Investigations

Private residence in Warrenton, NC.  May 8, 2010

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh was very fortunate to have The Heritage Hunters Society and N.C.H.A.G.S. join us on this investigation.  Many thanks to all. 

Michael / The Heritage Hunters Society. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDPigOoiWUg 

Eddie, Jeff and Mike / N.C.H.A.G.S  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz8LpPkQhmQ 

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh also acknowledges, with great appreciation, the owners of the home who invited us, opened their doors and made us feel very welcome.  Thank you.    

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Berry Hill Plantation - South Boston VA.  October 23, 2010

Back in September, Audrey, the co-host with The Mike & Audrey Most Music Mornings show on WLUS 98.3  www.us983.com/  contacted G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh.

Their station was holding a contest for Halloween, for listeners to submit places they felt were haunted. Berry Hill Plantation www.berryhillonline.com was chosen.

The objective was to have an investigation done, to see if any evidence could be collected.

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh invited The Heritage Hunters Society, as well as N.C.H.A.G.S., to join us in this investigation.

On October 23, 2010, equipment and cameras were set up, and the investigation began. Many areas of the mansion were covered: The grounds, the family graveyard, the slave graveyard, the parlor and several rooms in the house. Pictures were taken, EVP sessions were conducted, and other instruments were implemented, as well. 

Go to www.youtube.com and key in Berry Hill Plantation investigation, or key in THHS Berry Hill Plantation. 

Michael with The Heritage Hunters Society, as well as Eddie, Jeff and Mike, with N.C.H.A.G.S., were a tremendous help. 

Below are a few pictures of this beautiful place.  See the photos page, for more pictures.   










 

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Private residence (undisclosed location)  Feb. 19, 2011

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh was contacted by a real estate agent who was inquiring about getting some exposure to this wonderful Federal Home and additionally, had asked us if we would be interested in doing an investigation.  The agent shared with us the recent owners experiences.  It appears this lovely old home was full of secrets and much activity had been reported, by not only the recent owners, but those who visited them as well.   

On February 19, 2011, we were joined by our friends at N.C.H.A.G.S., as well as The Heritage Hunters Society.

Many thanks to the real estate agent, as well as the owners of this enchanting home, for allowing us to visit.

On March 5th, G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh and The Heritage Hunters Society revisited this house for a 2nd investigation. 

We each did solitary sessions alone in the house, one by one.  This is my clip, during my time in the house.  Please be sure and click on "show more" directly under the video for my commentary on this session.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo2XW5fl-GI   

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Raleigh Apartment - October 20, 2012  

  

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh was contacted by a client, who was having a variety of situations going on, and this created some very real issues that the client wanted to address. 

On October 20th, 2012, G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh visited and did an investigation.  The client joined us and participated in all aspects of the investigation.  (EVP sessions, photos, videos, etc.). 

While our investigation did not reveal any evidence of paranormal activity; due to the clients strong feeling of something being there and experiencing things as well, we did recommend another group come in and investigate.  We felt a second opinion was in order, and would be in the best interest of the client.  The client concurred with our recommendation. 

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh does not dismiss any of the experiences the client has relayed to us.  To the contrary, we believe the client.  But due to the fact that we were not able to duplicate and/or collect any evidence upon our investigation, we must respectfully conclude that there is either nothing there, or what may be there, does not want us finding it.  

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Private Residence - Smithfield.  October 18, 2013

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh was contacted by a couple who had been experiencing a number of incidents, and had also caught a very interesting image, on their video recorder.  After conferring with the clients via e-mail, and a phone interview, it was felt that an investigation was in order.  We invited our friends, (with client permission) with N.C.H.A.G.S. to join us. 

An investigation was set up for Friday, October 18th.  G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh and Eddie and Jeff, with N.C.H.A.G.S. arrived at 7:00 p.m.. 

The couple joined us on the investigation, and participated in the EVP sessions.  During the EVP sessions, N.C.H.A.G.S. K2 meter activated several times, when some questions were asked.  At one point during the investigation, the wife indicated she was getting chill bumps and her husband had a similar reaction as well. 

While many photos were taken, nothing remarkable showed in any of them.  A few orbs here and there, but we are dismissing those, as they were likely dust, moisture, reflection, etc..  Our video recorders caught nothing significant, and no Class A or Class B EVP's were found.  

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh thanks N.C.H.A.G.S. for joining us on this investigation.  We enjoyed meeting the clients and as we always do, advised them that it is possible while something may be there, it was not willing to disclose itself to us.  Due to the encounters the couple and the child have faced, along with the incredible video, as well as the history of the site and grounds, it is G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh's opinion that there likely is something there (harmless), but we were unable to document this visually or audibly. 

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Our home - Raleigh.  February 8, 2014.  

Over the last few years, my husband and I have experienced a few things, both separately and together.  Among them were: 

Feeling a dog walking on our bed. (Several times).  We would feel the mattress move, with each indention made. 

