Sunday, July 30, 2017

Investigation Update 7.30.2017

What a crazy week we just had! Rain, sunshine, perfect blue skies, and incredible storms. But throughout it all the building was super active and full of great investigations. Here's a little bit of what we collected-

Willie was the lead investigator for our first two experiences of the week. It was a strange night for Willie in that there was absolutely no REM Pod activity throughout the course of the entire evening. That's a very odd thing because it seems like almost every single night that Willie is working the REM Pod starts going off during the history portion of the night and then flashed randomly throughout the evening. That didn't happen at all!

When several of the investigators were in the Slave Quarters a really cool thing happened. Six of the investigators were conversing with a spirit who told them him name was Jim, so Willie asked Jim if he could make the EMF Detector one of the ladies was holding flash. Immediately the device flashed when Willie asked. They asked "Can you do it again", and it happened again immediately! Amazing.

Another pair who was investigating with them that night had some really cool stuff happen for them, too. The one girl, Jen, had her name called through the Spirit Box, but one really crazy thing that happened was with the EMF Detector. They had set it up in the corner of the Stage Area and each and every time they asked for it to flash it did, all the way up to the red.

Willie took over on Monday night, too. One of the investigators that night had investigated with us way back during our very first year! This time he came back with his wife, sister, and brother in law. We were glad to see him back with us!

On this night the REM Pod was quiet as well, two nights in a row. But, it seemed like the physical activity was really strong in the building. Almost as soon as they entered the building proper the investigators thought that they saw something moving out of the corners of their eyes, and then directly in front of them on the far side of the warehouse. This happened throughout the entire night, the investigators seeing movement where there shouldn't be any.

One of the guys investigating, Bruce, asked for his name to be called through the Spirit Box through the entire evening. It didn't happen at all until the night as almost over, and then it did. "Bruce" was heard through the Spirit Box. However, another investigator named Jim had his named called five times between the Ovilus and the Spirit Box.

Kelley took over as the lead investigator on Tuesday night with a big group of six. Although the groups broke up into two different groups, both of them experienced similar activity in different parts of the building. Both of them had their camera batteries drain even though they were fully charged before the investigation began, and both of them heard the word "Gribble" come through the Spirit Box all over the building. Each time they heard that word being called it was in the same voice- the voice of an old man. Cool!

Both of the groups also heard a string of the same words being called through the Spirit Box other than the word Gribble. They heard Here, Leave, Run, Get Out, Out, Now, Dead, The Dead, Died, Death, Ghosts, Haunt, and Jerk. The bad language was flowing through the building and it seemed to be targeted towards the women who were investigating. They were called "Jerk", "Idiot" and then they even heard the word "Whore" called.

Many names floating through the building through all the activity. They heard Paul, Stewart, Martin, Kevin, Paul, Phil, Kayla, Willie, Seth, Aaron, Ann, David, Doug, Nathan, and Nattie. One of the girls investigating was named Natalie, and she is 16 years old. After they heard the name Nattie come through they heard the number "15" called. The investigators made contact with a young soldier spirit who told them earlier in the night that he was 15 years old.

Ted was in the building as lead investigator on Wednesday night with pretty big group of twelve. One of those who investigated had been with us three years ago and came back this time with another investigator. Everyone in the building was excited to get started and get investigating in the space!

The Raggedy Ann Doll was activity all over the building this night, especially at the Stage Area and in the Residual Area. At one point, one of the investigators was holding the Raggedy Ann doll at the Stage Area and she was flashing so strongly that Ted took a photo of him holding the device. They asked "Do you want to play with the Ann doll" and they heard a loud "Not me" which was followed by "Help... hang on... wait".

Two of the investigators, Michelle and Jamie, had their names called through the Spirit Box while they were in the Slave Quarters. This was just after they had asked "Do you know my name" and heard "I know" as the reply. They also heard the name John called and were able to get some more information about John by asking questions. They asked "Did John own land" and they heard "Never". Then they asked "Was John fair" and the reply they got was "Yes". Interesting...

Thursday night had Kelley as the lead investigator. One of the pairs that came in this night was super excited to get started and even brought their own 360 camera to use during the investigation. The activity started straight away in the building as soon as they walked into the space to see the Ghost Adventures clip about the history of the building. As they walked into the building proper they heard a resounding bang clattering through the space, which startled them.

One name in particular seemed to be quite popular through the night. "Rick" was heard several times in all of the hot spots. Another thing that the investigators noticed was that there seemed to be more than usual voices of children coming through the Spirit Box. Turns out that one of the ladies investigating used to be a nursery school teacher.

It seemed like the spirits really wanted to mock the investigators as the night went on. Each time they would ask a question one of the words in their question would come back through the Spirit Box. They asked "Is this your home" and "Home" was heard. Then they said "I love this doll, I want to take it home with me" and they heard "Home" again. "Can you move the doll", "Move" came the reply. Then finally one of the ladies had told the spirits to slap her husband because he's a Yankee and they heard "Slap" come through the Spirit Box.

On Friday night, Ted was back in the building with a group of folks who had investigated all over the country, including Gettysburg, PA. In addition to already being familiar with the equipment we have and the Ghost Adventures episode, they also brought their own equipment to work with. Very cool.

While the investigators were in the Residual Area a few strange things happened right in a row. The investigators asked "Do you want to talk to us" and they heard "No" as the reply followed by a "Hello". Just after the hello came through the Spirit Box the investigators heard footsteps coming down the stairs above the Slave Quarters and heard "Hello" come through again followed by the word "Hide"...

One of the investigators, Dan, felt his leg being touched in the Gribble House area at the same time that the K-II Meter flashed up to red. When the investigators moved to the Stage Area, the K-II Meter was going off like crazy again but when they asked if the spirit could touch Dan's leg again the reply they heard was "I can't". However, the Ovilus read Electricity... and then Shock.

Finally our Saturday night had Kelley as the lead investigator on an evening with some really fantastic K-II Meter and Ghost Meter Pro activity, all over the building. Kelley decided to set up the Motion Sensor so that it was pointed towards the corner so that it would go off if anyone sat in the chair directly in front of it. In fact, that device ended up going off quite a bit throughout the night.

Many, many names were called through the Spirit Box this night. They heard Stewart, Steve, Paul, Jesus Christ, Pete, Scott, Tina, Eden, Ben, Mark, Caleb, Yusef, Jim, and Solomon.

We hadn't heard from Yusef in the building for quite a while but he was back in strength on this night. He immediately knew one of the ladies investigating names' and refused to speak to anyone except for the man who was with them. When the investigators were trying to speak with a child spirit, Yusef refused to let the child reply to their questions. But most disturbingly, whenever the investigators would laugh, they would hear his deep and menacing laugh come through as well.

Such a good week. If you have anything to share, please tag us with the #gribblehouse or @gribblehouse!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Investigation Update 7.23.2017

What a busy, busy week we just had full of activity and fun! Here is just a little bit of the lots of activity we collected this past seven days-

Kelley took over for the first investigation of the week on Monday with a fairly big group what was super excited to join us in the building. One of the biggest overarching and common types of activity the investigators noticed that night was the distinct temperature drops that happened all over the building. All over the warehouse they noticed that the temperature would drop drastically, as much as ten degrees, all which they documented using the Digital Thermometer.

The investigators also noticed that the word "Death" came through quite a bit and fairly frequently in different hot spots, as well as the phrase "A death". These words and phrases were combined with other phrases and words that had to do with being sick and dying. They heard "Help", "He's sick", "I'm done" and "Enough".

One of the investigators in the building that night had a very personal and sensitive moment while in the Slave Quarters. For what seemed like no reason whatsoever she felt an overwhelming rush of emotion that was so strong she started to cry. When she went to Kelley and told her about it, even the thought of that situation made her start to cry again...

Tuesday night had Willie as the lead investigator with a great group of folks, two of whom had investigated with Willie a few years ago. This time, they came back with their own equipment and were super pumped up about a second shot in the building.

