Sunday, December 25, 2016

Investigation Update 12.25.2016

Merry Christmas to everyone from us at the Gribble House Paranormal Experience! It has been a fantastic week for us in the building and we couldn't wait to share the activity with you.

Kelley was our lead investigator on Sunday night this past week with two pairs of folks. One set, a lady and her granddaughter, had investigated in the Gribble House before. Everyone was super excited to get started and into the building for the night.

While they were in the Gribble House area, they heard a lot of seemingly random words come through the Ghost Box in and amongst the regular chatter in response to questions the investigators asked. They heard "Children", "Body", "Eliza", "Leave now", "Run", "Problem dead", "Secret", "Door", "Exit time", "Mary is behind you", "Quiet, I'm working", and "Are you decent". All throughout this, the REM Pod was going crazy, especially when the investigators were asking about the murdered women. There were distinct temperature drops when they talked about the ladies, as well, which they were able to document with both the REM Pod itself and the Digital Thermometer.

This same activity happened in the Slave Quarters, were the spirits were answering specific questions asked by the investigators, but soft phrases were coming through in the background through the Spirit Box. They heard "We're here", "Help us", "Leave", "Out", "Exit", "I was killed" (the same time as Killed came up on the Ovilus), "Spirit" and then "It's Christmas".

Willie took the lead on both Monday and Tuesday night for our investigations. On Monday night, Willie investigated with a family of four, and a few couples- the men were skeptical and the ladies were right into it.

It was a very interesting night of investigation for everyone there. Willie showed the regular history video, as well as went over the EVPs that we have collected over the years that are particularly interesting, but what really got the building moving was when Willie showed them the video from last week during the investigation with Leanna Vamp. After he played it, the REM Pod started to go off like mad until the video was over.

The investigators were able to get a lot of action through the Spirit Box on this night, but even more impressive is when one of the women was touched by the Stage Area. At one point, the mother and daughter of the family were called "B*tches" and that really threw them off!

Tuesday night was really great for investigating, as well. Willie was with a pair of brothers from India and a mother daughter pair. Willie showed the video from last week but on this night, the REM Pod stayed quiet but it did interest the investigators a lot! Willie didn't think that the REM Pod would go off much that night, not after it didn't make a noise for the video, but as they started walking back into the Safe Room after checking out the hot spots, the REM Pod started to flash.

It seemed like the REM Pod would go off whenever they investigators started to make their way into the Safe Room, like whoever was making it flash didn't like that they kept walking about the building. So strange.

Ted took over as lead investigator on Wednesday night with a pair of investigators who were so excited to get started that they showed up early to get going! Both of them watch the ghost shows like Ghost Adventures and had seen our episode on there.

They started their night in the Stage Area where as they walked up they immediately heard "Help... Paul". Then they heard the name "Paul" come through again, but this time in a woman's voice. They replied to that "Paul, we came here to say hello". Through the Ghost Box they heard the echo-y reply of "Hello". They also had some amazing activity with the K-II Meter when it started to flicker to green. "Can you make this go higher" they asked, and it started to flash up to orange just as they heard "Orange" come through the Ghost Box.

When the investigators moved into the Slave Quarters they immediately were told to "Leave" the area, which put the them a bit on edge. "Leave" came through again as they sat in that hot spot, and then they heard "Help" come through, which made them even more uneasy. They asked "Where are you right now", to which they heard "Behind". "Who are you behind", "Women".

Ted took over yet again on Thursday night with a family of four who also watch all the Ghost Shows on television, but were really glad to be on a real paranormal investigation and not a tour about ghost stories. It ended up being a great night for all the investigators, with a few surprises along the way.

One of those first surprises came at the Stage Area when one of the investigators heard their nickname come through the Spirit Box- "Taco". This was very unexpected, especially because they had just asked if they were "In a good mood tonight" and had heard the reply of "NO" come through forcefully. A little bit later on, they got another surprise when they moved to the Slave Quarters and one of the investigators' actual names came through- "George". In the Gribble House they heard another nickname- this time they heard "Beck" come through the Spirit Box.

There was a funny moment in the Gribble House area when they heard two different voices come through the Spirit Box, one that started a phrase and a second that ended it. The investigators were commenting on how they could smell the scent of that floral perfume, and they heard "It smells like..." come through in one voice, quickly followed by "Crap" come through in another.

