Sunday, January 31, 2016

Investigation Update 2.1.2016

This has been a GREAT January for us. We collected more evidence of activity in the building than we ever have before. Here's what we documented for the last week of January-

Ted was our lead investigator on Monday night with an awesome pair named Hillary and Katherine. Hillary was a little nervous, and Katherine was ready to go, and as a pair they really did a great job throughout the investigation.

At the Stage Area there was a lot of activity with the REM Pod and Motion Sensor. They had set up the REM Pod on the yellow railing, in it's normal spot, and the Motion Sensor was near the gate by the Gribble House hot spot. Both of them were very active. There were several temperature drops documented by the REM Pod, and the Motion Sensor went off without anyone near it. All this was happening while the investigators were asking questions.

In the Gribble House area, as soon as they walked through the door there was the very strong scent of flowery perfume. They spoke with a little girl spirit in there who told them her name was "Beth". "How old are you, Beth" Hillary asked and they heard "Five" come through the Spirit Box. she then asked "Beth, are you scared" and "Yes" came through, but it was in a man's voice. They didn't hear from Beth again.

There was a lot of angry and foul language coming through the Spirit Box in the Slave Quarters- some of it so foul that we won't really repeat it here. Both the K-II Meter and the Raggedy Ann doll were flashing at one point.

Ted was the lead investigator again on Tuesday night. The star of the evening seemed to be the K-II Meter which flickered steadily through the whole night. The odd thing about it was that whenever the investigators would walk towards the chair that that the K-II Meter was set up on at the Stage Area, the flickering and activity would stop. Once they walked away, it would start up again. One investigator was holding onto a K-II Meter that was active a lot of the time, and at one point she sat it on the chair next to the K-II Meter that was sitting there. Both of them immediately stopped flickering...

When they moved to the Gribble House area, they heard the name Andy come through right away. One of the investigators asked "How many spirits are here with us?". The response they got was "Five". "What are your names" another investigator asked. In succession they heard Dan, Arthur, Dominick, and then "This is..."

A funny moment happened in the Residual Area when the investigators were attempting to get a response from the spirits without directly asking any questions. One guest threw two pennies on the floor and through the Ghost Box they heard "Money!" in an excited voice. Everyone laughed at this despite the fact they all seemed surprised to hear that come through!

There were some very strong temperature fluctuations in the Slave Quarters. At one point an investigator documented those drops with the Digital Thermometer and the temperature went from 61 degrees to 71 degrees and back to 61 degrees. Crazy!

Kait was our lead investigators on Friday night with a lovely pair of ladies. The most active piece of equipment that night was definitely the Raggedy Ann doll. While they were in the Slave Quarters, the doll was lighting up so consistently that it was almost constant.

The investigators decided to see if there was any difference in temperature around the Raggedy Ann doll, so they used the Digital Thermometer and documented a pretty severe cold spot around her. One of the most prominent spirits they communicated with in the Slave Quarters identified himself as Kevin. They spoke with him for quite a while, asking yes and no questions and getting some really good relevant responses.

Steve communicated with the ladies in two different hot spots- both the Gribble House area and the Residual area. The ladies asked him some very interesting questions, about when he lived and what he did while he was alive. Steve told them he was alive in the "70s". Given the kind of stuff that went on in culture during the time frame, the girls asked him if he did drugs. "Acid" came through the Ghost Box. Strange!

Kelley was the lead investigator on Saturday night on a very active evening in the building. The pair that she investigated with were naturals! Both the K-II and the Raggedy Ann doll were full force active all night long. At the Stage Area, the Gribble House, and the Slave Quarters the K-II Meter flashed all the way up to the red several times, consistently with questioning. In the Slave Quarters specifically the K-II Meter and the Raggedy Ann Doll were flashing and pulsing together.

At the Stage Area, there were a few interesting phrases that came through the Spirit Box. At one point the word "Forty" came through three times in a row. They also heard a very cryptic "Trying to get upward". Creepy.

Many many names came through. They heard Amy, Brenda, Rick, Otis, Zach, Anna, Hannah, Paul, Steve, Rhonda, Robin, and Michael. In the Slave Quarters they heard "We're all invisible" come through the Spirit Box. Just a few moments later "I've been trying to reach you" was heard.

