|Location: Troy, PA - Bradford County
Investigation Date and Duration:
May 5, 2013 7:10 PM – 1:00 AM
Two story, Pre-Victorian,
brick Italian house built in 1860 and a two story barn/garage behind the home. The home is occupied by one female adult, one
male adult and their two adult daughters. They have one dog and four cats
living with them in the home. At least one person has died in the home and
because of the age and status of the house, funerals were once held here.
Since the clients moved in
nearly four years ago, they have experienced visions, heavy smells like perfume
and cigar smoke, doors closing, lights going out, the sound of heavy breathing,
being touched, objects being moved, cabinet doors opening by themselves and people
taking falls on stairs, by the garden and in the barn. The clients have also
reported bad luck falling on the family since they moved in. By having an investigation, the clients hope
to get validation that there is a haunting taking place and some understanding
of what may be causing it.
DVR system with IR
Digital Camera (2)
Digital Voice Recorders (10)
EMF gauge (4)
Motion Sensor (2)
- Psychic Medium
X-Rays: M Class Flare
Phase: 1% of full – New Moon
Conditions: Thunderstorm, rain and lightning / 62°F
-Nothing to report
DVR Cam1: Viewing second floor daughter’s bedroom
DVR Cam2: Viewing second floor front landing and
DVR Cam3: Viewing second floor center stairs and hallway
DVR Cam4: Viewing second floor master bedroom
DVR Cam5: Viewing dining room
DVR Cam6: Viewing living room
Camcorder #1: Mobile with investigators
Camcorder #2: Mobile with investigators
evidence captured on video at the time of the investigation.
VR1 - Digital Voice Recorder:
Stationary in second floor daughter’s bedroom
VR2 - Digital Voice Recorder:
Stationary in second floor front landing and staircase
VR3 - Digital Voice Recorder:
Stationary in the second floor center hallway
VR4 - Digital Voice Recorder:
Stationary in the second floor master bedroom
VR5 - Digital Voice Recorder:
Stationary in the dining room
VR6 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary in the living room
VR7 - Digital Voice Recorder:
Mobile with investigators
VR8 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary
in command (Control Device)
VR9 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary
outside, left rear (Control Device)
VR10 - Digital Voice Recorder: Stationary
outside, front right (Control Device)
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.
Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
Nicole: Nothing to report
Kim: Nothing to report
Virginia: Refer to Psychic
During the initial walk-through
of the home, Virginia picked up the name “Skinner”. Virginia also picked up on an “O” name that
she felt was associated with Skinner.
Virginia did not feel that Skinner was trapped or Earthbound in any
way. Virginia also picked up a female
spirit who did not stay long but just came by to say hello and to thank the
clients for taking care of her home.
Virginia felt this was the lady of the house and the clients provided
the name Mary. Virginia also picked up that at one time the property was an
apple farm, which was confirmed by the clients.
During the investigation, Virginia received the following impressions:
Dining room: Virginia picked up a female spirit named
“Margret” who proudly told Virginia that she was laid out at the Victory
Virginia felt that there was a female spirit roaming the home named “Bette” who
is very attached to the client. When the
clients left, just prior to the start of the physical investigation, Bette was
calling for them by name. Virginia felt that Bette wants to stay in the
home. Bette told Virginia loud and
clear, that she will leave when she is good and ready. Virginia felt that Bette was harmless to the
Upstairs front hall: Virginia picked up on a very sad lady name “Jane”. Jane walked back and forth by the front
stairs looking for her son, “William” who, Virginia believes, was in the Civil War.
Virginia felt that, because she
was there, many spirits from the past who were associated with the home, came
by to say hello. The names Virginia picked up that were just associated with
the home but not considered haunting the home included: Hyman, Case, Seymour,
Henry, George, Charles, Van Dyke and a Civil War soldier. Virginia also felt that there were two
children that had passed in the home.
Virginia had also picked up that one of the previous owners of the home
was involved in law and there was a doctor involved with the home as well.
During the investigation on this
particular date, investigators were not able to document any physical activity
occurring at this residence to validate a haunting nor could investigators rule
one out by physical evidence.
Investigators were, however, able to come up with a reasonable alternate
explanation for the cabinet doors opening in the dining room. By means of a geophone, investigators were
able to see that heavy truck traffic passing by the front of the house caused
considerable vibration of the property as they passed. Those vibrations, along with the declined
pitch of the cabinet from unleveled flooring in that area, may be enough force
to cause the cabinet doors to open. When
this occurs, the clients should consider the truck traffic in front of the
house to see if they can correlate the traffic passing with the event.
a metaphysical perspective, Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo feels that there
are many echoes of the past moving through and around the home. Virginia picked up a true sense of community
within this home and she felt that these spirits still visit from time to time
and are willing to share their stories with anyone who will listen. All in all,
Virginia feels the home is full of love and happiness. Virginia feels that the
spirit of the woman named “Bette”, that she picked up during the investigation,
would move on at her own pace but was not harmful being in the home at this
time. Bette understood that she had the
option of moving on but was not quite ready to do so. Virginia was able to help release the spirit
of the woman named Jane who was stuck there looking for her son.
conversation with the clients, they related that they were comfortable with
having any remaining spirits in the home stay there if they so choose to. The clients stated they did not feel that
there was anything harmful there.
Virginia provided information to the clients on how to keep positive
energies up in their home.