Paranormal 101

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

303 South First Street, Boonville, IN.

303 South First Street. Boonville, IN.
Date: October 28, 2006
Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators, MESA, Fox 7 News
Researchers: Adria Westfall, Connie Boyer, Tim Bee, David Dugas, Tina Dean,
Beverly Leavell, Zak Riggs, Tim Harte, William T. Miller
By William T. Miller Founder Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators

Summary:


Fox 7 News asked the Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators to set up an investigation that they could air on October, 31. Halloween night. The investigation took place in a Boonville home that we had investigated back in July of 2005. The home is located at 303 South First Street. The family has lived in the house for six years and has experienced some unusual paranormal phenomena.

Intorduction:

The Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators and MESA (MULTI-ENERGY SENSOR ARRAY) investigated the home at 303 South First st. back on July 9th 2005 and found some unusual phenomena going on in the house. The home is over 120 years old and has an attic, two floors, and a basement. During the first Investigation some of the researchers experienced some unusual activity, such as auditory phenomena, a baby crying in the attic and an old woman crying in what is now the master bedroom, and a sensed presences in the turret room in the attic.

Method:

The Vernier System was set up in the master bedroom. The sensors include; Light Sensor, Temperature Probe, Magnetic Sensor and Motion Sensor. The bedroom was sampled for one hour. MESA was set up in the kitchen at the same time and ran for one hour. I do not have the results back on them at this time.

Channel 1: Visible Light Sensor: This sensor recorded no unusual light in this room it went from 0.2 Lux, to 2.5 Lux and the cause for this was the light from laptop.

Channel 2: Temperature Probe: The Temperature probe did not record any changes in temperature it was 65.5f at the start and went down to 64.5f at the end of the sampling period we look for a 10 or 15 degree for it to be anomalous.

Channel 3: Magnetic Field Sensor: The Magnetic Field Sensor did not record any changes in the area during the sampling period.

Digital/Sonic 1: Motion Sensor: The Motion Sensor did not record any motion during the sampling period.

Photographs: Three photos that was taken by Zak Riggs are what we would call anomalous. One is of a mist on the back side of the house and the photo right after that is clear of the mist. The second is in the attic and shows a green mass and green light that was not there when the photo was taken, and the last one was taken in the kitchen area and shows a lot of energy. That is unusual when the rest of the photo is fine, you can also see a small light coming off of Adria's arm and going down on the back of the chair.

Video: No unusual video was recorded.

Audio: No unusual audio was recorded.

EMF Field Sensor: A 3.9 mG reading was taken coming out of the little girl's room by David Dugas this was in the doorway and no cause was found for this reading.

At this time the Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators would like to thank the home owners for having us in their home for this investigation, also Fox 7 News for doing this investigation for the Halloween show on October 31, and Tim Harte of MESA, all of the SIPI members for all the time they put in this group to help make it what it is with out them we could not do what we do.

Adria Westfall President Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators
William T. Miller Founder Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators

Friday, November 24, 2006

Willard Library October, 21, 2006

Willard Library Overnight Investigation 6
Date: October 21-22 2006
Researchers: MESA (MULTI-ENERGY SENSOR ARRAY), Willard Library Ghost
Chatters, Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators
Adria Westfall, Connie Boyer, Tim Bee, David Dugas, Tina Dean, Beverly Leavell,
Zak Riggs, Tim Harte MESA/SIPI and William T. Miller SIPI/MESA
By William T. Miller President/Founder
Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators


The Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators were host this year at the overnight investigation at the Willard Library along with the MESA team of Tim Harte and Mike Holinshead as well as PHI and the Willard Ghost Chatters and other guests.

