Private Home Muscatine, IA #4 Investigation July 25, 2009

MVP investigated this residence back in May of 2008.
Recently the owner contacted Steph and informed her
that activity had again resumed. He reported hearing
footsteps walking upstairs when no one was home,
lights turning off and on, a heavy bang in the
basement, and other unexplained noises. After our
monthly meeting, a team consisting of Rick, Steph,
Diana, Sally and Probationary Investigator Steve
drove to Muscatine.We arrived on site at 5:30 and
interviewed the home owner. The owner feels that the
activity is centered upstairs around an old gentleman
who built the house and who died in this area. They
feel that the downstairs activity is caused by a woman
who lived downstairs, lost her legs to diabetes, and
also passed away in the house. During a walk-through
of the house, we noted that a new resident was now
living upstairs, and that the whole apartment had been
redecorated. The team drove to Pizza Hut to discuss
the case and enjoy a delicious meal


At 8:00 we started the investigation. We decided to
begin investigating in the upstairs apartment, since it
seems that most of the activity was occurring in this
area. Upstairs there is a kitchen, a living room, a
bedroom, a bathroom and a storage area. There is also
a door that leads to the attic. The team set up our
equipment in the living room and started the
investigation in the bedroom. We were equipped with a
video camera, several voice recorders, a digital
thermometer, a Cell Sensor and a KII Meter. The
investigation began with an EVP session, asking
questions of the gentleman who built this house. We
also asked the presence to make a noise or move
something. We continued EVP sessions in the kitchen,
while keeping an eye on the hallway and storage area.
Steph and Steve went up to the attic to look around.

After a time we decided to go downstairs for awhile and
left recorders in the kitchen, bedroom, and attic. Motion
detectors were set up in the hallway. In the basement
we found high EMF readings from the wiring overhead
and running down the support beams. There were some
water pipes and heat ducts running close together from
the furnace.

The group went back upstairs to the main floor to talk to
the home owner. He uses a highly trained Guide Dog to
help with his loss of vision. Steph thought we should
bring the dog upstairs into the apartment to see if there
was any response. Upon entering the apartment the dog
went into the bedroom, hall, kitchen and finally to the
living room. He did quite a bit of sniffing around in the
first three areas, but showed no reaction. In the living
room, the dog showed signs of nervousness and “tinkled”
on the floor as he paced around. The home owner stated
the dog has “never” done that before, and in fact is
highly trained to only urinate outside. After the dog left,
Steph cleaned up the mess.

As the dog was being taken downstairs and the group
was getting ready to split up and go in the rooms,
Steph heard a loud whisper next to her ear. She was
leaving the living room and walking across the hall next
to the kitchen at the time. She is not sure what it was
but it was enough to startle her.

The team decided to split into groups, with Stephanie
and Rick investigating the living room area, Diana in
the kitchen and Sally and Steve in the front bed room.

In the living room, Steph and Rick kept hearing what
sounded like footsteps or creaking noises within the
room. They seemed to come from behind and in front
of Steph, or from the closet in the room.

While in the front bedroom, Sally and Steve conducted
EVP sessions with no apparent response, even after
some mild provoking. They then moved into the smaller
storage area. While in there, Sally had the sensation of
cob webs on the side of her face, ear and then on her
forearm. She had her teammate check to make sure there
wasn’t any loose hairs on her shirt or cobwebs in the
room. None could be found. When standing in the door
way of the bedroom, Steve said he heard someone
walk right in front of him into the bedroom. They again
tried to conduct an EVP session and check for a
response on the KII meter.

When we compared notes, the group in the bedroom told
Rick and Steph that they were not walking around while
the noises were heard, and in fact had heard noises of
their own at the same time and thought the living room
team was walking around.

We ended the investigation around 11:45 and retrieved
our equipment. Before leaving, we enjoyed coffee and
cookies with the home owners.


While in the car going home, Steph checked her cellphone
and saw that she had a voice message from the home
owner. He had called approximately five minutes after we
left. The message stated that when the home owner
went upstairs to turn out the lights and lock the attic
door, he heard a voice telling him to “Get Out.” The “Get
Out” was right when he was leaving the apartment, in the
hallway. It was more of a strong whisper than a voice but
he really thought he clearly heard “Get Out”. He said he
got out.






Unexplained Noise




Note: Sally had this to say about the noises in the
bedroom…”After listening back to the audio when Steph
& Rick were hearing the footsteps in the living room, I
remember I was sitting crisscross applesauce at the end
of the bed and Steve was standing by the dresser in
the bedroom. I could hear and feel the floor moving and
creaking. I told Steve and he thought it was you guys
walking around in the other room. This was happening at
the exact same time you heard the movement in the
living room.”

Nothing paranormal showed up on the video tapes.



*Note-MVP does not consider orb pictures to be

proof of paranormal activity


Because most of the audio the team captured was
knocks, creaks and footsteps, we feel there is a
presence in the house, but it is a presence that has no
interest in interacting with anyone. Our Team Leader,
Steph, feels it is the old man who built the house, and
for whatever reason does not want visitors in the
upstairs of the house or is just being grouchy. No one on
the team felt anything harmful or the presence of
anything with an evil intent. We feel if there is a spirit
present, he just wants to be left alone.

Case Status: Closed

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