It was a really good week, with lots of activity and lots of fun. See yourself in an image? Go ahead and tag it! Send yours to us, and tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Q&A- Kaitlyn

Say hello to Kaitlyn! She's another new addition to the Gribble House Crew. We asked her the same questions as everyone else, and here's what she had to say:

1. What made you want to work at the Gribble house?

The prospect of working at a legitimately haunted location was too alluring to pass up. I have been fascinated with the paranormal from a young age and getting to work in an environment like this was like a dream come true.

2. What do you enjoy about the Gribble so far?

The legitimacy of the operation. There are no magic tricks when it comes to the Gribble experience and I find that both enjoyable and highly interesting (in the best way.)

3. What do your friends and family think about you working in a documented haunted house?

I have a few friends who are (playfully) jealous and my mother keeps telling me she wants to go on a tour when she comes to visit. Overall, the response from my friends and family when I told them about this job was overwhelmingly positive.

4. What is your most memorable experience so far in the building?

Well, on the first tour I attended as a guest, our group went into the area that represents where the Gribble house used to stand and we had a spirit point out and subsequently read along with us from a package of lightbulbs that were above our heads through the spirit box. It was quite fun.

5. What experience really made you a believer in the paranormal?

One of my earliest memories is being visited by a spirit while I was spending the night at my grandparents' house. I woke up and it was in my doorway beckoning to me. My grandpa believed me but my grandmother told me it was just a dream so I didn't talk about it any more. Years later, my mother and I got on the subject of the paranormal and I found out then that my mother had actually had the same encounter with the same spirit when she was a young child as well. I believed before that conversation, but it solidified my views and peaked my interest. I have had other experiences since then, but that was my first and the most pivotal.

6. Anything else you would like to add?

I am very excited to be working here and I look forward to the experiences that will be had with the Gribble house.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Investigation Update 1.25.2016

If we thought last week had gotten chilly, it's been downright COLD in Savannah this week. But we bundled up and headed into the building for some great investigations, regardless of the weather. Here's what's been going on...

Kelley was our lead investigator on Sunday night with a great group. It just so happened to be one of the investigators birthday's and when her mother asked if the spirits would like to wish her a happy day over the Ghost Box they heard "Happy", and then "Make wish". Pretty cool!

One interesting moment happened in the Slave Quarters for one lady in particular. She was seated in the room and asked the spirits if they could see her. Over the Ghost Box they heard "Eagle", which didn't seem to make much sense. Turns out that the woman had a purse on with an eagle on it, but it was covered by her jacket.

Everyone who investigated had great Ghost Meter Pro activity, with the device lighting up on cue when asked direct questions. One investigator asked if the spirit could make the Ghost Meter Pro jump all the way to the right, and it did just after he asked. He asked them to do it again, and once more the needle jumped up. Awesome!

On Monday night, Kelley lead the way again. On this night, the group of ladies seemed to have a lot of women and child spirits around them, while the other pair of women attracted more male spirits. It was very interesting. Everyone heard quite a few "Get out"s and "Leave"s in almost every area of the building.

The women who attracted more of the child and female spirits had a very odd experience. At one point, she asked a child spirit they were communicating with to hold her hand. She told Kelley and the other women that it felt like something was gripping her hand. Kelley used the Digital Thermometer to see what the temperature was, and the area around her was 50 degrees but her hand registered at 38 degrees. Crazy!

While at the Stage Area, the other group of ladies had their own interesting experience. Kelley had walked up to the hot spot and asked for Paul. Over the Spirit Box they heard "Kelley" come through. One of the guests walked away from the Stage and over the Spirit Box came "Are you worried?". Her friend who was still on the Stage heard this and as she got ready to answer they heard "What do you think" come through the Spirit Box, almost like the spirits were responding to each other.

Ted was our lead investigator on Tuesday night with a wonderful couple named Mark and Vickie. All over the building the pair got some great K-II action and Raggedy Ann doll activity.

Paul was his regular, perturbed self at the Stage Area that night. When they walked up to the hot spot they asked "Is this Paul". Through the Ghost Box they got the reply of "Yes". While they continued to ask him questions, rather than answer they were taunted and called names like "Wussy", and "Bitch". Vickie asked Paul why he was in a bad mood that night and "Stop" came through. After a few minutes they asked again "Are you in a better mood now Paul?". "Yes" was the response, but when they asked him to touch the red light the response they got was "Screw that". Deciding that it was time to leave Paul alone, Vickie asked if he was upset with them. "You bet" they heard.

