Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report

On April 2, 2016, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Cartersville, GA. The activity reported at the residence is as follows: Things disappearing then reappearing, scratches on wife’s body, strange odor in our guest room, shadows around the house, doors opening, cold spots, hearing footsteps in house and in attic, clients came home to find a trail of pennies leading from the front door to the guest bedroom then to the master bedroom.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Beth Peters, Chris & Christy Bradley


Moonrise, moonset and phase calendar:

Meridian Passing  

April 2, 2016


3:56 AM



2:56 PM (252°) (252°)       (252°)

9:24 AM




Distance Illuminated








Weather Conditions:

Past Weather Conditions for KVPC
Observations prior to selected time: April 02, 2016 – 09:00 EDT
Weather Conditions at April 2, 2016 – 8:53 EDT

  8:53 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 52.0° F 72.0 at 12:18 46.9 at 7:53
Dew Point 42.1° F 64.4 at 10:51 42.1 at 8:53
Relative Humidity 69% 97 at 1:53 69 at 8:53
Wind Speed 0 mph 5 at 10:29 0 at 9:53
Pressure 29.06 in 29.06 at 8:53 28.98 at 18:53
Sea level pressure 29.86 in 29.86 at 8:53 29.76 at 18:53
Altimeter 29.88 in 29.88 at 8:53 29.79 at 18:53
Weather conditions clear
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 9:53 9.00 at 23:53
Ceiling 12000 at 17:53 1000 at 10:51

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:

The house was built circa 1972 and is good shape structurally. All utilities appear to be in good working order, windows and doors in good shape with little to no draft. You could hear cars drive by and voices coming from the outside if the people were close to the house.


Start DVR 9:12 pm, Start Investigation 10:18 pm – End Investigation 12:49 am, Stopped DVR 12:51 am

Base Readings8:04 PM

Living Room 71.5 temp, 0.1 EMF

Kitchen 71.9 temp, 0.0 EMF

Dining Room 71.9 temp, 0.1 EMF

Master Bedroom 72.1 temp, 0.1 EMF

Hall Bath 71.5 temp, 0.4 EMF

Hall 71.6 temp, 0.0 EMF

Guest Room #1 71.6 temp, 0.0 EMF

Boy’s Room #2 71.0 temp, 0.0 EMF


After Base Readings and Equipment Set Up – Everyone left the home at 9:30 pm to let the recorders run in the unoccupied space. We all waited in vehicles in the driveway. Everyone came back in the house at 10:10 pm to start the walkthrough investigation.


Investigation – Team 1 – Chris & Ed

  1. 10:18 pm – Boy’s Bedroom #2
  2. 10:34 pm – Master Bedroom
    1. 10:39 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight, Spirit Box & Cell Censor – 10:49 pm End EVP
  3. 10:51 pm – Guest Room #1
    1. 11:00 pm – Start EVP w/Spirit Box & Meters – 11:14 pm End EVP
  4. 11:18 pm – Living Room
    1. 11:22 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 11:35 pm End EVP


Investigation – Team 2 – Christie & Beth

  1. 11:51 pm – Master Bedroom
    1. 11:56 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight, Meters & Cell Censor – 12:10 am End EVP
  2. 12:12 am – Guest Room #1
    1. 12:20 am Start EVP w/Meters – 12:28 am End EVP
  3. 12:29 am – Living Room
    1. 12:37 am Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 12:49 am End EVP


End 12:49 am



GOGPI was called in to investigate the above claims of activity. Base reading in the house 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 get anything in our pictures or video. We did record several EVP’s. The investigators had some personal experiences, see below.

With the claims of activity from multiple people, personal experiences by the investigators, 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

Ed: The only thing I experienced was an unexplained noise that was behind me while sitting at base, Chris hear it too.

Chris: No Personal Experiences

Christie: No Personal Experiences

Beth: 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. Knock noises
  2. “Hey”
  3. “Do you love me” or “Do you want me” deep voice after investigator says “just a second”
  4. Bang noise
  5. Knock noise, no one was in the house.
  6. Knock noise, no one was in the house.
  7. “Terrible” or “Careful”