The REM Pod did its thing that night, what it does almost every time Willie is the lead investigator. Once he turned on the device and set it down and walked away the Pod started to flash, and then did again once he started the History portion of the night. It's almost like the Spirits in the building know what Willie is expecting of them. Pretty interesting.

One of the men investigating in the group was holding the Ovilus as he walked towards the Stage Area. Before he stepped up on Stage he accidentally kicked the stage side and the Ovilus flashed the word "Jerk". This was memorable because the word stayed up on the screen until he called his wife over and she saw it on there.

Ted was back in the building on Wednesday night! He got to investigate with a mother and daughter pair who were really curious about how their night would go but were familiar with the Gribble House because of all the Ghost Shows that they watch!

The investigators were greeted as they entered each hot spot that night, although some times it wasn't very welcoming. When they got to the Stage Area they heard "Get out" and when they moved to the Slave Quarters they heard "Hello". The same thing happened in the Gribble House area, but when they moved into the Residual Area, the daughter investigating heard her named called as way of greeting... "Haley".

The Slave Quarters had some really great activity that night, the ladies had some amazing question and response time in that hot spot. They asked "What is your name", "Stewie". "What can we do for you", "Nothing". "How old are you", "50". "Did you die in this house", "I don't know". Then they asked "Can you make this light flicker I am holding", and they heard "Yes ma'am", which was followed by her K-II Meter flashing all the way up to red.

Thursday had Ted as lead investigator again and yet again we had some repeat investigators who had been with us way back in 2013! That mother and daughter got to head straight into the building that night and skip the history and equipment portion because they already knew the ropes. The other folks in the building that night were really excited to get inside the Gribble House.

One of the investigators, Teresa, heard her name come through the Spirit Box several times that night just like it had happened the first time she was in the building several years ago. This happened the most at the Stage Area. There were a lot of names flying around the building that night, including Paul, Ted, Anne, John, Pete, Peter, Teresa, Autumn, Steve, Benjamin, and Bingo.

In the Residual Area, the Raggedy Ann doll was really active. When they asked "Who is touching the doll" they heard the reply of "We are"...

Kaitlyn was the lead investigator on Friday night on an evening that started out really strangely. As Kaitlyn was explaining how the night would go the investigators heard what sounded like shuffling feet behind them. Whenever she would stop talking the shuffling would get quiet, and when she would start taking again it would start up and get progressively louder as she spoke. Creepy.

Paul was his regular old self that night with his responses. When they asked any yes or no questions they heard appropriate replies, all intermixed with the occasional "Ass" and "Idiot", which is pretty typical of Paul and his attitude. It was while the investigators were at the Stage Area that they felt a cold gust of wind go passed them, which is really very strange on a night when the building was muggy and still.

In the Gribble House the investigators were hit by the overwhelming scent of perfume, which is common but hasn't happened in a few days for us. It was so overpowering that it lingered and filtered into the general part of the warehouse. It also seemed like one of the child spirits that they were speaking with was trying to play hide and seek with one of the mothers of the group.

Finally, Kelley took over as the lead investigator on Saturday- a night booked full of people! The building was super active and the whole evening was marked with the sounds of creepy whispers and breathy responses through the Spirit Box. It was almost like the spirits didn't have enough energy to communicate but were trying to come through regardless. One of the pairs who was in the building had been with us twice before and were happy to be back.

Kelley placed a metal folding chair in the Residual Area before the investigation began. When she was walking the investigators around the building showing them the hot spots, it sounded like someone sat down on the chair because it squeaked and creaked like a body was sitting down into it. This happened twice throughout the night and both times there was no one there.

One of the ladies investigating that night had a pair of jeans on that had rips in them and the strings of the rips were hanging down. At one point she mentioned that it felt like someone was pulling on the strings hard enough that she felt she was being pulled herself. First she asked if anyone was pulling on her and heard "I was". When she asked again the only reply she got was "What"? A few minutes later, another lady said she felt like someone was touching her legs and feet.

What a good week. If you have anything to share, please tag us with the #gribblehouse or @gribblehouse so we can see!