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2-10-2016

Brae Loch Inn




Cazenovia,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: All claims remain the same.No new claims.

History: All history remains the same.Any new history will be reported later.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the Brae Loch Inn at eight pm to get ready for their investigation and for new team members to get a quick tour of the Inn by the owner.The owner even told the team that they could investigate the servants quarters upstairs which was an apartment last time Soul Searchers were here.While the restaurant was still open the team brought all of their equipment into the break room and started to get the cameras and everything ready for the night.Some of the cameras were able to get placed early because no one was in these areas.When the restaurant did close the rest of the cameras were able to be placed in the bar area and downstairs dining room.After all the cameras were up and running the team brought down into two teams for the night.Team one of Shawn,Chris and Tony headed downstairs to the barroom and dining room areas.Team two of Mike and Tim started upstairs in the apartment and second floor room.

Once team one made their way downstairs the team started in the main dining room area in the back.They had a hand held camera along with a couple audio recorders trying to make contact with anything that might be down there with them.During their evp session they were hearing some light movement around the bar area.They went over to see what was causing this and couldn't find out what caused it so they headed back to the lower dining room tables trying to get something to comeout and make it's presence known.The team continued in this area for another twenty minutes with nothing happening so they headed to the billiards room where an old man has been seen.During their evp session in this room they heard what sounded like a male voice come from out in the bar area so Shawn went to look and found nothing that might of caused this.While the team was still in this room they heard what sounded like a loud bang,like something was dropped on the floor right above them.They all went up to investigate this and found nothing dropped or anything.They ran into team two who was on the second floor and asked them if they heard it and they said they didn't as they just came down from the apartment.So team one wrapped things up and went to command center to wait for team two to finish.

Team two of Mike and Tim headed upstairs to the old servants quarters which was used as an apartment.The team made their way into the apartment with two audio recorders and a hand held camera also recording any voices that might be catured.Mike panned around the kitchen with the camera real quick before they made their way into the living room where they conducted an evp session.Mike was also using the new full spetrum camera here trying to capture anything on the camera that you can't see with the naked eye.During the session both investigators heard strange pops and stuff but chalked it up to the wind outside hitting the building plus also this is an old building and the whole building shacks when windy.While still in the living room Tim thought he heard what sounded like light talking coming from the kitchen area.Both investigators got up to check this out but didn't find anything so they continued walking around the floor going in and out of each room after a brief evp session.With the team getting nothing in these rooms they decided to head down to the second floor to room 111 where reports of a woman coming out of the closet and walking across the room have happened.

After the team decended the stairs they headed to room 111.Once inside the team made themselves comfortable by sitting down and conducting another evp session in this room with the hopes of making contact with the woman.The investigators started with the basic questions in the hopes of getting a response in return.But with nothing happening the team made their way down the hall to room 217.This is where Mike saw a shadow move around the bathroom area and Shawn saw a light move by the door last year.After they got inside both investigators satdown on the little sofa in the far corner of the room so the could have a wide view of the room including the door.Mike was taking pictures with the full spectrum camera while Tim was asking questions.The hand held Mike was using died on him when they got into this room.While the investigators were in this room Mike saw a shadow move over by the doorway twice but Tim didn't see this as he was looking at the bed.But with nothing else going on in this room Tim and Mike decided to head back to command center to meet up with team one for a break before switching areas for the next session.

After a fifteen minute break team one headed upstairs to the apartment.Once in the apartment the team investigated each of the rooms in turn on this floor.Some were being repainted while others were being used for storage.So rather than wasting time doing evp sessions in these rooms they went to the living room and satdown on a couch.Shawn started the evp session in this room with the hopes of communicating with any spirits that might be there with them.During their session Shawn and Chris both heard talking coming from the kitchen area like Tim did earlier in the night.The team didn't go out there to investigate this as they continued their evp session.Just a few minutes later the team heard it again so this time they went out to the kitchen to check this out and found no one was there so what this was the team didn't know and hoped they caught it.With nothing else happening the team headed down to the second floor and room 217.When the team got inside of the room Shawn sat where he did last year trying to see if the light goes by the doorway again this time.But the light never went by the doorway this time.With nothing else happening in this room and their time coming to an end the team ended their evp session and headed back to command center and wait for team two to return.

Team two headed downstairs to the main dining room in the back.Mike was still using his full spectrum camera taking pictures while Tim was using his audio recirder doing an evp session trying to pick up any answers to his questions.During their session Mike set up the flashlight trick in view of the ir camera in that area.About fifteen minutes in the flashlight came on and stayed on.Mikeasked can you turn the light off so i can ask you another question.The light did start to fade but came right back on and stronger.So the team had to throw this out as paranormal as they didn't know what caused this.Just a few minutes after this Mike heard what sounded like someone running thier hand over the wooden slates around the bar like last year,but no one was near the bar so what caused this the team didn't know.While they sat at one of the tables Mike had a view of the small hallway next to the bar and saw what he believed to be a shadow block out some of the light by the side of the bar.This happened twice and then never happened again while the team was in this area.With nothing else happening in this room the team decided to head to the billiards room to conduct another evp session.Tim and Mike spent about twenty minutes in this area asking questions and hoping they would have that bang happening for them like for team one.But with no responses to thier questions the team headed back to command centere and join team one.

Shawn and Mike talked things over and decided it was time to end the investigation for the night.The team turned the lihjts on and started to break down all of the cameras and pack up all of the equipment.All of the team packed up all of the equipment in their vehicles to head home for the night.With no owner there to thank the team got in their vehicles and left for the long drive home.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had to review five audio recorders,both sony hand held cameras and the twelve channel dvr.All 12 cameras were setup to cover the whole building.After everything was reviewed.There were only six evp's picked up in room 111 at the top of the stairs.There was nothing on the dvr system and nothing on the hand helds.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers had a very quiet night.The Brae Loch Inn had a total different feel from the first time the team was here.Soul Searchers management believes with what they have captured on both iinvestigations that there is still Medium Activity at this historic inn.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Tim,Chris,Tony

Weather Conditions: Cold,Windy,Flurries
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the Brae Lock Inn
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8-21-2015

Old Wayne County Jail and Museum




Lyons,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Claims to come soon.

History: History will come soon.

Investigation: Four members of Soul Searchers met at their office at six thirty pm.They proceeded to get all of their equipment they'd need for the investigation and packed it all into one vehicle and headed to Lyons NY for their investigation of the Old Wayne County Jail and Museum.The team arrived around seven thirty.The team met with the worker who would be with them for the night.Soul Searchers asked the worker where they could set up command center and once they found the conference room the team took a quick tour to see where to place all the cameras for the investigation.Shawn and Sue would arrive once Sue was out of work.The team was on a time table so Mike,Sandy,Jane and Justina got all the equipment inside and started to get cameras togethor and all the equipment unpacked.Sandy put the hand helds togethor while the others started to set cameras and get the dvr system all set up too.Once all the cameras were set the team then started to run all the cables for the cameras to the dvr.After everything was up and running the last two investigators arrived to help finish with camera angles.When everyone was back at command center the team broke down into two teams of three for the investigation.Team one consisted of Mike,Sandy and Jane.Team two had Shawn,Sue and Justina.After teams were set they went lights out and started their investigation.

Team one started their investigation on the second floor of the museum.The investigators looked into all of the rooms one by one to see what was in each of them.After this they went into the bedroom to conduct an evp session.Mike was recording with the hand held while Sandy was taking pictures and recording along with Jane.While during this session Mike heard a little girl giggle to his right by the old antique dollhouse.This also could of been the girl playing with one of her dolls.Other than this the team was getting a few little things here and there.Mike then heard what sounded like a bootstep in the hallway like someone was walking with boots.After about thirty minutes the team decided to walk through the military room to see if anything was in that room.So after they walked through the room they saw the light pod go off so they stayed near the light pod to see whatever set it off would do it again.Mike then started to ask questions and he did get some responses to his questions.But near the end of their time up there Mike saw what appeared to be a shadow move from right to left in the military room.Mike went in to see what might of caused this but he couldn't see what would of caused this.So after this the team headed down to command center to take a break and wait for team two.

Team two of Shawn,Sue and Justina started in the south jail cells of the old jail.Shawn was using the hand held the others used audio recorders.The team started an evp session in this area with Sue and Justina starting the session.Sue asked if you could communicate with us as we have numerous devices you can communicate through.Shawn then started to do some role playing that he was the jailer there trying to trigger some sort of response in return to his questions.Just after this both Sue and Justina heard what sounded like a shuffling coming from the shower room area.The team learned that William Fey was the only inmate every executed and hung in the north cell bank.The team continued with their session asking if William Fey was with them tonight.Sue continued the questioning trying to get a response from him.But no matter how much they tried the team couldn't get any response.

With the team feeling nothing in this area the team headed downstairs to the basement where the team started another evp session.Shawn set up the flashlight trick in the hopes of trying to communicate with any spirits in the basement area.While Shawn was sitting at the table he got a quick spike on the mel meter.The first spike was a 1.4 and the second spike was a 4.7 that happened real fast.Since the team wasn't getting anything else they decided to head back to command center to meet up with team one.

After a good thirty minute break team ne started the second half of the in the north cell bank.This is where some of the original items from the original gallows are on display.So the team started an evp session.Mike was still using the hand held to record anything in the process.Sandy tried using the ovilus four but for some reason it wasn't working maybe due to dead batteries.So the team continued with their session and at one point the team thought they heard someone scream from the back room where command center is.Then just a few minutes after this they all heard a male voice come from the same room.There was no one back there so they didn't know who did this.But with nothing else happening in this area the team made their way over to the south cell banks which are much bigger as it has two tiers of cells in this area.

In the south cell bank the team started amother evp session.Mike had his recorder as a stationary in the one open cell on the main floor.In this area the team was trying to communicate with William Fey who was hung at this jail.Jane and Sandy asked if any spirits were with us and if William Fey was with us in this area.Mike walked into the old shower and toilet room where maybe someone was killed in this room.He tried to get anything to communicate with him but got nothing so he rejoined Sandy and Jane back in the cell area.The team continued with their questions to William Fey trying to get him to do something to let them know he was there with them.Mike then heard some voices coming from the outside and learned that the neighbor had some friends over for a little party so anything we get in this area might have to be thrown out due to this but this will be determined during evidence review.So with not much else happening in this area the team decided to head down to the basement.

After the team made their way down into the basement the investigators explored every room there was seeing how the people lived there back in the early 1900's and on.After looking around the area the team sat down at the kitchen table where another evp session was started.Mike was still using the hand held camera.Jane and Sandy were asking if there were any women with us in this area.They didn't get any answers but wherethey were sitting they both noticed a strange light coming into the room.This light was coming in from the next room and lighting up some of the cabinets.Mike didn't see this at first.This happened a couple of times before Mike turned around and saw it for himself.They figured it must of been a headlight from a car but the basement was below ground and the road outside was higher up.Mike decided to take a flashlight and walkie and head outside to try and reproduce this.Mike grabbed a led flashlight and when he shined it in it was to bright and didn't match the height of the other light that was seen.So whatever caused this light the team doesn't know.With the team starting to gather there equipment and head back to command center Mike heard a clear female voice come from around the corner near where Sandy was sitting.He asked Sandy if this was her and she said no.The team went to see what might of caused this and the only thing they noticed was some vintage washers around the corner.So when they couldn't find who said this the team headed back to command center to wmeet up with team two.

Team teo headed upstairs to try and communicate with any spirits that might be up there.The team started in the toy room like team one did.Sue started the evp session by asking a few different questions to start with while Shawn was setting up the flashlight trick on the nightstand.Right after this Sahwn was asking any spirit in the room to touch the flashlight to make it turn on.The team left the room to not frighten any spirits so the team asked questions from the hallway.Sue asked are you one of the children that lived here and the light came on.But when Sue asked are you a little girl or a little boy the light didn't come on this time.To figure this out the team moved back into the room but couldn't figure out what might have caused this.

After this the team left the room with the flashlight still set up in the hopes of the dvr camera capturing it going on again.So the team continued to the next room over that displayed paintings of family members.After looking in this room they continued onto the war room where they conducted emf sweeps to see if there were any high emf's in this area.Once the team finished in this room Sue then heard what sounded like a little boy giggle back in the toy room.Then just after this Shawn asked a question he thought he heard something but wasn't quite sure.So the team continued with their questions but had no luck in getting a response.The team continued with a session in each of the other rooms including the hallway but still didn't get any responses to their questions.So they ended their session and headed back to command center to wait for team one to return.

Once both teams were back at command center Shawn and Mike talked things over on what both teams had experienced.They looked to see what time it was and with the time being around eleven forty they decided to end the investigation of the Old Wayne County Jail and Museum.The team went about breaking down all of their equipment that was set up for the night and packed it all back up in the vehicles they drove there.Once everything was packed away everyone went back and thanked the worker for having us and let her know as soon as we get everything reviewed we'd be in contact with them to go over what we caught or didn't catch.The team got into their vehicles and made the long drive back to their office in Auburn where they dropped off all of the equipment and then proceeded to head home for some well deserved rest for the night.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers used their eight channel dvr system to cover the whole museum and jail.Also both hand helds were gonna be used along with four audio recorders for this investigation.During review of all evidence on the dvr there was nothing captured.On the hand helds there were two things that were captured on it.Once all of the audio recorders were reviewed there were numerous evp's captured.One of the most compelling evp's was captured in the south cells on Mike's recorder stationed in the open cell.Mike asked if the first man executed there Willaim Fey was with us tonight.His recorder picked up his spirit saying I'm in here.This is a class a evp.A direct response to a question.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers investigated this historic jail and museum in Wayne County.Soul Seachers management believes that there is Moderate Activity at this historic location.Soul Searchers hopes to make a return to this location in the future.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Jane,Sandy,Sue,Justina

Weather Conditions: Clear,Warm,Humid
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the Oswego Players Theatre.
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8-8-2015

Oswego Players Theatre 2




Oswego,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: No new claims to report.

History: All history remains the same.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at their office around six pm.The packed all of their equipment that they were going to use for the night into one vehicle amd left for the Oswego Players Theatre for their investigation.Soul Searchers team arrived at the theatre at around seven pm and promptly started to unload their vehicle and start setting up the eight channel dvr they were using for the investigation.Shawn wanted to make sure that they covered the hot spots and other areas of the building.Once the dvr and cameras weere set and recording the team also set out three stationary recorders and got the hand held camera all ready.After everything piece of equipment was ready the team went lights out and started their investigation.

The team started in the main part of the theatre.Shawn already had a light pod set on the stage area so he decided to set up the flashlight trick on a table.While he was doing this the light pod was going on and off.But just as soon as he turned around from the flashlight it turned on and Jon captured this with the hand held.Shawn then started to ask questions and he got direct responses to some of his question but then at other times the flashlight was inconsistent.A few minutes went by when both Shawn and Clara both heard what sounded like someone sigh or moan come from the stage area behind Shawn.This was later found on the hand held during evidence review.The team continued in this area for another thirty minutes before they decided to move to another area of the theatre.And just before this all four members heard a piano key getstruck on the piano in the aisle by the wall.No one on the team was close to this piano when it happened.Shawn went over to the piano to see what could of caused this and couldn't find what made the key get hit.Also the cover for the keys was pulled over them.So this was even better that something paranormal caused it.Also the piano is not a player piano.After about forty five minutes in this area the team moved back to command center to take a break before heading to the conference room.

After the team stopped at command center for a twenty minute break they made their way to the conference room to investigate this area.Once inside of the conference room everyone decided to sit in different areas to see if they could get anything to communicate with them.Shawn once again set the flashlight trick up in the middle of the room.Clara started off this evp session off with a few of the basic questions.Shawn then asked if there was a little girl that was with us in the theatre is with us now could you turn the flashlight on.But the light didn't come on.They then heard what sounded like a little girl say something just outside of the room,but they weren't sure where it came from.Just after this happened the flashlight came on.No question was asked so this was just an inconsistant thing that happened.The team continuued in this area for another twenty minutes with not much in the lines of activity happening so the team headed back to command center for a fast break before heading down to the basement.

So after a their break was over the team headed down to the basement area of the building where the dressing rooms are.This is where our team during our first investigation had the flashlight trick set up and getting responses to their questions/Also the flashlight rolled back and forth on the table but it was captured on the hand held.The sat down in the same area as the others did.So Shawn set up the flashlight trick like the others did beforeShawn also set down a light pod down on the floor.Jon was recording with the hand held during this time still.Clara and Shawn were asking questions trying to get whatever was there to turn the flashlight on but it didn't.So after fifteen minutes they decided to start exploring the other rooms down there.The team saw alot of costumes the actors would wear as they went from one room to another asking questions still in the hopes of getting a response.So with no responses with the flashlight and the light pod not going off for the team decided to head out of the basement and back to command center where they took another short break before breaking into two yeams of two for the next part of the investigation.Team one of Jon and Jane went back into the main theatre while team two of Clara and Shawn headed back to the conference room again.

Once the teams finished their break team one went back into the theatre area again to conduct another evp session.Jon was also still using the hand held during this.First thing they did was head over to the piano where earlier they heard the piano play a note and see what might of caused this.Again the piano is not a self player.So after further examination they had to determine that it was paranormal.Jon and Jane decided to sit down in the setas that over looked the stage.Both sat there trying to get the flashlight to go off again like before.While this was going on Jon was panning the camera around the room seeing if he could capture anything in the process.But during this time Jane saw what looked like to be lightning flash by two windows in the back of the stage area.They wondered if someone was outside taking pictures due to the fact it was a nice night outside with no rain and lightninng in the area.Both investigators got up to check this out and found that there were two windows back there that were blacked oout so no light could get in.The investigators then determined that it came from the inside of the building.A little bit after this happened the investigators sat back where they were before in the hopes of seeing the flash happen again.They continued with their evp session but in the end they never got the flash to happen again.So Jon and Jane headed back to command center to wait for Shawn and Clara to return from the conference room.

Team two made their way back to the conference room to conduct another evp session.The teal also brought with them a cell phone to play a class A evp previously captured within the room in oreder to elicit some sort of response.The investigators sat down in the middle of the kiln room equipped with two audio recorders.Within ten minutes of their questioning they played the recording that is on the Soul Searchers website.After it was played the investigators remained there for a few more minutes before attempting to make contact after playing the recording again.The team played the evp three different times in total.But with not much happening in this area for almost an hour they decided to head back to command center to see if team one was there yet.

Once the teams took another fast break to discuss things Toby from the theatre joined the team for the final session of the night with Shawn,Jon and Jane all heading back into the theatre to do a group evp session in the hopes of communicatingwith the little girls spirit that is supposed to be here.Clara decided to head back to the conference room in the hopes of making contact with the little girl spirit.She figured maybe by herself she'd have better luck.

Once Clara made her way to the conference room she sat down to conduct an evp session.Clara also used the stuffed bunny that she brought along on the investigation in order to make contact.Clara started out asking some of the basic questions of the little girl,like what's your name,how old are you,did you have a big family and etc.Just after this our investigator saw what appeared to be a flash of lightning on the back wall near the ceiling around ten minutes into her investigation.Right after this happened she looked out the windows and the surrounding area which is vacant as well.So she radioed Shawn on what she saw.Clara couldn't find no ezplanation for this strange flash of light and didn't see it again during her time in the conference room.In order to increase the likelihood of a response Clara decided to entice the little girl into maybe playing dress up with the stuffed animal.With getting no response to this Clara decided to start taking some pictures.But after all the pictures were reviewed they yielded nothing on them so after about fifteen more minutes she decided to head back to command center and wait for the others.

Shawn,Jon,Jane and Toby all headed back into the main theatre to finish off the night.Shawn told Toby about the piano key going off by itself and he said that's the first time it's happened and that it was hard because the cover was over the keys.Shawn then asked Jon and Jane about the flash they saw earlier.They told him there were two windows up there but they were blacked out so nothing could of come through them.So Shawn went up there to investigate the windows and saw what they were talking about.The team then started another evp session to see if the little girl would comeout and make her presence known to them.During their session Toby and Shawn were talking about what the team captured last time there.Shawn asked many times for any spirit to turn the flashlight or the light pod on.Jon then heard some movement come from the projection room a couple times.They knew it cpouldn't be Clara as she was in the conference room.So maybe this was the little girl trying to let them know she was with them.But with the flashlight and light pod not coming on Shawn decided that it was time to end the investigation and let the theatre worker lock up and go home for the night.

The team then went about breaking down all of the equipment they used for the investigation and packed it up in their vehicles before heading back inside amd thanking Toby for having Soul Searchers back to investigate the Oswego Players Theatre.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers collected alot of evidence during this investigation of the Oswego Players Theatre.The team used it's eight channel dvr system.This recorded twenty hours of realtime footage that had to be reviewed.One hand held camera was used during this investigation with three hours of footage to review.Three audio recorders were used that had three hours of evidence to review.Once review was complete no footage was captured on the dvr as a setting was screwed up and the cameas only recorded any movement in that room.So reviewing this was fast.The recorders and hand held did record some good footage and some good evp's.In the main theatre all of the investigators heard a piano key get struck and this was captured on audio and video.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers collected alot more evidence to go along with the first investigation evidence.Liz and Toby were both happy with what Soul Searchers found.The team captured the piano key getting hit.They also captured the little girl that was heard by Clara and Shawn.With what Soul Searchers captured here again they believe that there is still Moderate Activity at the Oswego Players Theatre.

Investigators: Shawn,Clara,Jon,Jane,Toby

Weather Conditions: Clear,Warm,Humid
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the Oswego Players Theatre.
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7-22-2015

The Pratt House 2




Fulton,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: No new claims to report at this time.

History: No new history to report.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the Pratt House around seven pm.This team consisted of members who weren't on the previous investigation of the Pratt House.The team got a quick tour of the House to see where to set up the cameras and command center.Once the tour was complete the team went about placing the cameras and getting all of the equipment ready for the nights investigation.With a new idea Mike had of setting the cameras out and then running cable dvr set up went fast and only took about a half hour or so.He's going to try an implement this on every investigation in the future.After everything was set and recording the team broke into two small groups for the night.Team one consisted of Mike and Sue.Team two consisted of Sandy,Tim and Justina.

Team one headed out into the main living room area with their equipment in the hopes of communicating with any spirits.Mike was using the hand held while Sue was starting to ask questions in the hopes of getting a response.While Mike was filming in one direction Sue saw a quick flash of light by a table in the corner by the french doors.Mike turned around to late and didn;t see this.Then just a couple minutes later Sue saw another flash of light just above the same table.Sue asked Mike to look ands see if there's anything that could of caused this and after he looked it couldn't be determined what caused this flash.

Right after this Mike moved over to where the staircase was that goes to the second floor.But before this he looked down the hallway next to the staircase and saw a shadow head peek out at him.Sue then saw something move at the top of the staircase.Mike then looked up and saw a shadow move from right to left.This happened over the course of five to ten minutes.But it was later debunked as Mike and Sue moving in front of the ir camera on the floor.So right after this both investigators headed upstairs to investigate the second floor.They stood there for a couple minutes and looked down the hallway towards the old servants quarters.Both investigators had a feeling that something was down there watching them.

Right after their feelings they had for the hallway ended Mike and Sue decided to find the civil war room.Mike was filming and old bayonet rifle when both investigators heard a clear male voice say somethingjust arond the corner to Mike's right.But they couldn't figure out what it said so they continued investigating.Then just about five minutes after the male voice Mike heard a little girl giggle coming from the same direction that the males voice came from.Mike looked around the corner and didn't see anything with the camera so the team moved back out into the hallway to investigate but noticed that their hour was up so they headed down to command center to take a break and let team two have there turn to investigate the house.

While team two was at command center watching the dvr Sandy saw a shadow move in front of the etched glass double doors just after Mike and Sue started up the staircase.Once team one was done Mike and Sue exited the house so team two could start.Team two started their investigation in the old womans parlor room which is now the firemans display room.Sandy wanted to see what caused that tapping noise and see what might of caused the shadow moven=ment.But she couldn't debunk them.While the team were asking questions both Sandy and Justina both saw flashes of light pass by in front of the fireplace and also to the left of the fireplace.Both women also felt temperature fluctuations also and couldn't find the source of this.It was warm inside and warm outside and the heat was turnedd off so what caused this we couldn't determine.The team ended thier session and decided to head down to the basement of the Pratt House.

Once the team made their way down into the basement they started another evp session.Soon after they started all three of our investigators felt that their was a presence down there with them.They all heard what sounded like a couple knocks on the wall come from the room right next to them.Then just a few minutes later Sandy felt a cold spot right behind her and then she had the sensation that someone was touching her on her right hand.Then just after this happened Justina felt like someone was touching her on her left arm.Sandy was standing to Justinas left and about five feet away so it wasn't her and Tim was about ten feet away checking a emf spike.So what caused this they couldn't figure out.Sandy and Justina were wondering now if something was trying to get their attention.After a while of asking questions they believe that they were communicating with the spirit of a former sservant.Then just after all of this the team was starting to get responses to their questions in the form of knocks.A few minutes after the knocks started Tim then got touched by a small hand on his right arm.All three of our investigators had experiences and got touched in the process of the investigation in the basement.The team decided to end their evp session and headed back upstairs to the second floor

While back at command center Mike and Sue came back in from their break outside.They saw light at the bottom of the door and then it looked like something walked right by the door blocking out the light.This wasn't team two as they were in the basement.

Once team two made their way up to the second floor Justina's recorder was used for this evp session.The team found the civil war room where Mike and Sue both heard a males voice earlier in the investigation.Sandy and Justina were asking questions about the bayonet that was it donated.Tim then asked if anything in this room was used in the civil war but got no answers.After a few more questions of not getting anything the team made their way across the hall to the childrens room which displays an old dollhouse,a gravity car and numerous other toys from the children of mthe Pratt's.Once inside the room Sandy stood by the doorway of the room and the hallway.While Sandy was looking down the hallway towards the old servants quarters she saw what appeared to be a tall shadow lean out and look back at her.After Sandy saw this the shadow backed into the room.A few minutes after this happened Sandy and Justina saw what appeared to be a white flash of light in the childrens room at times.The team did experience temperature drops and also cold spots out of no where.While back in the hallway again Sandy had something move along her lower as if a cat or a dog was rubbing up against her to get attention.But their was nothing their.Then just after this happened Sandy was looking again down the hallway when she saw a black shadow move from the top of the staircase along the wall and then downstairs where it disappeared.Just after this happened the team decided to end their evp session and head back to command center to take a break.

Once everyone took a fifteen minute break Sandy and Sue headed out to the old gentlemans parlor to conduct an evp session.During their session both investigators noticed that the room was getting darker and colder at times during their questions.Sue then had the sensation of someone standing behind her in the dorrway.During their questions both women heard an audible female voice come from one of the other rooms.This was not from the team at command center.The women heard the voice again.They still couldn't figure out where it came from.Then right after this Sandy saw a white light anomaly near the top of the front window.Both investigators decided to try the flashlight trick.Sue then proceeded to set it up on the table next to her.Sandy started with a couple questions and she got direct answers to these questions.They got an answer that it was Mr Pratt the former owner with them.Sue then called out to the team at command center to join them for this.Again during asking questions the team was getting direct answers to their questions.Then during one of these questions Mike heard a loud male voice say something from upstairs.Mike asked if anyone else heard this and Sue was the only one else who heard it.With the spirit using up alot of it's energy and things starting to die down the team decided to end their investigation a this high note for the night.

The team headed back to command center and started to break down all of the equipment used for the night.Everyone had experiences during the investigation so the team would see what the evidence would turn up.Once all of the equipment was broke down and packed up the team locked up the house and deposited the key so the manager could get it back the next day.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers used their eight channel dvr for the second investigation of the Pratt House so they could cover the entire house and all the hit spots.Three stationary recorders were used along with two being carried by team members.Only one hand held camera was used for this investigation.Evidence review too a little longer due to the fact that there was no rush and Soul Searchers had other cases that took priority.But once all of the evidence was reviewed there were some good evp's captured.The hand held captured some video evidence along with capturing some evp's also.The dvr didn't capture anything.

Activity Level: With what Soul Searchers team found that night team management still believes that there is Medium Activity at this historic location.

Investigators: Mike,Sue,Sandy,Tim,Justina

Weather Conditions: Clear Hot Humid
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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6-16-2015

Fulton Public Library Reinvestigation




Fulton,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: All claims remain the same.

History: No new history to report of.

Investigation: Four members of Soul Searchers met at their office in Auburn at seven pm while the rest of the team drove to Fulton to meet up at the Fulton Public Library for the nights investigation.Since some of the team already investigated the library Shawn knew where he wanted all the cameras to go for the night.So Soul Searchers used their sixteen channel dvr system to cover the whole library from the top to the sub basement.It took the team an hour to all the cameras up and get all of the cable hooked up to run the system.While this was going on two other members were getting the rest of the small equipment ready with fresh batteries in them for the night.After all of the cameras and equipment were set to go the team had to wait for the sun to go down as there were no blinds on any of the windows.So while this was happening Soul Searchers split the teams for the night.Team one consisted of Shawn,Mike,Tim and Audrey.Team two had Clara,Sandy,Sue,Jane and Jon.

Once it got dark enough team one headed down to the sub basement to start the investigation.Mike was also using one of the hand helds.When the team got down to the sub basement Mike set a recorder down on the table for a stationary in this area for the night.Down here the team was having to deal with running water through this area.In this space Audrey thought she heard what sounded like something vibrate a couple times right abpove her.The team searched for this vibration but couldn't determine where it came from.Just a little bit later Mike heard a vibration just to his right.This was captured on the hand held during review.At a few different times Shawn and Audrey saw some flashes of light that they couldn't explain.A light pod was then set down on the floor,but during our time it never came on.The team was then drawn away for about twenty minutes due to a bat issue in the main library upstairs.When the team finally went back downstairs Tim set a k two meter down on the table by him and then all of a sudden it started to go off and it spiked into the red.Shawn then set the other k two down next to it and that started to spike also.It was strange to see both k two meters light up at the same time.But just as soon as it happened it stopped.So after this happened the team headed back to command center for a break and wait for team two/

Team two headed upstairs to the main library and the balcony area.The team set all of their equipment up including the ovilus four.While during their questions the ovilus was spitting out random words.There was no direct correlation to any of the questions the team was asking.While up in the balcony area a couple of our investigators were seeing light annomalies down by the fireplace on the main floor,the team soon realized it was a bat flying around.The bat got out of the attic area due to the door being open during set up so the team had to deal with it for the night.

At one point Jon thought he heard a child's voice say something.Later while the team was still in the balcony the team all heard a young boy's voice this time.Then just a few minutes later Sandy saw a shadow pass from right to left near the elevator which backs up the claim of shadow play in this area.Just after this Sandy saw a small black shadow pass from right to left by a library cart which was right next to where Sue was sitting.Sue then said that she felt something to her left in this area for a good amount of time.While during their questioning the team made contact with a little boy.After this happened the team ended their evp session and headed back to command center to take a break and met up with team one.

At command center the teams took a good twenty minute break before they switched areas for the next part of the investigation.Team one headed upstairs to the main libray and the balcony area where team two saw shadows and heard voices.Once in the balcony Shawn set up the flashlight trick over by the elevator then moved away from it.We started to ask questions attempting to make contact with any spirit that might be up here with us.While everyone was sitting at one of the tables Shawn and Mike both heard what sounded like shuffling noises over by the elevator so Shawn went over to look and didn't find what could of caused this.After this Shawn and Tim headed down to the main floor of the library to see what they felt down there while Mike amd Audrey stayed in the balcony.Mike was looking down an aisle of books and saw a light get blacked out by something in front of the window.Mike got up to see what might of caused this but couldn't determine what caused it so he saw a shadow do this.Back downstairs Shawn and Tim weren't haviing much luck in getting anything to happen.So with their hour almost done the team decided to head back down to command center and wait for team two.

Team two headed down to the sub basement where the team conducted another evp session along with using the ovilus four again.This time during some of the teams questions the ovilus four was saying words that did correlate to some of the history of the library and including the Pratt house.This was very interesting.While asking some more questions the team felt the temperature drop and an enviromental change too.It also got much darker and colder while the ovilus was saying such words as violent,abuse,preacher,baby,tease,devil,scratch and push.The team probed for more answers as the team became concerned that there might be some type of dark energy or if it might have been a spirit playing with the team making them think it was dark.With their hour almost up the team ended their evp session and their time in the sub basement.Team two then headed back to command center for another break and meet up with team on.

Once everyone took another twenty minute break Shawn,Tim,Jon,Jane,Audrey and Clara all headed back down to the sub basement to see if they could get the ovilus to say the word devil again in a funny voice.Back up in the childrens section Mike decided to conduct an evp session by himself but he wasn't along becasue Sue and Sandy were in the break room just a few feet from him.Mike was still recording with one of the hand held cameras while he was asking questions to get anything to respond to him.At one point during one of his questions Mike heard what sounded like a little girl giggle over by the stairs.Also there was a stationary recorder in this area too so that might of captured the giggle too.Mike continued in this area for another twenty minutes before Audrey came out to ask why her flashlight was acting up.He determined it was a cheap light and to get rid of it.Soon after this Mike ended his session and went back to command center and wait for the others to return from the sub basement.The team in the sub basement wasn't having much luck to recreate the devil stuff through the ovilus so they all made their way back to command center.

When everyone made it back to command center Mike and Audrey headed back upstairs to the balcony area again to end the night.After the investigators sat down at the table again they started another evp session,but then they just heard a couple strange noises happen over by the elevator.Also the flashlight trick that was set upearlier came on a couple times.Other than this both investigators really wasn't getting any kind of activity.So the investigators ended their evp session and headed back down to command center to rejoin the rest of the team.Shawn and Mike decided that they investigated the library really well so they decided it was time to end the investigation for the night.Soul Searchers went about breaking down all of their equipment and packing it up in their vehicles for the night before heading home.The team went back inside to thank Betty for letting Soul Searchers investigate the Fulton Public Library again.After this the team left to head home for some good rest before starting the review of all the evidence collected for this case.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers set up their sixteen channel dvr system for this investigation.The team also used eight audio recorders along with both hand held cameras for this investigation.There was alot of evidence recorded on this night so it took a little longer to review everything recorded.After the dvr was reviewed there was nothing captured.Also there were a few things captured on the hand held cameras.Included in all of this were a good amount of evp's captured during the investigation.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers investigated this historic building for a second time with the hopes of collecting more evidence for their fundraiser for the Fulton Public Library and the Pratt House in the fall.With what Soul Searchers collected on this trip they have enough for their fundraiser.Soul Searchers management still believes that there is still Moderate Activity at this location.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Clara,Sue,Tim,Sandy,Jon,Jane,Audrey

Weather Conditions: Clear Hot Humid
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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5-16-2015

Auburn Private Residence A




Auburn,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Claims will come later

History: No history to report of.

Investigation: Team one of Clara,Sandy and Mike started their investigation in this residence.The team made their way upstairs to the little boys room where we used the new ovilus four and the vrm for an evp session.While during one of our questions the team all heard distinct thumps come from the downstairs area.Mike's recorder physically shut off by itself with no explanation.Whatever was there was trying to communicate with us through the ovilus.But it was hard to figure out what it was trying to say to us.We figured that the spirit was trying to figure out how to use this new device we had.All the ovilus did was spit out word after word at times.The walkie Mike was carrying was getting interference due to someone in the area using a gaming system.

After about a half hour in this room the team decided to head to the front right bedroom to do another evp session.During some of our questions we were getting interference over the walkie again .So after this happened the team continued with their evp session in this room.Then at one point during a question Clara thought she heard a male voice come from the little boys room.The team was wrapping up their session so we could head downstairs to see if there was anything going on there.But since our time was coming to an end the team decided it was time to head back over to command center in residence B.

