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It is important to note that not all investigations are posted on this website due to the confidentiality agreement that P.R.O.O.F. has with it's clients.

 

 

Case # JI03 - Private Residence (Hudson, FL)

- Details coming soon!

 

 

Case # JG24 - Private Residence (Tampa, FL)

- Details coming soon!

 

 

Case # GE17 - Private Residence (Brandon, FL)

- Details coming soon!

 

 

Case # JG10 -- May-Stringer Heritage Museum (Brooksville, FL)

- Details coming soon!

 

Case # JF19 - Private Residence (Valrico, FL) – Bobby, Grace, Ed, & Elena

Moon: Waning Gibbous - 97% of Full

History: The home is approximately 2100 square feet and consists of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a family of 4 with a 9 year old girl and the son at age 5.

Report: The homeowner claims that his daughter had seen the hallway light turning on and off from underneath her door when she was going to bed and she had occupied the second bedroom.  While still in this room, she states that she has seen a ball of light floating in room around 2 - 3:00 am every night. When the daughter moved her room to Bedroom 3, she claimed that, while getting ready for school, her dresser mirror had rocked back and forth just prior to falling on her head, causing a concussion.  The homeowner is concerned for the daughter's safety.

Investigation: Seven  vide cameras were set up in the four bedrooms, living room, hallway, and breakfast nook.

An EVP session was conducted in Bedroom 2. No fluctuation in EMF or any other unusual activity. Grace indicated that prior to the session, she sensed a tall, thin man in front of the closet anywhere form his mid twenties to fifties.

The team moved to Bedroom 2 (the girl's room where the mirror had fallen). An EVP session was also conducted with nothing unusual to note.

Investigators then moved to the fourth bedroom (the boy's room), where another EVP session was conducted as well as placement of the K-II meter. Although subjective, the lights on the K-II meter appear to have been responding to questions asked. Based upon the the questions asked, it indicated that there was a slave that had eaten berried or food that it wasn't supposed to, and had a feeling of guilt by doing so. Again, PROOF does not indicate that communication was made, but documented the action of the K-II meter while questions were asked.

The team then moved to Bedroom 1 (master bedroom) and finally the living room where an EVP sessions was conducted but nothing unusual was noted in either room.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F. is unable to confirm this location to be haunted but one section of audio is currently under review.

 

 

Case # JE29 - Private Residence (St Petersburg,, FL) – Bobby, Chris, Grace, Ed, & Kris

Solar Flares: Normal

Geomagnetic Field: Storm

Moon: Waning Gibbous - 95% of Full

History: The home consisted of 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms.

Report: Though no known paranormal events ever took place in the home, a recent death had occurred to an acquaintance of a P.R.O.O.F. member. Attempted contact through an investigation was conducted.

Investigation: Unlike most investigations, each investigator had an opportunity to enter the home alone for 10-15 minutes to get a feel for the environment, try an EVP session, or just to get comfortable with the layout.

Without discussing our personal feelings until each investigator was completed, it was determined that each person had an uncomfortable feeling about moving up to the second floor, with a few investigators that decided not go upstairs alone.

Ed had reported that, upon entering the living room, he claimed to see an orange calico cat curled up on the couch out of the corner of his eye but was not there when directly looking at it.  He claimed that while heading up the stairs, he had an uneasy feeling and felt hesitation upon entering the master bedroom.   While experimenting with The PX (www.digitaldowsning.com) , and returning downstairs, he sat on the couch to introduce himself.   The PX stated the word 'Cat', which coincided with his earlier vision. During this time, he had a vision of an adult male, 50-60 years in age, limping down the stairs. It was later confirmed that the deceased owner did previously own two cats.

Investigators entered the home together to setup equipment and take base EMF readings as well as temperature.

Once completed, we conducted an EVP session, which had no results.  The temperature remained normal and no EMF spikes were noted.  Ed had felt as though someone had kicked the back on the couch, while sitting with Kris, but Kris was unable to confirm this feeling. 

At this time, the history of the home and the occupants were revealed to include a possible suicide two months prior to our investigation. Chris had moved toward the bottom of the stairs and experienced his hairs standing on end as well as seeing a possible shadow at the top of the stairs. Grace later claimed to have seen a darkening at the top of the stairs with no specific shape.

An EVP session was conducted in the master bedroom as well as in the second bedroom with nothing unusual noted.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F. is unable to confirm this location to be haunted but a piece of video evidence is currently under review that had occurred in the master bedroom.

 

 

Case # JB27 - Private Residence (Clearwater Beach, FL) – Bobby, Chris, & Ed

Moon: Waxing Gibbous - 98% of Full

History: This home consisted of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathroom.

Report: The homeowner indicated that they had pool light on facing into den while they were socializing outside in the pool area. A “misty”  apparition was reported floated into the dining room from the bedroom areas and then dematerialized. This had occurred 2 or 4 more times with a family member also witnessing the event.

The husband had seen someone in the dining room but could not locate anyone in the home. Several people all witnessed same thing.

The homeowner advised that the original owner's  wife and mother had passed away in the home while the second owners had a miscarriage in one of the bedrooms.

The current homeowner had her 5 year old granddaughter over to visit and she screamed for over 2 hours as she kept hearing things. The granddaughter was never told any of the history or reports of the house. Since then, she has remained frightened of the room. The room was the one in which the miscarriage had occurred.

Investigation: All investigators started in the back bedroom where the grandchild was terrified. A normal conversation was held for approximately 30 minutes to see if anything out of the ordinary occurred during regular socializing. An EVP session was also conducted. Nothing unusual or any evidence was captured.

The team as well as the homeowner and daughter-in-law moved to the formal living room and repeated similar attempts as described above with nothing unusual noted.

We all moved to the dining area and focused on asking yes and no questions to the presence that seemed have been triggering the tri-field meter.  The questions were formulated based on the words we had received on the Ghost Meter (a cell phone application).  We did seem to have some response to our questions and, according to the answers given, the presence was some type of soldier or seaman.  No definite evidence to conclude what we were hearing regarding the yes and no session was valid.  Temp and EMF reading were normal this entire time.

The Ghost Meter came up with the following words (in order) throughout the investigation:

remain, furniture, bus, ruler, tired, hat, massage, cause, fence, especially, even, cloud, stream, indeed, battle, affect, rate, least, those, sweet, where, country, troops, lying, Jonathan, score, wind, we'll, bowl, film, current, hat, driving, store, monkey, grass, that, mysterious, highway, buy, acres, familiar, manner, minute, handle, Saturday, cap, show, perfect, facing, tears, jet, equally, shall, lunch, small, result, above, information, introduced, and fence. 

*The words in bold are what the client felt may have been related to the case.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F. is unable to confirm this location to be haunted due to lack of any evidence found during the window of time that was spent at this location, but hope to continue their investigating at this location again in the future.

 

 

Case # JB06 - May-Stringer Heritage Museum (Brooksville, FL) – Bobby, Chris, Mike, Grace, Debbie, Ed, & Derek

History: The property on which the property is located is on land that was obtained under the Armed Occupation Act in 1843 by Richard Wiggins. Wiggins was deeded 160 acres under the act that gave new settlers land based on their agreement to stay in the area for at least five years.

John May bought the property in 1855 and in 1856 he donated 15 acres to the county as a county seat.

On September 29, 1877 when the courthouse burned down, all records of when the house was built were destroyed.

John May lived in the house with his wife Marena, and their daughter until his death in 1858. Eight years later, in 1858, his wife married Frank  Saxon (a Confederate veteran) and died in 1869 during child birth.

The house was later sold to Dr. Sheldon Stringer and later was lived in by Judge Fred Stringer. Eventually, the house was sold to Dr. Earl Hensley and his wife Helen, who leased it to the Hernando Historical Museum Association, Inc., with an option to buy in October of 1981 to be used to house the artifacts of Hernando County.

