This walkout basement home features 3 beds, 2 bath 1,242 square foot, 30,056 square foot lot and was constructed in 2007. The owner of this home has reported aggressive behavior including hearing apparitions coming up the stairs and down the hall, hearing voices, seeing a figure wearing a brimmed hat and even once called the Springfield Police Department who approached a room in the basement where they heard sounds of a disturbance with weapons drawn only to realize that they had cornered nothing at all (police report for this encounter is on file).
This home is situated in a normal suburban neighborhood with no outstanding records of significant crimes or traumatic deaths in the recent past. However it is important to note that the Trail of Tears does geographically run through the back of the property of this home. It’s also important to note from a paranormal investigation standpoint, that renovations are currently underway in the basement area (renovations have been historically shown to bump up paranormal activity in areas prone to such activity. It’s also important to note that this homeowner has experienced paranormal activity in a prior home she has lived in in Alaska.
More than 16 hours of audio, video and photos were capture during the investigation. Every room in the home was investigated with emphasis on the basement spaces. The Central Air system was disabled as well as attic fan and open windows were closed to eliminate contamination of audio evidence. EMF/K-II detectors, cameras and digital voice recorders were placed in all locations to capture possible paranormal evidence.
We always feels it is important to highlight that "debunking" does NOT equal "not believing" the clients' claims. Debunking allows us to perform our own "checks and balances" ensuring that any evidence collected could NOT be repeated via natural means; debunking simply means that a natural explanation for the claim exists, whether or not it is the actual cause....when a natural (easily repeatable) explanation is discovered, we consider that claim categorically "debunked" because it's the claims which we cannot repeat with natural means that pass the filter of paranormal.
Given the more aggressive claims of this property we were unable to debunk many if not all of these claims. We did notice a small refrigerator in the basement area which will occasionally emit some clicking sounds but it’s unlikely these would be heard from anywhere else in the home and were very obviously mechanical in nature
All audio evidence captured at this home is below...
EVP #1 - This audio was captured in the basement; at :09 you'll hear a knocking sound and Tyler says "what is that?" then at :13 you can hear what sounds like an exhale or something similar. The link to this audio on SoundCloud is below
EVP #2 - Later during the investigation, Chris and Ty started discussing "Amityville horror" and Chris was describing the basement scene in the movie just goofing around. At :16, you hear a voice that says something unintelligibl. O
EVP #3 - During this EVP we were asking some something to be audibly moved or for some noise to be made in our proximity. At :07 Chris says "were not sure we've heard you" then at :09 you can hear something being tossed behind us.