The Ohio Exploration Society conducted this investigation at a private residence in Chillicothe, Ohio, on August 5, 2006. The start time was 10:00 PM.
The homeowner, James, contacted the Ohio Exploration Society after experiencing strange occurrences, including a chair moving on its own accord. The homeowner stated there was a feeling of not being alone in the home even when you were the only one there. He also reported fleeting shadowy figures that could be seen out of the corners of the eye and footsteps that were occasionally heard in the living room area. Old bluegrass-type music could be heard, but not traced to a specific location. Objects deliberately placed in one location were moved to other areas of the home.
- Jason Robinson – Ohio Exploration Society Founder
- Jason Colwell – Director of Paranormal Investigations
- Philip Niklas – Coordinator
- MJ – Investigator
- 1 Sony MiniDV Camcorder
- 2 Sony Hi8mm Camcorders
- 4 Digital Cameras
- 3 Digital Audio Recorders
- 2 External Microphones
- 2 Headphones
- 1 TriField Natural EM Meter
- 1 Thermocouple Thermometer
Paranormal / Unusual Activity
We experiences several potentially paranormal activities during our investigation. At exactly midnight, the alarm clock in the master bedroom sounded; the alarm had not been set by the homeowners. Shortly after this, while standing on the front porch, there was a very loud bang as if someone threw a rock at the home, but nothing substantial was found. Colwell also mentioned around the same time that he heard what sounded like pebbles being thrown at him as he walked down the driveway to our vehicle parked across the street.
Later in the night, while walking up the driveway from our vehicle parked across the street, both Robinson and Colwell witnessed a dark, shadowy figure move in the right rear corner of the garage. The figure moved from the right to the left, blocking the reflection of light from a shelf in the corner. Robinson and Colwell saw this independent of each other, only saying something once they realized they were seeing the same thing. The sighting lasted approximately 10-20 seconds before the figure disappeared in the far right corner of the garage. Robinson and Colwell immediately ran into the garage to find no one there. The duo tried to recreate the figure by walking up and down the driveway to no avail.
Multiple individuals experienced a dizzy, disoriented feeling near the stairway that led to the bedrooms, as well as a discomfort in the stomach and overwhelming sadness. These feelings were also present in the master bedroom, along with the smell of beer or onions. When standing at the top of the stairs, several investigators described feeling as if an energy was trying to push them down the stairs.
While the majority of the individuals present were in the master bedroom, Niklas went to the top of the stairs and stood for approximately 30-40 seconds. Niklas then called for Robinson to join him. As Robinson approached the stairs, he described feeling as if he had just walked into a cold static electricity. Both Niklas and Robinson experienced the same sensations at the stairway with tingling throughout the body and a slight coldness. When Robinson went to retrieve the electromagnetic field (EMF) meter and stepped away from the stairs, the sensation was lost. Upon returning toward the stairs, the sensation resumed. This lasted for approximately one minute until the feeling dissipated and before the EMF meter could be retrieved.
There were areas of high EMF in the master bedroom, in the kitchen, and in a child’s bedroom, although nothing coinciding with real-time events. Several instances of electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) were captured during the investigation. One of the EVPs were heard in real-time through use of headphones. Nothing significant appeared in photos or videos.
A special thanks to website visitor Jason for helping decipher the “Kill It” EVP below.
Evidence – EVP Recordings
|Get Out: Recorded in the kitchen only eight seconds into our first EVP session, this voice whispers, “Get out.”|
|Can You Help Me: This voice that sounds like a little girl asking for help was recorded while coming inside from the front porch.|
|Treason: Recorded in the master bedroom during a real-time EVP session, the voice is heard whispering either “Treason,” or “Jason,” just after “top of the.”|
|Who Are You: This voice was recorded in the master bedroom as an investigator asks the spirit to give a sign of its presence. Audio was boosted near the end.|
|Why Won’t You Come and Play With Me: This sounds like an older gentleman with a scruffy voice and is difficult to hear.|
|Kill It: Recorded in the road; voice 1 says, “We let you kill it;” Voice 2 says, “Green light;” then the voice chants, “Kill it.”|
|Yeah: This whispery voice agrees, “Yeah,” while we were on the front porch of the home.|