Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report

On September 10th, 2011 GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Statham, GA. The activity reported at the private residence in Statham is as follows: Client would suddenly feel sad in certain areas of the house, the feeling of being watched, and unexplained odors.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Pat Riggins, Larry Conley, Christine Riley and Gretchen Mann

Weather conditions:
Meridian Passing
Date Moonrise Moonset Time Altitude Distance Illuminated Phase

Sep 9, 2011 –
6:14 PM 4:42 AM
– 11:54 PM 45.4° 397,484 95.2%
Sep 10, 2011 –
6:45 PM 5:40 AM

Past Weather Conditions for KWDR
Observations prior to selected time: September 10, 2011 – 09:00 EDT
Weather Conditions at September 10, 2011 – 8:55 EDT
8:55 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 68.0° F 80.6 at 13:55 57.2 at 7:15
Dew Point 55.4° F 55.4 at 8:15 23.0 at 16:55
Relative Humidity 64% 82 at 4:55 12 at 16:55
Wind Speed 3 mph from NW 13 at 13:15 0 at 5:15
Wind Gust – 22 at 13:35 16 at 12:35
Pressure 29.06 in 29.06 at 8:35 28.95 at 15:55
Sea Level Pressure 30.04 in 30.04 at 7:55 29.91 at 16:55
Altimeter 30.07 in 30.07 at 8:35 29.96 at 15:55
Weather conditions clear – –
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 9:15 10.00 at 9:15
Ceiling – 6000 at 18:35 5000 at 16:55

Condition of the Home:

The house was built around the early 1960’s and is in good condition. The utilities were in good working order, windows and doors were tight with no drafts, and the structure was sound.

Equipment used by Investigators:

Cameras: Two Canon Rebel digital cameras and Four IR Video Cameras connected to a J2000 DVR.
EMF Meters: Electro Sensor EMF Meter, Cell Sensor, Digital EMF Detectors, Mel-8704R-KII and K-II Meter.
Audio Recorders: Sony P210 digital voice recorder and an Olympus D-10 digital voice recorder and Olympus VN-4100PC.
Thermometers: Cen-Tech mini non-contact infrared digital thermometer and an Omega HH68K ambient thermometer.

Team 1 – Christine and Gretchen

1. 8:45 pm – Bedroom
a. 8:47 pm Start EVP – 8:59 End EVP
2. 9:05 pm – Office
a. 9:05 pm Start EVP – 9:15 End EVP
3. 9:20 pm – Dining Room
a. 9:20 pm Start EVP – 9:30 End EVP
4. 9:35 pm – Master Bedroom
a. 9:35 pm Start EVP – 9:40 pm End EVP

Team 2 – Pat, Larry and Client

1. 9:54 pm – Living Room
a. 9:54 pm Start EVP, – 10:05 pm End EVP
2. 10:12 pm – Bedroom
a. 10:12 pm Start EVP – 10:19 pm End EVP
3. 10:22 pm – Living Room
a. 10:22 pm Start EVP – 10:32 pm End EVP
4. 10:34 pm – Kitchen
a. 10:34 pm Start EVP – 10:43 pm End EVP

Team 1 – Christine and Gretchen

1. 11:20 pm – Living Room
a. 11:20 pm Start EVP – 11:25 End EVP
2. 11:35 pm – Kitchen
a. 11:35 pm Start EVP – 11:43 End EVP


We were called to try and find out what was causing the above claims of activity in the home. The temperature and EMF readings remained constant throughout the investigation, no unusual readings from either. Nothing was captured on video or still pictures. We did record a few EVP’s in the home.

We were unable to duplicate what the client experienced but my have debunked the odor she was smelling. A couple members of the team felt like they were touched and could not debunk what may have caused it. Also a disembodied voice and a few noises were heard and the cause was undetermined and we were unable to duplicate them. One investigator saw a shadow form once near another investigator.

With the findings we have we can’t say the home is haunted but seems to have some activity that may be passing through or residual. If the activity continues then a follow up investigation is recommended.

Ed Laughlin
Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations
Personal Experience summaries from investigators on the investigation:

Cozy home, great feel to it. Felt touched in the dining room on the tour of rooms, actually thought it was a purse on the chair that moved…but nothing on the back of the chair. Had my flashlight move (shake) in my hand once and then again shortly after when asked to repeat it , the walkie moved the same way. Heard small banginging.\/ knocking in the kitchen in the outside left corner if facing the sink. Heard it a couple of times. Not recreated. Also thought I heard a mans voice from the diningroom/formal living room when I was in the kitchen. Only heard it once.

Client agreed the powderincense was the smell she gets.

I got touched twice. The first time was on my left hand in the dining room and at the same time I was smelling a floraly sent. The second time was in the master bedroom when my hair was being touched. I also saw a shadow person in the office room walk between Gretchen and I, but closer to Gretchen.

The talcum powder scent that Larry is referring to we were able to debunk for the most part. The client had stick incense that smelled of powder and it was very strong.


My only experience, a few times I smelled talcum powder could not find the source

Pat: – No Personal Experiences