After a quick fifteen minute break team two headed into this residence in the back.The team headed upstairs to the two bedrooms to investigate where team one got some good activity.So again the team split up into two groups to cover this area better.Shawn and Tim went into the little boys room and Jon and Sue went into the front right bedroom.In the room that Shawn and Tim were in they were getting nothing to happen but they did get a few flashlight hits at a couple different times.Once again some of the questions were right on as in the living room in residence b but again other questions were off.Over in the room with Sue and Jon they were getting nothing to happen too.So after both groups finished up team two headed back to command center to join team one.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers tried using their sixteen channel dvr in this residence but due to some technical issues couldn't get it to work.So the team used the two sony hand held cameras on tripods and used three stationary recorders in this residence also.During the investigation both teams also had a carried audio recorder that also had to be reviewed.Once the investigation was complete no evidence waas captured on the hand held cameras.There were a number of evp's captured on all of the audio recorders.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers were limited on their time at this residence too and still got some good evp's during the investigation.Soul Searchers believes that there is something going on in the back residence.The activity level we are giving this residence is a Low to Medium Activity Level.Were not entirely sure what could be there but Soul Searchers believes it's not negative in nature but playful.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Tim,Sandy,Clara,Sue,Jon

Weather Conditions: Clear Warm Humid
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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5-16-2015

Auburn Private Residence B




Auburn,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Claims will come later

History: No history to report of.

Investigation: Team two of Shawn,Sue,Tim and Jon started upstairs and then proceeded to split up into two teams of two to cover all of the rooms upstairs.Shawn and Tim moved to the front bedroom while Sue and Jon started in the back bedroom.Both teams started asking the usual questions in trying to communicate with anything in these rooms.Shawn and Tim found a high emf field between the bed and the front window.Also a evp was captured at this time.In the back bedroom Jon and Sue weren't getting much in the lines of activity so they moved downstairs to the living room.While Shawn and Tim were still upstairs they were getting nothing but a few emf spikes

Down in the living room Sue was attempting to do the flashlight trick.During some of her questions she was getting direct answers to her questions so she called Shawn and Tim to come down to the living room.Once they made their way down to the living room the team all sat togethor and started to ask some more questions.At times the responses were right on and then at times some of the responses were not.So after this it seemed that the questioning was dying out so team two headed back to command center to join team one who was already at command center.

Team one started the second part of their innvestigation in this residence now.The team headed upstairs to the back bedroom where we conducted an evp session along with the ovilus 4 being used also.Clara was using the k two meter around the bed area and found out that there was a high emf spike on the bed right around the persons head would be laying on the pillow.While this was going on the team all heard what sounded like a scream that sounded like it came from the front hallway or room.This was later found on Mike's audio recorder.While still asking questions in this room Clara said she heard what sounded like a low whistle come from the closet right next to her.Sandy and Mike didn't hear this at the time.

With little else happening the team headed down the hallway to the front bedroom where again the team started another evp session.Mike was doing a emf sweep and found a high emf spike right between the bed and the front windows like Shawn did before.He tried to figure out where it was coming from but couldn't find the source.So the team continued asking questions trying to get any type of response or something to happen to the team.But with not alot of activity happening here the team headed downstairs to the living room area to finish up their investigation of residence b.The team was conducting another evp session in here.The team at one ppoint thought they heard footsteps come from the hallway or room right above them but figured that it had to be the cats that were locked in their cages.But in the end there was nothing happening in this room now so the team ended their session and headed back to command center to meet up with team two.

Shawn and Mike decided with time coming to an end that it was time to end the investigation for the night and start breaking down all of the equipment.After all of the equipment was broke down and packed away in the vehicles they drove there the team thanked the home owner for having us investigate both residences before we left for the night.

Evidence Review: In the front residence Soul Searchers set up their four channel dvr system along with three stationary audio recorders.Two in the upstairs bedroom and one in the living room area.Again the team was limited on their timeat these homes.So the team had to start a little bit early during daylight hours.Once the investigation was over the team reviewed the dvr and all of the recorders.Only about six evp's were captured in this residence.Upon reviewing the dvr it was discovered that at different times light pods went off in the upstairs bedrooms with no one up there.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers didn't have much luck with getting whatever was there to comeout and play.So all it did was talk into our recorders.Soul Searchers is saying that this residence has a Low to Medium Activity Level.Hopefully the home owner will invite us back in the future when the team could have more time to investigate.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Tim,Sandy,Clara,Sue,Jon

Weather Conditions: Clear Warm Humid
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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4-17-2015

Fleming Private Residence 3rd Investigation




Union Springs,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: All the claims remain the same.

History: No history to report.

Investigation: Sue,Traci,Alyssa and Clara all arrived at the residence around nine pm and began to place the stationary recorders and get the dvr cameras all set up and ready to place for the night in the same positions as in the previous investigation after a quick interview with the home owner.About forty minutes later lead investigator Shawn arrived to split the group into two teams for the night.Command center was once again set up on the front porch.Team one comprised of Shawn and Sue and team two was comprised of Clara,Traci and Alyssa.

Around tem pm team one started their investigation in the basement.Upon entering the basement Shawn felt that this area had a totally different feel to it than the first investigation of this residence.This is where Shawn had great flashlight interaction with one of the spirits there.The team tried to recreate this but couldn't so they continued in the basement for another twenty minutes trying to get anything to make it's presence known to them.After about half an hour went by the team moved upstairs to the master bedroom where on the first investigation Mike and Traci both heard what sounded like a dog whimper.Shawn tried calling the dog by name for it to come into the room but was unable to have the same experience happen to them.So after a few more minutes they moved out to the dining room trying to get anything to happen to them out there.But because of the people out on the porch whispering it was hard to determine if anything could be paranormal.So the team ended their investigation and headed out to command center.

While team one was investigating the residence team two was at command center with the home owner and a friend of hers.The guest was asking questions and team two was trying to answer her questions.Clara was watching the dvr and jotting down notes about anything she saw on the monitor so they could review it later during evidence review.However during team one's start it was made aware that it was easy to hear those inside of the house as well as outside of the house.After several questionable sounds were deciphered by experimentaion as not being paranormal.

Around eleven pm team two entered the residence the same way team one did by heading down to the basement with Clara operating the hand held camera.In the basement team two attempted to use the flashlight trick,although it was determined to be unsuccessful due to spontaneous flashes.After about a half hour without having any activity the team continued on upstairs into the master bedroom.Once within the bedroom Traci and Alyssa both heard a dog yelp come from beside the pool table.Calling to command center it seemed that this was just a personnal experience for them as no one at command center made any dog noises.With nthe home owner concerned about the youngest child team two entered the little boys room,but found nothing after about fifteen minutes of investigating.The team conducted and emf sweep of the room but found no high levels of emf.With nothing else happening the team returned back to command center to rejoin the rest of the team.

Just after waiting about ten minutes Shawn,the home owner and her guest along with Clara using the hand held went for a final walk through of the residence.Shawn was carrying an audio recorder while the guest was carrying an emf detector.Beginning in the laundry room the team used minimal provocations were used with no success.Shawn then placed a flashlight in the kitchen to see if any spirits preferred to interact without such close proximinty.But in the end he had no success.So everyong moved to the master bedroom where the dog's spirit was once again thought to make it's presence before the flashlight turned on when asked "where are you."Enthused the team went back out to the dining room encouraging any spirit to come out and to communicate with them by using the flashlight.Understanding that the dvr camera was placed in the kitchen this would record any evidence,since the hand held was turned off or the battery died.With the flashlight beginning to flash and the stop flashing the team began to speak casually,which seems to cause the flashlight to flare on and off every now and then again.However it was determined that it was so inconsistant to be thought of as any solid eveidenceor being paranormal.The k-2 meter and emf detector never spiked at all during this final walk through.

Shawn then talked it over with the rest of the team and decided it was to end the investigation for the night.Soul Searchers then went about breaking down all of their equipment by one in the morning and packing it all away in their vehicles.The team then went back into the residence to thank the home owner for having them again and trying to get more answers for her and the family.Shawn told her that once all the evidence was reviewed he'd contact her to set up a date and time for a reveal on what was captured or wasn't captured.So again Shawn thanked her before leaving and giving the house back to the family for the night.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers used their four channel dvr system along with four audio recorders and both sony hand helds were used also on this investigation.Once all the evidence was collected the team reviewed everything that was recorded that night.With sixteen hours of real time footage on the dvr along with four hours on each hand held and all four recorders with the same amount of footage.Upon reviewing all off this evidence for this investigation we are sad to say there was no evidence captured during this investigation.

Activity Level: With the lack of evidence during this reinvestigation of this residence Soul Searchers has to lower their activity level in this case to Low Activity at this location.Soul Searchers told the home owner if anything does happen and you want us to comeback give us a call and we'll be there asap.

Investigators: Shawn,Sue,Clara,Traci,Alyssa

Weather Conditions: Clear Cool
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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4-12-2015

Kirkville Private Residence




Kirkville,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Boxes of items have appeared out of no where in the house.Home owner claims never to have seen them.Socks come up missing and are found in different areas of the house.Cross on hutch in the living room gets moved to the inside of the drawer.Home owner came home one day and found drano poured out on the floor.

History: No history to report.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at this residence around nine pm at night for their investigation.The team got a fast walk through to see where to set up the dvr cameras will be set up for the night.Since this was a small residence set up went real fast.But there were some delays as to some pieces of equipment and power cords were not in the proper boxes.Other than this minor issue set up went fast and smooth.

Team one of Sandy and Sue started their investigation by heading to the master bedroom in the back of the residence.The team brought a hand held with them along with the ovilus and two audio recorders trying to capture any type of evp's or any other type of communication.Once they were all set and everything was recording the team started an evp session in this room.While Sue was asking questions they would hear occasionally hear thumping and knocking sounds in the bedroom but couldn't figure out where it was coming from.Then at one point during their session Sandy thought she felt the temperature drop right behind her as she felt it get cold against her back.Sue then asked a question can you come in the room and join us and right after that there was a knock on the closet door.Both heard this and responded to it.There were a few lite k-2 hits but nothing major to show them that something was with them in this room.They continued in this room for another twenty minutes with not much in the lines of activity happening around them.Since it was getting close to an hour they decided to end their session and head back out to the living room where they met up with team two and the home owner.So after about ten minutes or so team two headed out into the back areas to start their investigation.

Team two of Shawn and Jon headed to the back room first where it's being used as a storage room.Once inside the room and their equipment recording they both heard what sounded like a knock on the wall behind them.So Shawn asked if anyone in the living room knocked on anything and they said that they didn't knock on anything.Just after this happened before the team headed into the master bedroom both investigators heard something move behind some of the boxes.But it was hard to see what caused this as there were alot of boxes piled up and in the way.The team then moved into the master bedroom to see if they can experience anything like team one did.Shawn set the k-2 meter on the dresser and saw that it pegged into the red so he got up to see what caused this and found out it was the heater fan that caused this.Other than this both investigators were experiencing the same knocks and thumping noises Sandy and Sue did.

While team two was in the back investigating the master bedroom Sandy and Sue were in the living room with the home owner and a friend conducting an evp session along with a k-2 session.While during some of their questions they were getting spikes into the red in response to their questions.Then just like that all four women felt as though the temperature dropped as they all got the chills.Right after this happened Shawn and Jon rejoined everyone in the living room.They all continued with their questions with the spirit that was with them.With every additional question the k-2 continued to spike into the red.They believe that they were communicating with the spirit of Mr. Hubbs who used to be the neighbor next door who passed away.This session continued close to an hour and then during this everyone then thought they heard a male voice say something from the kitchen area.So after this happened Shawn and Jon decided that they were going outside to investigate the shed out back.

Once Shawn and Jon got outside to the shed they started an evp session inside of the shed.They were looking around the inside of the shed trying to see what could be causing some of the things that were going on the inside of the house.Both investigators couldn't anything in the shed that could be causing this so they continued with their questions for another twenty minutes with no responses of any kind in return.Not even a knock or a bang happened during their time out back.Once the team made it back inside Shawn then talked it over with the rest of the team to see what they thought.So after some discussion they decided that the activity had ended for the night so Shawn decided to call the investigation for the night.The team went about breaking down all of the cameras and equipment.After everything was packed up in the vehicles the team thanked the home owner for having them and trying to get some answers for her.Shawn told the home owner that he would contact her oncve all of the evidence was reviewed and processed he would set a date and time for a reveal on what they captured or they didn't capture.The team then left for the night to head home and to give the home owner her home back for the night.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers set up the four channel dvr system along with two stationary recorders and two carry recorders.Both of the sony hand held cameras were used during the investigation.The process of reviewing this evidence took some time due to another case coming in for the team.Once all the evidence was reviewed in this case there were some interesting evp's captured during the investigation.Nothing was captured on the dvr system.There was some evp's caught on the hand helds.Also a k-2 session was captured on the hand held but due to some inconsistances that was all throwen out.

Activity Level: With all of the evidence in this case have being reviewed and processed.There was some minor lite activity for the investigators during their time at this location.Soul Searchers believes that there is Low to Medium Activity at this residence.Soul Searchers will be setting up a date and time to sit down and do a reveal on what we caught.Also Soul Searchers will be talking with the owner about returning to this residence in the future.

Investigators: Shawn,Sandy,Sue,Jonathon

Weather Conditions: Clear Warm
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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3-23-2015

Newark Private Residence




Geneva,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Shawdow figure seen in the kitchen.Bathroom door was captured opening on it's own and an evp was captured after it happened.This was videoed by the homeowner.Photo of an apparition also was captured in the kitchen.A general uneasiness is felt through out the residence.The pet cat doesn't like to go into the basement at all.

History: The house was built in the 1920's.There was a diary found under the staircase in the basement that was written by the former owner who's name was June.It is also believed that the current owners wife's fathers spirit is there in the home with them.Her fathers name was Tim.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the residence around eight forty five pm.Where upon entering the home the residents gave the team another walk through of the home to get a feeling for the residence and where the hot spots are to set the cameras up.Once the tour was over the team proceeded to start setting up their equipment for the night.All three investigators started their audio recorders trying to capture any evp's during this time.While during their set up of the dvr and cameras the team was experiencing technical problems with the dvr.It was like something in the house was messing with it so it wouldn't record them.After about an hour of screwing around with it and getting it recording Kevin shut the monitor off to fool whatever was messing with it that it wasn't working.Then the team went about starting their investigation of the residence.

The team broke into two groups for the night.Team one of Shawn and Sandy went upstairs to start their investigation and team two of Kevin and the home owner started their investigation in the basement.Once Shawn and Sandy got to the top oof the stairs they sat down there and started an evp session.This is where the home owner captured the bathroom door opening on it's own and he also captured a evp of a male voice saying "he's sitting."While they were sitting there Shawn thought he was seeing shadow play in a couple of the bedrooms upstairs.Also during this session both investigators were hearing noises coming from the living room and kitchen areas of the home.This wasn't the other team as it shows that they were in the basement.With things going slowly for team one they decided to head back downstairs to command center in the living room to do another evp session.While Shawn was sitting on the sofa he saw a shadow move in the kitchen of the house.

Team two of Kevin and the home owner headed to the basement after set up to start investigating the basement and conducting an evp session in the hopes of communicating anything in the basement area.While during this session the team was getting some strange noises and even got some bangs down there where no one can get to.Both investigators heard light movement coming from behind some of the boxes.Kevin was impressed with the home owner how he was asking questions during the evp session.The home owner even got some knocks in return to his knocks and he even got a light bang in response to one of his questions.Kevin and the home owner were getting some interesting activity when they decided to end their session and head back upstairs to command center where they rejoined team one for a group evp session in the living room.

In the living room area the team asking questions trying to get anything to respond to them.While during this time in the living room everyone was seeing shadow play in the litchen area when a female apparition and a black mass ahs been seen.Shawn got up and moved towards the doorway to the kitchen when he bent over for something he heard a female whisper something right into his ear.This was so real he thought this was Sandy but it wasn't.Because when he asked Sandy what she said she said it wasn't me.No one else heard this but Shawn.So Sandy started taking pictures of the doorway and the kitchen area.Just after this the team all switched seats on the sofa so other members could see what was happening in the kitchen.While Kevin was sitting there he had the sensation of something touching him or what even felt like someone blown air in his face.Right after this happened everyone in the living room felt the temperature drop around them.

With everyone still in the living room Shawn and Sandy were seeing what appeared to be white sparks or flashes of light in the kitchen moving tooward the laundry room.And while Kevin was sitting on the couch he thought he heard a female voice on several occasions during this time coming from upstairs but no one else was hearing this.The home owner found a diary that was found on the property so each member took a turn reading a passage from it.The home owner said he found it under the stairs in the basement and that it belonged to a woman named June from th 1970's.While reading random passages the team was getting some interaction with it.But then at one point during this session the ovilus went off "hell" or "help."

After their evp session in the living room the team decided to head back upstairs to continue their investigation of the residence.Upon going upstairs the team broke up and headed into each of the bedrooms.During their questions the team was hearing noises but couldn't figure out if this was paranormal or not.With their time starting to come to an end of their investigation the ovilus started to speaking complete sentences for almost a minute.They all heard one sentence say "where are you" and then it said "we are here."So after this happened Shawn decided that it was time to finish the investigation up so the home owners family could get some well deserved rest.While the team was starting to break down all of their equipment the ovilus once again started speaking words right after each other.This was only experienced once before at the Martville residence.After this the team continued breaking down .POnce all the equipment was packed away the team thanked the home owners for letting them investigate their home and left to head back to their homes for some rest before starting to review all the evidence gathered in this case in the next couple of days.Soul Searchers will contact the home owners when all evidence has been reviewed to set up a reveal with them on what was caught and what wasn't.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had technical issues with their dvr system to start the investigation.In the end we don't know how much real time footage was recorded due to this but will findout during our review.Three audio recorders were used that recorded a little oover three hours on each one.Upon reviewing all the evidence there were some evp's that were captured during the investigation.Nothing was captured on the dvr.The only piece of video was captured by the home owner of the bathroom door opening and then capturing a evp right after that too.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers had a small team for this investigation as it was a small residence.The home owner joined us for the night to help round out two teams of two for the night.Withh evp's captured during the walk through and during their investigation Soul Searchers believes that there is Low to Moderate Activity.

Investigators: Shawn,Sandy,Kevin,Home owner

Weather Conditions: Cloudy Cold
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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2-27-2015

The Pratt House




Fulton,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: There's a general uneasiness throughout the whole house.The staff believes that Mrs. Pratt still resides at the house today.

History: Built in 1861 by John Wells Pratt,the historic Pratt House has been restored and cared for by Fulton's own friend's of history for roughly 35 years.Listed on the National and NYS Register of Historic Sites.The house serves as an educational service focusing on Fulton's History.

John Well's Pratt,a Fulton native who worked on ships at the canal since age 10 along with his wife,Harriet aqnd their four children,built and occupied the house.Some members of the Pratt family has lived in the house from the time it was built until 1975.At that time,the last Pratt woman to occupy the house,Helen Hayes Pratt,she then found it to big to live in by herself.

Helen then decided to put the house on the market and move across town to the Hayes Farm,another historic piece of Fulton.The house was on the market for a couple years,until Burger King bought the house with the intent to demolish it for the propety space.Then mayor Percy Patrick along with the other city fathers thought it was not a good idea to tear down all of the historic homes on South First St.For this reason,the city purchased it back.

From this time,Friend's of History was born and the Pratt House museum was in it's infancy.There is one room in the house that is set to,period and that is the kitchen.The kitchen has the original table and original stove from the houses very beginning in 1861.However,there are not the only original pieces of the house.While there are many original fixtures that were built into the house and are still intact to this day.The group was actually able to regain another original piece of furniture.

When the house was sold,all of the contents were auctioned off.A woman purchased the dining room suite and a few years ago she no longer needed it so she reached out to us and asked if we would be interested in re-purchasing the original dining room table set.So,now that is back in it's rightful place as well.

The Pratt House helps spread it's educational services throughout the year through a number of events and fundraisers.The house starts the year with a chicken bbq.They continue on with their Porch Party.This year,the group is excited to present a Ghost Walk in both the Pratt House and the Fulton Public Library.

Ghost Hunters investigated the house from dusk til dawn and resulted in the detection of entitiesat both the Pratt House and the Library.These Ghost Hunters will return in the fall to host the Ghost Walk.The house members say they can "neither confirm or deny" whether there is a presence of the house is haunted.They do feel as though some strange things have happened in the house."If there is a spirit here,they're very friendly" said Lane.

The Pratt House also started a scholarship for G. Ray Bradley to apply for.The scholarship is for $300 and usually has something to do with the community involvement.The house ends the season before closing for the winter with the annual Parade of Trees event.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the Pratt House at nine o'clock pm where they were given a fast tour of the location so they could figure out where to set up the camears along with where to set up command center for the night.The cameras were positioned in the hot spots given to them by the workers.Once all the cameras were set.Two stationary recorders were placed inside of the house along with two light pods.Team two of Kevin,Clara and Tisha started their part of the investigation here first.On their was downstairs one stationary was placed in the kitchen while heading down to the basement.Once in the basement the team started an evp session in the hopes of communicating with any spirit in this area.The team roughly spent twenty minutes in the basement area with very little activity happening so the decided to head up to the main floor due to the fact that any evidence from the basement could be contaminated due to the furnace running.

Once the team made their way upto the formal living room the team satdown and started another evp session trying to communicate with Mrs Pratt.Kevin set the flashlight trick up and placed the flashlight on the mantle of the fireplace.It seemed that at first they were getting some answers to their questions but the flashlight was to sparatic in nature.It seemed that when the team were talking about different things the light would go off but also would go off when they asked indirect questions.During their evp session in this room Clara had a good view of the staircase going upstairs.At two different times she saw what she thought was a shadow go up the staircase.Kevin and Tisha didn't see this from there vantage points.But then a few minutes later Kevin now saw a shadow go up the stairs.But this wasn't captured on the dvr camera that was stationed there by the stairs.With nothing else happening for the team in this area they decided to go upstairs to the second floor but as Kevin stood up and started to walk toward the staircase he took a deep breath and had the smell of fresh cigar smoke.Both of the other investigators got this smell too.This smell came as quickly as it left so this was a good experience for the team.

While walking up the staircase the team tried to debunk the shadows they saw on the staircase but couldn't debunk them.Upon getting upstairs the team had to go through the bathroom that adjoined the civil war room.In this room the investigators heard a woman's voice mumbling throughout their entire time in this room.A significant piece of information that should be noted is that all of the investigators in the team heard what sounded like a woman scolding a man named John.This could possible be linked to the Pratt family as that they did have three men named John in the family tree.Hinting that there could be a spirit of a Pratt family member on the property.With the workers of the Pratt house returning team two switched with team one after regrouping at command center at the library.

Once the team break was over team one of Shawn,Jon and Sue made their waay over to the Pratt house to conduct their part of the investigation of this historic house.After the team got inside the house they made their way into the formal living room to conduct an evp session and set the flashlight trick up also.While during their questions the same thing happened to team one like team two.The flashlight was going on and off vet sparaticlly.So they didn't know what to make of this but couldn't deem it paranormal either unless it was direct answers to their questions.The team also had to disreguard any possible evp's in this area due to the fact that the breakroom for the workers was right next to the living room.So all they did was hear very light mumbling and talking coming from this room.

Shawn decided with not much going on in here that they head upstairs to the second floor to see what they could get in the lines of evidence up there.Upon the team reaching the top of the stairs Shawn heard what sounded like someone play three notes on a piano.The team looked around this level of the house looking for a piano but after looking all over this location does not have a piano on the property.After this good experience the proceeded to the other rooms on the second floor with not much in the lines of activity happening in any of the rooms.The team continued investigating on the second floor for a little longer before deciding to head down to the basement of the building.After going down all the stairs the team finally made it to the basement of the house.The same thing faced this team in the lines of gathering evidence as it did team two.The furnace was running again which was gonna contaminate any evidence gathered in this area.Shawn decided that they wouldn't get anything down here so they left and called team two to come over so they could breakdown all of the equipment in the Pratt house so the workers could lock up for the night and leave the property.Once everything was broke down both teams headed back over to the library to continue investigating for the night there.Tisha left for the night due to not feeling good.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers used their four channel dvr to cover this location.In addition two stationary recorders were used also.Twelve hours of real time footage was recorded on the dvr.Along with nine hours of audio were recorded.Investigators saw shadow play on the staircase but that dvr camera didn't pick it up.Also a hand held was used with each team too.After reviewing all the evidence from this historic location there were quite a few evp's captured on audio and on the hand helds.There was nothing captured on the dvr system after reviewing all the footage.One piece of evidence that stands out was Shawn hearing what sounded like three piano keys being played when he got to the top of the stairs.Upon investigating upstairs they found no piano.So what could of caused this.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers reviewed all the evidence in this case and are in agreement that there is some sort of activity at this historic location.Soul Searchers discussed in great length that there is Low to Medium Activity at this location.Whatever is there likes to keep it's distance and stays in the shadows.It likes to let you know it's there without scaring you.Soul Searchers will be setting up a time to do a reveal with the staff with the of a return investigation in the future at this historic location.

Investigators: Shawn,Kevin,Sandy,Jon,Clara,Tisha

Weather Conditions: Cloudy Cold
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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2-27-2015

Fulton Public Library




Fulton,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Apparition of a little girl has been seen throughout the building.Also she has been heard also.Shadows have also been seen throughout the library.

History: Originally supported as a free library through public subscriptions and grants,the Fulton Public Library was chartered in 1895 by the New York State Education Department.It was housed first in the old fourth st. High School and contained books from the High School and Falley Seminary and was used by students only.

In November of 1898 it moved to a room in the Phillips Block at 7th South First St.(above the W.J. Watson drug store.)Mrs. Helen Emens served as the first librarian.The library was free to the public and children were allowed to borrow one book a week.The book collection numbered over 4,000 books in 1900,and circulated around 25,000 books later in the same year.

In 1902,after many requests,a letter was received from Andrew Carnegie said if the city would find a suitable site and pledge at least $1500 a year he would donate $15000 for the building.Finally a 120' by 50' site next to the river at 160 South First St. was agreed upon.Syracuse architects and D.E. Wadsworth.and a local construction firm built the library.

An old stone building which had been housing for canal workers was demolished,with the stone being used for the library's foundation.Stone from this abandoned quarry was also used in the construction of the Auburn Prison.Cornerstone laying took place in June 1905;Mrs. Emensdirected the moving and opening in February 1906.A gentleman named Marlon H. Brando,not the actor,a;so assisted in the library.The Carnegie Building was designated an Oswego County Historical Landmark in 1985,and was later added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1999.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the Fulton Public Library at nine o'clock pm.They left there to go over to the Pratt House for a fast tour and then arrived back at the library to begin their set up.Shawn and Kevin did a preinvestigation walk through to see where the hotspotys are and know where to set all the cameras up for the night.The team went about setting up seven cameras in this location and also setting out audio recorders too.After everything was set the team broke down into two teams.Team one of Shawn,Jon and Sandy started in the library while team two of Kevin,Clara and Tisha headed over to the Pratt house to start their investigation.

Team one headed up to the upstairs of the library where they could look down on the main floor.Jon was using the hand held and captured the light pod going off on the floor down below.No one was there to trigger it.This happened again and Jon caught this going off for a second time.Soon after this they heard a strange noise and then Shawn turned and thought he saw a small shadow move from left to right along a bookcase.Also during their time up here Shawn saw a light being blocked out that was coming through the book shelves.He went over to recreate this.Sandy and Jon stayed behind to let Shawn know when he blocked it out.Once he blocked it out they tried to figure out what was causing this light being blocked out.So they figured out that something had to of been moving in between the window and the shelf to have caused this.Then soon after they figured this out all three investigators heard what sounded light the voice of a little girl say something.The team continued in this area for another ten minutes before wrapping up their session and head down to the main floor of the library.

Down on the main floor the team satdown at one of the tables in the middle of the room so they could see the whole room.They started an evp session with the hopes of communicating with any spirit here.While asking questions the team was experiencing shadow play throughout this whole area.They couldn't figure out if it was car lights coming in from the outside or if somethiing was with them and playing to know they weren't alone.Soon after seeing thiis shawod play Shawn was seeing an odd light play too,but couldn't figure out what was causing this. Soon after this with not much happening the team decided to head down to the sub basement of the library where the public isn't allowed but we had access for the night.Once the team made their way down to this area they conducted an evp session.While during this sesssion Sandy was trying to take pictures.But for some reason her camera wasn't able to take any pictures.She tried to take pictures of Shawn and Jon and the camera or something wasn't allowing this.Then during one of these pictures Jon had the feeling of someone touching him and soon after this they all heard a child's voice again.But this was very light so they couldn't figure out where it came from.Since the time was coming to an end at this location the team headed back up to where the dvr was set up to meet with team two so they could switch locations.

Team two switched locations with team one at eleven pm.They first studied the location figuring out where to start investigating for the night.The team headed down to the sub basement with a worker from the library who was overlooking the library for the night for the team.Kevin had the ovilus turned on trying to get any spirit in this area to communicate with them.Then they tried just talking about random things in general not paying any attention to whatever was there still trying to get something to happen.The team spent a total of about thirty minutes in this area with no activity happening around them.But upon reviewing evidence afterwards they did capture some evp's during their time.Everyone then headed upto the balcony area of the library.The library worker left them to headback to the office for the night.While the team was investigating the balcony area they all heard what sounded like light tapping on one of the windows after one of the investigators asked which window did you like to lookout of.The team thinks that the spirit was letting them know which window it likes to lookout of.Other than this happening the team heard a mixture of what might have sounded like a young child talking and during this they also heard what sounded like some very light movement that they couldn't debunk.

After these things happened the team moveddown to the main floor of the library where they decided to split up into different areas of the room.Also the library worker decided to rejoin them during this time.In this room everyone heard what sounded like a loud bang come from behind one of the investigators when asked to do so to show that something was there with them.Other than thiis happening for them they didn't experience anything else in the main room so the team decided to head down to the children's area of the library.Once the team got there and settled in Shawn radioed the team to come help break things down and pack up that location.It took the team thirty minutes to break down and pack up.Once that was all done Tisha left due to not feeling well and left the grounds of the library.Sandy decided to watch the dvr due to her back bothering her so the team made their way to the main floor again where a bang was heard earlier during team two's questioning.While Kevin and Clara stayed down here Shawn and Jon went upto the balcony area to see what might happen up there.Both groups were conducting evp sessions with each team taking turns asking questions as both groups heard what each other were saying.Each group was getting minor things to happen to them just out of reach of them.The balcony team had a window bang and they figured it was just the wind causing that.Back down in the main area Kevin and Clara both heard what sounded like a male voice say something maybe a name.So this would have to wait til evidence review.With the time getting late for Soul Searchers Shawn decided that it was time to wrap things up around one thirty in the morning.Mike was not here due to hurting his back at work.Everyome on the team did a great job in breaking down all of the equipment and packed it away in their vehicles at two.The team went back inside to thank the library worker for having us and that once everything was reviewed it would all be ready for our event in October.The whole team left and headed home for the night for some well deserved rest again before reviewing all of the evidence.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had alot of area to cover as this was their first investigation of a library.There were seven cameras set up covering all the hot spot areas.There was a total of twenty one hours of real time footage recorded.Along with the stationary's that recorded about the same .During review of all the evidence recorded during the investigation there were some good evp's captured.And during review of the dvr footage there was a light annomally captured on the top floor of the library coming through a window but there should be no light coming through this window as it is the second floor.When the team saw this during the investigation they tried to debunk it as a car headlight coming in.Once they looked out the window the river ran right by the building and the nearest road was a quarter mile away so this was no headlight.

Activity Level: This was a fantastic case for Soul Searchers.All the evidence was reviewed and will be presented to the client during their event of before.With what Soul Searchers captured they believe that there is Medium Activity at this historic location.Soul Searchers hopes that before their event with the library they will allow Soul Searchers to do another investigation in the future to gather more evidence to present at the event.This event will be in October.

Investigators: Shawn,Kevin,Sandy,Jon,Clara,Tisha

Weather Conditions: Cloudy Cold
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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2-9-2015

The Gould Hotel




Seneca Falls,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: In the laundry room shadows have been seen by the staff and also the feeling of being watched.Shadows have also been seen in the hallway going into the laundry room.The storage room has the most activity in it but due to the manager we weren't allowed to investigate this room.In the dry goods room voices have been heard and shadows seen.On the third floor in room 314 the light is on when guests enter the room.Also shadows have been seen in this room also.Other reports in rooms 313,315 and 316 range from things being moved to voices being heard and water turned on.

History: The original hotel was built in 1919 and officially opened in February of 1920.This hotel hosted numerous social events and many other special events.The old mahogany bar in the hotel came from a bar called Muldoon's in Seneca Falls.It was said after the hotel was built that this will be the most complete and perfectly equipped of the smaller hotels of New York State.Four stories in height,and absolutely fire proofed in constructionWhen Frank Capra visited this small upstate town in 1945,he based his movie It's a wonderful life,and Bedford Falls after this upstate town.The hotel Gould was rechristened the Clarence after the angelic character from the 1946 movie.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at their office at seven pm to get their equipment and head out to Seneca Falls and the Ghould Hotel for their investigation for the night.The team arrived at their destination at eight pm.They met with the desk clerk and was brought to the board room where they would take their breaks for the night.Once they were all set and were shown the hot spots for the night the team started to bring in all of the equipment their going to use for the night.Shawn and Mike decided that with the amount of space that they would set up the four channel dvr in the basement and laundry room area and the sixteen channel would be set up in room 312 on the third floor to cover the rooms up their and run cables from the nar room up to the third floor.The team got all the cameras up and running in the basement but couldn't set no cameras up in the barroom yet as there were still customers.So the team went about setting the cameras up on the third floor rooms and in the hallway where there have claims of apparitions seen.It took another thirty minutes but the barroom was finally empty so they could get the cameras set there now.The dvr was recording before the first camera was set so the team didn't miss anything while setting up.Once the last camera was set everyone met back up in the board room so they could break into three teams for the night.Team one consisted of Shawn,Mike and Sue.Team two had Kevin,Jon and Tim.Team three was Dom and Nick.

Team one headed downstairs to the basement area and laundry room where shadows have been seen and also the feeling of being watched.Once they made it into the laundry room Shawn shut off the humifier to cut down on noise contamination.Their was a panel in back that was causing some clicking noises.Mike did an emf sweep to see if there were high emf's in this area but there were none.While investigating this area Mike thought he saw a shadow move along a wall by the ironing board.Sue thought she saw one in the back corner of the room.After this Shawn set a light pod down on the floor near the back of the room in full view of the dvr camera.Mike had to walk by it causing it to go off and then it reset after he walked back by it.While this was happening Shawn thought he heard what sounded like a low scream come from somewhere inside the room or maybe out in the lunch room area.The team continued their evp session for about thirty minutes with hit and misses of activity happening in this room.

Shawn then decided that the team head around the corner to the dry goods room.Once inside Shawn noticed that the dvr camera was pointing to far to the left like something moved it.So Mike went back to the monitor to watch Shawn move it back to the right capturing more of the room.But upon review the camera was set that way.The team started another evp session in this room trying to communicate with anything in this room.Then at point during this session both Shawn and Mike heard what sounded like two glasses clink togethor.Both investigators looked around the room to see where this came from but they couldn't find the source.After this happened the team really wasn't getting much in this room so the team moved out to the break area to sit down and see what they could experience out there.Just a few minutes after sitting down all three investigators heard a loud noise come from the back area of the basement.They all asked who was there and got no response.With their time nearing an end the team headed back up to the board room to take a break and wait for the other two teams to comeback.

