Sunday, May 29, 2016

Investigation Update 5.29.2016

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Despite all the rain and crazy weather, we've been having a really great week. Here's some of the evidence we've collected:

Our week started on Sunday night with Kelley as our lead investigator on a great investigation. On that night, the entire building had a very creep vibe to it. Although two of the guests had their names called through the Ghost Box, both Sal and Dean, most of the other names coming through were a little less than kind. It also didn't seem like the investigators were welcome. They heard "Leave", "Get out", and "Run" come through.

A lot of the responses that came through the Spirit Box that night were unsettling and off-putting. One of the investigators asked about the children whose voices they heard coming through and they heard "They're sick... sick.. black". A lady's voice came through and said "Please leave... listen to me".

One of the groups investigating had several nurses in it. At the Stage Area they heard "Sick" come through a few times, and then even "Nurse" was spoken to them.

Kelley took the lead again on Tuesday night with a couple of couples. There was a lot of great Ghost Meter Pro and Ghost Box activity going on, and there were a TON of names called through. They heard Bob, Carol, Enoch, Doug, Anne, Mark, Walter, and Paul. 

There were very soft, and indistinguishable words and phrases coming through the Ghost Box that night under the actual responses the investigators were getting. They couldn't quite tell what was being said, but the investigators could tell words were being spoken they couldn't understand.

Perhaps the creepiest moment of the night came when Kelley was taking investigation notes in her phone. As she was typing, all of a sudden it was like someone else was typing random numbers and letters on her keyboard really fast, and deleting what she had written earlier. All of the investigators saw this as it was happening, and it didn't stop until Kelley asked the ghost to stop touching her phone and focus on the K-II Meter instead. Very strange...

On Wednesday night, Ted was our lead investigator. Ted investigated with two ladies from Pennsylvania, Emily and Devynn, who are really big fans of the ghost hunting shows. This was their first investigation, and it was really great.

While at the Stage Area, the ladies had a really great session of questions and answers. Emily said "We are from Pennsylvania, where are you from"? Through the Ghost Box they heard "Local" as the response. Ted then asked "What do you need", and then they heard two responses- "We are fine", followed by "Sick". 

In the Gribble House area, they tried the same thing with questions and answers. The girls asked "What happened here", and the response was "Death". "How many deaths", Emily asked? "Three". "How did they die", Ted asked? "Axe". Very chilling.

When they moved into the Residual Area, the K-II Meter that Devynn was carrying started to flash. Deyvnn said "If you are sitting next to me, make my light blink", which it immediately did. While they say in the circle, Emily caught a flash of light behind the investigators on the wall. Just as she saw it they heard "Ghost, ghost" come through the Spirit Box.

Kaitlyn was our lead investigator on Friday night, and every one start out at the Stage Area. There was some really crazy stuff happening in that hot spot. As they walked up, the first thing the investigators heard come through the Ghost Box was "Radio". They started asking questions and were getting great responses through the Spirit Box. The investigators were talking to one another about the Ghost Meter Pro and the Digital Thermometer, and as they did, the Digital Thermometer turned on by itself!

The strange activity continued in the Gribble House area. One of the investigators was holding the Ovilus, and leaning against the wall as the other investigators were asking questions. All of a sudden, this investigator jumped and pointed- he swore he saw the figure of a person standing behind the gated area. 

During free time, the pattern of odd activity kept going on. Kaitlyn was walking around checking on each of the groups as they milled about the building, and as she walked past the curtains by the bathroom, she noticed that they were swaying back and forth- but no one had walked through there.

We had two really great investigation on Saturday night, with Kelley and Kaitlyn as our lead investigators. The Spirit Box was really chatty, but it seemed like all the voices coming through were fairly faint and struggling to be heard. Despite that, there was a lot of Ghost Meter Pro, Raggedy Ann, and REM Pod activity throughout the building. The investigators also captured a number of orbs in their photos.

One of the groups of ladies investigating had an interesting experience while they were sitting on the floor. Each of them had their purses sitting on the ground in front of them while they were asking questions. Through the Ghost Box they heard the word "Purse" come through, and one of the ladies felt like her purse was being tugged.

