Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report

On August 29, 2015, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Macon, GA. The activity reported at the residence is as follows: Voices, growling, odd noises/ knocking, footsteps, hair being pulled, people being pushed, odd smells, black figures. Hear knocking, scratching from walls and clapping from empty rooms, cracking sound of pool balls on the break, pool balls coming out of the pockets, full bodied apparitions of a man and woman.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Larry Conley, Beth Peters, Chris & Christy Bradley and Jill Lingen

Moonrise, moonset and phase calendar:
Meridian Passing
August 29, 2015 Moonrise
8:05 PM (98°)
6:54 AM (260°)
1:04 AM
Distance Illuminated

99.5% Phase


Weather Conditions:
Past Weather Conditions for KMCN
Observations prior to selected time: August 29, 2015 – 09:00 EDT
Weather Conditions at August 29, 2015 – 8:53 EDT
8:53 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 73.0° F 84.9 at 12:53 71.1 at 2:53
Dew Point 71.1° F 71.6 at 19:53 69.1 at 2:53
Relative Humidity 94% 94 at 8:53 61 at 14:53
Wind Speed 5 mph from ENE 15 at 12:53 0 at 1:53
Wind Gust – 21 at 15:53 20 at 13:53
Pressure 29.78 in 29.79 at 8:43 29.68 at 18:53
Sea level pressure 30.15 in 30.15 at 7:53 30.05 at 18:53
Altimeter 30.16 in 30.17 at 8:43 30.06 at 18:53
Weather conditions lt rain, fog – –
Visibility 5.00 miles 10.00 at 9:53 5.00 at 8:53
Ceiling 6500 feet 11000 at 7:53 2200 at 8:43

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:

Home was built in 1967 and is in good shape, structurally sound, utilities in good working order, little to no noise and drafts coming from windows and doors.

Start DVR 8:20 pm, Start Investigation 8:54 pm – End Investigation 1:59 am, Stopped DVR 2:02 am

Base Readings – 8:00 PM
Outside 76.4 temp, 0.1 EMF – by pole outside 0.4
Pool Room 77.1 temp, 0.0 EMF (by panel box – 0.2 EMF)
Living Room (Refrigerator room) 75.9 temp, 0.1 EMF (0.6-12.0 by stairs caused by fridge in kitchen)
Kitchen 75.7 temp, 0.3 EMF
Dining Room 72.4 temp, 0.0 EMF
Hallway 74.1 temp, 0.1 EMF
Hall Bath 74.8 temp, 0.2 EMF
Back Bedroom one 75.0 temp, 0.2 EMF
Master Bedroom 73.0 temp, 0.2 EMF
Bathroom 73.5 temp, 0.2 EMF
Stairs 72.5 temp, 0.2 EMF
Downstairs Large Bedroom 68.2 temp, 0.1 EMF
Downstairs Hall 69.2 temp, 0.2 EMF
Downstairs back bedroom 68.6 temp, 0.1 EMF
Downstairs hall bathroom 68.5 temp, 0.1 EMF
Downstairs boys bedroom 68.7 temp, 0.1 EMF

Investigation – Team 1 – Larry & Chris
1. 8:54 pm – Downstairs Boys Bedroom
a. 8:58 pm – Start EVP – 9:04 pm End EVP
2. 9:05 pm – Downstairs Large Bedroom
3. 9:09 pm – Living room (refrigerator room)
a. 9:13 pm – Start EVP w/Spirit box – 9:28 pm End EVP
4. 9:31 pm – Pool room
a. 9:38 pm – Start EVP – 9:49 pm End EVP & Sweep

Investigation – Team 2 – Ed & Christie
5. 10:06 pm – Master Bedroom
a. 10:09 pm – Start EVP w/Spirit box – 10:24 pm End EVP
6. 10:27 pm – Downstairs boys bedroom
a. 10:32 pm Start EVP w/Flashlight – 10:47 pm End EVP
7. 10:48 pm – Downstairs Large Bedroom
a. 10:48 pm Start EVP – 10:54 pm End EVP
8. 10:58 pm – Living Room (refrigerator room)
a. 10:58 pm Start Visual –11:07 pm End Visual
9. 11:09 pm – Pool Room
a. 11:09 pm Start EVP – 11:11 pm End EVP & Sweep

Investigation – Team 3 – Beth & Jill
10. 11:24 pm – Living room (refrigerator room)
a. 11:29 pm Start EVP w/Flashlight – 11:46 pm End EVP
11. 11:47 pm – Back bedroom one
a. 11:49 pm Start EVP w/Flashlight – 11:59 pm End EVP
12. 11:59 pm – Master Bedroom
a. 11:59 pm Start EVP w/Flashlight – 12:27 am End EVP
13. 12:30 am – Downstairs Large bedroom
a. 12:30 am Start EVP w/Flashlight – 12:47 am End EVP
14. 12:48 am – Downstairs back bedroom
a. 12:48 am Start EVP w/Flashlight – 12:57 am End EVP & Sweep

