Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report
On February 2, 2013, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a place of business/warehouse in Auburn GA. The activity reported at the business is as follows: Footsteps inside building and on roof, shadow figures, apparitions, boxes being knocked over and placed away from where they were stacked, doors opening and closing, disembodied voices.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Beth Peters, Gretchen Mann, Larry Conley, and guest investigators: Herman Trader, Kathy Trader, and Michelle Griffin

Weather conditions:
Meridian Passing
Date Moonrise Moonset
Time Altitude Distance Illuminated Phase

Feb 2, 2013 11:05 AM 5:32 AM 42.3° 233,616 62.7%
Past Weather Conditions for KLZU
Observations prior to selected time: February 02, 2013 – 09:00 EST
Weather Conditions at February 2, 2013 – 8:45 EST
8:45 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 28.4° F 39.2 at 13:45 21.2 at 6:46
Dew Point 15.8° F 15.8 at 8:45 3.2 at 18:47
Relative Humidity 59% 79 at 6:46 22 at 15:55
Wind Speed 0 mph 16 at 16:49 0 at 19:49
Wind Gust – 23 at 9:45 20 at 10:45
Pressure 29.17 in 29.19 at 19:49 29.13 at 9:45
Sea Level Pressure 30.37 in 30.40 at 7:45 30.32 at 9:45
Altimeter 30.31 in 30.33 at 19:49 30.27 at 9:45
Weather conditions clear – –
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 9:45 10.00 at 9:45

Equipment used by Investigators:

Cameras: Two Canon Rebel digital cameras and Four IR Video Cameras connected to a J2000 DVR.
EMF Meters: Electro Sensor EMF Meter, Cell Sensor, Digital EMF Detectors, Mel-8704R-KII and K-II Meter.
Audio Recorders: Sony P210 digital voice recorder and an Olympus D-10 digital voice recorder and Olympus VN-4100PC.
Thermometers: Cen-Tech mini non-contact infrared digital thermometer and an Omega HH68K ambient thermometer.

Condition of the business/warehouse:

The building is structurally sound, doors and window are in good shape and draft free. All the utilities are up to date and in good working order. The inside is extremely clean and neat with all boxes stack very securely.

Walk through and set up audio recorders early in the evening, left recorders running while everyone went to dinner.

Start Investigation 7:52 pm – End Investigation 11:30 pm

Base Readings – 8:00 pm
No official base readings recorded. The warehouse is a very large open space. Walk through was done to check for high EMF readings.

Team 1 – Gretchen, Michelle, Larry & Herman
1. 8:30 pm – Isle G7
a. 8:35 pm – Start EVP ….. Ongoing EVP
2. 8:47 pm – Shipping Room
3. 9:00 pm – Walking around
4. 9:30 pm – End EVP – End of sweep

Team 2 – Ed, Beth & Kathy
1. 9:45 – 9:56 pm – Mesh Room
a. 9:45 pm – Start EVP ……. Ongoing EVP
2. 9:56 – 9:59 pm – Cash & Carry
3. 10:00 – 10:26 pm – End of hall near Exit – using flash light communication and K2
4. 10:26 – 10:56 pm– Walking Around, then end of sweep

Team 3 – Larry, Gretchen & two young clients: Brandon & Conner
1. 11:01 -11:30 pm – Walking around warehouse investigating on one side, while Beth, Gretchen, Michelle, Herman and Kathy Trader start the clearing/cleaning process on the other side of the warehouse using sage, bells, & intention.


GOGPI was called to investigate the above claims of activity. Base reading in the business/warehouse were within normal limits, temperature normal for conditions, EMF were within normal reading, except around the electrical equipment and electrical panels where they were higher, as expected.

We did not capture anything on video or in our pictures but did record numerous EVP’s. The investigators all had some type of unexplained personal experience, see below.

With the claims of activity from the business owner, experienced by more than one person, the investigators personal experiences, and the EVP’s, we feel the business has paranormal activity. We recommend a follow up investigation to see if we can duplicate some of the results of this investigation along with finding more evidence of activity.

