Saturday, December 7, 2013

Oakland Aviation Museum 11/1/13

Hello Everyone!

It's been awhile. But, I'm back. I'm trying to catch up on posts. I had the opportunity to investigate the Oakland Aviation Museum with Bay Area Paranormal meetup group and it didn't disappoint.  Thank you to all the staff there that helped as well!  Ellis and Jennifer were great!

As always, you will hear it more clearly with headphones. We started the investigation in the library.  It has some old uniforms in there and basically gives the staff who work there the creeps.

Most of our good responses came from the spirit box.  There were lots of whispering responses. I just couldn't tell what they were saying.  So, I'm not going to post every one of them.

This one is strange though.  Male.Male2. Male3.Male4.

This is louder. Two different voices in beginning. After the 2nd question it sounds like A lot Happened Male5

Here's some spirit box stuff.  I didn't include it all.  The first three are really good.  SB1 SB2 SB3 SB4 SB5

Everyone had left the room and I walked into the hallway and was alone.  I was feeling energy so I recorded. Male 

After that, there was one more answer but don't know what it said.  And another one in the hangar bay that seems to respond to a woman in our group and say do you want some help.

I then headed to the Engine room where I could feel a lot of energy as well.  There was an area with tools and that is where I asked most of the question.  I came back a 2nd time as well.  They banged at one point for me when I asked them to make a noise with a tool.

For this one, right before this I did ask a name and the same voice says one but I just can't understand it.  This one is much clearer.  I think he says I'm Happy. Happy

It's a shame because that deeper voice responds to a lot of my questions.  But, most of it, you just can't understand what he's saying or can only make out part of it. M1 M2
We then went further back into the hanger bay.  Another lady and I were in these 2 rooms that were heavy energy.  I did get someone talking to us but again it was a male whispering.  We then went to the theater room. Male Sounds like he says I'm following you. Male2  Male3

I got a lot of responses. But most I can't understand so you just hear a male voice saying something. This one sounds like a lower voice saying you can't tell me what to do (after I asked their rank) and then you hear Hoffman. Male5 Male6

So, definitely a lot of responses in the theater room. Just wish I could understand more of them.

There were two rooms in the back part of the hanger that felt really weird. The lady I was with felt it heavily too. We got this evp which sounds like he's mad. Mad Man

We went into the restoration area. A lot of the staff don't like it in there. I only got one evp. It was a challenge in there because it's near the street and you can hear traffic noise. Voice

There was a chunk of a smaller plan outside we all sat in. The cockpit and a small seating area was behind it. We tried the spirit box and I'll post some of the better ones. SP1 This one is weird. I had the it on reverse and flipping through stations at the highest rate. SP2

This one is exciting. I ask if they can tell us the number of the flight. But, it sounds like he says Cessna 1112. That is a real plane but I don't think it's the one we were in one Cessna  We ask if they need help. And we get a loud little bit. Little

We then went to the Solent Flying Boat. It's very big. It has two levels. They even have dinners on there some time and I believe he said Harrison Ford ate there. We were aloud to climb through this little hatch into the cockpit. Here's what we got: First a voice that is talking underneath our question Voice We're talking about Howard Hughes and you hear a man say what sounds like I know him. Voice

I had a wonderful time there and got lots of interaction. If you get a chance to investigate or do a tour, I definitely would encourage you to do so.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Viginia City Nevada May 2013

I had the opportunity to go to Virginia City, NV again with EGPI.

It was colder than I'd thought it would be there, but I still had a great time.

I got the opportunity to take a tour of the Mckay Mansion this time around. The tour was great. I learned a great history lesson and the house was interesting. We also got to take a tour of the Washoe Club which I didn't get to do last time.  I'll get back to that later.

We stayed in a cottage across the street from the Gold Hill. It's the same one I stayed in the last time but a different section. It didn't seem to be as active as the front one. Judy and Regina went into this big empty walk in closet inside the bedroom and got a few evps. Male. Voice. The room wasn't really that active. The last night there a few of us kept hearing talking, but we were never able to locate it.

MacKay mansion. It was built in 1860 and it was the home of John MacKay as well as the office for the Gould & Curry Mining Company. Initially, George Hearst worked as a superintendent in the mines and he resided there. John McKay later resided there. There have been reports of a little girl in white. I was having some video difficulties. Only me and Stephanie were in the house. MaleVoice.

