Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report

On January 13, 2018, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Royston, GA. The activity reported at the home is as follows: Hearing knocking, crying, talking, singing, and movement in the house, feeling of being watched. Cat has been acting differently since moving in.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Brian Daffern, Shannon Brown and Cecil McFearin


Moonrise, moonset and phase calendar:

Meridian Passing  

1-13, 2018


4:46 AM



3:23 PM


(252°)       (252°)
Meridian Passing Time

10:06 AM





Distance Illuminated







Daily Data Observed Normal Record Highest Record Lowest
Max Temperature 37 52 76 in 1932 21 in 1893
Min Temperature 23 34 61 in 1972 4 in 1918
Avg Temperature 30.0 42.9 68.5 in 1932 15.0 in 1918
Precipitation 0.00 0.13 2.97 in 1892 0.00 in 2018
Snowfall 0.0 0.1 1.8 in 1982 0.0 in 2018
Snow Depth 0 3 in 2011 0 in 2018
HDD (base 65) 35 22 50 in 1918 0 in 2017
CDD (base 65) 0 0 4 in 1932 0 in 2018
Almanac for Atlanta Area, GA (ThreadEx)
January 13, 2018


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, Mobile Kinect, various flashlights.

Condition of home:

The house was in good condition, structurally sound, utilities were in good working order, the windows and doors were subject to drafts and you could readily hear sounds and voices outside.


Start DVR 8:17 pm – Investigation 8:56 pm – End Investigation 1:30 am – Stop DVR 1:31 am

Base Readings

Living Room               70.0 Temp       0.0 EMF (65.0 degrees at the window – 25.0 EMF Electrical)

Kitchen                       70.0 Temp       0.0 EMF

Kid’s Room                 68.0 Temp       0.0 EMF

Bedroom                     68.0 Temp       0.0 EMF (square panel 14×24 EMF maxed out 6 inches out)

Hall                             68.71 Temp     0.0 EMF (71.0 degrees at ceiling/duct work)

Attic                            57.0 Temp       0.0 EMF

Bathroom                     68.0 Temp       0.0 EMF

After Base Readings and Equipment Set Up – Investigation Began

Investigation – Team 1 – Brian & Cecil

  1. 8:56 pm – Kitchen/Dining Room
    1. 9:01 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 9:05 pm added Spirit Box & Melmeter – 9:14 End EVP
  2. 9:17 pm – Kid’s Room

9:18 pm – Silent Vigil – 9:23 pm Start EVP w/Spirit Box & Flashlight – 9:39 pm End EVP

  1. 9:40 pm – Bedroom
    1. 9:40 pm – Silent Vigil – 9:44 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 10:07 pm End EVP
  2. 10:12 pm – Kid’s Room
    1. 10:12 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Grid – 10:29 pm End EVP

Investigation – Team 2 – Ed & Shannon

  1. 10:34 pm – Bedroom
    1. 10:41 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 10:55 pm End EVP
  2. 10:57 pm – Kid’s Room
    1. 11:10 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 11:23 pm End EVP
  3. 11:25 pm – Kitchen
    1. 11:30 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 11:40 pm End EVP

Investigation – Team 3 – Brian & Cecil

  1. 12:37 am – Kid’s Room
    1. 12:38 am – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 1:17 am End EVP

End Investigation: 1:30 am



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 home by taking EMF and temperature readings, all were within normal limits, and conducting EVP session throughout the home.

We did not get anything in our pictures or video. We did record numerous EVP’s. All investigator 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. Unfortunately we were unable to determine who may be in the house but we feel that the activity is not harmful for the home, 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.


My experiences consisted of hearing unexplained knock noises at different times during the investigation.


  1. Cold shoulders in Kitchen that went away and came back.
  2. Cold shoulders in kids bedroom that went away and came back.
  3. Did not pick up on recorder, but there was movement in the closet of the kids bedroom, including just a feeling that someone was there.


  1. Witnessed light flashing response from equipment when questions were asked to do so.
  2. Witnessed temperature meter reading of 66.6 in a separate room almost simultaneously as the temp reading in another room became the same.
  3. Hear footsteps as if another person in a different room got up out and starting walking into another area.


  1. Upset stomach in the kitchen twice before the investigation began.
  2. upset stomach in the kids room that occurred at least twice.
  3. Almost tangible feeling over the kids bed along with shadows at the bed and window.
  4. Something touched my left ear while I was standing near the kids closet.
  5. I smelled the strong odor of defecation while in the kids room.
  6. I felt a warm area over the kids bed.
  7. I smelled cigarette smoke in the master bedroom centered over the bed that went away quickly.



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·       In 1773, the Lower Cherokee Indian tribe lived in the area.

·       The 1783 Treaty of Augusta established the land claim from the native residents. The county was created in 1784 and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin.

·       The land is rich, fertile and well developed into a prosperous cattle and farming area.

·       Sometime in the early 1800’s, people passed through Royston and found the area very desirable. So it was that Mr. W. Asbury Royston settled here.

·       Mr. Royston, Mr. Robert Berryman, Angus Johnson, and Jackson Burnette were among the first land owners. Mr. Berryman acquired much land in the area, and it was he who made the first recorded sale of land.

·       Not too long after this purchase, Mr. Royston built his place of business, on the lot where the Royston Drug Store now stands. He also built his home, which wasn’t extremely large, on the space now occupied by the Sanders’ Motor Company.

·       The area of Royston started as a farming community.

·       The railroad that runs through Royston was completed in 1878

·       In 1879 Royston was incorporated.

·       In the 1800’s Franklin Springs, just two miles down the road from Royston, was a popular travel spot with its beneficial mineral, sulfur, and freestone springs. By 1890 Franklin Springs’ resort had two hotels, a skating rink, two pavilions and about 15 private residences on about 87 acres.

·       .8 miles to the closest cemetery.

·       Ty Cobb is from Royston.

·       Paul, a mile from address, claimed to have seen a mysterious dark figure with red eyes in a trailer park filled with drug addicts. Paul revealed that the shadowy creature told him, “You think you can help these people, but they belong to me.”

·       Within a 2 mile radius, 4 reports of a knock on the door at sunset with no one there.

·       1.2 miles away, the Cobb Memorial hospital was closed.  Since then, there have been several reports of a man in the parking lot. He wears a large hospital robe and it is covered with blood. He moans and groans while cursing and complaining about his missing car. People that have seen him say he twitches and has spasms.

·       October 10, 2006 at about 11:58 p.m., violence spilled from the front door at 109 Jones Circle. Jeremy Edward Kidd, 25, lay mortally wounded in the front yard, stabbed in the chest and back over an argument. Tiffany Rucker, 24, was also injured. Royston said Stephen Rucker, 24, was arrested and charged with murder.

·       April 17, 1944.  Royston had a devastating tornado. “38 Die, 500 Hurt as Tornado Hits Georgia, South Carolina”, “Houses Wrecked in 100-Mile early Morning Sweep—Hospital Damaged—Heaviest Toll Is at Royston, Ga., With Twelve Killed” I attached the old newspaper headline below

·       Most of the ground under Royston is lined with Mica mineral deposits.  This is important because it has unique electrical and thermal properties and is a good electrical insulator at the same time as being a good thermal conductor. Not exactly sure how that will work with our tools.

·       The largest Ley Line in Georgia passes directly under the area of this street after passing through the Georgia Guidestones.  The high-level ley line map is below.

Saturday 12/16 49 | 25 °F – Partly Cloudy






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. “No”
  2. “Hi”
  3. A knock
  4. “Hey”
  5. “Ed”