also asked if a little girl was present in the Gribble House, and a male voice came through the Ghost Box and said "She's coming".

On Wednesday night, Kelley had a great group investigating with her. To start the whole night off, as they were all watching the video and screen, the Stage kept creaking and sounding like someone was walking on it, and the EMF was flashing on the chair. What a great way to start out a night!

They decided to begin the night on the Stage, but then moved into the Slave Quarters. As soon as they arrived, they heard "Kill her" come through the Ghost Box. It felt exceptionally colder in their than in the rest of the building. Using the Digital Thermometer, they were able to ask the Spirits to lower the temperature to around 71 degrees.

The group got quite a few responses to the question the asked the most frequently, "How did you die"? They heard many answers, from "Paper", "Killed", "Gun shot", "Prison", "Bomb", and "Beach".

Kait was leading the investigation on Thursday evening. Again, the Slave Quarters was the most active area for the group investigating that night. As soon as they walking in, both the Spirit Box and the Raggedy Ann doll began to go off. There were quite a few garbled answers through the Ghost Box, like the Spirits were having a hard time communicating.

One spirit they heard from quite a bit was Mike. Mike told the group that "Lincoln' was the President when he as alive. Mike thought that Lincoln was a "Moron".

The first investigation on Friday night was lead by Kelley. It was a night full of activity. One of the guests even had their full name spoken! They also heard the names Paul, Duke, Luke, Seth, Abraham, Eli, Rich, David, Carrie, Angel, Randell, Joseph, Yusef, Noah, Rick, Omar, Lisa, Steve, Henry, John, David, and Scott. That's a lot of names!

The language coming through the Ghost Box that night was fairly urgent. The investigators heard quite a few "Help"s and "Help me"s, as well as "Don't", "Get out", "Leave" and "I need help". That can be fairly unsettling. At one point, the group asked the spirits if they should leave the building and "Not yet" came through the Ghost Box. 

Kelley led the charge on the second investigation of Friday night, as well. Again, a lot of names came through, but different names. They heard the names Pete, Jan, Malory, Chris, Kirk, Alan, and Randolph. Two of the investigators, Aisha and Pranav, had their names said through the Ghost Box, as well.

One of the ladies investigating complained of hip pain throughout the investigation- something she didn't have until entering the building. When she spoke about it "Sit" came through the Ghost Box. 

And finally, this past evening. Kelley had another two amazing investigations. During the first, even before the investigation officially began, Kelley had a great experience. When she turned on the speakers to test them, "Tourniquet" and "Kelley" came through. After that, the Stage and Slave Quarters were the most active areas. When they came into the Slave Quarters, "Speak" came through the Ghost Box. When they asked what they wanted to talk about "Nana" was the response. 

They asked they spirits if they wanted to touch the light on the EMF detector and the word "Light" came through. They tried to entice the spirits into touching the light and was saying that it would be neat to see and then "Thinking about it" came through. In the end, the EMF never went off through their asking.

During the second investigation, the group again had quite a few names come through. Luke, Dwayne, Paul and Grace were all heard through the Ghost Box. "Hurt" and "Wounded" came through the Spirit Box again. When the group investigating asked "How are you doing" the reply they got was "Horrible". 

It was a great week of collecting evidence for everyone... If you collected any audio or photographs you'd like to share, send them our way!