CASE REVIEW- PRIVATE RESIDENCE – SOUTHERN, WI
On May 23, 2008
at approximately 6:30 pm, Wausau Paranormal Research
Society Investigators James Coscio, Angela Spialek,
and Shawn Blaschka investigated the clients residence in
Southern, Wisconsin. The family reported paranormal
activity occurs on a regular basis. The most noticeable
incidents have been experienced between 10:30 pm and
5:00 am. All family members and a few of their close
friends are witness to these events. The client has
lived in the residence since September of 2007. The
family believes some of the activity may be from a
deceased family member who met an untimely end, and may
have a message for the family.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY THAT WAS REPORTED
Family members and friends have experienced feelings of
being watched by someone or something in different areas
of the home.
• Phantom noises of crashing pots, pans and knives from
the kitchen area are often heard. When the family
investigates, there is nothing out of order.
• Electrical phenomenon, lights, stereo, and television
will turn on and off without anyone near the items.
• When the couple sleeps they are suddenly awakened by a
strong presence and report the feeling of being watched
from the doorway in
the master bedroom.
• The children have reported a black shadow person on
the wall in the downstairs family room (the former pool
area) of the house.
• One of the children has reported hearing disembodied
male voices having a discussion outside of his bedroom
window. The content is indiscernible except for that
male voices can be recognized.
• A softball sized orb has been witnessed on the
stairwell leading down to the family room from the
kitchen by the eldest boy,
and girl at the residence.
youngest female child in the residence has had lengthy
conversations and plays with an unseen female presence
on a regular
basis that appears to be friendly and protective.
• The family's two dogs refuse to go downstairs via a
stairwell located in the family room (formerly a pool
• Family members have caught movements out of the corner
of their eyes, as if someone were in the room or walking
past the doors.
• Family members report having been touched or lightly
brushed by unseen hands.
• Small items such as keys; papers; and pictures have
been moved from their original spots. At times, the
pictures are turned
from their original positions and placed face down from
inside a locked cabinet.
•One family member witnessed an apparition of a former
family member, now deceased. The deceased family member
was seen standing
in the front yard looking into the living room window.
She appeared in the custom Harley Davidson Jacket and
same pair of jeans which
she was dressed in at her funeral in 2005. When the
family member looked again, she had disappeared.
• The children reported that they locked the doors prior
to going to bed and have often found the same doors
unlocked and sometimes open when checked later. It
should be noted that the deceased family member was
buried with a house key.
used the following equipment: Natural and Tri-Field EMF
Meters; Thermal Temperature Probes; Digital Cameras;
Digital voice recorders; analog Geiger counter; and a
notepad and pen for sketching the layout of the home.
The clients gave us a tour of the home and a brief
explanation of the paranormal activity that has been
experienced by the family. Prior to the beginning of
the investigation, baseline readings, measurements, and
temperatures were taken. The first floor areas recorded
temperatures between 60-68 degrees. EMF and Geiger
counter readings registered as normal. The only
fluctuations recorded were near the electrical outlets
and appliances in the home. EVP sessions were conducted
throughout the home by Coscio; Spialek; Blaschka; and
Brogli. In the master bedroom two EVP's were collected
by Blaschka and Brogli. The first, was a whispered,
"Hello?" in responseto a question asking, “Is there
anyone here who would like to speak with us?” We
received a second response in a woman's voice stating,
"I touched your hand" when Blaschka asked if someone
just touched his hand. Blaschka and Brogli also
captured two EVP's in the family room (former pool
site). The first was a whispered, "Do it" and the second
was a resounding "sigh".Photographs were taken of all
areas with digital cameras. An interestingphotograph
was captured by Coscio, in the kitchen, facing back
towards the dining room doorway. The photograph
revealed a black
silhouette of what we believe to be a woman leaning
against the frame of the doorway. This investigator
believes it may possibly be the deceased relative.
The investigators had personal experiences in the Master
Bedroom of the home. The deceased family member was in
this room prior to passing away. Investigators Blaschka
and Brogli reported being touched multiple times on the
face and arms commenting, "It felt as if spider webs
were hanging down from the ceiling". The sensation was
also described as if someone was just barely touching
the ends of the hairs on your face and arms.
CONCLUSION OF FINDINGS
all case materials (including photographs, EVP's and eye
witness accounts), there is definitely an elevated level
of paranormal activity occurring at the residence which
chooses to interact and communicate with the family
members. I believe a second investigation of the
residence is warranted. We would like to shoot video of
the Master Bedroom and the Family Room (former pool
area) in more controlled conditions
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