The twelve room house is a seven gable structure with gingerbread trim. It is four stories tall and the ceilings reach 20 feet in height, with over 11,000 artifacts.

The soldier's room consists of uniforms brought to the museum by the families of the soldiers that wore them. They're arranged in chronological order from World War I through Vietnam. Most of these gentlemen died in combat.

The class room is filled with a blackboard and several desks. The museum was able to rescue many of the items from one of the last one room schoolhouses in the area, which was literally falling down and scheduled to be taken to the dump. Originally, this room was used as a guest room for a solder.

Report: The motion sensor driven alarm system in the house goes off in the middle of the night and one of us directors has to come and meet the police here to let them in.

When the alarm goes off, it's due to the movement caused in the soldiers' room and is considered as one of the hot spots in the house, which may be due to young men, dying before their time, involved in some gut wrenching activities, scared, and so forth as stated by a volunteer.

It is reported that previous groups have caught many EVPs in the soldiers' room and it is believed that there is a WWI soldier that wanders throughout the house and had also committed suicide in the house. He was originally a guest of Betty Stringer's and when he came back from the war, he had been engaged to be married. When he came back, Betty was the one to tell him that while he was gone his fiancé married somebody else. Since h is finance was what kept him  going for all those years in the war, he quietly went to the attic and hung himself. Now, he apparently wonders the entire house and he likes to fondle women as it has occurred over and over and over again.

The class room has had many reports over seven years, but the most compelling one was a Brooksville police officer that had met with a volunteer at the backdoor one Saturday when she was ready to open and insisted on coming into the house, racing straight to the school room , and looking at this window. The volunteer said "What's going on? What are you looking for?" He said, "I had to come in the daytime and make sure that there's no mannequin in that window." The volunteer replied, "Sir, as you can see, there isn't". He said, "Well, I'm the guy who has the late night patrol and every hour on the hour I have to come the city block around the museum and check everything".

It is reported that the police officer will come bay at 12 O'clock and all the lights are off in the house. At 1 O'clock, he'll come back with the school room light and the attic light on.  Apparently, there is a soldier in an old fashioned uniform seen and he makes eye contact every time the police officer drives by.

The volunteer reports that, on his way out the door, he turned around and pointed at me and said,  "Now I'm going to tell you one more thing. If the alarm goes off and I'm on duty I am not coming to this place!"

Reports also include an employee from the real estate office across the street asking the volunteer, "How do you guys stand to be inside there? We see this weird guy in the window all the time and he's staring at us!? The volunteer replied that you get used to it and explained that he's part of the house and is pretty sure that it is the solder that committed suicide in the home.

Another report includes a previous resident of the home, in town for a family reunion and they were touring the house. When they got to school room, these 2 ladies, again in their 40's said "Oh this was our room when we lived here." and their bed was right up here and the very first night they moved in the house the 2 little girls woke up and standing at the foot of their bed as a soldier in an old fashioned uniform.  So they told their mom and dad the next morning and then the parents began canvassing the neighborhood to see if there was some weirdo that was climbing up on the porch or something. The neighbors told them the story about this poor guy from World War I and because he committed suicide here, his values, his  religion, he considers this hell. This is where he's going to stay for eternity because this it where he ended his own.

The volunteer likes to  call him James because she's been around him for so long.  She states that s has no idea what his name is and has done a lot of research back from that time and is a story that's been around for 100 years.

One of the bedrooms was one  in which Jessie May was born in (and later died),  Marena died  giving birth to Jessie May and probably countless of others over the next 130 years and used to include an actor's trunk. When it had arrived 4 years ago,  the nastiest entity of all came to be which the volunteer simply calls, " Mr. Nasty".

She believes that he resides in the attic and states that, "He's mean. I mean "GET OUT" you know, that kind of stuff". "We've had a couple of volunteers that had to stop volunteering here because they became so overwhelmed with this, whatever it is."

A separate storage room in the attic is referred to as "The Black Hole." and is believed to be where "Mr. Nasty" resides. It was pointed out that there are no lights and no windows. We were also warned that, "When he's of a mind, he comes tearing out of there and gets in your face." "It started down in the military room in the closet and that was the first time he hit me right across the face. It was funny because it was so hot. It wasn't cold, it was a hot slap. I had a big red mark on my face and I instantly got furious. And I knew exactly who it was..."

"I make one of my team members bring the people up here. I'm done on the second floor. You definitely want to have recorders up here and spend some time. You can do whatever you want with that guy but I warn you, he can be really nasty, REALLY nasty."

Investigation: Prior to officially starting the investigation. Chris, had started recording on his camcorder. A disembodied voice was captured during this time which can be reviewed below. Base readings of the temperature and EMF readings were all normal and did not fluctuate throughout the night.

Much of the investigation composed of splitting up into two team (Team 1: Chris, Grace & Ed) and (Team 2: Mike, Debbie, & Derek), with Bobby later joining the second group.

The first team started on the second floor and documented one spike of 3.6 mG on the EMF meter just prior to entering the class room.

The second team started the investigation on the first floor and noted small spikes on the tri-field meter which resembled Morse Code to all members that were present. After a few minutes of communication attempts, the audible spikes had stopped.

Team 1 had moved to the attic where Ed had reported a small tug at his shirt. At that time Team 2 had attempted a couple of additional EVP sessions with nothing else noted.

After Team 1 had left the second floor and prior to Team 2 coming upstairs, a possible manifestation was captured in the same window that had prior activity reported. This can be viewed in the video below.

After additional time, Team 2 had moved upstairs to the while Bobby joined and Team 1 moved downstairs.  Bobby had made the motion of rubbing his arm as he though he had been touched, but had not yet informed anyone. Seconds later, Debbie stated out loud that she felt that something was touching her.

A few sounds were observed such as footsteps and a woman's voice. Debbie also mentioned that she was really starting to feel ill so she removed herself from the investigation while Bobby, Derek and Mike moved to the second floor to investigate.

While Team 1 was downstairs, nothing out of the ordinary was reported.

During the investigation, while neither team was in the attic, two different light anomalies were captured from a secluded portion and could not be be explained as there are no lights or windows. These can be viewed on the video below.

Prior to breakdown, the team gathered in the dining room while the volunteer played music on an old device in an attempt to stir up activity. No personal experiences were noted by any team member during this time.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F. maintains the opinion that there is paranormal activity throughout the property and much of the captured evidence coincides with the initial reports at this location. P.R.O.O.F. has plans on a follow up investigation and believes that the location is likely haunted.

 

 

 

 

 

Case # JA22 - Private Residence (Clearwater, FL) – Chris & Ed

Moon: Waning Crescent - 7% of Full

History: This apartment home consisted of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.

Report: The female resident lives alone and has reported feeling someone sitting on her bed as she lay. She reports doors moving by themselves and had even closed it fully shut only to find it wide open the following day. She stated that her dog also growls for no apparent reason. Claims of footsteps were heard while no one else was in the apartment. Recently, while packing to move (for unrelated reasons), a box had been placed on a lower shelf in the bathroom. When she woke up the following morning, the box was found behind the door of the bathroom, making it difficult to open. She claims that she does not feel that there is any threat, but is looking to find validation.

Investigation: Base readings of the living room did not show any fluctuations on the EMF meter, and the temperature was normal and only fluctuated within half a degree.

The kitchen also did not show any fluctuations in temperature or EMF, while there was an electrical panel noted in a small room at the far end of the kitchen.

The bathroom did not have any fluctuations in temperature but did have some spikes on the EMF meter raging from .5 to 7.5 gauss with the main focus located at the upper left corner in the rear area of the shower.  Readings were steady in this area, which was likely due to electrical current behind the wall.  However, the only electrical appliance on the opposite side of this wall was the refrigerator.  The refrigerator was a 120v current and did not emit these types of readings while the meter was directly in contact with it

The hallway, which connected all rooms, had recorded spikes on the EMF meter peaking at 1.5 while the temperature did not fluctuate.  Investigators noted this area leading into the bedroom felt as though there was an electrical vortex.

