Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Haunting in Elk Grove, CA

Hi Everyone! About a week ago, I went to a fellow HPI friend's housewarming party.  She also lives next to the Laguna Wetlands.  She had recently bought the house and had some activity there (doors closing and opening etc.).  So, we decided to do an evp session in her bedroom and then go out to the wetlands.

When we went upstairs, the light in her computer room was off and she had turned off the light in one of the bedrooms.  I started to follow her around the corner and I heard a noise and turned back around. The light in the computer room was turned on.  She went back in and shut it off and we went into the master bedroom.  I wandered into the bathroom, and in the back there is a separate room that houses the toilet.  The light was on in there and I saw a shadow under the door like someone was in there.  I kind of felt embarrassed and walked out thinking it was her husband.  She said no one is back there and walked back and opened the door.  Several other investigators came up and we got started. Here's an interesting voice What. There's a whisper after Judy says she feels a little anxiety. Whisper. Here's some more chatter. At first there is a few words, then a picture is taken and someone says that was bright. Then there is a sound that almost sounds like a shhh. Then there is a loud breath. And then a voice says something like running out of here or run them out of here. And I ask if someone just whispered. Whisper2. There were some more whispers,almost like someone says who's in there. You can hear the kids in the hallway but they are not whispering and one voice that replies sounds male. Whisper3. There's some more whispering (one of spirit says helen and there's a what and there is a bunch of other whispering where you can't make it out. So, I'm not posting it. Two of the kids think they heard a growl in the bathroom downstairs. So, there is a whisper and a weird noise why this conversation is going on in the room. One of the recorders is on the sink in the bathroom and the other is all the way across the room on a dresser on the opposite side of the bedroom. From time to time I'm going to post both sound files so you can hear the differences. RecorderBathroom. RecorderBedroom. I ask if there was something in the bathroom and got yes, so I'm discussing that. There first is a male voice that whispers. I say I'm not feeling so hot and then there is a female voice that says something. And then there is this whole sentence. I think I know what it says (something about being cold but it's not cold in the room is warm). Voices.

By the way, I didn't listen to any of these evps until I got home. So, it's a continuous recording for 41 minutes. The kids were kind of running around outside the bedroom so Judy goes out to tell them to be quiet and I start asking some questions. Here's both recorders. You can tell it's closer to the bedroom recorder. You can hear the first spirit a lot clearer on the bedroom recorder and it sounds like they are saying Helen. And she answers yes. After I said we're really just trying to find out who you are. She says what sounds like Helen Banks. RecorderBathroom. RecorderBedroom. Here is the Helen Banks part again. The interesting thing is that right after she answers that, I ask is your name Helen. It's what popped into my head. Helen.

Judy comes back in the room and I say again is your name Helen and Judy makes this noise and I ask her why she did that and she said that she touched the walls after she moved in and the name Helen popped into her head. She saw her as a grandmother type and that is how I saw her as well. Another investigator asks her is she can move the door (to closet) and Helen says yes. HelenYes.

There's a closet in the bathroom and the energy in there is crazy overwhelming to me. I couldn't stay in there for more than a minute. Judy, at this time, is playing a video she has of the doors of her bedroom opening and you hear a voice right before it opens.

I then ask everyone to just sit and be quiet and feel the energy of the room. Then later I ask if Helen can walk on the outside of the door so we can see her shadow. A few people thought they saw someone walk by and no one else is outside. I also ask if Helen can knock Voice.

Judy talks about how much she just loves the house and there is a response. She says she loves it and Helen says yes. And she asks if it's weird that she loves a house. I do hear another investigator say no and then a male voice says no. I ask if someone said no because I heard a whispered no. Regina says she said no and I chalk it up to her at the time and then note that it sounded like a male to me. YesNo. We were discussing how Judy feels more when she settles into a calm space and there is a male voice that might be saying a name. Male. It sounds like he speaks right into the recorder too.

Then, I see some kind of shadow movement that seemed darker move above the doors and go into the wall. No one else saw it. I did yell out, Helen was that you? She says yes. Recorder Bathroom. Recorder Bedroom. Judy hears the yes as well and we're discussing this cause there's a car outside also. And at the very end you hear yes and then there's almost like a childlike voice that says it's me. Helenyes.

Right after that, we thanked Helen and ended the evp session.

We then decide to take a walk outside to the wetlands. I have to say, it's pretty darn creepy and more than once I was thinking, why the heck did I come out here?! It was really dark and there were animals moving around. Twice after we were quiet and walked on the path, something really loudly went into the lake. It sounded like a big boulder dropped in there and startled us. I have a great flashlight and all you can see was ripples. A giant tiger salamander was spotted in there by someone in the area. But unfortunately, we didn't see him (ok, I admit it, I'm glad!). We walked back through this worn path (there were tall weeds everywhere) to these trees where supposedly a child died. Also, it's Native Indian land. I did get one evp that sounds like speech. It's a male. Most of the my audio was ruined by the wind and it was only calm when I got this evp. There is a male voice in the beginning that almost sounds like relax. Then there's something else that I barely catch and can't quite make it out (don't die last?). She says or spirits and there is a male comment. And then she asks if the spirits died of small pox and there is another response. Male.

I did spend the night at the house and honestly, once I finally fell asleep, I didn't wake up until morning. So, no paranormal activity like things happening while I slept lol. Just probably some snoring. Judy's house rocks!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Concord,CA 9/10/11

Hi All,

My computer is not fully fixed, so I still don't have the ability to make the you tube videos. Maybe I'll try to do it on a different computer.

Anyway, had an investigation in Concord, California (originally founded in 1869) in September. It was at a private residence. The area was initially inhabited by the Miwok people. The occupant's house was one of the first built in the area and there is a very old cemetery close by. The houses in the development were probably built over burial grounds as well. I have to say, I got a crazy amount of evp's on this investigation. I didn't post a lot of them because you could hear a whisper, but just was too low to make out what was being said.

