The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 10-27-063
The PPA Investigation at Parker House Tavern
Location: Scranton, PA - Lackawanna County

Investigation Date and Duration:
October 2, 2010 6:30pm –12:30am

Location Status:
Three bedroom, three story home with a finished attic and basement occupied by two adults and two children.

Reported Activity:
The clients have lived in this home for two years and reported that the activity has been going on for about four months prior to requesting an investigation. The activity is reported to be occurring on a weekly basis and at night. The clients related that they have been experiencing their bed shaking and seeing a dark shadow figure standing on the side of their bed. The mom is feeling like she is being poked while sleeping and the bed will begin to shake.  The son has also been awakened by his bed shaking as well. The family is scared and hope to get some understanding of what is going on and to get a peaceful nights sleep.

DVR System with four IR cameras
Digital Camera (1)
Digital Voice Recorders (3)
EMF gauge (2)
Camcorder w/ night shot (2)
Thermometer (1)
Thermal Imaging Camera (1)
Laptop Computer
Motion Sensors (1)
IR Boosters (2)

Laser Grid (1)

Investigators Present:




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

Moon Phase:  Waning Crescent

Technical Notes: 
Nothing to Report

VR1 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the master bedroom
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the attic
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the basement

No physical evidence captured on audio at the time of the investigation.

DVR Cam1
- Viewing dining room and living room
DVR Cam2
- Viewing 2nd floor children's bedroom
DVR Cam3
- Viewing attic playroom
DVR Cam4
- Viewing 2nd floor master bedroom
Camcorder #1
Mobile with investigators
Camcorder #2
Mobile with investigators
Thermal Imaging Camera
Mobile with investigators

No physical evidence captured on video at the time of the investigation.

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:
While Bobby and Virginia were in the children's bedroom, Bobby was overcome with grief and felt like he needed to cry. Bobby later had asked whatever was there to slap him to let him know someone was there and then above his left eye, it started to hurt and Bobby described a stinging sensation. Virginia noted that Bobby's head was pink in that area. Virginia also reported a headache at the same time.

A little later, Bobby and Virginia were still in the children's room on the second floor and Virginia asked the client to come up. Virginia was getting psychic impressions that a male presence would make something physically happen for them as Bobby was requesting him to do but was telling Virginia that he would only do it if the client came into the room.  After the client came into the room, Virginia made a comment that the client was now there and they now wanted to see something physical happen. Bobby's camcorder then unexpectedly shut off by itself. The camcorder had been recording for almost 50 minutes prior to that and all video was erased. No explanation for this experience could be found. Plenty of  power was left in the battery.

At another point in the investigation, Jim and Virginia were in the children's playroom. As Jim stood there, he started getting cold. Not saying anything to Virginia about it, Virginia said she felt the presence of a lady named Betty come into the room. After Virginia said that, Jim was freezing cold and had goosebumps. This was the first time during an investigation Jim felt like that. Jim's thermometer measured 70.4F in the room at that time but the temperature increased to 73.0F. While Jim was getting colder, it was actually getting warmer in the room.

During the course of the investigation on this particular date, no physical evidence was documented to definitively determine a haunting was taking place. Investigators were not able to rule out any of the clients claims and find the clients to be quite credible. At different points in the investigation, investigators did have personal experiences that seemed to correlate with the information that Virginia, The PPA'S Psychic Medium, was receiving. Virginia was able to have the clients validate the information she was receiving at this residence. Virginia believes that most of the activity is specifically related to the family and not necessarily to the home and revolves around personal unresolved family issues. Virginia worked with the family to try and resolve some of the issues which in turn would hopefully reduce some of the activity. The PPA will continue to monitor the home for any future activity.

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