Investigation report

On October 26, 2016, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Buford, GA. The activity reported at the residence is as follows: Hearing footsteps, woman’s laugh and whistling, rocking chair rocks on it’s own, apparition of a woman, fans and lights turn on, and water to house was turned off from under house.

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


Weather conditions:

Time (EDT) Temp. Dew Point Humidity Pressure Visibility Wind Dir Wind Speed Gust Speed Precip Events Conditions
7:45 PM 64.4 °F 50.0 °F 59% 30.27 in 10.0 mi Calm Calm N/A Clear


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- Rempod’s, various flashlights.


Condition of the home:

House was built some time in the 1880’s. All utilities are up to date and in working order. The house is structurally sound, windows and doors are solid but are subject to sounds coming from the outside.

Investigation began: 5:30 p.m. tour of the home, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. set up, 7:30 p.m. started investigation and ended at 10:30 p.m.



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. A couple 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:


Upstairs in the baby’s room during set up I got a really creeped out feeling when I walked into the room.

During the investigation in the upstairs in right bedroom next to stairs I felt like we were being watched.

During the investigation upstairs in the small bedroom I heard footsteps between me and Brian.

When we were In baby’s room, I heard footsteps behind Brian in the hall. I could not hear them on my audio.

In the Parlor downstairs- we had what looked and felt like flashlight communication.


While standing in the doorway to the baby’s bedroom I hear footsteps in the hallway behind me.


No personal experiences.


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- “I believe so”

2- “No I’m not”

3- “Help me” then “Gotcha”

4- “Ask Bert” or Casper

5- “Yeah”  

6- “No trouble or in trouble

7- “Give up”