Private Residence in Central Wisconsin
The structure is a ranch style home located in a middle class neighborhood. The home was built in the late 1960’s. The builders lived in the home until the mid to late 1990’s. The male builder passed away on December 25, 1995 at a nursing home. His wife passed on July 3, 1998 in a nursing home as well. The family placed the house up for sale while the builders wife was still living and our client purchased it and moved into the residence in 1997. A few weeks after moving in they began to experience paranormal activity in various areas of the building. During the past two years the activity has increased. The last 6 months even more activity has occurred with recent attacks to the client's daughter. She has experienced three claw like scratches to her right leg and left arm on two separate occasions.
The family has been losing sleep, especially the daughter. They wish for us to debunk some of the activity as well as validate some of the claims. They also hope that we can calm the activity down or stop it all together.
Paranormal Activity Reported
Activity occurring in the home includes:
· The client and her daughter have been awakened by unseen hands on several occasions.
· The female parent has been awakened while sleeping on the couch in her living room several times. Something unseen has tickled her feet and tugged her hair.
· Electronics turn on randomly.
· Male and female voices and/or sounds have been heard by all members of the family.
· Windows and doors found open with no explanation found.
· Footsteps and pacing can be heard at times in the hallway outside the daughter's bedroom, coming in the side entrance and down the basement steps.
· Shadows have been seen in the daughter's bedroom area.
· The daughter has heard on several occasions a young female voice say “hello” or “hi” from the adjacent hallway to her bedroom.
· The female parent has experienced more than a half dozen times a skunky odor in the living room area that appears suddenly and dissipates quickly with no apparent origin.
· The daughter experienced a touching sensation to her left arm while sleeping. In the morning she had three parallel scratches on her left arm.
· The daughter described hearing a low male moan early one morning while lying in her bed. At about the same time she felt the sensation of cold and pressure on her right leg under her covers. Upon inspection of her leg she had three parallel scratches on her that leg.
· Tapping has been heard on the daughter's bedroom wall with no explanation as to the source of the sound.
· The client’s husband has heard unintelligible voices in the kitchen/living room area.
· The client’s husband has also seen a white mist form in the living room area near the front door on one occasion.
· The female parent has heard a female voice say “what are you doing” while in the living room.
· The client’s grandsons playing blocks moved on their own in the living room area.
· A friend of the client's daughter while sleeping overnight experienced her air mattress being pulled by unseen hands in the basement area.
The WPRS investigated the home on Friday February 24, 2012 from approximately 6:30pm to 11:30PM. Investigators Blaschka, Beaudry, Duginski and Luisier were present. The client gave us a tour of the property and explained where the above activity had occurred in the home. The walk thru of the property was recorded with digital audio recorders. After the tour of the property was complete, Blaschka and Beaudry interviewed the client and her daughter in the client’s bedroom area. After completion of that interview the client’s departed the property.
Basic equipment used during the investigation included digital cameras, digital voice recorders, Tri Field Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) meter, a 4 channel DVR camera system, K-2 meter, Infrared and Full Spectrum cameras and infrared/ambient thermal probes. A DVR camera was placed in the daughter’s bedroom and one was placed in the living room area.
We began by obtaining temperature, EMF readings and a sketch of the floor plan was drafted. Also many infrared and full spectrum photographs were taken in various areas inside the home. The main level had temperatures between 62 and 72 degrees, with EMF readings at or near 0 Milligauss. The basement temperatures were between 51 and 64 degrees with EMF readings between 0.2 and 0.6 Milligauss throughout. There were no Geiger readings obtained during the evening. During the collection of our base line readings we found no anomalous EMF or temperature variances.
After our base readings were collected we formed a group of two investigators to perform an EVP session in the daughter’s bedroom and one session in the living room. Two investigators always stayed behind to monitor the DVR system and the other investigators used digital voice recorders to try to collect audio evidence of paranormal activity (Electronic Voice Phenomena or EVP.) We switched out the camera monitoring persons during each EVP session and only one session was conducted at a time to avoid the chance of noise contamination. Upon later review of our EVP evidence we found several recordings that may have produced evidence of paranormal activity. During our walk thru tour a young female voice can be heard outside of the client's daughter's bedroom saying “hi”. Further into that recording a mumbling voice can be heard saying three separate words that were unintelligible. The second session (interview) was conducted in the owner’s bedroom. Beaudry and Blaschka captured several recordings during the interview of breathy gasps. Also during the beginning of Beaudry’s taping and near the end of Blaschka’s a tapping noise can be heard during the recording that was not physically heard during the interview. It should also be noted that Blaschka did not have Beaudry’s tapping noises on his tape recording and Beaudry likewise did not have Blaschka’s tapping noises on his recording. The EVP sessions in the bedroom and living room produced no anomalous sounds. Upon review of our photographs we found nothing anomalous.
