The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 10-29-065
The PPA Investigation at Parker House Tavern
Location: Reading, PA - Berks County

Investigation Date and Duration:
November 13, 2010 6:30pm – 01:30am

Location Status:

Occupied two bedroom, two story residence with a full attic and unfinished basement occupied by three adults, one teenager two dogs, three cats and six kittens.

Reported Activity:
The clients have lived in this home since April of 2010. They report activity occurring every two or three days since they moved in, mostly late at night in to early morning. The clients report that things seem to get moved to different spots by themselves such as car keys. They have had shelves fly off the walls. They have heard growling noises and their animals are very unsettled, fighting at times. The clients related that there is a serious feeling of fear almost constantly in the home. They are uncomfortable going into the basement and have reported being touched in various ways on several occasions. The clients hoped to gain a sense of peace by having an investigation conducted.

DVR System with four IR cameras
Digital Camera (1)
Digital Voice Recorders (6)
EMF gauge (3)
Camcorder w/ night shot (2)
Thermometer (1)
Thermal Imaging Camera (1)
Laptop Computer
Motion Sensors (2)

IR Boosters (3)

Full Spectrum Camcorder (1)

Laser Grid (2)

Investigators Present:





Virginia (Psychic Medium)

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

Moon Phase:  50% of full – First Quarter Moon

Technical Notes: 
Nothing to Report

VR1 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in living room
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in basement
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in master bedroom
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in secondary bedroom
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the attic
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary at command as control device

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

DVR Cam1
- Viewing basement
DVR Cam2
- Viewing attic
DVR Cam3
- Viewing master bedroom
DVR Cam4
- Viewing secondary bedroom
Camcorder #1
Mobile with investigators
Camcorder #2
Mobile with investigators
Thermal Imaging Camera
Viewing basement
Full Spectrum Camcorder
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. High readings were measured in the basement around the electrical box and elevated levels in the area of the doorway leading to the basement backroom. The elevated readings were emanating from a grounded copper water pipe. Additional high emf levels were measured in the secondary bedroom from an old intercom system. These elevated levels could cause some anxiety and uncomfortable feelings for some people in these areas giving them a sense of being watched or feeling like someone else was there. No anomalous readings were detected.

Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:
No notable experiences reported.

Psychic Impressions:

Virginia picked up on a man in the basement who was named George and another male energy named Henry. Virginia felt both were trapped. Virginia related that George liked a particular tool and didn't like his stuff in the basement to be touched. Virginia also picked up on a woman who was very religious who stayed in the attic and around the 2nd floor bedrooms. Virginia felt she also was trapped and had a stroke when alive. Virginia reported one more trapped soul which was a young boy name William. Virginia didn't feel any of these lost souls were negative in nature or a threat but that they were disturbed because to many people were moving in and out of the home. With the help from the Clients and The PPA Virginia felt that they were all released.

During the investigation on this particular night, investigators identified a few sources of high electro-magnetic fields that could be causing some uncomfortable feelings in the basement and secondary bedroom areas that could make a person believe someone was in the room with them. Investigators were not able to find natural causes for additional activity being reported and were not able to determine that the activity was caused by paranormal sources either. No physical evidence was documented to rule out or confirm a haunting was taking place and this investigation scientifically remains undetermined at this time.

At the clients request, Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo conducted a cleansing of the property and attempted to “release” two male energies she felt were present in the home along with the energy of a young boy and a woman. Virginia believes she was successfully able to do this with the help of the clients. The PPA will monitor the home for further activity.  The clients have reported the activity has seemed to have stopped following the investigation.

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