Ghost Walk Reports from Patrons

January 30, 2010 on 5:03 pm | In Article | No Comments

October 30, 2009

Reports are listed alphabetically by last name.

If no last name is listed they are listed alphabetically by the first name.

CB:

I went to the boy’s bathroom and while I was using the restroom I heard a loud “WHISH” and it sounded like the toilet next to me, but nobody else was in the bathroom. When Ellie was talking about sometimes seeing the entrance to the girl’s bathroom open, I saw the door open about 10 inches and stay open at least for 2 seconds and then close.

AC:

#1: Well I was about to go down the stairs when I saw a little boy at the top then he just disappeared.

#2: We were headed into the lounge and I got a really sick feeling in my stomach followed by a dizzy feeling.

BH:

#1: I was in the doorway that Ellie doesn’t like to go in and I felt a rush of cold air on my hand like something was passing me.  There was nothing there but after it passed it wasn’t cold any more.  So that doesn’t usually happen.

#2: We were right next to the Ladies bathroom.  Ellie swears she didn’t touch the door and it swung open.

BM: When I was on the Ghost Walk I was in the bathroom and I was the only one in there and as I came out to wash my hands the lights went off and I felt as if there were people standing around me as I was trying to feel my way out.  There wasn’t a possible way for someone to open the door and turn off the lights without me noticing them.  It was a very cool and strange experience.

As I was on the Ghost Walk through out it I felt as if someone was squeezing my wrist.  I also saw various shadows on the staircase and down the hallway.

Mona:

On Ellie’s tour in the ladies room when they asked the spirits “Is anyone here?”  I heard whispering.  When I heard it played back the whispering said “Gretchen” plain as day.  In the upstairs hall the smell of chemicals made me queasy.

EON:

I was up in the lounge when my phone began vibrating and I hadn’t gotten a text or call or anything.  My screen on my phone was blank except for my wallpaper.

EO:

When we were in the girl’s bathroom, my girlfriend asked if there was a girl in here.  I heard something whispering and then we listened to the recorder and heard a voice say “Gretchen”. When we were in the upstairs room I heard some creaking and my girlfriend heard the same thing.

JS:

EVP #1: In the bathroom at around 9 pm and EVP was recorded.   Asked if there was a little girl who wanted to speak and an entity responds with the name “Gretchen” in a low whisper like voice.  The more I listen to this voice it’s hard for me to distinguish whether or not it is a voice or just scattered background noise from the other people in the room.  Hopefully further analysis on this recording will help us to make a proven decision.  I would really love to know if this is a spirit person, or a name that I chose to hear subconsciously because I really wanted to catch something.  But then others seemed to have heard the name too.

At around 10:30 pm we were getting ready to walk into the downstairs office when the fax/printer machine turned on all by itself.  I don’t know if it was a fax machine or a printer but the paper was going in it.  At the same time or maybe 2 minutes later a girl, about 5 feet behind me, at the other fax machine said that the fax started dialing numbers.  At around 10:45 pm we all decided to use the electromagnetic detector to communicate with any entity in the room since it appeared to be so active.

EVP #2: Not only did we get hits on the device 2 times because it lit up when we asked the spirit to come close to it (which was amazing because we set it on the ground and there was no fluctuation on it until we asked the entity to come towards or step on the device)but I also got an EVP of a man saying “I’m sorry” after one of the women in our group tries to get an entity to light up the device by saying “the device won’t hurt you at all, we are just trying to record your presence”…..”I’M SORRY”.  I do believe I caught other EVPs in this recording but with so many people in the room it is hard to be sure.

EVP #3: In another recording around 10:45 pm our tour guide asks if the entity wants us to stay and it responds with “YES…SORRY”.  This was in the downstairs office.

EVP #4: At around 9:45 on my first tour in the downstairs office I was next to our tour guide when she said “Alright everyone move in here, hmmm…”YOU JUST…I just don’t like to have my back all the way”  This EVP is clearly of a man saying “YOU JUST”.  Also the tour guide is nervous about the hallway and just before she says, “Did you hear that?” the audio goes fuzzy as if an interference.  Maybe there is something there that I can’t hear.

EVP # 5: She says “this hallway gives me the creeps” and then about 5 seconds after I can hear either a whistle or a scream, not sure what it is but I doubt it was any living person in the room.  At around 11pm we were all upstairs in the break room and this was when I felt overwhelmingly uncomfortable and jumpy.  Like someone was standing right behind me.

