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 File No: 08-10-010

Location: Scranton City, PA – Lackawanna County



Investigation Date and Duration:
December 6th, 2008   Arrive 7:00 PM / Depart 12:00 AM

 

 

Reported Activity:
Since moving in approximately three months ago, shadows have been seen by the occupants of the home, especially near the staircase on the first floor. Feelings in the bedroom of not being alone have been felt. A small child in the residence, on occasion, looks up at the ceiling and appears to be talking and laughing at something that can’t be seen by others. Mysterious puddles of water have been found in various locations throughout the house. One of the men living at this location woke up with scratches on his arm that he couldn’t explain. Some digital pictures the client has taken in the home appear to have areas of a white fog anomaly. 

 
 

 

Location Status:
This is a three story, four bedroom home currently occupied by four adults and one child.

 

           



Equipment:

DVR System with four IR cameras 

Digital Cameras (1)

Digital Voice Recorders (4)

EMF gauge (2)

PC Computer 

Camcorders w/ night shot (1)

IR Boosters (1)

Flashlights

Motion Sensor (2) 

Thermometer



Investigators Present:
Mark 
Lauren




Location Weather:
Cold with light snow



Fourth floor Bedroom where shadows are seen.

Technical Notes:
Factored in dog barking next door and steam heat noise during review 

 

 

 

EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) AUDIO:

VR1 (Digital Voice Recorder) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation. VR1 was stationary in the 2nd floor master bedroom.

VR2 (Digital Voice Recorder) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation. VR2 was stationary in the living room.
 

VR3 (Digital Voice Recorder) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation. VR3 was stationary in the basement. 

VR4 (Digital Voice Recorder) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation. VR4 was stationary in the 4th floor bedroom.

 

 

Video:

DVR Cam1 - (2nd floor master bedroom) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam2 - (Dining room viewing living room) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam3 - (1st floor staircase) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam4 - (4th floor bedroom) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

Camcorder #1 (mobile with investigators) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.





Photographs:
No photos of evidential value were discovered.

2nd Floor Hallway where strange feelings occur and high EMF'S were measured.

EMF (Electro Magnetic Field):
Standard baseline readings were taken throughout the residence and outlying areas with expected spikes near electrical appliances. High EMF level were recorded in the area of the 1st and 2nd floor staircases and their adjoining hallway. Constant high EMF levels were recorded in the area of the 2nd floor hallway, near the entrance to the staircase leading to the third floor. The EMF levels increased when the hallway lights were turned on and the EMF field increased to encompass the area at the bottom of the 1st floor staircase, the 2nd floor hallway near the staircase to the 3rd floor, and the staircase to the 3rd floor.



 

 

Investigator Feelings / Experiences 

Mark None

Lauren While in the living room setting up for the investigation, Lauren heard what sounded like a stack of books fall over. Upon inspection of the area, nothing was found to be out of place.

   

 

 

Conclusion:
During this investigation, investigators discovered high EMF levels in the area of the first and second floor staircases and their adjoining hallway. Constant high EMF levels were recorded in the area of the second floor hallway near the entrance to the staircase leading to the third floor. The EMF levels increased when the hallway lights were turned on and the EMF field increased to encompass the area at the bottom of the first floor staircase, the second floor hallway near the staircase to the third floor and the staircase to the third floor. These high EMF levels should be considered as possible causes for the feelings of being watched or the feeling that someone else was present, which the clients reported. High EMF levels can cause a “creepy” feeling to people who are sensitive to EMF fields and the electrical wiring in this area was causing high EMF fields.

Although Lauren had a personal experience of hearing what sounded like a stack of books falling over, the source of the noise could not be found and a personal experience in itself can not be considered proof of paranormal activity without being supported by other evidence.

No paranormal cause could be found for the puddles of water that the clients reported finding throughout the house, but a cat who also resides at the residence can not be totally ruled out as a factor, although the family does not believe the puddles were cat urine. The puddles began just after the family moved into this house and have not occurred for some time. After checking with a veterinarian, the possibility exists that the cat was reacting this way from being moved to a new location and later adjusted to the new home. With this in mind, we must still consider the cat as a possible cause for the puddles.

The cat also can not be totally ruled out for the cause of the scratches to one of the men living at the house since the scratches occurred while he was sleeping.

Due to the lack of paranormal activity on this particular date and the added possibility for natural causes of some of the experiences, no undeniable proof of spiritual activity was discovered. It is the recommendation of The PPA to have the clients continue to monitor the residence and keep a log of any unusual activity to determine a pattern that can be looked at again at a later date. 


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