Investigation – Team 1 – Larry & Chris
15. 1:15 am – Downstairs back bedroom
a. 1:15 am – Start EVP – 1:22 am End EVP
16. 1:28 am – Downstairs Large bedroom
a. 1:28 am – Start EVP – 1:33 am End EVP
17. 1:35 am – Living room (refrigerator room)
a. 1:35 am – Start Visual – 1:45 am End Visual
18. 1:51 am – Downstairs Hall
19. 1:59 am – Upstairs – End Sweep


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 on video. We did record several EVP’s. The investigators had some personal experiences, some of the experiences were the same as some of the claims of activity, see below.

With the claims of activity, personal experience 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 her 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: While in the carport near base, I heard a noise or could have been a voice coming from inside the house near the door. No one was near the door inside or outside the house. Also while standing behind Chris at base, I heard a noise that sounded like someone’s stomach but everyone said their stomach didn’t make any sound, Chris heard it too.
Larry: After setting up, Chris and I heard some tapping coming from downstairs. Went downstairs and the Rempod staring going off in the first bedroom. While doing our first sweep Chris and I were in the bedroom in basement next to stairs, we heard what sounded like footsteps upstairs above our heads. Also, my recorder stopped in the first few minutes of the first sweep for no reason. While investigating in the Living room (refrigerator room), I saw a blue light in the living room above the TV. During the investigation, both recorders only got 10 Min of audio. My recorder kept turning Off, and battery was draining. After the investigation, I went home and did some experimenting with my recorder to debunk the activity on my recorders. I ran the recorder at home and it never shut off.
Jill: I saw a shadow figure out of the corner of my eye near the opening to the garage next to the driveway. I also saw a rod-like shadow in the master bedroom. It felt like a cold breeze passed between Beth and myself in the master bedroom and my camera wouldn’t stay on longer than 5 seconds, too. In the big bedroom downstairs, I felt a slight pressure on my elbow after Beth said the spirit(s) could touch her.
Chris: I went and used the rest room down stairs. When leaving the bathroom, I turned to come up the hall, and all the way up through the hall, I felt as if something was right behind me. When I got to the step I heard like footsteps. I asked Ed where he was, he was in the kitchen. Then Larry and I heard something that sounded like tapping coming from down stairs, we went down stairs and the rempod in the first bedroom started going off. While on our first sweep in the bottom last bedroom Larry and I heard something like footsteps above us. Then in the Living room (refridgerater room), I saw a what I think was a shadow figure go across in front of the TV in the pool table room. Then I saw a blue light in the pool table room, above the window.
Christie: I saw a small white light on the wall in the master bedroom by where our camera was set up.
Beth: I heard feet sounds in the dusty, gravel like driveway outside the garage. It came from behind Ed’s truck when I went to get something out of my purse in the truck. Nobody was in the driveway or near me. I stayed in the driveway for a while taking meter readings and looking for anyone or animal that could have walked by. It sounded like human feet. I saw several dark shadows in the home (Living room, Master bedroom, bedrooms downstairs and back bedroom upstairs). Some shadows were small and rod shaped, but dark in color. One shadow I saw was shaped like a bird of some sort in the door frame above the stairs. I actually heard what sounded like a wing flap. I did not find any sources for the shadows. I also felt a cold breeze pass between Jill and I in the Master bedroom. Jill and I had two flashlight, Mel Meter, and EVP sessions where we felt we had intelligent communication with spirit. In one session we were told through a series of yes and no questions with the flashlight that the spirit did know the client’s grandfather, but it was not him. We were also told that it was ok for them to all to stay in the home and that they were all safe. The spirit communicated that “he” wanted them to keep the home.
Beth’s Sensitive Reading: When I arrived to the residence, I did a “sensitive walk through” of the home. I noted that all energy that we needed to investigate seemed to be all on one side of the home. The energy literally seemed to divide the home down the middle. I later found out the client had already discussed this with some of our team. Apparently I had noted the same locations where the cameras needed to be placed as well. This served as an energetic confirmation. After the investigation, the home felt energetically great. The family living in the home feels like they are in a safe place. I did not pick up on anything negative or evil in the home. All spirit activity felt like family. Not all family may not be recognized, but it felt related to each other in some way. The female client seems to be a light for communication and spirit may be attracted to her energy.



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. A whispery “Get out”
  2. “Hey Ed” right before investigator talks.
  3. Tapping noises
  4. “Push it back up for” Some heard “Let’s hold up”
  5. Investigator asks “do you want to be left alone” and he gets a response saying “I want to be left alone”
  6. Knocks then “Uh/grunt” sound