Team two headed out to the barroom to start their investigation of the main floor.With the barroom right in front of the building and windows not covered by blinds it was hard to see if they could get any shadow play as cars would go by with headlights on and the beams would bounce off of all the glasses that would create a shadow.Plus with the noise of the coolers going it was even hard to conduct an evp session in this area so the team left this area after about fifteen minutes and headed to the banquet room.Once they got into the banquet room the team started an evp session.Kevin moved Jon and Tim to other areas of the room to see what each one could hear or experience.Just as soon as this happened Kevin thought he heard some low whispering coming from his right in the room.Tim and Jon didn't hear this but right after this Tim thought he heard a voice come from his left which Jon heard too.They were getting some good activity in this area.While during their investigating this room the light pod set down on the table came on.But their was no one near it to come on.So what caused it to come on we don't know.While the team continued investigating in this room all three investigators heard movement come from the other side of the room like fabric was swishing but couldn't figure out what would of caused this.So the team continued investigating with minimal results so with their time coming to an end they decided to head back to the board roomfor a break and meet up with anyone else who was there.

Team three of Dom and Nick headed up to the third floor where it was covered with two cameras pointing down each hallway and four cameras in rooms 313,314,315 and 316 all active rooms on the third floor.The team first stopped of in room 312 to make sure all cameras were still recording and nothing changed the angles while everyone was downstairs.The team headed down to room 313 to start their investigating.Once inside the room both investigators noticed that the light was still off as one report is that the light is on when people enter the room.So they started an evp session trying to make contact with any spirits in the room with them.Both investigators were asking questions with getting no results of activity in return so the team headed down the hall to room 314 and upon entering they noticed that the ceiling light was turned on after it was clearly turned off earlier in the night.The team turned the light off and started an evp session.After one of their questions both investigators heard a low voice or movement come from the bathroom area.So both investigators got up to investigate this and found nothing disturbed.This room would have some better results for Shawn and Sue later during their investigation.So after this happened the team continued investigating with minimal results in this room now.This promted Dom and Nick to head across the hall to room 315.

Dom and Nick walked into the room and noticed thaqt the ceiling light was turned on in this room also after they turned it out earlier in the night.This was not captured on the dvr camera as the angle was to low to capture it.Dom then turned off the light again so they could conduct an evp session again trying to make contact with anything in this room with them.During on of their questions in this room Dom thought he heard a low voice say something in the bathroom but he couldn't be sure where it came from.Nick then headed into the bathroom to see if he could find the source of this voice but couldn't figure this out either.With the team getting minimal results in this room now the team moved down the hall to the final room 316 to finish up for the night on the third floor.Dom and Nick entered the room and noticed that the light was still off as later in the night it would be turned back on when Mike would enter the room.So they sat down to conduct another evp session in this room.They turned the heat off as the machine was making way to much noise.Both investigators were doing whatever they could during their session to get any type of response or activity to show them that weren't alone in the room.The team was getting very little in the lines of activity and responses so they decided to wrap things up and head back down to the board room and meet up with the other two teams that were already there taking a break til it was time to headout to different areas for the next round of investigating.

After a twenty minute break to get a snack and something to drink and discuss what's happened so far in the different areas the three teams headed out to different areas of the hotel again.Team one headed up to the third floor and the rooms while team two headed downstairs to the basement and laundry room areas.Team three headed out to the barroom and banquet room areas.

Team one took the elevator up to the third floor and went into room 312 to make sure everything was still going ok with the dvr and cameras.Once everything was still ok the team started down the hallway to the rooms and start investigating.Since the rooms are small Shawn suggested that we break down so each one of us is in a seperate room.Sue went into room 314,Shawn wwent into room 315 and Mike had room 316.Upon entering thier rooms Mike and Shawn noticed that the lights were turned on again in their rooms.Mike radioed Dom just to make sure they turned the lights off and he said yes they were.In room 314 Shawn was starting an evp session with some of the basic questions and getting some very minimal results.Then at one point after one of his questions he thought he heard something move in the bathroom and then he thought he heard a low voice come from in there a few minutes later.He dismissed this because he could hear Mike in the next room.Shawn then wrapped things up in this room and headed over to room 314 with Sue.Mean while in room 316 that Mike was investigating there really wasn't much going on.But when he asked to knock on something to let him know that he wasn't alone Mike got two faint knocks in return.He tried to debunk this as the shade knocking against the window frame.So when he pushed it the shade never came close to bumping it at all so where the knocks came from he doesn't know but they did come from inside the room.After this happened Mike decided it was time to leave the room and see what was happening with Shawn and Sue.

In room 314 Shawn and Sue were sitting in the love seat asking questions not knowing Mike was in the hallway walking carefully over to their door to see what was going on.Mike listened for a bit then decided to go back to room 312 to see what was going on in that room and watch the dvr for a few minutes.But when Mike looked out the door down the hallway he noticed Shawn in the hallway and asked him what he was doing.Shawn asked Mike if he was just by the door to that room and Mike said a few minutes ago.Shawn then told Mike that Sue and he just saw a shadow move in their room twice on two different walls.Shawn was in the hallway trying to recreate this by walking by the door to cast some sort of shadow in the room.But what he was trying to recreate he couldn't manage to do.Mike then joined both in room 314 and Shawn showed Mike where they saw the shadows move on one wall and then the other.They all talked abpout this for a few minutes before all three investigators left and went back to room 312.Shawn then decided to walk the length of the hallway just to check things out while Mike and Sue were in the room watching the dvr for a few minutes.So after all this the team gathered things up and headed back downstairs to the board room and wait for the other teams to show up to relax and get something to drink and eat.

Team two made their way down to the basement and laundry room area to conduct the second part of their investigation.Upon getting down in the basement the team headed right to the laundry room where the team started an evp session.After entering the room the team was hearing the clicking noise team one did earlier.This was due to some electrical stuff on the back wall.After they figured this out Jon heard a low voice come from somewhere in that room but Kevin nor Tim heard this voice.The team continued investigating and then Kevin heard a low hummm from another low voice in this area.Again no one else heard this.And while this was happening Kevin thought he saw a shadow move real fast in the corner behind the clothes rack.He was hoping that this was caught on the dvr camera that was pointing that way.So after all this the team decided to let this area breath a little and head around the corner to the dry goods room.

The team made their way around the corner to the dry goods room and closed the door to keep noise contamination to a minimum.Kevin started an evp session in this room with Jon and Tim.They all had audio recorders going trying to capture any evp's.Just after they started Tim heard a low voice say something in the back of the room.All three investigators were asking questionsat different times trying to get any type of response or activity to happen but nothing else happened in this room.Other than the glasses clicking together for team one this was a dead area for the night.But all teams did investigate this room.So after no responses the team went back around the corner to the laundry room.Jon just finished asking a question when all three of the investigators heard what sounded like a low moan come from somewhere in this area.They tried to figure out where this came from and figured that it came from the break area.With their time coming to an end Tim got a call from Mike that it was time to comeback upstairs and join the other teams for some fresh hot coffee made by the hotel for all of the investigators.

Team three of Dom and Nick conducted this part of the investigation in the barroom and banquet room.The team started in the banquet roo area where other teams were getting some activity earlier in the evening.Dom started an evp session trying to communicate with any spirit that might be in the room with them.They also tried some new equipment that they brought with them that night.Dom started to ask a question and right after it they both heard a low voice come from the back part of the banquet room.So after this Nick decided to move a little closer to where it came from.The team continued with their questioning where they did get some whispers in return to some of their questions.After a few more minutes going by both investigators thought they heard movement come from the front part of the room.They went to the area where they heard this to investigate what could of caused this but couldn't find the source.So with very little happening now in this room the team decided to move out to the barroom.

Once the team made their way out to the barroom the team started another evp session in this new area.With team two having noise issues this team decided to investigate thsi area no matter what the noise was like.The guys sat sown in the corner where a couple sofas were at.Both investigators thought they heard a low voice coming from the dining room area next to the barroom.But it was still hard to tell if it was the noise or if it was something trying to communicate with them.The team was determined it wasn't any of the noises from the machinery but a low voice.Nick got up to investigate this and upon further invrestigation he now figured out that it came from downstairs near the bathrooms so he went downstairs to see if he could catch any high emf's.But he didn't get anything.With Nick still checking things out team one came and joined Dom because they were just about done an the hour was just about up so Nick came back up and joined the other teams.

After all three teams had another half hour break to recharge and get ready for the fial areas for the night.Team one of Shawn and Sue minus Mike who had to leave due to feeling ill.They headed to the banquet room where the other two teams were getting some good activity during the night.Once inside Shawn shut the door and started an evp session.He also set the flashlight trick up with the mel meter near by and also the k two meter near also.Shawn just got done asking a question when both investigators heard what sounded like a low moan come from the other side of the room.So both of them headed over to where it came from to figure out what caused it but couldn't figure out what caused that moan.Shawn and Sue the split up and moved to two seperate spots in the room to see what else they could experience or get to happen.And just as soon as they did this the light pod Shawn had on the floor came on which surprised both of them as it never came on for the other teams.But during this time the flashlight never came on and both the mel meter and k two meter never lite up either.Shawn then decided that they should maybe try their luck out in the barroom for the remaining time.When they did walk out to the barroom it was just like the rest of the teams during the night.They got nothing and all they heard were the coolers running.So Shawn decided it was time to head back to the board room and wait for the other two teams to join them.

Team two headed upstairs to the third floor to investigate the rooms for this part of the investigation.During their walk up the stairs it was learned that Kevin did capture an evp that said behind that f%#$ing door.All three investigators never heard this til later during evidence review.Once they did make it upstairs the team went right to room 313 and started an evp session.While asking a question Jon heard a low female voice respond to this question.But neither Kevin or Tim heard this.Kevin then asked for any type of a sign if your with us and just after this the team got a very faint knock in return.Jon and Tim went to the bedroom to see if they could find the source of this knock but in the process couldn't find the source of it.With nothing else happening in the room the team moved next door to room 314 to investigate.So the team entered the room and started another evp session trying again to communicate with any spirit that might be in the room with them.This was the same room that Shawn and Sue had their own experience where they saw two different shadows move in the room.The team was trying to get that to happen for them but in the end it never happened so the team decided to try another room.

The team left room 314 and headed over to room 315 where when Shawn entered the room he noticed the light was turned on.But when team two entered the light was still off so they were a little bummed that the light wasn't oon for them.Kevin started an evp session in the room with Jon and Tim asking questions too.During their questioning Kevin heard a distinct voice come from the bathroom which sounded like a female to him but couldn't figure out what it said.He hoped that this was captured on audio for review.They continued asking questions for another ten minutes with very little happening so the team moved to the final room for the night 316 where Mike had the light in that room on when he walked into to investigate.But again the light was still off.They conducted another evp session in this room.During this session Kevin let Tim start the questioning as he has just rejoined the team.During one of the questions Kevin was talking about how nice the rooms were and how comfertable the beds were also that's when all three investigators heard a clear voice come from the bedroom.Again they couldn't make out what it said but they did respond to it and it was also captured on audio also.This was found during review.The guys were finishing up their time on the third floor when Shawn called them that it was time and head back to command center.Team two then finished up their session and headed down to the board room to meet up with the other teams.

Team three headed downstairs to the basement and laundry room area where other teams had some mminor activity earlier in the evening.Dom and Nick headed down the hallway to the laundry room to start with.Earlier in the night there was a report from two other team sthat saw a shadow move in this room.Once the team settled into this room they satrted an evp session.During one of his questions Dom heard what sounded like a low scream like Shawn did earlier in the night.They thought it came from another part of the basement so they went to investigate this but like the other teams couldn't figure out where it came from.Both investigators went back into the laundry room where upon reentering Nick thought he saw a shadow move in the back behind the laundry rack.Dom tried to recreate this movement but couldn't reproduce this so it was a personnal experience for the team.With what just happened and not much else going on the team decided to moove around the corner to the dry goods room.When they got inside of the room the team started another evp session with the hopes of communicating with any spirit in the basement.During one of their questions both investigators heard what sounded like movement come from the back part of the room.It sounded to them like plates were being slide or moved on a shelf.They both went back there to investigate and find the source of this movement but couldn't find anything that would of caused this.Dom and Nick figured that their time was nearing an end so they wrapped up this evp session and headed back upstairs to command center and meet up with the other teams.

Once all the teams were back at command center they decided that with all the evidence that was gathered during the investigation it was time to wrap things up and evd the investigation.The team went about breaking down all of the equipment and packing things up in their vehicles and head home for the evening to get some well deserved rest before it was time to start reviewing all the evidence in time for our event at teh Goulg Hotel on March 8.At that timme we will present what we found during a public reveal.With what we captured during the investigation we hope teh Gould and management will be more than happy with what we caught and give us a nice reference letter and maybe sometime in the future invite us back for another investigation of this beautiful hotel.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers spent a total of five hours of investigating at this historic location.The four channel dvr recorded about twenty hours of real time footage to review.The sixteen channel dvr which had nine cameras that night recorded just about the same twenty hours of real time footage.There were numerous audio recorders used to cover all the areas we wanted to and they recorded roughly about five hours of audio.A few personnal experiences took place that night for each team in different areas of the hotel.After reviewing both dvr's that there wasn't much in the lines captured on video.But as far as audio goes there were quite a few evp's captured that night.Some were intelligent responses to our questions and some had to of been on the residual side.As we caught what sounds like a horse neying and billiard balls hitting each other.These were captured in areas that don't have either.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers had an amazing time at this location.They had alot of area to cover and did it with their team and the help of some good friends from another team.We would like to thank Dom and Nick from Upstate Supernatural for the help.With what both teams captured during this investigation Soul Searchers believes there is Moderate Activity at this business.The activity isn't in your face but it stays in the shadows just out of reach just to let you know it's there.Soul Searchers hopes that the hotel Gould will let us comeback in the future for another investigation.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Kevin,Jon,Tim,Sue

Guest Investigators: Dom,Nick

Weather Conditions: Cloudy Snow Cold
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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1-23-2015

Martville Private Residence




Martville,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Owners hear footsteps upstairs and coming downstairs in the house.Also footsteps have been heard in the loft of the barn.Husband saw a little girl come downstairs and thought it was his daughter.He asked his wife and she saaid the daughter was fast asleep.Daughter hears and sees all different spirits.Two spirits havve been seen outside of the barn.

History: No history to report of.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the residencee around nine pm.While Mike drove from work and joined the team at the location.By the time Mike got there the team had all four dvr cameras set up and recording,so when Mike got there he helped get the hand helds ready for the investigation.Three stationary recorders were used and three recorders were carried.Once everything was ready to go the team broke into two smaller teams for the night.Team one of Shawn,Mike and Traci started out in the loft area in the barn.Team two of Kevin,Alyssa and the home owner started upstairs in the smaller of the two bedrooms.

Team one made their way out to the barn first and warmed up in front of the wood stove before heading upstairs to the cold loft where shadows have been seen and also an apparition has been spotted also.Once upstairs Shawn and Mike both saw a shadow that was moving in the back area of the loft.At another point during their investigation while asking questions Shawn heard two distinct footsteps just off to our left.All three of us heard this and felt this.While all of this was going on the light pod that Shawn set on the floor went off like something went by it.But before it had time to reset it went on again then off.This was going on for a few minutes.So Shawn asked it to stop setting it off or he was going to pick it up and turn it off for now.Shawn then got a flashlight out and set it up for the flashlight trick.Shawn the set it on top of the trunk lid in the middle of the room in front of us.And almost immediately we started getting responses to our questions.

One of the questions we asked if you are a man and the light came on.Next we asked if you were a certain age and the light came on again.This went on for a good thirty minutes get answers to our questions.But during this we changed up the questions.Asking the same questions but in different order,we still got the same answers to the questions from before.The best response we got was to one of Mike's questions when he asked can you see us.The light came on.Mike asked is there two of us and the light didn't come on.He then asked if there are three of us and the light came on again.This was the best session we ever had with the flashlight trick on an investigation.With answers getting limited at the end of our session we wrapped things up and headed back down to the wood stove to warm up and wait til it was time to change locations for the teams.

Team two of Kevin,Alyssa and the home owner headed upstairs to the smaller of the two bedrooms.They started an evp session with their audio recorders and also the ovilus trying to communicate with any spirits up there.Kevin started asking questions to start while Alyssa was using the hand held recording everything that was going on.While they were asking questions the ovilus went off a couple different times during their questions.But they couldn't make out any of the words that were said.The team continued for about another ten minutes in this bedroom with not much in the lines of activity happening.So the team moved over to the daughters room across the hall.The team conducted another evp session in this room with the ovilus also.Just about ten minutes into their session in this room the ovilus started spewing out all sorts of words so Kevin turned off the ovilus.Kevin then decided to set the flashlight trick up still trying to get anything in the room to make contact with.The flashlight did come on a couple of times but couldn't say it was paranormal.Since the team was getting minimal results with this trick the team decided to head downstairs to the basement area to see if they can make contact with anything down there.

Once the team made it into the basement Kevin set the k two meter down in the hopes of communicating with any spirit in the basement.Alyssa was still using the hand held during this time.The home owner just sat on the stairs while the team walked around the basement.And while this the home owner heard someone hummm of to her right.But no one else heard this.The team continued to ask questions and investigate when the home owner again heard something and this time a voice said whow.The team hoped that this was captured on audio or one of the hand helds during review.The team continued for another ten minutes or so before they wrapped things up in the basement and head back to command center to meet up with team one.

After a thirty minute break the teams switched locations for this round of investigating.Team one headed upstairs to the daughters bedroom.Shawn set up the flashlight trick on the computer desk.The team was also conducting an evp session in the hopes of communicating with any spirit that might be there in the room with them.At one point during a question the light did come on real fast and then went back off.The team didn't know what to make of this so the team continued with their questions and again the flashlight came on and stayed on for a little longer before going out.Shawn then thought he heard something come from the other bedroom across the hall.So they continued investigating in the daughters room with not much happening in the lines of activity.So Shawn decided to do something that the team never does and that is split up.But none of us were that far away from the others.

Shawn went into the other bedroom where he heard the noise while Mike stayed in the daughters bedroom and Traci sat on the stairs in between them.Mike was asking questions in his room with him getting a couple of light knocks that he didn't know where they came from.Shawn on the other hand was getting a few more things in his room with Traci hearing this in the hallway.The team continued this for another ten minutes with nothing else happening in any of the areas upstairs so the team moved downstairs to the living room where they started another evp session.Shawn started to ask a few questions but it was hard to determine whether what they were getting was paranormal or just talking coming from command center.The team continued investigating for another fifteen minutes before they decided to wrap things up and head back to command center and wait for team two to come in from the barn.

Team two of Kevin and Alyssa conducted this part of their investigation outside in the loft of the barn where team one had great results with the flashlight trick earlier in the night.They started out with an evp session in the hopes of communicating with the same spirit that team one communicated with.While during this session the light pod came on a couple of times like it did for team one but te team couldn't determine if it was paranormal or the cold starting to drain the batteries on the light pod.So after this happened Kevin set up the flashlight trick also in the hopes of communicating with the smae spirit.Kevin started out this session by asking questions to whatever was there.With some of the basic questions being asked they got some direct answers in return.Then Alyssa asked if you were the same spirit that team one made contact with.She got a fast response that showed it was the same spirit.No matter what order they asked the smae questions the team got the same direct answers to the questions.It turned out that they were talking with the same spirit that team one made contact with earlier in the night.With it starting to get colder outside and their time getting close to an end team two decided to end their session and head back inside to command center and meet up with team one.

The team and including the home owners all took a good fifteen minute break with Shawn and Mike discussing what they should do.They decided with all of the activity starting to decline they decided it was time to break down all of the equipment and end the investigation for the night.The team went about breaking down all of the cameras and hand helds and rolling up all of the rca cables and retreiving all of the audiorecorders.After packing up all of the equipment up the team headed back inside to thank the home owner for letting Soul Searchers investigate their residence for the evening and let them know Soul Searchers will get in touch with them once all the evidence has been reviewed to do a reveal with them on what we captured or didn't capture.Soul Searchers then left to let the home owners have their home back for the rest of the evening and in return get some much needed rest themselves.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers set up four dvr cameras and used both sony hand held cameras for this investigation.One was used as a stationary in the basement.The other was used with one of the teams for the night.Six audio recorders were used during this investigation.There was twelve hours of real time footage on the dvr recorded.The hand helds and the sudio recorders also all had a total of twelve hours of real time footage on them to review.During the review of the hand helds the whow that the home owner heard in the basement was caught on both hand helds.Also during review a good number of evp's were capturede during the investigation of this residence.Soul Searchers will be setting up a time and date with the home owner to go over what the team caught.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers captured some good evidence at this residence.But it is sort of minimal to what we do capture at a private location.Soul Searchers believes there is Low Activity at this residence.Soul Searchers will be setting up a reinvestigation of this private residence during the summer so we can set up outside when it's nice and keep the contamination to a minimal on the inside.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Kevin,Traci,Alyssa

Weather Conditions: Clear cold
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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1-18-2015

Liverpool Private Residence Revisit




Liverpool,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: There are no new claims of activity to report.

History: No history has been given to Soul Searchers.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived to the residence at approximately nine o'clock Sunday night on January 18.The team then proceeded to set up all of the equipment in all the rooms except the bathroom.A recorder was set in each room as well as the kitchen.A hand held was set up in the dining room beside the pets poointing at the archway leading to the hallway and the back bedrooms.Splitting up into two teams Kevin and Clara stayed with the residents in the living room using a light grid while Shawn and Sue began in the parents' bedroom.Light pods were placed in the hallway leading to the child's bedroom.

Shawn was equipped with the second hand held.Shadows were reported around the kitchen area drawing Kevin to experiment with displaying three deck cards to serve as a way of communicating while Shawn and Sue heard rustling as soon as they started mild provoking occured in the child's bedroom.Soon the emf device spiked suddenly after being placed be the archway.The teams switched locations.Handing Clara the hand held Kevin and Clara's hand held the suddenly shut off along with the ir lights on each side being physically turned off when Kevin asked about the man who likes his car.

The team took a break and regrouped around approximately ten pm outside of the residents' door.The team needed to switch cameras due to memory storage on the one hand held before all of the investigators gathered in the living room for a group evp session.Neighbors were making this difficult to decipher whether it was paranormal voices or noises being heard.Little activity occured if any at all during this time.

The team broke up once more with the males staying with the residents in the living room while Clara and Sue started in the parents' bedroom along with the child of the parents.Sue tried to speak with the alleged spirits as the other two pretended to sleep as suggested by the child,but received no evidence while Shawn and Kevin moved to the child's room.The team then switched rooms again,but again thhere was no more interaction made with any of the groups except for the ovilus mentining the word "back" in the girl's bedroom.When the team was preparing to leave the room the ovilus also then said "boo" that was heard by Clara.

The team then started to break down all of their equipment around midnight before leaving the residence to head home for the evening.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers believes that whatever is there was intelligent so Soul Searchers went old school for this reinvestigation of the reesidence.The team was using only two hand helds along with five audio recorders.Both hand helds recorded about three hours of footage on each one.All of the audio recorders had about the same on them three hours each.The evidence had been reviewed and processed.Nothing was captured on the hand helds.A number of evp's were captured on the recorders.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes with what they caught this time around and with what was captured during thier first investigation Soul Searchers believes that this is still an intelligent haunt so we still think there is Medium Activity Level at this location.

Investigators: Shawn,Kevin,Clara,Sue

Weather Conditions: Cloudy Cold
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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12-18-2014

Brae Loch Inn




Cazenovia,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Guests have reported seeing apparitions walking out of the closets in two of the rooms on the second floor.Unexplainable light anomalies have also been reported in the guest rooms.Apparitions have also been spotted in the basement dining room as well as in the billiard room.

History: The Brae Loch Inn wasd built in 1805.The William Burr Estate became the setting for beautiful weddings and intimate fine dining and overnight accommodations.

The Brae Loch Inn was operated in an old farmhouse originally located in Borodino,N.Y. on a hill top over looking Skaneateles Lake.Adam Scotty Brown,his wife Eva and their "twa boys" opened as a summer only restaurant in 1946.In 1950 they made the decision to relocate to the present site by Cazenovia Lake.

The vision Scotty began of a warm and welcoming atmosphere and it continues this day as a family affair.If you would like more information on the Brae Loch Inn and the Barr/Brown family.Scotty Brown wrote a book titled "A man's a man for that".

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at their office at eight pm to make the one hour drive to Cazenovia and the private business they were investigating for the night.The team arrived at nine pm with Sandy and Tisha meeting us there as we pulled into the parking lot.Once there the team meet with the owner to see how many patrons were left in the dining room.Soul Searchers were informed that they could start setting up their equipment.So they set one camera down in the billiard room and then two cameras upstairs.One camera in room 111 and a seond camera in room 113.Command center was in a room just off of the main floor hallway.Mike started to get the dvr and tv set up while Shawn,Kevin and Jon got all the cameras ready and began to run cable.After three cameras got set up the team had time to kill so they took a break until the restaurant got cleared out.Once some of the team got back from Dunkin Donuts they were informed that they could go ahead and set the last camera up in the dining room.Originally the camera was pointing down to the lower tables.

Team one of Shawn,Kevin,Tisha and Sue started their investigation by heading downstairs to the dining room.After getting downstairs Tisha and Sue both heard what sounded like a pan being dropped in the kitchen area.Then just about ten minutes later Sue said she saw a shadow move over by the bar area.While this happened Tisha said that everytime she pointed the camera over there it went out of focus.Then just a few minutes after this all of the team heard movement over by the bar area.The team continued asking questions trying to make contact with anything in the room with them.While Shawn was holding the k two meter and ovilus the k two spiked into the yellow.He had no explanation for this as he was no where near anything electrical.During their time in this area the team was hearing what sounded like talking and mumbling.At first they thought it was team two but it wasn't as they were on the second floor in the rooms.They figured it was coming from where the pool table was.

After about forty minutes in this area the team decided to move to the other end of the building where the pool table was.On their way over there the team did a small investigation in the hallway leading to the pool room.While they were investigating here Tisha had the hand held pointed at the bar when she said she saw a full shadow person behind the bar.But no one else saw this.Also in this area while the team was sitting down they all heard footsteps come from the floor above them.Again they thought this was team two so Shawn radioed Mike and he informed Shawn they were still on the second floor.After they heard the footsteps the team moved to the billiard room.The team then started an evp session trying to communicate with anything that might be there with them.Shawn again was holding the k two meter in one of the chairs when it spiked again into the yellow for no reason again.Again he was no where near anything electrical.Shawn then heard what sounded like someone whistle again back in the dining room.But again no one heard it but him.So with their time whinding down the team decided to call team two and head back to command center.

Team two of Mike,Sandy,Clara and Jonathon started on the second floor where the overnight rooms are at.But once on the landing Mike had the mel meter and he was getting a point six reading for some reason.Where he was at there was nothing electrical that could be causing this spike.Mike also tried to trace it to a source but again couldn't find one.When they couldn't find a source the team broke into two groups of two.Mike and Jon headed to the new rooms and Sandy and Clara went into room 111 while the others went into room 117.Once inside they both found somewhere to sit down while Jon operated the hand held Mike started asking questions trying to communicate with any spirit that might be there.Just after a few minutes Mike did notice that the light in the hallway was getting blocked out at different times.He couldn't figure out what was causing this.So Jon and Mike got up to investigate this and couldn't figure out what was blocking out the light and as they turned around to go back into the room Jon saw was a light that went from left to right just passed them down the hallway around room 15.Once back inside the room they continued to investigate and during this Mike noticed that over by the bathroom it got alot darker than a few minutes earlier.Mike then noticed what appeared to be a shadow move along the ceiling right above him.No headlights from outside could of caused this as it didn't match the pattern of them going by the Inn.About ten mmkinutes went by when Jon heard movement next to him by the side of the bed like someone was walking there or maybe making the bed.

While this was going on back in room 111 Sandy and Clara were investigating Sandy started taking pictures of the room while Clara got a recorder ready to start an evp session.The two spent about half an hour in this room during which they heard what sounded like a female voice or maybe a whimper but couldn't determine where it was coming from so they decided to move to the next room 112.Upon entering they started another evp session with not much activity happening during their session in this room.The women decided with nothing happening they moved to room 113 but they were getting the same results not much so the women didn't stay long in here and moved to room 114.Inside of this room Sandy and Clara did have a couple experiences.At one point Sandy thought she heard what sounded like someone whistle while they were in there.After this both investigators saw a light anomally on the floor in front of the fireplace.Clara then thought she heard what sounded like some thumps and knocks inside of the room.After these little experiences the women moved to one of the newer room number 117 where upon entering both women had a very uneasy feeling in there.At one point during their investigating in here Sandy thought she saw a shadow move from left to right over by the door.Just a few minutes later Sandy had a strange electrical feeling on her face.It was like an electrical charge but couldn't determine where it came from.Further review will tell us if there was activity in this room that we didn't hear or see at the time.

Mean while back in room 117 Mike and Jon weren't getting to much in the lines of activity so they headed to one of the older room which was room 111 where Sandy and Clara started.Once inside both investigators sat down and started an evp session.Jon was still using the hand held when both investigators heard movement over by the closet.Witha stationary recorder and geophone in the room they were trying to get anything to make the lights go off on the geophone but nothing set them off.Mike and Jon then decided to move over to room 112 to see what activity they could get in there.This room had no camera and no recorder in this room.Both investigators found a bench seat over by the window where they sat down to conduct another evp session.During this session Mike heard what sounded like movement next to him in the bathroom so he checked it out to find nothing in there.With it being cold by the window they made hast and decided to move to room 113 where it was warmer.Inside the room both investigators sat down to conduct another evp session.Just after they sat down Jon and Mike both heard what sounded like a squeak.Jon thought this was Mike repositioning himself in the chair and it wasn't so this noise was heard by both investigators.They continued investigating for another ten minutes or so before Shawn radioed Mike to let him know it was time to head back to command center for a break.

Once the teams thirty minute break was over bot teams switched areas.Team one headed up to the rooms while team two headed down to the dining room area.Team one started in room 17 to start with but Kevin had to go back to command center to get new batteries.While this was happening Shawn saw what appeared to be a flashlight shine along the floor of the hallway.Shawn thought this was Kevin coming back to the room but it wasn't as Kevin didn't use his flashlighht coming back to the room.The team continued asking questions trying to get any responses to their questions with no answers coming in return.Shawn was then asking if they could knock on something in return to let them know they were with them.A knock did happen after this .They thought it came from inside the room but determined it came from down the hallway in another room.Sue got up and moved over by the door and she asked Shawn to join her and when he moved the ovilus went off real fast saying something the team couldn't make out.So after this happened the team asked whatever it was to say something more through the ovilus to let them know they are there with the team.But again the ovilus said nothing in return so the team decide to move down the hallway to room 15 where they were drawn to.

When the team entered the room all of them smelled a powdery smell like someone just put fresh powder on their body right after a shower.Just as this happened the ovilus went off again real fast.The team couldn't make out what it said again and during thiis Kevin saw a flashlight shine at about mid waist out in the hallway.But no one else from the team saw this.After about ten minutes or so Kevin was asking questions and Sue was walking around the room with the ovilus when all of a sudden the team heard a distinct hummm right there in the room with them.This was captured on a recorder and also on the hand held.Just when they were about to leave the room and head to the older rooms the ovilus went off again and this time it said hair.The team couldn't figure out what this meant so they headed to room 111.Sue started to head into room 112 when Shawn caught her.They then moved over one door to 111 where once inside they all found a place to sit to conduct an evp session trying to communicate with any spirit that might be with them.While during their investigating in this room they heard what sounded like a bang.Mike's recorder was picking up bangs all night due to the heat going on and off.With this the team was just getting some minor things happening in here so they moved to another room which was 113.Just after they entered the room and sat down they all heard what was a stomach growl but it turned out to be a little girl giggle of maybe a scream in the distance.Which came from back down the hallway.But they really couldn't tell where it came from so with just minutes remaining and just minor things in the line of activity Shawn decided it was time ato head back to command center.

Team two headed downstairs to the dining room area after the break where apparitions have been seen at times.Down there the team sat in different areas to see what they could get to come out and play with them.Over by the bar the area was covered with wooden slats around the bar.Clara heard what sounded like someone running their hands along it like a ripple effect.But no one else heard it.Mike then was seeing what appeared to be a shadow blocking out the light along the right side of the bar along the slats.While this was happening Sandy was hearing movement in the kitchen area but no one was in there and then all of the team heard something being dropped but when they went to look they couldn't find what caused this.The team went back to investigating this area with Clara hearing again someone running their fingers along the slats around the bar.With the team getting some good activity they stayed here for a little bit longer with light still getting blocked out by the bar area and fingers still running along the slats around the bar.And then just like a light switch all the activity we were getting in here trailed off so the team decided to head down to the billiard room where other things have happened.

The team got up and started to move down the hallway and head to the billiard rommwhere it was alot darker.Once the team made it into the new area Clara and Jon sat in the high billiard chairs while Sandy and Mike found other seats to sit on.From where Mike was sitting on the sofa he noticed over Jon's left shoulder a quick flash of light that happened.Jon didn't see this and neither did the other two.Then a few minutes later the flash happened again and this time Jon did catch it out of the corner of his eye.So after this flash of light happened all of the team heard what sounded like a female voice come from the other room around the christmas tree.But it turned out to be a faint scream coming from back in the dining room.Just after this happened Clara was then seeing something block out the light along the wall coming into the room by Sandy.Sandy then went out to the other room to recreate this and with Clara's help she stood in the right position where this would of happened.But where she stood this would only of been a few feet from where Sandy was sitting.But with Sandy sitting there and Mike looking that way they didn't see anything.The team continued investigating for another fifteen minutes before Shawn radioed him to let them know the hour was up.

Both teams made it back to command center to discuss what they were getting in the lines of activity and what their next move would be.With the weather outside not very good and it being early in the morning Shawn and Mike decided it was time to end the investigation and break down and make the long drive home for some much needed sleep.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers set up four dvr cameras in the hot spots that ownership told us about.Numerous audio recorders were recording any possible voices we can't hear or any other activity.There was about sixteen hours of real time footage to review on the dvr system as well as eight hours of real time footage to review on both sony hand helds.The process of reviewing all the evidence took some time because of the holidays.Once all the evidence was reviewed it turned out Soul Searchers had quite a few evp's that were captured.Some of these evp'd were intelligent as they knew what we were doing with our equipment.Other evp's were captured on both hand held cameras.The dvr footage was reviewed and found some interesting things we'll present to the owner.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers investigated this historic location this night for a little over four hours.During the investigation some interesting activity did occur.With what Soul Searchers captured that night team management believes there is Moderate Activity at this historic location.Soul Searchers will be presenting their evidence to the owners on Jan 11.Hopefully ownership will like what Soul Searchers captured and will allow the team a return investigation in the future.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Sandy,Kevin,Clara,Tisha,Jonathon,Sue

Weather Conditions: Snow Showers Cold Cloudy
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11-23-2014

Liverpool Private Residence




Liverpool,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: First claim is that the daughter hears multiple spirits.They believe that something has followed them for years and three different homes.Mother and daughter sees a black shadowman.Daughter also hears a little girl spirit.Voices tell daughter to things.Mother and daughter see things outside.They hear knocks and bangs inside of their home at times.Sometimes the daughter doesn't act like herself.

History: No history to report on this residence

Investigation: Soul Searchers met up at a McDonald's in liverpool at around eight pm.They did this as Mike lives in the Syracuse area.Once everyone was there the team left for the ten minute drive up the road to the residence.When we got near Shawn called one of the owners to let them know we were in the parking lot.We started to get all of the equipment out of Kevin's vehicle and proceeded to bring it inside of the residence.The home owner even helped us out by bringing some equipment in too.We were very thankful for that.Once insdie the residence Mike started to get the dvr hooked up while Shawn and Kevin got the cameras ready and set on the tripods.They knew where to set the cameras as they were there for a preinvestigation walk through so even thing went smoothly during set up.After the first camera was set Mike started to record on the dvr.Once all the other cameras were set just a few angles had to be tweeked and then we were ready to go for the evening.For safety reasons the home owners daughter was not there for this.

