Muscatine Iowa Private Home Investigation #6

This Muscatine residence has been investigated by our group 5 times in the past. The owners had moved out of the location and when they moved back, they had these claims of recent activity. “ A friend was on a ladder and felt himself being pushed off the ladder, a back scratcher that was sitting on an air conditioner was thrown across the room, feeling of being poked while sleeping, remote was making the lights go off and on and fireplace go on and off, felt the bed being moved, hearing footsteps upstairs, the smell of pipe tobacco upstairs.” They reported that 2 former tenants have died at the residence.

The Investigation

A digital voice recorder and a camcorder were placed in the upstairs bedroom area, a stationary recorder in the upstairs front living room area, and a cell sensor and Mel meter in the upstairs hallway. Bryce recorded the majority of the investigation with his camcorder and Becky carried a Zoom DVR.

The spirit box was used in the upstairs bedroom area. Interaction was attempted using the cell sensor.

Personal Experiences

Becky: I heard an unexplained knocking sound in hallway when Steve asked for a knock. While sitting on a computer chair in the upstairs front room, I could feel the floorboards shift under my feet. No one in the room had moved. I was sitting in the same area that Stephanie had sat during a previous investigation and she felt and heard footsteps. I witnessed the cell sensor going off 2 different times when it was laying stationary at each end of the hallway upstairs.

Bryce: Personal experiences include hearing a few unexplained noises and hearing the cell sensor go off twice for no apparent reason.

Steve: My personal experiences include recording a EMF spike from 0.0 to 0.5 then back to 0.0 along with a 5 degree temp. drop upon entering the upstairs door.  Also recorded  the same 0.0 to 0.5 to 0.0 in the upstairs living room.  Heard what seemed like a knock in response to my question. Thought I heard footsteps in upstairs living room.  Noticed spirit box replies when asking what his name was, replies were “Who me?”  and “I cannot say it.” I also had the  feeling like all of the hairs on my head were standing on end in the hallway.  Feeling a sudden bone chilling chill while doing spiritbox in the back bedroom.  Feeling slightly dizzy and again hairs on head standing up in living room. This is when Bryce’s camera could not focus on me.

Mandi: While in the living room I kept having feelings like something was pinching my elbow. When coming up the stairs from the basement it felt like something tugged my pocket.

Evidence

Audio

At 7:31 we enter the upstairs front room to start and EVP session. The cell sensor had been placed in the hallway outside the door and it goes off for no apparent reason.

 

At 7:40 when we were in the upstairs front room, we heard a knock after Steve asked for it and some shifting in the hallway.

 

Becky asks for a knock and seems to get one.

 

This EVP was caught on Mandi’s stationary DVR that had been placed in the back room upstairs. We were just entering the room to investigate. We think it sounds like it is whispering “no one here.” 

 

The cell sensor goes off for the 2nd time right after this. Also on Mandi’s recorder was this possible voice that speaks while we are all in the front room upstairs.

 

Another clip from her recorder seems to have an unknown male voice.  Steve reacts by saying he heard a voice.

 

At approximately 7:47 on Steve’s recorder that was left in the upstairs back room he caught the following:  At 7:47  in “whisper 2 muscatine”  A pretty clear whisper can be heard.  What it says, well “F*** you!” 

 

At 7:49  Steve captured this EVP  and explains what he feels he hears.  Three whispers can be heard.  We believe they say “You lied to me” or “Don’t hide from me”, “Just leave!”  “Keep outta here!”

 

This is just an isolated clip of the original to prove it was a whisper and not sound matrixing with the floor creaks. 

Conclusion

We do believe that there is a resident spirit in the home because of our past investigations and evidence we have gathered. Most of the activity does appear confined to the upstairs apartment, though there is mild activity in the first floor one as well. At this point, we feel that there is no more we can do for this family as we have not been able to pinpoint the cause of the activity. We have encouraged them to keep a log of their experiences and, if the need arises, contact a clergyman to try to help control, if not rid, their house of paranormal activity.