Ed Laughlin
Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations

Personal Experience summaries from investigators on the investigation:

While I was setting up base, I heard the hallway door slam shut and no one was around it, there were several other people around that heard it too.

Heard two- three men talking in the oven room while setting up the camera nearest there. Thought it was real people, said HELLO?…and the talking ceased, no one answered me. No one in the oven room…
2. In the doorway where the two rooms met, the middle doorway, I was standing with Herman. He had received an EMF spike and I got a K2 hit ( I think 2 of them). I asked for another hit (for whoever was there to make the meter go off. We were trying to head back and get started. I felt a soft air lift, almost a breeze, and then something pinched me on the butt. Herman denied it, and his hands were full. I felt it was male.
3. I saw a Bar of light near the tractor. I had looked to my left through the first row of boxes and there was a one foor bar of light, white, and then it was gone. I retraced my steps in case there was a reflection no luck.
4. I heard a scuffle of feet at the same time Michelle heard bells. It was a similar shuffle I heard with Ed earlier, but Ed said it might have been him. Michelle and I were standing very still and Herman and Larry were down in the opposite corner.
5. Black shadow confirmed by Herman in front of the window in the oven room. The laser was disturbed. I saw it for ten seconds.
6. Michelle saw a grey form (rabbit like) go around my feet then to the middle of the oven room and then around my feet again and back into the boxes behind me. Then Herman claimed he was touched in the middle of the back as if someone was trying to go by him.
7. Larry ran down the aisle next to the oven room, front to back of the warehouse..yelling I see you……I heard distinct running down the back of the warehouse long ways. Herman heard the same thing.
8. While out with Conner and Brandon, in the room next to the oven room, Brandon said he saw someone peek out and then back in. We went down the isle and they asked questions Conner heard a female voice. I did not hear it. Then I asked about the man in overalls, we got two long hits on the MEL meter. They were significant hits.
9. In the far left corner with Conner and Brandon…I heard either movement in the rafters or on the ceiling. Conner heard it too. He said he saw a hand between him and me, but my hands were in my pocket. I did not see the hand. I heard what I thought was shifting of cardboard as well in that corner.
10. During the cleansing I saw a black somehing the size of a large moth…scurry over the boxes…Kathy and Herman saw it as well.

1- While sitting in the hall at base, I was looking towards the door leading to the lobby and saw what looked like a shadow under the door like someone walked by. I looked at the monitor and did not see anyone in the lobby. Herman saw the same thing I did.
2- While still in the hallway Herman, Michelle and I heard what sounded like someone shuffling in the lobby. I looked at monitor and walked to the lobby. I did not see anyone.

The only personal experience I had was hearing 3 knocks on the boxes above me when Kathy asked for spirits to knock back.

My psychic visions were as follows: After hearing the name Hawthorne from the client, which I later found out once owned the property – I had a immediate sense of knowing. I saw land and farming. And I saw African American people working the land. One particular African American man kept coming up in my mind and I felt as if he might be one spirit that visits the warehouse today. I believe he is a large man, and worked the farm. I also felt it was possible that Mr. Hawthorne himself visited the warehouse from time to time. I felt a large sense of pride in the building. It felt like it came from two places; the current employees in the warehouse today and the Mr. Hawthorne’s work crew on the farm. I felt a love of the land and pride among the family of workers. I also felt Mr. Hawthorne was good to his work crew and the crew liked him as well. I had the same feeling among the employees of the warehouse today. It feels like a playful energy in the warehouse and a sense of pride among the employees. They seem to enjoy their job and working for their employers. There is great energy in the building. It was a pleasure to be invited and to investigate this place of business.

I learned from the clients that there was a cemetery on the connecting property behind the warehouse that had graves of the Hawthorns’ and some unknown graves facing opposite direction of the Hawthorns’. I am including the information about the cemetery plots and some information about the Hawthorns. I also found a connection that states the land was once a farm called Hawthorne Farms. The land also includes a plantation home down the street from the warehouse known to be owned by Mr. Hawthorne. All of this land was owned by the Hawthorns’’.