The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation
HOME MEMBERS MISSION EQUIPMENT METHODS CASE FILES INVESTIGATION REQUEST CONTACT US
 


    BACK
File No: 09-05-016
The PPA Investigation
Location:  Confidential Location, PA – Luzerne County

 

Investigation Date and Duration:
March 20th, 2009    Arrive 7:00pm / Depart 12:00am
March 21st, 2009    Arrive 7:00pm / Depart 12:00am



Location Status:
Multi-section, multi-level  manufacturing building.



Reported Activity:
For years, employees and visitors alike have reported seeing the apparition of a little girl, the apparition of a man and have heard strange noises in different areas of the building. A security camera system has recorded mist type anomalies in different hallways and doors opening and closing by themselves.




Equipment:
Digital Cameras (4)
Digital Voice Recorders (6)
EMF gauge (4)
Camcorders w/night shot (4)
IR Boosters (4)
Flashlights
Thermometers (1)

  


Investigators Present:
Day#1          Day#2
Mark                Mark
Lauren               Bob
Chris                 Paulette
Tim                  Janine 
Rich                 Ken
Bob 

Location Weather:
Cold - low 30's, dry and clear
Geomagnetic Field: Quiet
Solar X-Rays:  Normal
PWO:  Average




Technical Notes:
- Due to the lack of electricity in some areas and the large size of this location, no DVR system was used. All hand held equipment was utilized during this investigation.



AUDIO and EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon):

DAY#1 (Northern Section)

VR1 (Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with Team 1) The sound of a dog bark was picked up on VR1 at 10:35PM in the large, center section of the second floor and was not heard or acknowledged by investigators. Although outside contamination may somehow have unknowingly been a cause, the bark seems to come from inside the building close to investigators and again was not heard by the investigators. It is being listed here for future reference for the client in the event any paranormal claims of dog activity is witnessed.

VR2 (Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with Team 3) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

VR3 (Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with Team 2) VR3 captured an EVP in the form of a voice on the 1st floor at 11:08PM. What is being said and whether it is a male or a female voice can not be identified with any certainty. During this period there was no talking and investigator contamination was ruled out. Investigators did not hear this voice at the time. The voice was also picked up by Camcorder #1 on Day1, see below video section. The voice can be heard  10 seconds into the below audio clip. 


VR4
(Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with Team 3) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

DAY#2 (Southern Section)

VR1 (Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with Team 1) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation. VR3 was mobile with investigators.

VR2 (Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with Team 2) This device captured the sound of multiple footsteps at 10:06PM on the third floor, storage shelf area. Three investigators heard and reacted to the sound and thought that an actual person was on the floor with them rather than anything paranormal. The area was checked and no one was present. During the time of the footsteps all three investigators were together doing some KII and EVP work and were standing still. Footsteps can be heard even after they call out “hello”. At no time during this clip were investigators moving and all footsteps that sounds like a hard soled shoe are not from our staff.  It even sounds like footsteps walk away at a faster rate.  Also refer to the below Day2 Camcorder #2 video section which also recorded the event.


At 11:31PM, this device recorded the sound of a whispering, woman's voice. The sound can be heard at 25 seconds just after Bobby asks, "Are you with us?"


VR3 (Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with Team 2) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation. VR3 was mobile with investigators.

VIDEO: 


DAY#1
(Northern Section)

Camcorder #1 – (Mobile with Team 2) Captured an EVP in the form of a voice on the 1st floor at 11:08PM. What is being said and whether it is a male or a female voice can not be identified with any certainty. During this period there was no talking and investigator contamination was ruled out. Investigators did not hear this voice at the time. The voice was also picked up by VR3 on Day1- see above audio section.  The sound can be heard 41 seconds into the clip.



Camcorder #2 (Mobile with Team 3) Recorded KII activity on the 1st and 3rd floors. Refer to below EMF section for details.

Camcorder #3(Mobile with Team 1) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

DAY#2 (Southern Section)

Camcorder #1 – (Mobile with Team 1) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

Camcorder #2(Mobile with Team 2) This device captured the sound of multiple footsteps at 10:06PM on the third floor, storage shelf area. Three investigators heard and reacted to the sound and thought that an actual person was on the floor with them rather than anything paranormal. The area was immediately checked and no one was present. During the time of the footsteps all three investigators were together doing some KII and EVP work and were standing still. Also refer to VR2 on Day2 in the audio section above where the footsteps are more prevalent. Here is the actual footage as recorded by Camcorder #2 with an intro from one of the investigators. The footsteps are best heard right after Bob asks Mark on the walkie talkie if he was upstairs.




Photographs: 
No photos of evidential value were discovered.




EMF (Electro Magnetic Field):

-  In the southern building at this location, steady and constant EMF readings of 1.5mg to 4-6mg were measured on the western side of the building in the two last southern rooms. These readings were consistent with levels that would radiate from high voltage lines that are present outside the building in this area.

- During EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) questioning sessions in the end room and next to end room on the 1st floor on Day#1, a K2 EMF meter would seemingly respond to questions at times but failed to respond to questions at other times. Despite the inconsistency in responses to some questioning, the fact that the K2 was so active with no known source was interesting in itself. Many prior sweeps of this area revealed no EMF fields or fluctuations. Upon moving to the 3rd floor, the same team had more K2 activity, seemingly answering some questions but not all, however indicating that some type of electromagnetic field was present in an area that should have no fields. 






Investigator Feelings / Experiences:

DAY#1
Mark None 
Lauren None
Bob - None
Tim – Witness to K2 activity on Day1 with Chris and the Client.
Chris – While assembling with the group at the start of the investigation, Chris observed what looked like a shadow figure run across the end of a hallway from right to left. The area was inspected and a stairwell was found on the right side in this area but directly across was a wall. No one was present in that area at the time of the experience to make the shadow. Chris was also a witness to the K2 activity on Day1 with Tim and the Client.
Rich – Just before Chris said he saw the shadow figure at the end of the hall, Rich was near Chris and later said it felt like something was going on at the end of the hall and got his attention.


DAY#2
Mark -
None
Janine
- None
Paulette
While passing through an area of the 3rd floor near the walkway to the main building, Paulette saw what looked like a shadow figure move from left to right and move into a different room. This was the same area where people have reported seeing an apparition of a man. Later, while investigating this floor, Paulette heard what sounded like a woman's voice or a little girl's voice along with Bob hearing the same thing. A short time later, Paulette, Bob and Ken heard multiple footsteps in this area and thought that a real “living” person was in the room with them. No one was found.
Bob
Also experienced the young girls voice on the 3rd floor and heard the disembodied footsteps. Just prior to this, Bob saw what looked like the back end of a long dress pass by a set of shelves and immediately checked the area with no one found.
Ken
Ken was the 3rd witness to the footsteps that occurred on the 3rd floor.


Conclusion:
During the course of this two night investigation, investigators had many personal experiences and feelings in various areas of the building. A few unusual events of significance took place, such as KII EMF meter activity and very loud footsteps being heard with no known cause. Several EVP'S were captured by our recorders and the voices were not heard by investigators at the time of the recordings.

With the variety of events that took place at this location during the two night investigation along with reports of activity by employees and visitors to the property, The PPA feels that there is activity occurring at this location and the claims of the witnesses may have validity. Based solely on the evidence, there is not enough information at this time to establish whether a residual haunting is occurring or whether an intelligent or interactive spirit or spirits are occupying the property. The PPA will continue to work with the clients to try and further document the activity and will return to this site for follow up investigations.

 

 
 





Copyright 2014 The Pennsylvania Paranormal AssociationTM All rights reserved.
All content is the property of this website and The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association
TM