Background:
The Willard Library was built in 1885. it is the oldest public library in Indiana. It is located at 21 First Avenue, Evansville, IN. at the corner of First Ave. and the Lloyd Expressway. It was built by Willard Carpenter, A philanthropist from where it gets it name it was designed by James and Merritt Reed, this glorious Victorian gothic structure is nestled in the center of a six-lane highway and busy city streets of this Southwestern Indiana city. It was inducted into the National Historic Places in 1972. According to popular sources (Hauck, 1996), the Willard Library was first considered to be haunted in 1937 when a custodian quit after encountering an apparition of a "gray lady" in the basement. Since then, staff and patrons have claimed to sense the apparition's presence as a cold spot or strong odor of perfume. The apparition has been reported near the restrooms, elevator, furnace room, and the children's room in the basement. In the 1950's the children's librarian Margaret Maier claimed to have seen the apparition repeatedly (Maier died in 1989). Allegedly the ghost was also seen on a security monitor near the restrooms in 1997. In 1992 a child reported see two ghosts in the children's room. The child reported seeing whom is believed to be Maier sitting in a peacock chair, and standing behind was the apparition of the "gray lady." The gray is reported to appear wearing clothing from the late 1880's. The identity of the apparition is still debated to this day. However, the majority of opinion suggests that the apparition is that of Louise Carpenter, the daughter of the library's founder. Louise Carpenter once sued the library's board of trustees claiming that her father was "of unsound mind and unduly influenced in establishing the (Willard) Library" (www.willard.lib.in.us). She lost the suit, and as a result, her claim to any of the library's property. After her death, her spirit has allegedly returned to the library and will continue to haunt the grounds until the property and it holdings are returned back over to the living heirs of the Carpenter family. The last sighting of the gray lady was August, 7. 1997, in the basement of the library, librarians that work in the basement have reported visual phenomena such as a gray form, strong perfume, tactile sensations on their neck and hair and sensed presence.

Gray Ladies:
The ghosts of women who reportedly died violently for the sake of love or pined away from loss of love. Gray ladies take their name from their frequent appearance as a woman dressed in gray. Some, however, appear clothed in white, black and brown. According to lore, gray ladies haunt a house because of their intense desire to be reunited with a loved one. Their hauntings often are associated with poltergeist activity. Gray ladies appear around the world.

Method:
The Vernier System was used in two locations in the basement one was setup inside the children's reading room and the Second outside the reading room. Sensors included. Two Motion Sensors, one Light sensor, one Temperature Probe, and one Magnetic Field Sensor. The second was setup with the same sensors I do not have the results back on them at this time. The children's reading room was sampled for one hour

Channel 1: Visible Light Sensor: This sensor recorded no unusual light in this room it went from 0.2 Lux, to 3.9 Lux and the cause for this was from lights from outside the building.

Channel 2: Magnetic Field Sensor: The Magnetic field sensor did not show any changes in this aera. This sensor was pointed NORTH.

Channel 3: Temperature Probe: The Temperature prob did not record any changes it was 21.8c=71.24f at the start and went down to 21.0c=69.8f at the end of the sampling period. We look for a 10 or 15 degree drop for it to be anomalous.

Digital/Sonic 1: Motion Sensor: This Motion sensor did not record any motion during this one hour sampling period. This sensor was pointed EAST.

Digital/Sonic 2: Montion Sensor: This Motion sensor did not record any motion during this one hour sampling period. This sensor was pointed SOUTH.

Photographs: Some of the photographs revealed some orbs that was taken by some of the researchers. The one group shot on the stairs shows one or over Adria Westfall's face and a second photo that shows something over Zak Riggs' head. We do not know what this could be.

Video: No unusual video was recorded.

EMF Field Sensor: We had a 3.6mG on a EMF Field Tester and a Cell Sensor at the same time this reading was taken on the stairs between the first and second floor by David Dugas and Tim Bee. No cause could be found for this to occur.

At this time the Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators would like to thank Greg Hager and the staff of the Willard Library for having us as host for this overnight investigation I would like to thank all of the SIPI members for all the hard work they did. I would also like to thank the MESA team Tim Harte and Mike Hollinshead for all the help they give us on investigations. Also PHI of Indiana for coming down and helping us out. Thank you all and we will see you in 2007.

William T. Miller President/Founder Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators
Adria Westfall Vice President Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators


Friday, November 10, 2006

Boonville Investigation

This photo was taken by Zak Riggs at the Boonville investigation on October 28th 06 you can see what looks like a green mass and lights that was not there at the time of the photo.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Fox 7 News Investigation in Boonville

This photo was taken by Zak Riggs at the Boonville investigation and shows a mist outside the house. More photos to come.