CASE REVIEW- PRIVATE RESIDENCE – WAUSAU'S
On November 7,
2008 at approximately 7:00 PM, Wausau Paranormal
Research Society Investigators James Coscio, Alyssa
Brogli, Sara Shaw and Shawn Blaschka investigated a
location of a private residence on the west side of the
City of Wausau. The home owner reported that
paranormal activity has occurred on an irregular basis
for the past two years. The home's owner has lived at
the address since 2005 but the activity did not occur
until 2006 when she purchased the property. The most
active areas of the home are the kitchen, dining room
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY THAT WAS REPORTED
Clothing as well as other items go missing with no
explanation. Sometimes the items are found later in an
The sounds of something being dragged in the basement
Often footsteps are heard on the staircase along with
the sound of someone coming in the front door. Upon
inspection no one is found and the door is locked.
While sitting near his bedroom door scratching has been
heard against the door from the other side. Upon
inspection no one is found on the other side of the
Voices heard on the staircase and downstairs when the
owner is upstairs but the words can not be understood.
Also between the hours of 6 and 7AM a male and female
voice are heard having a conversation of which the words
Strong feelings of presence.
Unusual cold felt on the hands of one of the occupants
of the home with no explanation.
Items have moved of their own volition with no
Items in the kitchen area moved as well as cupboard
doors found open with no explanation. The prior owner
of the house experienced the same phenomena.
The sounds of a TV or radio playing softly in the
northern end of the home – upon inspection the sound
ceases and no TV or radio is found to be turned on.
Bathroom door open when left closed by the home owner
with no explanation as to who closed it.
The home owners nephew heard the voice and seen the face
of a recently deceased family member while in the
Basement lights often on when they have been left in the
Walking noises often heard on the main floor when
occupants are upstairs.
The home owner saw a white foggy image on the staircase
that dissolved away after a few seconds.
A visitor to the home heard a disembodied voice say the
A light bulb exploded in its sconce while the family was
talking about a deceased family member.
Upon our arrival
the client gave us a complete review and explanation of the paranormal
activity that has occurred. We took a tour of the home
with a brief explanation of the paranormal activity that
has been experienced. We began the investigation by
taking baseline EMF readings, temperatures throughout,
Geiger counter levels, and a general sketch of the floor
plan with several photographs both digital and
conventional taken. During this initial walk through we
let our audio recorders run so as to possibly capture
any stray EVP’s. Our investigators split into two
groups. One group covered downstairs and one group
upstairs. When each group was complete we switched
areas and then shared information with each other. The
basement area recorded temperatures between 58-60
degrees F. The first floor areas recorded temperatures
between 66-67 degrees F. The second floor recorded
temperatures of 64 – 68 degrees F. EMF and Geiger
counter readings registered as normal throughout with
only (1) exception. During our investigation our Geiger
counter reacted to an unknown rise (1/2 of a rad.) in
the field while in the basement. This occurred once
only and no reasonable explanation was found for the
anomaly, also the reading could not be recreated. EVP
sessions were conducted throughout the home with no
measurable success. Upon review of the photographic
evidence, no abnormal phenomena could be found.
CONCLUSION OF FINDINGS
all of the evidence collected at the site by the
investigative team contained no paranormal phenomena
with exception to the stray Geiger counter reading that
we could not readily recreate. Some of the reported
occurrences by the home owner could reasonably be
explained as non paranormal in nature. Given the above,
I can not say without a doubt in my mind that this home
is indeed haunted. While some of the eye witness
accounts were compelling or hard to explain, it is not
scientific proof of a haunt. If indeed haunted by
spirits, our investigators do not feel that they are
harmful in nature based on the experiences shared with
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