Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report


On January, 21, 2017, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Atlanta, GA. The activity reported at the home is as follows: Hearing unexplained footsteps, seeing shadow figures, doors opening, apparition sitting on the couch, boy apparition, and bed shaking.


Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Melissa Foster, & Brian Daffern


Moonrise, moonset and phase calendar:

Meridian Passing  

Jan 21, 2017


2:09 AM



1:19 PM


(252°)       (252°)

7:46 AM





Distance Illuminated








Almanac for Atlanta Area, GA (ThreadEx)
January 21, 2017

Weather Conditions:

Daily Data Observed —- Normal Record Highest Record Lowest
Max Temperature 64 53 76 in 1927 18 in 1985
Min Temperature 56 34 60 in 1982 -8 in 1985
Avg Temperature 60.0 43.4 66.0 in 1933 5.0 in 1985
Precipitation 3.12 0.15 3.12 in 2017 0.00 in 2015
Snowfall 0.0 0.0 0.8 in 1983 0.0 in 2017
Snow Depth 0 2 in 1983 0 in 2017
HDD (base 65) 5 22 60 in 1985 0 in 1933
CDD (base 65) 0 0 1 in 1933 0 in 2017

Equipment used by Investigators

Cameras: Two Canon Rebel digital cameras, Samsung digital camera, Fuji S602 digital camera, Tasco infrared trail camera, iPhone 5S Camera/Video, numerous IR Video Cameras connected to a J2000 DVR. Nikon Coolpix L28 Full Spectrum digital camera, Bell & Howell IR Camcorder, JVC Everio Camcorder, T700 Full spectrum Camcorder, DDV-2200 full spectrum video camcorder, Insignia full spectrum HD camera/video recorder, MagiCam Mini Camcorder, FLIR Bcam w/SD, set of full spectrum POV glasses.

DVR: Black HD-SDI H.264

EMF Meters: Electro Sensor EMF Meter, Cell Sensor, Digital EMF Detectors, Mel-8704R-KII, Mel-8704-R, several K-II Meters.

Audio Recorders: Sony P210 digital voice recorder, 2- Sony digital recorders, Olympus D-10 digital voice recorder, RCA digital recorder Olympus VN-4100PC. Spion Parabolic Dish.

Thermometers: Cen-Tech mini non-contact infrared digital thermometer and an Omega HH68K ambient thermometer. Mel-8704R-KII has ambient thermometer included.

Other: 2-P-SB7 frequency sweep radio( spirit box ), P-SB11 spirit box, Spirit voice receiver, Boo Buddy Bear, Laser Grid, Compaq Presario Laptop, Dell Laptop, Ovilus M, Altec speaker, 2- Rem Pods, various flashlights.

Condition of the home:

House was built in 2005 and is in good condition. It is structurally sound, doors and windows are in good shape with little noise or drafts coming in from outside. All utilities are up to date and in good working order.


Start DVR 8:44 pm, Start Investigation 9:35 pm, End Investigation 12:17 am, Stopped DVR 12:19 am

Base Readings8:45 pm

Kitchen            74 Temp          0.0 EMF (0.4 meter)

Laundry/Hall   72 Temp          0.0 EMF

Living Room   72 Temp          0.0 EMF (0.6 couch, 0.3 electronics, 18.9 fish tank)

DN Hall          73 Temp          0.0 EMF

DN Bath          73 Temp          0.0 EMF

Salon               73 Temp          0.0 EMF (103.8 fish tank)

Foyer               73 Temp          0.0 EMF

Dining             73 Temp          0.0 EMF

Left Room       75 Temp          0.0 EMF

Hall Bath         76 Temp          0.0 EMF

Back Room      78 Temp          0.0 EMF (0.3 electronics)

Front Bedroom            75 Temp          0.0 EMF (4.8 fish tank)

Master Bedroom         79 Temp          0.0 EMF (54 fish tank)

