Mississippi Valley Paranormal

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Undisclosed Iowa Church #2 and Undisclosed Iowa Residence April 26, 2014

by on Jun.03, 2014, under Investigations

Background and Reported Activity

MVP returned the Iowa church we had previous investigated on April 26, 2014 to hopefully capture more evidence that something unusual was occurring, as well as to investigate a church member’s home for the first time.

For previous activity reports, please refer to the February 15, 2014 investigation report. In the church member’s house, claims included the sound of walking on the second floor, seeing the spirit of a little boy, among others.

 

Weather

Temperature upon arrival was 64 degrees with a mostly clear sky. The moon phase was waning crescent.

 

Pre-Investigation

MVP arrived at the church around 7PM with members Becky Reid, Bryce Carlson, Diana Smith, and Andrea Calkins in attendance.

We were going to do a fairly short investigation of the church and then conduct another investigation at the nearby church member’s residence. We did not conduct any interviews during this investigation as we had talked to the church member prior to arriving at the church and would not be home when we investigated the house. Investigation commenced around 715PM at the church and around 9PM at the home.

 

Equipment Setup

Command Center was set up in the back of the sanctuary, with Bryce doing data entry and time-keeping. In the church, there were four voice recorders (two stationary, two mobile), a K2 meter, a geophone, a motion detector, and a Nightshot camera. In the home, there were four stationary voice recorders, K2 meter, and motion detector.

 

Experiments Performed

No experiments were performed.

 

Personal Experiences

The Church

Towards the beginning of the investigation, Becky and Diana heard what sounded like heavy footsteps coming from the balcony, loud enough that Diana thought Becky had gone upstairs when she hadn’t. The same noise was captured later, so it is unknown if this was the sound of the building or unexplained phenomenon. The team also heard one of the metal folding chairs in the back make a noise for no reason. While Diana and Becky were on the balcony and Bryce and Andrea in the basement, both Diana and Becky heard the sound of someone walking down the center aisle. Andrea and Bryce did not hear it and were able to prove that if someone walks in the sanctuary, you can hear it in the basement, which they did not.

 

The House

MVP did a brief investigation of a church member’s home and concentrated their efforts on the second floor as the husband and a daughter had stayed on the premises and we wished to minimize evidence containment. There were no personal experiences at the home.

 

Evidence Collected

Audio Evidence:

 This was a banging sound captured, though it may not be paranormal.

 This was captured while trying to explain the footsteps, as a voice comes up over Bryce while he is on the walkie-talkie.

 This was the footsteps captured in the sanctuary.

 This was captured at the home. We are unable to explain it as it sounds like several people talking at once. We determined it was not a television, as we could not hear any noises from the first floor during the investigation.

Video Evidence:

 This was the heavy footsteps or banging heard at the beginning of the investigation.

 This is the video from the same time as “Noises in front of church.” It has a similar sound to “Noises at Beginning” leading us more towards it having a rational explanation, but still noteworthy.

 This is the video of the footsteps in the sanctuary. It is notable that neither the motion sensor or geophone on the piano do not go off in response to the phenomenon.

 

Conclusions

It was a fairly windy day and discovered during our first investigation, the church building itself does make a lot of noises; therefore a lot of our captured audio was questionable. There were, however, a few that merited inclusion in this report. Our second investigation was fruitful in that we did capture some audio and we continue to believe some sort of activity is occurring in the church, though its source is still unknown. The church member’s house was quiet and the only evidence captured was the unexpected EVP of several voices. This alone does not mean a location has activity, but it is a starting place and MVP would like to investigate the house more thoroughly in the future.

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IOWA CHURCH INVESTIGATION February 15, 2014

by on Mar.12, 2014, under Investigations

 

Background

MVP was contacted by a member of an Iowa church regarding unexplained activity that has occurred within the church. Reported occurrences include hearing footsteps in hallway upstairs and above sanctuary, a figure seen at the altar, thesound of children giggling, object manipulation, lights turning on and off in the nursery, the feeling of being pushed when upstairs, theelevator moving on its own and lighting up, and noises in the kitchen.

 

Weather

Temperature upon arrival was 18 degrees with an overcast sky. The moon phase was Full.

 

Pre-Investigation

MVP arrived at the church at 6:30PM with members Becky Reid, Bryce Carlson, Diana Smith in attendance. Several members of the church met the team at the church for interviews.

