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