May 12th Becky, Steve, and Terry set off for Lisbon, Iowa and a return visit to the Lisbon History Center. Our first investigation yielded surprising audio of voices “singing” in the basement and we were hoping to get additional audio along with any answers as to why the History Center seems to have paranormal activity.
Our first stop was a cafe along the way where we were met with open mouth stares from the locals, as the 3 “ghost hunters” in their MVP t-shirts entered the establishment. We enjoyed the good food as we discussed our upcoming investigation. Terry left one of our business cards just in case anyone there would want to contact us.
At the History Center, we were met by Becky and we discussed background of the center, in hopes of getting an answer as to activity. We found out that prior to it being a History Center, it had been a store or pharmacy. We had discussed the strong possibility of residual type hauntings because of the vast amount of historical items not only in the display areas but in the basement.
After we were locked in, Terry and Steve proceeded to set up cameras in the upstairs and basement area while Becky placed a recorder near the area that the original singing audio was captured from the previous investigation. Recorders were placed in key areas throughout the History Center and after all equipment was in place, the team started their first EVP session.
Steve states his personal experiences as the following: My personal experiences include feeling as if something was touching my hand and arm in the front foyer near the old piano. Hearing
footsteps while we were in the basement. I was witness to the sound of something hitting the garbage can in the basement. We all experienced some form of activity while we were in the basement and upstairs. I feel that the museum is haunted with residual object attachment activity. I noticed that several times when the clock chimed I would receive an evp of some sort, as my recorder was in the main museum. The clock may be one of the attached objects. The female voices came after the clock chimes. As far as any other attached objects in the museum, your guess is as good as mine as to what they might be.
Becky also heard the sound of something hitting the garbage can or something metal while in the basement. I heard unexplained noises throughout the night. At one time the 3 of us were in the basement and heard a thump, then creak then footstep that was caught on audio. You can hear me react to it as I was sitting on the steps and it sounded like it was on the floor above.
Terrys personal experience is as follows: Had the “feels like I walked through a cobweb” feeling twice very early in the evening. I heard several small noises that couldn’t be pinned down. And, while in the basement I heard something noticeably hit the metal trash can. I had accidentally hit it much earlier while moving, and I’m not sure if that’s why it did it. Also, when standing near that trash can I got the chills exactly when Steve and Becky did.
I brought some music from the 1920’s to see if that would spark anything. The trash can hit came a bit after that. But, as soon as I turned on the music I felt something on my shin. This was actually caught on video. It happened at 8:50PM. It’s shortly after that that the EVPs 8:52PM and 8:56PM were picked up upstairs by my digital voice recorder (DVR) in the back farm equipment area. We were all in the basement and it doesn’t go over as far as where the DVR was. There’s no way that was us.
Also, the EVP titled 8:03PM …Goodbye, I had heard a bump type sound from back there when this was picked up. I was maybe 10 feet away at the time. I had the camera rolling, but this was not picked by the camera mic and nothing was picked up when I went back there either.
A very fun evening. I believe that what ever is active there is a young boy, or girl. It seems friendly to me.