For both our Friday and Saturday night investigations, Kelley took over as the lead investigator. On Friday night Kelley went around with a fairly large group which she split into two. Both of those groups had some really fantastic activity happening around them. One of the groups of three came last year to investigate and brought back a few EVPs that they captured that night to have Kelley listen to this year. They had made contact with a spirit name Jorge, who they ended up making contact again with on Friday!

Jorge made contact with them and also spoke a little bit of Spanish with them. They heard him say "Feliz Navidad" through the Spirit Box. That wasn't the only Christmas themed activity happening in the building that night, though. One of the investigators was singing Christmas songs and the K-II Meter was flashing to the beat of the song! On top of that, some of the words that she was singing would come through the Spirit Box or on the Ovilus screen. She sang "Bells on bobtails ring" and "Ring" came through the Ghost Box. So cool.

The REM Pod activity was by far the strongest in the Gribble House area, especially during the periods of time during which the investigators could smell the strong floral-y rose aroma in the hot spot. Certain names came through the Spirit Box a few times. They heard Pete, Steve, Reese, Vincent, Odin, Emma, Bill, Michael, Hunter, Gribble, Miss, and Veronica.

For our Christmas Eve investigation, Kelley went through with a pair of investigators who were super into the experience and ended up having great results in the building. The Spirit Box seemed especially chatty on the night, and the Ovilus was giving them really intelligent and often personal responses. One word in particular came through the Ghost Box all night long- "Help".

Once again, for the unknown night in a row, the magnetic alarm strip started to go off in the Gribble House area. In an odd and off putting way, Kelley and the investigators heard the phrase "That's it, emergency. Fortunately, ya'll will be able to accept i" come through just as the alarm started to go off. A maintenance guy came to try to turn it off, even though the alarm shouldn't be going off at all. Once it turned off they heard "Finally" come through the Spirit Box. The maintenance guy who came to turn it off suddenly felt very cold as he worked to get it shut down. They decided to ask "Who set off the alarm", and they heard "Tina and Doug".

It seemed like in the Slave Quarters that the spirits were having conversation amongst themselves and the investigators could hear it come through the Spirit Box. They heard strings of phrases that meshed together in response to one another. They heard "Speak up" followed by "They help" and "Speak". This was followed by "They hear everything" and "Doug hates it".

Merry Christmas, everyone! We will be updating you again soon- next year, in fact, on January 1st! If you have anything to share between now and then, feel free to tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse, or even post it on our Facebook!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Investigation Update 12.18.2016

Wow wow wow, what a week! The activity in the building was out of this world at times, and we are pumped to share that activity with you! Here's a little bit of what's been going on:

We started off the week on Monday night with Willie as our lead investigator. The two couples who investigated with them are local from Ellabell, just a few miles up the road here from Savannah. All four of them are quite familiar with shows like Ghost Adventures and have seen our episode in the past.

On this night, the REM Pod was out of control during the entire length of the history and Ghost Adventures video. The only strange thing about that is once the video stopped playing, the REM Pod fell silent and didn't flash again for the rest of the evening. It was just after the video portion of the night that Willie took the investigators around to check out the different hot spots of the building. When they moved into the Gribble House area they immediately could smell the strong floral perfume scent that is caught there frequently. Willie, as usual, didn't smell a thing.

Given the hot, cold, hot, cold weather we've been having in Savannah, the building was damp with dewy condensation that evening. The strange moisture covering everything added to the creepy vibe the building had that night. It seemed as though the spirits could tell that the building was damp, too, because through the Spirit Box they heard a number of words like "Wet" and "Slick" come through.

Willie was our lead investigator again on Tuesday evening with a really great pair who were in Savannah on their honeymoon! They love to watch the ghost shows together as well as scary movies, so this investigation was right up their alley.

The REM Pod, which can be hit or miss throughout the night depending on the vibe of the building, was very active that evening basically right from the get go. Willie was playing the Ghost Adventures video for the guests and right when it got to the part about JC Hunter, the device started to go off! After that, the REM Pod flashed on and off throughout the rest of the video.

Two particular spirits were active that night in the building- a Jim and a Mike. Jim was the first to make contact with the investigators and said his name quite a few times. They heard "Jim" come through, two which they then asked "Did you say Jim". He replied the name again and they conversed with that same voice for quite a while- the voice followed them into different areas of the building. As soon as Jim's voice stopped replying they heard from a Mike. Mike seemed very interested in making the REM Pod light up, and other devices the investigators were using. The husband was holding an EMF Detector and asked Mike to make it glow- which Mike then did. Awesome!

