Private residence Willard, Missouri
This walkout basement home features 3 beds, 2 full baths 1,748 square feet of living space and was constructed in 1977. The owners of this home have experienced whispers, shadow figures, footsteps, full bodied apparitions and even severe kinetic paranormal issues such as the kitchen table being lifted and slammed back to the ground, heavy kitchen chairs being turned over in full view, the sliding glass door opening and closing and the kitchen cabinets and oven door all suddenly opening at the same time. Lamps have been broken, a cry for help has been heard and even the local police have visited frequently also experiencing the same issues.
This home is situated in a rural setting with no outstanding records of significant crimes or traumatic deaths in the recent past. It’s important to note that this homeowner has experienced paranormal activity in a prior where they lived in Illinois before moving to this residence.
More than 22 total hours of audio, video and photos were captured during the investigation. Every room in the home was investigated with recorders in every room upstairs and in the living spaces downstairs. We utilized 8 audio recorders and camera, EMF detectors, laser grid and Frank's Box during this investigation.
We started experiencing paranormal activity in this home even before we had or equipment set up and ready. While installing new batteries in all equipment, Dustin noticed a deck of playing cards sitting on the kitchen counter. Just as a test, he arranged 4 cards towards the edge of the counter with plans on later asking any entity present to knock the cards off. Here is a pic of the original setup of the cards, unfortunately its a still from a sweeping video (not knowing we needed to document the cards positioning yet), but you can zoom in and clearly see the cards are all face up. Picture is below
This picture is a still from a video we took while doing initial equipment tests, we hadn't photo documented the cards yet, we were busy placing new batteries into all equipment at the time not expecting experiencing activity so early, in daylight.
We probably had our backs to the cards for only a minute then when we turned back around, the first card had been flipped over perfectly. These two images were taken from opposite ends but you can clearly see that all cards are face up in the first pic then when this one was taken, the first card has been turned over
EVP #1 - Captured with no one in the house, all investigators were outside during this time. You'll hear a thump noise at :04 then what almost sounds like a child vocal after that.
EVP #2 - You'll hear John talking about hearing a breath then at :06 you will hear the breath sound again louder.
EVP #3 - Dustin in the background in a different room ask why the entity is bothering the kids and John says "what is your name by the way". The whisper audio starts around :07 and the voice sounds close to this recorder which was in a different room than the investigators.
EVP #4 - Captured on an iphone recorder, Chris and Tyler are in the basement, . You'll hear Chris say "knock like this" then you'll hear what sounds like "say it".
EVP #5 - At :05 on this EVP after the second knock, you'll hear a voice in the background say what sounds like "if you get out of here alive". Might require headphones, but it is there .
EVP #6 - Chris and Tyler are talking about a noise they heard and Chris says "not growling, but whining" referring to the sound and at :06 you'll hear what sounds like a screech sound coming from the room down the hall where this recorder was placed.
All investigators had personal experiences in this home which were unable to be documented by audio or camera. At one point while Chris and Ty were investigating in the basement, a small object come flying out of the storage room and landed on the floor about 5 feet in front of us. We went inside and nothing or no one was inside the room. All investigators heard footsteps, a sound that sounded like a child and even a sound that sounded like a whining dog.
This home is definitely experiencing aggressive activity from likely multiple entities. The home has never had a recorded past of crime or violence and no signs of activity such as ouija board use which would possibly invite such activity. This case remains open and we are going to perform a second investigation with some of the family members present to try to provoke whatever is there to try to get more answers. As for right now, all we can say that is that it is definitely "haunted".
Background: This basement home was built in 1977 and background searches show no significant events which should lead to paranormal activity (deaths in the home or nearby or traumatic experiences on the property). The home was well-kept and basement was flooded on 12/26/2015 but no mold issues were reported and repairs were underway.
Observations: During our walk-through with the homeowners, investigators heard various knocking sounds throughout the home and even once heard a vocal sound. This was pre-investigation and was not captured by audio or video equipment
Investigation: 4 video cameras were used, 3 upstairs, one in basement; 8 audio recorders were used with 5 upstairs, 3 in basement. The home demonstrated exceptional EMF insulation with no above normal readings even around major appliances. 2 EMF detectors were used the scan the entire home and an infrared laser grid was used in upstairs area (main living room/hallway)
Evidence: With 2 investigators upstairs (Dustin and John) and 2 investigators downstairs (Chris and Ty) footsteps were heard crossing the house (from the downstairs area) in the area that would be the hallway upstairs. Chris and Ty did a check to make sure no one was moving and Dustin and John stated that they were standing still but also heard the footsteps; the recorder which captured this audio was in the basement. The audio of the footsteps can be heard below.
EVP #1 - footsteps EVP
EVP #2 - Chris and Ty were conducting an EVP session in the basement bedroom with the recorder sitting outside the room on the covered pool table. At around :26 you will hear what sounds like a growl sound. We attempted to debunk this by exploring plumbing sounds to no avail
EVP #3 - While conducting an EVP session again in the basement, at around :26 you will hear a vocal sound and right after the audio you will hear Ty click on his flashlight as he thought he heard a response.
We determined that there is definitely at least one presence in the home, likely others who didn’t make an appearance during our investigation. With no traumatic reason for the presence of the entity/entities, it’s difficult to determine the reasoning for the activity. We will be in contact to discuss what is commonly referred to as “poltergeist” activity as a possible probable cause where paranormal activity manifests as a result of prolonged exposure to negative personalities or negative events. But we will consider this case open for possible follow-up investigations for more information.
We set up digital audio recorders in every room of the home, cameras upstairs (where activity was said to be focused) and used the Franks Box plus EMF detectors (home still shows well insulated electricity). During setup of equipment, investigators heard what was believed to be voices coming from the back rooms and basement area of the home, none of which were captured by equipment as we were still in the process of setting up.
As we have visited this location several times now, we didn't perform the usual walk-through since we were quite familiar with the home and the claims provided by the homeowners. All of the evidence during this visit came in the form of audio EVP's which can be heard below.
EVP #1 - At :29 we ask that any entity present "let us know you're with us" and we recorded a vocal response which sounds like most of "us" ("us" being the groups we shared/collaborated with) to be "it's me"