The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 13-09-120
Location:  Newton Twp, PA -  Lackawanna County

Investigation Date and Duration:
April 19, 2013    7:15 PM – 10:45 PM


Location Status:
Three bedroom house trailer occupied by two parents, their young daughter and the family dog.



Reported Activity:
The clients report that the activity occurs mostly at night on a weekly basis but then the home is quiet for a period of time until starts again at random times.  The clients report seeing apparitions, hearing voices and humming, hearing a child’s laughter, hearing knocking on the back door with no one there and having a feeling that they are being watched while they are in bed.  The clients have reported feeling of someone sitting down on the end of their bed and having all around weird feelings in the home.  The clients believe that their daughter is very open and has been seeing and communicating with whoever is there.

By having an investigation, the clients hope to identify what is there and to help stop the activity so they can have a feeling of peace in their home.  This residence was previously investigation by Dalton Paranormal Society and they requested  assistance with resolution of this investigation after determining that activity was occuring here.


Equipment Utilized:

Infrared Camcorder

Digital Voice Recorders (5)

EMF gauge (2)

Rem Pod

Thermometer (1)

Investigators Present:


Jim - Dalton Paranormal  Society

Virginia - Psychic Medium

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

Moon Phase: 63% of full – Waxing Gibbous
Atmospheric Conditions: 
Cloudy with rain / 69F

Technical Notes:
-Main electrical panel is located in the bedroom near entry door with a small elevation of EM Fields

Camcorder #1: 
Mobile with investigators 

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



VR1 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the living room
VR2 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the master bedroom
VR3 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the daughter’s second floor bedroom
VR4 - Digital Voice Recorder: Mobile with investigators
VR5 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary outside, front (Control Device)
VR6 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary outside, rear (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.  No anomalous readings were detected.  No levels of concern detected.




Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:

Mark:  Nothing to report

Jim:  Same as above

Virginia:  Refer to Psychic Impressions




Psychic Impressions:
During the initial walk-through of the home, Virginia picked up an abundance of family spirits that were just there for the clients during the time of the investigation. Virginia received impressions that there was a small trailer originally on this property that was occupied by a mother and her son, “Don”.  After Don died, his spirit returned to the trailer to be with his mother, who he cared for, and who was still residing in the trailer.  The mother subsequently passed on and the property/trailer was handed down to the present owners who were family members. Virginia felt the new owners purchased a larger trailer and replaced the smaller trailer on the same location. Don was upset and confused that the trailer in which he lived was removed.  Don meant no harm or anger towards the current owners but due to the mental state he remained in after his passing, he did not have a full understanding of what had taken place since his death.

Virginia felt that the spirit of family members began to gather to help Don’s transgression and, in particular, his mother.  During the course of the investigation, Virginia also picked up a small child, named “Sarah”.  Virginia felt that Sarah was from the 1800’s and roams the whole area.  The clients were able to confirm that they have seen and heard a young girl here as well as a male figure. In addition to the above spirits who spend time in the home, Virginia also felt a large quantity of American Indian spirits that move through this part of the land.  Virginia felt that the clients may sometimes pick up on them as they moved through but did not feel they were harmful in any way to the family.  Virginia also picked up on a male spirit that roams this area and who was an avid hunter and fisherman named “Pete”. 




During the investigation on this particular date, investigators focused on metaphysical identification and resolution of the activity that was being reported. This was a follow-up to an investigation previously conducted by the Dalton Paranormal Society and in response to their request for some assistance with resolution.  No physical evidence was documented during the time of our visit by audio or video. No other known environmental factors appeared to be the cause of the activity in this home.

Metaphysically, Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo was able to confirm that the activity the clients were reporting was being caused by a haunting.  Due to the history of the area, Virginia feels that there will always be a high level of spirit activity on this property as well as at neighboring properties.  Virginia believes that because the clients' daughter is so psychically open herself, there will be visits from many family members who have passed over and who will try to communicate with her.

Virginia suggests that the clients look up information on Feng Shui convex mirrors because they are thought to have protective qualities and reflect energy. Virginia feels that one mirror should be placed over the front door and one over the back door to help ward off stray or earthbound spirits. Virginia provided information to the client on how to keep up positive energies in their home and offered suggestions on books for them to read to help their daughter with her gifts. Virginia feels these books will teach them all how to protect and ground themselves.

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