The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 13-02-113
Location:  Old Forge, PA -  Lackawanna County

Investigation Date and Duration:
February 1, 2013    7:00 PM – 11:15 PM   



Location Status:
Two story, two bedroom private residence with an unfinished basement built in the early 1900’s.  The home is occupied by one male adult.



Reported Activity:
The Client has lived at this property for six months and started noticing activity about a week after moving in. The client reported that the activity occurs mostly at night after 6pm until around 6am.  Reports of activity include knocking sounds from the wall, hearing footsteps, both electrical and battery powered lights turning on by themselves. The kitchen light flickers. Items have been moved in the house when no one is present. The client has heard very loud bangs from his bedroom and the living room and has had knocking on his bedroom door. The client reported that he has felt, from his first night there, that he was being watched.  The activity had become more violent and frightening in the past few weeks that he has been there. There were some strange, bad smells, more and more physical activity and one morning around 5am when he was lying in bed awake, the bedroom door burst opened then slammed shut. This was followed by very fast and loud footsteps behind him. The client reported that he had not stayed in the home since then.

Equipment Utilized:
Digital Camera (2)
Digital Voice Recorders (6)
EMF gauge (4)
Infrared Camcorder (2)
Thermometer (3)

Investigators Present:


Virginia - Psychic Medium

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

Moon Phase: 69% of full – Wanning Gibbous
Atmospheric Conditions: 
Partly cloudy, intermittent snow squalls / 20F

Technical Notes:
Nothing to report

Camcorder #1: 
Stationary in master bedroom
Camcorder #2:  Stationary in living room
Camcorder #3:  Mobile with investigators

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





- Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the master bedroom
VR2 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the living room
VR3 - Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with investigators
VR4 - Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with investigators
VR5 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary outside, front-right (Control Device)
VR6 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary outside, rear-left (Control Device) 

No physical evidence captured on audio 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 levels of EMF were noted in the basement near the electrical panel where the main power was grounded to the copper water pipes. The alarm clock in the master bedroom was also producing very high levels of EMF exceeding 150mg. An older kitchen stove clock was also emitting very high levels of EMF in the kitchen.




Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:
  Nothing to report

Paul: While in the master bedroom with Virginia during the investigation, Paul felt a change in temperature and became cold, as did Virginia. The thermometer they were using did not register a change in temperature but a noticeable change was felt by both. Virginia’s arm hair was also standing on end as this occurred.

Virginia:  Refer to Psychic Impressions




Psychic Impressions:
As Virginia began the initial walk through, she picked up on a male entity moving around the first floor. This entity kept asking about a person named John.  Virginia identified the male entity as “Jeff”.  Virginia felt that Jeff was confused as to why a non-relative was living in his house and did not understand where his relatives had gone.  Jeff was creating disturbances throughout the house to get the owners attention. Virginia felt that there was also an older male spirit in his 60’s in the home. She felt the names Raymond and John connected to this energy. Virginia felt he was a grandfather figure to Jeff and was watching over the client to protect him from Jeff’s outbursts while the client was sleeping.  Virginia also picked up on a female spirit named “Sophia” or “Sophie” who she believed came back to help Jeff, her Grandson and to watch over the new owner of the house until Jeff was ready to move on.




During the investigation on this particular night, investigators were not able to document any of the personal experiences reported by the homeowner. This was, however, a condensed investigation with the focus on metaphysical identification and resolution of the activity.  Investigators were not able to find alternative explanations for the events that the client has experienced. By physical evidence, a haunting cannot be confirmed or ruled out at this time.

Metaphysically, Virginia picked on much of the activity that the client was reporting. Virginia identified three spirits that she felt were present in the home. A younger male named Jeff, his Grandmother named Sophie or Sophia and an older male who was believed to be a former homeowner and possibly Jeff’s Grandfather.

Kelly, The PPA’S Historian, was able to verify that there was a young man in his 20’s who died in the home named Jeff. He had a Grandmother named Sophie who once lived in the home.  This was also confirmed by the client. The client had related that he was the first person to live in the home outside of the family who had owned the home for over 100 years. This was consistent with the information Virginia received indicating that the older male spirit was looking for his family and wanted to know who the client was.

With the assistance of the PPA and the spirit of “Jeff’s” Grandmother, Sofia, Virginia was able to convey to Jeff what the situation was with the new owner living in the home and that it was time for Jeff to pass into the light.  Virginia felt this occurred with Jeff’s grandmother accompanying him.  Virginia feels that she was also able to help release the older male who was at this location and things should settle down for the client. Virginia gave the owner information on how to keep energies up in his home but feels that it will take time for him to acclimate to his new home.

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