On Monday night Willie was our lead investigator with some new investigators and six time visitors the Powells! We always love having them in the building with us. Because they had been in the building so many times before, they started their investigation straight off the bat, taking with them the Ovilus and infrared light. The two of them got some great EVPs they recorded with their camcorder.
The other investigators had a good night, too. They had a lot of luck with EMF activity with the EMF detectors, including the Raggedy Ann doll, going off in several different locations in the building for them. At one point the Doll was sitting in a chair and started to flash. When they moved her to a different chair, it still continued to flash.
On the following night Willie was the lead investigator again. On this evening, Willie noticed that the spirits were not exactly accommodating to him although they were pretty friendly to the other investigators. Whenever he would walk up to any group that was having some action on their devices, the devices would go silent immediately. When they would ask the spirits to come back and talk they would hear "No" come through over and over. Finally one of the investigators asked "If Willie leaves will you come back" and a different voice came through saying "Yes".
It was a mixed pairing on this night, too, with one group being new to paranormal investigation and another pair who had been in the building once before. That pair brought up a lot of their own equipment and used what we have in the Gribble House to enhance their investigation. The Ghost Meter Pros were decently active, although there were times when the spirits did not want to cooperate. When they asked "Can you make the device light up" they heard a clear "No".
The Powell's were back in the building again on Tuesday night with Ted as the lead investigator! They had some really interesting EVP activity right off the bat when they walked into the building and heard "Leave" come through from the Gribble House gate. Both Ted and Bridgett had their names called through the Spirit Box. "We came all the way from Atlanta to visit you" and they heard "North" as the reply. "We visited Kennesaw the other say" which was followed by "War".
Then they heard the name "Willie" come through. "Who is asking for Willie" they asked and they heard "Others" as the reply.
While the Powell's were in the Gribble House area they heard and felt some amazing things. There were distinct cold spots in this area that seemed to move around. Bridgett felt something touch her a few times, but what seemed the most strange was the fact she kept hearing what sounded like someone moving around in the middle of the building...
Willie took over again on Wednesday night as the lead. On this night a family of four investigated with a pair. The family was fairly experienced and brought a bunch of their own equipment but were very excited to see the large amount of equipment that we have at the Gribble House.
Throughout the night the investigators made contact with spirits who called themselves Steve, Paul, Nick, Emmit, and Veronica. They also had some really great luck with the EMF detectors but it took a little bit of coaxing. At first whenever they would ask for the EMF to light up they would hear "No"as the reply, although after a little bit the device would light up. Even through it took a little coaxing, the spirits didn't seem to want them to leave because they heard "Wait" come through as they walked away.
Kaitlyn was our lead investigator on Thursday night that had a slow start. At first, not a whole bunch was happening but as they were in the Slave Quarters the Raggedy Ann doll started to flash. Right around that same time, it felt as if there was a cold draft permeating from the Raggedy Ann and making everyone around her felt chilled.
When the investigators moved to the Stage Area there were a couple of funny lines that came through the Spirit Box. They asked "Do you have a message for us" and they heard "Yes, never gamble" as the reply. One of the investigators felt like she was being touched at the Stage Area and she asked Kaitlyn to measure the temperature around her. As Kaitlyn pulled out the Digital Thermometer she felt a cold breeze go around her legs.
In the Residual Area the strangest moment by far of the night happened. The investigators were hearing faint "Help me"s coming through the Spirit Box, and as they were looking around the building they saw the figure of a man wearing a hat. Very strange!
Ted was our lead again on Friday night with a few different groups who were all really into the paranormal and were excited to investigate.
On this night, the Ovilus was pretty active along with the Spirit Box. They heard several names and several words that came up both on the Ovilus screen and heard through the Spirit Box. This included the name "Nick" that they heard at the Stage Area. They then made really great contact with Nick who told them that he owned a candy store when he was alive. They then heard Nick say the word "Pretty" which was followed by an investigator's name- "Sandra".
Another investigator named Sam heard their name called through the Spirit Box after they asked if the Ovilus could say curse words. Then there were some really unsettling words that came through- they heard Run, Leave, and Demon, followed by Trapped.
Finally, Kelley was the lead investigator on Saturday night with a group of four. There were a few words and phrases that everyone heard that night including "Out", "Leave", "Get out", "Run", and "Turn around". But everyone did have some very individualized experiences. The investigators noticed that just about everyone were appropriately addressed as Mister, Misses, or Ma'am. Very cool!
Many names were heard through the Spirit Box, including Kimble, Reed, Brett, Brad, Rickey, Denny, Carol, Dee Dee, Nate, Mark, Tom, Owen, Uncle Tom, Ann, and Ethan. Many of these names came through as answers to questions, such as when one of the investigators asked "Who turned the light red" and they heard "Owen". Then they asked "Who is touching the doll" and they heard "Ann" as the reply.
No matter what area of the building they were in the investigators heard from Soldiers who wanted to talk to Dee Dee quite a bit, who was one of the investigators. They also spoke about soldier things, including "The Draft" and they asked for "A nurse".