On June 29, 2013, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Chickamauga GA. The activity reported at the house is as follows: Doors opening or closing on their own, moving/disappearing objects, sudden or unusual mood changes, electrical appliances malfunction such as heater turning on when no one has touched it, or stove turning on when no one has touched it, here voices talking when no one is home, see shadows when its very bright, weird rotten odors, cold and hot spots in random places, indescribable noises, doors and cabinets opening on they’re own.
Investigators & people present at investigation: Gretchen Mann, Tracy Ray, and Ed Laughlin
Date Moonrise Moonset Time Altitude Distance Illuminated Phase
Jun 29, 2013 12:40 AM 1:19 PM 6:56 AM 58.2° 237,751 58.0%
8:53 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 75.0° F 93.0 at 14:53 69.1 at 22:53
Dew Point 70.0° F 72.0 at 12:53 66.0 at 16:53
Relative Humidity 84% 93 at 4:53 45 at 16:53
Wind Speed 0 mph 29 at 19:13 0 at 21:53
Wind Gust – 41 at 19:13 22 at 12:53
Pressure 29.00 in 29.10 at 9:53 28.97 at 17:53
Sea level pressure 29.69 in 29.79 at 9:53 29.66 at 17:53
Altimeter 29.72 in 29.82 at 9:53 29.69 at 17:53
Weather conditions partly cloudy – –
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 9:53 1.00 at 19:16
Ceiling – 25000 at 9:53 4100 at 19:35
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.
Other: Spirit box
Condition of the home:
The house is new only a couple years old and is in good structural condition. All appliances are new and were installed when the house was built. All utilities are in good working condition. The outside doors and windows are tight with little to no draft coming through. Very little noise can be heard from outside.
Investigation began 9:55 pm- Ended Investigation 12:40 am
Set up DVR system and IR cameras and started recording at 6:30 pm.
Base Readings 7:00 pm
Front bedroom- EMF .1-.2, Temp 79°
Living room- EMF .1-.2, Temp 78°
Kitchen- EMF .1-.2, was 29 around dishwasher, Temp 77°
Laundry room- EMF .1-.2, Temp 77°
Main bathroom- EMF .2-.3, Temp 76
Child’s room- EMF .2-.3, was .6-.8 around TV, Temp 77°
Back bedroom- EMF .1-.3, Temp 75°
Team 1- Gretchen and Ed
1. 9:55 pm- Client’s bedroom
2. 9:59 pm- Went to living room to investigate the computer lighting up.
3. 10:01 pm- Client’s bedroom
a. 10:02 pm-10:10 pm- EVP session
4. 10:11 pm- Hall bathroom
a. 10:13 pm-10:19 pm- EVP session
5. 10:20 pm- Child’s bedroom
a. 10:21 pm-10:27 pm- EVP session
6. 10:41 pm- Master bedroom
7. 10:45 pm- Living room
a. 10:57 pm-11:08 pm- EVP session
8. End sweep
Team 2- Gretchen and Tracy
1. 11:32 pm Client’s bedroom
a. 11:33 pm-11:40 pm- EVP session
2. 11:42 Child’s room
a. 11:43 pm-11:58 pm- EVP session
3. 12:01 am- Living room/Kitchen
a, Checked out appliances, computer, and heating and air system to see what would cause them to come on by themselves.
4. 12:35 am- End sweep
5. 12:40 am- End Investigation
GOGPI was called 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 capture anything on video or in our pictures but did record numerous EVP’s. Some of the investigators had some personal experiences, see below.
We check out the heating and air system along with the oven, microwave, and computer. The thermostat on the heating/air system was in good working order and didn’t appear to be why the system would change temperatures on it’s own. We were unable to find a cause why the microwave and oven turned on by themselves. They are new appliances and seemed in good working order. The computer was left on but goes into hibernation after a period of non use. It does have a touch screen which will bring the computer out of hibernation, the mouse will do the same thing when moved. It is possible that the cats in the home would be able to turn the computer on by jumping on the desk and accidentally move the mouse or press up against the screen. When the computer came out of hibernation some update windows appeared and at one point the start menu opened up with any investigator touching the computer. These could be cause by a virus or malware on the computer. We recommend contacting the computer company to see if this is normal for this model computer and updating the programs that need to be, we also recommend having the microwave, oven, and heating/air system check out to see if there are any problems with the appliances.
With the claims of activity experienced by several people, the investigators personal experiences, and the EVP’s we captured we feel there is some activity in the home . We do not feel that is negative or harmful.
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Personal Experience summaries from investigators on the investigation:
The only experience I had is when Gretchen and I were investigating in the living room/kitchen area and while I was standing near the kitchen counter I heard what sounded like a growl/voice coming from the front of the room near the front door. All the pets were sleeping.
I also heard the growl, but I swear it came from behind Ed and was not from the dog, as I was close to the front room door.
On the walk through I experienced a light saber sound (unable to describe it any other way) in my left ear. It lasted three seconds and I was in Katie’s room at the time. Also during my walk through, I heard voices in the bathroom. They were sweet voices and they felt encouraging to me.