Since the residence has open floor plan everyone stayed in one group for the night.Mike used a hand held camera while the rest were sitting in the living room conducting an evp session while Mike was filming from the doorway.While they were doing this Mike would walk down the hallway to the daughters bedroom and the master bedroom in the hopes of capturing any evidence on video.After Mike did this he moved back out to the living room to keep recording what was happening out there.Sue got up and asked whatever was there to finish the shave and a haircut knock.At the time we didn't hear a response but upon evidence review it was captured on audio in the master bedroom.The team also got a response on the preinvestigation walk through.Mike then tried his luck with the shave and a haircut knock like Sue just did and he got nothing in return.While i was doing this everyone in the living room noticed that one of the flashlights came on and went off really fast.

Since we weren't get much in the lines of activity Shawn and Sue were talking with the home owner about maybe bringing back the daughter to see what would happen then.Sue thinks all of the activity centers around her and her abilities.So one of the home owners went to the hotel she was at to get her and bring her back home and see what activity happens then.So while they were gone the team continuede to investigate the residence.Mike continued recording with the hand held going again from bedroom to bedroom and living room area.Mike did stop at the master bedroom door and conducted his own evp session really fast.But he didn't get much in the lines of activity or responses.So after this Mike headed back out to the living room to see if they were getting better results in the living room.While this was going on the home owner returned with her daughter and went into the living room to join everyone else while an evp session was happening.

After everyone was ready in the living room a new evp session was started with the daughter leading the team in this new session.So after a few questions the daughter got up and went to the hallway and asked if whatever was there please finish this knock of mine.But she didn't get any response to it.Nothing much was happening in the living room so Shawn,Sue the home owner and her daughter headed to the master bedroom with the ovilus to conduct an evp session.The team was doing whatever it could to get them to say something through the ovilus but only one word came through real fast.They couldn't make out the word as it was said fast again.Then Sue and the daughter went into her bedroom to see if they could get anything to happen in there .While they were in the bedroom Sue yelled out to the team in the living room if anyone moved in the hallway and we replied no one moved.Sue then said that she saw a very distinct shadow move in the hallway by this bedroom.After this Mike then took the hand held and put it on a tripod and set it up shoting down the hallway recording anything that might show up.While Mike was doing this Shawn called for Kevin to bring him a k-2 meter to the master bedroom.When everyone made it back into the living room Shawn said we should break into teams of two to investigate the bedrooms.But before this the team took a thirty minute break to let the residence settle and for us to get some air and let the residence time to settle for a bit.

Once the break was over the team headed back insidse to restart their investigation.Shawn and Kevin started out the first part in the master bedroom.They were asking whatever was in there to make a noise or knock on something to show them that they are not alone.They were getting a few faint knocks but nothing significant.Then out of no where they heard what sounded like a man talking to a boy then a boy talking to a man.Shawn thought this was coming from the residence below them and the home owners said no it wasn't.This was happening right there in the room with them and hearing it with their own ears.None of that conversation was captured on audio.The team then moved to the daughters bedrrom to conduct an evp session in there and to try and make contact with anything that might be in there.They turned on a white noise generator to try and get a response but they were getting nothing.With everything they were doing they weren't getting to much in the lines of activity so they headed back out to the living room to let Sue and Mike head to the bedrooms to see what they could get in the lines of activity.

Once Shawn and Kevin cameout it was time for Sue and Mike to head to the bedrooms to see what activity they could get to happen.They headed into the master bedroom where Sue sat on the bed and Mike sat down on the floor by the closet.Mike was holding the ovilus while Sue started asking questions.Ten minutes into their session Mike noticed that the far corner of the room got alot darker and he asked Sue if she saw the same thing and she did.Once this happened both felt the air in the room get alot heavier like something came into the room with them.Then just like that the air went back to normal so Mike decided to get up and set the ovilus down on the bed and when he did the ovilus went off saying help.So Mike decided to start asking who needs help.Do you need help?Does one of the owners need help?Does someone else need help?Do you need help with something?But he didn't get anything else to respond.Sue then said she was going into the daughters room with the ovilus to try and make contact while Mike stayed in the master bedroom.Sue started to ask questions if anything was there to knock on a wall or say something.Sue then asked whatever was in there if they'd like to go over and say something to Mike.Mike then heard a word to his left that someone said no.Mike then asked Sue if the ovilus went off and she said no.Mike then told her that he heard a voice say a distinct no right next to him.Out in the hallway Mike then got the distinct smell of cookiees.Chocolate chip to be percise.Mike asked Sue to see if she smells it too and she did.A few seconds later the smell was gone so the team headed back out to the living room where Mike once again smelled cookiees freshly baked and Sue who was behind him smelled it again.

The team decided to take another break to get some air and then something to drink before continuing the investigation.Once everyone was back insdie after the break Shawn and Kevin headed back to the master bedroom again to get any type of response this time.Back in the living room Sue and Mike with the home owners and their daughter were seeing shadow play in the kitchen behind the hand held camera by the refrigerator.Sue then saw a light move along the wall above the tv but no one else saw this.Sue then got up and went into the kitchen where the shadow play was happening.Just after Sue got into the kitchen Mike then saw a shadow move by the base of the entertainment center and again no one else saw this.

Back in the bedroom the team did get the ovilus to say another word but again it was said so fast they couldn't make it out.They continued this for another twenty minutes or so with no responses coming in return to their knocks or any of their questions also.The team finished up and headed back to the living room where they decided that they had about three and half hours of evidence recorded called it a night for the investigation.Mike then went into the kitchen and turned on the tv to see how the cameras were again and he then noticed that the dvr has stopped recording what the cameras were showing.Mike called Shawn over and asked him what's wrong with this picture and he didn't know.Mike asked him three to four times whar was wrong with this and he still didn't know.Mike then called Kevin over and asked him what was wrong with this.Kevin noticed it right away and said why aren't any of the cameras recording.This is the second time that something has affected our dvr system.The last time was at the weedsport residence a few weeks earlier.Mike fast forwarded through the footage and found that it stopped recording just before midnight when things are supposed to pick up so we found this very interesting.

After a short discussion the team started to break down all the cameras and roll up all of the cables and the dvr itself.All of the other equipment got broke down and put away and packed up in Kevin's car for the drive back to the office.Before Soul Searchers left the team was talking with one of the owners to let them know we'll get the evidence reviewed asap for them to see what's going on with them.The home owner was quite pleased with the investigation that Soul Searchers did.Soul Searchers thanked the owner for having us.The home owner went back inside to the residence to let the team leave for the night to get some rest.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had about fourteen hours of video to review on the dvr system along with three audio recorders.Only one hand held was used as a stationary filming down the hallway.This also had about two hours of video to review.Upon review of most of the evidence some very interesting evp's have been captured.One recorder did pick up the ovilus saying help.

Activity Level: With all the evidence Soul Searchers collected tha night at the residence.Soul Searchers believes that there is High Activity at this residence.If Soul Searchers returns they will be doing an old school investigation.Hand helds and audio recorders along with pov glasses.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Kevin,Sue

Weather Conditions:
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11-5-2014

Camillus Private Business




Camillus,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: The only claim is the feeling of uneasiness in certain areas of the business.

History: It's believed that this was used in the underground railroad.But until we can get permission to list this business.This is the only way we can list any history.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the business at seven pm.They were greeted by four workers from the business.They gave us a quick tour of the place before they left us alone for a few hours.The team started to get all the equipment out and set up.All four dvr cameras were used in four locations of the business.One was in the basement another was placed in what they call grand ma's room.The third camera was shooting straight up the middle of the business and the fourth was set in one of the parlor rooms on the main floor.As soon as the first camera was set the record button was hit so we were recording everything during our set up.Two stationary recorders were used in two rooms of the business.Once everything was set up the team went lights out to start their investigation for the night.

Team one of Shawn,Sandy and Jon took the equipment they needed and headed down to the basement of the building.Jon was using the hand held and whikle they were talking a voice did come in that said no but no one responded to this.Shawn set down a light pod to see if he could get anything to come in and light it up.It's believed that with the old floor gone and the floor above it gone yoou could see where slaves that want to be freed stayed while going north.During their investigating down here they all heard what sounded like a clear male voice say something.But they couldn't determine where it came from.While the team was getting a few things to happen they decided that they move to what was the old store where vegetables and other items were sold.Just as soon as they got into the room Shawn got a k-2 hit that spiked into the red.This happened in the middle of the room so there was no call for such a hit.Also they were getting a steady point five on the mel meter that was positioned on a shelf.Once Shawn picked up the mel meter and started doing a sweep he got a one point zero on it.This was captured of the hand held.Shawn then asked it to drop to a point five and it did and this was also captured on the hand held.Soon after this the team went back down to the basement again because they all heard movement down there.Back in the basement they found a door and behind it was a room full of old fashioned tools and started talking about them.When they did this the mel meter went upto a two point two.There was nno explanation for this as there was no power in this room to cause it.With their time drawing to a close the team started up the stairs out of the basement.At the top of the stairs Shawn looked to his right and saw what appeared to be the shadow figure that looked like an old slave.Jon was behind him and didn't capture this on camera.Sandy was around the cornor from where Shawn saw this figure.He tried to recreate it with Sandy going back to where she was at and couldn't.Sandy was to far away that she couldn't of caused this shadow figure.So Shawn saw something that he can't explain.Shawn doesn't like to say he saw something but he had to admit he just saw something.After trying to figure this out the team then headed back to command center to let team two in to investigate.

Team two of Mike and Kevin grabbed a hand held a k two meter and the mel meter and an audio recorder and headed up to the second floor.Once on the second floor they decided where to sit down to start an evp session.So went to one of the bigger display rooms to start with.Kevin layed down the k two meter down on the floor and also set the mel meter down on the floor a few feet away from the k two.Kevin also set up the flashight trick up on a bookcase across the room away from them.They started out by introducing themselves to see if this gets a response from anything in the room with them.After this they both heard a noise come from gramd ma's room.They also noticed a closet door over to their right that looked like it opened a little.About fifteen to twenty minutes went by until the flashlight came on to one of our questions.We made contact with a slave that came here to be free.When we asked if you knew Mr. Wilcox and how he helped out the slave movement the flashlight came back on in response to that.Kevin then noticed that the door to the closet moved open just a little bit than before so we were getting some interaction with whatever was there.And during this we noticed at times the k two meter was two constant green lights and then it would spike up into the orange and then red one time.The mel meter was at a steady zero point two and Mike noticed that this would spike at times to a zero point five and a six.But then during our session the flashlight was starting to be inconsistant to their questions.After about forty minutes they decided to head downstairs to what was the old store.Inside of this room Kevin set the flashlight trick up again on a shelf on the bookcase.Here they started another evp session and asking if whatever was there to turn it on.During our questions we did make contact with a spirit that worked here when it was a store.Now at other times the flashlight got inconsistant again.Mike asked one last question that if you would like us to leave please light the flashlight up and it came on very bright.So true to our word and since it was time we left the room and headed back upstairs to command center and meet up with everyone else.

Once team two made it back to command center the whole team took a twenty minute break to get something to drink and eat a snack or too while waiting to go back in.During the break the four workers that gave us a tour returned to watch us for the rest of the evening.Once the break was over the team of Shawn,Kevin and Jon grabbed their equipment and headed up to the cupola of the building.When they got to the top they started an evp session along with the flashlight trick set up.They started by asking some of the basic questions with the team getting answers in return with the flashlight coming on and going off.Kevin then thought he heard a footstep on one of the steps down below them but Shawn and Jon didn't hear this.The team continued in the cupola for another twenty minutes or so with nothing else happening now.So they decided to head to command center before heading back downstairs to another one of the dining rooms.When they did head downstairs Mike and a couple of the volunters joined them.After everyone made it downstairs Shawn set up the grid pen in the dorway and pointing into the backroom heading to the basement.The two workers satdown at the table and Mike stood by them while Shawn made his way towards the basement door because he heard movement down there and Kevin heard it too.Jon then moved with them as he was using tthe hand held to record everything.Once all three went into the basement Mike and the workers were hearing a little movement at times in the backroom.The grid pen was also starting to die because it was a little cold and killing them.When things were starting to die down Shawn,Kevin and Jon returned from the basement.When everyone was in the dining room everyone headed back up to command center where Shawn and Mike would talk things over and decide that they had enought evidence and called it a night for the investigation.

The team worked as a group and started to break down all the dvr cameras and the dvr cables.They also broke down all the other equipment that they used for the night and packed it all away in Shawn's vehicle.Shawn talked with the workers and let them know we'll be in touch with them when everything has been reviewed to go over what we caught or what we didn't catch with them.Everyone thanked the workers for the help and letting us investigate this historic business in Camillus and then left.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had another long road ahead of them with all the evidence to review in this case.With four dvr cameras set up and only using one hand held on this case did help.Numerous audio recorders were used with about four hours on each recorder.The dvr had about sixteen hours of live footage recorded all togethor to review.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers have reviewed all evidence in this case.There were only a handful of evp's and only one thing captured on the hand held.With everything put togethor Soul Searchers believes there is low activity at this business.Soul Searchers has been invited back for another investigation in the future.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Kevin,Sandy,Jon

Weather Conditions: Clear Chilly
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10-24-2014

Weedsport Private Residence




Weedsport,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: The first claim is that footsteps are being heard in the kitchen by the family.Items are either being moved from one location to the other or they hear what sounds like furniture being moved or dragged.The daughter talks to the spirit of a little kid.

History: Don't know alot about the history here.But the house is about one hundred yards from the Erie Canal.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the investigation at eight thirty pm.After being introduced to the home owner the team then started to unload all of the equipment into the garage where command center was to be set up.The home owner left with her child to get her to sleep then she would return,but the child went to sleep real fast so she dropprd her child off at her mothers for the night.Since Shawn and Kevin already did a walk through earlier they knew where the cameras are to go.But during set up light pods were put down in certain areas of the residence.And during this time while they were deciding what teams were to be the light pods started going off like crazy.All four pods were lighting up one by one and then going off and then coming back on like something was running by them to see what they were.So while all this was going on Mike,Kevin and Sue started to enter the house.

The team headed to the master bedroom where the home owner heard footsteps coming to her room from the kitchen.Once inside the bedroom the team sat down and started an evp session with audio recorders and a handy cam recording also.The team started out by doing a roll call of themselves to the spirits.But no one answered back to them.Just a couple minutes later all three investigators heard an audable voice coming from another room in the residence.While Mike was holding the hand held Kevin saw what he said was a flashlight size light go from left to right in the door.And it continued towards the bathroom.This happened twice with Sue seeing the next one.Mike didn't witness this as he was watching the hand held.Kevin then also saw what was shadow play by the left side of the bed he thought it was Mike with the hand hald moving oit to the right casting that shadow but it wasn't the light from the hand held causing this.About five minutes later all three investigators heard what sounded like footsteps out in the kitchen area of the residence.But also during their time in the bedroom the light pods never came on once while they were in the bedroom.Once the team felt like nothing was happening in the bedroom and hearing things in the other areas of the house the team moved out into the living room were the team sat down on the couch to start another evp session.About ten minutes into this session Kevin and Sue were witnedding shadow play up by the kitchen table.Mike didn't have a good view of this so he didn't witness this.When Sue went by a light pod it went off on her way up to the kitchen she really wasn't close to this so Mike got up to see if he would set it off but then he saw what was a shadow arm by the bannister at the stairs.This happened real fast so don't know if it was captured on the dvr or the hand held.But he did debunk the light pod because as he got to the same position as Sue did he did set it off too.As the team was finishing up their time in the residence Mike did and emf sweep of the whole residence and couldn't find any high emf's in the whole residence.So once Mike finished up his sweep the team concluded their session and headed backout to command center so team two could start their part of the investigation in the residence.

Once team one cameout team two headed inside the residence with Shawn,Traci,Sue and the home owner and her friend.They headed into the living room to start with.Shawn set up the flashlight trick with one on the bench and one on the bannister.But while he was doing this he noticed something white pass in front of the doors leading out of the kitchen to the sun room.So he radioed Mike at command center to time stamp this.Mike did notice two strange lights on the glass door while Shawn radioed him.The team did a roll call around the room introducing themselves but nobody answered back.So Shawn started by asking a question to see if he could get a response with the flashlight.Then the home owner started to ask some questions.At times she got a response to her question but then at other times the flashlight was very inconsistant to their questions.Shawn at another time thought he saw something move to his right of the couch.But no one else saw this.Since the team wasn't getting anything else in the living room Shawn thought they should move into the bedroom to see if they could get anything in there.Everyone sat down and Sue was getting the feeling of a little girl trying to come into the room.Shawn was still recording with the hand held camera.Then Shawn noticed that the ir lights on the hand held were starting to mess up.He would turn one off and try and turn it bacn on but it wouldn't come back on until he turned the other ir light off.But at the same time something was starting to mess up the dvr system back at command center at the same time.Since the team's time was almost up they decided to head back to command center.

While team one was on a break in the garage at command center Kevin just cameback inside from a smoke break and asked Mike why there was only one camera recording.So Mike and Kevin started to see what was going on with the dvr system and find out the problem.When we got two cameras recording then camera 4 picture would go blank.This went on for a while and then while we were doing this team two rejoined us back at command center.Everyone was working like crazy to try and figure out what was going on with the dvr.So we tried plugging the power strip into another outlet and even change out a camera cord to see if that helped anything.And everytime we restarted to record about thirty seconds later all recording lights went off.So then we would shut everything down one last time and then just let it run for the rest of the night.So finally Kevin asked that whatever was messing around with our equipment could you please stop.So we waited a few minutes and Shawn said to try and record to see what happens.Mike then hit the record button again and after a minute of it recording the the lights stayed on and still recording.Since we were back recording again the teams headed back out to comtinue the investigation and finish up for the night.

Once the issues with the dvr system got worked out Shawn and Kevin took a hand held and a couple audio recorders and headed out back to the Erie Canal Trail to see if they could tie anything to the house.Thay walked down the road about fifty yards or so where the trail began.The team started walking down the path until they noticed a spot of light down the path further.They thought it could of been an animal but if it was an animal why wasn't the other eye reflecting.Shawn and Kevin decided since it was pitch black out there they decided it was smart to back away as the light started to move towards them.Shawn then noticed that the light split into two balls of light now and were bright now.And then just like that the two balls of light melted back into one ball of light now.On the hand held you can hear Shawn talking about this but on the hand held you can't see the ball of light.Once the team was off the path they figured that it was time to head back to command center.They figured it was safe as they didn't have a third investigator with them.

While Shawn and Kevin were on the trail Mike and Traci decided to head back into the house to do some more investigating.Mike asked Traci were they were the most activity she said in the living room so they headed to the living room.Mike took his flashlight to set up the flashlight trick.He set one on the bench near the bedroom and set traci set her's on the bannister across from it.Mike asked if there were any spirits with us and that the light on the bench was the yes flashlight and the bannister light was the yes flashlight.Both investigators were asking questions at times and then Traci told Mike about the dog Mattie that was supposed to be there so he asked if Mattie could turn on the flashlight and the bannister did come on and then go off.So they didn't know what to make of that.Mike then asked if there was a little girl with us and the flashlight came on.We asked to turn off the light and it did.Traci asked if you could turn it on when i get to your age.She went around her age which is six and when she did say six the light came on.So we changed things up and did control questions by asking the girl who we were.When i asked if i was Mike the light came on and when Traci asked if that's her name the light came on again so the spirit knew who we were.But then when we asked other questions the flashlight was very inconsistant when we other questions.After about thirty minutes or so Traci and Mike decided that nothing much was happening so they headed back to command center.

After everyone was back at coomand center Shawn and Mike talked a few things over on what happened so far tonight.Once they finished talking things over Shawn and Mike decided they had enough evidence recorded so they called the investigation to an end for the night.The team went about breaking down all the cameras and rolled up all the cords and packed everything up into Shawn's vehicle.The team thanked the owner for letting Soul Searchers investigate the residence.Shawn told the owner that we'd get back to her in a couple weeks to go over what we found or what we didn't find.So then the team left for the night and made the trip back home.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers took upon the task of reviewing all the audio in this case and all video that was recorded too.The dvr would be the most problem as it had multiple recordings on it because of the problem we had with it.Plus two hand helds were used also.Both hand helds were reviewed with hardly anything captured on it but possibly one thing.All of the audio was listened too and some good evp's were captured during our time there.Some male voices were captured along with a childs voice captured too.Also there were two pieces of video captured.First during setup the ceiling fan was turning when it was shut off and also the cameras picked up the light pods going off when no one was in the house to start the investigation.

Activity Level: Once all the evidence was reviewed and with what Soul Searchers captured.Soul Searchers believes there is Moderate Activity at this location.Soul Searchers will be going back to go over with the home owner what we caught.Also we'll be seeing if the home owner would like us to comeback in the future.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Traci,Kevin,Sue,Home owner and Friend

Weather: Cool Seasonably
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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9-19-2014

Oswego Arts Center AAO/Oswego Players




Oswego,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Footsteps are heard by workers.Uneasy feeling in the basement of the Arts Counsal.Movement of chairs and tables in the conference room.Shadows have been seen on the stage and on the catwalk.In the basement of the theatre an employee heard a cannon fire one time.

History:

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived to the business around ten thirty pm due to a prior engagement.So the team couldn't start setting up until the business was clear.But once the business was clear of all people,Soul Searchers got down to the task of setting up for the nights investigation.The team set up command central in the small kitchen area as it was cool outside so they couldn't set up outside.While the theatre was still full the team already knew where they wanted to set up all of the dvr cameras so once inside it was a fast setup.After everything was set up the Soul Searchers broke down into two teams.Team one consisted of Kevin,Tisha,Clara and Alyssa.Team two consisted of Shawn,Sue,Jon and Caroline.

Team one started in the pottery room of the basement.Once inside the room Kevin set up the flashlight trick on a table.Almost instantly the team started to get responses to their questions.Kevin and the team believed that they were communicating with two different spirits.At one point during this time a few members of the team saw a shadow pass a wall to the right of the team.After about forty five minutes Kevin asked the spirit to move the flashlight for them.All four members saw the flashlight roll on the table.This was confirmed by the hand hald Tisha was holding.At one time when the light came on it pointed at her then the next you see the beam point along the way.But because the dvr camera and the hand held didn't capture this it was just a personnal experience for the team.In the course of an hour in this room the team had alot of great activity that they didn't want to leave but eventually they decided it was time to take a break and then head to another part of the arts center.

Team two started in the theatre portion of the building.The team spent forty five minutes to an hour in the theatre.At one point during this time Sue felt like something was vibrating on her leg while she was sitting in a chair.While still in the theatre the team all heard what sounded like movement coming from behind the set up on the stage.The team also heard what sounded like talking coming from somewhere in the theatre but really couldn't make out what was being said or where it originated from.After a half hour or so Shawn and Jon moved upto the control room that over looked the theatre while Sue and Caroline stayed where they were in the theatre.While they were in the control room nothing much happened in the theatre but coming from the art gallery room right next door to Shawn and Jon both heard what sounded to be footsteps.Everytime they moved towards it,it woulld stop.So after this experience the team decided to take a break and to talk things over with team one.

The next location team two headed to was the theatre which initally seemed more quieter.Kevin set up the flashlight trick to see if they could get some communication going with any spirits in this area of the building.But it seemed that nothing was in the theatre with them at this time.Kevin asked Alyssa to borrow her flashlight to set up another flashlight trick on the table on the stage.This proved to work better as they were able to get some communication from what they believed to be a child spirit.During the teams time in the theatre they heard several noises coming from the rae team two heard noises coming from.While the team was still investigating this area Shawn radioed the team to go up to the second level as he just heard footsteps coming up the stairs.Once up in the art gallery the team didn't hear the footsteps of have much in the lines of activity and also the flashlight was being very inconsistant in this area now.After this the team decided it was time to take a break and head back to command center.

Once team two's break was over they headed down to the basement of the arts side of the building.Once in there the team set up the flashlight trick up to see what they could communicate with.The team did hear some knocks coming from somewhere down there but couldn't figure out where they were coming from.After the knocks stopped the flashlight did come on while Shawn said he was being touched on the ear at the same time.Team two continued investigating this area for another thirty five minutes until they were getting nothing.So the team decided to go back to command center where Caroline decided to leave for the night.While back at command center Shawn heard an audible female voice say hey which was also caught on two recorders.But he was the only one who heard this voice.So he did a live review and while he was doing this he did capture another evp during this review.After this team two moved to the conference room.

Once team ones break was over they joined team two over in the conference room.While in this room the teams were experiencing some flashlight play to their questions but then at other times it was to inconsistant to call paranormal.Then about ten or so minutes later and until they finished up all of the members were hearing audible voices coming from different areas of the room.All of these voices were being captured on their audio recorders.After a little more flashlight play the team decided it was time to wrap things up for the night.Soul Searchers broke down all of their equipment and left to get some well deserved rest before reviewing all of the evidence in this case the next day.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers ran four cameras that recorded twelve hours of footage on the dvr.Also used were two sony hand held camears with six hours of footage to review along with numerous audio recorders.With most of the evidence reviewed Soul Searchers has collected some great evp's so far.Two of the evp's could have something to do with Fort Ontario that stands only a stones throw away from this business.There were five pieces of video caught that had some strange light annomalys.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers investigated this business for about four hours due to it being an active theatre for the public.Soul Searchers collected alot of great evidence that was presented to the theatre at the reveal.The team believes that there is Moderate Activity at this historic location.Alot of the activity was on the intelligent side.

Investigators: Shawn,Kevin,Clara,Tisha,Jon,Sue,Alyssa,Caroline

Weather Conditions: Clear and Seasonably Cool
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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9-4-2014

Brenda's Diner




Port Byron,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: The only new claim is that the last time Soul Searchers investigated here another team member saw a shadow figure by the salad bar while sitting in a booth near by.

History: Soul Searchers are currently doing research on this location for any history.Once Soul Searchers finds some history they will forward it onto the owner.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at Brenda's Diner around seven thirty .The team had to wait for the last customers to eat and the staff to clean up and close for the night.While the team waiting they started to set up their tent outside and also getting all of the equipment ready for the investigation.Once the diner was all clear of customers and staff the proceeded to get all cameras in place and get things ready to start the investigation.After the set up was complete and the owners were done in their office and left for the night.The team went dark and set a stationary recorder in the back banquet room.This was where Fireball Roberts old garage where he set fire to it and then shot hiimself.

Soul Searchers broke down into two teams for the night.Team one of Shawn,Sue,Tisha and Sandy started the investigation by heading into the front portion of the diner.The team tried to conduct an evp session in their but after fifteen minutes with the noise from the ice machine running they decided that they wouldn't hear anything.They then decided to head to the banquet room in the back.While during their time in this area the team had several personnal experiences including Shawn who saw a shadow move along a wall several times.Shawn set up the flashlight trick on one of the tables near him.The team was getting responses to their questions but then alot of it was inconsistant too.Then at one time all four team members saw what appeared to be shimmering lights in the room.About ten minutes later Shawn and Tisha both saw what appeared to be a flash of green light about the size of a softball.Sandy was starting to take pictures during this but her camera started to have issues with it.With only twenty minutes left in their time the team moved into the middle dining room.As soon as they sat down Sandy's camera started working fine again like something in the back room didn't want their picture taken.Nearing the end of their time Tisha claimed to have seen a flash of light come from the front area of the diner thinking it was a light pod that went off.With the other team watching the dvr they could clearly see no light pod came on.The team finished up their evp session and their time in the diner and headed back to command center.

After team one exited the diner team two waited fifteen minutes before entering the diner to start their part of the investigation.Team two consisted of Mike,Kevin and Clara.Once the team made their way inside the diner they headed to the back banquet room.Mike set up another flashlight next to Shawn's on the table trying to get yes and no answers to their questions by using both flashlights.They were getting some respones to their questions like team one did but there was also alot of inconsistency with the flashlights.At one point durinr their evp session both Kevin and Clara both heard footsteps coming from the attic area right above them.But later it was investigated that their is no way anyone coould of walked in that area as it was to small and no space.Soon after this all three investigators heard a hard knock that sounded like it came from the owners office area.Then at another point they also heard what sounded like silverware being moved.With nothing else happening the team headed into the middle dining room for the last twenty minutes or so of their time.About ten minutes into their time there the handy cam Mike was using all of a sudden turned off.He tried to turn it back on but it wouldn't turn back on.The camera still had over two hundred minutes of recording time.Nearing the end of their time the team looked around to see if any silverware was out of place and to set a trap with the other by neatly having everything straight on each serving.Shawn came into the diner to get the team to let them know their time was up so everyone headed back to command center for a break before going back in again.

Once the break was over another new team went into the building.This was Shawn,Mike,Sue,Kevin and Tisha.Shawn,Kevin and Tisha went into the attic to check this out where possible footsteps were heard.This iis where Shawn said footsteps couldn't happen in that area due to no space for anyone to walk in and being small too.Mike and Sue headed to the back banquet room.Upon entering they could feel the air in this room now was alot thicker and heavy.Mike looked at all the place settings to see if any silverware was moved but nothing was moved.Once Shawn,Kevin and Tisha were done in the attic area they joined Mike and Sue in the banquet room.It seems as though we had company in the form of fireball roberts with us and Sue confirmed it that he was.At one point during the session Mike was watching a sliver of light Shawn told him about earlier being blocked out and he saw it too being blocked out and something walking in front of it too.After about twenty minutes of asking questions it seems as though the air got alot lighter like fireball roberts left and some one more friendly joined us.We were right because Sue said the little boy came into the room now.While trying to communicate with this boy all five members heard what sounded like someone trying to whistle or hum.One of the whistles was caught on the stationary recorder in the room.The team continued trying to get responses to their question but were getting nothing.A few short minutes after this Mike heard what sounded like someone saying the f word.He asked if anyone said it and everyone laughed like not us.It didn't come from more than five feet away from him.Another thirty minutes went by with nothing happening and the team just talking about different things.So Shawn and Mike decided it was time to wrap things up and start breaking everything down for the night and head home for some rest.

Evidence Review: The twenty hours of dvr footage along with six audio recorders and one hand held that recorded forty five minutes before it died has all been reviewed and went over.There were some video clips that are questionable.Audio did produce some very good evp's.Quite a few of these evp's were intelligent as they did answer some of our questions with direct answers.We did capture fireball roberts answering us in a couple of the evp's along with his wife and a little boy.

Activity Level: This is the third time Soul Searchers has investigated this business.There have been some good evp's and one video piece over the years.With what we caught again this time with it been intelligent and some of it on the residual side.Soul Searchers believes that this business has moderate to high activity.Soul Searchers will be contacting the owner to set up a day and time for a reveal to go over what we caught.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Sandy,Kevin,Tisha,Clara,Suzanne

Weather Conditions: Clear,Warm
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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6-27-2014

Private Dairy Farm Revisit




Scipio,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: All of the claims are the same.There are no new claims to report at this time.

History: This used to be a working dairy farm until the early 1990's before it was sold to the current owner.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at their office around 7:30 to leave for that nights investigation.All of the equipment was packed up and the team made the ten minute or so drive to the private dairy farm.Shawn and Mike gave the rest of the team a quick tour of the grounds along with their psychic medium Suzanne.During the tour Suzanne did pick up oon a few things during the walk through.Once the walk through waas complete the team unloaded all of the equipment and began the process of setting up command center just outside of the horse barn under their tent.Every camera angle was kept the same except in the dairy barn.This camera was set up at the other end of the barn pointing south.One other angle was changed.It was set up behind the buildings facing the back of the dairy barn.Once all of the equipment was set and the stationary recorders palced the team waited for the natural light of the night to take over.Then Soul Searchers broke down into two teams.

Team one of Shawn,Tisha and Suzanne started off by heading into the hayloft of the dairy barn.Along with the team were two audio recorders and a handy cam.They also took a k-2 meter with them to try and get anything in the loft to communicate with them.After the team got into the hayloft they started an evp session.While during this session they did geta couple strange hits on the k-2 meter.There were no high emf fields up there.So where it came from they don't know.At another time during the time they did hear some whispering at the other north end of the barn away from them.Shawn radioed team one and asked if they could be quiet for a few minutes.During this time they were quiet team one was still hearing this whispering.While the team was up there they did notice the window on the right that was covered but letting a little light in around the edges start getting blacked out like before.Shawn the radioed Clara and had her go oout to command center to watch and seethis.During evidence review this was not captured.Then at other times they were getting knocks and bangs in the hayloft around them.Teaam one continued in the hayloft for another twenty minutes before they decided it was time to head back to command center.

Team two of Mike,Kevin and Clara headed into the horse barn to begin their part of the investigation.They heade to the back of the barn where the dvr camera was set up to start an evp session.There were two audio recorders going along with the handy cam Clara had.After all three investigators got settled they saw what appeared to be a shadow at the end of the hallway move from right to left.All three saw this but it was not captured on the dvr or hand held.Then after this happened Kevin and Clara both saw a shadow move iin one of the horse stalls to our right.Back at the end of the hallway Mike and Kevin were noticing strange balls of light appear and the vanish then reappear then vanish again.Mike thought it was light coming in a few holes from the outside so he went out and shined his flashlight on the front of the barn to see if it came throught and Kevin said it didn't.Another point during this they were seeing a red dot of llight appear and then vanish.Where these lights came from we don't know.Then at other times the light on one waall kept getting blocked out by something from the left,plus not soon after this happend all three investigators heard a clear growl right in front of the.When mike looked over to his left he saw a shadow move away from from him real fast.Mike then decide to set the laser grid pen up in the middle of the hallway to see if anything would break the beams of dots.Some of the dots did flicker and get blacked out due to something.This was when Shawn called Clara and had her go to command center.As soon as she left Mike and Kevin saaw a clear white dot of light flash in front of them.Mike and Kevin kept their evp session going with some interesting things happening down the hallway.When they thought the activity had subsided for them the team heaaded back to command center to meet up with team oone and have a fifteen minute break before switching areas.

During a now thirthy minute break where the teams got some waater and rested as it was a warm night out during the investigation.After the break was over team one headed into the horse barn while team two headed to the dairy barn and the hayloft.

Team one made the short walk into the horse barn and to the back where the dvr camera was just like team two did.This is the area where team two were having some good experiences.Both Shawn and Tisha had their audio recorders going trying to capture any evp's in response to their questions.Suzanne who was still with team one was getting the feeling of a little boy there.She was getting the name timmy for this boy.While they were in the back looking down the hallway the team was getting shadow play just like team two did.Also they were seeing the balls of light that Mike and Kevin were seeing at the end of the hall.While during their session this time the team was hearing whispering and murmuring coming from inside of the barn.Shawn radioed team two again and asked them to be silent for a couple minutes.During this time they were still hearing the murmuring,but couldn't figure out what was being said.The investigators were seeing what appeared to be a shadow of a little boy looking at them.This would be confirmed later when they go back in.

Back over in the dairy barn team two were making their way up the steps to the hayloft.Once upstairs Mike set up the flashlight at the north end of the hayloft on a wooden ladder.After it was set the team made their way to the south end of the hayloft where the dvr camera was and started an evp session.While at one point during this session Clara was hearing movement to her right.At another point all memebers thought what they heard was a clear low voice saing yes.But they weren't sure if it was some oone from team oone.So we listened for a few minutes and determined it wasn't team one.This voice was captured on audio and found during review.The team was also watching the window that gets blacked out at times.But it didn't get blacked out at any point during their time in the hayloft.Ten minutes later everyone in the hayloft witnessed a bright flash of light come in through the window that gets blacked out.Another ten minutes went by and Mike decided to go outside and try to debunk this light as head lights or something else coming in.Mike flashed his flashlight against the window and then radioed Clara to see if this is what we saw.Clara radioed back that it wasn't even close.My flashlight wasn't bright enough to come close.Once Kevin and Clara ended the evp session they headed back outside to meet up with everyone else.Mike and Clara were over by the side oof the barn where the flash came through.They were still trying to figure out what it was and where it came from.After they finished their discussion they rejoined everyone at command center.

While Mike was sitting watching the dvr he noticed a light on the back of the main barn that was reflecting or something like that.Shawn and Kevin decided to go check this out and Mike guide them to this light.Both investigators were making their way to this light with Mike guiding them.When they got to the back of the barn they flashed their lights and the light reflection went away.Just after this Mike noticed that the flashlight iin the horse barn came on again so Mike radioed Shawn and Kevin of this and they headed to the back door of the horse barn to witness this again.Shawn radioed for Suzanne to join them in the back again.Whilee all three were watching this they noticed the shadow of a child again peeking up and over some lumber looking at them.This happened about five or six times while they were watching this.Then all of a sudden it just stopped so the three cameback to command center to rejoin everyone.The team decided it was time to call it a night and end the investigation.aqfter about four hours or so.Soul Searchers broke down all of the equipment and their tent and packed up everything to head home for some much needed rest.Before they left the team thanked the hoe owner again for letting us investigate the property again.

Evidence Review: With over sixteen hours of video on the dvr and nuerous audio devices and two handy cams to review.It took a little longer this time to review all the evidence than before.During the review of the dvr footage there were found numerous times the light pod in the horse barn coming on.Also strange balls of light would appear and disappear in the dairy barn,this also was caught on the dvr.Then a strange flash of uv light happened during setup on camera one that was in the dairy barn.That was just a few things captured on the dvr footage.The audio recorders did pick up some good evp's.One stationary in the dairy barn picked up a cow mooing.But the closest cow was a few miles away.Also on shawn's recorder the sound of two children giggling.A good one picked up on another recorder caught a little boy say when will you be back.That was really great getting that.These were just a few of what wwe caught.There was a good amount of evp's caught during this revisit.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers were thankful that the owner told us were welcomed anytime we want to investigate.With what we caught during this revisit of the dairy farm andwith what we caught during the previous investigation Soul Seachers still believes there is high activity at this former dairy farm turned business.Soul Searchers will be looking forward to returning in the future to this dairy farm.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Suzanne,Kevin,Clara,Tisha

Weather Conditions: Clear,Warm,Humid
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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5-16-2014

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park




Buffalo,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: The claims for all three of the ships are pretty much the same.People seeing soldiers in dress uniform.Shadows being seen going from room to room and moving down hallways.Footsteps being heard on the wooden deck when no one else is there besides the workers.Footsteps also heard in the hallway.Doors opening and closing by themselvesOn the bridge of the USS Little Rock the report of a boson whistle has been heard by visitors and by Soul Searchers.There are many other claims but we weren't told about them.We found out on our own during the investigation.

History: USS Croaker SS246 is a Gato-class submarine.It was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the croaker.They are various fishes which make throbbing or drumming noises.Her keel was laid down on 1 April 1943 at Electric Boat Company in Groton,Connecticut.She was launched on 19 December 1943 and commissioned on 21 April 1944 with commander John E. Lee in command.The Croaker was brillant in a series of successful attacks which won her the Navy Unit Commendation for sinking the cruiser Niagara on 7 August 1944,and two freighters.One on 14 August and the other on 17 August.She was refitted at Midway Atoll from 13 August to 23 September 1944.She sank two more freighters,one on 9 October and the other on 23 October 1944.While shadowing a convoy on 24 October 1944,she sank one freighter and damaged another with her last torpedo.The Croaker was commissioned and decommissioned on numerous occasions.But on 2 April 1968 she was decommissioned for the very last time and was struck from the Naval Vessel Registry on 20 December 1971.Since 1988 the Croaker has been on display at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park in Buffalo,N.Y.

Awards-Naval Unit of Commendation,Three Battle Stars.She sank 19,710 tons of shipping.

USS Sullivans DD-537 was a Fletcher-class destroyer.She was the first United States Naval Ship to be named in honor of the five brothers(George,Frank,Joseph,Madison and Albert) aged 20 to 27 who lost their lives when their ship the Juneau was sunk by a japanese submarine during the battle of Guadaicanal on 13 November 1942.After service in both WW II and the Korean War,the Sukkivans was assigned to the 6th fleet and was used as a training ship unti she was decommissioned on 7 January 1965.In 1977,she and the cruiser USS Little Rock (CG-4) Were processeed for donation to the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park in Buffalo,N.Y.The Sullivans was laid down on 10 October 1942 at San Francisco by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation.The name was made official on 6 February 1943 and was launched on 4 April 1943.The Sullivans was commissioned on 30 September 1943 with Commander Kenneth M. Gentry in command.

USS Little Rock CG-4 was one of 27 United States Navy Cleveland-class light cruisers completed during or shortly after WW II and only one of six to be converted to a guided missile cruiser.Commissioned in mid 1945,she was completed to late to see any combat duty during WW II.For the next few years she spent serving her time off the east coast of the US and in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.Like all of her sister ships she was retired in the post-was defense cutbacks becoming part of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet in 1949.In the late 1950's she was converted to a Galvesyon-class guided missile cruiser which involved removing all of her aft guns and rebuilding her aft super structure to accomodate teh Talos missile system.Like most of the Cleveland ships she was so extensively modified forward to become a flagship for the Navy.This involved removal of most of her forward armament to allow for an enlarged super structure.She was recommissioned in 1960 as CLG-4 and in 1975 redesignated CG-4.In her new career she served in the Mediterranean often as the Sixth Fleet Flagship.She was finally decommissioned for the last time in 1976 and is now a museum ship along side the USS Croaker and the USS Sullivans at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park in Buffalo,N.Y.The little Rock was laid down at Cramp Shipbuilding Co. in Philadelphia,Pa. 6 March 1943 and launched on 27 August 1944 and was commissioned 17 June 1945 with Captain William E. Miller in command.In recent years top secret information has since been declassified that the USS Little Rock did carry nuclear weapons on board.

Investigation: Team one of Rob,Rick,Tisha,Kelly and Traci headed to the officers mess hall on the little rock.Once inside the team started an evp session.They also had a handy cam recording everything with them.There was a display room light on behind them.There was no way to turn off the light as it was hard wired into the ship.After asking questions trying to get any type of response,they got nothing after about twenty minutes so the team moved down one deck to the medical room area.Inside the room Rob set a k-2 meter down on the bed next to the light pod on the bed.During their questioning the team was making contact with the spirit of a soldier who was making the k-2 flash to their questions.Turned out this sailor serves on the little rock many years ago.At another time the light pod went off during their questions.This went on for a good twenty minutes before moving on to another area.

Team two of Shawn,Mike,Kevin,Sandy and Clara headed upto the missile bay at the stern of the ship way away from team one.When the team got inside of the bay the team was trying to turn off the lights so it would be dark in there.One handle was found to turn off one bank of lights on one side of the bay.But they couldn't find another handle so they called the guide Ben and he told us that they were hard wired in and couldn't be turned off.So after this Shaw,Kevin and Sandy headed upto the bridge to wait for Mike and Clara to join them.After Mike and Clara made their way upto the bridge the team started an evp session with audio recorders going along with a handy cam recording also.Shawn started spinning the steering wheel,and then Mike and Sandy heard what sounded like a whistle come through one of the tubes on the bridge.Shawn thought it was the wheel squeaking.Then about thirty seconds later while Shawn was turning the wheel again the team heard another whistle come through the tube on the brdige.Shawn stopped turning the wheel to see if it would happen again.They cotinued asking questions until tim called them about a case.So mike and clara headed back to command center to see if it was there but it wasn't.So in the meantime Shawn,Sandy and Kevin headed over to the USS Croaker to investigate the sub.

Once the team found their way off the bridge and to the stairs down to the sub they made their way down into the engine room of the croaker.All of the controls for the engines have been welded in place.Plus on display are dummy torpedos to show people what they looked like and how big they are.They made their way through the tight doorway and halls to the mess area.They sat down on the seats there so they could conduct an evp session.The team still had the handy cam with them so they were still recording video while in the sub.While during the session Sandy was sure that she saw a shadow move between both of the tables and going by shawn.But being so dark in there shawn nor kevin saw this happen.They finished up the session and started moving toward the bow of the sub.During the walk they noticed that all the rooms are now display rooms to show how the men lived in such cramped quarters.In the steering room they noticed that the bridge room above them was sealed off by a piece of plastic so no one could get up there.You could see the periscope but couldn't get to it.Also if you were a big man this sub was not for you as the place was very tight.Once the team made it to the bow they went up the ladder to exit the subto head back to command center to meet up with the rest of the team.

Team one made their way upto the missile bay after the session in the medical room.Even though the lights couldn't be turned off the team decided to investigate anyhow.There were numerous recorders going along with the handy cam with them.During the evp session they did get the same knocking that Britt experienced during ghost hunters.While asking questions the team did get responses to the questions asked.Rob even tried the old shave and a haircut knock but got nothing in return on this one.They continued the session for another thirty minutes with nothing happening now.So the team decided that it was time to head back to command center to see who was there.But as the team was exiting the bay they ran into team two who scared the crap out of them as they exited through the hatch.Both teams discussed what they had experienced while heading back to command center.

Since Mike and Clara left team two they decided why not investigate as another team.They headed back upto the bridge to see if they could get the boson whistle to go off again.Mike was asking whoever it was to pipe certain individuals onto the boat.But he wasn't getting no whistle in response to this.While still asking question both investigators heard what sounded like a metal door close back down the hallway behind them.There was also some shuffling noises like feet moving real fast.After this happened mike and clara went out to the walkway in front of the bridge.To their surprise they saw old helmets still stored in the original cage hanger on the wall.While up their they didn't know shawn and kevin made their way into a small room below them three decks.Shawn radioed mike if they were talking and asked them to be quiet for a few minutes so they could figure out who it was.Mike called shawn back and asked who it was and he said it was coming from down the hallway by them. While they were hearing the talking they both heard what was footsteps walking on the deck above them.Both investigators rushed up to the main deck to see who it was.When they got up there no one was walking.It wasn't anyone from the team as we were weafring sneakers and the sound was of someone wearing boots.This experience was captured on audio to back their experience up.Plus mike and clara were not walking around on the bridge during this.Once mike and clara finished up on the bridge they headed back to command center to meet up with everyone before heading over to the croaker.

Sandy and Traci made up another team as they were being bothered by their backs during the investigation.So at times they went out as another two person team,so they headed over to the USS Sullivans and investigate there.The two started by finding the room where a picture was taken by another team that shows a face looking over a curtain.Sandy and Traci started a evp session in this room.They were attempting to make contact with any of the sullivans brothers in there.With the girls getting no response they headed to the cpo mess hall to conduct another evp session.While they were sitting in this room both were experiencing shadow play.At another point during their session Traci got shoved in her back while sitting at one end of the tables.During another part of their time on the ship Sandy told Traci that she was getting an icy cold feeling on her left side and Traci confirmed this temperature fluctuation.The girls also heard what sounded like light tapping that sounded like morse code.When they asked it to stop,it stopped.At other times when they were there it didn't comply with their questions,so they wrapped up and headed back to the USS Little Rock and command center.

After a good thirty minute break to rest and get refreshed Mike and Clara headed out with a handy cam to investigate the USS Croaker.Mike aimed the camera at the anchor of the little rock to show how big it was,but the camera did nothing to really show the size of it as being there to see it.Upon going down the steps at the bow of the boat and entering the sub,the battery on the handy cam died on them.So all they had was a audio recorder with them.Mike and clara made their way down the tight hallways and bulk heads of the sub.They were looking in the rooms along the way seeing how the sailors lived in such a tight quartered sub.Once they made it to the mess area where the men ate,we sat downto conduct an evp session.We were attempting to make contact with any spirit still on the sub.At one point during the session both investigators heard what sounded like fabric shishing as someone was walking by us.Also miike thought he heard what sounded like movement on the other side of the dorrway that seperates them from the medical room.But neither one could say what it was or where it came from.We continued our session for another ten minutes or so with no luck in getting any responses so we got up and continued moving toward the stern of the sub.Along the way we found the engine room.The engines for this sub were huge in size in order to move this vessel.While we were moving,at a couple times we thought we heard moving or walking behind us.But we really weren't sure so we continued on.Mike and Clara made their way to the ladder to exit the back of the sub,and then headed back to command center.

While everyone else was out investigating Sandy and Traci stayed on the little rock to investigate.So they headed to the officers dining hall while the rest headed to other areas.On board the Sullivans the team headed down to the cpo mess hall to conduct an evp session.As soon as the k-2 was set down on a table it spiked into the red.So to see if it was a emf spike they set down another k-2 down next to it.And as soon as it was set down both k-2's spiked into the red.There shouldn't be any spikes on the meters as all the ships are emf flat,so what was causing it we don't know as it might have been a sign of paranormal activity.Down the hallway to shawn's right where a blue dot of light has been reported by another team,the oswego ghost hunters set up a motion light pod.As our team were investigating the light pod was going on and then off.This was happening very constant.So Shawn decided he was gonna try and debunk this by setting up the laser grid pen down the hallway by the light pod.He set this up for about twenty minutes.During this time the light pod never went off,so this was debunk as not electrical issues.So there was something down the hallway making it go off.Plus it must of been on the intelligent side because there was never any movement in the dots of the grid pen.Then Shawn turned at the right time and he saw the blue dot of light by the ladder at the end of the hallway.Rob was holding the cam corder at this time and it never captured the light pod going off as it was to far out of the ir lights reach.The team then also heard the tapping that sandy and traci heard earlier in the evening that sounded like morse code.After about forty minutes in the sullivans the team decided to wrap up their session and head back to the USS Little Rock and command center.

In the officers mess hall on the USS Little Rock sandy and traci were conducting an evp session while teams were out at other places.While sitting at one of the tables both investigators heard a squeaking door open down the hall with their ears.They were expecting another team to walk into the room with them but to their surprise there was no oone there.Then a few minutes after this both ladies heard a metal banging/clanging sound and then footsteps right after that.Again they waited for another team to come walking in but no one came into the room again.Sandy and Traci continued with the session hoping that they caught everything they just heard with their ears.To their surprise during review the footsteps,the squeaking door and the banging were all captured on audio.They continued with the session for another ten minutes before ending and heading back to command central.Both women had some great experiences that were backed up.When they got back to command center,they saw Shawn,Mike,Rick and Clara about to leave for the USS Sullivans for shawn to get what they did before.Before the team left both ladies told them about what just happened.

So to finish off the night Shawn,Mike,Rick and Clara headed over to the Sullivans and down to the cpo mess hall.Once the team made it to the mess hall shawn set a k-2 meter down on one of the tables to see if it would spike like it did before.After it sat there for a few minutes the meter did spike but not into the red like it did before.So shawn moved it over to another table to see if it would spike higher for them.While this was going on the light pod down the hallway was still going on and off.The team kept asking questions and at times they were getting responses back from the k-2 meter.Rick then got up and moved the meter to the back most table and set the flashlight trick up next to it.Mike was holding the handy cam recording this.So everyone took a turn asking a question to try and get a response.During this the k-2 meter never spiked once but when shawn asked a question the flashlight turned on and stayed on for a few minutes.While the flashlight was on the light pod stopped going on and off like whatever was down there came up and turned the light on.Then after this the k-2 meter spiked up into the red like it did before.The flashlight turned off after a few minutes and then the light pod started going on and off again.Then the flashlight went back on after rick asked a question.This happened a couple more times before it turned off and never cameback on.So the team saw that it was getting time to start wrapping up they stopped their session and headed back to the USS Little Rock and command center to start breaking down all the equipment to head home.With all of the equipment we had with us we had to make sure every cable,every recorder every single piece of equipment was packed up and ready to travel home.Once everything was broke down and packed up the team left for home for some well deserved rest for a few days before starting to review all of the evidence.

Oswego Ghost Hunters will post their oown case report on their website.Thanks for helping us guys we appreciate it.

Evidence Found: Soul Searchers had a very hard task on this investigation as they were on these ships for 5 plus hours.So with 20 plus hours on the dvr and 5 plus hours on each handy cam and numerous audio devices.It was an endless task to view and listen to everything.There were some good evp's captured during this investigation along with some good footage of two k-2 meters spiking on the uss sullivans in the main gally.Also captured on the sullivans in the same area another hand held captured the flashlight trick,along with a k-2 meter next to it spike a couple times when the flashlight went on.So in all after everything was reviewed some good evidence was captured.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes with everything that they captured that night that half is on the intelligent side and the other half is on the residual side.With all evidence captured and reviewed by the team Soul Searchers believes there is high activity at this location.Soul Searchers believes that the men who served our country still roam the decks and halls of the USS CROAKER,the USS SULLIVANS and the USS LITTLE ROCK.Soul Searchers would also like to thank the Buffalo Naval Yard and John Branning for letting us investigate this historic location.Soul Searchers would also like to thank our tour guide that night Ben for all of the information he gave us on all three ships.Soul Searchers will be booking another investigation for this place next year.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Kelly,Rob,Sandy,Traci,Tisha,Clara,Kevin.Rick James

Oswego Ghost Hunters-Tim,Rob,Sandy

Weather Conditions: Partly Cloudy,Breezey and Cool
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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4/19/2014

Fleming Private Residence Revisit




Union Springs,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: All claims sre the same.Only new claim is that owners mother was over and before she left it felt like a little kid tug on her pant leg trying to get her attention.

History: All history is the same.No new history on the property or home to report.

Investigation: Soul Searchers met at their office at around seven twenty pm.The team packed up all of the equipment into Mike's car.Once they were sure everything was packed up the team made the ten minute drive to the residence.Once there Mike introduced the rest of the team to the home owner.Mike gave the others a fast tour of the home and recommened some different camera angles for tonights investigation.Kelly,Sandy and Kevin started to get all the cameras set on tripods and the dvr system set up also.Once all cameras were set and cables run for everything the team went lights out to start the investigation.

Team one of Rob and Kevin started by heading to the basement of the home.In the basement Rob set a light pod down on the floor to the right of the stairs.They let the pod reset itself,and after about another thirty seconds the pod came on by itself.After this they moved the light pod onto the third set down going into the basement just to see what happens.They would start to walk away and the pod would comeon.So they let it reset itself,and everytime they mentioned they were leaving the light pod would light up again,and it wasn't them as they weren't moving.This went on for about ten to fifteen minutes before they headed into the house.Once inside the house the team headed to the master bedroom area.

Once inside the master bedroom Rob did an emf sweep of the entire room to see if there were any high emf spikes in the area.After this sweep the team then started a evp session.Both were asking questions and were getting very little response in return.They were also trying to get the owners old dog midnight to comeout and play with them.At one point both of them thought they heard what sounded like a dog whine or whimper.They said this happened twice and didn't think much of it as they didn't know anything about a dog spirit being there.After a half hour or so Rob and Kevin headed into the living room area of the home.Rob set a light pod down by the wood stove in the living room.They were trying toget whatever was there to turn it on for them.At one point in the living room investigation the light pod did come on by itself.But neither one was by it to turn on.They were asking for anything to respond to their knocks they were asking for.The team out on the porch did hear a response to their knocks right in front of them by the tv in the living room.Rob and Kevin wrapped up the first part of the investigation of the residence after about an hour and headed back to command center on the front porch.Team two of Kelly and Sandy waited another fifteen minutes before heading into the house to let it have a pause.

Team two of Kelly and Sandy entered the home and headed to the master bedroom to start their part of the investigation.Once in the master bedroom they proceeded with an evp session.While asking questions,kelly thought she heard what sounded like knocking sounds.They couldn't find a source upon checking to see where the knocks were coming from.Kelly did a knocking test to see if they could get any responses and they got nothing to reply.While asking questions,Sandy said she saw what appeared to be a black shadow mass move off of the bed and move from right to left and then disappear in front of the night table.After a while with getting no responses to their questions,the team moved out of the master bedroom and into the living room.

Once in the living room,the team sat down and conducted another evp session.At one point during the session Kelly and Sandy both felt as though they were being watched by someone or something in the dining room.Upon asking some question Sandy got what felt like a cobweb sensation on the back of her neck and Kelly also got a tingling sensation on her arms.She also said that it felt as though something or someone tugged on the back of her necklace.After spending quite some time in the living room,Kelly and Sandy then proceeded to move to the basement of the house.Once the team got into the basement both Kelly and Sandy had the distinct feeling that they were not alone down there.They both felt that the air was much heavier and thicker down there.They felt as though whatever was there,didn't want them down there.During their evp session Kelly thought she heard a sound come from behind Sandy,and Sandy thought the sound came from behind Kelly.They weren't getting any responses during their evp session,so they decided to go back to command center.

After a half hour break Rob,Kelly and the home owner went back into the house to finish off the investigation for the night.They headed to the master bedroom in the back of the house.Once in the bedroom they started an evp session where the home owner tried to bring out the spirit of her deceased dog.During the first investigation Mike did hear a couple whines inside the bedroom.Also during evidence review for this revisit an evp of a dog barking was caught on mike's recorder in the living room.The bark sounded like it came from the master bedroom.The team continued in the bedroom for another fifteen to twenty minutes with not much in the lines of activity happening in return.So the team finished up and headed to the dining room area and sat at the table.They were conducting an evp session asking for knocks of any type of barking.While at the table Rob was hearing movement and sounds coming from the master bedroom.Kelly in return was getting an uneasy feeling coming from behind her in the living room area.Once the team felt as though they spent enough time in the house they ended their evp session and went backout to command center.Once out on the porch Rob asked Mike what he thought.With the lack of activity happening at this time he decided it was time to end the investigation and to pack up and head back to the office and then home.After all the equipment was broke down and packed up Soul Searchers thanked the home owner for having us back and then left.

Evidence Found: Soul Searchers returned to this nice residence for a revisit.With over 16 hours of dvr footage to review and and audio devices to review,it was another long task to review all evidence in a timely manner for the home owner.Nothing was found on the dvr cameras to report.There were only a handful of evp's captured this time around.For some reason that night the house had a whole different feeling to it.The first time here the house was alot more active and this time it seems as though the activity was very minimal.But two evp's did produce what sounded like a dog barking inside the house.There were no dogs around the house.The home owner did own a dog named midnight before the dog passed away.This was a good piece of evidence captured.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers was happy to do a revisit to this nice residence.The team is in agreement that this resisdence has medium activity.Some of this still on the intelligent side.We'll be talking with the owner in the future to do another investigation of this residence in the future.

Investigators: Mike,Kelly,Rob,Sandy,Kevin

Weather Conditions: Clear and cool
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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3/29/2014

Palmyra Historical Society




Palmyra,N.Y.


Claims of Activity: Palmyra Historical Museum Claims.Downstairs a cabinet door opens and closes.In the front room,there could be some energy attached to some of the items.In Rose's room or the gentlemen's parlor,alot of wedding dresses are displayed from different time periods.Upstairs in the medicine room a vortex is said to be in the middle of the room.People often get dizzy,some get headaches,being off balance and generally a sick feeling.In the music room people often hear "my country tis of thee."In the doll and toy room,dolls move on their own.Creepy sounds of dolls talking also can be heard at times.The mourning room contains the service box,so alot of creaks and pops are heard.This can also be because of high emf's.Upstairs in the attic Bonnie and other workers found a headstone that belonged to a gentleman named Frank.They later moved the headstone outside to a cemetary.They report Frank being very angry with what they did.

Phelps General Store Claims.In the store shadow cats are seen along with noises with all sorts of smells also.Upstairs is where shadow cats are also seen and heard meowing.In the women's parlor the spirit of a little girl named Holly is said to hide under a table.She plays with toys and dolls that previous people have left behind for her.It's said she'll only talk and interact with females in the room.In the side room the old piano plays by itself at times.Mrs Phelps has been seen playing it on occasion.The dining room is where a class a evp was caught before of a voice saying "i am."Also near the end of the tour two members heard an audible humm come from behind them or from the upstairs area.In Sybil's room upstairs noises can often be heard.The sewing room has her trunk that she used to travel with.At times the trunk shakes because Sybil doesn't like it to be covered up.Going upstairs a white light has been seen hovering in the middle of the stairs.

History: Palmyra Historical Society Museum.23 rooms with the oldest part built in 1826 as a boarding house.John Rifenburg and his family ran this facility until the late 1940's.The building was located on William St.-one block to the west.Three small bungalows,two two story homes were on Market St. next to the tenant house.1964 a terrible fire broke out and one of these homes was totally lost with the death of seven people.The other homes were damaged beyond repair.The 23 room building was moved from William St. to Market St. in Sept. of 1976 on the site of this terrible fire.The museum opened in 1977 and today there are some 23 themed rooms plus the attic and an unfinished basement.

Phelps General Store.Built in 1826 as a rental property and rented out to serve as a business(store-bakery-tavern.)The only way to get upstairs was from a beautiful door on the second floor with a double staircase.The upstairs door is still there and is in the middle of the upstairs hall.There was also a backdoor to the back yard which now leads to the collection room.The boarding house offered at least 7 bedrooms and a dining room with two parlors and a kitchen.Canal travelers would stay in this place since it was the only business on the corner just steps from the old erie canal.The Phelps family bought this property in 1868 post civil war.William Phelps transformed the building to have 2 storage rooms where the original downstairs door and upstairs door were.William Phelps put in a stairway for the entrance and exit for family and guests,seperate from the patrons.108 years the Phelps family lived in this house.Son Julius closed the store in 1940 leaving it the way it is seen today.Continuing to live upstairs with his wife and daughter Sibyl.Sibyl was a spiritualist for 108 years.They had no running water or electricity in this building.Sibyl passed away in 1976 and the house was left as a time capsule.

Investigation: Soul Searchers made the long trip to historic palmyra where they arrived around 7:3- p.m.The team was met by Bonnie Hays who runs the historical society.She gave the team a tour of both buildings gining us the claims of activity and hot spots.While the team was in the Phelps General Store upstairs the team was moving from Holly's room to the dining room.Mike and Shawn both heard what sounded like a humm coming from either the hallway area behind the last investigator who came into the room or it came from the third floor area.Shawn counted all members to make sure they were with us.No one else heard this.Have to wait til the evidence review to see if this was captured.Once the tour was complete the team started to set up the dvr system in the store while cameras were stationed in four areas upstairs.After set up Soul Searchers broke down into two teams.Team one had Mike,Sandy,Traci and Alyssa.Team two consisted of Shawn,Kelly,Tisha,Clara and Kevin.Team one started in the general store and team two headed over to the museum.

Team one started upstairs in the living area of the general store.Mike and Alyssa went upto the third floor while Sandy and Traci staarted in the aarea where the spirit of Holly is supposed to be at.Mike and Alyssa went into a room that was rented by a gambler named Jack.They had recorders and a hand held camera recording while they were conducting an evp session.On a previous investigation a team left a deck a cards there,so they kept asking jack if he wanted to play poker so they got the deck out and delt out a hand to see if this would bring jack's spirit out,but it didn't.While this was happening both members thought they heaard a sigh come from the other side of the room.Alyssa also thought she heard footsteps outside in the hallway which Mike heard too,but with the wind blowing outside we weren't sure if it wasn't the building rocking due to this.

Downstairs Sandy and Traci were conducting their own evp session trying to make contact with the little girl Holly in the living room.They did experience some emf spikes with the k-2 meter.Both tried to trace the spikes to a source but couldn't find that source.The spikes came and went that fast.So it could of been Holly making her presence known to them.The women moved into thew dining room area trying to make contact with any spirit that might be in there.Once in the dining room they then heard what sounded like a doll talk back in the living room.Both investigators went back into the living room where they heard Mike and Alyssa start down the steps to join them on the second floor.Since Holly doesn't like men around Mike told the women to go back into that room while he sat down in the sofa room with the piano that plays by itself.The women started an evp session and while during this session Traci looked out into the hallway and by the foot of the steps to the third floor she clearly saw a shadow standing there.This happened outside of the dvr caamera that was set up in the dining room.So this was just a personnal experience.Mike was using the hand held camera trying to catch any movement in the hallway since the shadow was seen.All three women that sat in the chair next to the table experienced the chair shake or squeak a little,but couldn't figure out what was causing this.It still could of been caused by the wind blowing outside shaking the building.After they covered the floors the team headed back to command ceter to wait for team two to return from the museum.

Team two started their investigation on the second floor of the museum where Shawn set up the flashlight trick down at the end of the hallway by the doll room.Just after hhe set the light up Shawn started to walk away and the flashlight came on.He asked Kelly to see where his hands where at and she said by your side which was noted on a recorder and the hand held camera Shawn had.The team started an evp session and were getting some direct answers to the questions they were asking.The light would go on and turn off.It was in direct response to the questions.Until near the end of the questioning the flashlight just stayed on and never turned off again.Clara and Kevin were at the other end of the hallway by the back steps conducting their own evp session away from the others.They heard what sounded like footsteps right by them on the stairs but still with the wind it was hard to determine this to be paranormal.So they rejoined the others at the other end and headed downstairs to the main floor of the museum.

Once downstairs the team satdown in the chairs and started an evp session with recorders and the hand hald camera recording anything and everything in the room.The team then heard what sounded like distinct footsteps coming from back upstairs in the hallway.The team continued asking questions along with also asking if they could knock or bang on anything to let them know something was there with them,but no response in return.But during this session the team heard what sounded like a cabinet door open ever so slightly and then close.After this happened Shawn got a call from Mike asking if they wanted to switch locations.Team two finished up there session in this area dna then headed back over to the Phelps Store.But once outside they found out that the rain turned over to a heavy wet snow.

The teams regrouped back in the general store area to take a break before heading out to different areas.The store looked like it was in a time capsule with all the old boxes of detergent and other items left behind.Everything was so preserved.Once the teams had a good thirty minute break team one headed over to the museum to start their second part of the investigation.Once they inside the building they met with Bonnie for a few minutes to see what was happening.She asked us what we got in the general store and everything.We just told her a few things but have to wait til we review all the evidence we captured..But Bonnie did tell us a few things that happened while we were on break.She heard the cabinet door squeak open and close and then she also heard what sounded like two kids giggling out in the main room on the first floor.After Bonnie gave us this we moved out into the main room to conduct and evp session with audio and video recording at all times now.While during this session the gteam heard what sounded like footsteps upstairs in the hallway too.A minute or two later they heard what sounded like something metal slide on the floor in one of the rooms above them.Also it sounded like something else was dropped on the floor right above them too.During this time the team also thought they heard a female voice come from the room where Rose lived in.Mike while sitting down and facing that room thought he saw a shadow arm come down from top to the bottom of the dorr like someone was trying to get my attention.But this was not captured after reviewing the hand held footage.

Once the team decided that with they heard upstairs it was time to go upstairs where they were hearing the noises and footsteps.Once they got upstairs the team started walking down the hallway towards the flashlight that was still on.While going past the first doorway into the toy room Alyssa heard what sounded like a giggle come from inside the room to her right.This might of been captured on the hand held camera or stationary recorder in that room.That would have to wait til evidence got reviewed.The team moved from the one end going in and out of each room doing a quick evp session and emf sweep along the way.They moved back towards the other end of the hallway with the medical room and other theme rooms.When the team got by the medical room Sandy noticed the flashlight turned off followed by laugh that all three women heard from the other end where the flashlight is.The team went back to the staircase and watched as the light came back on.So they started asking questions to see if it would happen again.At times the light just flickered like a candle but never turned back off.While this was happening Mike was hearing what sounded like footsteps coming from the main floor room.The steps would walk towards Roses room then stop and turn around and start to walk away.Sandy asked Mike if it was Bonnie walking around downstairs.He said yes until he noticed there was no flashlight beam.Bonnie told everyone on the team never go anywhere without a flashlight.So after the second set of footsteps Mike went downstairs to see where Bonnie was at,and when he went into the store area of the museum he found Bonnie sitting at the table in front of a heater.Mike asked Bonnie if she was just walking around out in the main room and she said no.After Mike found this out he headed back upstairs to rejoin the women who were still asking questions with nothing happening to the flashlight.But in the meantime Mike once again heard the footsteps downstairs.The steps sounded like someone walking around in boots.The team continued their session upstairs with nothing happening with the flashlight so the team wrapped it up and headed back down to the store area where they waited for team two to come back over to the museum.

Team two made their way upstairs to the living area of the Phelps General Store.The team started on the second floor room where Holly is supposed to be at and try and make contact with her.The three women sat down by the table where Holly is supposed to hide under trying to communicate with her.Shawn and Kevin stayed over by the couch and piano recording with the hand held what was going on in the other room.The women were getting no response to their questions so Shawn and Kecin decided to go upstairs to the third floor while the women stayed on the second still trying to communicate with any spirit there.With the men upstairs and nothing happening Shawn and Kevin headed back down to the women and told them to keep going while they went back to command center and watch from there.The women continued with their session for about another half hour with not much of anything happening so they headed back downstairs to command center to meet up with Shawn and Kevin.

Shawn radioed Mike and said let's finish up over in the museum for the night.Once team two made it through the blizzard outside they broke down to where 3 or 4 went into the basement and the rest went upstairs.Mike saatdown at the top of the stairs to see if he the footsteps happened again in front of other members,but they didn't.The team that went into the basement said it was the creepiest spot of the whole night.After spending about fifteen minutes down there the team made their way back upstairs the rest of the team.Since it was almost two in the morning Shawn and Mike decided it was time that Soul Searchers should break down and wrap it up for the night.Soul Searchers broke down all of the equipment and recorders for the night and stored everything into the two vehicles for the drive home.Everyone thanked Bonnie for the hospitality and great time we had.Before we left for home both cars had to have all the snow brushed off of them.The roads were a mess all the way home and took longer than normal.Once back at the office we stored all of the equipment and left to get some much needed sleep before reviewing everything.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had the task of reviewing over twenty hours of video footage on the dvr along with three hours a piece on both hand held cameras.Numerous audio devicces were used during the investigation.All of those hours were reviewed to see if any possible evp's were captured during the investigation.Nothing was found on the dvr system,and both hand helds had some minor things on them.But with the wind blowing outside and the rain,it will be determined at evidence review what could be used as evidence.Also an audible humm was heard in the general store.Have to see if this was captured during the walk through.After all of the audio was reviewed there were quite a few good evp's captured at this historic location.

Activity Level: Since Soul Searchers changed their name from picny,this is the first time they returned to this beautiful location.With what they caught on the previous investigation and what they experienced and caught during this investigation.Soul Searchers is proud to say that there is high activity at this location.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Kelly,Sandy,Traci,Alyssa,Kevin,Clara,Tisha

Weather Conditions: Severe rainstorm changed over to a heavy wet snow and cloudy.
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11/22/2013

Private Dairy Farm Scipio




Scipio, NY


Claims of Activity: This site was a working dairy farm from 1907 to somewhere in the late 1990's.The current owner and some of his workers have seen a shadow in the horse barn.In the dairy barn another shadow person has been seen at times.Also in the dairy barn footsteps have been heard in the loft area by one of the workers.They were so real that the worker thought someone was going to walk down the steps and comeout the door.But no one was there when he looked up there.

History:

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived for their investigation at the dairy farm around eight o'clock pm.Since Shawn and Mike did a preinterview and a walk through,Shawn knew where to setup all the cameras.All four cameras were setup in different areas of the two buildings.One camera was in the horse barn main floor.Camera two was setup in the loft of the horse barn.Camera three was setup in the dairy barn main floor and the last camera was setup in the loft area of the dairy barn.Once the cameras were set and the angles were right,the team went lights out and started the investigation.Team one of Shawn and Nick started in the dairy barn.They set a light pod down on the floor in view of the camera.After a few minutes of asking questions they proceeded upstairs to the loft area.The team spent most of their time investigating up here.At one point Shawn thought he heard a woman mumble something.There were no women with this team.The closest was team two in the horse barn.After about an hour the team headed back to command central with team two.