Brittany and I decided to go to the mines located in back of the Gold Hill. The previous night, we had went out there (lower mine behind Miner's Cabin) and as soon as I turned on my recorder, I got a male voice and a whisper. Male. It freaked me out cause it was clear. We didn't hear anything and there was no one else around. Down the hill a ways there is a trailer with some cars parked. But, we weren't that close to it. Here's a 2nd one. Male2.

We ended up going to the main cemetery in town.  We had it all to ourselves so it was nice.
Regina had a couple of evps where I could hear a voice.  Another female voice was captured on a 2nd recorder I had laid on some bricks. But, it was nothing exciting.  On my third recorder which I was carrying, I got this.It's hard to hear what he's saying. Voice.

Judy did some fast talking and we got to investigate a very old restaurant we had eaten in called Cafe de Rio.  They have really good food.  The owner and staff had experienced some weird occurences upstairs including some bluish energy.  In the first evp in the middle someone says I am.... and I just can't make out the two syllable word.  And at the end there is someone whispering to me. I'm in the room by myself. Voice2.Voice3.

We got to investigate the Old Washoe Club.  I didn't have the opportunity to investigate the club the last time but now they've opened up a tour where you can go upstairs.

It was very interesting.  I had a personal experience I'll never forget.  A few times I got very overwhelmed with energy.  By the time we made it up to the 3rd floor I was having a hard time breathing.  Part of that could have been the altitude which none of us were used to. The elevation is 6200 ft.  But as we kept walking around, I was burning up.  I did have a coat on but no one else around me at the time was experiencing this and I hadn't been hot all night.  But, I was literally burning up to the point where it was making me very weak.  By the time we went to go down the stairs, my legs almost gave out on me going down the steps and I was doing everything I could to focus and get down them safely.  When we got outside it was cold.  But, I ended up siting down on a bench.  I was pretty messed up.  It took me about a 1/2 hr to cool down.  I mentioned it to another EGPI team member (who had just showed up before we went on the tour) and he mentioned his wife was having the same problem as me.  I did find out that there was a fire in there before.  So, I'm wondering if that is what happened because I've only ever experienced that before under the same circumstances (many years ago).  Unfortunately, they were singing karaoke on the 1st floor at the beginning of the tour so I had to throw out potential evps.

You can hear the whispering in some of these. Voices1 Voices2 Voices3.Voices4.

Later that night, we went and tried to do some investigating in the Gold Hill Hotel.  We were mainly in the dining room area.  We even took turns going in there individually.  I got some whispers.  But, it was nothing to write home about.  We went back into the dining area by the bar and we still had our Mel Meters on and we were chatting.  I was telling a few stories and the Mel Meter would keep going off when I finished.  And for some reason every time I said the word creepy.  I'd even randomly throw it into the conversation to try and trick it and it would would spike all the lights.  It was pretty funny.  I have no idea if it was paranormal, but it was entertaining for a while (okay, it was late and we were tired).

Overall, I had a great time.  I didn't get to really investigate St. Mary's again which was disappointing. I did stop in there on the way home.  I wanted to at least do the tour, but no one came to greet us. I walked around a little bit and did some evp sessions. But, I got nothing. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Sherman - Burlingame, CA 3-9-13

Hi Everyone!

I had the opportunity to go ghost hunting with BAGH (Bay Are Ghost Hunters - I had a great time. It was aboard the former army transport ship USAT General Frank M Coxe (re-named The Sherman after a supposed owner).

The 144 ft ship was built in 1922 (shortly after WWI) and was in service until 1947. It is estimated that it carried over 6 million passengers during its military service. It was decommissioned and sold after that. "The Coxe provided a regular service between Fort Mason, on the north coast of the San Francisco peninsula, and Fort McDowell on Angel Island, with periodic stops at Alcatraz. The Alcatraz service continued after the Army relinquished control to the Federal Prison Bureau in the mid-1930s." There was an almost successful prison escape from Alcatraz which involved the ship. John K Giles stole an army uniform from the prison laundry and was able to board the ship (which was going to Angel island). Luckily, before he was able to leave the ship, an observant military office noticed his paperwork was forged and arrested him.

Initially the ship was bought by a SF ferry company. It was then converted into a floating restaurant called The Showboat, in Stockton, CA. The restaurant changed hands a few times and also was converted into a night club. In the late 80's it was berthed in Jack London Square and was called the Pattaya Princess. After that, it was thought that a businessman named Robert Sherman (hence the name) bought it and it sat for 16 years until sold. However, he never owned it (that wasn't discovered until his death).