EMF readings in the bedroom peaked at 1.6 gauss with no temperature changes, but both investigators noted a heavy feeling and almost felt like they were being watched.

Investigators conducted an EVP session in the bathroom. It was undetermined if the tri-field meter was responsive to yeas or no type questions as it reacted about half the time. However, there were also unexplained small spikes audibly indicated on the EMF meter as well. Both investigators reported the feeling of the hairs on their body standing on end as if there was a static electricity in the air. One of the video cameras in this room showed a low battery signal. The battery was then removed form the camera and put back in, as this initially had hours of life still left. Once the battery was placed back into the video camera, it indicated 105 minutes of battery life left.

Throughout the investigation, power to other video recorders were also affected as fully charged batteries were drained.

Conclusion: Although members did experience some unexplained events, P.R.O.O.F does not have any conclusive evidence of paranormal activity at this location. Unfortunately, P.R.O.O.F. is not able to provide a follow-up investigation as the resident has since moved out of state.

 

 

Case # IJ24 - Roger’s Christmas House (Brooksville, FL) – Bobby, Chris, Mike, Grace, Dick, Ed, & Tray

Moon: Waxing Crescent - 37% of Full

Report: Reinvestigation of Case # HI27 & IF20

Investigation: In an effort to experiment with an ongoing case, P.R.O.O.F. members were split into teams on a rotation basis.

Focus was spent investigating the Storybook House, The Cottage, The Magnolia House, and The Little House Under the Oak. while some investigators spent time alone in the Main House attic in an attempt to communicate with a possible spirit of a young woman or child.

During a short break between changing shifts, a video camera and digital audio recorder were left unattended in the attic of the Main House. During this time, our audio recorder picked up what we believe to be a tapping or footsteps. no one was in the attic and all P.R.O.O.F. members were accounted for.

While Grace and ED we left alone in the Storybook house, there was an unexplained noise that was heard by both members and caught on our audio equipment. The sound was fairly heavy and came from the attic. Members immediately went upstairs and noticed nothing out of place or on the floor.

In the Magnolia House, a stationary video camera was set in the hallway. During the short break, while all members were in the Main House, a tapping sound was captured. It appears to resemble that of an old typewriter, but also seems to move slightly form left to right. This sound was not captured at any other time during the investigation and the source remains unknown.

While a team was investigating inside the Storybook house, a Class "A" EVP was captured and appears to have a similar voice captured on prior investigations

Conclusion:  P.R.O.O.F. maintains the opinion that there is likely paranormal activity throughout the property as there have been many occurrences that can not be explained.

 

 

Case # IJ17 - Spanish Military Hospital  (St Augustine, FL) - Bobby, Chris, & Mike as guests of fellow investigators

Details coming soon!!!

Currently reviewing Evidence...

 

 

Case # IG18 - Private Residence  (Plant City, FL) - Bobby, Chris, Mike, & Grace

Moon: Waning Crescent - 17% of Full

Report: Reinvestigation of Case # GK10

Investigation: All video equipment was set up in similar areas as prior investigations. Consistent readings of temperature and EMF readings were noted during our re-investigation.  However, while conducting an EVP session in the middle daughter's room, Mike attempted to validate the belief that a young child may roam this home by asking questions regarding the age. The evidence below contains the original audio captured during this time. It is important to note that no prior audio tones were made prior to the questioning.

In the same video, you will also hear an EVP that was captured when leaving the room. P.R.O.O.F. is unable to determine the voice to be that of a male or a female figure.  

Conclusion: It appears that some form of intelligence may be present at this location due to direct responses from a tri-field meter during an EVP session. While nothing appears to have any negative intent or harm to the residents of the home,    P.R.O.O.F. hopes to maintain a continuous case to try and gather and explain reported activities.

 

 

Case # IF20 - Roger’s Christmas House (Brooksville, FL) – Bobby, Chris, Mike, Grace & Debbie

Moon: Waning Crescent - 7% of Full

Report: Reinvestigation of Case # HI27

Investigation: This investigation took place in different buildings on the property. We had set up equipment that was untouched in the attic of the Main House. We split into two teams to investigate the Cottage House, as well as the Magnolia House to include the main floor, attic, and basement. Both teams were always at least 2 floors away from each other and could not hear any sound from the other team.

During an EVP session in the Magnolia House, Chris, Mike, and Debbie capture a female voice to what we believe to be saying, "Oh, yeah." or "Gloria". What is interesting, is the "voice" appears to be the same one caught in the Main House attic from the prior investigation.

Later, during the investigation, one of the lamps was found moving rapidly back and forth. This event was witness by Chris, Mike, Debbie, and even the owner. While the team worked to disprove a paranormal event, it was noted that the air conditioner did have an effect on the movement of the lamp. However, all who witnessed claimed that it had previously moved much greater than what the air conditioner was causing.

While no one was in the attic of the Main House, one of the night vision cameras captured an anomaly. After reviewing the object in detailed, P.R.O.O.F. has ruled out dust or an insect due to it's characteristics. Dust would have "floated" more, wouldn't have made an abrupt turn, and likely would not have been as bright. An insect would have had more "zig zag" of a flying pattern, much like that of a bat. The one thing that stands out is the fact that the anomaly is so bright, even when reducing the brightness of the screen, and remains consistent in brightness (not while only in front of the infrared light emitting from the camera).

Conclusion: After two investigation, it is P.R.O.O.F.'s opinion that there is likely paranormal activity throughout the property as there have been many occurrences that can not be explained. P.R.O.O.F. will continue to investigate Roger's Christmas House an maintain an ongoing case.

 

 

Case # IB28 - Private Residence  (New Port Richey, FL) - Chris, Mike, & Grace

Moon: Waxing Crescent - 14% of Full

Report: Reinvestigation of Case # HK08

Investigation: All video equipment was set up in the similar areas as the previous investigation at this location. However, most items were removed as the residents were in the last stages of moving from the home. Consistent readings of temperature and EMF readings were noted during our re-investigation.  No audio evidence was captured.

Conclusion: No evidence from this investigation to support any type of haunting at this location at this time.

 

 

Case # HK08Private Residence (New Port Richey, FL) – Chris, Mike, & Grace

Moon: Waxing Gibbous – 75% of Full

History: This  home is approximately 1140 sq ft with 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. 

Report: - The residents’ pet dogs have been reported to stare and look down the hallway where most of the activity takes place.  The resident watches the dogs looking up at what is believed to possibly be a ghost.

The male resident report seeing a pair of glowing eyes approx 5' 9" -- as if a head turned to look at him and then turned and walked away.  The room wasn't very dark when it happened -- but he didn't see anything other than the eyes.  They were glowing as if they were like someone's eye in the dark with a light shining in them (like a flash).

All residents (male female, and teenage son) have heard voices -- music (like old-fashioned style) -- pulling off blankets, shocks, bar/restaurant sounds, chattering glasses/dishes.  The female resident has heard "Quiet, here she comes" while the male has recorded the sound of someone calling his son's name at approximately 3:00am while the kid was asleep. 

The residents have replaced numerous night lights in the hallway with the activity.  He buys them and brand new, they blow out. 

The son complains that he can't sleep because someone keeps talking in his room. 

The residents  sometimes think it's the spirit that followed them from their business, but the occurrences aren’t consistent, so they aren't sure.