This was an HPI investigation. As we were all meeting in the living room, Chantal (who was sitting next to me) began to experience some paranormal activity as the owner was talking about the history of the house. Someone touched her hair and rubbed her back. The spirit then began playing with her skirt. She caught my eye but was trying not to move.  I could tell by the way she was looking at me, that something was going on. So, I immediately caught a movement between her and the coffee table. I then looked back towards her and can see her skirt moving. It was on top of her legs and someone was moving it. There was no wind doing this and she was not moving. Finally, it stopped. Why I didn't think to grab the camera.... But, I digress. It was a great way to start off the evening. Also, when you walked through the door, after a few feet there is a step down, and it was crazy how different the energy felt before and after you stepped down. It was like you were in a different place and time.

We split into groups. Our group were all females (which in a way was cool cause we got a lot of male voices and there is no question it wasn't us). We went into the back yard first and I took a lot of pictures. There were your typical orbs, but nothing else. We gave up because there was a very loud generator, and went to the front of the house. There was a car parked in the driveway which had been in an accident, and another investigator was very drawn to it and took some interesting pictures. We decided to do some evp sessions. We were trying to find out who it was. I even used my body for dowsing by allowing myself to be moved to indicate yes or no by spirit. Sometimes, I was shoved. It was pretty cool (I do use my body like this a lot). We got some interesting evps out there. I asked if the spirit could tell me their name. I did get a response from a female. I'm not sure what she is saying (Lupe??). You be the judge. Name. We then try to guess the name. It's interesting because a guy answers yes loudly, but we're not getting that it's the name. After listening, I realize there are a couple of different spirits around. Yes. So, I ask if her name starts with a K (cause that is what I was getting), and a male responds. It sounds like he said God D@#$ her. Man. It wasn't the last time I got cursed at that night (potty mouths....). That was the best evp's I got outside. There were some other whispery ones I couldn't make out so I left them out. I lost my balance several times during the whole what's your name line of questioning. It was as if they were getting annoyed with us not getting the name right.

We went back in the house and it was our turn in the living room and also a separate den area. I had 2 recorders going. So, it was interesting to see what one picked up and the other one didn't (one stayed with me and I put another one on an end table on the other side of the couch I was on). Unfortunately, nature sounds over powered a lot of our session. A question is asked and a male responds. I can't quite make out what he says over me talking. It's sounds like there are several syllables on this recorder and I think I hear the word answer. Man. However, when you listen to it on the 2nd recorder. It sounds like he just says a long what. What. I caught another evp. Sounds like he's saying help. Help. The next sounds like 2 different spirits are talking. It sounds like one man says his name is Reuben, then says hello. Then someone whispers something I can't understand. Name. A female then softly responds, I'm listening. Another voice loudly whispers what sounds like, no faith left. Nofaith. I think I hear a sigh. Then, we're discussing it and I asks are you here and then a male responds. During the 2nd response, it almost sounds like someone says Reuben, he answers yes. I feel a cold breeze. Male. I then ask the last question. On the 2nd recorder, it was really faint. Yes. The living room turned out to be pretty interesting. There were a few other whispery evps I didn't include.

We then went into this den which is off the kitchen. We aren't there long so we come back to it later. I have to say that when we went in the first time, it felt really really heavy in there. You definitely felt the energy shift.
As soon as we got settled into the room there was this constant whispering that we could hear with our ears on several occasions. I'm sooo bummed that the fountain is running. It ruined most of the evps. Since some people could hear them and some could not. I just left most of them out. I just can't clean them up enough to be 100% sure. If at some point I can get them cleaned up better, then I will post them. Here's a few so you can see what I was up against. It says don't talk to me. DontTalk. Someone asks what is your name. A spirit answers back by saying too much fun in here and sounds like laughing afterwards. Not sure if you will be able to hear it. Fun. I feel so sad that I can't share the rest. I have a ton of evps in this room.  Sniff...sniff.  What's a paranormal investigation with out a few orbs? Here's a few photos from the room.

After that we went upstairs to investigate. As I was climbing the stairs, it felt like my foot went right through one of them and I almost lost my balance. I held onto the railing the rest of the way. It was trippy. We went into an empty bedroom. We didn't get that much. The next two are strange. On the first one, I was trying to figure out if someone in the room said Amy in the first part. And then it almost sounds like a guy says where's dinner lol. Male. Then, it sounds like it says heah, heah Amy. Male2. I have 2 whispers from a female. The first, I'm not sure. It almost sounds like she says heah and there is a response back to her that sounds male (again, no male in the room) that you can't make out. Female In the 2nd, someone is giggling in the room and there is this sing songy female whispered response. Female2. We weren't feeling much in the room so we moved to another bedroom.

Right after I turn on my recorder, we get a voice. I'm not 100% sure what he is saying but we hadn't even asked a question yet. Male. Then Judy says, is there a ghost in here. There is almost like a tsk and then a male responds. Ghost. I think Judy hops is on the bed and she said it felt like it was wet. As she saying that, there is a male voice and some weird knocking over it. Because it was faint, I didn't post it. At the beginning of this one, you do hear a male whisper. Male2. We ask it to be louder and we got some tapping. I have a few evps where there is this weird whispered, not sure how to describe it, male "voice". It's almost like someone is either singing or yelling but very far away. It's a sound that isn't there most of the time. So, who knows. This is the only thing else I got. There is some tapping and I ask is that you tapping. There is a male voice that says no, then you hear a few more tapes. I say do it again and there is this weird tinny tap. Tap

Well, overall, this was a great investigation. I love working with my HPI peeps!!