Team two of Sany and Alyssa started on the main floor of the horse barn where a shadow figure has been seen by the owner and one of his workers.They had audio and video recording,trying to capture any evp's or any type of movement around them.The team moved around the area attempting to maake contact with no such luck in this area.They then decided to move upto the loft area of the horse barn.Once upstairs they settled into an area to start an evp session,trying to make contact with anything there.At a couple different times they thought they heard movement around and behind them.Turned out it was the wind and rain causing these sounds.Sandy at one point thought that she heard a low female voice like Shawn did in the dairy barn.After this team two concluded their time in the loft area after an hour,and proceeded back to command central to meet up with team one.

The team took about a good half hour break before everyone headed back over to the dairy barn.They then proceeded to the loft area an investigate where the female could of come from.During their time in this area,the team thought they saw some type of shadow block out light coming in through one of the windows.They weren't sure if this was captured on the hand held camera or not.This happened a few times while they were there.During their time in the loft the team explored every area of the loft to see what could cause some of these claims.While the team was in the loft they didn't know that back in the horse barn that camera two fell to the ground.After the team finished up in the dairy barn loft they headed back to command central and noticed on the monitor that the picture in camera two was screwed up.The team went to the horse barn to see what couild of happened to the camera.When they got there the gate was shut for no reason.The triesd to debunk this as the wind,but the wind that night was north to south and not west to east.Whatever they tried it didn't add up to what happened to the camera.So they set the camera back up and finish up the investigation around midnight or so.The team proceeded to break down all the equipment and head home.

Evidence Review: All the evidence is currently under review.All footage on the dvr system has been reviewed with three things captured on camera.The first was a light pod in the dairy barn going off with no one around it.The second was during setup when in camera 3 something came in and started moving a box lid up and down.A shadow was seen in that area in the camera.The third was a camera falling down on it's own.You see the gate close by itself,but this does not cause the camera to fall down.Also the gate did not catch the cord of the camera.The wind didn't do this either.The team did try and debunk this,but to no avail they couldn't figure it out.Also all the audio has been reviewed with some good evp's captured.The hand held handy cam's were all reviewed with nothing captured on them.

Activity Level: With all the evidence gathered at the dairy farm,Soul Searchers believe that there is moderate activity at this location.Soul Searchers will be talking with the owner about returning when the weather is much warmer.

Investigators: Shawn,Traci,Sandy,Alyssa,Nick
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9/6/2013

Fleming Private Residence




Union Springs, NY


Claims of Activity: Shadows have been seen moving room to room.Footsteps heard in the attic,where no one goes.Also footsteps heard in the house.Creepiness and uneasy feeling in the basement.Homeowners don't like going down there.A face has been seen in one of the windowsof the door going into the garage.At one point homeowners car keys came up missing for a two week period.They blamed the youngest son for this.They were found later sitting on top a candle on the dining room table.Voices have been heard coming from the basement through the vent system.A blouse that the wife waanted to wear one time came up missing.The blouse was later found in the basement,folded up nice and neat and clean sitting in the middle of dirt and cobwebs.Another claim is that a frying pan lifted out of a basket on the counter and flew across the room just missing the homeowner.Doors going into the master bedroom used to swing open by themselves,but after carpet got installed only one door opens now against the grain.This isn't from the wind or a breeze as it is very hard to open the door by itself.

History: This residence waas built back in 1922.The residence burned down on three seperate occasions.The first being back in the late 20's.From 1934-1968 there was only one family that lived in this house.Then from 1968-1998 there were numerous owners of this residence.Also the previous owners before the current ones lived here and after a year moved out and currently live in a trailor on the property next to this house.The current owners have lived here since 1998.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the residence and were greeted by the home owners.Since Shawn and Mike had a tour of the home they knew where they wanted the cameras setup.The team unloaded the equipment and started setting up command central on the enclosed front porch.Cameras were setup in the hotspots of the house.Stationary recorders were placed in the attic and in the master bedroom.After setup was complete team one of Shawn and Sandy started their investigation by going into the basement.The team set two light pods out on the basement floor.The team also took a handycam with them and also had an audio recorder.While team one started,Mike,Traci and the homeowners heard an audible voice come from the living room area.All four heard it.

The team started an evp session trying to make contact with a spirit by the name of Mrs. Bailey.There is also a strong male spirit said to be at this residence,but no name has been found on who it is.They started off by asking the saame questions,and then asked questions that went outside the box.They vary from all the basic ones everyone asks.Also noted on the camera,was that the one light pod by the furnace came on by itself with no one around it.You have to be within three feet of it,and no one was near it.At one point Shawn thought he saw what appeared to be a shadow move by the steps into the basement.The team continued here for about thirty minutes til they decide to move upstairs to the dining room area.Once they were sitting at the dining room table another evp session was started,with audio and video recording still.Shawn looked over by the wood stove to see a shadow poke it's head up and down.This wasn't picked up oon video.The team did get a few other things to happen around them while in the dining room.After another thirty minutes in this area the team finished up their part and headed back to command central tpo take a break and let team two of Mike and Traci head into the house to investigate.

Team two of Mike and Traci headed into the house and went to the master bedroom with audio and video recording.Once inside the bedroom they were talking about something when out of no where they heard what sounded like a dog whimper come from inside the bedroom near them.This was captured on the recorder and on the handycam.The team continued investigating the bedroom,when Traci started doing the shave and a haircut knock.Mike also tried doing the same shave and a haircut trying to get a response also.But they got nothing in return.While during their time in the bedroom,Mike heard footsteps on the deck out behind the house.He thought the deck came along the back of the house behind this room.When they went out to check on the footsteps,Mike found out that the deck doesn't come over that far.So this was interesting.This wasn't picked up on any recorder.Still asking questions in the bedroom,both investigators heard another dog whimper very clearly again.There were no dogs in the house and the owners previous dog died some years ago.Once the team felt they hit the bedroom long enough,they headed out to the dining room area and sat down at the table.

Once the team moved to the dining room,they settled down into a couple chairs to conduct another evp session trying to make contact with any spirit that might be around them.Mike asked if any spirit could make a knock after he did a knock.He did get a knock in response to one of his knocks.He also tried doing the shave and a haircut again.But he didn't get any response again in return.The team continued their session in the dining room for another 10 minutes untill it was time to finish up and head back to command central.Back at command central team two told them about what they experience in the master bedroom.

After team two finished with what they were talking about team one headed back down to the basement trying to make contact with Mrs Bailey again.Also the light pod went off again by itself with no one around it.This time downstairs the team setup a flashlight attempting to do the flashlight trick.They were asking questions and getting direct responses to them in return.While during the flashlight trick the light pod by the furnace came on again with no oone around it.Shawn tried another experiment by setting a walkie talkie down by the flashlight in the basement and came back upstairs to command central.Shawn asked for the flahlight to come on and it came on,on cue.He asked it to turn off and it did.He did this for about ten minutes with it responding to his questions.So we really don't know what to make of this whether it is paranormal or not.Shawn,Sandy and Traci went back down into the basement.While going into the basement,Traci heard what sounded like a laugh right in front of her.No oone else heard this,but it later captured and found on the handycam.The team did a ten minute evp session,before heading back upstairs to the living room area.They asked a few questions,and tried knocking to get a response.Once they finished the team moved into the youngest sons room to see why he doesn't like it in there.Sandy did and emf sweep to find any high emf's in the room.No high emf's were found.The spent about fifteen minutes in his room with nothing happening so the team went back to command center to wrap up the investigation.

The team started breaking down all the equipment til the owners wife came in and got Mike to come back to the master bedroom with her.At the french doors to the bedroom she said once you get in there tell me what you smell.When she opened the door the distinct smell of cigarettes could be smelled.Traci and Shawn also came into the room and smelled the samething.No one smoked in the house the whole night while we were there.The owners went loutside to smoke.The only people in the room all night were Traci and Mike and the home owner to get his medication.So where this strong smell came from no one knows.This was a very interesting experience.After this the team finmished breaking down all of the equipment.The team thanked the owners for a very interesting night of investigating.The equipment got packed up in the vehicle.They said good night and headed home for a long week or so of evidence review.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had alot of evidence to review from this investigation.Four cameras from the dvr sytem that added up to 20 hours of video to review in realtime.Upon reviewing all of the dvr footage,the video yielded no visible movement of any kind.The camnera in the basement did capture the team doing the flashlight trick with it coming on after questions were asked.Even when the team wasn't around the flashlight it still came on ,so some of this wasn't paranormal.The camera also picked up one of the motion lights coming on at a few times when no one was around it.Only one sony handycam was used during the investigation.This camera did pick up a few evp's along with what two investigators heard in the master bedroom of a dog whimper.After all audio was reviewed it yielded some good results.A voice saying u gou it was caught.Also a whistle was caught,and also a male laughing was captured when the team was heading back into the basement.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers did capture some good evp's during their investigation at this residence.The team feels with what they captured that there is moderate activity at this location.There seems to be paranormal activity with it being on the intelligent side.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Traci,Sandy
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7/20/2013

Fort Ontario




Oswego, NY


Claims of Activity: The claims at Fort Ontario are numerous and are all over the fort.In the enlisted men's barracks footsteps have been heard on the second floor of the building,when no one is up there.Also a womans voice was captured in here on a audio recorder.Back in the day no women were allowed in here so that's a good piece of evidence caught.Behind the building in the East Artillery Casemate cigar smoke has been smelled.This is believed to be the spirit of an old sgt. that used to be stationed here at the fort.Also shadows have been seen in this casemate.When a laser grid pen was setup some of the green dots were blacked out by something moving in front of it.Good evp'd have been captured here in the form of sentences.During the ghost walk,what appeared to be shadow legs were seen walking down the hallway at us.Then later with the same group that night Mike saw a shadow head look around a corner at him.The same shadow head was seen later by a father and his son that night.

In officers barracks one,Caroline was working one morning here and saw what appeared to be a skirt of a woman go by her.No one else was in the fort yet.There also have been evp's of a womans voice captured here also.During the ghost walk again,Tim heard a moan come from the third floor while we were sitting in the hallway.Just over a minute later it sounded like someone dropped something heavy on the floor above us.No one in the room heard this.In officers barracks two the second and third floors are very active.Variuos k2 sessions have yielded great results during the ghost walk.Also various evp's have been captured here also.

History: The first fortification of the fort was located where the current Fort Ontario is located at.This was built by the British in 1755 and it was called "The Fort of the Six Nations."The fort was built ro accommodate 300 men.This fort was later destroyed by the French under the rule of the Marquis de Montcalm in August 1756 along with all British defences at Oswego.Montcalm later destroyed Fort William Henry at Lake George N.Y.

The secvodn construction of the fort was built at the same location,which began in 1759.This fort was a earth and timber fortification that was built according to the new Europeon Military Technology.This new fort was designed to accommodate 500 men.This design also included casemates,timber barracks and a dry moat,and outer earth works.Fort Ontario was used during the American Revolution,during the battle of Saratoga,Oriskany,and the seige of Fort Stanwix in 1777.The British abandoned the Fort leaving it vuknerable to attack.

In 1778 the second fort was destroted by american troops.The British later reoccupied Oswego in 1782 and rebuilt Fort Ontario for the third time in the history of the fort.Later in 1796 the Fort was turned over to the United States.The Americans did little work to the Fort before and during the war of 1812.Under manned and only having six condemned cannons,Fort Ontario was attacked and destroyed by over whelmimg British land and Naval forces in May of 1814

The threat of another invasion by Greaat Britian and by British held Canada caused the U.S. to regarrison the ruined post in 1838,Between 1839 and 1844,the present day Fort Ontario was vuilt of earth and timber.It was made to only house 120 men now.It was the failure of Congress to give the necessary funds for major improvements after 1872.Then in 1901 Fort Ontario was abandoned.

The fort found new life in 1903 and 1905 when the U.S. expanded the post to battalion size.The old fort was abandoned again until 1928.Between 1944 and 1946,Fort Ontario was uswd as a emergency refugee center,for victims of the holocaust.Later in 1946 the Fort was then transferred to the State of New York to initially house veterans and their families during the post war period.The development to make the Fort a State Historic site began in 1949.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at 7 pm at Fort Ontario along with some of the other teams that were to investigate the fort this night.We met up inside the main entrance to the fort.After everyone was set signing their waiver,Caroline gave us a tour of the fort,and giving us some information on what happened in each location.Caroline also didn't give out to much info about each area,so we could find out for ourselves on activity and what we might experience.She also wanted to see if it coincided with what others have experienced there.Once the tour was complete,Caroline let each team go about setting up their equipment in whatever area they wanted to.Soul Searchers decided on Officers Quarters 2 to set up their dvr system with 4 cameras and a stationary recorder also inside this building.It was such a very nice night out,that the team decided to set command central up outside in the parade ground.Three cameras were setup inside of OQ2,and one was setup outside pointing at a railing and walkway where a light was captured in a picture.The light in the picture was later determined that it was an old century who would patrol the post with an old style lantern.After all the cameras were setup Caroline went lights out and Soul Searchers broke into two teams.Team one was Matt and Mike,and team two was Shawn,Rob and Sandy.

Team one headed upto the Bastion E,west artillery casemate.Matt and Mike had an audio recorder and a handhald handycam.Before they went in both devices were turned on so as to capture any type of evidence.Once inside the team started an evp session and promptly got an audible voice in the casemate that said "hhhmmmm."They waalked to the back of the casemate where this was heard,still asking questions along the way.No one was back there.But in the process they couldn't figure out where this voice came from.Both investigators looked around for a few minutes still asking questions with no audible voices,so they headed back out to the main room of the casemate.Once there Mike saw a light on the wall get blacked out and when Matt moved to see this,he noticed what was a shadow move to his left,Mike went around the column to check this out but nothing was there.After this incident both team members sat down on a couple ledges.Again Mike noticed the light on the end wall there and then get blacked out again.This time Matt noticed it this time.Both investigators got up to check this out.The porthole shutters were closeed,so only a sliver of light was coming in from a street light,but it wasn't hitting the wall.This light was hitting the floor.So what the light on the wall was the team couldn't figure it out.

Team two started their part of the investigation in offficers quarters 2 on the top floor.Before they entered the building audio and video recording devices were turned on.Once to the top floor Shawn,Rob and Sandy started an evp session.Shawn and Rob started the session with alternating questions.Sandy was using the mel meter,looking for any type of high emf spikes and any temperture fluctuations also.Sandy did report that there were a few odd readings that she couldn't figure out where the slight spike waas coming from.After the top floor was complete the team moved down to the next floor.Another evp session was started with the hopes of communicating with any spirit who might be near by.The team did a complete sweep of the seecond floor,with maybe the odd creek here and there.But in the end the team didn't really get any audible voices or anything like a knock.They then went back to command central to take a short break and meet up with Matt and Mike.Caroline then sounded the bell to signal that it's time to switch areas.Soul Searchers then headed to officers quarters 1 to start the next part of the investigation.

The team entered oq1,and proceeded to the third floor to investigate this area.When they got up there the team broke off into two rooms.An evp session was started with audio and video recording trying to capture any type of movement or voices.Sandy was by the stairs using the mel meter looking for any emf fluctuations.At one point she got a 3.4 that another team member saw on the screen.Matt and Mike stayed in one room while the others went into the hallway,and the room across the hall.At another point Matt and Mike heard a distince knock come from inside their room,and Rob who was just outside the door also heard this knock.It was found later while reviewing evidence.Once the team finished their evp session up here they moved down to the second floor to continue investigating.

Once the team was on the second floor they settled into the front room on the right after coming off the stairs.All audio and video was still recording everything.Sandy was still by the stairs with the mel meter looking for more high emf spikes.While asking questions Sandy got a spike of 5.4 for a few seconds.It went down to a 2.3 and then down to a 0 real fast.It was something went by her to go down the stairs.The team continued to ask questions of the time period the spirits were in.The team asked questions like,what's your name,what's your rank,what was your company name,what wayour battalion called.But still no audible responses were heard.That's not to say it wasn't captured on audio.Then Matt suggested that we move downstairs to the first floo to finish before our time was up in this building.Shawn,Matt and Rob were walking through the other room while Mike just turned around in the dorrway and headed for the stairs.Just before the three exited the room,a clear female voice can be heard saying something behind them back in the room.Everyone on the team heard this and Shawn replayed his recorder to see if he caught this and he did.During evidence review the camera picked it up also.After this the team left the building and played this for Caroline who confirmed that female voices have been caught in that building before.Soul Searchers took a break at their command center for some water before continuing.

The next session of the investigation continued with the team moving to the East Artillery Casemate.In this casemate a soldier was shot during a dual with another soldier.Once inside the team found places to sitdown.A laser grid pen was setup trying to capture any type of movement that might break the beams of light.That's what was reported to us of shadows moving down here by Caroline.An evp session was conducted with audio and video recording anything that could be used as evidence.Questions were being asked as before.There was a voice that spoke one quick word and then after a few minutes a full sentence was spoken that was heard by everyone in the casemate.This was captured on audio and video as evidence.Matt did run outside to see if it was anyone outside,and when he returned he told us there was noone out there.So whatever the voice said it came from inside the casemate by us.The team continued on with their evp session in this area.Once they exhausted asking questions with nothing else happening,the team left the casematein time for everyone to switch locations again.

Soul Searchers decide that it was time to take a walk outside to find the cemetary,where a white mist has been seen coming out of the ground of the grave of a person named Fikes.The wind that was coming off the lake was so strong it was useless to use any audio recorders out there as it would contaminate it.The walk took five minutes as it was way out back.In time the team did make it to the grave yard and then found the grave of Fikes.Each member of Soul Searchers took turns jumping over his grave,with pictures being taken trying to capture this white mist that's supposed to comeout of the ground.They then reviewed all the photos taken and no mist had formed in any picture.They also found the name of the soldier that was shot in the dual in the casemate.Soul Searchers then started the long walk back to the front gate of the fort.Along the way the team saw the old buildings that were used to house the refugees from the Nazi Holocaust.When the team made it back inside it was time to take a break before they went back to the west casemate.

Once the team finished with their break Shawn,Mike,Matt and Robob heaqded upto the west artillery casemate where Matt and Mike had some experiences to start out the night.Audio and video were recording on there way into the casemate.After the went downstairs and into the main part of the casemate an evp session was started trying to establish contact with anything that might be there with us.Matt and Mike told them about the light they saw earlier that got blacked out by something in the casemate.During the session Mike thought he heard a giggle from inside the casemate,but no one else did.Shawn and Matt heard what sounded like footsteps in the back hallway when no one was there.While during their evp session Mike was looking down at the end of the casemate and saw a head peak around a piller at him.He saw what was red in the head also.Until all the evodence is reviewed this is all just a experience.The team continued with the evp session until it was time for Shawn and Matt to leave,and that's when the team called it to leave the casemate.Rob,Sandy and Mike walked around the fort one last time,seeing what other people were experiencing at the for.They then met up with Caroline and talked with her about some of the things that happened to them that night,saying they hit every part of the fort hard.Rob and Mike said that since they hit it hard we were going to pack everything up and head home for the night.Once all the equipment was broke down and packed away in the cars Mike and Rob went back and thanked Caroline so much for the opportunity to investigate Fort Ontario.We told her we'd be in touch with her after we closed out two other cases we had on our calendar.Caroline told us take our time because private homes come first.We thanked her and saaid good night and headed home.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had so much evidence to review from this historic Fort.There was 20 hours of dvr footage to review.But after all of that review nothing was captured.There were numerous audio devices being used that night along with two sony handycams used too.While reviewing the audio there were a good amout of evp's caught.But when the handycams were reviewed there were evp's on there that weren't captured on audio so this was very interesting.Soul Searchers will post some of these on the website soon.

Activity Level: Since this Fort was featured on the second half of Ghost Hunters season 8,Soul Searchers put the activity level at this historic location at high.We also think this is a intelligent and residual type haunt at this location.Soul Searchers will be talking with Caroline at the reveal to discuss the possibility of coming back in the future to gather more evidence.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Matt,Rob,Sandy
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7/13/2013

Locke Private Residence 3rd Investigation




Locke, NY


Claims of Activity: All claims remain the same.No new claims to report.

History:

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived to the residence around 8 pm,and since they've been here two times before,and also being a nice night the team decided to set command central up outside to keep comtamination to a minimum.One camera was setup out back facing the back oof the house trying to capture the two shadows Mike saw back there during the first investigation.The other three cameras were setup inside of the residence,covering the three bedrooms that are the hotspots.Once everything was setup the team broke into two groups.Team one consisted of Shawn and Rob.Team two consisted of Mike and Sandy.

Team one headed inside the house to start off the investigation.Once inside the living room,the team started an evp session with audio and video recording everything that's being said and could pick up a response in return.During this session,but wasn't heard by them,and found later during the audio review was the sound of a cat meowing. The homeowner had no pets present.This was one of the previous claims that there is a shadow cat in the house.Also during this session Rob asked a question to the spirits,can you tell me your name,and he got a response to this.The name was found during the audio review also.You can find the name in the evidence review.After hearing what sounded like a footstep in the hallway,the investigators moved down the hallway to the daughters room to conduct another evp session.They also looked to see whay could of made those noises,but couldn't find what made it.After settling down into the daughters room,and not gettinbg much in the way of activity the team moved to the other end of the house to the mothers bedroom.Once the team goty inside the bedroom an evp session was started again.They were asking questions,and also asking for knocks.Then Rob did the old shave and a haircut,and at one point he got a two distinct thuds in return.This was also captured on our audio recorders.The team finished their session in the house and returned to command central to meet up with team two.

Team two of Mike and Sandy started outside in the backyard where before on their first investigation a scream was heard and also a growl was captured on audio.They were conducting an evp session trying to make contact with anything that might be out there with them.Mike was using a sony handycam filming the back also trying to capture the same two shadows he saw on the first investigation.At times the camera was going out of focus,but that could have been due to moving the camera to fast that it didn't have time to focus on the object.Plus nature was out in full force also,in the form of fireflies all over the place.At one point both investigators heard what sounded like a couple of twigs break in the woods in front of them.Near the end of their time out back,Sandy turned around to see the back of the house and saw what appeared to be a shadow move from the side of the house to the left towards the weeds of a field.They were hoping the dvr camera captured this,but it didn't.After this they headed back to command central to wait for team one.

The teams took a about a thirty minute break.They then headed to their next areas.Team one headed to the backyard to investigate the back of the house.The team made sure audio and video was recording during this time.Once in the back they started an evp session.They were trying to make contact with what might be out there also.The team heard the same thing as team two did.They heard a couple twigs break also with nothing outhere.At another time they heard what sounded like a scream coming from the woods.This was also catured on their audio recorder.When they tried to figure this out,it was hard.No one was around so it wasn't any neighbors around.After this scream they continued their investigation of the backyard.After getting nothing else the team decided to move back to command central.

Team two heaeded into the house to start their investigation of the house.They nwent into the mothers bedroom to conduct an evp session with audio and video recording everything.They were attempting to make contact with anything that might be in the room with them.During this time in the bedroom,Mike was seeing if the spirit could knock on something,and at times did shave and a haircut also.Then after sometime they did get a single knock on the wall over by Sandy.This was captured on audio in the room.After they finished in the room,the team moved down the hallway to the daughters room to see what they could experience in here.Inside the room Mike closed the door so they wouldn't be disturbed by the homeowner in the living room.The team settled in todo an evp sessionThey were asking questions and doing some knocking trying to get any type of response in return.They did have an experience during this time,where they heard what sounded like a child's voice come from the closet area.Also later in the session they heard what sounded like a knock on something in the room.The session continued with very minimal responses.They eventually decided to end their session and go back outside to command central to meet up with team one.

Team one decided after a fast break to go back inside and head to the hallway area with the k2 meter.After they got to the hallway the team started another evp session with some startling results.They were at times getting direct responses to questions being asked.All of this was being captured on the sony handycam.The team found out that one of the spirits in the house was that of a 70 yeard old woman who passed away there,but that has yet to be determined where she passed away.The team went outside to get team two and comeback inside to the hallway again.Once back in the hallway,they went back to reestablish contact with the woman spirit.Rob was asking questions again with the k2 in his hand while Mike had the handycam capturing what was happening.With every question there was a response to each one.After about fifteen minutes of questions the k2 session went dead real fast with no responses.So the team decided to head back outside to command central.The team talked things over and decided that the house was gone over with a fine tooth comb.The team proceeded to break down all of the equipment and pack up and head home.Once everything was put away they thanked the homeowner and said good night.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had another long road ahead of themwith this case.There were four audio recorders running throughout the investigation.Also had four dvr cameras,with two sony handycams also.There was a total of 20 hrs of dvr footage to review.Once all the of the video was reviewed there was nothing captured to show as evidence.After all of the audio was reviewed there was a good amout of evp's captured again during this investigation.The name of the woman that was captured said her name was "claire."Also a recorder catured what sounded like a cat meowing or something.There was another childs voice this time saying "hi."Those were only a few of what was caught.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers still say that this location has high activity.Also it seems as though this is an intelligent haunt at this residence.Soul Searchers still believe this residence is haunted.

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Rob,Sandy
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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6-25-2013

Fort Willaim Henry




Lake George, NY


Claims of Activity: In the Sutler Shop,reports of noises and footsteps above in the ceiling.Also the wind chymes clank togethor when there is no wind or breeze in the shop.In the western barracks report of footsteps happen on the floor above them.On the walkway,there's a constant walking like a soldier is still making his rounds.Also what also sounds like marching soldiers can also be heard.Another claim up here is people getting touched when no one is around,but when they turn around no one is there.Col. Monroe has also been seeing in his office being berated by his superior.In the dungeon,cries have been heard and reports of people being touched and being watched,also the feeling of uneasiness.

History: In 1755 the Fort was built by William Johnson.On Aug. 3-9,1757 the commander and chief of the French forces Louis-Joseph de Montcalm lay seige to the fort.Lt. Col. George Monroe surrenders.The fort is the burned in fires that last two days and could be seeen from Ft. Edward which liess 16 miles away.Montcalm then defeated the British on the bloodiest day in history which was Aug.10,1758.This resulted in a great number of casualties for Gen. James Abercrombie and Lord Howe who led 16,000 men into this battle.Lord Howe was later killed on Oct. 21,1758.The britis would eventually make peace with the Iroquois,Shawnee and Delaware Indians.On Feb. 10,1763 the Treaty of Paris is signed ending the French and Indian/Seven Years War.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the fort at around 8 p.m. after a long ride to get there.The curator Lauren was there to mgreet us and give us a quick tour of the fort before the next ghost walk took place.After Lauren finished the tour with us she let us go about the fort to take pictures and get ideas where we could setup our cameras.Soul Searchers then joined the 9 p.m. ghost walk tour.The team meet alot lof nice people that night on the tour.Once the ghost waalk was complete Soul Searchers started to bring their equipment in and started setting up.Command Central was to be held in the Sutler Shop.The four dvr cameras were seetup up in the hotspots Lauren had showen us.Once the setup was complete Soul Searchers broke into two teams to start investigating the Fort.

Team one of Tracey,Matt,Sarah and Mike headed into the dungeon area to make contact with what they call the shadow man.Once in the dungeon the team started their audio and video devices to try and capture any type of activity going on in thsi area.The team was asking questions in hopes of getting a response or any type of sign.No audible voices were heard and when they tried knocking,no knocks were heard in response to them.All of the team members got a feeling that there was a presence of another spirit at the other end of the dungeon.Matt heard some rustling and shuffling noisees coming from this area during their evp session.Once the team completed their evp session,they left the dungeon and headed back to command central to take a break and let team two have their time in the dungeon.

Team two consisted of Shawn,Sandy,Lauren and Rob F. started their part of the investigation in the powder magazine room trying to make contact with Capt. Jonathon Parker.Once the team made it inside they placed audio recorders and turned on the handheld camera to document anything that might happen or capture any type of evp.At the start of their session footsteps were heard by everyone in the room right above them.They thought it could be team on,and once they figured out team one was still in the dungeon,they knew it wasn't them and thsi was picked up by all devices that were recording.The team continued with their questions for the captain in hopes of getting any type of response.Shawn and Lauren did see what appeared to be a flash of light right by them.This light was not caught by the handheld camera.There was a question asked about him being tired and a sigh was captured on an audio device.They were also asking if he could knock on something for them and out of know where three distinct knocks were heard coming from the back of the room which was captured on audio.The knocks were also picked up on the handheld camera Rob F was holding.The team also experienced what was movement in that area as a board creeked liked someone was walking by them,but no one was moving.The team continued their evp session trying to make contact.But once all the energy was exhausted the team ended their session and headed back to command central for a break and then head down to the dungeon.

Once the break was over teaam one moved to the top floor of the west barracks where the spirits of two little boys have been reported to be playing at.We were told that one of the boys name is Anthony,but they don't know the other ones name because he is a mute and can't talk.Matt,Mike and Tracey set up a glow stick for one or both of the boys to play with.An evp session was started,but in the meantime something rubbed against Matt's leg.The team then moved to the other side of the landing.Mike asked if you could knock on something and a single knock did happen right behind them at the end of the hall.They asked if you could knock on something again and this time got nothing.The team continued asking questions to the children.While they were sonducting their evp seession.While the session was going on Team two made their waay down to the dungeon area.

Team two had audio recorders and a handycam recording before they entered the dungeon.They were trying to pick up anything that might and try and communicate with them til they got down there.Lauren and Sarah were trying to make contact with the shadow man who is said to reside in the dungeon.But they also found out that there is also a native american spirit in the dungeon.While doing their evp session in the dungeon Sarah all of a sudden got a burning sensation on her back.She lifted up her shirt and found out she just got scratched.Shawn the radioed team one and had them stop what they were doing and come down to the dungeon fast.Once the team arrived in the dungeon Sarah was by the stairs so Mike could capture the scratch on his handycam.Team one stayed in the dungeon with team two who were still trying to make contact any spirit that was down there.After about another five minutes Sarah got another burning sensation on her back.She got scratched again on her back.

Team one moved down to the other end of the dungeon so team two could keep going with their evp session.When Mike moved his handheld over towards Tracey he saw what was a flash of light.He asked her if she had any sparkles on her shirt and she said no.Afew seconds later another flash appeared in front of her midsection.While this was happening it turns out that Sarah got scratched again at the other end of the dungeonA few cold spots were felt,but that was due to the top door being open and letting a draft come through.As time went by there was what was a tinking noise like two bottles hitting togethor at the far end of the dungeon where the native american spirit was at.This noise was captured on two different devices.During this time again Sarah got scratched again which totaled six times she got scratched.Both Shawn and Lauren were looking at the dvr camera and thought that it was moving,so Mike and Sandy went back to command central to keep and eye on it.

Once Mike and Sandy got back to command central to keep and eye on this they heard a shuffling noise over by the bathroom area so they turned on an audio recorder.Six seconds after the recorder was started it picked up a child's voice that was heard saying "help us."They continued watching the dvr until everyone was out of the dungeon and back at command central.When everyone was back at command central the team took a good extendeed break so everyone could reenergize and get ready for the next round.The whole team continued to keep talking about what just happened down in the dungeon with Sarah getting scratched.People were either getting something to drink or having a little snack.

Team two of Shawn and Sandy headed onto the walkway that goes around the fort.They had a handheld camera rolling along with audio too.The team found one of the original cannons that was used in the battle that day.All the other cannons were reproductions as the originals were destroyed due to firing for three days straight.They continued walking around the top of the fort.At one point Shawn saw a shadow in one of the windows across the way from them.But it was hard to tell if it was a shadow one of the mannequins in the window.At another point he saw another shadow in the window again,and this time it blocked the light that was coming out of it.There was a scream picked up on the recorder,but had to dismiss it as there was a bar just up the lake,and also there were people out on the streets in front of the fort.After they finished their wallk around the fort Shawn and Sandy went back to command central to see if team one was back yet and relax.

Team one was down in the powder magazine room trying to make contact with Capt. Jonathon Parker who's spirit is said to be in this area.Mike,Matt,Tracey,Sarah and Lauren were conducting an evp session.Also recording was a handycam trying to capture any movement or voices in the process.The team heard what seemed to be footsteps,but it turned out to be Shawn and Sandy walking above them.The team continued their session askin questions of the Capt.There was a k2 meter being used,and at a few times there were a few hits that did appear out of no where.Then out of no where a voice came through the walkie talkie Matt was holding.It wasn't team one because the voice was a very deep one.Shawn called us and told us that it wasn't him.Turned out the Capt. was trying to communicate through the radio with us.In the process we told Shawn radio silence so we could have it happen again.It happened two more times,but we couldn't tell what the voice was saying,but that happening was very cool that a spirit could do that.After all this happened we thanked the Capt. for talking with us and then we left to go back to command central to meet up with team two.Shawn and Mike talked it over and decided that the whole team hit the fort very hard and end their investigation of the fort.The team headed out to break down all the cameras and equipment.All audio recorders were picked up and wound up all the cords going to the cameras also.Once everything was put away the team took a group photo with Lauren by a Fort William Henry sign.Once this was complete the team thanked Lauren and Sarah for such a graet time at the fort.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had alot of evidence to go over,from four dvr cameras to 6 to 7 audio recorders and also two handheld cameras.Once all the evidence was reviewed in realtime,there were some good evp's captured and some video footage was also recorded as eveidence.Everything that was caught will be burned onto a disc for Lauren so she can keep it in her file.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers are proud to back up what everyone knows about Fort William Henry from Ghost Hunters.That the activity level at the fort is very high.Were also proud to say that this place is haunted with spirits from the past.If you ever feel like it travel upto lake george sometime and visit this historic fort and you just see a piece of history in the process

Investigators: Shawn,Mike,Matt,Sandy,Tracey,Lauren,Sarah and Rob F.
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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2-07-2013

Déjà Vu




Auburn, NY


Claims of Activity: Female apparition was seen by two people at the bottom of the stairs in the hallway.Reports of children running and laughing all over the building.A male spirit is reported in the basement.He’s very protective of his area and doesn’t like female authority.Shadows have been seen in the downstairs hallway and salon room.Another male spirit is said to be here along with his dog.At times you will see a shadow of a dog run around the building.Also an old maid who used to work is said to be sad as to what is happening to the building.

History: This historic building was built in 1801.One notable resident who lived here was Brigadier General William Maurice Kirby.The General served in The Civil War and The Spanish American War,and he finished out his career with theNYNG.He had a combined 50 years of total service in the military.Gen. Kirby was associated with the osbourne works here in Auburn and then engaged in the hardware business back in 1860.

Investigation: Soul Searchers was contacted by the owner of déjà vu in Auburn.This is the first of two investigations at this location.The team proceeded to set up the cameras in the hot spot areas of the business.Team one of kelly and rob started in the upstairs area.While team two of shawn and matt started in the basement.

Team one was min the first room at the top of the stairs.While asking questions they heard what sounded like a hanger move on a clothes rack at the bottom of the stairs.This might have been caught on a recorder.They did experience a couple other things in this area but until there audio is processed we don’t know yet.

Team two in the basement started an evp session asking questions if Gen Kirby was there or not.They heard a strange noise that both investigators responded too and caught on audio.They continued in the main part of the basement then proceeded to the creepy room where the owner doesn’t like to go into.It was hard to do any evp session in here as the furnace ran.After a few moments they moved to the old coal room,where they thought a voice was heard earlier.Once their session was done both teams switched areas.

Team one headed down to the basement where they conducted an evp session in the main area of the basement.Both investigators did have a couple things happen to them but not much else in this area.They moved into the coal room trying to make contact but got nothing to happen in that room.Both investigators moved over to the creepy room but the same problem was the furnace was running so they moved over to the room munder the servants stairs.They did get a few k2 hits but nothing major.

