Private Home Investigation Geneseo, Illinois February 2012

Mississippi Valley Paranormal was contacted by a family, in Geneseo, with claims of unexplained paranormal activity that they wanted investigated further.

Some of the claims included feeling like being tapped on the shoulder, being punched on the shoulder, feeling like someone was sitting on the bed, sound of dishes or something moving in the kitchen, tv turning off and on, door opening on its own, sound of footsteps, shadow appearing in upstairs window, light being on in upstairs window and no one being up there, and hearing voices.

MVP members Becky, Steve, Terry and Chris listened to the claims and were taken on a walk through of the home before the home owner left the residence for the investigation to begin.

Cameras were set up and recorders and cell sensor placed in various areas of the home in hopes of validating or debunking the claims that were made. The team started out with a group EVP session in the lower level basement area. During this time various noises were heard and some unexplained voices that seem to have been caught on audio. Team members also reported seeing shadow movement.  Team then split up and concentrated on the other levels of the home.

Throughout the night the team seemed to experience unexplained noises, shadows, and voices.  We were hoping we would be able to validate them when reviewing audio, and indeed some of them were caught. The house seemed to be fairly calm and quiet while we were there, but we all know that doesn’t always  tell the story as to what might be going on.


Becky and Steve– did hear a disembodied voice that seemed to have started to speak while in the living room and this was caught on audio. Becky also heard a jingling type sound that was caught on audio, while up in the parents bedroom.

Terry– Thought I saw movement up in living room from basement

Heard a voice twice in the basement.

Could have sworn the office door moved a few times when I was alone in there.

Heard several unknown noises when upstairs

Chris– Not a lot of personal experiences,heard a few unexplained noises. Thought I saw a shadow movement upstairs from the basement.

Steve– Seeing shadow movement in the upstairs hallway from the basement.



7 35PM faint whispers upstairs all of us in basement

7 36PM faint whisper upstairs all of us in basement

8 03PM loud whisper upstairs all of us downstairs

8 10PM loud whisper upstairs then Tommy’s turn all are downstairs

8 36PM noise I heard that no one else heard

8 39PM high pitch noise Becky heard(1)

8 48PM humming just after I said how quiet it was in there

9 01PM whistle response

9 12PM Whistle response


growly sound and shhhh





very faint female voice geneseo



Geneseo home knock with mad sigh2





Lisbon History Center Investigation

On February 11th, 2012 a few members of Mississippi Valley Paranormal traveled to the small town of Lisbon IA to investigate a small museum there. The curator of this museum along with other employees had experienced some strange happenings revolving around a military exhibit. Claims of activity included the shifting of a display case that included various military items of the civil war era and others, medals, etc… Also there are 4 Civil War era items there that sit upright on the floor that are claimed to have fallen over when nobody was there. Voices have been heard, and the apparition of a sea captain had been seen in the front section. Doors were claimed to have been opened when they were shut, and items have been scattered about for no apparent reason.

The team arrived at the location at about 7:00pm, and met with the curator for a walk-thru tour. We then set up our video cameras and readied our equipment for investigation. The investigation started out with two teams, one upstairs in the museum area, and one downstairs in the basement. EVP sessions were held in both areas. Later the teams switched places and EVP sessions were held once again. We then met back in the museum for a quick spirit box session which yielded no results. The museum seemed quite quiet that night. So we thought.


Steve: While investigating in the basement I had heard a whisper right into my ear. I could not understand it at the time, but seemed very real. I also noticed that in the area of the military exhibit the temperature seemed much colder than in other areas. I recorded a 5 degree difference in that area with my MEL meter.


Stephanie: In the basement while with Bryce and Terry I heard what sounded like a voice coming from the Walkie Talkie. It may have been interference from outside but it was very strange as it seemed to be directed towards us. Also while reading the Bible downstairs I heard something move in the vicinity I was in. I was sitting on a table with a lot of stuff on it and it was from the table I was on. I was not moving at all and there would be no reason for anything to shift on the table. It seemed to be very close to me. I also heard what sounded like a faint scream while in the basement.

Becky reported no personal experiences.

Diana: When we were downstairs I heard a couple bangs and knocks but that was all and upstairs while I was sitting at the table I thought I heard footsteps behind me and a shuffling like sound. I’m pretty sure Becky heard the footsteps as well because we both turned around and commented on them. Also right when we got there before we started investigating I was walking toward the war display and I heard a female giggle and I asked where Steph was because I thought it was her and she heard me ask it and she popped her head around and said it wasn’t her and I know it wasn’t me or Becky. So I’m not sure who was giggling but I definitely heard a giggle……….and it was female.

Bryce: Not many personal experiences, just a couple sounds heard in the basement with Steph and Terry.