Case Status: CLOSED

Geneseo, IL Private Home – October 12, 2012

MVP was contacted by a family from Geneseo, IL that has been experiencing activity in their home. The homeowners have reported seeing apparitions of a male and a child in the basement, top of stairs and doorway. They both have heard their name being whispered in their ears. The male homeowner saw what looked like a child playing with a kitchen set when he went down to the kitchen during the night.  “A train set has been repeatedly destroyed and the son claims he didn’t do it. Many times I would walk into my son’s bedroom planning to catch him out of bed and in his playroom, but he was always sleeping and the door to his playroom shut. I have heard running foot steps start at the entrance to my son’s play room, then trip and hit the floor. Something hit the floor so hard and violently it shook my ceiling fan. I ran upstairs to check on my son. He was asleep on the floor. I woke him up and moved him down stairs to the living room couch. I went back to my room and laid down with both of our dogs. The moment I hit the bed my fan started shaking and I heard running foot steps back and forth. I also heard the wooden trains being played with.  I was in the bathroom and saw a shadow fly from the basement. I followed it thinking it was my son, up it went to his bedroom. I saw a man in a black cape like coat come out of no where, five feet from our bedroom door, and walk out the the doorway”.

The house is believed to have been built around 1900. The property is located in Geneseo, Ill

The temperature was 41 degrees and partly cloudy. Indoor temp averaged 70 degrees.

A Static recorder was placed in the child’s room, a static recorder in the playroom, a static video camera in the playroom, 2 mobile recorders, 1 real-time audio analyzer, 2 digital cameras, 2 magnetometers, 1 Mel Meter, and 1 Full-spectrum digital camera were employed.

EMF/Temp readings:  Kitchen: 0-2.5 milligaus, 69 degrees, Bathroom: 0.3-0.5 milligaus, 69.9 degrees, Living Room: 0.2-1.0 milligaus, 70 degrees, Master Bedroom: 0-0.3 milligaus, 70.4 degrees, Spare Bedroom: 0-0.3 milligaus, 69 degrees, Child’s Bedroom: 0-0.5 milligaus, 69.8 degrees, Playroom: 0.1-0.4 milligaus, 68 degrees.  (Whole house seemed to have elevated EMF fields)

The kitchen area was tested for EMF and had a high EMF reading throughout. Steve attempted the flashlight experiment in the living room. A floor piano was turned on in the playroom in an attempt to get interaction with the reported child spirit. The marbles were tested on the playroom floor to see how easily the sound traveled to the bedroom below. Spirit box was used with no results.

Personal Experiences

Steve: felt a cold spot by him in the kitchen area at 7:25 while conducting the interview.   Also feeling dizzy and off balance in the kitchen when doing the interview.  I saw a shadow go across a section of the kitchen wall that was illuminated from an outdoor porch light from the neighbor’s house. Could have possibly been neighbor outside.  Witnessed some flashlight responses that I could not explain.  Heard several small knocks which could have just been settling noises.

Becky: I heard sounds by the tv. Cabinet. Flashlight that Steve had set up on there turned on a couple times, but not on command at 8:30.  At 9:20, while sitting on the loveseat, I heard what sounded like a door being pushed shut. I asked Bryce and Terry to walk across the floor upstairs to see if it was a movement they had made but it did not sound the same.

Terry:  My only personal experiences are: I saw a white, mostly round, ball of light near master bedroom, on the door frame.  Could have been from outside, but no cars went by.  And, I saw the light from the moon blocked out in spare room upstairs.  Wasn’t looking straight at it, but saw the light change in there.

Bryce:  No real major personal experiences, just heard some random sounds.

Evidence

Audio

8:13PM – This is the footstep Steve heard. Enhanced slightly. (Living Room) 

8:18PM – This is the high pitched sound we all heard. It sounds like glass being hit, happens 3 times. (Living Room)  

8:03PM – This one has several sounds like small things being dropped or hit together. (Upstairs) 

8:39PM – You can hear us downstairs, then you hear what sounds like a child hum then what sounds like someone blowing on the recorder mics. (Upstairs) 

9:26PM – A very big thump when we’re all downstairs. (Upstairs) 

705 child voice during interview  7 05PM child voice at 2 seconds in

720 sounds like a response during interview  7 20PM seems to be a response at the end

751 child voice whisper , we are downstairs, recorder upstairs  7 51PM child voice then whisper

906 Terry and Bryce upstairs, recorder in playroom  9 06PM child voice play room Bryce and Terry upstairs

Becky in kitchen walking  nothing

female voice kitchen ,  living room  get out, quiet voice, whispering under our talking

Conclusion

Based on our experiences and evidence gathered, there appears to be mild paranormal activity that is benevolent in nature and we look forward to working with the homeowners to find the cause of the activity.

Case Status: OPEN