Investigation: The base temperature readings throughout the home were between 73-74 degrees. A spike in temperature of 85 degrees was documented while in the master bedroom. All other temperature readings remained consistent. It was noted that light form the kitchen could be viewed from the reflection in the dresser mirror, which may have explained reported glowing lights

At one point, while the tri-field remained unattended on a shelf in the hallway, there were several audible alerts indicating a spike in EMF. Chris and Mike returned to the hallway and attempted communication by requesting alerts (beeps) in specific order. Upon hearing 2 beeps in a row, Mike requested "two more times like that fast". The tri-field then went off 4 times in a row.  The tri-field then went off 3 times in a row. Mike again asked for 3 beeps in a row fast. The tri-field then went off 3 times in a row just as requested. Shortly afterward, all beeping stopped. No explanation was found for the spike in EMF.

An EVP session was then made in the kitchen and living room area. Nothing noted out of the ordinary at that time.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F is unable to confirm this location to be haunted, but believes there to be enough evidence supporting possible paranormal activity. P.R.O.O.F. expects to investigate this location again in the future.

Update - P.R.O.O.F. has performed an additional investigation. See Case # IB28.

 

 

Case # HI27 Roger’s Christmas House (Brooksville, FL) – Bobby, Chris, Jason, Mike, Grace & Debbie

Moon: Waning Crescent – 3% of Full

History: Rogers' Christmas House started  as a dream by Margaret Ghitto Rogers.  She started her part of her business in her father's downtown department store, located on Main Street right in the heart of Historic Brooksville.  In 1969, after the closure of the department store, Mrs. Ghiotto retained the Christmas portion of the store and opened The Christmas House from her two-story Victorian home.  With the help of a local banker, Mrs. Ghiotto purchased the Main House in 1971 and moved her Christmas store to this location. She originally hoped to keep the store opened from September through January, but in January 1972, business was flowing and she remained open ever since. During her success from the Main House, Mrs. Ghiotto purchased the other buildings and created the Village with the five houses. Aside from The Main House, the additional houses include the Storybook House, The Cottage, The Magnolia House, and The Little House Under the Oak.

Report: It had come to our attention through word of mouth that this location may have paranormal activity. The owner and employees have remained skeptical.

Investigation: Our investigation took place in The Main House and The Storybook House.

In the Main House, Bobby, Chris and Mike had conducted EVP sessions throughout the location. While in the attic, we did capture what appeared to be a disembodied voice. The voice below appears to be that of a weeping girl or young woman that was heard a few times with the naked ear during the recordings.

Then Jason, Grace and Debbie investigated the same attic of The Main House, Jason indicated that he had the feeling of being watched and felt a light touch under his right thigh. He hadn’t mentioned it to the group and and about 2 minutes later, Debbie stated that she felt something touch her leg as well.

While investigating the Storybook House, Jason, Grace and Debbie had reported smelling a foul odor (possible sulfur) from the main room that seemed to have dissipated after a short period of time. Later, near the same location, they were able to manipulate the thermometer approximately 8 degrees in either direction, upon request over the span of a few minutes. No other temperature fluctuations were noted. This evidence was subjective as there was some handing of the thermometer, but is noted as we will attempt to scrutinize this occurrence on a following investigation.

In the attic of The Storybook House, Bobby, Chris and mike attempted to conduct an EVP session. A digital voice recorder was on a shelf, at least 3 to 4 feet from investigators. After just a few minutes, the voice recorder stopped recording and turned itself off. It was first thought to be the battery but when turned back on the battery was still at 2/3 power. The recorder was simply turned back on and recording resumed.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F. is unable to confirm this location to be haunted due to lack of any evidence found during the window of time that was spent at this location, but believe that they have captured paranormal evidence. P.R.O.O.F. does look forward to investigating this location again in the future.

Update - P.R.O.O.F. has performed additional investigations. See Case #'s GK10 & F20 & IG18.

 

 

Case # HI13Private Residence  (Lutz, FL) – Bobby, Anthony, Chris, & Leah

Moon: Waxing Gibbous – 97% of Full

History: This apartment home is approximately 600 sq ft with 1 bedroom and 1 bathrooms.  The complex was built in 1985.

Report: Resident and relative felt as if 3 year old son may be seeing his deceased uncle (resident’s brother), who he had never met. The child had apparently even called the man’s name out prior to having any knowledge of the uncle. Magnets on the refrigerator have been stated to have been moved where the child could not reach and frequent visits have apparently been identified by the child. The resident is skeptical, but has carefully documented each event and is open minded to all possibilities.

Resident did have a photograph where the child was originally quick to identify the deceased uncle as being captured as well.

Resident did have an additional photo showing a streak of light and requested our opinion.

Investigation: The base temperature readings were consistent with no abnormal variances. No EVP's recorded. No EMF spikes were noted. Several hours of video and many photos did not indicate anything abnormal.

P.R.O.O.F.  was able to determine the first photograph was a result of pareidolia (matrixing) as a face was said to be found from the water of the pool.

The second photograph was disproved as anything paranormal as we were able to duplicate with the light source that still remained in a similar location.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F does not have any evidence to believe this location to be haunted given the amount of time available to investigate.

 

 

Case # HE31 Jokeboys Comedy Club  (Ocala, FL) – Anthony, Chris, Jason, Mike, Grace, & Chel

Moon: Waning Crescent – 14% of Full

History: This building, located at 18 SW Broadway Street, was originally built in 1906. Following construction of the building, it became a tennis racket store (New Racket Store), owned by J.W. Alexander. In 1919, Nick Sakiostis & Co. and the New York Meat Market had occupied part of the building prior to the meat market changing names and becoming known as the Ocala Cash Market and Meats. A real estate broker by the name of Julia Turner occupied an office on the second floor in 1935. By 1937, the grocery store was taken over by Jaudat J. Katiba. An additional office was occupied in 1937 from a dentist by the name of Nathanial H. Jones while the first floor was occupied by Marion Liquor Store by 1940.

Report: P.R.O.O.F. learned through a local news article (http://www.ocala.com/article/20080306/NEWS/803060344/1001/NEWS01) that Jokeboys Comedy Club is presumed to have the presence of a man named Linus, according to Rick Hayes, a graduate of University of Florida.

The article continues with Mr. Hayes’s claims that Linus is “not tall - maybe 5'5" or so” and has a “round face and is a little stocky, definitely middle-aged.” Hayes continues to add that “He is very respectful, though. He stays up in the attic because he doesn't want to interfere with business."

Investigation: No evidence was found on video or photographs that were taken. EMF and tri-field meters remained stationary as well as thermometer readings.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F is unable to confirm this location to be haunted due to lack of any evidence found during the window of time that was spent at this location. P.R.O.O.F. does look forward to investigating this location again in the future.

 

 

Case # HE09 Massie Heritage Center (Savannah, GA) - Bobby, Anthony, Chris (along with Kevin, Kari, Jody, Patti, Dr. Alan Brown & his wife).

Moon: Waxing Crescent - 24% of Full

History: (from: http://www.massieschool.com/history.html)

The Massie Heritage Center is a symbol of Savannah’s early commitment to public education.

Here is a timeline of special events pertaining to this historic school, located on Calhoun Square at the southeast corner of Abercorn and Gordon Streets:

1841 - Peter Massie, a Scotsman who had lived in Savannah before moving to Glynn County, Georgia, dies and leaves $5,000.00 to the city of Savannah "for the education of poor children."

1852 - Savannah's mayor and two aldermen constitute the Massie Poor School Committee.

1855 - Wisely invested for several years, the Massie School Fund has grown to $14,008.25.

Chatham County Commissioners Anthony Porter, John Stoddard, and Solomon Cohen request and receive $9,000.00 to build the Massie School House.

Work begins in December, with John S. Norris (designer of the Custom House and the Green-Meldrim House) as architect and builder, on a classic Greek Revival structure that will become the Massie School.

1856 - An October 8 opening is postponed until October 15 because the arrival of desks is delayed.

School opens with 150 students in six classrooms. Enrollment grows to 240 by the end of the first school year. Of the 240 students, forty-two pay tuition amounting to $1200.00, an average of $28.57 per student, although payment varied depending on ability to pay.

