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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.


Basement Recordings:


I am rosa

Id like to go with sometime – No – YES

Is that Marley


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.



What Happens Before and After An Investigation


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 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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