On Thursday night we had a rather unique experience- we got to spend the evening investigating with Leanna Vamp, the Vamptress! Leanna is known for her shows like "Nerd Forever- Talk Nerdy to Me", "Star Wars Girls", "Best Fiends Forever", and the show she was filming with us "Ghosted".

During the private investigation with Willie, Ted, and Kelley, Leanna was able to capture some of the most compelling evidence we've ever seen in the Gribble House, including this video of a dark shadow attacking one of our CCTV cameras:

We're looking forward to seeing what else the Vamptress collected inside the Gribble House- but we'll just have to waited until Ghosted reveals on Crypt TV!

The final investigation of the week was on Saturday night with Kelley and Kaitlyn at the lead. It was a pretty big night with a lot of activity happening. Some of the most compelling activity took place while Kelley was showing the investigators around the building. They got to the gated area of the Gribble House and she was explaining how the REM Pod works. Almost as if it was on cue the REM Pod started to go off. Everyone started to walk away, so Kaitlyn thought at first it was just reacting to the movement of the investigators, but even after everyone had cleared its path the device started to flash again:

When the investigators moved into the Slave Quarters they experienced quite a few different forms of activity all centered around the Raggedy Ann doll. The Ghost Meter Pros that were set up near her started to flash at the same time she was lighting up on the hands. Using the Digital Thermometer, the investigators documented a distinct cold spot specifically at her hands while they were lit up blue. They asked "Who is here with us" and they heard "Me" come through the Spirit Box.

The other group investigating was in the Gribble House at the same time the first group was in the Slave Quarters. Something very odd happened to one of the ladies while they were in the Gribble House hot spot. She was sitting by the Emergency Exit against the wall while they were getting some great Spirit Box responses. They heard "Can't talk" come through, and when they asked why the reply was "We are the hired help". Just after this, the lady sitting down felt like something grabbed her, or even fell right on top of her. It was so jarring that she jumped up and moved away from the spot. As she jumped they heard "F*ck" come through and the Ghost Meter Pro she had stayed bright red.

When this group moved into the Slave Quarters Kaitlyn began to notice a strange thing about the Raggedy Ann doll- she only seemed to be active while they had her placed in one specific area of the room. Move her anywhere else but that one spot and she would fall silent with no activity happening whatsoever. Once she was moved back to the original spot, she was be extremely active again. So strange...

The first group moved into the Gribble House area and had some amazing activity with the Spirit Box, getting great responses to their questions. They asked "Who was killed here" and they heard "Gribble". Then they asked "Who committed the murder"? "Hunt", came the reply. Finally they asked "What happened on this property"? "Terror".

What a great week! The holidays are coming up soon, but we are staying in the building all except Christmas night itself, so feel free to join us on an investigation! If you were with us this past week and you'd like to share your findings, send it direct or tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Investigation Update 12.11.2016

Well it is definitely winter in Savannah now! We have chilly weather and cold noses, but we are investigating nonetheless! Everyone who investigated with us had a great times, and we're excited to share some of the activity they collected with you. So, here it is!

Willie was our lead on Sunday night with a pair of investigators who have been with us quite a few times before- and who came back two more times just this week! Because they had investigated with us so many previous times, Willie skipped the normal introduction and history portion because these folks are old pros with us. For the most part, the couple investigated in and around the Gribble House area, and they collected some great evidence.

For some reason, whenever Willie was around the couple the activity dipped and they didn't get much through any of the devices, so he left them alone just checking in every ten minutes or so. While he was out of sight the investigators were able to snap images of Orbs with their camera, and captured quite a few EVPs.

Kaitlyn took over as lead investigator on Monday night with another couple who were eager to get started. These first time investigators were ready and raring to go with lots of questions and lots of excitement. Before the investigation began, Kaitlyn noticed that one of the channels on the CCTV was acting strangely- something that hadn't been happening the night before. Channel 2 was switching to each camera view rapidly, then it would fade to black and come to life again. So strange. None of the other channels were acting like this at all.