The owner now lives aboard the ship on the 4th floor and has hopes of re-opening the restaurant. There were 9 of us on this investigation. We started on the bottom of the ship and worked our way up. Linda was the organizer of the event and led the investigation. There was only 1 guy in the group (and he really didn't speak that much so it was easy to tell him from the spirits).

I put some of the better evp's on this youtube video.  HERE

Remember: It's better to listen through headphones.

Bottom floor: Storage kitchen, office, lockers, and other storage etc. We started at the bottom since it was darker down there because the sun hadn't set yet. It was around 57 degrees. We started in the kitchen/storage area and it was very interesting. At first we just got a few short responses like this one.  Yes. Male3. I'm not going to post every little things but we got a lot of whispered responses back but sometimes I just couldn't understand. But, it was clear that someone was interacting with us.

And things really started to get interesting when things started to move around on the floor above us. It was pretty trippy. FurnMove1. We heard footsteps. And we were discussing if possibly the owner came in and was moving stuff around. FurnMove2. FurnMove3. Then things get a little more interesting. People think they are hearing water but I feel like I'm listening to a tv. I'm going to post both clips from different recorders. But in the middle of it all I clearly hear someone say Burt, turn the tv off. And then, I hear I can't followed by someone saying first of all Burt.Use headphones if you can.  Voices Voices2. Here's some more phantom tv and some respones. Btw, we are still hearing chairs slide across the floor, I just didn't want to post every single chair slide and be redundant.  Warning, I hear some cursing in the first one. Voices2 Voices3 I'm talking about how I don't want to use the ovilus anymore and someone whispers that is true or that is the truth. True Another voice. Voice4 No

We then made our way to the back of the boat on the same level (where the employee lockers are). I thought I heard a yes over the headphones for the 2nd question but it actually said no. It's hard to hear but right at the end someone says no it wasn't. No2  *One of the weirdest deepest voices I've ever heard says It doesn't matter at the end of this. Doesnt * Mr weird voice responds again when Laura is asking about the owner running the restaurant again. he says No, it will probably be forgotten. And at the end he says I want her to be (but I can't get last words). forgotten * When we asked if they new Mr Sherman died there was a lot of whispering and a faint you don't know him answer. Here is some weird whispering and they keep repeating the word heah. heah * This next one is interesting. A woman answers I can speak to that. But then a male whispers, Alice, don't ask. Alice

So this sounds like deep voice tries to say his name and other things.  Then in 2nd 1/2 there is a clear please help me Man * It's hard to make him out but he says, i don't want to talk about that time. There are other voices in there as well (included female at end - sounds like you're not being very mature). Male 

Male2 Male3  * This one is clearer. HelpU * When she's talking and says we can't tell that it's you.  A female is saying underneath, can you hear me now. A male then says something (I can make out 2nd part let me clear the room) Male *  Voice * We ask if they know they are dead and someone says finito. I think the name he says is Buddy Piccone or Bugsy Name * In the beginning I think it says I am right behind you. Voices Voice  * We moved back to the stairs because we thought we kept seeing shadow movement. This one he says we'll give you what you need and then there is another voice. At the end, it sounds like he says and you die without food. Need * We then make our way up to the bar on the main floor/entrance. You can hear a male voice say let me walk to the kitchen. Male *

There was a while where we didn't hear much then we started getting some more voices. There some other chatter and I did get a guy saying the word alive. Then, there there's a sing songy female voice that says it's not okay it's broken. Female2 * Sounds like someone singing. Singing * This scared all of us. At first we thought it came from the bathroom, but then we figured out that someone had gone behind the bar and opened a door and it slammed shut. DoorSlam Male * Creepy voice sounds like I will tell you. At the end I can't really tell what is said. The first word almost sounds like Blackburn Males * I ask if they can whistle and I hear a male singing. Only can make out first few words of song. Stop the love. Stop *

Spirit box at bar: Got some interesting responses. Let Me * Can't get what male said right after question but sounds like someone answers 12. 12 * This is interesting. Laura tells them that they can come join her in the bar, at the end it sounds like I do.IDo * We're hearing footsteps and a spirit says I see them. Then she asks who's upstairs and there is a response 1st sounds like 2 heaven. Name  * Someone asks about going upstairs, sounds like too evil  Voices * When Laura talks about help there is a faint female thank you. At the end a male says 3 words. Voices2 * She asks if it's Mercedes and a male says Hello. Hello * We start hearing things being moved above us.Movement * We then went to the upstairs bar. Immediately I'm hearing voices and someone is seeing a shadow in the men's bathroom. Here is 2 recorders (they are at opposite ends of the bar.) The only male in our group is actually talking but you hear other males in the background. Males * There are some voices on this one. Female sounds like she's says where's Cassie at? And then a male says don't let them through.* Voices

