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A Memphis, TN Paranormal Group. I am a Paranormal investigator, Ex drag racer, musician and current computer repair and website guru at http://paranormalss.com/

Ghost hunting

Here is a link that does a pretty good job explaining what ghost hunting is:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_hunting

EMF meter user

Cordova Community Center Investigation

Building

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Sign

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Investigation  The Cordova Community Center is located at 1017 Sanga Rd., Cordova, TN.  The Cordova Community Center, originally built as the Cordova School in 1913, has been restored and currently serves as a multi-use facility available to the community.
Here is a link to their website – http://cordovacommunitycenter.com/

My experience was that there are child and adult spirits haunting the old school.  I did not find anything evil that the staff  should be worried about.  Mostly playful spirits.  Most were in the basement ( the old library and cafeteria area ).  If you here something different than I did with the EVP’s feel free to comment below!  If you live in the area you should stop by and see the old school and museum!  Very interesting place.  We appreciate and want to thank the Staff at The Cordova Community Center for their cooperation.

Steve Sanderson

The Cordova Community Center is a hidden treasure for history lovers. Mrs. Darlene Sawyer has organized the beautiful museum into an invaluable resource for historic information that you can’t find anywhere else, and the staff has made it a great community space for events, meetings, and lessons. It’s no wonder that some playful little spirits have stayed there through the years! I enjoyed the wonderful collection in the museum, as well as the giggling voices and playful energy from it’s era as the schoolhouse. I can’t wait to return!

Lainie Hackett

Date Tuesday 11/09/2012

 11:00 am Investigation.

Time at location: Two hours.

 Two Voice Recorders. 3 EMF Meters, 2 Video Cameras and 1 still camera.

Personnel Steve Sanderson, Lainie Hackett, Steve Vernon, Teri Clark and Daphne Carroll.

History  In October 1985 nine citizens of Cordova, in the name of the community, formed a not-for profit corporation which purchased from the Shelby County Board of Education the Cordova School property, to be used as a community center. The price for the school building with gymnasium on eight acres including ball fields was $150,000.

Teachers and students who fondly remembered their old school joined with current residents to save the 1913 landmark. Neighbors and friends organized an on-going series of fund-raising events and generous, hard working citizens began the slow process of renovation.

Now that the mortgage is paid off, more help is needed to continue the restoration and repairs, including the heating and cooling systems throughout the buildings. Plans are continuously being developed for a full calendar of annual events.

Your participation in the center’s programs and your contribution of time, talent and financial support are heartily welcomed.

The “old school” was and is the heart of Cordova. The 1913 building was recently placed on the Tennessee and National Register of Historic Places.

Evidence  EVP’s, very high EMF’s and Video.

EVP  Make your own determination on what the spirits may have said

Upstairs Recordings:

Upstairs Hello

Upstairs No

Basement Recordings:

Answering Lainie – Cmon were right here

Answering Lainie2 – Thats right someone else might see him

Answering Lainie3 – Yeah

Answering Lainie4 – No

Answering Steve S – Gone

Answering Steve S2 – No

Answering Steve S3 – Noise Response

Answering Steve S4 – Noise Response

Answering Steve S5 – Noises and Footsteps

Answering Steve V – whispering

Answering Steve V2 – No

Answering Steve V3 – No

Breathing and Talking empty basement

Doesn’t agree with us

Finishing Daphne’s sentence

Look, they’re here

Moving ball

Wants Steve Vs attention – Hey

What are batteries

 

EMF  A baseline of 3 with spikes up to 20 MilliGauss.  The steady EMF all over this building is very high.

Photos

Hallway

Front Hallway

Front Hallway

Stage Orb

Stage Orb

Possible Manifestation quarter way up the curtains on the left.

 

 

 

Hunting for ghosts: Paranormal investigation tips

 “When we do these investigations, so much of it is boring and monotonous,” said John Weaver, co-founder of the Spirit Society of PA. “If you took it as it was and put it on TV, nobody would watch because it would be boring. You may be there for hours before something happens.”

But when something does happen, it makes all that time spent waiting worthwhile. A brush with the paranormal can happen just about anywhere and at any time.