Team two was upstairs in the kitchen area.Both investigators heard what they thought was a whistle and this was captured on audio. Also the report of a dog being there was evident when they heard a bark in the building,and this was also captured on audio.They moved over to another room,but didn’t get much in the line of results there.Both investigators moved to the last room trying to make contact with the children or the old maid that are said to reside in the upstairs.But they didn’t get anything.After both teams finished up everyone met at base to take a break.

After the break the whole team headed down to the basement to conduct a team evp session in the main area.They each took turns asking questions in this area.They did experience a few things,but nothing really substantial. Once they concluded this session the team concluded their investigation of this business at about 1:30 in the morning.

Evidence Review: A pre-investigation walk through was conducted at this business.The investigators had a voice recorder and a k2
meter with them.They started in the basement and finished on the second floor.In the basement they experienced some strange k2 hits in areas that didn’t have any power sources in it.Along with that they had two class A evp’s. One was in response to a question and a voice came back saying “don’t move”.The other one was a direct response to a question about gen.Kirby,That he left the area we were in and the response was “I’m here”.There were a few others that were picked up on the second floor with what sounded like children which backs up one of the claims.All video has been viewed from the first investigation and nothing was found during all review.The audio portion has proving to be very good as there are quite a few things that soul searchers found.Another audio of children was found to be saying “hey”.All audio for this first investigation has been finished.There were a number of evp’s captured,and after the next investigation of this business Soul Searchers will sit down with the owner and show them what was captured.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers have found some good evidence at this location and is proud to say that the activity level at déjà vu is at a high level. But this could be a residual type haunt to with some intelligence there at times.

Investigators: Shawn, Kelly, Matt, Rob, Chris V.
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.

2-15-2013: Reinvestigation of Déjà Vu

Claims of Activity: They hear pipes bang back and forth in the basement.

Investigation: Team one of Chris V and Shawn started in the basement area.They went into the creepy room where they started an evp session.Fifteen minutes went by with just a couple minor things happening.Shawn went into the hiding room under the servants stairs by himself.He conducted an evp session in there,where another recorder was set.A few child giggles were captured on the stationary recorder in there.Both investigators moved into the main part of the basement to conduct and evp session.A few minor bangs and knocks were heard but nothing substantial in this area.

Team two of Rob and Kelly started on the top floor of the business by conducting an evp session in the kitchen area.They did experience some shadow play but they thought it might be the lights from outside,but it wasn’t the lights.They moved into the other side room with an old African painting used as a trigger object.An evp session was started but there were no experiences in this room.Then the team moved into the main room upstairs to start another evp session.They did have a couple things happen to them off in one of the other rooms,but nothing else than these slight things.When both teams finished they went back to command central so team three could go into the field.

Team three of Matt and Mike started on the top floor too with Petra’s son Eric.Matt and Eric started in the kitchen while Mike was in the side room.They did experience a shadow that seemed to move around the closet area and when Mike came over they heard footsteps right above them in the attic area.Mike looked in the attic and no one was there.They continued in the kitchen with an evp session but was unable to experience anything else.The three all moved into the main room of the top floor.At one point they heard was sounded like a low whistle coming from the front office.All three heard it.While asking questions about Gen.Kirby they all heard what sounded like to boot steps right by the door into the room.After this they replayed the recorder to see if they caught the whistle and they did.Team three finished on the third floor ,and headed back to center command for a break.

After a quick break team three moved into the basement where Rob joined them in the room by the front porch where they experienced a few things.So they opened the window,and started an evp session by this window.They did have a couple noises happen.But it couldn’t be determined what was causing these noises.The team then moved into the main area of the basement where Rob pointed out the burnt wood and where they picked up the evp of a child saying “fireman.”While an evp session was conducted trying to make
With this child or the spirit of Gen. Kirby.It wasn’t heard at the time but they did pick up the child’s voice again saying “fireman.”While asking questions they were getting some knocks in response to there questions.Mike was complimenting Gen. Kirby on 50 years of service to his country in the military,all of a sudden out of no where a big bang startled the team to where they jumped a couple feet as they weren’t expecting this.This got their blood racing,but then they had to move on back to command central.

Team two went into the basement with a few guests to show them what we do during an investigation.They conducted an evp session in the main area of the basement.Contact was made with the child spirit where they learned that he was 6 years old and the grandson of Gen. Kirby.It was also found out that he wanted to be a fireman when he grew up.A few of the guests got a little spooked by this.But they settled down to get the full experience of what was going on.

Team one took a few other guests to the top floor of the building.The owner of the store was with them.Shawn played for them the evp of the first fireman voice that was caught the previous day.She jumped a little when she heard it.They did a few other evp sessions in the upstairs area.No other contact was made in this area of the building,so they finished up and moved back to command central.The investigation was concluded at one a.m. in the morning.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers had a long road ahead of them with all the evidence they collected. After reviewing all video that was captured,nothing was caught on the dvr system.All audio was reviewed on this second trip this business there were quite a few evp’s captured all over the building. Included in this was the fireman again,along with the bang.Also a direct response to a question that said I’m here.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers are still in agreement that with all the evidence they collected on both investigations this place has high activity.Also the place is haunted.

Investigators: Shawn, Mike, Chris V, Kelly, Matt, Rob,and Eric
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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10-26-2012

Buffalo Central Terminal




Buffalo, NY

Claims of Activity: There has been two apparitions seen by an old water fountain on the third floor.Feelings of uneasiness and dread. Distinct disembodied voices can be heard throughout the building.Shadows have been seen in the luggage claim area and the cafeteria. In Tony’s old apartment it’s believed he’s still there haunting his apartment.The mail room, people have seen apparitions in this area and in the main concourse.

History: The Buffalo Central Terminal was built back in the 1920’s.This building was the central hub for train activity in the northeast.The building is over 550,000 square feet.In 1979 Tony Fedele bought the terminal to revive it.He also had the idea of reopening it but instead rented the areas out for different types of events.Tony ended up losing the building to foreclosure.On an average day over 200 trains would come through in a day.Back in the day for world war 1&2 many service men would leave from here,but many didn’t never returned.During world war 2 german pow’s were brought in to clean and do the maintenance of the building.

Investigation: This was not a private investigation.It was part of an event put on by the team called Beyond Ghosts from Buffalo.Soul Searchers had five people that went to this event to see what kind of evidence they could capture.The team started in the old baggage area and the Canadian customs area. A couple investigators went over to the Canadian customs area and had an experience of a shadow walk right between them.Back in baggage claim the three members heard what sounded like a little child say something.But nothing was picked up on the recorder.One investigator over in the other area heard footsteps that walked right by him.He thought it was another member but when he asked if it was him he got no answer.After getting a few things to happen there the team moved over to the cafeteria.

In the cafeteria they set up the laser grid pen and a couple motion light sensors to try and capture any movement.The team also had voice recorders going to capture any evp’s in this area also.The team also had mini hand held cameras as they couldn’t set up no dvr system.As one investigator went to the car to get a piece of equipment one of the light pods came on by itself.This was caught by one of the hand held cameras.Also another investigator was experiencing a few dots on the laser grid pen block out.So they did have a few experiences in this area.The team spent about thirty minutes in this area getting a few things to happen.They went back to the main area to take a quick break and talk with John from beyond ghosts on any other spots that could be hot.

After their break the team moved over the old bar area where a woman is said to hang around at.Two light pods were set down in the corners. At one point one light pod went off.After this happened an investigator set a voice recorder in between them.And as he was walking away two investigators heard a distinct whistle,and then the second light pod went off after this.Both light pods coming on and off were captured on the mini cameras.The team continued trying to make contact in this area with the woman but it seemed as though she didn’t want to be known now to us.The team took another break to get something to drink and relax before moving on to the next area.

Soul Searchers then proceeded to move up to the fifth or sixth floor in the tower as this has never been opened to anyone before.The team set out voice recorders in this area along with the motion light pods too.One team conducted an evp session on one side of the room while the other team did an evp session on the other side while looking down through old windows further into that side of the building.The team did experience a couple knocks right around them while the others were getting some sort of movement by a shadow past the old door into the other rooms.Again one of the light pods did go off with no one around it in this area.The team concluded their evp sessions in this area and moved down to the third floor to Tony Fedele’s apartment.

Once inside Tony’s apartment the team set up the motion light pods again.An evp session also was conducted in his old bedroom.They were trying to get any sign tony was there and the light pod came on with no one around it again.When asked if anyone there could make a knock,a knock was heard in the room next to them.No one else was in this area but Soul Searchers.Two investigators moved down the hall to the other end where an investigator had an experience there at a recent taps event.Along the way they found the main control rooms for the tracks outside.When they got to the end they started an evp session trying to make contact with any type of spirit in the area.In the end they had no experiences in this area.They met back up with the others and moved back down to the main concourse and rest area to get some refreshments again.

Once their break was finished we moved down into the old rotunda area for the trolleys.This area was closed when I was there but it was open this time for our event.Two light pods were set up.One by the managers office door behind the stairs and the other next to the stairs up front.A recorder was placed right on the steps near the pod.On several occasions the light pod by the managers door did go off in response to our questions while the light pod by the stairs went off too in response to other questions being asked by investigators.We spent almost forty five minutes in this area getting some good experiences.As another group of people were waiting we finished up our session and moved back to the main concourse where we met up with john from beyond ghosts.

The team went back into another area that other people couldn’t thanks to john and beyond ghosts.We went into a back room that no one knew about and we were informed about other history of the terminal.While talking evp[ sessions were still on going to try and capture any more evidence. After this room everyone moved into another room trying to make contact with evp sessions and putting a light pod on the floor.They did get the light pod to go off but that was the only thing that happened.After this session was concluded everyone headed out to the main concourse where they had a picture taken in front of the clock tower.We all thanked the team of beyond ghosts for a great time.

Evidence Review: Since there was no dvr system the only video to review were the hand held cameras.The cameras were able to capture every time the light pods came on with no one around it.There were numerous recorders going.Matt,kelly,shawn and rob’s recorders yielded nothing on them,but when mike reviewed his he did catch the whistle in the one area by the old barroom.His recorder also caught about 10 more evp’s along the way during the night.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers had an amazing time at this historic location.In the end we have to say that The Buffalo Central Terminal has a high activity level and is very HAUNTED.

Investigators: Shawn, Mike, Matt, Kelly, Rob
Soul Searchers paid for this type of event so they didn’t receive any donations.
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8-30-2012

Locke Private Residence




Locke, NY


Claims of Activity: In master bedroom, feeling of someone in bed. Also owner saw indentation of someone laying in bed. In son’s bedroom,a little girl calls his name at night while he’s sleeping. And also shakes him to wake him up. Flat screen TV in his room looks like someone punched it. It happened a half hour after he left for his fathers place. In the back bedroom a shadow was seen moving from right to left toward a closet. In the kitchen a picture fell off the wall and hit the floor breaking the glass and the frame. In the back yard the daughter feels like someone is watching her, either from inside the house or right there in the yard. Stove turned on by itself. This is an old gas pilot stove. Owner heard it turn on, but no flame came on. She heard it click a couple times. The owner also heard what sounds like car doors slamming outside her house, but no one is there. One of the children thought they heard Billy or Susan as possible names for the spirits there.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the house around 9pm. They proceeded to set up all their equipment. All four cameras were set up in the hotspots. No stationary audio was used as they used them as traveling with them. Team one started outside in the backyard where the daughter feels she’s being watched. Out in the back they were experiencing what sounded like footsteps and a couple times saw some shadows move by the house. They were trying to make contact by singing and they got what sounded like a child calling for their mommy.

Team started inside the house in the back bedroom. Nothing happened there so they moved to the sons room. They heard what sounded like a little girl humming. They also heard what sounded like a guitar string get plucked. The team then proceeded to the mothers bedroom when they did an EVP session, but didn’t feel anything back there. Then upon going the living room and talking with the home owner one both investigators heard footsteps come up behind them, but no one was there. After about forty five minutes both teams changed.

Team one moved into the house with team two outside. Team one started in the back bedroom with one going there and the other in the sons room. They were conducting EVP sessions, but were getting nothing. The one investigator in the sons room saw shadow play and movement by the foot of the bed. The one investigator went to the master bedroom while the other moved into the sons room. After about ten minutes of asking questions in the sons room the investigator heard two knocks on the door frame of the room. He called to his partner and asked if they knocked, but the home owner got that person to comeback and then told the investigator about the two knocks. The one investigator asked if they knocked and that one said no. So they stayed in that room and kept going with their session and then they heard the guitar string get plucked once from the other room. They asked home owner about this and she said it just happened a few days ago. After they concluded their session in the house they left for a break.

Team two outside was trying to make contact with whatever was there playing with team one. They heard cows in the distance and cars driving on the road too. They heard noises from the other houses near by and thought some of the noises could be coming from there. Team one didn’t have much in the line of experiences outside in back.

Team one went back outside to where they were experiencing things before. This time however it felt a lot different. Like no one was watching them and trying to separate them. One investigator saw a full shadow figure by the house walk from left to right behind the shed. After this occurred nothing much out of the ordinary happened.

Team two started another EVP session in the house and using the k-2 meter got some unusual hits in the sons room. They asked if it could make the lights move orange and it did. Then asked to go to red and it did. Then after they said if it could do it then it was done. Then they heard footsteps walking down the hallway like someone left the room walking away from it. They also heard the guitar string get plucked once again in the back bedroom.

Once all EVP sessions were over and the house investigated thoroughly, they wrapped up their investigation around two o’clock. The team broke down all the equipment and thanked the home owner for having them in to try and get answers to what’s happening there.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers reviewed all video and audio recording from this location. Upon reviewing the video,there was no video captured during the investigation. Upon reviewing all audio recored soul searchers caught up to 20 EVPs in and outside of the residence.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers are in agreement that there is a high activity level at this residence. It also appears to be an intelligent haunt in our opinion also.

Investigators: Shawn, Mike, Kelly and Matt

10-24-2012: Reinvestigation of Locke Private Residence

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived for their second investigation of this residence.But at the time of the investigation it was raining outside.Plus the team went old school with just hand-helds and recorders.One thing was debunked this time around during the time there.The guitar string that they heard turned out to be the grand father clock making a chyme at the bottom of the hour.When it did this it sounds just like a guitar string.So this was debunked.Unable to get anything in the home,they moved outside for a fast evp session in the rain.They did hear what sounded like rubber rubbing together.Also the son of the owner wasn’t there,and the claims center around him when he’s there.Since nothing happened and the weather conditions the team called the investigation early.

Evidence Found: The team reviewed the hand held cameras and nothing was captured on them.All audio was reviewed also and nothing was caught on them.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers are still in agreement that there is high activity at this location even without nothing this time.Also still an intelligent haunt.

Investigators: Shawn, Matt, Leeann
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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9-29-2012

Seneca Falls Food Pantry




Seneca Falls, NY


Claims of Activity: This was a congregational church back in the 1870’s.In parts of the food pantry and the thrift store footsteps are being heard upstairs.This is also the county house of concern.Memorial Congregational Church built in 1870.

Investigation: Soul Searchers had three investigators at this investigation.They set up four cameras in different areas of the building.After set up was complete,they started the investigation by starting in the old main church part.Upon entering they heard footsteps in the upper balcony One investigator went up into the upper balcony where he sat there for a while.He heard rustling behind him like someone was moving things around looking for something.The investigator was up there and then heard some knocks on the wall in the hallway below him.The other two investigators heard these knocks as well.

After a quick break the team moved into the store part of this business.Two investigators went into the pantry part where the food is stored.An evp session was conducted with nothing happening in the way of communication.One investigator moved through the part where the clothes are and heard a female voice say something to him.The other team members joined him after he told them what happened.While they were talking they all heard a female voice say something not once but twice.After they concluded their session there the team concluded the investigation.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers reviewed all the audio and video for this case.The footsteps were captured on audio to back up their experience in the church.While reviewing the video,some light came on in the pantry that could have been their ir camera.When they go back to give the case summary they will look and see what this was.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes that there is low activity at this location.With just the footsteps and a strange light in the food pantry this is as high a level we can say at this time.Soul Searchers will arrange with the business owner to return sometime in the future.The owner also would like to do a charity event there in the future.

Investigators: Shawn, Mike, Sharon
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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9-15-2010

Brenda’s Diner




Port Byron, NY


Claims of Activity: Items moved, shadows being seen, lights being turned on and off by themselves. Hearing noises.

Investigation: During the investigation the woman’s room light and fan came on after owner turned them off. Two investigators found silverware moved with no one present in the room. Had k-2 hits in the main diner, but hard to tell if they were true. Very erratic reading on the EMF detector so Soul Searchers had to throw them out.

Evidence Found: There were two EVP’s that were captured. The camera in the kitchen captured two meat timers on a shelf fall and land on an investigators coat. This video was found upon video review and can be seen here.

12-10-2010: Reinvestigation of Brenda’s Diner

Investigation: During the reinvestigation of Brenda’s Diner, one investigator witnessed a shadow person move from behind the counter in the secondary dining room. Another investigator heard a noise that came from the same area where the shadow person was seen earlier.

Evidence Found: There was no audio or video evidence found after this second investigation.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes that there is a high level of paranormal activity at this location. Soul Searchers also believes that this is an intelligent type haunt.

8-18-2012: Reinvestigation of Brenda’s Diner

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the diner and proceeded to setup their equipment in all the same hot spots.They tweaked a couple camera angles to try and capture any apparitions.The team broke apart into two teams to investigate the place. Team one started in the main part of the diner. An evp session was conducted to contact fireball Roberts or his wife.They had a couple things happen to them but nothing substantial because some high emf’s were detected.This could be causing people to see things if their sensitive to high emf’s. They moved onto the dining room area,were one investigator saw a shadow move over by the soda dispenser. He didn’t know what to say but go see what it could be.When he got over there it was gone.This back ups another investigators experience in the same area seeing a shadow.

Team two started in the back banquet room.They started out by conducting an evp session while a sweep was done to detect any high emf’s in this area.No high emf’s were detected,but they did experience what they thought was silverware moving on the tables.One investigator did notice that a knife and spoon were moved on two different tables. They were conducting the flashlight trick with no success at this time.The team concluded the evp session and moved back to center command.

Both teams switched areas.Team one went to the back banquet room were they were trying to make contact with fireball Roberts or his wife.An evp session was being conducted and asking for anything to make a noise or knock on anything.Nothing made it’s presence known to them so they concluded their evp session and headed back to command central. Team two investigated the main part of the diner now.They were conducting and evp session and trying to make contact with the same spirits.But they were getting no success in this area.The team moved onto the dining room area where the shadow was seen earlier by another investigator.An evp session was started to see if they could capture any type of response to there questions.The session yielded no results in the end.The team moved back to command center and met up with team one.

Both teams combined as one group and moved to the banquet room in the back of the building.They set up a flashlight on a table up front from them.They were conducting an evp session,and while they were doing this one investigator heard the flashlight roll on the table,so he flashed his light over there.Another investigator asked if they could turn the flashlight on and it did come on.When asked to turn it off it turned off. After thirty minutes the team ended their session back there and concluded the investigation of the diner.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers reviewed all video that was recorded and found that the camera in the banquet room did capture the flashlight rolling on the table.You can see the ir light hit it from the camera and when it rolls the light doesn’t hit it.The camera did catch the flashlight turning on by itself.This was the only video caught.Upon reviewing all audio three clear evp’s were caught.One voice was a male saying get out.The second sounded like a child saying help. A third was captured but the team can’t determine what was being said.

Activity Level: This was the third investigation for Soul Searchers at this location.With the evidence caught this time we believe that there is still a high level of activity at this time.Soul Searchers still believes this to be an intelligent type haunt.

Investigators: Shawn, Chris V, Chris W, Carissa, Leeann, and Chis V’s son Chris
Soul Searchers accepted no donations from the owner.
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7-24-2012

Dunkirk Lighthouse




Dunkirk, NY

Claims of Activity: Harold “Dick” Larson turns on the alarm in the main house after it’s been set for the night. Windows in main house open up by themselves. Doll that sits in the highchair moves, and the chair and doll have been reported to all be moved closer to a window in front. Rocking chair also has a tendency to move towards the window as someone is looking out it. Tour guide’s first experience was the feeling someone was leaning against him looking out the front window in the dining room. Charlie is a friend of an old lighthouse keeper and is said to be one of the spirits there. Charlie is said to be protecting the two girls spirits there. Also they say Dick is the prankster. Main living room has many claims of activity. Arthur Lamb could also be present as he was a former tour guide. Henry Severense was a keeper (a little girl saw him in the house and recognized him from a photo). The victrola shut’s itself off and needle will kick back. Silverware on table in upstairs hallway moves on it’s own.

History: 1826-1875 Original lighthouse stood by black and red boat on the corner. 1875 larger lens was purchased and changed out. 1960 to present the lighthouse has been automated. In 1984 the museum was opened to the public and created by Dick. 1909-1950 the Dempsey family lived there. All the old bedrooms upstairs are dedicated to a branch of the military. The air force room was once the nursery. Lloyd Thomas was the lighthouse inspector. The big outside rudder is from the 1850’s. Coast Guard and Navy building doesn’t have a lot of activity.

Investigation: Team one started their investigation in the Lighthouse tower, they climbed the stairs to the top as they were climbing one of the investigators camera’s kept shutting off. Once to the top they tried to make contact with any one of the lighthouse keepers or Charlie. Durning the evp session two of the investigators heard foot steps on the very top level of the lighthouse tower. After 15 minutes they descended to halfway on the landing. After a few questions they got a response a knock in reference to the coast guards. They kept having one of the motion detectors going off, but after investigating it they found that they were the ones setting it off.

28 minutes into investigating they started to hear noises at the top of the tower. Upon investgating they found the dumbwaiter door was opened. They tried to debunk it opening on it’s own but could find no logical answers. One investigator saw a small light go right in front of him at one point during the investigation. Another investigator thought she heard someone take a deep breath but the other two did not hear it. After 50 minutes they heard a loud bang that came from the house part, they asked the other team if they made a loud bang or heard it and they reported that they did not hear or make any noise. At this time they kept hearing small voices like a conversation going on or a party but it was to faint to pin point where it was coming from. After an hour of investigating the tower they decided to go on break.

After break team one went to the family room with the wedding dress and they played the victrola to see if they could get a response, they also set up a flash light to see if they could get any responses with that as well. They did an emf sweep of the room and found a spike around the rocking chairs and the k2 meter and emf meter were giving two different readings that could not be explained. They tired to see if they could get the children to come out and play with a ball or the dolls but got no responses. One investigator started flipping through one of the books and reading from it, when the k2 meter by the entry way started to spike. They made many attempts to get what ever was making the k2 meter spike do it again or come join them but it did not do it again for them. One investigator took many photos at this time while the other two investigators tried to make contact with anyone that could be attached to the wedding dress.

25 minutes into the investigation all three investigators heard foot steps out in the hall start walk down towards them. After a while it became quiet and they moved on to the dinning room. They all sat at the dinning room table, took photos and started to do a EVP session. They heard a few knocks from other rooms in the house but heard nothing coming from the dinning room it self. After 20 minutes they moved on to the upstairs. They started in the first room read from many of the papers, plaques and note cards to stir something up but got no response so they moved to the other room next to it. This is the room that had Richards stuff in it. They tried to contact Richard in this room, took more photos but again got no response. They continued throughout the upstairs but got no responses and decided to end the session.

Team two started their investigation in the dining room of the main house.Both investigators sat down at the table and started a evp session.They were attempting to make contact with either Charlie,Richard or the two little girls.After about fifteen minutes one investigator thought what he heard to be a bell that rung in the hallway or from the upstairs hallway.They were also trying the shave and a haircut knock attempting to get a response.A few single knocks were heard from upstairs and one came from in the kitchen.While in the dining room both investigators were watching the doll in the high chair,and also the rocking chair.Both chairs had marks on the floor around them,but neither one moved.

After hearing a noise from upstairs,both investigators moved from the dining room to the upstairs rooms,attempting to make contact with any souls or spirits up there.When they got upstairs they sat down in the marine room,which had a good view of all the other rooms.They started a evp session.There were a few knocks that were heard from the Army room and one from the Air Force room.One investigator started doing the shave and haircut knock again.A knock did come from the Navy room,but we weren’t sure if it was in response to the song.After about ten minutes one big knock came from the kitchen area.It was so loud that team one that was in the lighthouse heard it and radioed team two to ask them if it was them and they said no it wasn’t.After about fifteen more minutes of nothing team two decided it was time to take a break outside.So they finished up and left.

Team two went into the lighthouse tower after their break to continue their investigation of the business.Both investigators went up to the hallway point and sat down.They then started a evp session to make contact with anything in the tower.One investigator thought what he heard to be a footstep on the bottom step of the stairs,but his partner didn’t hear hear it.Both investigators thought they heard what to be fabric rubbing together above them.With the wind blowing outside it was hard to determine if it was the sound of fabric rubbing above them.A knock was heard by both investigators that they thought was on the door below them.A couple other things were hear but nothing substantial for them to stay after thirty or so minutes.

Both investigators made it over to the maritime museum across the yard.They went in and found a place where they could sit down and relax,and start a evp session.One investigator started out by doing a shave and a haircut again.But got no response.They did get one knock that came from somewhere in the museum but couldn’t determine where it came from.At another time in there evp session,they heard what to be sounded like something slide.They both went to investigate where it came from and found it came from the case in front of them.After that one experience nothing else was heard by both investigators.Team two concluded their investigation of the museum after another fifteen minutes.They took a quick break,and rejoined team one in the main house.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers took on the long task of reviewing all 5 ½ hours worth of video and countless audio recorders. After reviewing all evidence in this case, there was a total of 15 EVPs captured at this historic place. There was also two pieces of video captured. One was Shawn asking a question if you were a member of the military and there was a response on the video of “no”. The most compelling video was found in review. Just before leaving the tower, a team one member moved the hand held camera back up towards the stairs and caught what looks to be a shadow head or an apparition head starting to appear and it appears to be looking down at the camera. This was a nice piece that we caught.

Activity Level: Eith the evidence that they caught, with the EVPs and the two video pieces, Soul Searchers believes there is high activity at this location. Some of it appears to be an intelligent type haunting. Soul Searchers will be returning here in the future and will film an episode for there web show.

Investigators: Shawn, Mike, Leeann, Kelly and Matt
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5-14-2012

Wayside Inn




Elbridge, NY

Reinvestigation


Claims of Activity: Formerly known as Weber’s Wayside Inn. The story goes that many years ago a traveler from out of town was staying at this specific inn, on the second or third floor. The man had a heart attack and died one evening and his spirit never left the Inn. People who have worked there for a time will tell you to feel a cold spot was nothing more than a female to feel a touch on her body as she walked through an empty room. However, on one occasion, a case of beer was seen floating in mid air. The staff at this Inn have affectionately called this ghostly presence George or by some stories Harry. Most are frightened by the presence, but it seems to be extremely friendly in nature to the ladies. The spirit likes to play practical jokes on the staff. But still there are some that say, “I'm never going up those stairs again”, but you can feel “something” up there. Or “I’m never going down in the basement again”. There are several reports of a woman heard and seen in the second floor woman’s room.

Investigation:

PICNY/Soul Searchers arrived at the the location around 11 pm, and began setting up command central in the back dining room. Four IR cameras were setup to capture any type of spiritual presence in the Inn. The cameras were setup: one in the barroom, one on the second floor hallway watching the ladies room, the third was in the third floor hallway, and the final one was in the basement. Several voice recorders were setup throughout the building. After setup was complete and lights went out PICNY/Soul Searchers began their investigation. The team started on the second floor in the front bedroom with a EVP session. Then the team moved to the third floor and did another EVP session there before breaking off into two teams to cover the entire building.

Team one went to the basement to try and make contact and conduct an EVP session to. They did a EMF sweep and found that there are high EMFs coming off of the wiring in the basement. So this could be the cause of people feeling like their being watched down there, or being creeped out. So with all these factors in mind they continued to investigate the basement until they moved up to the barroom. Team two continued on the third floor with their EVP session and conducting EMF sweeps. No high EMFs were detected up there. After completing their EVP session they moved down to the second floor. Conducting an EVP session and doing an EMF sweep as well. No high EMFs were found on that floor either. Team one was in the barroom doing and EVP session when a bat was found to be in the building.

Team two finished their investigation of the second floor. Team one moved up to the third floor and started to conduct an EVP session trying to make contact with the spirit but got no results. Team two moved into the basement where they found high EMFs coming off the wiring. The team was there for thirty minutes with no results and no activity. Team one moved down to the second floor, and went to the front bedroom and started a EVP session there trying to reach the woman said to be up in that area. After making no contact there they moved down to command central. A single female investigator went up to the second floor bathroom and sat in there for thirty minutes. She was conducting an EVP session by herself. Also she was trying to make contact with the female spirit in that area. But in the end she had no luck. After one final sweep of the wayside inn by the team, PICNY/Soul Searchers concluded their investigation around three in the morning.

Evidence Review: As a team was investigating the second floor, several investigators claimed to have heard some noises. However due to the bar still having patrons we had to dismiss all of the noises and sounds we thought we heard.

Activity Level: Unfortunately Picny/Soul Searchers wasn’t able to catch any evidence on this investigation of The Wayside Inn.However based on our first investigation,Picny/Soul Searchers feel that there is a strong potential for Moderate Activity.But at this time with lack of evidence for this investigation,it’s inconclusive results for this time. PICNY/Soul Searchers is very much looking forward to investigating this location again in the future.We will be setting up another investigation in the near future.
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4-29-2012

Naples Hotel




Naples, NY


Claims of Activity: In the dining room an apparition of a lady in a Victorian dress has been seen. She’s said to be sad, in her 20’s and sitting at a table by the front window, looking out for someone. The lights turn on and off by themselves. Candles get relit after they have been blown out. Objects have been thrown at the staff such as an ice cube and a doily. In the kitchen the serving bell gets rung by itself when all the kitchen staff has left, and can be heard in the barroom. The ice scoop on the ice machine falls off at times onto the floor. While two workers were in the kitchen they heard a bang, and when they went to look they found the ice scoop on the floor spinning. In the basement barroom a light fixture fell apart on the taps team. Negative energy has been felt in this area. They say it’s in part due to an old patron who liked to cause trouble here. His name was Patsy Shank. It’s also said he liked to start fights. He liked to sit at a table right under that light. It’s also reported he tried to kill his wife, and then went to the bar to drink. Footsteps have been heard on the stairs and in the hallway of the second floor. In the Saki room, pictures that are straight somehow get crooked after there straightened. There’s also reports of two children in and around the Delaware Room. They’re also seen in the dining room and in the basement area. It’s believed they are the children of the lady seen in the dining room. Also children’s handprints are seen on a hallway window down from the Delaware Room. All the activity seems to revolve around a spirit who’s name is James or who the staff call Topper. He committed suicide by jumping out a third story window back in the 1920’s.

History: The historic Naples Hotel was built in 1895 by Jeff R. Brown. Many prominent politicians have delivered speeches from the spacious front porch. One such politician was Robert T. Kennedy. Another well known guest was radio news commentator, Paul Harvey. There have been numerous accounts of paranormal activity witnessed by the staff, owners and even a former owner. Patrons who’ve stayed there have reported activity. The staff believes that a mischievous spirit, called “Topper” or James as we found out, was either a former owner or a guest who stayed there. He committed suicide by jumping out the third story window back in the 1920’s. The hit reality show Ghost Hunters were there to investigate this hotel earlier in season 8. They found very good activity at this historic site. This hotel was once called “The Finest Hotel in Ontario County.”

Investigation:

Soul Searchers arrived at the historic Naples Hotel to conduct their investigation. They were greeted by the manager Lacy. Soul Searchers received a tour of the hotel, and were shown the hot spots and were told the claims of activity that went along with those areas. Once the tour was complete Soul Searchers started their setup of cameras and equipment for the investigation. After set up was complete, the team broke down into two teams.

Team one started in the basement barroom, and the second team started on the second floor. In the basement, team one was conducting an EVP session. They were asking questions when out of no where a clear audible female voice was heard answering our question by saying “yes”. All four team members heard this. They went to look for speakers or any other type of audio that could of produced this, but nothing was found. Also in the basement, some shadows were seen moving about the room. One team member thought he saw a partial apparition appear in front of a mirror, the said Topper. He had an investigator try an recreate his movements, but his movements didn’t match what he saw. There were a few other minor things that happened, but nothing substantial.

Team two started off in the Delaware Room. They had a couple things happen to them in the room. One female said she felt that the children were there in the room with them. One investigator thought what they heard to be a child humming. Once there EVP session was complete, they moved over to the Saki room. When team two was in the Saki room one investigator thought they saw a shadow move into the bathroom area. Another investigator was sitting in the other room, he had a feeling of sadness come over him. When this happened he had to leave the room and let the others continue. After the other team members finished their EVP session, they rejoined their third member in the hallway and moved on. After an hour or so, the teams met back in command central and took a quick break. They switched locations.

Team one went into the Saki Room to start an EVP session. They were asking questions without much luck, so two investigators broke off and went into the Delaware Room. While they were in there, one investigator thought he heard a child humming, coming from the bathroom. This piece of audio was caught on the stationary recorder in that room. They continued their session in that room for another ten minutes or so, without much of anything else happening, then they rejoined the other two investigators. The four broke off into teams of two, and went into the other two rooms on that floor. They conducted EVP sessions in both rooms. The two in the Niagara Room had a couple strange experiences but nothing major to speak of.

Team two went to the basement barroom, where they had a couple minor experiences that they couldn’t debunk. The team stayed down there for about 30 minutes with nothing else happening. They made their way to the dining room where they conducted an EVP session trying to make contact with the lady reported to be seen there. After getting no activity there the team went into the kitchen where they conducted another EVP session.While during their session one investigator saw what he appeared to be a shadow move. He tried to debunk it as his own shadow, but with the way the light came in it didn’t match his movements. When done there, they moved over to the ice machine where the ice scoop falls off, but nothing happened with it.

Team one was at command central taking a break waiting for team two to comeback. While two investigators were in the bedroom, and another was in the bathroom and the third was out in the hallway filming into the Delaware room, the two investigators both heard a voice say the name of the female investigator really clear. When they heard this they asked the one in the hall what he wanted and he asked what do you mean? As the other team member exited the bathroom he was asked if he said it and he said no he didn’t know what they were talking about. This voice was caught on audio, but very low. Team two rejoined team one at command central for a break of their own. They left the hotel for a few minutes to get some air and let the hotel settle in. Upon re-entry all members went back to command central to determine a game plan and break back off into two teams again.

Team one went back into the barroom in the basement. Once the team sat down and settled in they started an EVP session. This EVP session was not as good as the first one they conducted there earlier in the night. No audible voice was heard this time. One investigator saw what he thought was a shadow move right to left behind the DVR camera. There was no light coming into the room that could of caused this, but because it was behind the camera it wasn’t captured.There were a few odd noises that happened out of nowhere,but were dismissed as it couldn’t be determined what caused it.

Team two was back on the second floor starting in the saki room again trying to get that sad feeling that happened to the investigator earlier, but it didn’t happen again. They didn’t see or hear anything this time around. After their session was over the team moved over to the Delaware room. An EVP session was started trying to make contact with the little children again. No humming was heard this time, and no sense of feeling of the children either. The team ended their session and moved down to the dining room again. Once in the dining room they started an EVP session trying to talk with the female reported there. While conducting their session all three members heard what sounded like the pots in the kitchen being rattled together,but no one was in the kitchen. When they went into the kitchen they saw the pots moving slightly on their hooks.There was no drafts of any kind that would of caused this to happen. Both teams met back at command central for a quick break and and to go to different areas.

