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
System with four IR cameras
w/ night shot (1)
Motion Sensor (2)
EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) AUDIO:
(Digital Voice Recorder) No physical evidence captured on
this device at the
time of the investigation. VR1 was stationary in the 2nd
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.
DVR Cam1 - (2nd
floor master bedroom) No physical evidence captured on this device at
of the investigation.
Camcorder #1 – (mobile with investigators) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
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.
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.