Wow wow wow, it has turned cold in Savannah for real this time. With temperatures dropping into the teens during the night, we were happy to have hot hot hot investigations in the building all week long! We had some old friends come back to visit and lots of new friends for first time investigations. Here's a little bit of what took place in the building this week:
On Monday night, Willie was our lead investigator with a decent sized group of folks- a set of three friends a big family. Everyone was ready to go, although a few people were a little nervous to get started. That's okay, though, we are happy to investigate with everyone and Willie was ready to walk everyone through how the investigation was going to work.
Off the bat for the night, the REM Pod was especially active. Willie set up the device in its usual spot over by the Gribble House gate and on this evening, it flashed once before the Ghost Adventures video started, but then really started to flash as the video went on. In fact, it was flashing so much and so intensely that the investigators were having a hard time paying attention to the video!
All night long there seemed to be a pattern of activity for both of the groups, which Willie broke up into even smaller groups. If a group was near the Stage Area, the investigators noticed that the EMF detector would be really active and respond to questions on cue. If the investigators moved to the Gribble House area, the names Dave and Steve would come through the Spirit Box and they would get communication from them. Pretty cool!
Ted took over as lead investigator on Tuesday night on an evening with just a couple of young folks who were absolutely new to paranormal investigations. Despite that, they were excited to be with Ted and get to learn and know the ropes. They got some great activity from the building that night, too!
A spirit at the Stage Area was in a pretty good mood because through the Ghost Box they kept hearing laughter in response to their questions. They said "If you are here, let us know", and instead of a proper response they heard a clear laugh. This happened again when they asked "Do you want us to stay" and the same thing happened. But, when they asked if the spirits were in a good mood that night they heard a different voice say "Shut up". "Did you tell us to shut up", they asked. "No" came the reply.
When the investigators moved into the Residual Area a few interesting things happened. They asked "What is your name" and they got a clear "Andrew" come through. "If you are here, let us know" they said again but this time the response they heard was "Dead... alone". After they asked this question they could hear a distinct loud and long knocking noise coming from the Gribble House area and that ended their time in the Residual Area because they went to see what could possibly had made that noise. By the time they got there, there was no evidence that anything had been there.
On Wednesday night Willie was our lead investigator once again. Unlike the Monday earlier, the investigators had absolutely no luck with the REM Pod- it remained silent through the entire night even through the history and the Ghost Adventures video. But, despite the fact that the REM Pod was silent, the alarm was not. Willie was showing the investigators around the Gribble House building, showing them where the hot spots were and as they walked out of the Gribble House area, the alarm started to go off!
When they got back up into the Safe Room so Willie could show the investigators how the equipment works, he turned on the Ghost Box and it said "Hello" right away. They figured out that the spirit who was talking with them was "Bob", who they heard from throughout the course of the night. Almost to the end of the evening, the alarm went off again while one of the families investigating were in that area. Willie was up front when it started to go off, and when he rushed out to the Gribble House the family told them that they must have argued the spirits with their own arguing about what questions to ask!
On Friday night, Kelley was our lead investigator with a pair who comes to visit us all the time- the Bashams! We also investigated with a group of three who had never been to the Gribble House before, but there was some fantastic activity that night, so everyone had a great time. The Bashams had brought some of the EVPs that they collected from the last time, including an especially creepy EVP of a little girl whispering "My doll".
When they entered the building, the Bashams asked about the little girl that they had heard from last time. When they asked, they got a clear and distinct response of "Rene" come through the Ghost Box, even though it was in a male voice.
The alarm went off on this night, too. This time, one of the girls investigating heard the word "Leave" come through the Ghost Box in a deep and menacing voice. Her response was that was to say "I'm out" and as soon as she said that the alarm started to go off!
Lots of names came through on this night, including Olivia, Mike, Taylor, Seth, Olive, Pete, Jim, Howard, Bill, Heather, Kelley, Hayden, Harriet, and Grandma. The investigators also had a lot of responses that came through in a New York accent!
The final investigation of the week was on Saturday night with Kelley and Kaitlyn taking the lead with a pretty big group, despite the quite cold night we were having in Savannah! The girls split the investigators that night into two groups and one started in the Gribble House while the other was in the Stage Area. While the one group was in the Stage Area, they were getting the best responses with the Ghost Meter Pro while asking yes and no questions. The device was going off on cue to their questions! At the same time, the group in the Slave Quarters was having a fantastic slew of activity with the Spirit Box and the Ovilus repeating some of the same words, including when they were speaking with a group of soldier spirits. They asked "What color are your uniforms" and they both heard and say "Green" as the reply on both the devices. Amazing!
When it came time switch areas, the Slave Quarters continued to produce come awesome activity. The investigators heard the names Jim and Jimmy come through the Spirit Box and up on the Ovilus, which just so happened to be the name of one of the investigators and Jimmy's father. One of the investigators has set the flashlight up on the table in the Slave Quarters and was asking the spirits to turn the flashlight one and off, and it was working. So creepy.
Overall, this night was fairly strange to Kelley and Kaitlyn, who investigate with us as leads all the time. This was due to the fact that there seemed to be so much activity happening with the Spirit Box, for the most part it was hard to understand what was coming through. It was really the Ovilus and the flashlights that were the stars of that show that night.
It was such a fantastic week for us in the Gribble House, and we are looking forward to this week when the weather is warmer and more pleasant. If you have anything you'd like to share with us, send it direct or tag us with the @gribblehouse or #gribblehouse!