While in the Gribble House area, the couple may have made contact with Carrie. Her name came through the Ghost Box several times in both male and female voices. The K-II Meter Mark was holding was very active in this area, going off and flashing to the red several times. The Digital Thermometer documented several temperature changes. One in particular dropped from 53 degrees to 46 degrees and then shot back up. Interesting...

On Wednesday night, Kelley was our lead investigator again. There seemed to be a huge amount of orbs running around and showing up on pictures and on the CCTV screen. Everyone captured orbs on their photos.

There was a creepy moment in the Slave Quarters. There seemed to be only male voices coming through the Ghost Box, so one of the investigators asked if the women and children could speak now. Through the Ghost Box they heard strange laughter and a firm "NO" come through. But, more women and children voices did come through.

One investigator's nickname of Cricket came through the Spirit Box, which is really neat. But there were quite a few names coming through. They heard Paul, George, Peter, Ezra, Andrew, Bob, and John. John was the name of another investigator. His name was called through the Spirit Box while he was getting some really intense K-II Meter activity on cue. They also had some really interesting REM Pod activity. The REM Pod was set up near the gate and it was touched to several times. In fact, it shot down to the blue to indicate there was a temperature drop.

Soft phrases and light whispers came through the Spirit Box all night, but it was too quiet to really tell what the spirits were trying to communicate.

Kait was our lead investigator on Friday night with a great crew who came in ready to go- which was great, because activity started as soon as they entered the building! When they went into the Slave Quarters, the Raggedy Ann doll started blinking immediately. The group took that as a welcome sign, so they said "Hello" to the spirits in the room. Just after the said "Hello", they got a "Hi" in response. Pretty neat.

As they say in the Slave Quarters, the investigators tried to get the spirits to communicate some real information to them, not just random chatter. The answers they got were kind of funny. Kait asked "How many spirits are in this room right now" and "Ten" came through the Ghost Box. She then asked if she could have all their names. "NO" came through. "Why can't you tell us your names" she then asked, with the response of "Stop it". They were obviously getting annoyed, but Kait asked "Stop what". "ASKING" came through the Spirit Box loud and clear.

One particular spirit they heard from all night was someone who identified themselves as "Bro", but wouldn't give any other name. They heard from him in the Slave Quarters, the Stage Area, and the Gribble House area. In the Gribble House hot spot Bro told them that he was "Coming".

Towards the end of the night, the group moved back into the Slave Quarters to see if they could get any more action, and something really cool happened. One investigator laid a twenty dollar bill on the table and asked one of the spirits to move it. IT actually moved pretty significantly, and almost fell off the table. No one was touching it, and there was absolutely no breezes in that closed room. They decided to leave the bill there while everyone left the room for a few minutes. When they went back in, the bill had fallen completely. Crazy!

Everyone was shaking in their boots from the cold on Saturday night, but that didn't stop us from having a really great investigation with Ted as the lead. Everyone really seemed to be into the paranormal, and were ready to go!

At the Stage Area, they were taking pictures to see what could would come up. At one point Ted said "Here comes the flash" and over the Ghost Box they heard "Hey dude". Another investigator asked "Do you want us to take your picture?" and "I do" was the response. "Where do you want your picture taken" they then asked. "In the corner" they heard come through. Cool!

One of the investigators, Jared, used the K-II Meter for most of the night, and he got really great results with it. It almost seemed like a spirit was following them around the warehouse because it was flashing so often and so consistently. Quite a few times the activity on the K-II Meter coincided with the REM Pod that Ted had set up on the railing near the Stage Area. The REM Pod documented a few cold spots by flashing blue. Another investigator, Trisha, felt her own cold spot near the doorway at the Gribble House area which felt like a breeze, but there was no air moving around in the building.

In the Residual Area there was some really interesting activity. One of the guests heard what sounded like someone running outside the building next to the side door, so they asked "Who is running?". The response they got through the Spirit Box was "Not me". They then asked "What do you see the lady here wearing", pointing at the woman sitting next to him. "Pink" came through, which is amazing because she was wearing a pink sweater. They then felt that same cold breeze moving past them.

It was a really great week for us, and for everyone who investigated with us. We've got a few new faces, and one face that's coming back for more- stay tuned to the Blog and the Facebook page to see who's coming to join the Gribble House Crew. If you see any images of yourself, or if you have any images to share- please do! You can always tag yourself with the #gribblehouse or the @gribblehouse- or even @ghpe or #ghpe. See you all next Sunday!