The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 11-16-082
Location:  Rome, PA - Bradford County

Investigation Date and Duration:
August 12th, 2011 7:45 PM – 1:00 AM

Location Status:
Two story residence, built in 2007 and occupied by six adults, one child, three cats and a dog.

Reported Activity:
One of the clients reported seeing what they said looked like a witch on the hill behind their property. The clients have a photograph from a wildlife camera at 3 a.m. with a beam of light and an orb at the base of the beam. Several other pictures have strange lights in the trees and orbs. On one occasion, at 6:15 a.m., the clients observed a large, bright light behind their camper, which was set on a hill behind their house. There are no light sources in that area. Their initial impressions were that it was the moon, but that was later easily ruled out by the clients. On another occasion, at 12:15 a.m., the clients again saw a bright light behind their camper, but could not identify the source. The client's uncle, who was logging the property and had worked all night, stated that he saw a ghost sitting on a big rock on the client's property. The client's son reported that he saw a bright glowing in the woods two years prior to this investigation. The client's five year old daughter reported hearing a voice in her head telling her to look out the window. When she did look out the window, she saw a black entity moving back and forth on the property line. The daughter is afraid of her bedroom and has told her parents that she has had a man in her room. She also says that she has a guardian angel named Emma who protects her from this man. The client's daughter has also talked about seeing a half man-half woman figure and the client's deceased father. One of the clients reported to have felt the presence of someone, whom she believes is an Indian, watching her while on the hill behind their house. The clients claim the activity seems to revolve around the 15th of the month and that their son's birthday seems to be of some importance. By having an investigation, the clients would like to be able to help any spirits cross over that may still remain there. They would also like for their five year old daughter to get some peace in her bedroom/home. Further, they would like an explanation for the strange lights on the mountain behind their home.

Equipment Utilized:
DVR System with four IR cameras
Digital Camera (1)
Digital Voice Recorders (6)
EMF gauge (3)
Camcorder w/ night shot (2)
Thermometer (2)
Thermal Imaging Camera (1)
Laptop Computer
IR Boosters (4)
Motion Sensors (2)
Full Spectrum Camcorder (1)

Investigators Present:




Virginia (Psychic Medium)

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

Moon Phase:  99% of full – Waxing Gibbous

Technical Notes: 
Nothing to report

VR1 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in living room
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the basement
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in daughter's bedroom
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the master bedroom
- Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with investigators
- Digital Voice Recorder: Control device at command

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

DVR Cam1
Viewing kitchen, dinette and living room
DVR Cam2
- Viewing basement
DVR Cam3
- Viewing daughter's bedroom
DVR Cam4
- Viewing master bedroom
Camcorder #1
Mobile with investigators
Camcorder #2
Mobile with investigators
Thermal Imaging Camera
Mobile with investigators
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 building, with expected spikes near electrical appliances. Elevated readings were measured in the living room area where it connects to the dinette, which were caused by the power to the fish tank filter. Elevated readings were also measured in the basement front, right window from a window fan and in the son's bedroom near the window from a window fan. No anomalous EMF spikes were detected. Levels were high enough that someone sensitive to those fields may have some feelings that would mimic some paranormal events, such as the feeling like they were being watched or just an oppressive or even spooky feeling.

Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
- Nothing to report
Nothing to report

Psychic Impressions:
When Virginia arrived at the home, she immediately felt a lot of energy/activity all around the property, especially towards the back of the home. As Virginia proceeded into the residence to do the initial walk- through, she felt activity going towards the bedrooms and in the attic space. Virginia also felt activity in the lower part of the home going towards the bedrooms. In the client's daughter's room, Virginia felt the little girl was seeing a male entity that once owned the property before the client’s ancestors owned it. Virginia felt that most of the activity that is happening in the home is the result of family members that have passed on.

As Virginia walked outside and up the mountain behind the house, she felt a strong presence of American Indian Spirits. Virginia also felt that this mountain was very sacred to the American Indians and a possible Indian burial site. She also felt the presence of trappers walking the property and felt they were no threat to anyone, and confirmed that there was a presence of unexplained lights which have been seen by the owners.

While walking the grounds, she also picked up on a negative shadow person on the adjacent property but, because of the American Indian presence, the shadow person cannot cross the boundary between the two properties. Virginia also felt that having a family friend living in the home, who is also psychic, along with the family themselves being very open, enhances the spirit visitations. Virginia was also concerned that the little girl is very open psychically and the family must be very discrete about what they talk about concerning matters of spirit activity and what they practice in her presence.

During the investigation on this date, investigators had many reported experiences inside and outside the home to look into. Some high levels of EM Fields were discovered in the home, which could account for some creepy feelings when in those areas and can easily be rectified by moving out of the fields or removing the power sources for the appliances causing the high levels. Investigators were not able to produce any explanations for the lights the clients are seeing on the mountainside behind their home. The clients have ruled out natural causes, such as people on ATV’S or using spotlights. No known source for the lights could be found and no anomalous lights were observed, making it difficult to analyze the occurrences. The clients showed investigators many photos with strange light anomalies from a motion activated infrared camera mounted on a tree at the top of the mountain behind their house. Most of the strange lights are believe to be reflections from bugs, moisture or other particles in the air and, possibly, reflective animal eyes in the distance. One picture depicted what looks like a beam of light coming down to the ground with an orb-like object at the end near the ground. Although investigators can not say with certainty what the cause is, the top portion of this beam is illuminated very brightly and diminishes in brightness as it descends. It is possible that a water droplet had run down the lens and, when the flash of the camera activated, the top portion near an IR light could have been illuminated, causing the entire water trail to illuminate to some extent. This is only one possible explanation, but has not been tested.

Investigators were not able to rule out the cause of many of the claims of activity. Much of the reported activity involved the senses, rather than a physical occurrence. The information that Virginia Centrillo psychically received matched the reports of the experiences the family was having. Historical research further backed up the names that Virginia provided to the family. Although scientifically we can not rule out or dismiss a haunting at this location, the metaphysical perspective indicated by psychic information confirmed the families suspicions and validated the information the live-in psychic was also receiving. Virginia provided some information to the family regarding how to deal with the activity at their home and did not feel that any cleansing or “crossing of spirit” was necessary at this time.

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