Team one was on the second floor while a member from team one went with team two into the barroom basement. Once in the basement they went about conducting an EVP session. Our female member had a parabolic dish with headphones. While the three of us were asking questions she heard a voice say “it’s so cold” she asked if it was any of us and we said no. We didn’t say anything like that. Then one investigator saw what appeared to be a head and shoulders walk in front of the one mirror from earlier in the night where the other investigator said he saw the same thing. Another investigator while sitting in a chair thought he saw someone walk in front of the TV that was sitting on a table blocking out the red light on the front of the TV. The team even tried to provoke anything in the room to make it’s presence known for them. But nothing happened to say of.

Team two was on the second floor moving room to room. In the Delaware room an EVP session was conducted trying to make contact with the children again, but there was no luck there.They moved to the saki room to see if any of the pictures were crooked, but none were crooked all were straight. Another EVP session was started trying to get topper to make contact with them. But in the end topper didn’t do anything to make his presence known. The team went to the dining room where team two was waiting and they talked about concluding the investigation as they hit the hotel very hard and long. Soul Searchers ended their six hour investigation of the naples hotel at about three in the morning. All members helped to breakdown all the equipment so they could leave. The team thanked Lacy for everything and left to go home and start the long process of reviewing everything.

Evidence Review: The review of all evidence was a long and grueling task. There was six hours of everything to review. After reviewing all of the video in this case, one thing was caught on video. Because were on the fence about it we can’t post it as evidence. But we will show it to Lacy at the reveal. A lot of audio was reviewed and the yes was captured as evidence. There were numerous other EVPs captured during the investigation that were caught for evidence. Some of these will be posted on the evidence page right after the reveal with Lacy. There was a lot to review and everything was completed.

Activity Level: With everything that happened that night and all the audio that was captured during their investigation Soul Searchers is safe in saying that there is Moderate Activity happening at this historic location. Soul Searchers would like to return to this location in the future.

Investigators Present: Shawn, Mike, Chris V., Leeann, Chris W., Carissa, Tim S.
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3-10-2012

Granby Private Residence




Granby, NY


Claims of Activity: Grandfather passed away in the rear bedroom. Bathroom door in this bedroom opens by itself like someone is pushing on it. Woody doll of the grand daughter went off by itself one morning. The doll has a pull string on it to make it go off. The exhaust fan above the stove doesn’t work and one evening went off by itself when a pizza box that was sitting on the top of the stove caught on fire. The stove burners were in the off position. The back door handle rattles by itself like someone is trying to open it and come inside. The grand daughter refuses to go into the rear bedroom as she is scared to. The mother believes that it is her deceased husband Bernard that is there in the residence.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived with there three investigators and was joined by a member from another team. The one Soul Searchers member filled all the others in on the activity and where it happens. Once that was done all members got started setting up the cameras and equipment for the investigation. Only three cameras were needed as this was a small residence to investigate. After everything was set up, Soul Searchers went dark and started their investigation. Team one started in the living room and kitchen area, while team two started in the back room. Team one experienced a few things while an investigator leaned against the stove it turned on without him turning the knob on. Have to view this on the DVR and see if they did turn it on by accident. Team two had a couple experiences and one with a few k2 hits, but it seemed it went off about every five minutes. This could be related with some sort of surge so they couldn't determine what caused it. After a short break both teams reentered the home and switched areas. Both teams hit each area hard, but neither team got anything in those areas. After the teams conferred they decided that they hit the house as hard as they could and determined to end the investigation.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers has reviewed all audio and video that was recorded during the investigation. There was one piece that had to be thrown out because we couldn’t tell if the stove turned on by itself or a Soul Searchers investigator did it.

Activity Level: At this time, Soul Searchers can only label this location with no activity due to the absence of any evidence. Soul Searchers will talk with the owners and arrange for another investigation in the future.
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3-02-2012

Elbridge Private Residence




Elbridge, NY


Claims of Activity: In the roommates bedroom, the person has been touched on the shoulder. The roommate has also spoken with the grandfather of the owner of the house. Sounds of children running upstairs around in circles and walking in the hallway upstairs was heard a few days before Soul Searchers came into investigate. The roommate was asleep at the time, as they work the late shift. Also a bang on the front window of the door was witnessed by the roommate while checking to see if a friend was there yet.

Investigation: Soul Searchers was asked by one of there own members to investigate a very historic and old house in Elbridge. The residence is 150 years old, there is one reported death in the residence, and the body was shown in the residence as well. Soul Searchers arrived at the residence and met with the roommate and team member. Soul Searchers was given a tour of the residence by the roommate who’s experienced the most, along with their team member who owns the residence. Once the tour was complete Soul Searchers setup all the cameras and equipment in the hot spots to capture any paranormal activity. Two new investigators in training were there to get more experience in setting up and investigating. Before the investigation started, while going lights out and getting the right camera angles, with no one in the upstairs area, the hallway lights flickered on and off and then stayed on for a few minutes. This was witnessed by two Soul Searchers investigators. Once the DVR started to record the light went out. They went to check this out and debunk what happened. There were no shorts in the wire and the only way to turn the light on was with the switch. What caused this? We couldn’t figure it out. During the investigation the team started upstairs and had a few odd things happen but nothing solid to be called evidence. While two investigators stayed upstairs the other three where in the living room and got a few K2 hits. Later it was found that there was a wire that ran under the floor right where they were with the K2 so that was debunked. After a thirty minute break Soul Searchers came back in and returned to investigating the residence.As they went around the house it was mainly a quiet evening as nothing happened for the rest of the investigation. After the team hit the house hard it was time to call it an evening and start breaking down the cameras and the equipment. Once everything was broken down the team left to start the long process of evidence review.

Evidence Review: All the video has been reviewed since then yet nothing was found to back up the flickering light in the hallway. After this piece of evidence being missed, the team determined that once cameras are all hooked up, they should start recording so that nothing is missed in the future. But later on in the recording Soul Searchers found that the door for the room mate opened ever so slightly after it was closed.And the beads on the door knob swung left to right and did not hit the door like it would when it got opened.All the audio in this case was also reviewed and there was nothing found after listening to everything recorded.

Activity Level: With all the evidence reviewed and audio completed, Soul Searchers believes that with what they saw with the light and the door opening that there is potential activity at this residence. Soul Searchers will be going back here in the future.
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1-15-2012

Sodus Point Private Business




Sodus Point, NY


Claims of Activity: Owners and guests seeing shadow orbs. Guests have reported seeing shadows and apparitions in rooms one and three. Owner reports seeing full body apparitions in other areas of the business and on the main staircase of a male figure. Doors open and close by themselves and unlock when locked. Little boy seen in period clothing. Owners niece saw two apparitions when staying overnight.

History: This historic business was part of the underground railroad. The War of 1812 started in this village. Original buildings in this village were burned down by the British in 1812. This historic building was rebuilt in 1830. First floor wing was used as a tavern for a few years. General Williamson made this his residence back in the 1830’s after it was rebuilt.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at this historic business. The equipment was set up in the areas that were considered the hot spots. After everything was setup, Soul Searchers went lights out. Soul Searchers could only investigate the second floor and the area around the staircase. The attic and basement were no available for us. Soul Searchers spilt into two teams of three and started the investigation in rooms one and three. Team one started in room one. They had a few strange experiences, with a black mass blacking out some light coming through the window.But nothing could be caught that could be used as evidence. Team two was in room three. With cars going by, a lot of shadow play took place. Ten minutes in, there was a loud noise that came from the bathroom which all three heard and captured on the audio recorder. There was also a noise that came from the closet. All three investigators heard this too. The rest of the time in this room was uneventful. After an hour teams switched rooms. Both rooms were pretty quiet for both teams. Then Soul Searchers took a break for a bit. When they returned and proceeded to the rooms again for the next hour with not much happening in this time period. EMF sweeps were conducted without getting any high spikes. At around 12:20 the investigation wrapped up and Soul Searchers broke down all the equipment. Soul Searchers packed up all the equipment, and then thanked the owners for having them to investigate the business.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers set out on the long task of reviewing all the audio and video from this case. After reviewing all the video in this case, nothing was captured to show as evidence. While audio was reviewed by four members of the team, there were a few unexplained EVPs that they couldn’t debunk. There were quite a few captured and will be revealed to the owners. Copies of all the evidence and report will be given to the owners.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes that with some of the EVPs that were captured, the history of the area and building, and with the war of 1812 starting there, there is a chance for potential activity at this location. Soul Searchers will arrange for another investigation with the owners in the future.
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10-8-2011

Camillus Home




Camillus, NY


Claims of Activity: Footsteps being heard in the kitchen and in the attic. Children running back and forth in the attic. Dryer turning on by itself. Knocks and bangs being heard in the basement and attic. Coffee mugs banging on the counter in the kitchen. Voices and giggling and mumbling being heard.

Investigation: Soul Searchers investigators were invited as part of a three team investigation with Finger Lakes Shadow Society and the Great Lakes Paranormal Society. The residence has two floors including a basement and all the floors creaked along with the funhouse effect. The team got a tour of the place and did a EMF sweep in the process. Then after the tour the team set up the DVR system along with other equipment to cover the whole house. The team split into two teams with team one going into the attic and team two into the basement and a single investigator investigating the bathroom. The team in the basement was experiencing a lot of shadow play around the hot water heater and the furnace.But could of just been catching things out of the corner of their eyes'. A few movements were heard and then what sounded like someone took their finger and snapped it against the furnace. The attic team wasn’t getting to much activity but did have a few experiences. Both teams switched locations. The attic team didn’t get to much in the way of activity, but the geophone on the floor registered a couple hits when no one moved. The basement team did experience something blocking out the IR lights on the DVR camera. Also had a couple other things happen. After a quick break, a group EVP session took place in the living room with the home owner. Once the session started footsteps were heard in the kitchen with no one else moving in the house.This happened for about ten minutes.The team tried to debunk this by having someone walking upstairs and found that the sounds didn’t match. Totally different. Also two loud bangs on the duct work were heard in the basement right under everyone. Heat wasn’t on, so it wasn’t the heat turning on. Also what sounded like a bang on the door next to one investigator in the living room. Teams broke off again to hit the attic, basement and the restroom. All teams didn’t experience much but one team did return to the living room.They once experienced footsteps in the kitchen and what also sounded like coffee mugs hitting each other. Once they concluded, the team broke down all the equipment. They all thanked the home owner, shook hands and proceeded to leave.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers investigator reviewed all video evidence and reported that nothing appeared on video. The footsteps that were heard by all in the living room was captured on three audio devices, along with the bang on the door and the three bangs on the duct work.

Activity Level: The process of getting all the evidence was long and hard. But in the end they believe there is moderate activity in this residence.
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7-1-2011

North Rose




North Rose, NY


Claims of Activity: Shadow people being seen moving about the house. Apparition of a civil war soldier appearing in the front yard. Doors open and close by themselves. Something playing with the children’s toys. Negative feeling in the basement. Cigar smoke smell comes out of no where.

Investigation: The Soul Searchers team arrived and received a tour of the residence. After the tour the team set up the DVR system and all there equipment around the house. Soul Searchers broke into two teams. Each team took turns inside the residence. One team asked for knocks to establish communication with any thing that might be there. They did get some knocks in response. Another team tried putting a kickball on a rocking chair, but the ball fell off twice due to the ball being oblong and not round. The ball fell on it’s own. The second team that came into the house experienced some strange k-2 hits. It would light up and then die out. The k-2 meter turned off by itself at one point when the team knew it had brand new batteries in it. Plus the investigator still had a thumb on the button. The second team did experience the sudden smell of cigar smoke in the room that it was reported in. Other than these experiences nothing else in the way of activity happened. When the investigation was concluded the team broke down all the equipment and thanked the home owner and left.

Evidence Review: While starting the process of reviewing all the evidence of the residence, there was no video evidence recorded to report. During the audio portion there was an EVP captured of a strange laugh as an investigator went to get the other k-2 after the first one went off. It was sort of a taunt laugh towards the investigator. Other than this one piece of audio and the strange k-2 hits. Nothing more in the line of evidence was captured.

Activity Level: Unfortunately due to the lack of evidence and the strange k-2 hits and the erie EVP laugh and the cigar smoke, Soul Searchers believes there is a chance for potential activity at this residence. However a follow up investigation could be planned in the future.
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6-25-2011

Three Bears




Ovid, NY


Claims of Activity: In Papa Bear in the jail cells, footsteps were being heard. Also voices being heard with whispering at times also. Cell was being open and closed. People reported being touched. In the other rooms, the feeling of dread and being watched. On the second floor in the old woman’s cell the sound of females whining, and reported items being moved. In the courtroom on the third floor, apparitions along with shadow people being seen. Items being moved. Footsteps also reported coming from the judges room. In Mama Bear no activity to report as it’s being refurbished. Baby Bear only had the reports of being watched and the feeling of dread.

Investigation: Soul Searchers split into two groups of three and started their investigation of all three buildings. While during the setup of the DVR system two investigators witnessed two different light anomalies over by the judges chamber. In the main building a shadow was seen outside the courtroom moving into the judges room. Footsteps were also heard near the judges room walking into the courtroom. Later in the cell area an investigator was touched on the neck upon entering a cell and an EVP was captured at that time as well. While in Baby Bear the other team had a heavy feeling upon entering. No activity in Mama Bear due to construction. When all investigators were present in courtroom, numerous footsteps were heard. Also heard was scratching noises in the back of the courtroom.

Evidence Review: While reviewing the video, Soul Searchers found the two different light anomalies in the courtroom with no one present in the building. Soul Searchers tried to debunk light anomalies but couldn’t. Several different EVP’s were captured in the old jail cells. One was what sounded like mumbling, and others were of what sounded like footsteps walking and then what sounds like keys being dropped onto a wooden desk. Another EVP is what sounded like a door slamming shut. A couple different EVP’s were recorded on the full spectrum camera. Including a very strange laugh. There were a few k-2 hits but nothing substantial. A video of the courtroom can be seen here.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes that there is a chance for potential activity in the Papa Bear building. Mama bear was being renovated so there was no activity to be reported. In Baby Bear the only feeling was of dread and sadness. No other activity was reported in this building.
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4-20-2011

Springside Inn




Auburn, NY


Claims of Activity: There were no reports given to the team prior to the investigation. The owner just provided what rooms and areas of the place to concentrate on.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived and formed a plan to set up the DVR system to investigate. After the set up they broke into two teams to conduct their investigation. While two investigators were in the main hall they heard footsteps on the floor walking towards them. The other team upstairs heard what sounded like a door slam down the hall.They went to investigate the door slamming but couldn’t determine where it came from. The team then went into one of the rooms and went to open the closet and almost had an iron fall on them. Then another investigator saw an apparition sitting in a chair across the room from him. But because there was no video to back this up, it was only a personal experience for the investigator. After the teams completed their investigation of the Springside Inn, the team broke down all the equipment and proceeded to leave.

Evidence Found: During evidence review, the footsteps in the main hall were backed up on the digital recorder that was being used by the team. Other than the footsteps no other EVPs were caught. But the most intriguing evidence of the investigation that was caught, was that of a mist figure. It appeared to walk through the first door into the room then proceeded to turn right and walk right through another door. Other than this mist figure no other video was captured.

12-10-2011: Reinvestigation of Springside Inn

Investigation: Soul Searchers returned to the Springside Inn for a reinvestigation. Two teams of 5 were split between the Springside and the Sand Beach Church. When the investigation started in the Springside, the five investigators split into two teams. One team went upstairs and the other started downstairs. Both teams conducted numerous EVP sessions and tried to make contact but failed to do so. After an hour both teams switched areas. The team in the main hall experienced what sounded like footsteps coming down the stairs, and then what appeared to be a flashlight shine along the ceiling from stair level with the ceiling. The team thought it was the other team doing it. Come to find out the other team was doing an EVP session in a room upstairs. Due to no DVR system used during this it was just a personal experience for this team. The two teams finished the sessions and then switched locations with the other five investigators. The second team split into two teams and started their investigation of the Springside. They investigated the Springside for two hours switching areas. But there were no experiences and no EVPs captured at this time. So everyone met up and decided to conclude the investigation for the night.

Evidence Review: Due to the fact that there was no DVR system for the reinvestigation there was no video to review and only audio to concentrate on. After all audio was reviewed there were no EVPs captured.

Activity Level: With the audio of the footsteps and the full body apparition witnessed by one investigator. The most compelling evidence was the mist figure that was captured on video. Soul Searchers believes that there is moderate to high activity at The Springside Inn.
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3-27-2011

Wayside Inn




Weedsport, NY


Claims of Activity: In the basement, there’s supposed to be a vortex in one small room. A death was reported in the basement. In the bar area reports that the lights and TVs go on and off. There’s also been an apparition seen in the bar area as well. Upstairs people hear footsteps and voices. Shadows have also been seen up there. An apparition of a woman has been seen by the back staircase. Also on the top floor noises have been heard while someone was living there for a few weeks.

Investigation: Soul Searchers set up for the investigation throughout the Wayside. But due to the bar, we couldn’t setup a camera due to customers in there. Two groups of three investigators started out the investigations in different locations. In the basement the team found a fear cage. There were wires running the length of the ceiling all unshielded causing high EMF readings which would cause someone to feel like someone is watching you or trying to creep you out. The team upstairs had a few experiences with footsteps being heard in the hallway and a shadow being seen in the room across the hall. The shadow was later debunked as a cars headlights passing by. Another investigator on the third floor saw a shadow move in a closet from right to left. They tried to debunk this shadow, by trying to line someone up with the light coming in from the outside. However, it was on such an acute angle that it couldn’t be someone standing there. So this was a good personal experience. Later on, two investigators in the back hall on the second floor heard footsteps coming a room out in front of the main hallway. They went to investigate and when they got there the footsteps stopped. When the bar was empty, we got a camera in there ASAP. Soul Searchers hit the bar area hard as they had limited time to try and get something in there. But in the end, in the bar nothing happened to report of. After every Soul Searchers investigator had there chance to investigate the Wayside Inn, the investigation was wrapped up.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers set out to review all video and audio recored during the investigation of the Wayside Inn. When the video was reviewed there was nothing captured. But when the audio was reviewed it was discovered that some EVP’s were captured during the investigation on the third floor. There were two clips that were captured of a male’s voice saying "get out". Clearly this wasn’t any of the Soul Searchers team. There was also footsteps caught walking in the hallway. There were no investigators in this area at this time, but in other locations or at command central. A female voice calling out "who-hooo" was caught. It was mocking one investigator who was going around saying something similar but really fast. At this point that concluded all the evidence from the Wayside Inn.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes with all the evidence that was collected and caught, including personal experiences,that there is a chance for moderate to high activity level at this nice location.
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3-15-2011

Ben Conger Inn




Groton, NY


Claims of Activity: Apparition of a little girl has been seen upstairs and going down the stairs. Mrs. Conger has been reproted seen in the dining room area sitting at her favorite table, and she’s also been seen in the white room located on the second floor. Footsteps have been heard on the second floor and on the staircase. In Conger Suite, reports of a person reported deceased. Also, voices being heard in Conger Suite. Mr. Conger has been reported to be seen in the basement and in the wine cellar area.

Investigation: While three investigators were doing an EVP session, two investigators saw a shadow person move from right to left in the bathroom. Investigators in the basement reported of a green light annomally appear against the far wall of the work area. Later into the investigation while two other investigators were in the Conger Suite doing an EVP session they heard what sounded like a little child’s footsteps running down the stair case. No investigators were in this area as they were in different locations of the mansion.

Evidence Review: Upon reviewing the evidence an EVP was captured in the Conger Suite saying hello which sounds like a male. The footsteps that were heard on the staircase by the two investigators were backed up by the audio recorder that captured them. Audio recorder in Conger Suite also captured the closet door closing by itself as no one was around this room. Everyone was at command central.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes that there is the chance for potential to moderate activity. Soul Searchers is currently working on a reinvestigation of the Ben Conger Inn.
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1-22-2011

Old Groton Church




Lisa and Mark Heider - Groton, NY


Claims of Activity: Reports of voices heard. Full body apparition seen by owner. Doors opening and closing by themselves. Footsteps being heard on stairs, in living room and in downstairs hallway.

Investigation: Soul Searchers was called into investigate this very historic residence with reports of numerous claims. The night Soul Searchers investigated, it was a very cold night. Trying to investigate the chapel area was impossible due to it being very cold. One investigator reported seeing a shadow appear next to him in the master bedroom. Another investigator who was manning command central experienced a hard knock on the wall that came from the bedroom next to command central. It was a very forceful knock.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers, upon reviewing the evidence of the place, found four EVP’s that were collected in the living room.

Activity Level: Unfortunatley during the investigation the weather conditions were against us and limited investigating the chapel due to this. Soul Searchers believes that there is a chance for moderate activity at this location. Soul Searchers is currently rescheduling a reinvestigation of this residence.
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10-12-2010

Erie Mansion




Clyde, NY


Claims of Activity: Shadows being seen. The apparitions of Dr. Smith and his wife. Dr Smith’s old chauffeur also been seen on the grounds. Footsteps being heard on the main staircase and all over the mansion. Doors open and close by themselves, voices being heard, objects being moved. The lady in black has been seen in the old servants quarters on the third floor. There’s also been deaths reported on the property, with some of the bodies buried on the property.

History: Some history of The Erie Mansion is that it was built in 1858 and the newer transformation was completed in 1910. It also has a notorious history as a private residence for numerous families. It was also a veteran’s home and also was used for low income housing. It was condemned in 2006. It laid vacant until 2008 when the current owner bought this mansion for his residence. By the end of 2009 the mansion was fully restored and looking better than ever. The current owner has had his own personal experiences in this mansion.

Investigation: Soul Searchers conducted this duel investigation with the CNY Ghost Hunters, due to the size of the mansion. After set-up was complete, the teams split up and the CNY team started downstairs in the living room area. The Soul Searchers team started the investigation on the third floor and worked their way down. The CNY team experienced what they thought was a door slamming shut. One CNY investigator asked the one in command center if they slammed a door or closed one and he hadn’t. Then the investigator who was at command center heard footsteps walking in the honey moon suite right above him. Both teams were accounted for during the footsteps. The CNY team conducted an EVP session in the living room. Soul Searchers conducted EVP sessions in the rooms upstairs. One Soul Searchers investigator caught a quick glimpse of a shadow move, but that investigator was the only one that saw it. After an hour or so both teams switched areas and kept investigating. The CNY team experienced a few knocks in the old servants quarters and they also conducted a frank’s box session. The CNY team moved onto the second floor continuing EVP sessions to establish contact but got no response in return. While Soul Searchers was downstairs in the living room, they conducted there own EVP sessions. But in the end they didn’t get any responses to show for. After both teams took a break the CNY team went into the basement and conducted the flashlight experiment. They asked questions to any spirit that was there and they got a few responses to there questions. Three investigators from Soul Searchers went to the honeymoon suite where the footsteps were heard before. They conducted an EVP session trying to get that to happen again but it never did.When both teams completed the investigation they met in command central and concluded the investigation.

Evidence Found: Since both teams are from different areas they had to review there own evidence. During CNY’s frank bow experiment they got a couple answers to there questions that were caught by a stationary audio recorder. Their experience was backed up as evidence. As for other evidence for the CNY team they got a couple other EVP's and besides the flashlight experiment answers, not much was caught. When Soul Searchers reviewed all of their audio and video Erie Mansion, all of the video was viewed and found that the cameras didn’t catch anything. When analyzing the audio for this mansion, there was what seemed to be three EVP’s captured. All three EVP’s were captured by the stationary recorder placed in the old servants quarters. It was a female voice in all three of them. That was it for all the evidence. Members from both teams met in Auburn and compared evidence and info on what they caught and thoughts of the mansion.

Activity Level: This was a duel investigation between CNY Ghost Hunters and Soul Searchers. With the evidence that was captured and the few personal experiences, it is safe to say that there is Moderate Activity at this historic location. Soul Searchers would like to investigate this mansion again and is returning on November 15th.

11-15-2011: Reinvestigation of Erie Mansion

Investigation: Soul Searchers returned to this historic mansion with a new member of the team. They were also joined by the Fingerlakes Shadow Society in this joint investigation. When the teams arrived they were greeted by the owner of the mansion. The five investigators who’ve never been here before got a tour of the mansion by the owner, the rest of the team started setting up the equipment to try and capture any paranormal activity. After the tour was complete, and the cameras and the equipment were setup, the teams broke off into two groups of five. Soul Searchers started on the top floor and the FLSS started in the basement. Two Soul Searchers investigators went into the massage room and the others went into the servants quarters. The investigators had an unusual experience where they split up and one investigator felt a cool breeze go by his arm. They looked for any window open that could cause a breeze but they couldn’t find anything to cause this. The other investigators while doing some EVP work heard what sounded like two growls not more than three feet from them and it was backed up by FLSS when they heard the same growl in the room later. After the other two investigators joined the others, a few of them were witnessing some shadow play in the kitchen area. Then the four investigators on the couch witnessed a black mass blackout any light coming in around the door for around 10 minutes and then it went away very slowly. Other than these things happening nothing else happened to them. After an hour the teams switched areas. Soul Searchers was doing an EVP session in the basement and was getting some weird shadow play around them. They moved to another area of the basement and experienced a loud knock or bang right above them. Two investigators went up the stairwell to check it out and they heard voices talking. They thought it was the other team but they were still on the third floor when this happened on the second floor landing. When they did look for the source of the knock they found out it came from the living room, but as they didn’t know where the owner was they had to throw it out. FLSS was finishing up on the top floor when one investigator set a motion sensor on a chair in view of the camera. After the last member left the light went out, and with everyone gone all of a sudden the light came on out of know where. This was witnessed by two Soul Searchers members in command central. After a forty five minute break the teams set about investigating again. Soul Searchers went back to the top floor to make contact again but got nothing on this return trip. One investigator went into the bedroom with the door closed and the rest decided to leave and go to the second floor. But unknown to the Soul Searchers team the light sensor went off again after the last member left the room. FLSS was investigating an old house next door the owner had. But they experienced nothing in the house. The teams switched areas again with not much happening for either team at either location. The investigation concluded around one forty five AM. The teams broke down all the equipment, and the teams thanked the homeowner for letting them return to the mansion.

Evidence Review: While reviewing all the evidence that was collected there some audio EVPs that were captured in the servants quarters. After all audio was reviewed the video portion of the evidence got reviewed. Upon reviewing the video it was discovered that the light sensor didn’t go off once but it went off twice at different times during the investigation. The second time came after Soul Searchers left the room when it came on. These were two good pieces of evidence that were caught by the DVR cameras. Both teams were excited that they caught the light sensor going off with no one in the room. While talking with an FLSS investigator they learned from the company that you have to be in very close to around three feet away to set it off. So a very good piece of evidence was caught.

Activity Level: This was a very good dual investigation of two very good teams. Since one Soul Searchers member has been to this location on 4 different occasions to this point, he’s seen other evidence that was collected there and with what they captured this time, Soul Searchers and FLSS believes that there is moderate activity at this historic location. Soul Searchers would like to return to this location sometime in the future.
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10-5-2010

Utopia Club




Auburn, NY


Claims of Activity: Shadows are being seen by the staff. Also staff hearing odd noises. Staff reports that the television turns on and off when closing the bar area for the night. Staff has also has seen an apparition in the building. Reports of seeing it upstairs and downstairs.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the location and received a tour of the business to see where cameras and equipment should be set up. After set up was complete, the team broke into two teams to investigate the business. One team started upstairs in the bar area and the other team started in the basement. The team in the basement experienced seeing a shadow move up the stairs towards the bar area. The two investigators gave chase and found that the shadow disappeared. The bar team experienced some strange k-2 hits. They put two chairs together and set the k-2 in a chair opposite them. Then they asked if there is anyone there with them, could you come and sit down in the chair across from them. The k-2 lights went into the red to show them that something could of sat down in the chair. After this, the teams switched areas to continue the investigation and to see if they could get anymore activity. But in the end they didn’t get anymore activity to happen. The teams met back up in the barroom and ended the investigation. They broke down the equipment and proceeded to leave.

Evidence Review: While reviewing the video evidence, the DVR picked up what looked like two orbs were captured. Upon further review one turned out to be a bug flying into the IR lights on the camera and the other was just some dust. There were no EVPs captured during the review of all the audio in this case.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes that since this is a location that housed many residencies, and that some deaths did occur here, there is a chance for potential activity at this business.
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9-4-2010

Auburn House




Auburn, NY


Claims of Activity: Home owner reports hearing scratching noises on the basement door and what sounds like someone is walking upstairs when the home owner is home alone. There are also reports of apparitions being seen by the home owner, other people that have been inside the house, and through a window by a worker working on the house.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the residence and received a tour of the house from the home owner. The team set out all the equipment in different areas of the house. They then proceeded to break into two teams to investigate the residence. One team started upstairs and the other team started downstairs. The team upstairs started hearing tapping on the wall of the room they were investigating in. That team then was starting to walk to another room when one investigator saw a full body apparition move from the hallway in front of him and go into the bathroom to his left. Upon both investigators looking into the bathroom the apparition had vanished into the wall.The team downstairs heard what sounded like faint scratching on the door going into the basement. After a few hours both teams switched areas to continue their investigation. The second team went upstairs and got the same tapping that team one got on the wall of one bedroom and the same tapping on the wall of another room. The team downstairs didn’t get much in the line of activity.When the investigation was complete the team broke down all the equipment, thanked the home owner, and proceeded to leave.

Evidence Review: During review of all the audio in this case, the tapping noises upstairs were caught on audio and so was the scratching on the basement door. There was no DVR system due to the fact that the cameras got damaged at another residence. So Soul Searchers was waiting for new cameras.

Activity Level: With the lack of video to back up the investigator seeing the apparition, it was just a personal experience. But with the two EVPs of the tapping upstairs and the scratching noise on the basement door, Soul Searchers believes that there is a chance for potential activity at this residence.
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8-5-2010

Conquest House




Conquest, NY


Claims of Activity: Voices being heard. Shadows being seen moving around the house. Lights and TV being turned on and off by themselves. Daughter doesn’t like sleeping in her room because she feels like something is in the closet.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived and got a tour of the residence from the home owner. Once the tour was complete Soul Searchers setup their equipment and started the investigation. Due to the size of the house only one team could investigate at a time. Team one started upstairs in the Child's bedroom and conducted an EVP session. Once they finished there, they moved into the computer room and conducted another EVP session trying to make contact but failed in both areas. After an hour the second team started an EVP session upstairs trying to make contact but got no responses in return. They moved into another room trying to make contact but got nothing. The team took a quick break, then they returned and both teams hit all the rooms hard with EVP sessions. Around two in the morning Soul Searchers concluded the investigation and broke down. Before they left they told the home owner that they’ll be in contact to setup a date to let them know what we caught or didn’t catch.

Evidence Found: While reviewing all audio and video evidence, there were a few EVP’s captured but nothing substantial. There was also what appeared to be an orb captured on one of the cameras. Upon further review of the video it was found a bug to be flying through the IR lights of the camera.

9-3-2010: Reinvestigation of Conquest House

Investigation: Soul Searchers returned to the Conquest House to help the home owner get some answers on what’s happening in the house. Upon the team arriving at the location, it rained most of the day, so rain was dripping off of the roof and down the drain pipes. While investigating, the team tried asking for knocks when they knocked on something. So with the rain dripping and making noise it was hard to determine if this was paranormal activity or not/So had to throw it out. In the computer room two investigators were doing an EVP session and got a few strange hits of the k-2 meter. Other than these few experiences it was quiet for the night.

Evidence Review: After reviewing evidence for this residence, no EVPs were captured during the investigation. During the review of the video there was a strange flash of light captured in the computer room flashing towards the camera. You see a bug fly towards the camera before the flash happens. Does the bug cause this strange flash. Hard to debunk unless a bug is held up to see if it can be reproduced.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes with the EVPs and video of the strange flash of light. We believe that there is a chance for potential activity at this location. Soul Searchers would like to do another investigation of this residence.
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7-30-2010

Cayuga House




Cayuga, NY


Claims of Activity: Voices being heard in different rooms of the residence. Black shadow person being seen. Toys being turned on and off by themselves. Footsteps being heard on the stairs.

Investigation: Soul Searchers arrived at the residence and the homeowner gave a tour of the house. After the tour Soul Searchers proceeded to setup the DVR and other equipment throughout the house. Then they broke up into teams and started to investigate. Team one started inside and conducted EVP sessions in all rooms of the residence. They tried knocking to get responses but didn’t get any responses. After one hour the teams switched and team two came inside.They conducted EVP sessions as well in all the rooms. They tried different things to get a response but nothing happened for them either. After three hours of investigation Soul Searchers concluded the investigation and broke down and left the residence.

Evidence Found: During evidence review, all audio and video was viewed. After all the audio was completed there was nothing captured. Upon review of the video it was found that one of the DVR cameras moved by itself. The investigator said no one else was in the house at the time but them. But unfortunately upon review it’s inconclusive whether it was paranormal or not, so it had to be tossed out. Soul Searchers did reschedule another investigation of the residence.

8-30-2010: Reinvestigation of Cayuga House

Investigation: Soul Searchers returned to the Cayuga house to reinvestigate this residence. Home owner said that the activity picked up since the last investigation. One team started upstairs and the second team started downstairs. The team upstairs conducted EVP sessions in both bedrooms trying to make contact with anything in the home. A light anomaly was seen in the computer room. It was debunked as the power supply switch blinking. The team downstairs conducted an EVP session trying to make contact but got no response to any of their questions. Two investigators walked up the street to the cemetery and conducted an EVP session there until the batteries went dead in the recorder. So they returned to the home. The other two investigators did EVP sessions upstairs and got no response in return. At one in the morning Soul Searchers concluded the investigation and broke everything down and left.

Evidence Review: Soul Searchers conducted the task of reviewing all audio and video for the residence. After fully reviewing all audio and video there was nothing caught to be considered evidence.

Activity Level: After discussing everything in this case and all the claims the homeowner said happened, Soul Searchers believes that there is no paranormal activity at this residence. There was no evidence to back up the claims.
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7-1-2010

Syracuse Home




Syracuse, NY


Claims of Activity: Footsteps and voices being heard. There’s a feeling of being watched. Shadows being seen moving around the house. Full body apparition being seen around the bar area.

Investigation: Soul Searchers only had two investigators do this home due to how small it is and the openness of the inside. EVP sessions were conducted in every room of the residence. One investigator while sitting on the couch had the sensation of someone sitting down next to him after he asked for someone to sit down and join us. That same investigator also had the feeling he got touched also while sitting on the couch. While investigating the upstairs were heard what sounded like the door handle jiggle as if someone was trying to come inside the home. Soul Searchers took a half hour break and then returned inside to finish up the investigation. While in the kitchen checking on the DVR the two investigators heard two glasses clang together. There was an audio recorder right there and caught the noise. Then they went out to the bar and tried to debunk this, but when looking at the glasses hanging, it wasn't possible because they were an inch apart. One more EVP and EMF sweep was made and then the investigation was wrapped up.

Evidence Found: After reviewing all the video recorded, there was no video evidence captured during the investigation. During review of the audio, the part was found where the glasses were heard clanging together. Right after the glasses audio there was also a voice that said get out which was also caught. No other EVPs were captured.

8-8-2010: Reinvestigation of Syracuse Home

Investigation: Soul Searchers returned to the Syracuse home to do a second investigation with a third investigator. After setup was complete they went about investigating the home. While doing a EVP session upstairs one investigator looked at the railing and said he saw what claimed to be a set of eyes looking at him. Then he said he saw a shadow run down stairs after this. There were a few knocks heard but that was quickly debunked as the home owners in the downstairs home. After three hours or so of investigating and doing a couple more EVP sessions, Soul Searchers concluded their investigation of this home.

Evidence Review: Upon reviewing all the video and audio that was recorded at the residence, Soul Searchers concluded that there was nothing valuable captured.

Activity Level: Soul Searchers believes that with the evidence they caught in the glasses clinging and the get out, there is a chance for Potential Activity at this location.
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