On December 10th a group of MVP investigators set out to Rock Falls, Il to a home which has been claimed to have paranormal activity for years. Present were investigators Becky, Steve, Stephanie, Terry, Chris, Erik, and the two homeowners. Before the investigation the group chose to meet at local restaurant to discuss the case. Claims of full bodied apparitions, voices, and footsteps were among the many things experienced by the homeowners. When we arrived, we were met by one of the homeowners who then gave us a tour of the home. The master bedroom seemed to be the epicenter for most of the activity experienced in the home. We learned that the home was once a small apartment housing unit, and that most likely several people had lived there once before. The home seemed to be very old, perhaps built in the late 1800s to early 1900s. While touring the home, the owner told us of an experience he had with a full bodied apparition in the master bedroom. It was claimed that he had seen a young boy wearing knickers, which was a popular style for boys in the 1920s. He claimed that the apparition looked right at him, appeared to pick something up off of the nightstand and proceed to walk through the closed door to the bedroom into the hallway. Also the apparition was claimed to have been seen in the kitchen or dining area of the home, by a nurse. It was also learned that the master bedroom area along with two adjoining rooms and closets used to contain a small apartment with a kitchen and bath.
After the tour the team met back in the living room to gather equipment and conduct a pre-investigation interview with the clients. While this was going on, Steve set out on his own to do some base EMF (Electro-Magnetic Field) sweeps. It was noted that the base EMF in the living room was high, along with the kitchen area. The upstairs as well seemed to have a high base reading of a .5 with the lights on. With the lights off the upstairs EMF went flat. While in the master bedroom doing a base sweep alone, Steve heard a disembodied voice of what sounded like a small child or baby. There was a digital recorder present in the room at the time and this voice along with Steve’s reaction were caught. After meeting with the group once again, we set out to the upstairs to begin our investigation in the master bedroom. While in there the team was met with a heavy feeling, the feeling you get when you are not alone. Once again the base EMF was flat, and no unusual EMF spikes were recorded at this time. Once again the disembodied child voice rang out, and was heard by all members of the group and was also heard several times throughout the night. What was strange about it was that not all group recorders caught the voice. The team spent about 30 mins. investigating the bedroom, then split off to other rooms. A spirit box session was held in the bedroom yielding no results. Also no audible responses to questioning as well.
The team investigated the upstairs for about an hour, then met once again in the dining room and kitchen area of the home which was on the main level. Once again, a spiritbox session was held yielding no results, also no results to direct questioning. The basement of the home was not investigated as there are no claims that go along with it. The team wrapped up and set out for home.
After evidence review several EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena) were caught. Many of these EVPs seemed to be residual in nature as they did not seem to be direct answers to questions and just seemed to be blurted out phrases from an event in another time. There was one possible response to a question Becky had asked in which a very faint female voice was caught. In conclusion we believe that the home is experiencing a residual-style haunt. A residual haunt is actually a naturally occurring phenomenon in which voices, and sometimes images of the past can be seen or heard. Living history as you will. This phenomenon is set off by high levels of natural EMF and minerals in the foundation of the structure or surrounding environment. These minerals such as limestone or quartz can record images and voices much like a tape recorder, and when coupled with an electrical source or natural EMF field can once again live to repeat the event over and over again. We believe that this home is experiencing the residual haunt at its highest potency. Residuals can last for years or days depending on the availability of conditions that support it. When the owner spoke of the boy walking through the solid bedroom door, this can be answered with the image that he saw was a past event playing out before him. The boy walks through a solid object like a door suggests that there was not a door there in his time. Most likely an open doorway. Residuals can do no harm because they are merely images and voices and have no intelligence what so ever. They can however be startling if you are not ready for it. Other than that we believe nothing that can be considered as intelligent paranormal is happening in the home at this time.
Evidence is as follows: