Private Residence in Racine, Wisconsin
Wausau Paranormal Research Society (aka: WPRS) was invited to investigate the building by the owner. The investigation took place on September 17 & 18, 2011. Investigators present included Blaschka and Williams.
WPRS members Blaschka and Williams arrived at the home at approximately 8:00 pm and met with the owner of the home and two of her friends. The client gave the group a walk-through of the empty home and the yard, pointing out places in which she has noted possible paranormal activities. After the walk-through was complete, Blaschka and Williams were allowed to spend the night in the empty home to complete the investigation.
Investigators immediately began to set up the digital video recorder with four infrared cameras at various locations throughout the home; kitchen area pointed at the master bedroom door, inside the master bedroom, inside the child’s bedroom facing the back wall, and inside child’s bedroom and pointed down the hallway toward the master bedroom. Additional equipment used during the investigation were a digital camera, digital voice recorders, radiation detector, Trifield electromagnetic field (EMF) meter, K-II meter, and an infrared thermal probe.
The air temperatures on the main floor and in the basement of the building fell within the expected and normal range with no severe spikes or abnormalities. The radiation detector was used during a sweep of the building by investigators Blaschka & Williams and no indication of abnormal radiation levels was found on the main floor. The basement area did have low radiation levels of between .00 to .06 rads. The higher levels were found near the floor drain closest to the water meter (.04 rads) and the water heater (.06 rads). The possibility exists that these levels in the basement are the result of radon gas, but this will only be confirmed or negated by a test for radon gas.
The EMF meter measured an average electromagnetic field between 1 mg and 4 mg in most areas of the home, with spikes in areas where electrical outlets or wiring is imbedded in the walls. These spikes are also found near large appliances. For example, the refrigerator area in this home’s kitchen spiked to 35 mg. NOTE: The master bedroom had an unusually high electromagnetic field in the corner directly in front of the bedroom door nearest to the kitchen area. A half-moon shaped area between the two master bedroom windows had electromagnetic spikes between 35 mg to 100+ mg, with extreme spikes (100+ mg) in the corner between the windows where the electrical meter sits on the outside of the home. Additionally, the basement had significant electromagnetic spikes near the water heater (100+ mg), the area below the master bedroom (50 - 100+ mg), shower (100+ mg), and furnace area (80 – 100+ mg). The high electromagnetic levels in the basement areas were associated with electrical wiring and/or large metal pipes which we assume may have been used to ground the electrical wiring system in the home.
Base of operations was set up in the kitchen of the building. The four infrared cameras were set up in the following locations: 1) Kitchen sink area facing the master bedroom door. 2) Master bedroom closet facing bedroom window and kitchen area door. 3) Inside child’s bedroom near closet facing back wall/ceiling. 4) Inside children’s room facing down hallway into master bedroom. As there were only two investigators the infrared cameras set up in the kitchen were only monitored during breaks.
Blaschka and Williams performed an EVP session which lasted from approximately 11:35 pm to 11:55 pm (9/17/11) in the master bedroom and a second EVP session in the living room from approximately 12:10 am to 12:30 am.
The infrared cameras were set up and began recording at approximately 10 pm. The cameras ran the entire night, even after investigators went to sleep on the floor in sleeping bags in the living room. During the night neither investigator had any personal experience which was believed to be paranormal in nature. The investigators arose at approximately 7:00 am and the infrared system was turned off at approximately 7:30 am.
After studying the available audio, video, and digital images from the investigation there were no unexplainable anomalies noted. Though no paranormal activity was noted during the investigation, this does not rule out the possibility that it has occurred in the past.
The WPRS team was surprised by the high electromagnetic fields in certain areas of the home, especially the master bedroom. These levels are undoubtedly the highest noted during any previous WPRS investigations. If the owner’s bed was located in or near the corner of the bedroom between the windows, and given the size and layout of the bedroom this is highly likely, such a high level electromagnetic field (100+ mg) could adversely affect someone sleeping or resting in that area. Additionally, anyone sensitive to high electromagnetic fields could also be adversely affected within a large portion of the master bedroom or the basement areas. Such adverse affects, depending upon the individual, could range from mild discomfort to possible visual and audio hallucinations. To rule out any manmade causes of unexplained activity in the home, a home inspection by a licensed electrician is highly suggested to ascertain whether the electromagnetic fields could be reduced or greatly eliminated.