1864 - During the Union occupation of Savannah, Massie School House is used as a Union Hospital.

1865 - At the direction of the Federal Army, Massie School is designated as a public school for African- American children. * View the original document concerning this period.

The Chatham County Public School System is chartered as the first public school system in Georgia.

The "Massie Common School House" marks ten years of operation as a public school

1872 - The western building is added next to the original 1856 John Norris structure in a compatible style.

1886 - The eastern building is added on the other side of the original 1856 John Norris structure in a compatible style.

1974 - The Massie School is closed as a regular inner-city school after nearly 120 years of operation.

1975 - The Massie School history and building are researched by Saxon Pope Bargeron, a Massie School principal, Savannah-Chatham County school superintendent, and Board of Education president.

1977 - The Massie Heritage Interpretation Center is placed on the National Register for Historic Places.

Report: Full body apparitions have been reported. Disembodies sounds of children playing have been heard. The feeling of a presence has been claimed and EVP's have been captured at this location.

Investigation: Most of the location, which consisted of three separate buildings joined together by a small walkway, had no apparent fluctuation in temperate or EMF readings. However, some activity was documented in the classroom setting on the second floor as well as the front left staircase.

Kevin claimed that he was pushed and later became emotional for no apparent reason. Patti had also broken down emotionally for no apparent reason, but was able to feel comfortable after a few minutes.

Just prior to leaving, the group attempted a small EVP session on the stairs. Jodi was able to capture what sounded like a woman asking us a question. P.R.O.O.F. has been unsuccessful at obtaining copy of EVP.

Conclusion: There were certainly some unexplainable events during our investigation at this location, some of which may appear to be that of paranormal activity. P.R.O.O.F. believes that an intelligent haunting may be the cause of reported events, but hopes to re-investigate to make a final conclusion.

 

 

Case # HB23 - Private Residence  (Orlando, FL) - Bobby, Chris, & Jason

Moon: 93% of Full

Solar Flares: Normal

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

History: This home was built in 1955 and has 1619 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Report: Three people reside at this location (a married couple and their son). The homeowner originally requested that we come investigate, giving P.R.O.O.F. no indication of claimed events so that we would arrive with no preconceived ideas.

After we concluded our investigation, the homeowner explained that the fan light in the master bedroom has turned on without explanation and stated that many other light bulbs in the house were burning out faster than expected. Sounds of knocking or creaking have been heard on the other side of the home, but were usually disregarded as the house settling.  The homeowner also stated that all dishes from a kitchen cabinet had fallen and broken on the kitchen floor with no explanation. The cabinet door was previously shut and all shelves were in tact. The husband and wife have both witnessed hearing old fashioned type music coming from the third bedroom. Miscellaneous objects were also reported as being lost but later recovered in obvious areas that were previously checked.

Investigation: During our investigation, temperature readings and EMF readings remained consistent.  Over 26 hours of video, 2 hours of audio and over two hundred photos were taken.

Jason reported battery fluctuation of his video camera within the first 30 minutes of the investigation while inside the master bedroom. Bobby noted that he felt like someone was standing next to him for about 20 seconds during the EVP session in the son's room. Chris and Jason both claimed (without consulting each other) that the most uncomfortable portion of the home was the hallway between the son's room and the third bedroom.

P.R.O.O.F.  was able to capture an EVP in the son's room during the investigation, which sounded like screaming. This was noted as Jason was able to hear the sound through the headphones during the recording, while Chris and I were both present and heard nothing.


 

Conclusion: Although we were able to capture an EVP, P.R.O.O.F. is unable to confirm this location to be haunted due to lack of supporting evidence found during the window of time that was spent at this location.

 

 

Case # GK10 - Private Residence  (Plant City, FL) - Bobby, Anthony, & Jason

Moon: Waxing Crescent - 3% of Full

Report: Reinvestigation of Case # GF22

Investigation: All video equipment was set up in the same areas as the previous investigation at this location. Consistent readings of temperature and EMF readings were noted during our re-investigation.  No audio evidence was captured. Again, there was a note to be made while reviewing video evidence as one of the four cameras on the DVR system showed that the screen went completely yellow in color without explanation. No one was in the room at the time this video was captured.

Conclusion: Nothing solid has occurred during the small window of time that P.R.O.O.F. has investigated this residence. However, we hope to provide continuous assistance by keeping this as ongoing case.

 

 

Case # GJ27 - Moon River Brewing Company (Savannah, GA) - Bobby, Anthony, & Chris (along with Ruffhouse from Florida Ghost Hunters & his wife, & 3 additional guests)

Moon: Waning Gibbous, 97% of Full

History: Moon River Brewing Company is located in the former City Hotel. Elazer Early, a native of Charleston, S.C, built the City Hotel in 1821. Not only was it the first hotel in Savannah, but it was also home to the first branch of the United States Post Office in Savannah, as well as a branch of the Bank of the United States.

Many notable people stayed at the City Hotel, including War of 1812 hero Winfield Scott, the Marquis de Lafayette, the first three commodores of the U.S. Navy and naturalist James Audubon. Audubon stayed six months while attempting to sell books full of his wildlife sketches.

In 1851 Peter Wiltberger bought the City Hotel. He renovated it and put a live lion and lioness on display to draw attention to his business. City Hotel’s final guest checked out in 1864, just before the arrival of General Tecumseh Sherman during the war of Northern Aggression and the subsequent closing of the City Hotel.

At the turn of the century, the building was used as a lumber and coal warehouse. As the use of coal slowly died off, the building was used for general storage. In the 1960s the space was renovated as an office supply store, complete with a large printing press. Hurricane David forced this business to close in 1979 when it blew the roof off the structure.

The building sat empty until 1995 when it was renovated into its current configuration as a brew pub. The Moon River Brewing Company debuted in this space on April 10, 1999.

Report: One of the claimed ghosts that is said to be haunting the building and is believed to be responsible for attempting to push male visitors down the stairs is that of an arrogant drunken braggart named James Stark, who  expressed his dislike of a local doctor, Philip Minis. Inevitably, word got back to Dr. Minis, who, although angered, considered the source and let the matter simmer to midsummer. In August, Minis, no longer able to tolerate the mounting accusations of cowardice, demanded of Stark either an apology or “that satisfaction which one gentleman should afford another.” When the two men could not agree on terms of the duel, Stark continued to ridicule Minis’ courage. On August 10th, James Stark and a friend were coming down the stairs in the City Hotel just in time to hear Dr. Minis pronounce ” I proclaim James Stark a coward!” Stark put his hand in his pocket as if to draw a pistol, and advanced toward Minis who drew his pistol and fired. Dr. Richard Arnold examined the body of James Stark and said “the ball passed through the upper left thorax, behind the top part of the scapula, and through, into the side of the kitchen door”. Dr. Minis was tried and acquitted of murder and went on to become an U.S. Army surgeon and father of seven.

There have been many noted claims from employees and visitors witnessing events such as a female ghost looking out one of the windows to items on the table breaking or moving on their own.
 

Investigation: Video and audio equipment was set up in the basement and second floor of this location. EMF & temperature readings were the primary focus due to the large amount of sound coming from the outside while investigating the second floor. Audio recordings were attempted on the first floor. Nothing was  witnessed or felt out of the ordinary by anyone during the investigation. Consistent readings were noted for temperature and EMF..

P.R.O.O.F. did not capture any type of audio or video evidence during our review.

Conclusion: P.R.O.O.F is unable to confirm this location to be haunted due to lack of any evidence found during the window of time that was spent at this location. P.R.O.O.F. does look forward to investigating this location again in the future.

 

 

Case # GJ20 - Small Business  (Port Richey, FL) - Bobby, Anthony, & Chris

Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 63% of Full

History: This business has 3 main rooms which similar in size with 1 small restroom.