After she said we're not asking you to leave. A male voice says I can help myself. Then very faintly he said I don't think I want you (can't make out end) and then we hear footsteps but none of us are walking. Male *  There is a lot of whispering going on that I just can't make out. I really really wish this one was clearer. It sounds like he says that's there own business. Male * Male and female response. MaleFemale * Almost sounds like we know that Colin.....did it, then No.  Colin *There's a lot of talking going on but it's so hard to understand easily. You can hear very loudly what happens after the word Betty. Just say the names.  Then a word is spoken while Laura is speaking. The end is hard to hear but he says I like to drink. Drink Sounds like I'm from ...... beach beach * Whispering (Just name your price, I'll give you) and somebody moving things. Movement *

This was weird. There is lots of movement and whispering. A woman responds a few times. I thought maybe before the middle when it's a really clear voice that it was maybe a woman with an accent Woman *So then I isolated that section and also the end just for fun, and I reversed it. Reverse *Then it sounds like she says it's all right. And right before that it sounds like a guy saying I will burn in hell (maybe). At the very end it sounds like help my friends and I. The same female voice is in this one. Female * I reversed it and it sounds like Susan can help Help * I do hear that voice again but I can't quite get what she's saying.

Then, there is just some weird whispering and then it sounds like an argument. It seems like some yells Get me outta here ahole. The a woman says you're so dumb. And another woman says something at the very end. Voices* It's followed by a weird evp. Sounds like the same yelling type voice saying Get.... I can't make it out. Voice * Here is some footsteps and banging. Banging *We hear more banging and then something slams.* Slam

This is the only picture I got that seemed like it could  possibly be a real orb. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hornet 10/19/12

Hi, I got another opportunity to help lead a group on a Haunted Sleepover at the hornet. As always, if you really want to hear the evps clearly, please use headphones.

Bill lead our group first to the bridge (where I have never been). First we went to the flight deck and walked around and then we went up to bridge. It definitely had a different energy. There were several rooms up there. In one (chart room), someone thought they heard music, I thought I heard tapping, but nothing was captured on my recorder. I did get a few fainter responses I didn't post. I believe I do get a clearer response to my question on this one. Male. Now we went forward into the bridge area and we kept hearing this noise. It was really loud. And, they thought it was the shower current (off from the bed area where was a bathroom/shower). So, people sat in there, stood in the shower, and we kept hearing that noise. I kept asking could anything else make that that noise because it didn't sound like the shower curtain to me. Turns out, without Bill's knowledge, someone installed an air freshener in that shower. Mystery solved. Debunked!

While we were listening back to my recorder, I was still recording with my other recorder. There were some voices that weren't on the 1st recording but was talking over it. It sounds like he says the best thing that I can tell ya Male2. Then it sounds like someone says kill em, then there is more talking and it sounds like the voice says I answered it. Male. Another one. Voices.

This one is really weird but awesome. It almost sounds like They're coming from the pass aftward. Then someone yells OMG. Voices2. I tried to modify the file so you can hear the beginning and it's much clearer. The word aftward means towards the stern or back of the ship (if I'm correct).   Voice2b This is weird too. We had just finished laughing about something. Noise.  And here is the last one from around that area. Bill asks if we have a pilot or gunner on the ship and mentions he has his flight helmet.  The male says If tf that is true (very slowly), and then I think he said I'd like to go home (I think....not sure).  Male
Recently, I went back to Hornet for a meeting, and found out that on the scaffolding next to the bridge, 2 crew members died.  They were shot by an incoming Japanese plane.  The yelling part would make more sense and the plane did come from the back of the plane.

We then went to the foscle.  It echos a lot in there and I got nothing.  I also got nothing in the admirals quarters.

We went to a CPO mess hall.The first thing I got is really weird.  Sounds like 1st male says, I want to be immortal and then 2nd one says, heah, I'm alone, come here for a second.  Then you can faintly hear a man speaking and right at the end there is a piano trill. Voices3 

 And then it almost sounds like he said let em know chief and then someone else says something... tango     Voices4   .

 As usual I had a fun time at the Hornet.  If you'd like to visit, there is an upcoming Grey Ghost Paracon on Feb 2nd.  Please click here for details.