Our dogs would growl and bark in our bedroom, while appearing to be looking at something. (This only happened two or three times). 

I had a plastic top that seemed to be flicked off my water bottle.  This happened in front of me, twice, in about a 2 minute period.  (This occurred once). 

I saw the apparition of a man, standing on my husband's side of the bed.  (This only happened once). 

I heard loud bangs, at the other end of the house, as if something inside the house had fallen.  I found nothing amiss.  (This occurred twice in one night).

We have both thought we heard each other walking around, when it was neither one of us.  (This has happened several times, but it could be the house settling and this is an older house).

A while back, something happened that really did surprise us.  The pictures below are of my toilet paper roll, that had been sitting on the lip of my tub, and was rolled from my bathroom to almost my bedroom door.  (My tub is to the left of the toilet).

Below, going around my bed...

Below, stopping at my bedroom door...

We do have three dogs, (two Beagles and a Yorkie) and I did wonder if one of the Beagles (the Yorkie is too short to pull the roll off the tub) had done this. However, we have never had the dogs mess with the toilet tissue before. There were not bite, wet, or tear marks anywhere on the toilet tissue; which seemed odd, if a dog had done this.  Additionally, the roll was flatly laid out.  I took the paper up and thought nothing more of it.  Until two weeks to the day later, it happened again. 

The first incident (above) occurred on February 8th.  The next incident was February 22nd.  This time, the roll was from my bathroom, through my bedroom and out to our family room.  See pictures below.

From my bathroom...

 

Below, coming out of bathroom and going around bed...  

Below, going in front of my bed...

Below, going out my bedroom...

Below, going out the hall, leading into the family room...

Below, going into the family room...

Below, stopping in the family room...

Just to give another viewpoint, below are pictures taken in reverse.  (Meaning, from the family room, back to the bedroom).

After this 2nd toilet tissue incident, and also considering the things we have had happen here overall, we decided to have an investigation at our house and we invited N.C.H.A.G.S. and The Heritage Hunters Society to join us.  

On February 8th, an investigation was done.  Pictures were taken, EVP sessions were conducted, motion detectors were set up in both bedrooms, and our infrared camera was rolling, aimed at the bedroom pictured above.

All three groups; G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh, The Heritage Hunters Society and N.C.H.A.G.S., split up and went in separate areas of the house.  At times we were all together and at times, we were separated. 

Due to the dogs being in the house, as well as the number of people inside, (7) there was a considerable amount of "spill over" or contamination that was caught, during EVP sessions.  Dogs make noise and people make noise.  There is no escaping that.  (We were not going to lock our dogs outside, as they are inside dogs and it was freezing that night). 

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh caught no EVP's, and our pictures showed nothing remarkable in nature.  

However, during the early part of the night, the doorbell rang and I went to go answer it.  It was a faint ring, but I heard it, as did several others.  Nobody was at the door.  We have security cameras outside of our house, and reviewing the footage of the front door, only showed a bug flying by.  I feel this was some type of fluke and nothing more.  Not paranormal.  But everyone there did agree, 100% that they heard the doorbell.

Two nights after the investigation, I had just gotten out of the shower and shortly thereafter, I heard water running.  My husband and I went in to find the hot water faucet was running at a fair clip.  He turned it off.  We've been here since 2011 and this has never happened before, and it has not happened since.  Two important things to consider:  This house is an older house and per our plumber friend, this type of faucet (due to it's age and design) is prone to have these issues.  We are keeping an eye on this, in case it's a future plumbing problem.  At this point, I can not speculate either way. (Update:  As of March, 2016, we have had no further problems with the faucet.  Since we were told if this was a plumbing issue, it would likely continue and become worse over time, we feel this was not a plumbing problem).   

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Private residence - Knightdale.  May 23, 2014

We were contacted by the wife, who was concerned that there were several things going on in their home.  There was a smell of smoke, two red eyes were seen in the kitchen, the puppy acted odd, a presence was strongly felt, the master bedroom got cold spots, a toy had been moved. There were several more instances (not listed) that both the wife and husband were experiencing. 

G.H.O.S.T.S. of Raleigh arrived at approximately 10:35 p.m., per the homeowners request.  The bulk of our investigation was carried out in the living room.  The reason for this was that there were children in the home, at the time of our visit and they were in bed.  We did not want to disturb them.  Photos, and EMF readings were taken in all rooms in the house.  There were several EVP sessions conducted, all in the living room. 

We were unable to get any evidence; via digital voice recordings, photos or EMF readings.  However, our laser thermometer did indicate slight to moderate temperature drops in the master bedroom.  And during the EVP sessions, the wife said she felt cold all of a sudden.  Additionally, we did all hear some noises, during the EVP sessions, but nothing that could be identified. 

While our investigation did not yield any evidence, we encouraged the homeowners to have another group come in.