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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.

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Hallway

Front Hallway

Front Hallway

Stage Orb

Stage Orb

Possible Manifestation quarter way up the curtains on the left.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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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!

Protected: Courtney in Midtown Memphis

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House in Cordova,TN

Investigation  Investigation downstairs in the living room and the owners bedroom was miked.  We also miked the upstairs hallway and did an EMF session in the most active bedroom upstairs.  Video was taken in the owners bedroom as well as the living room.

Date Saturday 06/23/2012

 9:00 pm Investigation.

Time at location: One hour and forty-five minutes.

 Voice recorder, 16 channel Sound Board with two mikes, MEL Meter, K2 Meter, Ghost Meter and Video Recorder.

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

History  We were contacted by the homeowner about lights being turned on and footsteps heard upstairs when nobody was up there.  She also feels something is in the bed laying beside her sometimes.

Evidence Class B and C EVP’s.

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

EMF Session EMF stops and starts on command

EMF Stop Same results as above

Ha Ha Perhaps a laugh, you tell me?

Help Me Very hard to here this Class C EVP.

Is that better

Whistling Not really sure about this one?

Door Closing

 

EMF  A baseline of 1.5 with spikes to 10 MilliGauss.

 

Photos  Video coming soon!


Overton Park War Memorial

Investigation  We took a 15 minute walk around the grounds and received a couple Class C EVP’s.

Date Friday 06/21/2012

 12:30 pm Investigation.

Time at location: 15 minutes.

 Voice recorder.

Personnel Steve Sanderson and Steve Vernon.

History  Veterans Plaza contains memorials to the veterans of Memphis and Shelby County who were killed defending the freedom of the United States. It is located in Overton Park just to the south of the Memphis Zoo and to the west of the Greensward. The 2 acre (0.8 ha) area is home to a collection of memorials: World War I (established 1926 and 1932), World War II (2001), Korean War (2003), Vietnam War (2003), and Desert Storm (2003). A plaque providing the history of Veterans Plaza states that “… through these memorials we pay honor to 1,525 Shelby County veterans who were killed in the 20th and 21st century wars.” An adjoining plaque provides commendation for Pete Dugan,[32] a WWII veteran, “… honoring his steadfast commitment to the cause of Veterans Plaza in Overton Park.”

The Doughboy statue, which is the hallmark of the area, is one of the World War I memorials; it was made in 1926 of copper from pennies that were collected by local school children.[33] The statue was designed and constructed by sculptor Nancy Hahn[34] at a cost of $15,000; it was sponsored by Daughters of the American Revolution.[35] The “Memory Grove” Memorial was created in 1932 by theAmerican War Mothers (Memphis Chapter No. 1) to honor their sons killed in World War I. The bronze plaque has 27 names, which also appear in the Shelby County list on the pedestal of the nearby Doughboy statue. The Memory Grove Memorial was initially located on the south boundary of Overton Park within view of Poplar Avenue; it was later moved to Veterans Plaza.[36] A statue of Margaret Polk, the namesake of the Memphis Belle, honors the B-17 bomber and its crew; the memorial was unveiled in October 2011 and was sponsored by The Memphis Belle Memorial Association.[37]

Memorials for World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm consist of two white limestone walls with bronze panels bearing the names of the Shelby County war dead. In addition, a series of five bronze panels provide detailed information on the Korean War. Flags displayed in Veterans Plaza include the American Flag, the Tennessee State Flag, and the POW/MIA Flag.

Memorial services are often held in Veterans Plaza in observance of notable dates, such as Memorial DayVeterans Day, and Pearl Harbor Day.

Evidence Class C EVP’s.  We recorded no EMF spikes.

EVP Note: All Class C EVP’s are open to what you think the sound is.

No

See Him – What  A woman and a mans voice.

EMF  None above a 1 MilliGauss.

 

Photos  

Doughboy

Memphis National Cemetery

Investigation  Steve Vernon’s father is buried in this cemetery.  We took a one hour walk around the grounds and received a few Class C EVP’s.