“You can take a walk through a cemetery during the day with a digital voice recorder and you’d be surprised by what you might catch,” said Doug Hockenberry, founder of Cumberland Perry Paranormal. “People don’t realize [spirits] are everywhere.”

Ready to catch a ghost? Here are tips on how to conduct your own paranormal investigation from Weaver and Hockenberry, as well as Mark Cook, co-founder of Cove Paranormal Research Society; Keith Morrison, founder of Complete Paranormal Services; and John Curley, founder of Harrisburg Area Paranormal Society:

 

  • Don’t just do night investigations. Night is great for infrared cameras and getting audio recordings (because places are typically quieter), but early morning can be just as good for ghost hunting, and less scary.
  • Bring at least two flashlights. They’re useful tools when it comes to lighting your way or communicating with the dead. Loyal viewers of “Ghost Hunters” know that one tactic for chatting with spirits is by asking questions and having the spirit turn on and off the flashlight for answers.
  • Have multiple digital voice recorders. Most of the ghost teams use multiple recorders, each placed in various locations.
  • Bring lots of batteries. The dead pull energy from a variety of sources in order to communicate with the living, Hockenberry said. When it comes to energy sources, batteries are a prime target. So always bring extras.
  • Take loads of photos. Hockenberry and his crew take scores of random photos. “You always snap three pictures in the same direction because you never know what you’re going to get,” he said.
  • Don’t expect a result every time. “You may go off to a place and take 500 photos and get nothing,” Hockenberry said. “Then you go back and you’ll get stuff.” That’s the way of the paranormal — not every visit will be a gold mine of haunted happenings.
  • Choose your team well. “You need to have members that are reliable, trustworthy and professional,” Curley said. Also, everyone on the team needs to get along.
  • Ask permission. Many haunted locations require permission to visit, so be sure to ask for it from the proper authorities.
  • Plan on returning. “When we do investigations, we like to be able to return to the place we’re investigating to validate what happened,” Cook said.
  • Prepare to pony up some cash. “Because we don’t charge for our services, we spend all our money for our equipment, travel and lodging,” Cook said. And that equipment is expensive. “I would say we have $20,000 to $25,000 tied into equipment” Morrison said.
  • Know that it takes time and patience. The investigation itself takes hours and the playback takes just as long — if not longer. “That’s probably the most time consuming of what you do, listening back to everything,” Cook said. “You don’t want to make a mistake.”
  • Get liability insurance. “If you’re in a home and something happens and you’re not insured, you’re liable for it and you’re going to get sued,” Curley said. “A lot of paranormal teams don’t realize that.”
  • Don’t ask yes or no questions. When it comes to getting recorded audio of ghost responses, it’s important that you try and get full sentences out of the spirits. “Yes and no can be misconstrued as mechanical noises or a quick inhaled breath,” Morrison said. A full sentence is a lot harder to discount.
  • Respect the dead. “You would be surprised how much you can get just by being nice and saying ‘thank you’ and ‘please,’” Hockenberry said. In his experience, spirits respond faster when manners are being used.
  • When desperate, be rude. If you absolutely must get a reaction from a ghost, provocation can sometimes be effective. “I don’t recommend it,” Hockenberry said. “I don’t like doing it.” After making contact, Hockenberry always apologizes before continuing to interact with the ghost. 

Cordova Community Center

 

Investigation  The Cordova Community Center is located at 1017 Sanga Rd., Cordova, TN.  The Cordova Community Center, originally built as the Cordova School in 1913, has been restored and currently serves as a multi-use facility available to the community.
While we were there the building alarm went off on its own.  The alarm was off when we arrived and all the people in the building were in the same room we were in.  The doors from the outside were locked that lead to the alarm panel.
This is a preliminary investigation.

Date Tuesday 10/02/2012

 10:00 am Investigation.

Time at location: Two hours.

 Two Voice Recorders and the EMF Ghost Meter.

Personnel Steve Sanderson and Lainie Hackett.

History  In October 1985 nine citizens of Cordova, in the name of the community, formed a not-for profit corporation which purchased from the Shelby County Board of Education the Cordova School property, to be used as a community center. The price for the school building with gymnasium on eight acres including ball fields was $150,000.