Following the interview and church tour, the members and their families left the premises with the investigation commencing around 8PM.

An EMF tour of the church concluded that there were no unusual electromagnetic fields

The investigation concluded around 11PM.

Equipment Setup

Command Center was set up in the coat room. The Night Owl DVR system was set up with one camera covering the sanctuary and a MiniDV camera set on the second floor covering the hallway, along with the geophone. A motion detector was set up at the altar along with an electromagnetic pump. There was a static voice recorder placed in the basement and two mobile voice recorders.

 

Personal Experiences

The team experienced some unexplained occurrences. Both Becky and Diana reported hearing a female moan and other noises in the nursery and second floor.. Diana reported hearing a voice on the second floor. All three investigators reported hearing unexplained sounds in the sanctuary. Becky experienced the elevator light turning on by itself without explanation. Both Becky and Bryce heard what they both described as organ music in the sanctuary. Bryce had reported that the DVR camera covering the sanctuary had moved on its own, however review determined that it was the camera refocusing.

 

Evidence Collected

Audio Evidence:

 – This was the sound of a chair moving or something similar, heard by all three investigators.

 – This was a sound heard on both floors.

 – This was a female-sounding moan heard by both Diana and Becky in the nursery.

 – This possible organ music was captured in the sanctuary and heard by both Becky and Bryce.

 – An unknown noise captured in the sanctuary.

 – An unknown voice captured on the second floor and heard by Diana.

Video Evidence:

No video evidence was captured.

 

Conclusions

MVP believes it was both an honor and privilege to be invited to investigate a church that still has an active congregation, as some denominations don’t necessarily believe in the paranormal and/or have different views about it. Being the first church the team has investigated, we didn’t know what we were walking into, but it was an experience worth while. While we didn’t experience any of the reported claims, we did experience some activity that has definitely opened us to a return investigation, should it be requested. We would like to get to the bottom of what could possibly be causing the activity in this beautiful building, and maybe even have a few members of the church join us.

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Muscatine Iowa Private Home Investigation February 1, 2014

by on Feb.16, 2014, under Investigations

Background

MVP was contacted by a single mother living in Muscatine, Iowa regarding a fair amount of unexplained activity occurring in her home. Reported occurrences included seeing a black mass, hearing footsteps, objects being moved, whispering, etc. Also reported are various lights in the house turning on by themselves and the pets being bothered often. She also said that her son experienced some activity, including his dresser drawers all pulling out evenly on their own and pounding on the walls.

 

Weather

Temperature upon arrival was 19 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. The moon phase was Waxing Crescent.

 

Pre-Investigation

MVP arrived at the home at 6:30PM with members Becky Reid, Bryce Carlson, Sally Jacobs, Mandy Peters, and Terry Enright in attendance.

 

Following an interview and house tour, the homeowner left the premises with the investigation commencing around 8PM.

An EMF tour of the home concluded that there was an unusually high amount of electromagnetic fields throughout the house. An investigation of the electrical conduit in the basement concluded this to be the primary cause, with the homeowner being informed about it.

The investigation concluded around 11PM.

 

Equipment Setup

Command Center was set up in the dining room. The Night Owl DVR cameras were set up facing the kitchen, one covering the basement, and one the master bedroom. The geophone was set up in the son’s bedroom with a minidv camera recording it. Two 360 recorders were set up, one in the living room and the other in the master bedroom. Another recorder was set up in the basement. The cell sensor was set up in the living room. There were 2 mobile recorders, 2 mobile EMF detectors, and 2 digital cameras.

 

Personal Experiences

There were few personal experiences. Before the investigation started, at 7:30PM, it was reported that the light in the master bedroom was on when it confirmed that it had been turned off. At various times, everyone reported unexplained noises that were heard throughout the house, with no explaination.

 

Evidence Collected

Audio Evidence:

No audio evidence was captured.

 

Video Evidence:

: A noise is heard and the geophone flashes.: Movement upstairs and the geophone flashes.: Geophone flashes.

 Conclusions

Though the team members didn’t experience any of the homeowner’s claims, we have no reason to doubt the homeowners’ claims about the house. While we usually look at the lack of activity as a good sign, the owner has already reported additional activity occurring within the home. One investigation usually isn’t enough time to try to fully determine what is happening at a location, so MVP looks forward to hopefully investigating this property again so we can end or at least determine the source of paranormal activity.

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IT’S HERE!

by on Jul.07, 2013, under News

A new page has come to our site entitled “Investigators Favorites”.  This will include our choice of favorite evps, videos, photos and anything else we feel might be of interest to those searching our site. New favorites will be added periodically, so make sure and check it out frequently.

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Coal Valley, Illinois #2

by on May.12, 2013, under Investigations

Coal Valley, IL Investigation #2 April 27, 2013

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Background and Reported Activity

MVP returned to Coal Valley on April 27, 2013 to confront head-on the paranormal activity that had been plaguing the small home and its family for years, and to newly investigate the neighboring house, where the grandmother lives.

For previous activity reports, please refer to the April 6, 2013 investigation report. In the grandmother’s house, her claims included objects moving, a baby crying with no source, and the phone repeatedly ringing with no incoming calls.

Weather

Temperature upon arrival was 60 degrees with a clear sky. The moon phase was Full

Pre-Investigation

MVP arrived at the home around 7:10PM with members Becky Reid, Bryce Carlson, Stephanie Adams, Diana Smith, Steve Danielsen, and Mandy Peters in attendance.

Following a follow-up with the family, the team met with the grandmother for an interview and tour of her house. Following this, all the clients left the premises and the investigation commenced at 8:20PM, with the homeowners leaving the premises. This investigation was unique in that the team was investigating two houses simultaneously. The investigation of both houses ended at 12:45AM.

Equipment Setup

Command Center was set up in the dining, with Bryce doing data entry and time-keeping. In the family’s house, there were 2 voice recorders in the back living room, 1 voice recorder in one of the childrens’ rooms, a videocamera in the master bedroom, and an EM pump, geophone, and video camera in the hallway. At the grandmother’s house, there was an EM pump and 2 voice recorders. Additionally, there were 2 digital cameras, a mobile voice recorder, and a full-sprectrum digital camera.

Experiments Performed

A K2 session also was performed at both locations with mixed results. A spirit box session was also tried with mixed results. Coins were set out at various locations in the grandmother’s house, with no resulting movement.

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Personal Experiences

The Family’s House

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During the follow-up with the family, everyone present heard what sounded like a growl or burp that couldn’t be explained along with two moaning noises. At 8:37, Becky and Bryce both heard bumps coming from the door to the garage, with no explanation. At 8:55, Steph and Amanda witnessed unexplained lights occurring in the dining room. At 9:18, Steph experienced a static electricity-like feeling in the front living room. At 9:28, Steph and Mandy experienced a flashlight moving on its own in the front living room. At 9:34, both Steph and Mandy heard a female voice in the front living room. At 10:36, Becky reported hearing a whimpering sound coming from the master bedroom. At 10:40, Diana experienced a static electricity phenomenon in the front living room. At 11:18 and 11:28, Steve experienced object movement in the back living room and dining room while alone. Starting at 11:29, nearly everyone started smelling a cat urine-like odor in both the kitchen and dining room, this occurring randomly all the way until the investigation concluded. At 11:57, Mandy reported that she was touched on the left arm while in the dining room. At 12:00, Becky and Diana felt a static electricity sensation in the dining room. At 12:06, Steph experienced something kicking her chair in the dining room. At 12:16, both Becky and Mandy reported an orb in the back living room. At 12:18, Mandy reported the sensation of fingers combing through her hair while in the dining room. At 12:21, Steph reported being touched on the shoulder while in the dining room. At 12:23, Becky and Mandy reported a strange, unexplained noise in the kitchen. At 12:26, Steph reported feeling a heaviness in the dining room.

The Grandmother’s House

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At 8:52, Bryce reported an unexplainable noise in the living room. At 9:00, Becky and Bryce both heard loud shuffling coming from one of the back bedrooms. At 9:12, Bryce witnessed shadow movement in the hallway. At 9:15, Becky heard an unexplained ‘thud’ in the master bedroom. She also reported another noise at 9:16. At 9:18, Bryce reported a large shadow moving in the hallway. At 9:20, both Bryce and Diana heard a snapping noise coming from one of the back bedrooms. At 9:22, Diana witnessed an orb moving in the kitchen. At 9:30, Becky reported lights in the hallway. At 9:32, Bryce experienced a bed in one of the back bedrooms moving. At 10:15, Mandy reported unexplained lights in the living room. At 10:19, Steph witnessed an orb in the living room.

Evidence Collected

Audio Evidence:

This was the growl or burp we heard before the start of the investigation:growl or burp

This was one of the moans we also heard before the investigation: moan

The other moan we heard:moan2

This was the shuffling we heard in the grandmother’s house that we were unable to explain: shuffle

An unexplained sound, sounding like something slamming to the ground: slam

Video Evidence:

No video evidence was captured.

Conclusions

Again, there were several personal experiences, even some unexplained noises that were heard and captured while talking with the family. We do believe that activity is occurring at the family’s house and following our investigation of the grandmother’s house, there also appears to be mild, unthreatening activity in her home as well. We will work with the family in the coming weeks to attempt to reduce, if not rid, the home of any and all paranormal activity so the family can finally be at peace in their home.

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Edinburgh Manor #2

by on May.03, 2013, under Investigations

Edinburgh Manor March 23, 2013

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History: 

This building was built in 1911. It housed people of all ages with chronic mental illnesses. Before this building was the Jones County Poor Farm building that was there 1850-1910. Records show that 80+ people died during that time. The property was purchased in 2011 by owners that wish their names to remain private.

Because of the experiences we had at our previous investigation, we decided to investigate the Manor again. The weather was very cold and the building was less than 40 degrees inside so we were not able to stay and investigate as long as we would have liked to. Regardless, we still had a good time and more personal experiences to add to our investigations at Edinburgh Manor.

Personal Experiences

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Becky- Early in the evening, Steve set up his REM pod in the main hallway of the 1st floor. While Diana and I were in the building and Bryce and Steve were outside filming, I heard the REM pod go off. I commented on it, but my audio clip doesn’t catch it good since I was talking at the time.

While Steph and I were in command central, we both thought we heard voices. At the time we both thought they sounded kind of like a tv playing because I commented about we shouldn’t be able to hear a TV even if there might be one on in the house behind the Manor. It’s faint, but it was caught on audio.

While in the large ward on the first floor, we all experienced unexplained taps, knocks, and footsteps that seemed to go from the hallway and around different areas of the room. First a noise was heard in the hall, then over by the right corner of the room and seemed to travel counter clockwise around the room.

I felt very uncomfortable while in the basement. I didn’t have any personal experiences in the basement area, but I remember feeling sad when I saw the piano sitting there.

I also felt uncomfortable on the 2nd floor, as soon as Terry, Steph and I went up there. We set up an EM pump in the hallway. We went into the room at the top of the steps. I asked if someone was up there with us and immediately heard a pop which we attributed to settling. I then started to get a headache. About 5 minutes after that, Steph and I heard a noise in the hallway. Terry heard what sounded like dishes, then Steph heard a scrape and then we heard footsteps right afterward. Steph spoke of being very nervous. We then moved to a room down the hall. I saw a shadow on the door frame while we were sitting in the room. Shortly after that Steph saw a shadow and then Terry heard a noise or voice that was caught on audio. Several minutes later, Terry saw a pinpoint of light, looking down the hallway from the blue room. Terry then heard footsteps. We heard noises come from various areas and while walking back down the main hall, just past the stairway, Steph thought she saw a face peek out of a doorway.

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Steph- Towards the beginning of the evening myself and Becky heard what sounded like a conversation outside of the room that we were in, almost like a television playing. After a couple of moments we realized that there was no television and we were hearing something else. There was no one outside of the room that we could be hearing at that time as it was when we first goth there and were all in the room.

While me and Diana were in the “control room” by the front door of the building, we heard what sounded like slippers scraping on the floor outside in the hall near us.

While myself, Becky, and Terry were on the second floor we heard BLATANT footsteps in the hallway from the room that we were in. These footsteps were caught on audio. We also heard a dragging noise out in the hallway that was also caught on audio.

While on the second floor myself, Becky and Terry were walking down the hallway and I felt very creeped out and nervous all of a sudden, more than usual. After just passing the stairwell I felt the sudden overwhelming urge to turn around and when I did I shined my flashlight down the hallway. At this time, I saw what looked like a person sticking his or her head out of one of the rooms on the left side. It was solid and looked like a flesh and blood face, not see through in any way. I only saw it for a second or so as it startled me and I looked away and removed the flashlight from the face. I could not tell if it was a man or woman but it had dark hair.

Upon listening back to that moment on our audio there is a strong EVP of a voice caught right next to the area that we were in that sounds like it is speaking directly to us. I feel that subconsciously I may have heard or sensed that voice and whatever made it and that is what made me want to turn around but of course I cannot prove as this is a personal experience.

Late in the evening, the EMF sensor was going off in the control room with no plausible explanation.

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Terry- Upon arriving I went to the first room around the corner from command central to change into a long sleeve shirt.  As soon as I got the shirt off, I could’ve sworn I heard a very faint female scream. I’m not certain what else it could have been.  No one reported it on audio.

Heard footsteps a few times out loud from the hallways.  They were also captured on audio recorders.

At around 10:24 I saw a pinpoint of light dart across the second floor hallway from the Blue Room.  It was a while after that I was trying to figure out what I could have seen when Steph saw a face appear from a door way.

A few times during the night I had headaches when Becky said she had them too.  Brief sharp pain that didn’t last very long. Mine were all on the right side temporal region.  Just an odd occurrence.

Bryce- Reported hearing unexplained noises throughout the night.

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Audio Evidence:

First Floor

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7 23PM possible whisper 1st floor with Bryce 

8 12PM unknown sound or voice DVR in 1st floor hall

10 44PM unknown scream DVR first floor hall

loud noise in distance recorder alone in command central

10 18PM 1st floor empty whisper then loud voice

high pitched female voice recreation room

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noises after leaving building last time

possible female voice in response large ward

strange interference and female laugh 

strange noise while I’m talking

strange screech

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tapping in response large ward

whispering main ward 

whistling recreation room

thud and noises

possible response to diana

 

Second Floor

9 12PM unknown sounds in empty bulding

9 14PM noise in empty building

9 50PM odd noise or voice in empty building

10 15PM dragging sound from hallway 2nd floor

10 15PM footsteps in the hall amplified

10 29PM footsteps amplified not Terry laughing

distant cough and close whisper

distant scream or laughter

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loud whisper while going up steps

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sound terry heard from blue room 2nd floor amplified

thump on 2nd floor

 

Basement

we were not alone whispers amplified

possible whisper basement

 

Video Evidence:

8 13PM possible KII response on first floor (1)

8 17PM small and fast light zips near KII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coal Valley, IL Investigation April 6, 2013

by on Apr.20, 2013, under Investigations

Coal Valley, IL Investigation April 6, 2013

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Background and Reported Activity

MVP was contacted by a mother who was concerned about her daughter and family that were experiencing some intense paranormal activity in their home. MVP member Steve Danielsen then contacted the daughter for information regarding her home and the occurring activity.

Activity reported includes: 

-Witnessing shadow masses

-Experiencing poltergeist-like activity

-Doors being open and shut on a daily basis

-Physical attacks

-Foul odors

-Unexplainable sounds including voices and whispers

The clients had recently built an addition to their house which included a dining room/living room, master bedroom with bath, and a laundry room. They believe that two spirits occupy the house, with the previous owner occupying the original section of the house and a darker spirit occupying the new section of the house.

Weather

Temperature upon arrival was 66 degrees with a mostly cloudy sky. The moon phase was Waning Crescent. Storms moved into the area during the investigation.

Pre-Investigation

MVP arrived at the home around 7PM with members Becky Reid, Bryce Carlson, Stephanie Adams, Diana Smith, Steve Danielsen, and Terry Enright in attendance.

House had a temperature of 68 degrees with no notable EMF fields detected.

Following an interview and tour of the home, the investigation commenced at 7:45PM, with the homeowners leaving the premises. The investigation was wrapped around 10PM due to severe weather concerns.

Equipment Setup

Command Center was set up in the dining, with Bryce doing data entry and time-keeping. There was a voice recorder positioned in one of the front bedrooms with a video camera in the same room for a part of the investigation. Another recorder was placed in the dining area, by our Command Center. Another recorder was placed in the master bedroom for half the investigation and was mobile for the rest. There was one additional recorder that was mobile for most of the investigation. A geophone was placed in the kitchen area to detect any movement. Additionally, there were two digital cameras, one Mel meter, and a full-sprectrum digital camera.

Experiments Performed

The flashlight experiment was attempted, with mixed results. The K2 session also was performed with mixed results.

Personal Experience

At 8:24, both Steve and Terry reported an unexplained sound, possibly a growl, coming from the kitchen. At 8:31, Becky reported an unexplained shadow crossing the back living room. At 8:45, Terry reported witnessing a yellow ball of light in the back living room. At 8:58, Diana reported seeing a dense fog or mist in the master bedroom. At 9:02, Becky reported seeing shadow movement in the hallway. At 9:30, Steph and Bryce reported a shuffling-type sound coming from the kitchen. At 9:51, Becky reported more shadow activity in the hallway.

Evidence Collected

Audio Evidence:

This is a voice that was we were unable to explain: deep demonic voice coal valley home amplified and isolated

This is a cough or similar sound that we were not able to explain: cough

Captured on 2 recorders at 9:01PM is a response to Steve:VOICE and possible response to Steve amplified

Video Evidence:

Terry’s camera was recording when Becky saw the shadow at 9:02PM, and this is what was captured: 9 02PM bug or shadow that Becky saw

This is again from Terry’s camera, it is the response to Steve that was also captured on our voice recorders: “9 01PM possible response to 9 01PM possible response to Steve

Conclusions

There were several personal experiences that occurred in this residence, some coinciding with what has been experienced by the family. The team did not stay nearly as long as they would have liked, due to the storms, and as a result have already scheduled a follow-up investigation to occur at a later date, and we can hopefully put this family at ease.

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Davenport, Iowa Investigation February 12, 2013

by on Feb.09, 2013, under Investigations

Davenport, Iowa Investigation February 12, 2013

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Background and Reported Activity

MVP was contacted by a mother concerned about activity surrounding her teenage son as well as other activity occurring within the home. Activity reported to MVP included the following:

-The son woke up and felt something warm on his neck, he then drove to where his mom works because it scared him. He hadn’t even looked in the mirror at that point and she said he was white as a sheet and shaking. She saw the marks on his neck and he had some on his torso too.

-The mother saw shower curtain move for no apparent reason.

-The mother heard the bedroom door slam shut, with no one home.

 

Weather

Temperature upon arrival was 15 degrees with a mostly cloudy sky. The moon phase was Waning Gibbous.

 

Pre-Investigation

MVP arrived at the home around 7:15PM with members Becky Reid, Bryce Carlson, Steve Danielsen, and Diana Smith in attendance. House set-up and environment readings are as follows:

-The entry way had a temperature of 69 degrees and a base electromagnetic field reading (EMF) of 0.1-0.2 milligauss.

-The main hallway had a temperature of 70 degrees and a base EMF reading of 0.2 milligauss.

-The living room had a temperature of 70 degrees and a base EMF reading of 0.1 milligauss.

-The kitchen had a temperature of 71 degrees and a base EMF of 0.1-0.2 milligauss.

-The bathroom had a temperature of 70 degrees and a base EMF of 0.1-0.2 milligauss.

-The son’s bedroom had a temperature of 70 degrees and a base EMF of 0.1 milligauss.

-The master bedroom had a temperature of 70 degrees and a base EMF of 0-0.1 milligauss.

There were no indications of any high EMF fields in the home.

Following a tour of the home and brief interview, the investigation commenced around 7:40PM, with the client leaving the premises. The investigation was wrapped around 9PM.

 

Equipment Setup

Command Center was set up in the kitchen, with Bryce doing data entry and time-keeping. A real-time digital voice recorder was set up in the kitchen and monitored by Bryce. A REM pod was set up in the son’s bedroom, then moved to the house’s hallway halfway through the investigation. An EMF pump was set up in the son’s bedroom, next to the REM pod. There were 3 mobile voice recorders, a cell sensor, and a K2 meter. The team also set up a new geophone.

 

Experiments Performed

The flashlight experiment was attempted in the living room, with no results. A spirit box session was also tried in both the living room and son’s room, with limited success.

Personal Experiences

At 7:50PM, both Becky and Diana heard a clicking sound coming from the hallway while sitting in the living room. At 8:10PM, both Becky and Diana witnessed a shadow dart from right to left while sitting in the living room. Becky also felt the couch shift as this occurred. There was no source of the shadow that could be determined.

 

Evidence Collected

Audio Evidence:

The team was sitting in the living room and Bryce in the kitchen and clicking noises kept being heard from the hallway:  noise in hallway

Here is a response from the spirit box, though it doesn’t indicate any paranormal activity, it is interesting:  hes here

 

Video Evidence:

No video cameras were used during this investigation.

 

Conclusions

Because most of the activity that brought us to this home was focused on the son, MVP was hoping to interview him to try to find the source of the activity, however he was either unable or unwilling to speak to us, therefore we can only report on what was found during our investigation. Based on our findings, we cannot say that any activity is occurring in the home at this time.

 

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Camanche Iowa Private Home Investigation

by on Jan.10, 2013, under Investigations

Camanche Iowa Investigation January 4, 2013

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Reported Hauntings: The client and her family have lived in an approximately 120 year old home in Camanche, Iowa since November 2012. Since moving into the home, she reports some unexplained activity of feeling like her hair is being touched and capturing unexplained voices on a digital recorder placed in the area of where she experienced the hair touching. Because of the nature of the recordings she has become very frightened of staying in her home. The recordings include what appears to be a conversation between her son (who talks in his sleep) and another unexplained voice, a male voice saying he is going to stick them and other profanity and unexplained voices.

Equipment Setup: A stationary camera was placed in the basement area since both her husband and she felt very uncomfortable going in that area. She also had reported sounds that sounded like the door knob being rattled that was caught on her audio. Sally set her mini cam in the dining room area along with a dvr and cell sensor. Another dvr was placed in the living room area.

The Investigation:

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Experiments Performed:  The REM pod was placed on the steps in hopes of  capturing any movement. We also tried a session with the spirit box.

Personal Experiences:

Becky:  At 7:36 While sitting in the dining room conducting an interview, Mandi and I both heard what sounded like a disembodied voice. At first we thought it may have been a cat, but when we checked we saw the cat was on Stephanie’s lap and she said it was only purring. I stopped my recording so I could play it back and some kind of voice was captured.

At approximately 8:30 while all of us were upstairs, I saw what looked like a small white shadow by Steve while he was sitting in the hallway. Then 3 minutes later, Mandi and I both saw another white light to the right of Steve. It was debunked as not being from a car, phone or flashlight.

At 8:40 we all went down to the living room area. Several times during the night I saw lights by the basement door. I also saw a dark shadow up by the top of the doorway. I also heard what sounded like a faint voice. It was caught on audio but very faint.

Sally: My experiences were when I was upstairs with terry before the investigation started and we were setting up equipment the room with the bunk beds seems to have a very heavy feeling. When we were up stairs as a group I heard a scratching sound
In the girls bedroom a few times, Diana stated she heard the noise as well.

Mandi: I didn’t have much in the way of personal experiences. I thought I saw a couple shadows but it could have been people moving, cats, etc. I got a weird feeling being in the kitchen but have no explanation for that.

Steve: My only experience was seeing a three-dimensional dimly glowing mist of some sort in the upstairs hallway that materialized then shot down the steps.  Unsure what to make of it, not sure if I could call it paranormal, but part of it was witnessed by Becky.

Steph:  I had no personal experiences.

Terry:  I was the first one to go upstairs.  And, before I got up there I saw some sort of shadow play on the wall.  Not sure what it was from.  And, I felt a very uneasy feeling in multiple locations upstairs, but had nothing happen.

Evidence Collected:

Audio Evidence:

door While we were in the living room area, Diana, Becky and Mandi were sitting on the couch and were hearing what sounded like the basement door knob, several times

voice mandi and I heard 736 While doing the interview in the dining room, Mandi and  Becky both thought they  heard a voice. They  tried to debunk it as being the cat but the cat was sitting on Steph’s lap to the left of  Becky and Mandi and Becky both agreed that the voice sounded like it was coming from the right, in the dining room area.

Video Evidence:

 Knife falling Terry was  setting up the camera to monitor any movement from the door as that was one of the claims. He  was trying to position a camera so it was up higher. He found something that would work but was very dusty so he was tapping it on a box to get the dust off of it.   Watch the door behind Terry.  We ruled out anyone going outside or coming in as well as ruling out  animals, people, or the furnace, making the door move and the knife fall.

Conclusions:

Because of our not being present to record  the audio that we were given, it is impossible for us to know if it was from a controlled environment.  This made it hard to analyze it.  As a result, we would have to consider it inconclusive to our investigation.

We believe that we were either there on a non active night, or that if there is something intelligent there that it did not choose to interact with us or  that the recordings that the home owner got could be residual. Since there has been no violent activity and we did not witness any said activity, we do not feel that she is at risk of any type of harm. There may be some comfort to them in stating that the house is theirs and asking any spirits to leave. We encourage them to continue to log any activity that may take place.

We would  always be glad to come back at anytime should the owners desire a return investigation and encourage her to keep in touch.

 

 

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Geneseo Illinois Private Home Investigation #2

by on Dec.28, 2012, under Investigations

 

Geneseo, Illinois Investigation #2

Reported Hauntings:   On December 15th 2012 MVP was contacted to do a revisit of a Geneseo home due to recent activity.  In attendance were Steve, Bryce, Becky, and new member Amanda.  We arrived at the location at approximately 7:00pm and were met by the clients for a review of recent claims.   The latest claims included seeing a man that seemed to fly very quickly into the garage as the homeowner was returning home.  Hearing noises and seeing shadows were also commonly being experienced as well.  While this was taking place, Steve and Bryce went through the house taking EMF and temp readings and set up cameras and recorders.

Equipment used:  Sony handycam with nightshot, Digital recorders, RT-recorder and spirit box, digital cameras, cell sensor, MEL meter,
Standard EMF detector, Full spectrum digital cam, and our latest
addition the REM pod (radiating electro magnanimity).  This device
creates its own natural electro-magnetic field and if anything
disturbs this field the device alarms with color coordinated lights as
to the intensity and proximity of the disturbance.

The Investigation 

The team first set out to the upstairs to conduct an EVP session in an upper bedroom.  This part of the home was one of the hot areas in the previous investigation.  The REM pod was placed in the playroom where the team caught the voice of a child spirit that is said to play with the toys.  An EVP session was held with no results. We then moved into the bedroom next to the playroom and conducted a second EVP session.  While in this room a high pitched disembodied voice was heard but not caught on audio.  This we believe was a voice from outside the home and not that of any spirit.  Steve and Bryce also reported hearing a click then what sounded like a growl.  But we believe this to be mechanical possibly from the thermostat and furnace.  We then proceeded to the main level where a third EVP session was held with spirit box in use.  Becky and Bryce both heard what sounded like a metallic clanking sound that was heard on our initial investigation of the home as well.  No audio was recorded and no replies on spirit box.  Steve returned to the upstairs bedroom to do an isolation EVP session where it would be only him and said spirit.  Again no responses on spirit box or audio recorded.  The team then contacted the clients to return to the home to do one last EVP session with them present in an effort to see if their presence would spark activity.  No audio or spirit box replies recorded.

Personal Experiences:

Steve:  While in the upstairs bedroom Bryce and I heard what sounded like a click and a growl.  Bryce and I also heard what sounded like a high pitched moan which was not caught on audio.  I believe these could be explained away as outside voices and mechanical sounds of thermostat and furnace.

Bryce:  Only thing that really happened to me was hearing that metallic sound that everyone downstairs heard while Steve was upstairs. No audio was captured by my recorder.

Becky:  Mandi and Bryce and I were sitting in the living room and Steve was upstairs doing an isolation investigation in the playroom. We heard a metallic type sound in the area of the steps or parents bedroom. Bryce asked Steve it was him, but he denied it. Enclosing the audio of it.  I also thought the cat was running from the kitchen, toward my direction and went under the coffee table, but when I looked under there I realized it was not the cat but kind of a large “ball” shape shadow.

Amanda:  I saw a white ball of light near the top of the door to the master bedroom and heard the same metallic sound..

Evidence Collected

Audio Evidence:

voice 730 The homeowner was talking during our interview and it sounds like another voice comes in during the conversation.

metal sound Becky, Mandi and Bryce were sitting in the living room, while Steve went upstairs when we all heard this metal type sound from the area of the bedroom.

Conclusion:

At this point we believe that the spirit of the boy
recorded in the first investigation has moved on due to lack of
activity and evidence.  As for the sighting of the man flying into the
garage and also being seen throughout the home, we believe that his
presence is merely residual.  Since our investigation no activity has
been further reported in the home.  As usual we would like to thank
our hosts for allowing us to return.

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