File No: 08-07-007
Location: Quakertown – Bucks County, PA
Date and Duration:
Recently after moving in to this home, the family began to hear strange noises, such as the sound of doors opening and closing and general rustling and walking noises coming from the 1st floor. The sounds sometimes appeared to be coming from the basement and, other times, from the 3rd floor. The client has gone into the basement and reports that a door to a storage room will be open when she knows it was closed tightly with objects in front of it. The objects also are reported to be moved. On the other side of the basement, a pull-string light is reported to turn on and off by itself. An AM/FM radio on the 2nd floor had turned on by itself while the power button remained in the off position. All of the young children refuse to sleep in their bedrooms and there are claims that the three month old baby is extremely uncomfortable in her crib only after moving into this house. One of the clients also claims to have witnessed a male apparition in the basement.
The photo to the left shows the basement area where a pull-string light turns on and off by itself. The photo to the right is where a basement storage room door opens by itself. An apparition of a man has also been seen in this room.
Voice Phenomenon) Audio:
Recorder #3 (Digital – 2nd Floor) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
Recorder was stationary in the 2nd floor hallway.
Recorder #4 (Digital – mobile) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation. Recorder was mobile with investigators and used for EVP sessions.
EMF (Electro Magnetic Field):
Standard baseline readings were taken throughout the buildings and outlying areas. Abnormally high levels of EMF’S were measured in the area near the front entrance door and living room area near the couch and stairway to the second floor, along with the baby’s room on the 2nd floor, in the area of the crib. Constant readings of 4 to 6 milligauss were measured with little fluctuation. No abnormal readings were present during the investigation after all lights were turned off. Nearing the end of the investigation, investigators turned on all lights, one by one, in an attempt to locate the cause of the high EMF’S measured during the initial sweep of the residence. When the switch was turned on for the ceiling fan lights, high EMF’S were again measured in the living room area and baby’s room. A second light switch on the same outlet was then activated and this increased the level of EMF’S emitted in these areas.
Investigator Feelings /
Lauren – At the same time Mark heard the sigh, Lauren turned to ask Mark if he had just whispered something. Mark confirmed that it was not him. No source was found for the mutual experience.
Tim – While in the basement area, off the back room in the storage room to the right, Tim felt what he thought was his necklace being tugged from behind.
All investigators had experiences hearing sounds coming from the living room area of the house while sitting in the dining room. Sounds such as knocking, items sliding on the floor and the sound much like our DVR camera cords being dropped on the floor were all experienced coming from the living room. While in the baby’s room on the 2nd floor, Mark and Lauren also heard noises coming from the finished attic area above them.
At various times
throughout the investigation, investigators heard many sounds that
appeared to be coming from the living room area of the house. After
reviewing all the audio recording equipment, each sound that was heard
and logged by investigators could be traced back to the investigation
team that was present in the basement at the time. The sounds from the
basement carry through the hardwood floor and echo in the living room
as if the noise actually originated in the living room. Several other
knocking sounds were heard that evening, but the possibility of outside
contamination could not be ruled out. The source of the noises Mark and
Lauren heard from the attic area could not be established.
A possible EVP of a whisper was
captured in the living room area of the home during the time both
investigative teams were logged in to the command center. The command
center was set up in the dining room area, which is open to the living
room, and any conversation that took place would be recorded by the
living room audio recorder. We can not totally rule out the possibility
that the EVP was caused by one of our four investigators or one of the
clients present. We had taken a short break at the time of the
recording. The EVP, however, does not seem to fit with any conversation
heard in the background and everyone present was instructed not to
whisper during the investigation. It seems unlikely that it would
have been one of the people present.
The claims of the door opening in the
basement on its own and a basement light that turns on and off by
itself were looked at in depth. We were not able to find any logical
explanation for these occurrences, nor did we witness them.
The investigation conducted on this particular date gave inconclusive results for paranormal activity and no undeniable proof of a haunting was discovered. ThePPA will continue to work with this family and in no way discredits the accounts of activity that they have reported.