Teachers and students who fondly remembered their old school joined with current residents to save the 1913 landmark. Neighbors and friends organized an on-going series of fund-raising events and generous, hard working citizens began the slow process of renovation.

Now that the mortgage is paid off, more help is needed to continue the restoration and repairs, including the heating and cooling systems throughout the buildings. Plans are continuously being developed for a full calendar of annual events.

Your participation in the center’s programs and your contribution of time, talent and financial support are heartily welcomed.

The “old school” was and is the heart of Cordova. The 1913 building was recently placed on the Tennessee and National Register of Historic Places.

Evidence  Voice recorders placed downstairs in basement area and on ground floor in auditorium.  EMF was 3-Off the scale everywhere in the building.

EVP

Basement Recordings:

Eddger

I am rosa

Id like to go with sometime – No – YES

Is that Marley

Noise

Oh my God

Auditorium Recordings:

CCC child laughter or Voices

CCC Echoing Voices

CCC man laughing

CCC Shrill noise

CCC thud & siren – Same noise I heard in the basement

CCC Who Art These

CCC Yeah

CCC Grunt

EMF  A baseline of 3 with spikes to over 5 MilliGauss.  The steady EMF all over this building is very high.

 

 

Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital

Investigation  EVP session Only

Date Saturday 07/12/2012

 10:00 AM

 Voice recorder Only

Personnel Steve Sanderson.

History  N/A

Evidence  EVP Session Only

EVP

A ghost

A trance

Follow it

How did you – Strange answers?

Im Female – Hard to hear, but it answer “I’m Female”.

Nights are killing her

Walk Home – Sounds like he says someones name and then says “Walk Home”.

EMF  Not Used

 

Photos  

 

House in Millington, TN

Investigation  The investigation involved a two story house.  A child’s bedroom was the main focus.  The child claims to see an apparition and here voices and noises.  There are three adults living in the house all with the ability  to see shadow figures, apparitions and things moving.  They also here voices on occasion.

Date Saturday 07/08/2012

 8:00 pm Investigation.

Time at location: Two hours.

 Voice recorder, MEL Meter, K2 Meter, Ghost Meter and two Video Recorders.

Personnel Steve Sanderson, Teri Clark, Ashley Musick and Steve Vernon.

History  We were contacted by the residents living there about seeing apparitions, shadow figures and moving objects.  They also hear noises and voices.

Evidence  Many EVP’s of all classes.  There was at least three intelligent spirits there on this night.  Ashley observed an orb moving from one room to the next.  The fish tank in the child’s bedroom is emitting a huge and wide EMF.  We feel this is acting as a portal that is attracting spirits to it.  We suggested that this tank and pump be removed and discarded or at the very least unplugged.  There was poltergeist type activity Ashley and Teri experienced when leaving with our car lights turning off and on and Ashley’s van door locking by itself when she tried to unlock it to leave after we completed the investigation.

This place is hot!

EVP

Note: As always EVP’s are open to your what you feel you heard and your comments are welcome.

Man yelling Hold him up

Lets go Heath

Loud bang – nobody in the room  We had a night-vision video camera running that also heard the noise, but shows nothing on video.  There is also a voice in the background saying “I need it”.

Love you

Man singing “Who’s candle do you jump.”

No

We might be dead

Who tied us?

EMF  A baseline of 1.5 with spikes to over 10 MilliGauss.

 

Photos  

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Ghostly apparition caught on camera at Perth tearoom hailed as best evidence of paranormal in 10 years

 A CAFE owner has called in the ghost-hunters after claiming to have seen a spirit on his security camera.

Chills went down Dan Clifford’s spine when he checked his CCTV and saw what he’s convinced was a ghostly apparition hovering over a table set for two.

He summoned a team of ghost specialists, who said the sighting – said to be a figure of a woman – was the most striking evidence they had come across in almost 10 years.

Dan, 35, said yesterday: “The first time I saw the shadow moving on the camera my heart went nuts. I thought there was an intruder in the shop.

“But when I looked closer I realised it couldn’t be a live human being – I could see right through it.”

The CCTV image was taken in the dead of night after something set off a motion sensor. And Dan claims it’s not the only evidence of ghostly goings-on at his Curiositeaz Vintage Tea Room in Perth.

