The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 12-11-099
Location:  Scranton, PA -  Lackawanna County

Investigation Date and Duration:
May 12, 2012    7:00 PM – 12:30 AM

Location Status:
ccupied two story, three bedroom residence with a walk-in attic and basement occupied by two adults, one seven year old child, one cat and two guinea pigs

Reported Activity:
The clients have been at this residence for 40 years but recent activity started about a year and a half ago. The activity occurs at all times of the day on a monthly basis and has been witnessed by household members and visitors. Reports of activity include seeing a shadow figure quite frequently in the first floor front room, hearing footsteps in the second floor hallway and staircase, having items thrown or move on their own and seeing a figure standing alongside the bed in the master bedroom. The clients report that their cat and guinea pigs act in cautious and scared ways at times. The clients believe that their son may be open to spirit and he has become scared to be on the second floor of the home and will no longer sleep in his own bed. By having an investigation, the clients hope to find out who may be in their home, help any spirit that may need help and bring some comfort to their son.

Equipment Utilized:
DVR system with IR cameras (6)
Digital Camera
Digital Voice Recorders (9)
EMF gauge (5)
Infrared Camcorder(2)
Thermometer (2)
Magnetic Polarity Unit
Laser Grid (1)
Motion Sensor (2)
Thermal Camera

Investigators Present:





Virginia - Psychic Medium

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

Moon Phase: 50% of Full – Last Quarter

Atmospheric Conditions: Warm and Dry

Technical Notes: 
- Nothing to report

VR1 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in second floor hallway

VR2 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the attic - At 10:45pm, this device recorded what appears to be the voice of a young boy.  After reviewing the clip with the clients, they believe the voice to be saying "Jack".  The voice did not appear on any other recorders in the home nor did it appear on outside control recorders.  The voice appears 16 seconds into the clip.

VR3 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the basement
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the master bedroom
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the first floor front room
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the kitchen
- Digital Voice Recorder: Command control device
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary exterior (Control Device)
- Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with investigators

DVR Cam1:
Viewing second floor hallway and staircase
DVR Cam2:
Viewing attic
DVR Cam3:
Viewing basement
DVR Cam4:
Viewing master bedroom
DVR Cam5:
Viewing living room and first floor front room
DVR Cam6:
Viewing kitchen and living room
Camcorder #1:
Mobile with investigators
Camcorder #2:
Mobile with investigators
Thermal Cam:
Viewing second floor hallway and staircase

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 home with expected spikes near electrical appliances. Elevated readings were discovered near the floor in the second floor master bedroom. The readings were stable but consistently high and believed to be caused by the type of electrical wiring used. The high fields were detected under the client's bed in the master bedroom and could cause issues with dreams, odd feelings or even an increase in paranormal activity in these areas.

Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
Refer to Psychic Impressions

Psychic Impressions:
When Virginia arrived at this home, she saw a spirit of a woman standing in front of the residence, this woman told Virginia her name was Anita. Anita was found to be the owner’s mother who gave most of the information to Virginia during the walk through with the client.

During the walk through, Virginia picked up on a lot of names of family members that have passed on that just come through to say hello to the clients. The clients confirmed the names. Virginia did not feel this was causing the haunting. Virginia felt like something was running up and down the stairs and down the second floor hallway but it would not enter into the master bedroom. Virginia felt this was a small energy of a little boy named Joseph. As Virginia walked past the attic and into the master bedroom, she felt as if someone was blowing smoke in her face as if a spirit was trying to hide something from her.

During the investigation and while in the master bedroom, Virginia was sitting on the bed with her back to the window that faces the front of the house and felt like something was stabbing her in the back. Virginia also felt like she was choking and again smoke was being blown in her face like someone was trying to hide a secret. Virginia felt that anger was being directed towards the clients. When Virginia got off the bed, she felt this energy moved out of the room and went into the attic.

As Virginia was sitting on the outside deck with the clients during a break, she began receiving impressions from an empty home across the street. Virginia relayed to the clients that the home held many secrets. Virginia felt violence against animals, drug and alcohol abuse, bipolar behavior from a male and a handicapped female. Virginia felt something to do with a suicide or possibly a murder by hanging took place in that home. This information was confirmed by the clients.

Virginia felt that because the clients themselves are very psychically gifted and have strong convictions of the actual events that transpired across the street, she informed them of the male from that house splitting his negative bipolar energy and projecting one aspect of the energy towards their home. Virginia also feels that the entity entered the home thru their bedroom window. Once in the home it moved between the master bedroom and the attic. This was all validated by the clients and the purpose of this was to confuse the clients from what they actually believed and not letting them know what really happened across the street.

During the investigation on the above date, investigators did not report any personal experiences and the home was relatively quiet. Investigators were able to find some high EM Fields in certain areas of the home that could either magnify paranormal activity that was already present or cause a person to have some experiences that resemble paranormal experiences but were only a psychological reaction to the fields. Should additional experiences be noted in these areas, high EM Fields should be taken into consideration as a possible cause. An anomalous voice was recorded in the attic that was not picked up on any other inside recording device or outside control devices. Although not enough to physically determine a haunting is taking place, the voice does back up some reports from the clients and witnesses.

From a metaphysical perspective, Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo confirmed that the clients, as well as their son, were psychically open to some degree and would be more likely to experience activity more than the average person. Virginia felt that the clients were experiencing activity from the spirit of a young child that was in the house, from deceased family members that were present to lend support and from an entity of a negative nature that was coming from a neighbors property and intruding upon their space. Virginia believes that she was able to release the young child and started the process for the negative energy to be removed. Virginia felt that due to the nature of the negative energy, it would be helpful to have clergy come in and do a house blessing to completely remove the negative energy and bring closure to this situation. The PPA will remain available to the family and monitor activity to see if any additional measures need to be taken.

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