Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report
On July 21, 2012, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a privately owned cabin rental in Zirconia, NC. The activity reported at the cabin is as follows: Feeling like they are being watched, seeing shadows, being touched, ankles being grabbed, feeling the mattress is depressed like someone is climbing into bed, unexplained lights.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Larry Conley, and Beth Peters

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

Jul 21, 2012 9:11 AM 10:09 PM 3:44 PM 61.5° 383,208 7.7%

Past Weather Conditions for KAVL
Observations prior to selected time: July 21, 2012 – 09:00 EDT
Weather Conditions at July 21, 2012 – 8:54 EDT
8:54 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 73.9° F 82.0 at 17:54 68.0 at 3:25
Dew Point 68.0° F 70.0 at 20:54 64.9 at 17:54
Relative Humidity 82% 96 at 3:54 56 at 17:54
Wind Speed 5 mph from N 8 at 12:54 0 at 17:54
Pressure 27.83 in 27.83 at 8:54 27.74 at 17:54
Sea level pressure 30.02 in 30.02 at 8:54 29.93 at 17:54
Altimeter 30.11 in 30.11 at 8:54 30.02 at 17:54
Weather conditions clear – –
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 9:54 2.50 at 4:03
Ceiling – 10000 at 9:54 300 at 3:25

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.

Condition of the cabin:

The cabin seems structurally sound with little to no drafts through doors or windows, all utilities are in good shape and up to date.
Start Investigation 10:16pm – End Investigation 3:18 am

Base Readings – 5:45 pm
Kitchen – 77.0 degrees 0.0 EMF
Master Bedroom – 80.5 degrees 0.0 EMF
Living Room – 81 degrees 0.0 EMF
Bathroom – 81.5 degrees 0.0 EMF
1st Bedroom – 82.8 degrees 0.0 EMF
Back Bedroom – 83.5 degrees 0.0 EMF
Basement Cellar – 77 degrees 0.0 EMF

Team 1 – Larry & Beth
1. 10:16 pm – Back Bedroom
a. 10:22 pm – Start EVP – 10:32 pm End EVP
2. 10:33 pm – 1st Bedroom
a. 10:41 pm – Start EVP – 10:52 pm End EVP
3. 10:54 pm – Living Room
a. 10:55 pm – Start EVP – 11:12 pm End EVP
4. 11:16 pm – Master Bedroom
a. 11:17 pm – Start EVP – 11:30 pm End EVP
5. 11:31 pm – Outside sweep – 11:40 pm – End

Team 2 – Ed & Larry
1. 11:55 pm – Cellar
a. 12:07 am – Start Spirit Box Session – 12:13 am End
2. 12:16 am – Back Bedroom
a. 12:22 am – Start Spirit Box Session – 12:29 am End
3. 12:31 am – 1st Bedroom
a. 12:36 am – Start EVP – 12:44 am End EVP
4. 12:45 am – Outside sweep – 12:55 am End
5. 12:56 am – Master Bedroom
a. 12:58 am – Start Spirit Box Session – 1:05 am End


Team 3 – Ed, Larry & Beth
1. 2:00 am – Living Room Casual Investigation – Visual and Auditory Listening w/Conversation
2. 2:42 am – Last House Sweep w/Casual Investigation
3. 3:18 am – End of Investigation. Cameras remained filming as Teams slept the rest of the night.


GOGPI was called to investigate the above claims of activity. Base reading in the cabin 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 capture anything on video but we did see one curtain move in the back, as if something lifted it slightly, while the other curtains remained still. We found that when someone would open the front door the curtain would move. We also didn’t get anything in our pictures but we did capture numerous EVP’s. Some of the EVP’s seem to be responding to our questions while others seem to make comments to the conversations we were having, others seemed random. Some of the EVP’s were recorded, voices and noises, while we were gone and no one was in the house. All investigators had some type of unexplained experiences, see below. Some experiences matched some of the claims by the client.

We feel the cabin has paranormal activity and is haunted based on the clients claims, EVP’s, and personal experiences by the team. We feel that there is nothing harmful there and there may be a child or animal present. We recommend another investigations to verify if this is the case and to see if we can get more evidence of who may be there.
Ed Laughlin
Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations

Personal Experience summaries from investigators on the investigation:

While investigating in the basement/cellar, I heard what sounded like several footsteps above us in the main cabin, the only one in the house was Beth and she stated she had not moved from the chair she was sitting in, which was on the other end of cabin. In the back bedroom while sitting on the bed with my hand on my knees, I felt a breeze blow across them, this happened twice. During the time I was feeling the breeze Larry felt as if something touched his arm, I was sitting next to him. Found no drafts in the room and all the windows were closed and no fans on in the room. While sitting in the living room I hear a disembodied voice that sounded like a child, I was unable to understand what was said but sounded like two words. I saw a shadow cross the ceiling while we were sitting in the living room.

I was with Ed when I heard the footsteps 3 times while in the basement, and in the boys room I felt like some one brushed or blew on my arm. On 5 seperate occasions, 3 outside and 2 inside, I saw some unexplainable light anomilies. I looked around on every ocassion and could not find any cause of the light source.

While taking a small nap in the master bedroom before the investigation and before I fell asleep – I felt like I was being watched all of the sudden. Then I could feel something crawling in bed with me. I was lying on my side and it felt very soft and sneaky. The spirit came up behind me. I could feel the pressure change on the bed as if it crept up in the bed. Then the feeling disappeared as fast as it had showed up. It was a very strange feeling. I remember thinking it almost felt like when my little dog sneaks up on the bed behind me when she knows she is not supposed to be in the bed. I did not feel threatened, just a little creepy. When Ed, Larry and I were all in the living room I heard a disembodied voice that sounded like a child or a woman. I could not tell what was said, but sounded like two words.