Our Investigation Results
Investigation: The Kennedy House
The investigation we call the Kennedy House, was the first official investigation of the team that is now called Western Slope Paranormal. We operated under a different name, and some of the members have changed, but most of us are together under WSP.
The Kennedy House is a farmhouse in the center of Grand Junction, Colorado, not far from the university. It is an old farmhouse, sitting in the middle of a neighborhood that was probably all farmland in the early days. The date and history is unknown to me. It is a two story house with a full basement, and we found it to be active and a little spooky.
Three of our members were there one night when the house was being vacated by the residents. As far as any real evidence, we didn’t collect any that night. We had recorders going and other various pieces of equipment set out, but nothing was captured that we can call paranormal. However, the three of us were in one of the upstairs bedrooms asking questions, hoping for yes or no answers using recorders. At the same time we all looked at each other and decided we needed to leave “NOW!”. So we left…quickly.
A larger group of our team and a few extra friends went to the house again after the residents moved out and left us the keys for a final investigation. Team member Lynn was having troubles staying in the room that we left the previous time. She was feeling ill whenever she went inside it. Team member Emily was using an EMF detector (detects Electronic Magnetic Frequency) and going around the same room. At one corner she jumped back after getting a small electric shock and believed she had put her hand through “somebody”.
Team members Lynn, Taylor, and myself were in the kitchen and enclosed porch preparing to go down to the basement. There was an audible growling noise that startled all three of us. It was also heard later by some other members in the living room and it was recorded on the digital recorder that was set in one of the downstairs bedrooms. We call the voice the growly man. He really was not happy with all of us in his home. (If I can figure it out, I will add the EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) to this website.)
Lynn had set up baby monitors as part of our equipment. After she got home, there was some static noises coming from her kit bag. She realized that it was the baby monitors. She checked them to turn them off and realized that they were turned off and batteries were removed. How they were making noises is still a mystery, but she took them outside and poured salt on them!
We are still intrigued by this location and would love to go back in for another investigation and try to get the answers to some of our questions about this house.
Investigation: Headstone Under A House, Montrose, Colorado
Western Slope Paranormal was asked to investigate a house in Montrose, Colorado. The owners were having what they felt was paranormal activity and were horrified when their electrician found a military headstone laying on the ground under their home.
Five of our team went to investigate. We were told by the owner that things would be misplaced and found in unusual places. They heard odd noises, and when our client was sitting at his desk working, he often felt he was being watched.
The first thing we did was check out the headstone and get the name and dates. It was a standard white Veterans headstone and the veteran served in WWII. Then we walked around inside the home with the Electromagnetic Field Detector (EMF). What we discovered was that the EMF was pretty high near the desk and discovered the electric box was on the outside wall parallel to the desk. That would indicate to us that that may be the cause of his paranoia of being watched. High EMF can cause headaches, paranoia, nausea, etc. We also discovered a cemetery up the hill behind the house.
We set up inside the living area of the home with some of our standard equipment such as the EMF detector, digital recorders, video camera, digital cameras and decided to experiment with the flashlight test. (Spirits can sometimes manipulate the Maglite and twist it off and on).
The atmosphere would change periodically, and it will feel like "someone" was checking in on us. We would get the occasional yes answer by getting the EMF detector to light up to red. Using intuition, a big part of being an investigator, we were getting the impression that it was different spirits checking in on us. Our answers were sometimes female, sometimes male. We were wondering if visitors were coming in from the nearby cemetery, checking things out.
Two of our team members are veterans, so we began to discuss the Army. That is when all the detectors lit up bright and the flashlight came on. We were excited about the flashlight experiment because it was actually working. It would light up and dim off, on command. What we did discover is that the owner of the headstone was in the home and just wanted to be noticed. He was not evil and didn't really mean to be scary but he was the previous owner of the home. His wife may have also been hanging around, and she could have been one of the visitors, but at the time, we didn't know he had a wife and never even thought of talking to her.
As we were sitting quietly at one point, we heard a noise that wasn't one of us. We figured out that "someone" had sat down on the drum stool in the room with us. We also heard noises in the kitchen but couldn't discover what it was. We always take photos, and most of time nothing is captured on film. It is advisable to take at least a sequence of three to note changes if anything paranormal shows up. My sequence was 1. clear, 2. foggy, 3. a member was touched. In the third photo, it is shown that the meters were going off.
Unfortunately, we had no conversation on our recorders but all the other activity was pretty compelling.
After the investigation, we did some research on the man and the headstone. He was actually cremated so he was not buried under the house. Talking to a mortuary, we were told that the family may have been given the headstone and not knowing what to do with it, it was pushed under the house.