What a wonderful week we just had! Lots of activity, lots of fun investigators, and lots of great photos. Here's a snippit of what took place-
Willie was the lead investigator on Sunday night with a group of four who were all familiar with the Ghost Shows on television. One of the pairs had thought they had seen every episode of Ghost Adventures and were surprised to know that we were on the program, as well! They watched the history video and listened to the EVP collection we have before heading out into the building.
The investigators used the SB-7 device with great effect and heard many names come through, including the name of one of the investigators- Ray. That was awesome! When they broke out the Ovilus they got some really strange phrases and saw "Problem, Trap, Run" in that order when talking to the son of the group. So creepy.
Kelley took over as the lead investigator on Tuesday night with a group of seven on a really creepy night. All of the Spirit Box responses were super clear and easy to understand, and they were eerily direct to the questions that were being asked. The investigators also noticed that a big number of the responses coming through that night were from soldiers, including one who called himself Seth.
The responses being very direct had a creepy edge to them. One of the spirits talking with them knew the name of one of the investigators and even knew his nickname of "Chief". This came through several times. More names they heard were Vincent, Steve, Jeff, Paul, Emily, and they heard the question "Where's Kate" come through.
Answers coming through the Spirit Box were wonderful. When they asked "How many fingers am I holding up" they heard "Lots". Then they asked "What number comes after five" and heard "Six". Cool!
On Thursday night Ted took over as the lead investigator with a Mother, Daughter, and family friend who were extremely excited to start their very first investigation ever- in the Gribble House! They had done some reading about hat the Gribble House is and what had happened there before they every arrived and so they knew a little bit about what to expect. The night was great with activity!
The building was very warm that night and the spirits seemed to know how steamy the building was that night so they heard "Hot" come through the Spirit Box. In the Stage Area they heard a lot of names come through when they asked who they were talking to. They heard "Edward", as well as Hunter, Steve, and Ted. The Hunter they spoke with was assumed to be J.C. Hunter who was accused of the murders in 1909. They asked him many questions about the crimes that took place but didn't get much information, even when they asked "Hunter, did you commit the murders in 1909" and they heard "No".
In the Slave Quarters, there seemed to be a bit more friendly spirits than usual. When they walked into the space they immediately heard "Hello everybody" and "What's up".The spirits were extremely responsive to their requests- even making the Raggedy Ann doll flash on command over and over.
Friday had Kaitlyn as the lead investigator with four people- one of those folks actually works in the Gribble House building during the day and had experienced a lot of strange things during his working hours. So much so he decided to come and investigate the building at night to get some more answers. Before the investigation even began Ted turned the Spirit Box on and as soon as the device was switched on they heard "Leave" come through.
While the investigators were in the Slave Quarters the Ghost Meter Pro was extremely responsive. At first the device was just going on and on flashing over and over all the way up to red and it took a while for it to shut off. When it finally did the investigators asked to make the device just flicker, and it did. All the while it sounded as if there were people walking around inside the warehouse behind them, so they decided to go and check it out but never found anyone.
In the Gribble House area there were a few strange moments- the investigators heard from one voice over and over who was giving names and answering questions although he would never give them his name. He said the name "Ann" over and over although it was a man's voice. One of the investigators asked if Maggie was in the room with them and just then the investigators started to smell the scent of floral perfume.
On Saturday night we had two fantastic investigation with both Ted and Kaitlyn as lead investigators. It was a pretty decent night of activity for both of the investigations.
The first of the night started in the Stage Area where Paul made quite the entrance by immediately saying the word "F*ck" at the investigators and then asking them to go. When they asked "Paul, where are you" he replied with "Other room". Then the K-II Meter started to flash night to the investigator who was watching all the questions all the way up to red.
The K-II Meter continued to flash throughout the building, including in the Slave Quarters where it was going off on demand. All the while, the temperature kept dropping down five degrees while the investigators were asking questions- all of which was documented with the Digital Thermometers. The investigators asked "Did you choose to be here" to which they heard conflicting replies. First a woman said "No" and then a man's voice replied "Yes".
Finally, the last investigation of our week was super great and everyone had been in the building once before and had a great experience- so much so they wanted to come back and investigate again.
The Ghost Meter Pro activity continued into this investigation and it was super strong outside of the Slave Quarters. Once the investigators moved inside of the Slave Quarters there were some really strange moment where awkward and creepy noises seemed to be all around them. Not only were there uncomfortable sounds coming from the Spirit Box, but it sounded like there was something bumping around inside the grate- much larger than the bats that usually live in there... much bigger.
Although the Ghost Meter Pro activity was happening in the Residual Area it seemed weaker than it had in the rest of the building. One of the investigators asked "Do you need energy" and they heard "Help" in a woman's voice followed by "We're weak" in a man's voice. To top it all off one of the investigators said that they could try to draw energy from their camera and immediately it started to drain and dye. Amazing!