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File No: 10-01-037
The PPA Investigation at Parker House Tavern
Location:  Scranton City - Lackawanna County



Investigation Date and Duration:
January 2, 2010 6:30pm -1200am


Location Status:
This is a two story residence with a full basement occupied by two adults, a teenager and two dogs.



Reported Activity:
The clients have reported hearing voices, being pushed, having a door open and close by itself and seeing a black mass along with strange feelings in the basement.


Equipment:
DVR System with four IR cameras
Digital Cameras(2)
Digital Voice Recorders (4) 

EMF gauge (4)
Camcorders w/night shot (2)
Flashlights
Motion Sensor (2)
Thermometer (2)

Laser (1)

Investigators Present:

Mark

Lauren

Paulette

Al


Paranormal Weather:
Geomagnetic Field: Quiet
Solar X-Rays: Active
PWO: Average

Moon Phase: 94% of full, waning gibbous

Technical Notes: 

Nothing to report



AUDIO and EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon):

VR1 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary on wall ledge between living room and dining room) At 10:12PM, this device recorded an audio anomaly, possibly an evp. It is difficult to understand what is being said, however, investigator contamination was ruled out and no source for the sound could be found. The sound appears six seconds into the clip immediately after Lauren says, "You don't have to go far".HTML5 Audio Player

VR2 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in basement) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

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

VR4 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in 2nd floor teens bedroom) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

VIDEO:

DVR Cam1 – (Viewing basement - furnace area) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

DVR Cam2 - (Viewing teen’s bedroom and hallway) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam3 - (Viewing dining room) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam4 - (Viewing living room and stair case) No 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.

Camcorder #2 – (Mobile with investigators) No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.




Photographs:
No photos of evidential value were discovered.



EMF (Electro Magnetic Field):
Standard baseline readings were taken throughout the building with expected spikes near electrical appliances. No anomalous readings were recorded. Elevated readings were recorded throughout the living room on the first floor of the home and highly elevated readings were measured in the basement area. These elevated fields are believed to be generated by the electric wiring running along the ceiling area of the basement, the main power line grounded to the city water line coming into the home and the highest levels from an air purifier in the basement that was fund to emit emf readings near 2000 mg. These high readings in the living room and basement can cause distorted perceptions and feelings by people hyper-sensitive to those fields and would be a contributing factor to the “creepy” feelings reported in the basement.




Investigator Feelings / Experiences:
Mark-
Nothing to report

Lauren- Nothing to report

Paulette- Nothing to report

Al- Nothing to report



Conclusion:
During the investigation on this particular date, investigators were able to measure elevated emf levels in the living room area of the first floor and extremely high emf levels in the basement. These levels were traced to various electrical wiring and an air purifier located in the basement. High levels of emfs are associated with uneasy feelings, chills, the feeling of being watched, hallucinations and other physical or psychological effects for those people who are hyper-sensitive to these fields. In the case of the activity reported at this location, these high fields can be causing the creepy feelings reported in the basement and seeing quick shadow like objects moving, however, these fields do not account for other activity such as items being moved from one place to another or doors opening and closing by themselves. Additionally, a persistent cold spot midway up the staircase is believed to be naturally caused by a poorly insulated ceiling and openings in the ceiling tiles. Nothing paranormal is believed to be associated with the cold spot.

Investigators reported having no experiences during the investigation other than some fluctuations in the basement emf levels, but it is believed that as the heating system cycles, occasionally turning on and off, power levels through the electrical systems cuse this fluctuation. Although some natural causes may have been found for some reported experiences at this location, due to the lack of hard evidence for or against a haunting, it can not be determined at this time whether paranormal activity is occurring based solely on this investigation and further assessment is required. At the request of the clients, a psychic medium will be brought in to provide psychic impressions of the location in an attempt to get a broader perspective of the activity and to provide assistance in reducing the activity.

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