On March 13, 2010 GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private home in Grayson, Ga. Some of the claims included seeing apparitions, hearing footsteps, hearing a motorcycle being started in the home, items being moved, random lights turning on, uneasy feeling in attic, and cabinet door opening on its own.
Investigators & people present at investigation: Ed Laughin, Corey McHargue, Christine Riley, Patrick Riley, and guest Joey Coates.
Date, Moonrise, Moonset, Time, Altitude, Distance, Illuminated Phase(km)
Mar 13, 2010, 5:30 AM, 5:00 PM, 11:12 AM 47.4°, 405,338, Waning 4.5%
Weather Conditions at March 13, 2010 – 7:00 EST
7:00 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 42.8° F 60.8 at 16:50 42.8 at 7:00
Dew Point 39.2° F 57.2 at 16:50 39.2 at 7:00
Relative Humidity 87% 100 at 9:50 87 at 7:00
Wind Speed 7 mph from W 12 at 10:45 0 at 15:47
Pressure 28.42 in 28.56 at 9:50 28.39 at 16:50
Sea Level Pressure 29.55 in 29.67 at 10:45 29.48 at 16:50
Altimeter 29.53 in 29.68 at 9:50 29.50 at 16:50
Weather conditions clear – –
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 7:00 1.00 at 9:50
Ceiling – 4800 at 16:50 200 at 9:50
Condition of the home:
The original house was built circa 1890 and additions have built on to it up until the early 1960’s. The home was structurally sound. Some of the floors would creak when walked upon, the windows seemed air tight, and the utilities were in good shape for the age of the house.
Equipment used by Investigators:
Cameras: One Rebel digital camera and Four IR Video Cameras connected to a J2000 DVR.
EMF Meters: Cell Sensor cellular phone/EMF detection meter, Electro Sensor EMF
Meter, and K-II Meter.
Audio Recorders: Sony P210 digital voice recorder and an Olympus D-10 digital voice
recorder and RCA VR5220.
Thermometers: Cen-Tech mini non-contact infrared digital thermometer and an Omega
HH68K ambient thermometer.
Temperature readings are in Fahrenheit and EMF readings are in Miligause.
Investigation began: The investigation began with Team 1(Corey and Patrick) at 8:51p.m.
8:51 pm Start of Investigation
8:54 pm Upstairs in the blue room: Base readings Temp 64° and EMF .1
8:56 pm- 9:04 pm held EVP session.
9:06 pm Upstairs hallway and landing: Base readings Temp 57° and EMF .3
9:12 pm-9:23 pm held EVP session.
9:24 pm Downstairs landing and great room: Base readings Temp 73° and EMF .1
9:27 pm-9:36 pm held EVP session
9:44 pm Toy room: Base readings Temp 53° and EMF .1
9:45 pm-9:54 pm held EVP session
9:57 pm Front bedroom: Base readings Temp 57° and EMF .1
10:01 pm-10:08 pm held EVP session.
10:11 Ended Team 1 first sweep.
Team 2(Ed, Christine, and Joey) started their first sweep at 10:22
10:22 pm Upstairs blue room: Base readings Temp 58° and EMF .1
10:31 pm-10:40 pm held EVP session.
10:46 pm Upstairs hallway and landing: Base readings Temp 53° and EMF .1
10:47 pm-10:53 pm held EVP session. During EVP session Christine and Ed thought they heard the boards creak and footsteps on the stairs leading to the main floor. When we check the stairs there was no one there, unable to explain the noises.
10:56 pm Downstairs landing and great room: Base readings Temp 59° and EMF .1
11:06 pm- 11:15 pm held EVP session.
11:20 pm Toy room: Base readings Temp 56° and EMF .1
11:24 pm-11:29 pm held EVP session.
11:30 pm Front bedroom: Base readings Temp 58° and EMF .1
11:35 pm-11:44 pm held EVP session.
11:45 pm-11:51 pm Held an EVP session in the motorcycle room.
After a short break we divided the teams up, Team 1 is Corey and Joey and Team 2 is Ed, Christine, and Patrick.
12:30 am-1:10am Team 1 held a vigil in the front bedroom and Team 2 held a vigil in the great room/landing area with no results.
Patrick and I began the investigation in the attic area. We conducted an EVP session and investigated the area, but I had no personal experiences.
We then moved to the living room/great room area. This area was very large and very open and had old paned glass on the window. There were several times when Patrick and I thought we saw lights near the stairs going up to the attic, but were able to determine that the lights we were seeing were from cars outside. We conducted an EVP session and investigated the area. This room felt the heaviest, but I had no personal experiences.
Patrick and I then moved to the toy room on the other side of the house. This is where the homeowner’s grandmother supposedly died. At one point Patrick said he saw a light above my head, but overall the room felt benign. We conducted an EVP session, but I had no personal experiences.
The last room Patrick and I investigated was the guest room at the front of the house. Again, we investigated the room and conducted an EVP session. The room also felt benign and I had no personal experiences.
After a short break, Joe and I set up a vigil in the front guest room. The room felt very pleasant (though cold) and benign. Again, I had no personal experiences.
Overall I found the home beautiful and peaceful. The whole home felt benign to me.
There were two times that I heard what sounded like footsteps and boards creaking as if someone was walking on them. The first time was during the walk through of the home. All team members and the client were in the motorcycle room on the main floor when I heard what sounded like someone walking on the floor right above where we were. Upon checking we found no one upstairs. The second time was when we were doing an EVP session in the upstairs landing I thought I heard what sounded like the boards creaking and footsteps on the stairs leading to the main floor but found no one on the stairs or in the area. Unable to explain both occurrences.
I only had two personal experiences: 1) I saw someone walk through the door in the back bedroom with the bookshelves and it was no one from our group. I thought that it was either Joe or Patrick and they both came walking up from behind me with Corey right after, so it could not be them. 2) While standing in the foyer of the upstairs, it sounded as if someone was walking up the stairs, however, there was no one there.
During the investigation the investigators had very little paranormal experiences of their own. A couple unexplained sounds that sounded like footsteps from the stairs and from a room above while doing a walk through of the home, this validated the claims by the client of hearing footsteps. We were unable to get anything on video or in the still pictures but captured some EVP’s. While investigating the upstairs the investigators could hear a motorcycle traveling down a road near the house which could explain the sound heard of a motorcycle running inside the house.
With the stories from the client, her family, and friends plus the EVP’s that we were able to record the house appears to have some sort of activity. We are able to state that the house is haunted based on the stories and EVP’s but it was one investigation. Perhaps a follow up investigation may yield more findings of paranormal activity to strengthen the client’s claims.
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