On Saturday, April 2, 2011, Eastern Iowa Paranormal conducted a paranormal investigation at the Frank Ray House and Museum, our return trip from the October, 2010 investigation. The EIP team included James Bramow, Jeff Bramow, Kevin Grendler, Jessica Bryant, David Erb, Lyndsey Essary, and Brittany Goodell.
Our goal with this return trip was to build upon our prior investigation results, and to debunk a piece of video footage in which a strange light appeared in the living room of the home. This night proved to be as active as the last investigation.
*NOTE: Due to the quantity of evidence we have collected at the Ray House, our reveal is going to be broken down into 2 parts, and the 2nd part will be released later this week.
We setup our equipment throughout the entire location including the carriage house to cover all areas possible. We did not get any video footage during The Return. We did try to debunk the light video, and that will be discussed in detail during Part 2 of our evidence reveal.
Our investigators had quite a few personal experiences that night. Jessica was in the basement when she felt something touch her arm, to the point where she jumped. Lyndsey was also touched on the arm in the basement. In the living room, James had his pant leg tugged on, and Jessica felt something touch her face. Also, while we were conducting a session in the living room, Dave, James, and Jessica could all hear something walking around the staircase area on the hardwood floors.
Using a device called a MEL-Meter in the basement, Dave, Jessica, and Brittany got several responses to their questions. A MEL-Meter is a device that has lights and an alarm on it and the closer an entity gets to the device, these features will activate. It also measures base temperature and can detect changes in the temperature.
With our Ghost Box, we captured 7 audio responses to our questions. This session was conducted upstairs, in the back hallway where some renovations have begun. Here is a transcript of the clips:
Q) “…spirits here, I’m not asking I’m telling you to tell me the number” A) “Six”
Q) “I’m going to ask again, how many spirits are here?” A)”Six
Q) ”Who is in here?” A)”Jeff”
Q) “Did you leave us?” A)”No” (female response)
Q) While No Question is being Asked A) “Hey” (a child’s voice)
Q) Asking where there is money hidden in the house A) “No…(laughter)(woman’s voice)
Q) “Do you have a message for us?” A) “It was…a……..terrible accident…really”
We also captured a number of EVP clips throughout the entire location, all levels of the main house as well as the carriage house. Below is a transcript of those EVP’s:
Q) “Can you do it again for us?” A) “No”
Q) “Did you use that term?” A) “Yeah”
Q) “Do you want me to leave?” A) “No”
Q) “Give us a sign you would like us to leave” A) “Leave”
Q) Investigators talking... “Go..or No”
Q) Silence A) ”It was me”
Q) Jeff asking a series of questions and gets responses of “No”
Q “Can you do something to prove your here before Jessica gets mad?” A) Loud Thump
Q “Part of the Mason’s? A) “No…(something)”
Q) “Was this your office? A) “Get outta here” (Faint)
*We also have audio of unexplained noises coming from rooms in which no investigator was present. These noises include shuffling, knocks, whistling, and so on.
We will be revealing Part 2 of The Return later on this week so check back for our experience debunking the light video, and our professional assessment of the paranormal activity at the Frank Ray House & Museum!