Master Bath                 76 Temp          0.0 EMF

 After Base Readings and Equipment Set Up – Investigation Began

Investigation Began – 9:35 pm

Investigation – Team 1 – Brian & Melissa

  1. 9:35 pm – Attic (Full Sweep)
  2. 9:45 pm – Master Bedroom
    1. 9:48 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 10:13 pm End EVP
  3. 10:15 pm – Front Bedroom
    1. 10:16 pm – Start EVP – 10:21 pm End EVP
  4. 10:26 pm – Living Room
    1. 10:29 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 10:52 pm End EVP

Investigation – Team 2 – Ed & Brian

  1. 11:03 pm – Left Room
    1. 11:05 pm – Start EVP – 11:14 pm End EVP
  2. 11:20 pm – Master Bedroom
    1. 11:21 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box
    2. 11:38 pm – Master Bath EVP Continued – 11:47 pm End EVP
  3. 11:50 pm – Salon
    1. 11:51 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 12:05 am End EVP

Investigation – Team 3 – Brian & Melissa

  1. 12:07 am – Master Bedroom
    1. 12:08 – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 12:17 am End EVP


End Investigation: 12:17 am


GOGPI was called in to investigate the above claims of activity. We set up stationary cameras in the reported active areas of the house. We then started investigating the rooms in the house by taking EMF and temperature readings, all were within normal limits, and conducting EVP session throughout the house. We did not get anything in our pictures or video. We did record numerous EVP’s. The investigators had some personal experiences, see below.

With the claims of activity from the client, personal experiences by the investigator, the EVP’s that were recorded we feel like there is paranormal activity in the house. We feel that the activity is not harmful for the home or the client and family. We cannot say the house is haunted without a follow up investigation to see if we can reproduce the claims of activity, personal experiences, and to gather more evidence of paranormal activity.

Ed Laughlin

Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations

Personal Experience summaries from investigators on the investigation


While down stairs I heard what sounded like footsteps on the floor above. While investigating the upstairs to the left I heard a floor board creak, Brian heard it too and the client’s dog, who was lying on the bed raised his head and looked in the direction of the noise.


My personal experiences were coldness in my upper arms in Master Bedroom, Salon Room, and living room on 3 different times.  And steps upstairs while with Ed.


My only personal experience was getting nauseous in the master bedroom when Brian and I started our evp session.


·       Built in 2005, last sold 12/02/09

·       Brick and Frame, no basement

·       Central cooling, forced air heat.

·       Floor size 2,756 sq. feet, 4 beds, 2.5 baths – 2 story

·       Cherokee controlled the land, but did not occupy it anywhere near property,

·       The area was deep wooded area not developed until 2002.

·       After 19 historical maps including Military operations and lands owned by Cherokee, no battles, camps, or activity of any interest in this particular area.

·       Closest reported history of the area is in College Park, 15 miles from location.

·       High risk for Tornados.  Average of 2 a year and 131 since 1950.

·       This neighborhood has more Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America

·       April 12, 2009 (Easter) in a hit and run 5 miles from property a family of 5 were killed in a hit and run.  On April 12th, the police surrounded a home on Ailey Avenue and arrested and charged Aimee Michael for the crime as well as her mother for concealing the crime.  The house was on the same block as client, 3915 Ailey Ave.

·       Zip code has highest crime rate in Georgia.

·       No reported deaths on property or within a mile, however, on the crime index, you are 3 times more likely to be murdered than the national average in this zip code.

·       Average of 20 murders a year in this zip code, but none tied to the sub division.

·       4 Registered Sex Offenders within .5 of a mile

·       Each month at least 5 reports of either vandalism, theft, or assault within 1 mile.

Saturday – 12/10  46 | 31 °F



Below are some of the EVP’s we recorded from the investigation.  Since some of the EVP’s are faint we recommend turning up the sound and listening with headphones. What we hear in the EVP’s is listed below.

What we hear:

  1. “Down hear” whispery man’s voice
  2. “I did” male voice after Melissa asks a question, not sure what she asked.