CASE: Private Business - Culmerville, PA
INVESTIGATION DATE: 7/15/11
INVESTIGATORS PRESENT: Melanie, Chris, Nina, Carrie, & Josh
LUNAR CONDITIONS: Moon 100% full
SOLAR CONDITIONS: Solar X-rays (normal), Geomagnetic field (quiet)
ABOUT THE LOCATION:
The building that houses this business was constructed in 1921 and has two floors above the main business level that are now used for storage, etc. The second level once contained a roller skating rink and apartments. The long time owner of the business recently passed away and current employees claim to have seen an apparation of his still lingering spirit in the garage. There are also reports of a baby crying and the feeling of being physically pushed in one of the upper level hallways. The area in which the building was built has quite an intriquing history. Some reports say that hundreds of miners went missing and were possibly murdered during the years that the town was heavily mined for coal. Indian artifacts have also been uncovered in various locations throughout the area. It is the site of several other reportedly haunted locations, one of which we have previously investigated. It is also a very short distance from the former (haunted) home of STP co-founder Melanie and current home of her parents, STP members Nina and Dave.
Our investigation of this private business was definitely one of the more active we have conducted. Personal experiences were plentiful, particularly for the three female investigators present. Melanie, Carrie, and Nina all felt like they were being touched on numerous occasions and, in one instance, Melanie felt something push her in the shoulder area. Josh also felt something touch him on the leg and saw what looked like a gray shadow shortly after. Most of this activity occured on the second and third floors. Melanie also saw what appeared to be a black mass in a doorway on the second level. Investigators who were touched immediately tried to debunk the incidents but were unable.
Personal experiences were not limited to the upper levels of the building as Chris heard unexplained shuffling on the lower level and the fully charged IR light on the hand held camcorder he was operating drained completely after only a few minutes of use. We also got a weak K2 hit in the area but it was random and occured only once.
As for tangible evidence collected during the investigation, there were two pieces of audio and one video clip that we felt merited posting in this case file. We captured what we believe is an EVP of a female saying the words "family room" shortly after those same words are said by Carrie in a third floor hallway just outside of one of the building's most active rooms. We also caught what sounds like four syllables of a male voice talking over investigator Melanie in that same room though we are not sure what it is saying. Other interesting pieces of audio were captured that sound like possible EVPs but are too faint or unitelligible to consider credible. An odd light anomaly was also videotaped by Chris with the hand held camcorder just inside the room. Although we cannot say for certain that the anomaly is paranormal in nature, we have definitely ruled out dust or other particles due to its size and brightness as well as its deliberate, upward flight pattern. We also do not believe it to be an insect because it appears to be flat and rotating and the only insect we saw in the building was a small bee one level down. All three pieces of evidence have been posted below.
VIDEO CLIP 1 This strange anomaly was captured in a room on the 3rd floor.
EVP1 (Class B/time-00:18) was captured in the third floor hallway and sounds like a female voice saying "family room" shortly after investigator Carrie uses those same words when asking about one of the rooms on the building's top level.
EVP2 (Class C/time-00:10) was recorded in the same area and sounds like four syllables of a male voice talking over Melanie.