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File No: 10-25-061
The PPA Investigation at Parker House Tavern
Location: Bangor, PA - Northampton County



Investigation Date and Duration:
September 11, 2010 6pm – 3:00am


Location Status:
Three story, four-bedroom house, built in 1875, occupied by four adults, two children, one dog and a cat. The occupants have lived at this location for two years. The home’s back yard merges into a 1700’s to 1800’s graveyard.



Reported Activity:
The clients have reported seeing shadows in the second floor hallway. They have heard voices and knocking smelled strange odors and have had things disappear. The clients have had doors slam shut in front of them in the basement and on the second floor and report that their 18-month-old daughter appears to see and talk to something. One of the clients has reported seeing shadows in the graveyard behind their house and turned over to The PPA, a bone that was found in a debris pile along their property line with the graveyard. The clients believe the bone may be from a human and may have come from the graveyard. It has been stored on the property since it was found just after the clients moved in. An additional bone was found but destroyed and discarded when the debris pile was cleaned up.


Equipment:
DVR System with four IR cameras
Digital Cameras(2)
Digital Voice Recorders (6) 
External Microphones (3)

EMF gauge (5)
Camcorders w/night shot (4)
Flashlights
Motion Sensor (2)
Thermometer (1)

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

IR Boosters (3)

Laser Grid (1)

Laptop Computer

Motion Activated IR Cameras (2)

Investigators Present:

Mark

Lauren

Paulette

Al

Virginia

Paul


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

Moon Phase: 14% of full - Waxing Crescent

Technical Notes: 
A large amount of rapid battery drain occurred on multiple devices during this investigation.


AUDIO and EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon):
VR1
(Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the kitchen)
At 8:58PM, a series of unusual knocks and bangs were recorded in the kitchen with no one present in the house except for a team on the second floor who were all seated at the time. The rhythmic knocking in the background should be excluded.
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VR2 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the 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 the first floor entryway on staircase banister)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

VR5 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the attic level storage area)
At 1:15AM, this device recorded a series of strange knocks in the attic while no one was present that were above the norm and that would not be caused by normal settling or foot traffic on other floors.

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At 1:45AM this recorder again recorded unusual knocks in the attic.HTML5 Audio Player


At 1:49 another set of strange knocks were recorded.HTML5 Audio Player


VR6 (Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the second floor master bedroom)
At 9:53PM, a possible EVP was captured on this device. No one was in the room at the time and investigator contamination was ruled out. Investigators and slightly be heard at the beginning of the recording. The recording sounds like a whispering male voice and a drug out two vowel word similar to, Hello. The sound can be heard 6 seconds into the clip.
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VIDEO:
DVR Cam1 –
(Viewing basement front room and partial back room)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam2 - (Viewing second floor hallway and entry to attic)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.
 
DVR Cam3 (Viewing attic level bedroom and partial storage area)

 
DVR Cam4 - (Viewing second floor master bedroom and center room)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

Camcorder #1 – (Mobile with investigators)
At approx 10:51PM, this device recorded what sounds like a pebble or other small object hitting the metal double doors behind Mark as he sat down on a set of steps leading from the basement to the back yard. Mark intentionally sat in this area at Virginia's request because she was psychically sensing that this area was a male energy's “space” and wanted to see what would happen if Mark sat there. At no other times during the 6 .5 hour recording in the basement were any other noises out of the ordinary heard in the basement.

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Camcorder #2 – (Mobile with investigators)
At 10:51PM, this device captured the same event as Camcorder#1 above.  

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

Camcorder #4 (Mobile with investigators)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

Full Spectrum Camcorder (Stationary in kitchen viewing kitchen and first floor hallway)
No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation.

Thermal Imaging Camera (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 residence with expected spikes near electrical appliances. No anomalous readings were detected.


Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:
Mark –
While Mark was investigating in the basement, he had an experience where where it felt like someone was standing right behind him. Virginia then reported sensing a man in the doorway behind Mark. Following this experience, Virginia directed Mark to go sit on a set of steps in the basement area that led from the basement to the backyard. Virginia said she felt that this was this man's “space” where he liked to hang out and wanted to see what would happen if Mark sat in it. Mark sat in this area and within seconds, it sounded like a pebble or something about that size, hit the metal double doors just behind Mark. Refer to Camcorder#1 and Camcorder#2 video above.

Lauren – Nothing to report

Paulette – Nothing to report

Al – Nothing to report

Paul - Nothing to report

Virginia (Psychic Medium) – Nothing to report



Metaphysical Impressions:
Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo picked up on the energy of a woman named Mary and the energy of a man named Robert, believed to be Mary's husband. Virginia believes that there are other energies that move in and out of the house coming from the cemetery in the back yard. Virginia feels that some of these entities are Earthbound but others are not. In the cemetery behind the house, Virginia picked up on a little boy named William who is about two or three years old.

Again in the home, Virginia was getting a woman by the name Catherine that was connected to the name Jones. Virginia later picked up on a male energy who owned some sort of business and worked all over town. His last name was Jones, R Jones. Virginia felt Mr Jones to be very present around the grounds and home. Virginia felt he is still involved in the area just watching over things and does not want to leave. Virginia felt he moves around the whole town.



Conclusion:
During the course of this investigation, investigators had a few personal experiences and several out of the ordinary bangs were recorded on audio at times when no one was present. A possible EVP was recorded and investigators noted a seriously high rate of rapid battery drain on several pieces of equipment. Battery drain is known to accompany paranormal activity. Some of the activity present on this investigation validated the client’s claims and experiences initially reported. Further correlations were made with the client’s initial report of activity, the history of the location and psychic impressions that Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo was presenting.  The bone that the family discovered was sent to a regional DNA Lab for testing however, the bone was too old to get a sufficient DNA sample to test.  The Lab was able, however, to identify the bone as that of a human bone based on comparison testing. Based on all information gathered through the investigation, The PPA believes that there is some level of activity occurring at this location.

At the request of the family, Virginia conducted a cleansing of the home and tried to help several energies she picked up on, try to “cross”. Virginia feels she was successful in crossing several spirits on different levels but believes that due to the proximity of the home to the graveyard, basically sharing the same space, some activity will remain but can be minimized by taking certain steps to keep the energy up in the house and by being respectful to those spirits that remain. At the time of the investigation review with the clients, they reported activity for three days after we left and then no activity. This is around the same time frame Virgina said they would experience activity until the spirits left. The PPA then brought in Father Larry Elward to bless the home and to conduct a ceremonial burriel of the human bone that was found on the property. The PPA will continue to monitor the residence for any additional paranormal activity and take addition steps to reduce the activity should any persist.


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