Date Friday 06/21/2012

 11:00 am Investigation.

Time at location: 45 minutes.

 Voice recorder.

Personnel Steve Sanderson and Steve Vernon.

History  Memphis National Cemetery was originally established as Mississippi River National Cemetery when the Union Army forces took control of Memphis during the American Civil War. The cemetery served to inter veterans who died while in the many military hospitals in the delta region of the Mississippi River. After the war, several battlefield cemeteries were transferred to Memphis National Cemetery.[1]

In 1867, about 250 bodies of both Confederate and Union soldiers, some of whom were casualties of the Battle of Fort Pillow in Lauderdale County, were moved from a battlefield cemetery south of Fort Pillow to Memphis National Cemetery to be re-interred in a designated field.

Evidence Class C EVP’s.  We recorded no EMF spikes.

EVP Note: All Class C EVP’s are open to what you think the sound is.

Contact Me

Hey hey hey go back to call – Very hard to hear this one.

Seventy

Yep

EMF  None above a 1 MilliGauss.

 

Photos  

 Union Soldiers from the state of Illinois

Arlington Cemetery Part 2

Investigation  Arlington Cemetery in Arlington Tennessee.

Date Saturday June 9, 2012

 9:00 pm Investigation.

Time at location: 20 minutes.

 EMF Meters and Audio Recorder.

Personnel Teri Clark, Steve Sanderson, Lisa Anito, Steve Vernon, Steph Vernon, Ed Edgar and Joel Anito.

History  Located on the Collierville-Arlington Road at Hayes Road.  Collierville-Arlington road changes to Chester Road as you go through Arlington.

Graves date back to the 1850’s.

Evidence Several EVP’s.

EVP

Ask Joe or Asshole You tell me?

Ed Escape ?

Give us

Hum ?

Its Halloween

Silly People

Transfer me – sure of that  Again, tell me hat you think on this one.

EMF  None above a 1 MilliGauss.

 

Photos None.

Springhill Cemetery in Hernando, MS

Investigation  

Springhill Cemetery was established as a donation, as shown on the plat of the original grid of Hernando (in the Chancery Clerk’s office), from 1836, when the new town, then called Jefferson, was platted. Hernando is the first and only seat as of Desoto County, created shortly after the Chickasaw Cession at the 1832 Treaty of Pontotoc. The family groups of graves, two or three to eight or ten in rows aligned north-south and facing east. Provision of a public burial ground at the outskirts of towns was a major movement in Victorian urban planning; and still provided a burial site alternative after church, plantation and isolated family cemeteries came into building. Besides grazing for town cows, a nineteenth century town’s  graveyard was also an open space for strolling and contemplation. Springhill was used primarily in the antebellum period, with some later 19th and 20th century interments. After the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 almost destroyed the town, few families still used it. The core of the cemetery contains numerous examples of high-quality but often damaged stonework; however, the cemetery also is highly likely to contain hundreds of unmarked nineteenth century graves. Many cemeteries had annual days for visiting and cleaning graves, and in the late nineteenth century community contributions kept it fenced. But as families died out or moved on, the cemetery was largely abandoned by 1900, and it fell into neglect and eventually was used as a cattle pasture and woodlot.

Date Sunday May 27th.

 12:00pm Daytime Investigation.

Time at location: 1.5 Hours

 Digital Voice Recorder, Mel Meter, K2 Meter, and an Emf meter.

Personnel Steve Sanderson, Teri Clark, Lauri L. McCullar and Ashley Musick.

History No past history haunting available.

 

Evidence  After reviewing I feel there are several spirits there.

EVP

answers_Its_Good  Ashley is talking and the spirit answers “It’s good”.

I miss  “I miss or Miss”.

Can I say Hi Again  “Can I say hi again”  There is more after that but I can’t make it out.

whistle  Whistle and maybe singing just after it.

WhoStaysLikeThis  Voice says “Who stays like this?”.

Like This  Voice says “Like  This”.

EMF  There is an EMF baseline of about 1.  Readings were as high as a 5.

 

Photos

 

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