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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another haunted home in Rowallan Park, Port Elizabeth, with photographs, video and audio clips of findings

Evidence 1
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Email received from client 6 Sept 2010


Good day

Hope you can help me, theres a black shadow in my little boys room, he cant sleep at night and every morning he wakes up at about 3am crying, his piano also plays during the night for no reason at all, and i heard my name being called the other morning followed by scratches on the window, the room is ice cold, and i have seen a women in black walk in to our room as well, please help as im very scared, you can also feel something always watching.


On Monday 7th Sept 2010, we met with the client to discuss the activity and, to see the area of concern.  

The activity was predominantly in her 2 year old son’s room (which is next to their main bedroom).  

 He often woke up and sat on his bed crying while pointing at the opposite corner.  

 They have seen a dark shadow figures in the room, experienced sudden temperature drops and heard noises on occasion (knocking and scratching).  The toy piano in his room would suddenly start playing in the middle of the night and then suddenly stop on its own (it has buttons that activate pre-programmed songs to start playing, and a button to stop the song from continuing).  

Their cat refused to enter the room – when one carries the cat into the room, she clearly gets distressed and runs out.  They reported having sudden strange feelings in the adjacent main bedroom aswell – as though someone was watching them. 

The client requested a short preliminary investigation.   

As the evidence collected at the prelim yealded too much background noise created by the other residents, we had to dismiss all of the recordings.  There were a great number of knocking sounds and, it sounded as though someone was walking above us.  Our initial thought was that there was a second storey with occupants.  After the prelim we discovered that the second storey of the home did not extend to above the room that we were investigating.   

The client agreed to us conducting a full investigation at a later date, when they could arrange for the other occupants of the home to go out for the night.


The client contacted us to let us know that the activity had become worse and, they were getting more frightened.  A shadow figure was seen in the boy’s room, the door started shaking as though someone was pulling on it and, the little boy woke up screaming while pointing in the corner.  The toy piano has also played on its own again. 

Friday, 10th Sept 2010 – Full investigation

Our photographer, Vicky, was taking digital photographs of the rooms and passage while our other team members were setting up the equipment.  The client’s husband carried the cat to show us how frightened the cat was of coming into the boy’s room – the cat immediately became agitated the moment it was carried towards the doorway. 

One of the photographs that Vicky had taken in the passage way, showed a strange anomaly  

Upon review on a larger screen, it looks like the figure of a little boy.  Interestingly, at the prelim we asked twice if the entity is a child and on both occasions there was an audible knock.  Likewise, we received a knock for the same question during the ‘full investigation’.

Chantel and Vicky started with the EVP session in the boy’s room while Jan was sitting in the adjacent main bedroom.  

While asking the entity to prove that it was there, and saying that it was welcome to try and scare us, Jan heard a scratching and knocking in the adjacent room.

video
Evidence 2


Our camcorder spontaneously paused shortly afterward.

About 5 minutes later there was a sudden temperature drop and, both the camcorder and digital camera malfunctioned at the same time.

We changed rooms – Jan and Vicky continued the EVP questioning in the boy’s room (this time in Afrikaans), while Chantel sat in the main bedroom.  Unfortunately, we did not have an extra camera in the main room during this part of the investigation.  


After Jan playfully asked the entity to play with one of the torches in the boy’s room, the torch lying on the main room’s bed where Chantel was sitting acted up.  It switched off, on, started flickering slightly, off, on, and then completely off (this was over a span of a minutes and a half). Note, that we put fresh batteries into this torch at the start of the investigation and, that it did not act up again for the duration of the investigation (approx. another hour).  The torch was lying untouched on the bed. 

video
Evidence 3


There was also a knocking sound afterward. 
video
 Evidence 4


There is a short whisper after Chantel acknowledges a sudden drop in temperature 
video
Evidence 5


When we asked whether we may take a photograph of the entity while it’s playing with the torch, we got a short very faint whisper which sounds like ‘no’ in Afrikaans ie. ‘Nee’ and a bump sound.  
video
Evidence 6


This was the second occasion that we asked for the entity to do something and it chose to do it in the opposite room.

Jan then asks the entity to do something to Vicky’s camera.  Shortly afterward she reports that her battery power had suddenly dropped.

During the investigation, we heard many knocking sounds.  Some of these came from the cupboards.  These were captured on both the digital voice recorder and, the camcorder.

Jan joined Chantel and Vicky in the main bedroom.  The camcorder was left in the boy’s room with the hope that we might get a response in the opposite room again.  


While continuing to ask EVP questions in the main room, we experienced sudden temperature drops followed by knocks and bumps against the bed (these were audible and could be felt as though someone was bumping against the bed) This coincided with strange audio recordings in the boy’s bedroom – occasional taps and, it sounds like sniffing or scratching

video
Evidence 7
(the sound of talking in the background is our investigators in the adjacent room.  There is a distinct whisper towards the end of the clip.  This whisper coincides with us asking why it chose to stay behind and didn’t go into the ‘light’.  Jan then cracks a joke about it playing with our light and that is when the loud whisper happens in the boy’s room.  Note that the giggle is Vicky laughing at Jan's joke.)

We left the recording devices in the boy’s room and went to the lounge to chat to the client.  


She voiced her concerns again over how much it was frightening her and her son.  She wanted it gone and asked for advice on how to go about it.  We suggested that she addressed it directly by telling him/her/them how she felt and that it was not welcome in her home anymore.  


More drastic measures are only necessary if this method doesn’t work.  


Chantel offered to go back into the room with her and, to initiate the ‘conversation’.  We realise that most people don’t sit down and talk to paranormal entities.  It is sometimes more comfortable for the client if we accompany them and, help them along this part of the process. 

Chantel and the client sat down and started telling the entity that it was not welcome in the home anymore. We spoke Afrikaans as it seemed to be more responsive during the investigation when questions and requests were made in Afrikaans.  As it was told that it was no longer welcome, the piano started playing a portion of a song.  
video
Evidence 8
(note the camcorder is pointed at the toy piano that starts playing – no-one touched the buttons)  


After the client told the entity how its presence made them feel and made it clear that it had to leave, the temperature dropped drastically.  The client felt an ice cold chill next to her ear (on the side where she saw a shadow figure a few days earlier).  As Chantel tried to comfort the client, the K2 meter gave a quick and sudden response at the same time that the camera went out of focus.  
video
Evidence 9

CONCLUSION

We believe that we have collected evidence in the form of audio and visual recordings and, had personal experiences substantiating that there is indeed paranormal activity in both the rooms.  The evidence seems to point that there might be more than one entity present – a child (see evidence #1 and considering the playful nature tampering with our equipment and the toy piano) and an adult (see evidence #6 – this does not sound like a child).


POST INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-UP

There has been no reported paranormal activity since that night.


**** We have acquired additional video cameras and equipment since this investigation.  We believe that we lost out on valuable evidence as a result of the equipment having been set up in one area at a time.  At P.I.P.E. we strive to constantly analyze our techniques and equipment to ensure thorough and accurate evidence collection.****

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