Report: Owner believes a child may be haunting the place of business, possibly from a child that was killed in an accident at an intersection just yards away.  There have been many accounts of toys and models being moved and knocked down from bookcases, chairs spinning around, and other items being levitated. Other claims have been noises knocking coming from the attic above.

The business owner has set up his own surveillance system to hope to catch some paranormal activity with minimal results and asks that P.R.O.O.F. come in to help authenticate his claims. His personal captured evidence included knocks and sounds on a digital voice recorder that he placed in a room during close of business

Investigation: Wile attempting to make contact, Bobby asked that the entity increase the EMF reading by .3 Gauss. In less than a minute, the reading was increased as requested. When asked if it could increase it by an additional .3 Gauss, the reading was increased by .2 in a short moment and soon returned to the normal base reading after several additional attempts were made. During an EVP session,

Bobby claimed to have heard several footsteps on the headphones while recording 'live'. During the same session, investigators asked that the entity prove its existence by knocking twice. Soon after, there was a knocking sound witnessed by all investigators. This was also attempted a few more times with one knock, two knocks, and one knock again.

No unusual temperate readings or video evidence was noted. Anthony claimed, with Bobby as a witness, that his video camera battery rapidly fluctuating from 100 minutes to 83, back to 100, and down to 96. This continued for several minutes while the battery was confirmed as being seated in the camera properly. It was also noted that this did not occur until mentioning the name of the boy that the business owner believes to haunting this location.


 

Conclusion: There were certainly some unexplainable events during our investigation at this location, some of which may appear to be that of paranormal activity. P.R.O.O.F. believes that an intelligent haunting may be the cause of reported events, but hopes to re-investigate to make a final conclusion.

 

 

Case # GJ04 - Fort De Soto (Saint Petersburg, FL ) - Bobby, Anthony, Chris, & Leah

Moon: Waning Crescent - 37% of Full

Report: Reinvestigation of Case # GA13 and to provide an opportunity for Pinellas 18 TV to shadow the P.R.O.O.F. team on a paranormal investigation and document it for a news program to be aired during the week of Halloween.

Investigation: Consistent temperature and EMF readings were noted during our re-investigation.  No video or audio evidence was captured.

Conclusion: - P.R.O.O.F does not have any conclusive evidence of paranormal activity at this location. However, Pinellas 18 TV did capture a small piece of video evidence which has remained unexplained.

 

 

Case # GI15 - Private Residence  (Port Richey, FL) - Bobby, Anthony Chris, Jason, & Leah

Moon: Waxing Crescent,  15% of Full

History: Single-family home built in 1974. This is a one-story home with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms, and over 1700 total square feet. 

Report: Household consists of 4 adults, 4 teens, several dogs and cats. 

Adults and teens have reported seeing full-body apparitions in their home, specifically in the garage and back porch.  There have been claims of a ghostly face appearing in the shower, too.  They often smell a vanilla tobacco and see objects moving.  There have been several reports of the TV turning on and off on cue, and the family claims to experience more frequent and aggressive paranormal activity when they verbally provoke the entities.  They have been able to record some disembodied voices and sounds prior to P.R.O.O.F.’s investigation. 

This family believes that there is a woman, a man and a dark shadowy figure haunting their home.

Investigation: Three still video cameras, two hand-held video cameras, two voice-recorders, two digital cameras, 2 EMF meters, a Tri-Field meter, and a temperature gauge were used during this investigation. 

The night of the investigation was extraordinarily hot and humid, yet there was a moment in the back room of the porch when the temperature dropped a few degrees while doing some EVP  work.  There were also some perceived disembodied moans and sighs during the EVP work on the back porch. 

On two occasions, batteries on the hand-held video cameras quickly drained. 

A couple of hours into the investigation, several family members and friends came into the home which unfortunately disrupted the investigation and contaminated possible audio evidence that was found. During this time two residents stated that they felt a presence.

Conclusion: No uncontaminated scientific evidence was found.

 

 

Case # GF22 - Private Residence  (Plant City, FL) - Bobby, Chris, & Jason

Moon: First Quarter, 50% of Full 

Solar Flares: Normal 

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet 

History: Single-family home built in 2000. This is a one-story home with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and over 3500 total square feet. 

Plant City was once known as the town of Ichepucksassa by Indians that once occupied the area. It was later re-named to Cork from the local postmaster’s hometown located in Ireland and finally given the name Plant City, commemorating Henry B Plant as well as his railroad.

The history of the investigated location prior to the home being built is not known.

Report: Five people live at the residence consisting of the husband, wife, teenage daughter, and two younger daughters. All members of the family have experienced the feeling of being watched and have heard voices calling their names. They've all heard voices and footsteps above the bathroom.  One of the young daughters believes that a little girl lives in the bathroom and the girl's name is Abigail. 

The homeowner reports being waken up from a deep sleep by a small girl's voice yelling "Mommy!", thinking it was one of her own daughters.  When she got up to check on the girls, they were all fast asleep.  A day or two later, without saying a thing to the girls, her young daughter told her that there's a ghost in the house.  The homeowner questioned the daughter, asking why she thought that and was told that the night after the homeowner heard "Mommy!", she couldn't sleep, so she went into the family room to lay on the sofa in there, and she heard a little girl talking in the breakfast nook.  Thinking it was the youngest sister talking, the daughter got up to check out the breakfast nook and of course, no one was there. 

Two years ago, the teenage daughter experienced a time when she had trouble sleeping.  The mother thought it may have been related to her school load and school stress, but the daughter finally confessed to her mom that she was having trouble sleeping because around 3 or 3:30 every night, she would hear her name called out by a man or a woman that would wake her up out of a sound sleep.  It was getting to her so much that she started having a lot of trouble sleeping.  The teenage daughter didn't want to say anything because she was scared her family wouldn't believe her. She and a friend were also up late one night and experienced the light in the breakfast nook shutting off by itself.

The homeowner has heard a man's voice moaning on two occasions, and in two separate areas of the house.  She feels the voice has followed her in the house and soon after she heard the voice, she smelled sulfur (rotten eggs) in only those two areas where she heard the voice -- and the smell lasted for a couple of weeks. On a separate occasion, has felt like she was spanked with a switch (like a stick or a thin tree branch). 

The husband and wife had heard a huge bang one night to find the large 130-load laundry soap had fallen off a shelf, stating that it couldn't have just fallen off.

One night in bed, homeowner felt a thumb move up her back and a hand grab the back of her knee.  She was scared to get into bed for a long time after that. On another occasion, the whole family was outside except for the youngest daughter. Suddenly, the youngest daughter came outside yelling "What? What? Why are you yelling for me?" No one had been calling her.  She said someone had been calling her name. 

Another night, the teenage daughter ran into her mom's room -- she was scared, shaking and crying (and not usually the fearful type). She told her mother that she saw a little girl (apparition) standing in front of her light switch by the door to her bedroom.  She explained that she had long dark hair and was tall enough to cover the light switch. 

Investigation: Seven video cameras and three voice-recorders were used during this investigation, as well as three digital cameras, EMF meters, tri-field meter, and a temperature gauge which totaled nearly 45 hours of audio and video as well as over 100 photos

The temperature and EMF readings remained consistent with no fluctuation.   Video of a moving object was noted by the homeowner while he was watching live on the surveillance monitor.  After careful review, members found this object to be an orb which is believed to have been dust. This occurred directly in front of the video camera and did so two additional times later on in the night.  Although, the ‘orb’ had movement with some sort of purpose and not just drifting as characteristic of a dust particle, it was noted that the air-conditioning was on which would allow for the speedy movement.

One of the video cameras that rested near the kitchen and aimed toward the living room seemed to have vibrated for a few seconds without explanation. Upon reviewing further, it was determined not everyone in the home at the time were accounted for at the time of this camera movement to include two of the residing household cats.

