Casebook #009 Date: 11/09/2013
Historic House in Saginaw MI
Bryce Martin, Taylor Keysor, Mike Leppek, Jordan LaForest, Jared Grim, Jon Girvan, Zach Eickel, Brittany Burns, Matt Brown (Equipment tech) Steve Norton (Guest investigator/ Cameraman.)
Four video cameras, three IR lights, one full spectrum light, eight voice recorders, four channel dvr system with cameras, geophone, em pump, two EMF meters, Kii meter, spirit box, MEL 8704 REM-ATDD.
We went into this case unaware of any claims on the location. We were only told that people have had experiences in the house. The only history of the house known is it was built in 1885 and was a grocers house.
Summary of Investigation:
We started our investigation at 10:00 PM. Our four static cameras were; in the parlor, the basement, the upstairs hallway, and the master bedroom upstairs. From 10:00 to 11:00 Taylor and Jared were in the basement where they heard shuffling and knocking. Bryce and Jon, along with Steve were upstairs where they experienced no known activity. Mike and Brittany were in the parlor where they also experienced no known activity. Jordan and Zach were at home base with Matt at this time. At 11:00 we regrouped. From 11:00 to 12:00 Taylor and Jared were at home base with Matt. Bryce and Jon, along with Steve were in the basement where they experienced the cold spot detection on the Mel meter fluctuating. Mike and Brittany were upstairs where they discovered a high EMF field in one of the bedrooms. They also had a poster fall at one point and didn't know of any explanation for it. Jordan and Zach were in the parlor where they experienced no known activity. From 12:00 to 12:30 we took a quick break and let the equipment run. At 12:30 we regrouped. From 12:30 to 1:00 AM Taylor and Jared were in the parlor where they heard the glass candle holders clink. Bryce and Jon along with Steve were at base with Matt. Mike and Brittany were in the basement where they experienced the temperature detection device on the Mel meter fluctuating once again. Jordan and Zach were upstairs where they experienced no known activity. At 1:30 we regrouped and from 1:30 to 2:30 Taylor and Jared went upstairs where they heard odd noises. Bryce and Jon along with Steve were in the parlor where they experienced no known activity. Mike and Zach were in the basement where they had a couple more Mel meter hits. Jordan and Brittany were at home base with Matt. At 2:30 we regrouped and from 2:30 to 3:30 Bryce and Brittany along with Steve went upstairs where they experienced what they believed to be somewhat intelligent responses using the Mel meters hot and cold deviation detection device. No one else experienced any known activity from 2:30 to 3:30 at 3:30 we regrouped once more and no one experienced any known activity from 3:30 to 4:30. At 4:30 AM we wrapped up our investigation.
Evidence Collected During Investigation:
We caught two inaudible voices that could possibly be EVPs. Both were caught in the parlor within the first hour of the investigation. The Mel meter fluctuations all seemed to be a phenomenon during the investigation; however it only indicated a temperature drop every time it alarmed. Since it got colder as the night went on these were dismissed as being nothing more than the air becoming colder and extremely coincidental.
Conclusion of Investigation:
We did not collect enough evidence in this case for the location to be deemed haunted. Even the evidence we did collect is very little and may even possibly be echoes due to the fact that sound carries a lot in the house. We found that there are high EMF fields in a few spots in the house which could lead to some other false positives of a haunting. Along with that the house is very drafty which could lead to other false positives of a haunting. Based on our findings there doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary going on at this location.
Any Experiences Since Investigation:
No one has been at the house so there's been no experiences.
Summary of Review:
We went over the evidence with Steve. He said he hasn't personally experienced anything in the house but there are others who have. We told him our conclusion and told him if he ever needs us to do a follow up we will.
A great experience even with no activity it was still a fun and exciting location nonetheless. On to the next!