Farm In The Town Of Spirit, Wisconsin
The residence consists of a house, barn and several out buildings. The property itself has been occupied by families for the past 125 years. The house was originally a log house and it is uncertain whether the barn is the original barn built on the property or if a newer barn was built in its place over the years. We estimate the barn to be at least 80 years old.
The current family acquired the property in 2003 and various members of the family have experienced some sort of paranormal activity though out the years. The owner’s son as well as the owner has shared their experiences with us and extended an invitation for our group to perform an investigation at the site.
Paranormal Activity Reported
Activity occurring in the residence includes:
· Footsteps heard
· Being touched or poked by unseen hands
· The apparition of a woman spirit in turn of the century clothing has been seen in the main barn. The woman was visible from only the waist up.
· Strong feeling of presence in various areas of the property.
· Owner feels uncomfortable in the house at times. She will not stay overnight in the house.
· The feeling of someone sitting on the end of the bed in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
For the most part the family is not uncomfortable with the activity, but curious to see if the WPRS can find any concrete evidence to back up the claims.
The WPRS investigated on Friday, August 26th, 2011 from approximately 8:30pm to 12:30am. Investigators Beaudry, Blaschka, Duginski , Spialek and Thomas were present. Equipment used during the investigation included a digital video recorder (DVR), three digital infrared cameras, Trifield EMF meter, thermal probe, digital voice recorders, Geiger counter and walkie talkies.
The group started the investigation by taking a self-guided tour of the entire property as the owner was not present. We then determined from the walk thru were to best position our cameras and equipment. Command central was set up in the attached garage.
Temperature and EMF readings were taken though out the home prior to conducting our EVP sessions. The barn had temperature readings between 72 to 75 degrees and EMF readings between 0.00 to 0.05 milligauss. Readings that were near the main power box were much higher and may be a power source for the manifestation of the woman that was seen there.
Inside the house on the first floor, temperature readings were between 71 to 75 degrees and EMF readings were between 0.00 to 3.0 milligauss.
Second floor temperature readings were between 76 to 77 degrees and EMF readings were 0.00 milligauss throughout.
A digital infrared camera was placed in the second floor southeast bedroom where a family member felt an unseen presence sit down on the foot of her bed.
Two digital infrared cameras were placed in the barn. One camera was placed facing toward the South end of the barn and the other facing the North end of the barn in hopes of capturing evidence of the female apparition that has been seen there.
Investigators Beaudry and Blaschka conducted an EVP session in the barn. During the session a flashlight was placed centrally located between the two investigators. The light switch was set in such a way to allow any spirit activity to easily manipulate the light and make it turn on and off. Investigators asked yes or no questions in hope of gaining responses through the use of the light. Minimal results were achieved during this experiment.
Another session was conducted in the barn by investigators Duginski, Spialek and Thomas. Two additional sessions were conducted by both aforementioned groups in the upstairs bedroom where the digital camera was placed. After reviewing all EVP recordings from the house, no evidence was found on those sessions. However, upon review of the barn EVP session both investigators captured an EVP of approximately four heavy footsteps. In reviewing the digital DVR footage it was confirmed that no investigator had moved from their positions during this audible phenomena. Perhaps coincidence, we had been asking questions of Robert Andreae a prior resident that lived at the site from 1938 to 1963.
Upon reviewing the EVP evidence and taking into consideration the family’s reports, it seems possible that the residence may have paranormal activity present. It is important to note that none of the paranormal activity reported or captured seems malicious or demonic in nature. More time would be needed at the site to come to a more definitive conclusion.