Terry: Heard what sounded like a scream in the basement. Also, I Heard something move when I was alone in the farming area. Could not figure out what it was

Chris: My personal experiences were not much. When Steve ,Diana and myself were in the basement,heard some knocks or taps. Also we all heard a whisper which i captured on audio with us all reacting to it. The only other thing was a shuffling noise with a footstep that happened right behind me.


8 13PM whisper when no one in back area

8 17PM 2 whispers

8 18PM something laugh with Steph

8 40PM unknown male voice

8 41PM walkie disturbance no one seemed to_

9 02PM crazy whistle affects walkie

basement ding



high pitched sigh




Singing shortened amplified repeated





whisper in basement


laugh and sigh lisbon


Private Home Davenport Iowa

MVP was contacted to perform an investigation at a private residence in Davenport Iowa. The families claims of activity included these from their email: The husband has felt a presence and looked to see what his daughter was looking at and saw the figure of an old woman disappear into the wall, lights turn off, doors open, toothbrushes turn on, objects falling down, unexplained voices have been captured on audio, deadbolt on door slammed shut, young daughter calls two spirits by name calling one Gooka and the other Guy. Guy she says got in a motorcycle accident and was wearing a helmet but his face is bad. The couple also noticed some unexplained footprints under their bed.

While MVP listened to the claims, all members and the couple heard an unexplained noise like something falling or paper rustling and some of the team reported hearing the faint sound of a young childs voice. The couple left the home and the team consisting of Bryce, Becky, Terry and Steve went about setting up equipment in an attempt to capture any evidence of paranormal activity.

The team started out with a evp session in the living room area and then broke into groups of Steve and Becky staying on the main floor and Terry and Bryce continuing to the attic area. Later on the team rejoined for a spirit box session and continued investigating.



Becky- I witnessed the sound of something falling or moving while we were still all in the living room area talking to the couple. During the walk through of the attic I thought I heard a rustling sound over to the side.

Terry, Bryce, Steve- reported hearing the same falling or moving sound during initial walk through.

Terry reported feeling a cob web type feeling, several times during the night.


7 08PM 2 whispers

7 13PM whisper

7 36PM tobacco whisper

7 53PM connection to Lena

7 57PM who is this talking


how many is here spiritbox two

its hard

shortkid voice

spiritbox answer to becky

spiritbox hello

spiritbox nobody here

spiritbox reply to message

spiritbox you got me



whisper bedroom


Davenport Business Third Investigation

We were contacted by Alex, a former employee of a Davenport business that we had investigated twice in the past. Alex claimed that the employees of this business were still experiencing paranormal activity and wondered if we wanted to do a return investigation. This building had been active in the past and we were excited about getting the chance to go back to it and also bring members that had never investigated there before.

The business is located in an old 3 story home in Davenport. There had been a report of a past suicide in the attic area and numerous reports of activity from footsteps, screams, voices, ceiling fan turning on, dishes moving, etc.

We allowed Alex and 3 others to join in our investigation in hopes that employees might gain responses like they had in the past. The home seemed to be fairly quiet and calm, but most of us did experience unexplained shadows and voices. Steve conducted a very interesting spirit box session that appeared to have intelligent responses to most of the questions asked.

We investigated the home thoroughly for about 2 ½ hours and submit the following personal experiences and audio.


Diana- As for personal experiences, I really didn’t have many except right before were were getting ready to split up and start the investigation I thought I saw a shadow of some sort shoot by and go behind the copier behind the wall in the conference room downstairs. This happened as I was talking to Steve and he was explaining the footsteps they heard and what they sounded like from the previous investigation. The only other personal experience I had was when we had that spirit box session and we were getting pretty direct responses when we were asking questions.  At one point we even asked who was laying on the couch and it said the name of the person. Pretty cool.

Steve- While upstairs investigating in the large room I heard a whisper on two separate occasions. My recorder caught one of them. Other than that no other personal experiences.

Becky- On several occasions I heard either a voice or noise out loud that was caught on the recorder. When we were getting ready to wrap up, Terry and I both saw the shadow pass by that sounded like the same shadow Diana had seen earlier.

Terry- I saw a shadow(or something) move in the exaction location Diana has seen one earlier.

I also heard a female talking twice, but couldn’t make out what it said.


7 12PM don’t ask where we are whisper

7 19PM possible whispers

8 00PM 3 in basmnt

8 02PM 3 in basement Becky front room rest upstairs

8 18PM unknown voice everyone is upstairs Steve in background

9 53PM answer to what year is it







another audible whisper

f yeah

audible whisper davenport business


knock then whisper

possible child voice nah nah na nah nah singing


spiritbox reply are you still here

spiritbox reply attic

spiritbox reply did it

spiritbox reply people

spiritbox reply teresa

spiritbox reply to k2

spiritbox reply to me

spiritbox repy to do you like the kitty

spritbox reply did you lock the cat in the closet

spritbox reply to my name