Springfield Ghost Society

Haunted Investigations

S. Spring St.

Springfield, IL

 


History from client:

She has lived in the house since 6/1/13

Dog started seeing things and barking at unknown since first moving in

She received 1st set of scratches during the night about 1 month after moving in, has received 3 sets of scratches since then.

She started noticing things after about a month of moving in

Son's girlfriend Emily stayed there for a while and also received scratches. She was in a different bedroom

Granddaughter (6) has spent many nights there and hasn't really experienced anything although she doesn't like the back bedroom

Feels like being watched

Thought she heard her younger son call her name, he wasn't home

The younger son heard shuffling of feet

The house was remodeled before they moved in

electrical incidences, lights on & off, fan on & off.

Son just told her the tv in his bedroom turned off.  He had it set to just comcast screen just for light, woke up and it was off.  Turned it back on, woke up to the tv volume all the way up and the channel was changed

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Date:   January 11, 2014

Time:  7:30

Location:  S. Spring St., Springfield, IL

Weather:  Cold

 

Investigators:  Debbie L., Roberta VH., Rhonda J.

 

Client has lived in the house since 6/1/13

Dog started seeing things and barking at unknown since first moving in

She received 1st set of scratches during the night about 1 month after moving in, has received 3 sets of scratches since then, all on her neck.

She started noticing things after about a month of moving in

Son's girlfriend Emily stayed there for a while and also received scratches. She was in a different bedroom

Granddaughter (6) has spent many nights there and hasn't really experienced anything although she doesn't like the back bedroom

Feels like being watched

Thought she heard her younger son call her name, he wasn't home

The younger son heard shuffling of feet

The house was remodeled before they moved in

electrical incidences, lights on & off, fan on & off.

Son just told her the TV in his bedroom turned off.  He had it set to just Comcast screen just for light, woke up and it was off.  Turned it back on, woke up to the TV volume all the way up and the channel was changed

 

Equipment used: Moultrie game camera,  Sony digital tape recorder, Kodak digital camera, Sony night shot video camera.

 

When we first arrived for the investigation the client went over things that have happened and gave us a tour of the home.

 

Three members of the clients family stayed for the investigation (including client)

 

The mirror in the extra bedroom gave off an ominous vibe.  It was a cute mirror apparently geared towards the granddaughter but the feeling I got off of it was not good.  I felt it was a vortex for souls to move in and out of the home. 

 

I captured an orb reflection in a mirror above the couch as the client's family sat on the couch.  I did not capture any other evidence of spirit activity.

 

One other feeling I had was the client's uncle who has passed was hanging around to protect the family.  She was happy about that.

 

There was a mirror in the kitchen by the back door that the other investigators suggested they take down because of the possibility of a portal.

 

The clients did take our advice and remove the mirrors from the house and have reported the activity has stopped.  The client still feels her uncle every once in a while.  I think he will be with them during times of need.

 

I believe this home does not have a classic haunting.  Spirits would come and go, which caused the incidents that they experienced.  Happily this has been resolved.

 

Debbie Lowery/Founder

Springfield Ghost Society

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Date:   January 11, 2014

Time:  7:30

Location:  S. Spring St., Springfield, IL

Weather:  Cold

 

Investigators:  Debbie L., Roberta VH., Rhonda J.

 

My Equipment:  Digital Camera, Digital Recorder, Video Camera, KII EMF Meter, EMF/Therm Meter

 

Type of Activity:  Clients dog would bark and stare at unknown things.  Client had noticed scratching on herself and the feeling of being watched.  Clients son heard footsteps in the attic.

 

My Findings:  From my digital camera, I captured an orb behind a chair in the front room.  From my digital recorder I heard an EVP of a cats “Meow”.   From my video camera, I saw my KII Meter go off while sitting on the dining room table.   The client was talking with someone and she said “Wouza” then right after you a male say “Wow”.

 

My Final Thoughts:  Yes, I do feel there is paranormal activity of a cat that the client once had and the cat could be doing the scratching.  Also, Debbie said she felt that the spirit of the clients uncle visits her.  I don’t feel that there’s anything harmful in that house.

 

Submitted By:  Rhonda Jones

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Date:  January 11, 2014

 

Location:  South Spring, Springfield, IL

 

Investigators:  Debbie Lowery, Rhonda Jones, Roberta Van Huss

 

Equipment Used:

 

Weather - Time Taken:  7:30 PM

Temperature:  38o

Dew point:  37o

Humidity:  100%

Pressure:  29.76” steady

Precipitation:  partly cloudy

 

Solar X-rays:  Active

Geomagnetic Field:  Quiet

 

Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous ~ 85% illuminated

 

Recorder Placement: 

 

 

Cam Placement:

 

 

Event Recap: 

 

 

Investigation began at 7:30

 

8:09 P       Olympus was turned on when I picked it up from the table to take to Mom’s room.

 

                 It was while I was talking with Homeowner that I picked up on a black and white cat zipping about the room like cats do when they are afraid of the surroundings but want to see what is going on.  It was later verified the cat was a favorite pet of the Homeowners that had passed a number of years ago.

 

8:40 P       Sat in the back bedroom and took some photos.

 

8: 49 P      While sitting in the back bedroom saw the vague image of a little blonde hair girl with a dirty face and dirty cloths.  She was from the 1930s – 1940s.  Because she was very faint and wasn’t there long I believe she is a “wonderer” and is tied to the property and not the house.  I believe many other houses in the area more than likely also has been visited by this little girl.  After doing research there had been a coal miner strike in the ‘30s and many lived in shacks in horrible conditions.  The exact date and the exact location could not be found.

 

9:15 P       In the back bedroom I saw a woman looking through a mirror at me.  The mirror is located on the outside wall and though not old it was not a new mirror.  The three of us (Debbie, Rhonda, and I) felt this mirror could be a portal with the location and possibly the age.  I left for a few minutes and returned to the room again and took some photos of the mirror but other than smudges that showed up in each photo did not get any other photos.

 

9:34 P       As Rhonda and I sat on the bed talking, I saw a black shadow move behind us against the wall.  It just seemed to be listening and actually finding what we were doing amusing.

 

Conclusion:       I did not feel one moment of anything malicious in the house.  I truly believe the scratches experienced are from Midnight, the Homeowner’s beloved cat.  I did not capture any video, photos, or audio but I must note the house was very small and there was a great deal of talking.  The K2 meter did not register any activity either.

 

Investigation ended approximately 10 P