On several occasions, whispers could be heard during EVP sessions. It was undetermined whether this could have been members of the household in a different room or if these were disembodied voices. The voices that were heard through the recorders were too faint and unclear to post as evidence.

Conclusion: Based on the homeowner’s and daughters’ reports, which are consistent with paranormal activity, the members of P.R.O.O.F. believe that the paranormal activity being reported is consistent with an intelligent type haunting, but did not have enough conclusive evidence to confirm. 

Update - P.R.O.O.F. has performed an additional investigation. See Case # GK10.

 

 

Case # GE05 - Private Residence  (St Petersburg, FL) - Bobby, Anthony, Chris, & Jason

Moon: Waning Gibbous, 90% of Full

Solar Flares: Active

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

History: This home was built in 1927 and has 1379 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Public records indicate that the property was owned by several real estate investors for the last few years, and appears to have been owned by  Xxxxxx Xxxxxxx (born 12/30/1908) from at least 1-5-87 thru 10-8-01. It states that she was a widow at the time of sale, but we’ve been unable to locate her husbands name or information surrounding his death. We were unable to find any reports online to include local archives regarding additional history of the home.

Report: Two people reside at this location. The first occurrence of paranormal activity was in January 2007 where the resident felt watched and a necklace was lifted without cause. Reports of a wet girl in the window, curtains moving drastically upward, doors opening and shutting, shower curtain wrapped around person, shoes being moved, voice heard saying "It'll be alright", bed being messed up with pillows found stacked, resident felt being grabbed, and family dog has been found looking frightened. Witnesses to such events include granddaughters as well as the resident's sister having feelings of a presence.

Investigation: During our investigation, temperature readings and EMF readings remained consistent.  No strange activity was noted during the investigation.  However, after reviewing over 21 hours of video, 9 hours of audio and over a hundred photos, we were able to find some photos as well as a noise that we found interesting.

Unusual Photos

Update - It has been found that the particular outlet included a blinking LED (along with the length of the camera shutter opening), which caused string-like item to appear.


 

Conclusion: It is uncertain whether the captured evidence can be categorized as 'paranormal', but we do find it unusual and do not have an explanation at this time.   Therefore, we are unable to state that we believe this location to be haunted during the window of time that was spent at this location.

 

 

Case # GD24B - Greek Orthodox Shrine of St. Michael  (Tarpon Springs, FL) - Bobby and Anthony

Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 77% of Full

Solar Flares: Normal

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

Report: On July 18,1989, a picture of the Virgin Mary was reported as 'weeping' and within just a few hours, five other icons were reported as tears flowing from their eyes as well. Since then, there have been thousands of visitors trying to catch a glimpse of what some people claim to be a true miracle.

Previously in 1986, at the St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church located in Chicago, the same copy of this portrait began to weep without explanation and was reported as doing so for 7 months.

Investigation: During our visit, we had found that the entrance to the shrine was actually closed. However, we took advantage of the opportunity to run a video camera and take audio samples near the outdoor memorials while many candles burned around the shrine.

Conclusion: - There was no evidence of paranormal activity that occurred outside the shrine. A follow-up may be done in the future inside.

 

 

Case # GD24B - Greek Orthodox Shrine of St. Michael  (Tarpon Springs, FL) - Bobby and Anthony

Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 77% of Full

Solar Flares: Normal

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

Report: On July 18,1989, a picture of the Virgin Mary was reported as 'weeping' and within just a few hours, five other icons were reported as tears flowing from their eyes as well. Since then, there have been thousands of visitors trying to catch a glimpse of what some people claim to be a true miracle.

Previously in 1986, at the St. Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church located in Chicago, the same copy of this portrait began to weep without explanation and was reported as doing so for 7 months.

Investigation: During our visit, we had found that the entrance to the shrine was actually closed. However, we took advantage of the opportunity to run a video camera and take audio samples near the outdoor memorials while many candles burned around the shrine.

Conclusion: - There was no evidence of paranormal activity that occurred outside the shrine. A follow-up may be done in the future inside.

 

 

Case # GD24A - Rose Cemetery (Tarpon Springs, FL) - Bobby and Anthony

Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 77% of Full

Solar Flares: Normal

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

History: Please see original investigation from Case # EB21

Investigation: The primary reason for a re-investigation of this location was an attempt to capture audio and/ or video evidence with our primary focus on EVP's due to the success from our previous visit.

Several hours of video was taken as well as audio with continuous questions being asked to whatever may be present.  There was also time spent in silence to try and obtain any sign of an electronic voice phenomenon.

Conclusion: - No audio or visual evidence was noted for our second visit to this location.  However, much of the audio recordings were contaminated with background noise such as motorcycles and aircraft.

 

 

Case # GA13 - Fort De Soto (Saint Petersburg, FL ) - Bobby, Anthony, Chris, & John

Moon: Waning Crescent, 30% of Full

Solar Flares: Normal

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

History: Fort De Soto is located on the southwest shores of Mullet Key  on the north side of the mouth of Tampa Bay. Construction on the fort began in November 1898 and on May 10, 1900 construction was completed.  It was built to repel Spanish forces from naval attacks on Tampa Bay using tent guns among other armament. The fort is constructed of a concrete formula consisting of shell, stone and concrete mix. On April 4, 1900 the site was named Fort De Soto after Hernando De Soto, a well known Spanish explorer.

Although the fort never experienced any battles, it is believed that many soldiers died from yellow fever, heat related illnesses, and spoiled food.

Report:
Some researchers believe the powder room located on the southernmost end to be haunted while other people have reported having an eary feeling when walking this area of the fort.

Investigation: Several hours were spent investigating the fort lasting through the early morning.  A digital voice recorder was placed at a location believed to be where the original military hospital once stood.  Much time was spent in the storage areas where P.R.O.O.F. members recorded night vision video, audio recordings, temperature, and EMF. We also walked the entire fort several times with video and audio equipment.

While sitting in one of the storage room in complete darkness and silence, female  laughter was heard by all investigators present. Upon further investigation in the daylight, Anthony discovered that there was a vent that led to the top of the fort.  This piece of evidence was dismissed as someone may have been walking the fort or the laughter may have carried from a nearby parking lot or pier. 

A possible voice was captured from the audio recorder placed at the old hospital grounds.  This evidence is still under review by investigators to determine if an EVP was captured

No video evidence was captured during our visit at Fort De Soto.  No temperature or EMF fluctuations.

Conclusion: - Although, no conclusive evidence was captured, It remains uncertain whether the fort has paranormal activity.  A return visit by P.R.O.O.F. is possible for follow up investigation. Update - P.R.O.O.F. has performed an additional investigation. See Case # GJ04.

 

 

Case # FL16 - Private Residence (Winter Park, FL ) - Bobby, Anthony, & Chris

Moon: Waning Crescent, 15% of Full

Solar Flares: Active

Geomagnetic Field: Storm

History: This apartment home was approximately 600 square feet with one bedroom and one bath.

Report: Resident is the only person that lives in the home.  He reports that he felt that someone had sat on the bed while he was asleep and has also felt like something brushed against his back on a separate occasion. He also reports that the television had turned on and off without explanation. He has felt unexplained chills and saw a male figure float into the room and sit next to him. He states that he has left the room on several occasions, only to come back and find that there was typing made from his laptop. While having a friend over, they both witnessed a single strum of an electric guitar sitting in the room as well as banging on a nearby trashcan lid.  The same friends also reported previously hearing his name called from an unknown source. Resident is attempting to find out what the typed messages mean and if he is able to help an apparent entity.

