The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 10-11-047
PA Paranormal Association Evidence Review
Location: Upper Darby, PA - Delaware County

Investigation Date and Duration:
March 30, 2010 6:00pm -12:30am


Location Status: 
Private three story residence occupied by two adults, four children and one infant.

Reported Activity:
The clients have reported extreme activity occurring over the past three years including chairs being stacked on tables, hearing footsteps, doors being blocked by items, lights turning on by themselves, children's toys being turned on, items being thrown around a room, the refrigerator being emptied out onto the floor, the neighbors seeing lights come on and shadows moving inside when no one is home, an electric keyboard played notes by itself just to name a few experiences.

DVR System with three IR cameras
Digital Cameras (2)
Digital Voice Recorders (4) 

External Microphones (2)

Motion Activated IR Cameras (2)

EMF gauge (3)
Camcorders w/night shot (2)
Thermometer (2)
Full Spectrum Camcorder (1)

Investigators Present:





Location Weather:
Geomagnetic Field: Normal
Solar X-Rays: Quiet
PWO: Average
Moon Phase: 100% of full - Full Moon

Technical Notes:

Bobby's IR camcorder had turned off three times while recording during the investigation with no known cause. The camera has never done this before.  Paul's camcorder failed to record approx 15 minutes of video while showing it was recording to a hard drive. It has never done this before.

AUDIO and EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon):

VR1 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in basement)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

VR2 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in 3rd floor, front room)
8:33pm - This device captured a banging noise while no one was present in the home.

8:58pm - This device recorded several more knocks and clicks while no one was in the home.

9:14pm - This device captured a banging noise just after investigators came back inside the home. The home was vacated for about an hour.  Instigators heard this noise and believed it was on the 3rd floor. Upon checking, nothing was found out of place.

11:38pm -This device recorded more unusual noises with no one present on the 3rd floor.

VR3 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in master bedroom)
8:16pm - This device recorded an unknown squeaking noise. No one was in the house at the time.

8:19pm - This devices recorded unknown sounds. No one was in the house at the time.

8:25pm - This device recorded additional noises with no one present in the home.

9:21pm - This device recorded what sounds like the floor squeaking and a coin being thrown into something.

10:16pm - This device recorded another unknown noise and again sounds like a coin is thrown into something then falls.

11:34pm - This device captured the sound of a quarter being thrown by an unknown force into a computer chair. This event was also captured by the infrared DVR camera in the room.

VR4 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in living room)

8:11pm - this device recorded multiple knocking sounds similar to those of someone walking up the stairs. A comparison was later done with investigators. No one was in the house at the time.

11:04pm - this device captured what sounded like a coin being thrown against something while psychic medium Virginia Centrillo is describing impressions she is getting of a spirit relating money was taken. Virginia and Bobby were in the dining room and this sound was believed to come from the next room which is the living room.

11:14pm - this device recorded one of the toys making a musical noise just as Virginia is talking about no toys coming on. Virginia and Bobby were investigating the sound they had just heard come from the living room. The tune can be heard at 10 seconds into this clip.

A multitude  of other similar noises, knocks and bangs were recorded throughout this investigation, so many that we stopped logging the noises.  All of the noises recorded stood out way beyond the normal knocks and bangs that homes normally make on their own. In most cases, no one was present in the rooms that the noises were coming from and between 8pm and 9pm, the house was unoccupied but still, unknown noises kept occurring.


DVR Cam1 – (Viewing master bedroom)
At 10:16pm
, this device captured a quarter being thrown across the bedroom floor and hitting a computer chair. It appears the quarter may have come from past the bed and travels near the foot of the bed before hitting legs of the chair. No one was in the room at the time of the event. You may need to use full screen to see the movement of the coin. It is extremely fast as it travels across the floor. The coin's final rest is right in the top of the triangle looking area of the chair legs. To view full screen, click on the icon to the left of the volume icon on the player. Due to a DVR program error, the date is incorrect.

DVR Cam2 - (Viewing boy's bedroom)

At 9:50p,m this device recorded a shadow entering the bedroom and quickly exiting. No one was in the area of this bedroom when the event occurred. Between 9:50pm and 1135pm, the door this camera was mounted on top of moved on its own closing several inches and then reopening. After the first reported event was observed on the DVR monitor, the cameras cord reel was wedged against the door to secure it. The door moved several more time after this.  Due to a DVR program error, the date is incorrect.

DVR Cam3 - (Viewing attic front room) 
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

DVR Cam4 - (Viewing dinning room and partial living room)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

Camcorder #1 – (Mobile with investigators) 
At 10:02pm,
while in the master bedroom, this device recorded Paul's hand involuntarily move several times while holding the camcorder and after he remarked that any spirit could come and check out his video camera. The right and left movement is sharp as if mounted on a tripod but was being held by Paul. At 10:26pm, this device captured Bobby's flashlight dim until it was barely on and then suddenly turn back on fully after Paul tells Bobby to check his flashlight. Bobby had placed the flashlight in the on position, on the floor in an attempt to get something to roll it. This flashlight does not have a feature to turn the bottom of the flashlight to make it more sensitive to turn on by turning it.

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

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

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/devices. No anomalous readings were recorded.

Investigator Feelings / Experiences:

Nothing to report

Felt like someone had gave him a shove in the dining room when he was setting up the stationary cameras at the begining of the investigation.

After Paul had an experience with his hand moving while holding the camcorder, Paul stated the area around him became very cold even though he was sitting on an active radiator giving off heat. Bobby also commented that the room felt colder.

Picked up psychic impressions of several spirits that were in this residence but not all on the same vibrational level. The spirits that Virginia believed were being perceived and able to influence the environment in this home were thought to be of a woman who once lived there and her mentally handicapped son who was in his adult years. It was reported by Virginia that the woman was a very neat and very stern woman and when she got upset, she would physically throw stuff around the house. Virginia also believed the son was into electronics and would be the one who was constantly involved with manipulating many of the electronic items in the home. Several other spirits were thought to be there but not on a level where they could interact with the environment or be perceived by the family.


During the coarse of this investigation, investigators had a few personal experiences and physical evidence was documented. Taking a comprehensive look at the psychic information gathered along with the historical facts and information known by the client's, The PPA believes paranormal activity is occurring at this location and the most probable cause is a haunting.

Based on the recommendation of Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo, The PPA used a few techniques under Virginia's guidance to help “cross” the spirits she felt were there. Virginia felt this was done successfully but some remaining negative energy was attached to the father at this location and additional work would be needed to clear him of this energy. The PPA along with Virginia will continue to work with the family to try and bring final resolution to the activity.

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