Private Residence in Ringle, Wisconsin
The residence is a private home that was built in 2005. The family started experiencing possible paranormal activity in 2010. The property was traced back to 1855 to the original owner William Smith. In 1855 the U.S Government gave plots of land to soldiers of war and military service, called the Bounty Land Act. William Smith was a private in the War of 1812. William passed down the property to his son Jesse. The property was bought and sold or passed down though the generations five more times, since Jesse Smith owned it, until the current family bought the land in 2005.
Paranormal Activity Reported
· Kitchen cupboards and drawers will open on their own.
· Objects move
· Gas fireplace will turn on by itself, lights turn on & off on their own
· Hearing a voice of a “little girl” singing outside
· Having hair gently touched while lying on the sofa
· Having the bed sheet lift up and feet being touched while lying in bed
· Dogs growling or uneasy for no apparent reason
The WPRS investigated on Friday, September 23rd, 2011 from approximately 7:30pm to 12:00 am. Investigators Beaudry, Blaschka and Spialek were present. Equipment used during the investigation included a digital video recorder (DVR) system, three digital infrared cameras, Trifield EMF meter, three digital voice recorders, thermal probe, digital camera and a K-2 EMF meter.
The client and the clients mother gave us a tour of the residence, while explaining the different paranormal activity that they have experienced in the home.
After the tour, temperature and EMF readings were taken thoughout the home. The main level of the home had temperatures of 68-70 degrees and EMF readings between .5 to 1.5 milligauss. During the investigation, there were no anomalous EMF or temperature readings.
WPRS members began the investigation by looking into some of the claims that cupboard drawers would open on there own. WPRS did notice that if one of the cabinet drawers was not totally closed all the way tight, the natural movement around the kitchen can cause the drawer to open on its own a bit, especially if there was more weight directed to the front of the drawer.
Investigators Blaschka and Spialek conducted an EVP session in the kitchen and dining room area. After reviewing all the EVP recordings and digital photographs, no evidence was found in that area.
Investigators Beaudry, Blaschka and Spialek conducted a second EVP session outside of the residence. Once again after reviewing all the EVP recordings and digital photographs, no evidence was found in that area.
A third EVP session was conducted in the master bedroom by investigators Beaudry and Blaschka. Both investigators were sitting on the bed, with one recorder at the foot of the bed and the other near the head between the two investigators. No unusual activity was noticed by either investigator while conducting the EVP session, but after reviewing the digital recorders a few unexplainable noises and voices were picked up.
· Both Investigators were sitting on the bed and both digital recorders were turned on. The recorder that was placed at the foot of the bed picked up a series of 6 to 7 footsteps across the hardwood bedroom floor.
· While asking the question, “are you a member of the Smith family, William or Jesse?” A faint voice was picked up saying, “Jesse”.
· While making a statement, “if you walk in front of it or waive your hand by it”, an unidentified voice and words can be heard in the background.
· While asking a question, an unidentified humming voice was heard in the background.
· While asking the question, “If that was you, can you do something, tell me your name?” an unidentified voice was faintly heard in the background.
During the last EVP session in the master bedroom, the digital EVP recordings that were picked up and recorded.
· The sounds of 6 to 7 foot steps walking across the hardwood bedroom floor.
· When asking a direct question on who was there, the name “Jesse” was replied.
· Several unidentified voices were faintly heard, we were unable to make out exactly what was being said?
Upon reviewing the EVP evidence and taking into consideration the family’s reports of paranormal activity, it is highly likely that the residence or property is haunted with some sort of intelligent haunting. The haunting does not seem malicious or demonic in nature. While conducting some of the EVP sessions, WPRS members instructed and laid down some rules that the spirits may remain in the residence, but must stop interacting with the family, including the client's mother.