Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report


On July 9, 2016, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Hapeville, GA. The activity reported at the residence is as follows: Knocks and pop sounds, cabinet doors opening, unexplained odors, drawer being opened, seeing apparitions, objects being moved.


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


Moonrise, moonset and phase calendar:

Meridian Passing  

July 9, 2016


11:45 AM



(252°)       (252°)

6:07 PM




Distance Illuminated








Weather Conditions:

Almanac for Atlanta Area, GA (ThreadEx)
July 9, 2016
Daily Data Observed —- Normal Record Highest Record Lowest
Max Temperature 94 89 100 in 1930 68 in 1909
Min Temperature 76 71 79 in 1980 59 in 1947
Avg Temperature 85.0 80.2 89.0 in 1980 64.5 in 1892
Precipitation 0.00 0.19 2.13 in 1928 0.00 in 2016
Snowfall 0.0 0.0 0.0 in 2016 0.0 in 2016
Snow Depth 0 0 in 2016 0 in 2016
HDD (base 65) 0 0 0 in 2016 0 in 2016
CDD (base 65) 20 15 24 in 1980 0 in 1909

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 1940. The home was in good condition, all utilities were in good working condition, outside doors and windows were in good shape with little to no noise or drafts coming from the outside.


Start DVR 9:26 pm, Start Investigation 9:44 pm – End Investigation 11:30 pm, Stopped DVR 11:46 pm


Base Readings7:40 PM

Living Room 79.1 temp, 0.4 EMF 5.7 @TV

Kitchen 78.4 temp, 0.4 EMF 1.4 @Stove

Dining Room 77.6 temp, 0.4 EMF 7.9 @Meter

Bedroom #2 (master) 77.1 temp, 0.4 EMF

Hall 77.2 temp, 0.4 EMF

Hall (back) 79.3 temp, 0.3 EMF

Bedroom #1 (roommate) 80.0 temp, 0.4 EMF

Bedroom #3 (storage) 81.4 temp, 0.5 EMF

Bedroom #4 (daughter’s) 79.9 temp, 0.4 EMF 3.8 @A/C


After Base Readings and Equipment Set Up – Investigation Began


Investigation – Team 1 – Chris, Christie & Melissa

  1. 9:44 pm – Bedroom #1
    1. 9:47 pm – Start EVP – 9:57 End EVP
  2. 9:58 pm – Bedroom #2
    1. 10:01 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 10:25 pm End EVP
  3. 10:27 pm – Bedroom #3
    1. 10:37 pm – Start EVP w/Spirit Box – 10:55 pm End EVP
  4. 10:56 pm – Bedroom #4
    1. 10:58 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirt Box – 11:29 pm End EVP


Investigation cut short due to homeowners returning early to the home. It is the policy of Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations to investigate private residences with the homeowners out of the home. This prevents any evidence contamination and influence of data.

Investigation End 11:30 pm




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 numerous 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


While sitting at base I heard a male voice between Beth and myself, Beth was sitting next to me. The voice sounded like a radio voice you would hear from a older radio.

After sitting at base for approximately two hours I felt a strong cool air flow coming from the living room behind us, this happened twice. No one was in the room behind us and no doors were opened, all conditions were the same the entire time I was at base.


During setup I heard a hello while in the hall and I was the only one down there. I heard the two knocks by Brian when we was back at base at take down



I heard a disembodied voice in the kitchen during set up. I was unable to make out what it said.
I heard a growl during take down beside Brian and Beth.
I heard 2 knocks by Brian during take down.


When I walked into the storage room I suddenly felt very lightheaded, dizzy and disoriented. I stepped back out of the room and it stopped.

Christie, Chris and I were doing an EVP session in bedroom #1, I felt a touch on my right arm.

I was with Christie and Chris taking pictures from the master bedroom down the hall and Christie said “Say Cheese” I then heard a male voice in the hall say “Cheese”.



Personal Experience: 

I heard conversational talking in my right ear in between Ed and I while sitting at base. It was confirmed it was not the other team talking. It sounded like an old time radio. Also felt a strong cold breeze behind Ed and I at base coming from the living room. We had been sitting at base for well over an hour and had not felt this breeze until the end of the investigation and after we had received a call that the owners were returning soon. There was no cause for the breeze found.

Sensitive Report:

During the walk through of the home with the owner’s daughter, I had several impressions of residual energy. In particular I felt very uneasy in the back bedroom/storage room and the first bedroom on the right as you walk in. The dominate impressions were drug traffic, guns and unlawfulness. I did not sense any present time activity mentioned above.



  • Heard a cat meow once to my left at 11:17
  • A knock on the cabinet to my left at 11:23
  • A cool wind a few times from a direction counter to ac, Occurred only after the phone call on resident returning.
  • A continual vibe of someone sitting in the living room watching me.  Every time I walked into room, my eyes and attention went to far right of couch.



·       Built in 1940, Wood, 2 stories

·       Central cooling, forced air heat.

·       Lot: .77 acres, floor size 1,481 sq. feet

·       August 2006, 8:20pm there was an electrical wiring/equipment fire.  Minor injuries.

·       Location on the National Historical Property List and recognized for preservation.

·       No reported deaths.

·       On January 8, 1821, the Creek Nation Indians ceded a large tract of land to the white man that included the present Hapeville area. In 1853 that land was incorporated into Fulton County.

·       Hapeville is 3 miles from airport. Residents complain about loud noise and shaking

·       Hapeville grew out of individual farm settlements owned by the Thrailkill, Cash, Mangum, Sims and Hape families and was incorporated in 1891

·       The city has a total area of 2.4 sq. miles and has a population of 6,683 at last census

·       Natural issues: 2.1 Earthquake in early 2016.

·       There are 49 registered criminal offenders within 1 mile of home.

·       The zip code has a 354% greater rate than the national average in Murder and 206% greater than national average in violent crime.

·       Funeral home less than 1 mile away

·       Nearby Elm Street a few murders have happened.  The last one August 22nd, 2014.  A female Atlanta police officer took a woman, Woodard, to a nearby secluded place, shot her and set her on fire.

·       Place is about 1000 feet from busy I-85.

·       On April 6th, 2016, a woman was found dead in a ditch near I-85, about 4 minutes away.  She was identified as Anne Jeronimus, 42, the medical examiner could not identify her cause of death.

·       June 10th, 2013 man found shot to death in his jeep near the front of the home in 3000 block of Springdale Rd.  The victim was a Mr. Louis.

·       June 8th, a man was shot in the stomach and died in the 2900 block of Springdale Rd.

       Saturday07/09 96 | 75 °F

Saturday 20% Precip. / 0 in

Partly cloudy skies. A  shower or thunderstorm possible. High 96F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night 20% Precip. / 0 in

Partly cloudy skies. Low near 75F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.


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 in the EVP’s:

  1. “Sounds like it”
  2. “Hhhhhhh” or exhale
  3. Knocks
  4. “Killed them”
  5. “I know”
  6. “Fire”
  7.  “I did” or “I didn’t”
  8. “Find me” sounds like a child’s voice
  9. “Who is that” then can’t make out the rest.
  10. “Sure did”
  11. “Hi” or “High”
  12. “Friendship”