Willie took over as the lead investigator for the first two tours of the week. On Sunday night everyone in the building with Willie was from Florida, even though not all of them knew each other. Happy coincidence! The REM Pod was showing off throughout the night by going off as soon as Willie set it out for the evening and then going off like mad during the video portion. Willie seems to think it's because when it went off for the first time the investigators thanked the spirits for the activity and they were happy to have the acknowledgement.
Two of the investigators had a very negative reaction to being in the Gribble House hot spot and no where else in the building. As soon as they entered that area they were struck with dizziness and extreme headaches, which is not common but didn't seem to affect them as they went into the different parts of the building, which is very good.
On Tuesday night, Willie and his investigators had some great REM Pod activity again. This time, rather than starting off the night with that action, the device remained silent until the video began. The guests were watching the camera and noticed that the device started to go off just before Willie hit the play button, and they watched it go off almost constantly until the video ended. Someone must really enjoy that video, or enjoy that everyone has their backs turned watching the monitor... In conjunction with the REM Pod, Willie set out the blue Motion Sensor in the area where the Lady in White is usually seen, but that device remained silent throughout the night.
Again on this night like the one just before, guests started to feel funny, off, as they entered the Gribble House. One of the investigators even commented that she was feeling dizzy. This is very strange. As the walked out of the Gribble House hot spot and towards the center of the building, the REM Pod was going off and suddenly stopped. At the same time, Willie felt a cold breeze rush past him that made the hairs on his arms stand on end. This wasn't the only physical activity of the night- two of the folks investigating from California were swore they were touched.
On Wednesday night, Kelley was the lead investigator with a really fun group of people. Off the bat for the evening, Kelley and the investigators heard "Witch" and "The Witch" come through several times. The mother investigating that night told Kelley that her daughter practiced white magic. She and her daughter had split up in the building so they could cover more ground, and while she was holding the Ovilus some very relevant words kept coming up for her. She read Limp, Tissue, and Solo.
The Ovilus was really very active all night long. Although the Spirit Box was active as well and whole phrases were coming through, they were coming through very quietly and rapidly which made them hard to understand. Kelley recorded several of them, as she always does, so that she could listen and slow they down after the investigation was over to get a really good listen.
Lots of physical activity was happening all over the building that night. Not only did the investigators experience hair-raising cold breezes in the very warm building, they also got cold chills despite the fact that the space was muggy and far from cool. It felt as though the building had an electric buzz to it that all the investigators could feel. When Kelley as walking them through the various hot spots, the investigators didn't even walk into the Gribble House area before they could smell the strong floral scent of perfume. That has never happened to Kelley before, that she wasn't even in the hot spot before she could smell the aroma.
For the final two investigations of the week, Kaitlyn took over as the lead. On Thursday night, Kaitlyn reported that the building felt heavy, but by far the heaviest space was the Slave Quarters. As she was taking the investigators through the hot spots she was having a hard time breathing as she showed off the Slave Quarters and as they stepped out she felt a cold chill go through her. But, before she could even mention to the investigators how she felt they commented to her that the Slave Quarters was heavy and sad.
The Stage Area had some great soldier activity happening, even though that usually occurs in the Residual Area. They heard the name "Jack" come through when they asked who they were speaking to. They asked "Are we speaking to a solider" and they heard both "Army" and "War", which came through twice.
It was hot an muggy in the building that night but one thing that struck everyone as odd was the number of times that the investigators got chills as they went from hot spot to hot spot. In fact, Kaitlyn noted that every single time she walked out a hot spot to go to another she got a cold chill that would leave her with goosebumps.
Finally, on Saturday night, Kaitlyn took over again. She noted off the bat that the building felt wiggy. When she arrived to the Gribble House that night, all of the lights were turned off, including the equipment room. She left them off as she went to the Safe Room to get that area set up. When she went back to the Equipment Room, all the lights were on and the door wasn't closed all the way any longer! She thought that someone was in there and got a little nervous. When she opened the door, no one was in there, and she saw that one of the flashlights were on and one of the regularly unused Spirit Boxes were on. So very strange.
There were several names that got called through the Spirit Box that evening. They heard Conner, Eddie, Helen, and Jacob when the investigators were in the Slave Quarters. Through the Spirit Box, the investigators heard a large number of children's voices coming through, even more than they usually hear.
A few minutes later, there was a strange moment at the Stage Area when one of the investigators was watching the CCTV camera. On Channel Three, the investigator saw a figure standing and leaning against the windows. He said the figure appeared as though he waved before running off. No one else was in the building with them.
We hope everyone had a really good week, and we hope all our friend in Texas are safe and sound (and dry!) If you have anything to share, please tag us with the #gribblehouse or