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Investigations of 9/10/12 & 9/11/12

September 12, 2012

When the students investigate locations we have them read about the location before attending. The students work in teams and write reports after the investigation. They are expected to do their own evidence review which includes listening to their audio recordings and scouring their pictures. We will post the reports of their experience but I am not confirming or denying the experiences they claim to have happened. I am very skeptical on most accounts and expect the students to look for logical explanations first. I however will not totally dismiss what they say either! Names mentioned on the reports of spirits cannot be confirmed of course. As a member of Capital Area Paranormal Society I have logged hundreds of hours at the Virgil Hickox House and we have compiled a list of names that have come up during investigations. The students like to take these names and assume that is the spirits they may be dealing with. Again I use the word "may"! All the equipment we provide are used by paranormal groups everywhere including the EMF detectors, digital recorders and cameras, spirit boxes, dowsing rods, motion detectors etc. Under no circumstances ever would we allow the use of anything like a Ouijia Board, seances, ceremonies etc.! The point of investigations is to learn teamwork, investigation techniques, history, writing, and evidence review.
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Both nights had huge turnouts! We were amazed by how many people showed up, but even so, with so many people both investigations went well. We got some evidence and some really cool reports. It will take us several days to go through the hours of recordings, recordings, and hundreds of photos!

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Date: September 10, 2012
Location: Hickox House
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Investigation Label: Club
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Group: Amethyst W., David P., Brock G., Michael M., Cali L., and Joel C.
Time of Report: After Investigation
Report:
-The was an extreme K2 meter spike at the door of the downstairs bathroom, near the small room called by some the 'portal'.
-The newspaper on the bulletin board in Alice's room blew up for no reason. There was not a draft in the room, all doors and windows were closed.
-The spirit box sounded like some voices, and responded to Mr.Robert's Questions.
-Joel and Amethyst used the rods and got a lot of reactions. We think we found out we were in contact with a female who may have been involved with someone from the old Sangamo Club. We realize things like the spirit box and dowsing rods are just more methods used by some to investigate and are not necessarily accurate indicators!

Evidence: N/A
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Group: Caleb H., Clayton B., and Brittany Z.
Time of Report: After Investigation
Report: We were sitting in the padded closet upstairs and heard a knock on the door, but no one came in or said anything. We think it may have been Alice.
Evidence: N/A
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Group: Billy
Time of Report: After Investigation
Report: Although he felt many things, no evidence was ever collected to confirm or deny anything he said.
Evidence N/A
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Group: DC.
Time of Report: After Investigation
Report:---
Evidence: N/A, I am not a investigator. I am merely here to help out, I'm afraid of the dark (and spirits) but one day I hope to get evidence. One day!
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Other Highlights:
When I sat on the couch, every hair on my neck stood up in the attic room.I also heard a knock on the table in the library.
-Kane L.

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Date: September 11, 2012
Location: Hickox House
Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Investigation Label: Club
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-7:00pm-
Group: Cassidy H., Madison B., Kaylee, and Kevin P.
Room(s) and Floor: 1st Floor, 2nd Floor, library, office, room by elevator.
Equipment: Flashlights, Ghost Meter, Rods, Camera
What happened?: As we were walking around the 2nd floor we were taking pictures and using the ghost meter. While we were using the rods on the top of the floor, they crossed while asking some questions. The questions were like 'How old are you' and 'Are you here?'
Evidence: N/A
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-7:20 pm-
Group: Breigh, Soleil, Jason, Joey, Chansy, Ashley and Brittany
Room(s) and floor: 1st floor
Equipment: Recorder, K2 Meter
What Happened? This group got no reactions as far as they know.
Evidence: Evp "14" in padded room
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-7:24 pm-
Group: Ashley, Shawna, Bella
Room: Alice's Room + Parlor
Equipment: Rods, Camera
What Happened?: Shawna thought she saw someone behind Bella. In return, Bella felt someone behind her, in the padded room. Ashley was standing in the hall way before Alice's room, and I glanced at Alice's room and caught a glance of a white dress as it ran across the room. They also claimed to have heard voice in Thomas's room. However none of these voices were recorded and no pictures were taken to support the dress theory.
Evidence: N/A
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-8:15 pm-
Group: Faith, Cali, Amythyst
Room(s) and Floor: 1st floor back hallway
Equipment: Dowsing Rod, Camera
What happened?: Faith tried to communicate with a spirit she calls 'Clara', but no evidence was collected during this time.
Evidence: N/A
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-8:20 pm-
Group: Soleil, Jason, Breigh, Britteny
Room(s) and Floor: Upper staircase
Equipment: Flashlight and Camera
What Happened: The group claims to have heard someone call 'Jason', saw a half-body, and heard whisper in Jason's ear. No recordings of any of this has been identified.
Evidence: N/A
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-8:20 pm-
Group: Chansy, Ashley, Joey
Room(s) and Floor: The padded room
Equipment: Flashlight, K2 Meter, and Recorder, Camera
What Happened?: We had some activity with the K2 meter, but nothing was caught on the Recorder or from photos taken.
Evidence: N/A