They decided to start their night in the Gribble House area, and when they went to turn their devices on for the first time the first phrases they heard come through the Spirit Box was "Goodbye" followed by "Goodnight". They didn't stay in this area for long and decided to head to the Stage Area. Although they had been dismissed immediately in the Gribble House hot spot, when they got to the Stage Area they first thing they heard was a happy and eager "Hello!"

While they were in the Stage Area there was a strange mix of conversation through the Spirit Box. They could hear words that had to do with sex and relationships, but intermixed through all of that were also some extremely religious words and phrases. They heard "Sex", "Deed", but also "God", "Sinner", "Repent" and "The Devil". How strange!

On Tuesday night, Willie took over as the lead investigator again with the same couple he had investigated with on Sunday night! Again the skipped over the history and the lead up and just went straight into the investigation. They did take some time to listen to a bit of the activity that the couple had collected on Sunday night, and Willie was pretty impressed by what they had heard- and didn't hear in real time!

One of the bits of activity that they discussed in length was the sound of a residual haunting that they both heard on Sunday night, and on Tuesday night as well. It was the sound of someone stepping on leaves, crunching them as they stepped. Willie had been hearing this for years but never put much stock into it because he seemed to be the only one who had heard it. But, Bridgette had heard it on Sunday night and described the exact same noise and location that Willie has always heard it. Awesome!

Within the first ten minutes of this investigation, all three of them heard their names called through the Ghost Box. One name in particular kept coming through the Spirit Box and on the Ovilus the guests had on their phone- Dave. This happened the most in front of the Gribble House gate.

That couple came once more on Wednesday night, and along with another couple they investigated with Ted. All of them had been in the building before and were very excited to be there once again. Two of them brought their own equipment from the paranormal group they are part of in Orlando, and they got started right away.

They had some really great activity in the Gribble House area again that night. As they went into that hot spot they heard "Yellow" followed by "Hello" come through the Ghost Box. Bridgette was holding a Ghost Meter Pro and asked "Can you make the red light flash?" Just as she asked that question they heard her name come through the Spirit Box and her device flashed and they could see the word Red come up on the Ovilus. The investigators were getting such good responses in this area that Ted decided to go and get the REM Pod to add to the action. Bridgette said "Ted is going to get the REM Pod", and her Ghost Meter flashed again.

The Slave Quarters was quite active that night, too. The Raggedy Ann doll was flashing quite a bit on one of the metal folding chairs, so the investigators used the Digital Thermometer to document a distinct cold spot just around the doll. They asked "Can you make the Ann Doll flash", and she did. "Can you tell us who is making the doll flash", to which they heard the reply of "Ruth". While they were in there the name Steve came through the Ghost Box twice, but the name Paul came through, as well, but in a British accent.

For both Friday and Saturday night, Kelley and Kaitlyn took over as the lead investigators. Friday night turned out to be particularly strange with lots of odd activity happening all over the building.

Even though Kelley had gotten to the Gribble House early to make sure all of the batteries were charged and ready to go, throughout the night they kept draining in both the Grid Pen and in her camera. As the end of the night arrived and the investigators were making their way back to the Safe Room, the alarm that's set in the gated Gribble House area began to go off in earnest and no one could turn it back off. Strangest of all, perhaps, is that all of the notes that Kelley had taken through the night on her phone disappeared, along with the audio.

There were a lot of names coming through the Ghost Box that night, both male and female. They heard Ben, Matt, Linda, and Lisa come through a few times a piece, but they also heard other names come through once. Quite oddly, the Ovilus was showing words listed as sentences, such as "Reverend Saw All". The Ghost Meter Pros and the Spirit Boxes also gave some great responses that synced up together.

On Saturday night there were some fantastic Spirit Box responses for all the investigators in the building, in addition to some great communication through the Ghost Meter Pros. While the investigators were in the Gribble House area they heard from a female spirit who was quite chatty with them. They heard her say "Excuse me", "We were sick" and "Can't leave". Another voice was speaking with them in that area who answered questions for them promptly. The investigators asked "How old are you" to which they heard the response "I'll be forty".

In the Slave Quarters they had some very interesting replies through the Spirit Box to their questions. One of the investigators asked "Do you know where this is", and they heard "Gribble" come through. They then asked "Do you know what city this is", and they then heard "Savannah". Very cool.

The building seemed to be particularly creepy that night, and everyone experienced seemingly random chills throughout the evening.

It was such a great week, and we are charging straight towards the end of the year! If you have anything to share with us, go ahead and send it direct or tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse!