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MVP Mountain Grove Missouri

by on May.24, 2017, under News

The Missouri branch is about to kick off with their first group meeting this week! We will be posting photos and bios under our members section and look forward to helping the communities of South Central Missouri. We have a few investigation leads and look forward to working as a team.

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Updates

by on May.30, 2016, under News

Terry’s favorite video has been added to the investigators favorites now that the time period has expired.

MVP is looking for additional members. If you would like to fill out an application please contact

Becky at gstseek@gmail.com

 

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by on May.23, 2016, under News

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MVP IS EXPANDING

by on Mar.09, 2016, under News

MVP is expanding into the Central Southern Missouri region. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Sally Jacobs at smzajacobs@gmail.com

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Investigation Clinton Iowa

by on Jan.26, 2016, under News

Private Residence Clinton, Iowa November 21st 2015

By Sally Jacobs

Background and Reported Activity

In August 2015 a client contacted MVP through Facebook looking for help. She stated that her family and friends have been experiencing multiple claims of activity.

The client reported having seen shadows walking, heard banging, footsteps, and voices. She also reported hearing a cat meowing that wasn’t there. Some of the other claims were that toys have moved when the children were asleep and that the clients’ children have a hard time sleeping as they wake up in the middle of the night screaming that there are shadow people in their rooms.

Weather

On the day of the investigation the area was hit with a snow storm that dropped 10 inches of snow on Clinton, IA. The skies cleared for the evening and the temperature was 8* and windy.

Pre-Investigation

At 4:00 p.m. team members Becky Reid, Bryce Carlson, Stephanie Adams, Sally Jacobs, Amanda Peters, and Tony Caudill arrived at Pizza Ranch in Clinton, IA. We reviewed the case file and planned the investigation. We arrived at the location at 5:30 p.m. The clients gave a few of the members a tour of the home then we began the investigation approximately at 6:30 p.m.

Equipment Set Up

A wireless night vision camera was set up with views of the main living area and hall way going to the bedrooms. An additional Sony HI8 was used and relocated throughout the home as needed. There were 7 audio recorders place throughout the home as well as a geophone placed in the hall were shadows were seen walking.

Experiments Preformed

A toy was place in the hall to see if it would move as well as a penny in the basement clearly marked to see any changes in position.

Personal Experiences

Sally, Tony, and Amanda saw shadows moving in the far back workspace of the laundry room in the basement. Upstairs while in the living room Becky heard a cat meowing, heard voices and saw the geophone flash at the same time. While Stephanie was sitting in the girls’ bedroom she clearly heard a cat and two other members heard it as well.

Evidence Collected

We caught on audio two different clips of the cat who wasn’t there meowing and two evp’s of a human voice.

Many of the members experienced the same phenomenon as the client had reported. Upon evidence reveal with the client we are able to confirm several of their claims. We are planning a second investigation in March of 2016.

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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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Edinburgh Manor #2

by on May.03, 2013, under Investigations

Edinburgh Manor March 23, 2013

Edinburgh approach

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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noise alone in cc950

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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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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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Muscatine Iowa Private Home Investigation #6

by on Nov.17, 2012, under Investigations

Muscatine Iowa Investigation #6

Reported Hauntings: This residence has been investigated by our group 5 times in the past. The owners had moved out of the location and when they moved back, they had these claims of recent activity. “ A friend was on a ladder and felt himself being pushed off the ladder, a back scratcher that was sitting on an air conditioner was thrown across the room, feeling of being poked while sleeping, remote was making the lights go off and on and fireplace go on and off, felt the bed being moved, hearing footsteps upstairs, the smell of pipe tobacco upstairs. They reported that 2 former tenants have died at the residence.

Weather: The temperature was 41 degrees and the sky was clear.

Equipment Setup:  A digital voice recorder and a camcorder were placed in the upstairs bedroom area, stationary recorder in the upstairs front living room area, a cell sensor and mel meter in the upstairs hallway. Bryce recorded the majority of the investigation with his camcorder and Becky carried a zoom dvr.

The Investigation

Experiments Performed:  The spirit box was used in the upstairs bedroom area. Interaction was attempted using the cell sensor.

Personal Experiences:

Becky: I heard an unexplained knocking sound in hallway when Steve asked for a knock. While sitting on a computer chair in the upstairs front room, I could feel the floorboards shift under my feet. No one in the room had moved. I was sitting in the same area that Stephanie had sat during a previous investigation and she felt and heard footsteps. I witnessed the cell sensor going off 2 different times when it was laying stationary at each end of the hallway upstairs.

Bryce: Personal experiences include hearing a few unexplained noises and hearing the cell sensor go off twice for no apparent reason.

Steve: My personal experiences include recording a EMF spike from 0.0 to 0.5 then back to 0.0 along with a 5 degree temp. drop upon entering the upstairs door.  Also recorded  the same 0.0 to 0.5 to 0.0 in the upstairs living room.  Heard what seemed like a knock in response to my question. Thought I heard footsteps in upstairs living room.  Noticed spirit box replies when asking what his name was, replies were “Who me?”  and “I cannot say it.” I also had the  feeling like all of the hairs on my head were standing on end in the hallway.  Feeling a sudden bone chilling chill while doing spiritbox in the back bedroom.  Feeling slightly dizzy and again hairs on head standing up in living room. This is when Bryce’s camera could not focus on me.

Mandi: While in the living room I kept having feelings like something was pinching my elbow. When coming up the stairs from the basement it felt like something tugged my pocket.

 

Evidence Collected:

 Audio Evidence:

At 7:31 we enter the upstairs front room to start and EVP session. The cell sensor had been placed in the hallway outside the door and it goes off for no apparent reason  cell sensor731

At 7:40 when we were in the upstairs front room, we heard a knock after Steve asked for it and some shifting in the hallway  knock and shifting sound740. Becky asks for a knock and seems to get one CanYouKnockOnTheDoor

This apparent EVP was caught on Mandis stationary DVR that had been placed in the back room upstairs. We were just entering the room to investigate. We think it sounds like it is whispering “no one here”  NoOneHere  The cell sensor goes off for the 2nd time right after this. Also on Mandis recorder was this possible voice that speaks while we are all in the front room upstairs Ow222027. Another clip from her recorder seems to have an unknown male voice  HeardAVoiceBeforeThat  Steve reacts by saying he heard a voice.

At approximately 7:47 on Steves recorder that was left in the upstairs back room he caught the following:  At 7:47  in “whisper 2 muscatine”  A pretty clear whisper can be heard.  What it says, well “F*** you!”  whisper 2 muscatine

At 7:49 he captures this EVP  and explains what he feels he hears.  In “whisper muscatine” three whispers can be heard.  I believe they say “You lied to me” or “Don’t hide from me”, “Just leave!”  “Keep outta here!”  whisper muscatine  In “whisper 2 muscatine isolation”  This is just an isolated clip of the original to prove it was a whisper and not sound matrixing with the floor creaks.  whisper 2 muscatine isolation

Conclusions:

It is felt that there is a resident spirit in the home because of the information we have gathered in the past. It appears to not be bound to one location because of the reported activity downstairs as well as upstairs.

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Geneseo Illinois Private Home Investigation

by on Nov.03, 2012, under Investigations

Geneseo Illinois Investigation

The house is believed to have been built around 1900. The property is located in Geneseo, Ill

Reported Hauntings:  The homeowners have reported seeing apparitions of a male and a child in the basement, top of stairs and doorway. They both have heard their name being whispered in their ears. The male homeowner saw what looked like a child playing with a kitchen set when he went down to the kitchen during the night.  “A train set has been repeatedly destroyed and the son claims he didn’t do it. Many times I would walk into my son’s bedroom planning to catch him out of bed and in his playroom, but he was always sleeping and the door to his playroom shut. I have heard running foot steps start at the entrance to my son’s play room, then trip and hit the floor. Something hit the floor so hard and violently it shook my ceiling fan. I ran upstairs to check on my son. He was asleep on the floor. I woke him up and moved him down stairs to the living room couch. I went back to my room and laid down with both of our dogs. The moment I hit the bed my fan started shaking and I heard running foot steps back and forth. I also heard the wooden trains being played with.  I was in the bathroom and saw a shadow fly from the basement. I followed it thinking it was my son, up it went to his bedroom. I saw a man in a black cape like coat come out of no where, five feet from our bedroom door, and walk out the the doorway”. 

Weather:The temperature was 41 degrees and partly cloudy. Indoor temp averaged 70 degrees.

Equipment Setup:   Static recorder in the child’s room, static recorder in the playroom, static video camera in the playroom, 2 mobile recorders, 1 real-time audio analyzer, 2 digital cameras, 2 magnetometers, 1 Mel Meter, 1 Full-spectrum digital camera

EMF/Temp readingsKitchen: 0-2.5 milligaus, 69 degrees, Bathroom: 0.3-0.5 milligaus, 69.9 degrees, Living Room: 0.2-1.0 milligaus, 70 degrees, Master Bedroom: 0-0.3 milligaus, 70.4 degrees, Spare Bedroom: 0-0.3 milligaus, 69 degrees, Child’s Bedroom: 0-0.5 milligaus, 69.8 degrees, Playroom: 0.1-0.4 milligaus, 68 degrees.  (Whole house seemed to have elevated EMF fields)

The Investigation

Experiments performed: The kitchen area was tested for EMF and had a high EMF reading throughout the kitchen. Steve attempted the flashlight experiment in the living room. A floor piano was turned on in the playroom in an attempt to get interaction with the reported child spirit. The marbles were tested on the playroom floor to see how easily the sound traveled to the bedroom below. Spirit box was used with no results.

Personal Experiences:

Steve: felt a cold spot by him in the kitchen area at 7:25 while conducting the interview.   Also feeling dizzy and off balance in the kitchen when doing the interview.  I saw a shadow go across a section of the kitchen wall that was
illuminated from an outdoor porch light from the neighbor’s house.
Could have possibly been neighbor outside.  Witnessed some flashlight
responses that I could not explain.  Heard several small knocks which
could have just been settling noises.

Becky: I heard sounds by the tv. Cabinet. Flashlight that Steve had set up on there turned on a couple times, but not on command at 8:30.  At 9:20, while sitting on the loveseat, I heard what sounded like a door being pushed shut. I asked Bryce and Terry to walk across the floor upstairs to see if it was a movement they had made but it did not sound the same.

Terry:  My only personal experiences are: I saw a white, mostly round, ball of light near master bedroom, on the door frame.  Could have been from outside, but no cars went by.  And, I saw the light from the moon blocked out in spare room upstairs.  Wasn’t looking straight at it, but saw the light change in there.

Bryce:  No real major personal experiences, just heard some random sounds.

Evidence Collected:

Audio Evidence

813 – This is the footstep Steve heard. Enhanced slightly. (Living Room)  813PM – Footstep Enhanced

818 – This is the high pitched sound we all heard. It sounds like glass being hit, happens 3 times. (Living Room)  818PM – High Pitched Sound

803 – This one has several sounds like small things being dropped or hit together. (Upstairs)  803PM – Upstairs Noises

839 – You can hear us downstairs, then you hear what sounds like a child hum then what sounds like someone blowing on the recorder mics. (Upstairs)  839PM – Upstairs Noises2

926 – A very big thump when we’re all downstairs. (Upstairs)  926PM – Upstairs Bang

705 child voice during interview  7 05PM child voice at 2 seconds in

720 sounds like a response during interview  7 20PM seems to be a response at the end

751 child voice whisper , we are downstairs, recorder upstairs  7 51PM child voice then whisper

906 Terry and Bryce upstairs, recorder in playroom  9 06PM child voice play room Bryce and Terry upstairs

Becky in kitchen walking  nothing

female voice kitchenliving room  get out, quiet voice, whispering under our talking

Conclusions:

Based on our experiences and evidence gathered, there appears to be mild paranormal activity that is benevolent in nature.

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