Near the Slave Quarters, the investigators kept hearing the same deep, gruff male voice coming through and answering their questions. Several of the investigators had their names called through the Spirit Box, including Jeff, and Jean.

The second investigation of the night was just as good as the first. Everyone started at the Stage Area again, and there was some odd activity going on- unusual activity. The Ghost Meter Pro was very active, but instead of the device flashing, it went to red and stayed here. At the same time, the ambient temperature reader on the REM Pod was flashing to the blue- like crazy. 

That same strange temperature activity continued as the investigators moved into the Slave Quarters- the steady blue flashing. The Slave Quarters was unusually quiet, and the investigators were really only about to get yes or no answers through the Spirit Box.

Some of the strangest activity happened as Kaitlyn was heading towards the bathrooms. As she walked down the hallway to the door, she heard a distinct cough directly behind her. She spun around, but no one was there. As she walked into the restroom, she was overcome by the smell of smoldering and burning wood- but there was definitely nothing on fire. 

During their free time, they heard "Fire" come through the Ghost Box, which was strange given the scent Kaitlyn had smelled earlier on. At the Stage Area, the REM Pod and the Raggedy Ann doll were going off in conjunction with one another, and a little while after that started, the Ghost Meter Pro joined in.

We had a fantastic week, and everyone who joined us in the Gribble House was able to experience some great activity. If you see an image of yourself, go ahead and tag it! If you have anything you'd like to share with us, send it our way direct, or tag it with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Investigation Update 5.22.2016

Wow! What a rainy week it was in Savannah. That didn't stop us from having some great investigations in the Gribble House, though. Here's what's been going on...

Last Sunday night, Kelley was our lead investigator with a great group. While there was only a little Rem Pod and K-II Meter activity, there was a LOT of Spirit Box and Ghost Meter Pro activity going on in the building.

In the Gribble House, there were quite a few moments of intelligent conversation, without any questions being asked. One of the ladies investigating had just taken a sip of water from their bottle, and through the Ghost Box they heard "Water" come through. When they did ask the names of the spirits who were in that area with them, they heard Tori, Herb, Haley, Jenny, and Lois. One of the investigators asked "Where are you?", and the response they got was "At Pete's".

When they moved into the Slave Quarters, the investigators tried some direct questioning in response to what they saw coming up on the Ovilus screen and what they heard through the Spirit Box. One of the investigators heard the name Chris come through, so they asked "Is that you?". "Yes", was the response. Over the Ovilus they saw the word Bible come up. "Are you religious?", they asked. "Yes".

Kelley took the lead again on Monday night with a couple who came to Savannah from Nashville. They had been on a few paranormal investigations there, but this was their first time using a Spirit Box. Despite it being their first time with the device, there was a lot of activity coming through on it!

There seemed to be children's voices coming through the Spirit Box in a lot of different areas of the building that night. While in the Gribble House area, the investigators asked if there were any children near them, and said "Raggedy Ann is here with us", meaning the Doll. Through the Spirit Box they heard "Look at Ann" come through. Cool!

In the Residual Area, the investigators made contact with a spirit who called himself Scott. When they asked Scott where he was, he told them he was "Hiding" from the "Party" "Upstairs". The investigators were unclear exactly what he meant, so they repeated it. "You're hiding upstairs from the party?", they asked. "I was". While this exchange was going on, the Ghost Meter Pro Kelley had set up on the stairs nearby was flashing like mad.

On Tuesday night, Ted was our lead investigator. There seemed to be a lot of physical activity taking place in the building, and not just in the usual hot spots.

When everyone was at the Stage Area, one of the investigators was watching the Close Circuit cameras on the screen. Paul was being his normal abrupt self when the investigator at the TV noticed the green "Running Man" symbol appear in the corner of Channel 6, to indicate that movement was taking place there. He could clearly see a shadow moving next to the Gribble House door, even though everyone was on the Stage.

In the Slave Quarters, another investigator named Jolene had her own moment of physical activity. Although she was sitting still and not moving around, she felt as if there were spider webs touching her face. This continued even after she brushed off her face. A few minutes later, when she moved into another seat closer to the curtains, she felt a distinct cold spot growing beside her. This was documented using the Digital Thermometer.

Another moment of physical activity took place while everyone was in the Residual Area. The investigators were making contact with a spirit who called himself Bob, who told them about his children. As they were asking him questions through the Ghost Box, they heard a loud bang underneath one of the windows. "Was that you Bob", they asked? "Yes", was the response.

Kait was our lead investigator on Wednesday evening. On this night, everyone started out in the Slave Quarters, where the activity began right away. As soon as they walked in, carrying the Raggedy Ann doll they heard "Ann" come through the Ghost Box and she began to flash. During their stay in the Slave Quarters, there were some pretty drastic temperature drops- all documented using the Digital Thermometer.

The temperature fluctuations seemed to be the theme of the night. Almost every hot spot experienced these drastic changes- like someone was moving the temperature gauge up and down. It became such a regular occurrence that Kait suggested to the investigators that they ASK the spirits to make the temperature change. Although Kait hadn't seen anyone successfully do that in a while, she asked them to give it a go- and it worked! While in the Gribble House area, the investigators asked the spirits to drop the temperature and it immediately happened. Awesome.

On Friday evening, Kaitlyn was our lead investigator. On this night, the groups split up into two. One of the groups started out at the Stage Area where they had a very interesting conversation with a spirit who would not tell them his name. He did tell them that he was a "Soldier". When they asked him what war he fought in, the response they heard was "The worst". There were two very distinct voices coming through at the Stage Area. The first was that soldier, and the second was that of a woman. The woman, however, did not have conversation with them. Instead, the only word they heard her say over and over was "Here".

The Slave Quarters was fairly interesting on Friday night for two big reasons. The first is because of the strange breeze that was flowing through the room. The odd thing about that is the room is completely sealed, and that the investigators could not find a source anywhere that it could have been coming from. And, although they could feel the cool breeze going past them, the investigators could not document a temperature drop, either.

The highlight of the night, though, was definitely with the Slave Quarters door, which is very large and heavy metal. The first group of investigators was sitting in there, and after just a few minutes in the space with the door closed, the door very quietly unlatched itself and began to come open. Kaitlyn asked "Are you, the spirits, moving the door"? Just after she asked this the Ghost Meter Pro sitting on one of the folding metal chairs began to flash wildly. One of the investigators got up and closed the door again and asked the spirit to open it again- to prove they are there. As she shined her flashlight onto the door, the investigators could distinctly see the knob turning and door unlatching again...

Saturday night was great with Kelley and two investigations. The first investigation had some pretty fantastic Ghost Meter Pro, Spirit Box, and Raggedy Ann activity.

When the groups entered the Slave Quarters on this night, they had a pretty chilling moment right away. Their Spirit Box had been quiet as they moved from hot spot to hot spot, but as soon as they entered the Slave Quarters there was distinct, and terrifying screaming coming from the device. This was followed by the word "Help." "Who needs help", one investigator asked. "Carl" was the reply.

In the Gribble House, they had some really good Question and Answer time. They heard quite a few "Help"s come through here, as well, so one investigator asked "Why do you need help". "Can't... captain... the ship" came through. Another investigator asked "What year is it", and they heard "20...16" as the response. Pretty neat.

The second investigation went pretty great, as well. One of the groups that investigated were a mother and daughter pair. The mom had investigated with us three years ago, but her daughter was too young then. Although Mom was a repeat investigator, it seems as though Paul wasn't that happy to see her. She had made contact with a spirit named Michael the last time she was here, but he did not contact her last night. Instead, she had Paul and Joe talking to her and her daughter throughout the night. Paul called her some pretty insensitive names, including Witch, and Bitch, and even told the two of them to "Piss off". However, another male spirit was more polite. When the daughter said "Thank you" after receiving a response, through the Spirit Box they heard "Sweet".

There was one particular female voice that both groups heard all over the building during the second investigation. It was distinct, but kept saying the same word over and over- "Purse".

The other group who investigated with us that night had one investigator, Tom, who heard his name called through the Ghost Box in several areas of the building. When they asked who they were speaking to, they heard the names Steve, Michael, Joe, and Rita. They also heard someone call out "I'm nuts" through the Spirit Box.

It was a great week for us, and everyone who came and investigated the Gribble House with us. If you've got anything you'd like to share, from audio to photos, please do so. Tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse, or send it direct!