The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association - Research and Investigation

File No: 16-07-164
Location: Gilbert, PA - Monroe County

Investigation Date and Duration:
March 11,  2016         6:30 PM - 12:00 AM


Location Status:
Originally a one-room schoolhouse built in 1903 directly adjacent to a cemetery. The house is currently a two-story structure with four bedrooms, one upstairs (the old attic of the schoolhouse), and three down, in an addition from the 1970s. No activity has been documented upstairs; all activity seems to center on the original schoolhouse and back first floor.
The home is occupied by four adults. .


Reported Activity:
Full body apparitions seen three times by two different people - hearing voices - singing - music - footsteps - feelings of being watched - objects being moved. The activity occurs sporadically but mostly between 4-7 p.m. and 12-4 a.m. over the past 17 years since the clients moved in. 


Equipment Utilized:
Infrared Camcorder 
DVR System with IR Cameras (6)
Digital Camera
Digital Voice Recorders (12)
EMF gauge (5)
REM Pod (3)

Laser Grid
Motion Lights (2)
Spirit Box
Oscilloscope EMF

Investigators Present:
Virginia - Psychic Medium

Environmental Conditions:

Solar X-Rays: Normal
Geomagnetic Field: Storm

Moon Phase: 10% of Full - Waxing Crescent
Atmospheric Conditions:
Clear  / 45F

Technical Notes:
-Nothing to report


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



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 building with expected spikes near electrical appliances with noticeably higher levels throughout the kitchen.  During a short interval, anomalous EMF were detected in the son's bedroom by Mark and Bob. During a K2 session, questions were initiated and the meter began to react after sitting idol for a period.  The K2 meter seemingly responded to some questions but not all and at other times would activate with no questions being asked. While this was happening, a second meter was detecting an RF frequency in short bursts and a third meter was picking up EMF bursts but not the other meter. During this time period, a REM Pod proximity sensor across the hall in the daughter's bedroom activated with no one present.  After a few short minutes, all the activity stopped suddenly and did not repeat itself at this time.  Later in the night, Brian and Virginia were in the daughter's bedroom and began getting intermittent EMF readings with no known source.

Investigator Feelings / Personal Experiences:
Bob - Heard footsteps coming from the back of the home during our initial set-up

Brian - Observed a black shadow moving from the front of the house towards the rear in the first floor hallway


Physical activity documented?  No
Alternative  explanation found for paranormal claims?   None

Psychic Medium Virginia Centrillo picked up many spirits in this home. The main cause of the activity was believed to be caused by a man who had committed suicide.  Virginia felt that many people who were tied into the original school were moving around the area between the school, a connected church and a second school that was related to  the other two.  Virginia believes they were just there doing their thing.  Virginia also felt a young girl was in the home playing and a former pastor of the church was very prominent in the home.  Finally, Virginia picked up on a Native American woman who was there looking for help for her people who were put to death after become ill so a disease would not spread.  Virginia worked with as many spirits as she could, releasing many, but those who were there just doing there thing were not ready to move on and would continue to move through the town. The family was quite comfortable with the spirits that remained and believed they would get along just fine with them remaining.

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