A woman contacted us from Moline, Illinois with reports of strange activity in the home that she, her husband, and her small baby was occupying. Here is her initial report to us in email…
We are interested in your investigation but we are gathering our information to present to you with some details. Basically we have been at the house for almost 8 years. A presence was felt soon after but never threatening. We know there has been a death in the driveway of our home within a couple of years of us purchasing the home. “It” comes and goes but increases if we do improvements to the house, like he is checking on us or something. It is located mainly in one bedroom and through the hallway and rarely in the living room or kitchen. We were fine with “it” for awhile but lately more things have happened. My son was in our bedroom playing and suddenly got very scared and was looking at the corner of the room and ran to me in the doorway. I told “it” that it was fine to be here but do not mess with our child so then I walked into my son’s room and a diaper box that was sitting up suddenly fell over by itself. My husband had an experience in the living room where lots of toys suddenly made noise by themselves but I was going to get more information about that. I have more incidents but those are the most recent.
A team of Steph, Becky, Chris, Sarah, and Diana was assembled and arrived at the home to do the interview and walk through around 6 p.m. The home itself was small so it did not take much time for Chris, Sarah, and Diana to be shown the son’s bedroom where most of the activity seems to occur and then the hallway and second bedroom as well. The only other rooms of the house are the living room and kitchen, which are conjoined to form almost one big room, the bathroom, and the outside deck area of the home.
During the interview with Steph and Becky more information was acquired and also more details discussed with some of what was already told to us before. The wife started the interview and the husband joined in after the walk-thru was finished with the entire team witnessing the rest of its duration and completion.
The previous owner who had died in the house had been found out on the driveway already passed on from a heart attack. That owner had suffered from diabetes and eventually went blind before death. His wife remained in the house shortly before selling it to a contractor who then sold it to the present owners.
Most of the experiences seem to be that the woman feels watched some of the time and actually sees things pass from the corner of her eye. She will ask if her husband is there when she sees a form walk behind her across the hallway but he will not be. She has felt a presence pass her in the hallway including the slight breeze accompanying it but no one was there. She does talk out loud to it whenever it seems to involve the baby or issues related to him and has gotten angry only when the presence seemed to affect her son.
The man of the house will see shadows that quickly move from one room to another, but there is no shape to them and they disappear very quickly. One day the husband saw something pass outside of the window, as if something was walking down the driveway then saw something appear to stop in front of the window and kneel down to look inside at him. A face was seen in the window but it was not clearly outlined, best described as how a person may see their reflection in the water or as a charcoal drawing. The form then “stood” back up and was gone. There was no one that he knew of outside at the time of this experience. He also heard toys begin to play by themselves in a toy box, first one then another and another and there was no one in the room to physically turn them on as they are manual toys. The gate outside has also opened by itself for the man and the son to walk thru and this can only be done by physical means as it is not an easy gate to open.
A team of Becky, Steph, Chris, Sarah, Diana, Amy, Jacque, and Pam arrived back at the house at around 8:30 p.m. and split into teams of two with four people in each group.
Lead investigator Becky went into the home first with her team while lead investigator Steph and her team stayed out in the deck area of the house. The two owners remained inside the living room in the house. Becky’s team consisted of herself, Chris, Amy, and Jacque while Steph’s team included herself, Sarah, Diana, and Pam.
While inside the house Becky’s team first went into the son’s room and conducted an EVP session there while also checking for any fluctuating magnetic activity or temperature changes. While in the room Becky and Chris did notice some fluctuations of both things in a stable area but nothing else happened to make the activity substantial. The team then exited the room and returned back to the deck area.
Steph’s team then went inside the home and also went to the son’s bedroom, where much of the same activity was conducted… Steph did most of the EVP session and Sarah and Diana monitored their EMF meters. Sarah, Diana, and Steph all had their voice recorders running and Pam videotaped the group and room while this was being done and also took some pictures. No activity was experienced in this room so the group decided to go to the parent’s bedroom and conducted another EVP session. Before leaving the room, Steph placed her Digital Voice Recorder in the son’s bedroom to continue playing while the room remained empty and after finished in the parent’s bedroom, Sarah left her Digital Recorder in there for the same reason.
The entire team remained out in the deck area of the home for about 30 minutes to give the recorders some time to record anything unusual. During that time Steph and Amy went outside in the driveway to do another EVP session using Amy’s recorder, and took a few pictures of the area. There were neighbors out in their yard at the time, so that particular session was hard to conduct.
The team decided to call the investigation as they felt they had done all that they could do considering the size of the house and the fact that the owners had remained in the living room during the investigation so only a few rooms could be investigated during the night. The team left the home around 10:00 p.m. with no personal experiences reported from any of the members.
After going through all of the evidence, nothing was found that was unexplained or viable.
We concluded just from our one investigation that we could not find anything paranormal in the residence. This does not mean that nothing is there or that any experiences haven’t happened to the owners, we just didn’t find anything to aid the unexplained nature as to what they have experienced. For now the case is closed, unless the family decided to contact us again for another investigation.
For now the case is closed, unless the family decides to contact us again for another investigation.
Case Status: CLOSED