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File No: 10-13-049
The PPA Investigation at Parker House Tavern
Location: Hill View Manor  New Castle, PA - Lawrence County




Investigation Date and Duration:
April 17, 2010     7:30pm - 4:00am 



Location Status:

Built in 1925 as the Lawrence County Poor Farm it served to house the counties helpless, aged and chronically and mentally ill citizens.  In 1977, a skilled wing was added and they turned it into a nursing facility. The name was then changed to Hill View Manor.  Hill View Manor closed in 2005 and most of the rooms are now empty except for some old equipment.


Reported Activity:
The clients have reported seeing apparitions and shadow figures, hearing disembodied voices, capturing EVP'S otherwise known as electro-magnetic voice phenomena.  The clients have done many of their own investigations leading them to conclude the location is haunted.  Activity has been experienced on every floor and every wing of the building.




Equipment:
DVR System with four IR cameras
Digital Cameras(3)
Digital Voice Recorders (6) 
External Microphones (3)

EMF gauge (3)
Camcorders w/night shot (4)
Flashlights
Motion Sensor (2)
Thermometer (2)

Full Spectrum Camcorder (1) 
Thermal Imaging Camera (1)

IR Motion Cameras (5)

Investigators Present:

Mark

Al

Bobby

Paul




Paranormal Weather:
Geomagnetic Field: Normal
Solar X-Rays: Quiet
PWO: High

Moon Phase: 10% of full - Waxing Crescent

Technical Notes: 

Nothing to report.

AUDIO and EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon):
VR1
(Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary at 1st Floor Nurses station in the left wing)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

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

VR3 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary at the 3rd floor nurses station)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

VR4 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in 2nd floor main hallway to left wing)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

VR5 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in 2nd floor main building hallway)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

VR6 (Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with investigators)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.


VIDEO:
DVR Cam1 –
(Viewing 1st floor, left wing hallway)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam2 - (Viewing 3rd floor nurses station and hallway)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam3 - (Viewing basement hallway)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam4 - (Viewing 2nd floor hallway facing embalming room)
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.

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

Camcorder #3 – (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.



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 sources. One anomalous emf reading was observed on the 3rd floor in the main hallway just after Mark and Paul walked through a set of opened double doors. Mark heard a female voice and stopped with Paul to investigate further. One of the double doors at this point closed on its own and the emf meter began to fluctuate to about a 2.5mg where no previous readings were measured before.  After about three seconds, the readings dissipated and could not be regained.  The source could not be located.




Investigator Feelings / Experiences:

Mark - At 11:40pm,  Mark and Paul walked through a set of opened double doors. Mark heard a female voice and stopped with Paul to investigate further. One of the double doors at this point closed on its own and an emf meter began to fluctuate to about a 2.5mg where no previous readings were measured before.  After about three seconds, the readings dissipated and could not be regained.  The source could not be located and no cause could be found for the female voice or the door closing on its own.  The female voice was not picked up by any recorders present.

Al - Nothing to report

Bobby - Nothing to report 


Paul - Present with Mark during above experience



Conclusion:

During the course of the investigation on this particular date, no documental evidence was recorded but one very impressive personal experience was witnessed by Mark and Paul on the 3rd floor.  Seconds after hearing a distinctive female voice, a door closed within feet of Mark and Paul after they had stopped in this location to investigate the voice.  At the same time, an emf spike was messured in an area where no prior readings were found before. Within seconds it dissipated and was not able to be located again.  This set of events is indicative of paranormal activity and does confirm some of the experiences being reported by the clients who have gathered a variety of prior investigative evidence.  This set of experiences may back up the fact that paranormal activity is taking place but further investigation would be necessary to make an idependant determination if a haunting is taking place. This experience in and of itself can not determine if a haunting is occuring without further documentation.






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