The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 12-21-109
Location:  Boulder View Tavern Lake Harmony, PA -  Carbon County

Investigation Date and Duration:
October 21, 2012 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Location Status:
Active two story restaurant and bar built in 1985

Reported Activity:
The clients have been at this location for the past two years and report that the activity has been occurring for nearly the same length of time. The activity occurs on a daily basis and is most frequent between 10pm and 1am. Employees have reported seeing apparitions and strange shadows. The clients have had their restroom paper towels unwound on several occasions and get the creeps when they go into the basement. By having an investigation, the clients are hoping to have proof of paranormal activity and something done to reduce it so the employees can work in peace.

Equipment Utilized:
DVR system with IR cameras (7)
Digital Camera
Digital Voice Recorders (10)
Dynamic Microphones (4)
EMF gauge (4)
Infrared Camcorder (2)
Thermometer (3)
Laser Grid
Laser Line
Motion Sensor (2)
IR Boosters (4)
Thermal Imaging Cam
Air Ion Counter
Light Meter

Investigators Present:





Virginia - Psychic Medium

Environmental Conditions:
Geomagnetic Field: Active
Solar X-Rays: Quiet

Moon Phase: 45% of Full – First Quarter

Atmospheric Conditions: Dry and Cool

Technical Notes:
TV crew present with one video camera and two RF transmitters.

VR1 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the lower level dance room
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the lower level bar area
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the main dining area with dynamic mic
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the lower level hallway with dynamic mic
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the kitchen with dynamic mic
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the main bar area with dynamic microphone
- Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with investigators
- Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with investigators
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary outside, right front (Control Device)
- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary outside, left rear (Control Device)

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

DVR Cam1:
Viewing lower level dance room
DVR Cam2:
Viewing lower level bar area
DVR Cam3:
Viewing the main dining area
DVR Cam4:
Viewing the lower level hallway
DVR Cam5:
Viewing the kitchen
DVR Cam6:
Viewing the main bar area
DVR Cam7:
Monitoring the meter array in lower level hallway
Camcorder #1:
Mobile with investigators
Camcorder #2:
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. Very high levels were discovered in the basement coming from electric wiring that run the length of the basement hallway in the ceiling. High readings were also measured in the dance room coming from the sound system, the main host area near the front door, the main dining room interior wall along the entire wall just behind the host area and in many areas of the kitchen.

Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:

Mark: Nothing to report

Lauren: Nothing to report

Jim: Nothing to report

Don: Nothing to report

Virginia: Refer to Psychic Impressions

Psychic Impressions:
When Virginia arrived at the Tavern, she began picking up American Indian spirits walking the area and one of the spirits gave Virginia the name, “Alder Tree”. As Virginia tuned in to the beauty of this Tavern, she received information on the lake itself from a male spirit named “Frances Walters”. Frances told Virginia that the lake was not a natural lake but man made. Frances continued to give information to Virginia including something to do with a mud tragedy, but she was not sure if it was about the lake or something else? Frances gave Virginia dates of 1888, 1900-1905, 1969-1972. Virginia also picked up many different levels of soldiers in the surrounding area.

When Virginia walked into the Tavern she immediately picked up a residual energy that moved from left to right of the building. Virginia also picked up a female spirit named “Molly” that moves between the kitchen, dining room and ladies room. Virginia found Molly to be very helpful and the clients confirmed this information.

During the walk-through, Virginia gathered the following information:

Bar area: Virginia picked up on a male spirit named “George” who sits at the end of the bar. Virginia felt he was mischievous, especially with the ladies. Virginia also picked up that George likes to break dishes. Virginia also felt that George loved to bother someone named Ryan. The clients confirmed this was one of their employees. This spirit gave Virginia a difficult time with his name, first indicating John and then he said George. Virginia believes his real name is George.

Lower Level - Storage Area: Virginia picked up a male spirit by the freezer name “Louie”. Virginia perceived Louie as a soldier wearing a red coat. Virginia felt that Louie made the atmosphere uncomfortable and the clients confirmed he did. Virginia also picked up residual energy in this area that moved from left to right along the lower level. Virginia contributed this to some sort of tragedy that occurred over 200 years ago and had something to do with burning/ fire and people running.

Lower Level - Bar area: Virginia once again felt the male spirit named George in the hallway near the bar. Virginia related that this is where he loves to bother the ladies the most, is the most comfortable and makes himself really known.

Lower Level - behind the bar: Virginia picked up on a young female spirit who was badly hurt and looked like she had been burned from a fire.

Lower Level - near stairs: Virginia found the spirits of four black slaves hiding under the stairs. One was a soldier named “Henry”. Henry told Virginia that he was a free man but he needed help for the people he was with. Henry related to Virginia that they were scared, hungry and cold. Henry was with a female, a male and a child around 8 years of age.

Other names Virginia picked up while in the Tavern included: Fisher, Krepp, Gibson, Kurt, Henning, Wilkson - something to do with a shooting, George as a last name, Fenn, Hawk, Shoemaker, Anna, and Harry. Virginia felt there were two men named Henry and two named George on the property. Virginia also picked up a male spirit named John. John told Virginia that he drowned in the lake. John repeated the initials “J.J.” to her.

When Virginia left the Tavern at the end of the night, a male spirit rode with her but left when Virginia got to the main road. The name of this spirit was “Lou” and he told Virginia that he was murdered.

During the investigation at the Boulder View Tavern on this particular date, investigators did not have any personal experiences. Investigators were able to locate several areas of high electromagnetic fields that may be noticeable to some people at different times. Should those people have the feeling that they are being watched, get the creeps in those areas or feel like they are not alone, the EM fields should be taken into consideration as a possible cause. Eliminating the field at those times would be a way to test if the sensations were caused by these fields or something else. If paranormal activity was in fact present, these fields are also known to magnify activity in those areas. Investigators were not able to document any physical activity during this investigation and no alternative explanations were found for the activity that the clients were reporting. From an physical standpoint, additional time would need to be spent at this location to determine if the activity was being caused by a haunting or other unknown source.

Metaphysically, Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo feels that there are spirits present at this location. According to Virginia, these spirits may not have originated at this site but were attracted to the energy that the restaurant provided with all the joyous festivities, food and drink that would have been reflective of a pub/inn from their era. Because of the natural energy surrounding the lake, Virginia feels this may have enhanced the activity in this area.

PPA Historical Research Director, Kelly Kalb was able to connect several names that Virginia provided along with information on the Mud Run train accident of 1888 that Virginia picked up on, the Alder Tree connection and several large forest fires that shut down the timber business in this area and forced people out.

With the help of other PPA members, Virginia began a clearing with whatever spirits wanted to leave. Virginia felt the three slaves who were accompanied by the black soldier, “Henry”, went into the light. Virginia also felt that the girl who was burned who was behind the lower level bar went into the light as well.

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