He said: “Over the past few months, all the staff have experienced something.

“Some have heard voices. Others have witnessed chairs moving and one was pushed forwards and felt a chill right down their spine.

“We’ve also had a number of mediums stopping in because they felt something when they walked by.

“Some have told of feeling the presence of a woman, which fits with our newest image.

“I have always believed in the spirit world but I’d never experienced anything like this until we opened Curiositeaz less than a year ago. It’s all been very exciting.”

Dan has shown his CCTV images to ghost enthusiasts from Paranormal Investigation Scotland, and has talked to them about the other strange happenings at his cafe.

He has also fitted high-tech new cameras which takestill and moving images if sensors detect anything larger than a cat.

He said: “We are very interested to hear what the experts have to say about the recent sighting.

“We want to prove to any sceptics that we have not tampered with any images.”

A spokesman for Paranormal Investigation Scotland said: “This is the most convincing image we have seen in almost a decade, so we were keen to start looking into it.”

The experts will return to the cafe next month, with some of Scotland’s best-known mediums in tow. They’ll monitor the tea room overnight for signs of ghosts.

Source – http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2012/07/03/ghostly-apparition-caught-on-camera-at-perth-tearoom-hailed-as-best-evidence-of-paranormal-in-10-years-86908-23903655/

Mattress Warehouse in Memphis

Investigation The Investigation took place in a large warehouse.  We miked the office, a hallway and the main warehouse.  We also marked all the roll carts, a ballpoint pen and a football in case of any movement.  We did receive some evidence.  See below.

Date Saturday 06/29/2012

 8:00 pm Investigation.

Time at location: One hour and 30 minutes.

 Voice recorder, 24 channel Sound Board with three mikes, MEL Meter, K2 Meter, Ghost Meter and Video Recorder.

Personnel Steve Sanderson, Teri Clark, Lauri L. McCullar, Rachel E. and Steve Vernon.

History  We were contacted by the business owner about roll carts moving on their own, ballpoint pens being moved, noises and shadow people.

Evidence Class A, B and C EVP’s.

EVP Note: As always EVP’s are open to what you feel you heard and your comments are welcome.  Class C’s are very hard to hear without good sound and headphones.

Cat 

Uh Hey

No

Yes

What

Red Light

Scared

Additional Audio and Video produced no unusual results.

EMF  A baseline of 0 with spikes to 3.5 MilliGauss.

 

Photos  Coming soon!

What Happens Before and After An Investigation

Before

Before an investigation one or two of our team members will scout out locations that may be haunted due to age, location or history.  We then will try to interview the people that work or live at the location and note anything they find strange, interesting and unusual.  We then have to get permission from the owner or manager of the property to do a walk-through with perhaps an EMF meter and an EVP recorder as a preliminary investigation.  Then we will setup a time to do a full investigation with all of our equipment and get a release form signed if needed.  Investigation time lengths depend much on the history of the location, preliminary findings and/or specific times that the anomalies or phenomena occur.

After

After and investigation there is hours of tedious work reviewing all sound recorders and video recordings.  This time per device is usually triple the actual recording time due to having to intense scrutiny of every little sound that may be paranormal.  We have to make sure any footsteps or voices heard were not just others there talking or walking around when they should not have been.  Then once the good stuff has been cropped and pasted into smaller files for further review with more of the team to find out if what we heard was what we though we heard or what was seen.  This process can take days depending on the length of time at the location and we all have full-time jobs to attend, too.  It then has to all be packaged for presentation back to the locations owners or managers.  This is hard work, but it is what we love to do and do it without charge.

We take it very seriously and do not manipulate any findings to sensationalize or make you think more is there than what we have found.  Remember, when you watch the big hit TV shows they have to make something happen.  You can easily wave a cell phone off camera to make an EMF meter register something or use hot ice to make a mist form in front of an infrared camera to look like an apparition is forming.  You can also use this to make a huge temperature change register on equipment to fake a spirit passing through a room.  I am not accusing the TV people of doing this… just saying they have to make something happen to show their viewers.

 We allow a Representative from the location to watch and sometime participate when we do an investigation so they know we are not manufacturing evidence.

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