Investigation: The temperatures remained consistent (approx 78 degrees) in all rooms of the apartment with no fluctuations.  The tri-field meter indicated a base reading at or below 2 mG. The tri-field meter remained on the coffee table for the majority of the investigation.  The meter did register spikes in excess of 12 mG.  This was pretty consistent when investigators began asking basic questions or when the resident removed himself from the room. At one point, the electric guitar cord did come out of the amplifier, causing a loud sound from the speaker. This was evaluated and concluded that it was possible for the cord to have been loosely connected to the amplifier and may have simply fallen out due to natural causes. All present company witnessed the sound of the push on the front door.  The apartment was located in a breezeway and was possible to have been caused by the wind. However, investigators did attempt to duplicate the sound by pushing the door on the outside and found that a fairly substantial amount of pressure would have been needed to cause the door to be adjusted.  No evidence found on audio or video recordings of the apartment.

Conclusion: - Although members did witness a couple of interesting occurrences, both instances were able to be duplicated or disproved. Unfortunately, P.R.O.O.F. is not able to provide a follow-up investigation as the resident has since moved out of state.

 

 

Case # FJ17 - Titanic Exhibit  (Orlando, FL ) - Bobby, Anthony, Chris (along with Florida Ghost Hunters)

Moon: Waning Crescent, 16% of Full

Solar Flares: Normal

Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

History: The world’s first and largest permanent Titanic attraction features full-scale recreations of Titanic’s most famous rooms, including her Grand Staircase, First Class Parlor Suite and Promenade Deck. The 17-room, 15,000 sq. ft. attraction also showcases an extensive Underwater Room, displaying an 8-foot replica of Titanic as she appears on the bottom of the Atlantic today as well as over 200 artifact and historical treasures, including movie memorabilia from James Cameron’s blockbuster film, TITANIC.

Report: Employees have reported seeing books falling forward off of bookshelves and pencils thrown across the Gift Shop by what is believed to be a little girl with the name of Catherine, who is sometimes heard giggling regardless of the time of day. A tour guide once saw a red ball roll onto the floor from a display case and a little girl's hand come out to grab it, only to find both disappear. A cleaning lady once saw a man with a floppy hat sitting in one of the deck chairs that was placed in a display case only to refuse to back to clean again. Several employees have reported hearing their name called from a room during closing. A man dressed as an officer was seen, from the torso up, looking out a window and then simply vanished. A framed picture was once placed on a display case and then suddenly fell forward. That same night, the picture was no longer on the case, but was found in a corner across the room with the frame and glass broken.

Investigation: While performing a joint investigation with Florida Ghost Hunters, P.R.O.O.F. had taken over 150 photographs and hours of video recording. An EMF sweep was taken and we did have fluctuations. However, it was found that someone had their cell phone on which may have interfered with the readings. No fluctuations in temperature as most rooms were between 63 & 68 degrees. Chris did note seeing a shadow on the top of the staircase, but was not captured on video. No evidence found when attempted EVP's were performed. However, a voice was reported being heard of a woman saying, "Hello?" by a member of Florida Ghost Hunters.  Within approximately a 45-minute period, members of P.R.O.O.F. & FGH had problems with their walkie-talkies. Camera batteries went dead and a video camera lost 30 minutes of previously available recording time. Following is an EVP captured by Florida Ghost Hunters.


 

Conclusion: - Although P.R.O.O.F. does not have enough evidence to declare this exhibit 'haunted', it is believed to have the potential for paranormal activity to be occurring due to our experiences and the captured EVP. We hope to go back for a return visit and spend more time for a more in depth investigation.

 

 

Case # FJ13 - Private Residence (Largo, FL)  - Bobby, Anthony, John, Chris

Moon: 3rd Quarter, 50% of Full

Solar Flares: Normal

Geomagnetic Field: Storm

History: This apartment home is approximately 1050 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  The complex was built in 1970.

Report: Resident felt as if they were not alone in their home.  They also reported unexplained cold temperatures and odd effects in some pictures taken in the home. Their small child had trouble sleeping and was frightened of bad dreams had in their bedroom.

Investigation: The base temperature readings ranged from 70 - 73 degrees. No abnormal temperature variances. No EVP's recorded. Several EMF spikes in the dining & child's rooms, which may have been caused by a neighbors electrical device, but unable to verify.

Conclusion: - P.R.O.O.F does not have any evidence to believe this location to be haunted.

 

 

Case # FH28 - Private Residence (St Petersburg, FL) - Bobby, Anthony, John, Chris

Moon: Waxing Crescent - 14% of Full

Solar Flares: Active

Geomagnetic Field: Storm

History: This apartment home is approximately 1100 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  The complex was built in 1989.

Report: Resident reported that they always had a feeling being watched in the 2nd bedroom, always looking over their shoulder.   Felt as if they saw a shadow-like object and always saw something moving out of the corner of their eye in the kitchen area. Resident also stated that they feel like they see a cat roaming their apartment only to find nothing there after a second look.

Investigation: No evidence found on video. EMF and tri-field meters remained stationary as we were unable to roam apartment due to too many electrical devices. No spikes in EMF were indicated. No evidence found on audio.  Only 2 orbs found on pictures which we all agreed to be dust.

Conclusion: - P.R.O.O.F does not have any evidence to believe this location to be haunted.

 

 

Case # FC24 - Cassadega Hotel (Cassadega, FL) - Bobby, Anthony

Moon: Waning Crescent - 29% of Full

Report: Reinvestigation of Case # ED23

Investigation: Room #10. No evidence found on audio or video. No EMF spikes. No fluctuation in temperature. All lights were turned off. Over 200 hundred photos were taken in various areas of the hotel to include this room.

Conclusion: - P.R.O.O.F does not believe this location to be haunted. 

 

 

Case # ED23 - Cassadega Hotel (Cassadega, FL) - Bobby, Chris

Moon: Waxing Gibbous - 99% of Full

History: The Cassadaga Hotel is located in a spiritual community in Cassadaga, FL.  The original was a total loss in 1926 due to a fire, but was rebuilt in 1928.

Report: There are reported to be several spirits who reside there to include a mischievous one named Arthur, Gentleman Jack, a cigar smoking ladies man and 2 little girls named Sarah and Kaitlin. Room 10 has reports of clothes being left untidy as well as loose batteries only for guests to return minutes later with their clothes neatly folded and batteries put back in place.

Investigation: Room #10. No evidence found on audio. No EMF spikes. No fluctuation in temperature. All lights were turned off to include the air conditioner. Several minutes of video did show a rapidly fying orb moving around the room at times, while also moving from the ground up. No insects or flying bugs were noticed during the investigation.

Conclusion: - P.R.O.O.F does not believe this location to be haunted.  However, a a return visit will be conduccted.

 Update - P.R.O.O.F. has performed an additional investigation. See Case # FC24.

 

 

Case # EB21 - Rose Cemetery (Tarpon Springs, FL) - Bobby, Anthony, John, Chris, Justina <guest>

History: Rose Cemetery dates back to the early 1900's and, during the days of segregation, was available for African Americans from New Port Richey to Clearwater.  Today, it still remains a final resting place for  hundreds of black residents.

Over the past few years, efforts have been made in an attempt to rehabilitate the cemetery and hundreds of previously unknown graves have since been recovered.  One of these recovered graves includes that of Civil War Veteran Richard Quarls, a black Confederate solder who was born into slavery on December 12, 1833.

Moon: Waxing Gibbous - 94% of Full

Investigation: This EVP was caught while P.R.O.O.F. investigated Rose Cemetery.  There were three males present and one female.  While video taping, John had just finished telling Anthony, " My sweater moved. I thought it was Justina touching me or something." Seconds later, this EVP from the video camera of a woman's response was captured.  Keep in mind that Justina was at least 50 feet away and is not the voice that you will hear. 


 

Conclusion: - P.R.O.O.F does not believe that Rose Cemetery is necessarily haunted or is roamed by several spirits. However, what we did conclude is that the EVP (above) is authentic and what we believe to be saying, "I touched him. I touched the boy". Future plans will eventually be made for a return visit.

 

 

   

 

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