Friday, May 29, 2009
Our time at Robin Hill was to short built in 1836 we only had a few hours to investigate this old house I will have the report on this investigation next week and will post it then.Robin Hill Investigation
917 Mill Street
Mt. Vernon, IN. 47620
May 1st, 2009
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Local Time
Weather: Clear, Cool—Air Temperature Range 50-65 Degrees F
The Southern Indiana Paranormal Investigators, lead by Billy Miller, Founder, investigated Robin Hill in Mt. Vernon, IN. on May 1st, 2009, from the time of 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Those also who attended the investigation were Jack Oliver, Tina Dean, Ashley Dorman, and Rose Quiroz.
The single-family home is located in a suburban development located on the west side of town, and is a large structure with over 20 rooms. It has a small basement, and three main living levels.
Pre Investigation Visit:
This investigation was set up by Ashley Dorman and Rose Quiroz, with no Pre-Investigation done.
According to the website: http://members.evanville.net, Robin Hill was built in 1837 or 1838 by William Lowery and since that time has had five other names including: Popcorn Hill, Ferndale, and Belden Place to name a few. It is stated that Robin Hill was a stop for the Underground Railroad, and that a tunnel led from the Ohio River to the house. Other individuals say that the slaves crossed the Ohio River from Kentucky then walked up a creek, by Kiwanis Park, to the famous Robin Hill. No one knows for sure if this is true or not. It is stated that at one time the home was a quest to President Taft. The current owners of Robin Hill bought the home in 2001 and moved in the current address in 2004.
An interview was done by Tina Dean with the current owners on any Paranormal Incidents that they had occurred while living at Robin Hill, and it was stated that all they really heard was Toilets Flushing, and noises during the nighttime hours.
Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) collection occurred throughout the house, as well as, photographs that were taken throughout the entire different levels of the home, and the Vernier system was set up.
EVP: The voice recorders functioned normally. No anomalies were recorded.
Photographs: The devices functioned normally. No anomalies were recorded.
Vernier System: The Vernier system with LabPro dataloggers with sensors attached to a lap top computer were running with LoggerPro 3.5.0 software on the third floor in one of the main bedrooms. Nothing was detected and no anomalies were recorded.
There were two personal experiences that occurred at Robin Hill. The First one took place in one of the main bedrooms on the third floor. As Jack Oliver, Ashley Dorman, and Rose Quiroz entered one of the main bedrooms on the third floor they noticed that one of the bottom drawers on a Chester drawer opened. It was later discovered that the Chester draw was off balance.
Another personal experience happened on the Main floor of the home. Jack Oliver was standing on the first floor staircase and noticed a shadowy figure standing at the Main entrance of the home. Ashley Dorman was standing behind Jack Oliver and stated that she saw the shadowy figure as Jack had seen.