During the investigation we spoke out loud several times to whatever presence may happen to be in the home. We laid out ground rules about what the family would like followed. We relayed the fact that the clients are uncomfortable with certain activity and asked that they abide by these basic rules when the clients are residing in the home. We also asked that it not scratch, touch or hurt the client's daughter or her mother.
Conclusion and Recommendations
Upon review and consideration of all the evidence collected we feel that it is likely that the clients have been experiencing paranormal activity. The nature of that activity is somewhat uncertain. There are two possibilities, one being more likely than the other.
The first explanation could be that the family is experiencing an intelligent haunting. This type of activity is indicative of the experiences that the family has been experiencing. We have validated some of that activity thru the EVP’s that we have obtained. Ninety five percent of the activity that has been reported is typical of this sort of haunt. The basic cure for this type of activity would be to have the family talk to whatever is there, lay down ground rules and coexist with that spirit. Generally things will quite down and the family will be more at peace and no longer frightened.
The second explanation and more likely the cause in this writer’s opinion is that the family has been experiencing the effects of a Territorial Demon. A territorial demon is a demon that has laid claim to a property. Put another way, the demon will know the entire history of the property. It will know who has lived there, what happened, when it happened, how it happened, why it happened, etc. This gives it the advantage to mimic past events, and make the home owner believe that it is something other than a negative entity. A key factor in determining if it is an intelligent haunt verses a demonic entity is the fact that a human spirit will not physically harm someone.
It is likely that sometime during the past someone unknowingly invited a negative entity on to the property. This could have been caused by the current home owner or previous owners going back several decades.
In closing I recommend that we locate any tool that may have been used to communicate or invite the unwanted entity and remove it from the property. The family will need to have their house blessed by a trusted reverend or pastor of a church institution. Any negative activity that may be occurring in the home must stop immediately. Lastly, the family must not be fearful or show any fear as the entity will feed off of this energy and become stronger. This being said the family should not provoke either.
Following these simple rules and procedures may eliminate the current issues within the home. Further follow up will be conducted with the family to try and resolve this issue.
Re-Investigation on May 26, 2012
Once again we were contacted by the client as activity had begun to increase. The client reported to me that her daughter had experienced some activity again. She reported that she had seen movement and shadows in the area of her bedroom as well as in the adjacent hallway. She also experienced a situation while she was descending the stairs to the basement when she was pushed while on the stairs by a shadowy figure, this shadowy figure ascended the staircase past her. The client has experienced some of the same activity as in the past but she stated that she feels that it has increased since her daughter told the entities to leave her alone. No malicious activity (other than the push on the staircase) has occurred since our last visit which included the prior scratching on the client’s daughter.
We arrived at the property on May 26, 2012 at approximately 7:00 PM. We asked the clients to vacate their home prior to our arrival. We used this approach because during our previous two visits we captured EVP activity within the first 15 minutes of arriving at the property. We entered the property ready with our equipment and with audio recorders on. We did this in hopes of capturing more activity by surprise.
During our investigation we conducted two separate group EVP sessions. One session was conducted in the upstairs hallway area and the other conducted in the basement. Both sessions yielded results however results that are not entirely clear. The session conducted in the hallway was interesting but not conclusive as to whether it was paranormal in nature. We placed equipment on each end of the hallway that could detect changes in magnetic fields. Once during the session we asked whatever may be present to try and activate our equipment. Shortly thereafter one meter sound and a split second later the other one sounded on the other end of the home. While this anomaly is unusual it is not proof positive that it is paranormal. We did obtain one EVP in the hallway area during our walk thru. What we captured sounds like a female voice saying “hum”.
The EVP session in the basement of the home captured one EVP. The sound heard is not intelligible. The other EVP was captured on the basement staircase during the initial walk thru. Investigator Beaudry heard a female voice say “no”. Upon review of the recording a faint “no” is heard. Also during our session in the basement one of the interior doors opened on its own. No reasonable explanation could be found for this.
We also took numerous amounts of photographs in every area of the home with basic digital equipment as well as with a digital full spectrum camera. No anomalous photos were captured.
Once again, during this investigation we further spoke aloud to the spirits that reside in the residence and laid down rules that they must follow in order to remain in the home. The family has also been supplied with a contact from a local church. The church will perform a house blessing for the family at their request if they wish. Our group will continue to stay in contact with the family for any support that they may need.