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.
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.
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
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