EVP #6: I began recording and after our tour guide thanks the spirits for communicating with us a male spirit responds with “Thanks”.  Also I believe that I caught other EVPs but again, it is hard to tell because there are so many people in the room.  I can say that there are times during recording when the audio goes fuzzy or cuts out which I do think is an entity trying to communicate.  This usually happens when a lot of people are talking.  The audio will be crystal clear, and then all of a sudden go fuzzy or seems to be interference.

EVP #7: At around 11:15 pm I asked my boyfriend to go to the girl’s bathroom to do an EVP session by him self.  HE asks ‘Are you by yourself” and 5 seconds later a little girl’s voice is heard.  I can’t tell if she is saying “somebody help me”, or something and then “mommy”, “I want my mommy”.

T and T:

We were upstairs in the staff lounge looking down into the book section.  We were looking around the middle when we saw a light from the computer flickering on and off.  Then all of the sudden it stops.

Travis:

I got an EVP on his phone while going up the back stairs.  It sounds to us like a man’s voice saying “just keep walking”.

EVPs will be coming soon!

Ghost Walk Report from Micki Gilmore

January 15, 2010 on 5:11 pm | In Article | No Comments

October 30, 2009 Report by Micki Gilmore

Earlier in the Day:

The work day started for me about 10am.  I was to meet Ellie and start setting up the Multi-purpose Room for the evening event.  She called and said she would be late.  I worked on other things until she got there.   It was about 10:45 when she arrived.  She went to the room and started setting up chairs and figuring how to arrange everything.

After we completed the set-up Ellie borrowed the thumb drive I have prepared with the EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon) that were sent to me from AAPI (American Association of Paranormal Investigators) from their last visit and investigation.  We were planning to use them in the evening’s program.  I left it with Ellie so she could review it and possibly add some to the presentation.   I left at 12pm.

Sometime after Ellie had finished listening to the EVPs, she realized the thumb drive was missing.  She looked everywhere and checked with staff to see if they had picked it up.  No one had seen it.  When I came back later and we were setting up the last equipment I, without thinking went to my thumb drive wallet that I keep at my desk to get the thumb drive to use for that night.  I had forgotten that she should still have it.  It was there in my zipped wallet.  I immediately thought that she had just put it away when she was done.  As I walked into the Multi-purpose room and handed it to her so she could key-up what she needed she looked shocked.  She asked me where I had found it.  I did not know what she meant.  She then told me that she had used it earlier and it had somehow gone missing.  I told her where I had found it and how.  No one seems to know how it got there.   ??????

While I was gone during the afternoon shift to closing it seems there were other things going on.  The Head Librarian Carla was sitting at her desk working and put in a CD to listen to on her computer laptop.  As she was listening she suddenly heard what she describes as a mature female say “Hello” and then again “Hello”.  It seemed to be coming from the speakers.  She checked things out and saw nothing different than usual.  She got up from her office and took a walk for a few minutes to shake it off.  She came back to her desk, sat down to work and it happened two more times.  She said to what ever was doing this, “That’s enough”.  She turned off her computer and left.

The Evening:

I came back to work about 6:30pm.  I brought Richard and our son Wilson with me.  They had agreed to be the security for the night.   David Halter was already in the Multi-Purpose Room when we got there.  He immediately reported that the place was really cold and could we override the system and turn up the heat.  When we got into the building and checked it seemed a little cold but not bad.  Had the ghosts been hanging out keeping him company?

We opened the doors about 7:30pm and closed them about 8:05pm.  We had abut 60 people of different ages attend.

Ellie did a Power Point presentation, which included library history, basic Ghost Log reports, terminology, and photos.  We talked a little and began dividing into groups.  I stopped everyone and told them to feel the energy level in the room.  You could almost reach out and touch it.  Wow.  Most participants were really jazzed about doing the Ghost Walk.   A few seemed almost bored, but that changed as the night went on.  I explained about the K-2 meter that I own and how it worked.  Each group was asked to take it with them as they toured the library.  At this time I also took a push-button flashlight and placed it on the floor of the top step of the stage.  I asked “If anyone would like to let us know they are here, please push the button and turn on the flashlight”.  We were disappointed at the end of the evening, as the flashlight did not turn on at all.

Ellie took the first group.  David went with her to observe.  While they were gone I played the EVPs that were on the thumb drive and we had a discussion.  The first group came back.  They heard noises and thumps.  Many people brought their cell phones and used them to record as they asked questions and apparently they got several answers from “someone”.  They were pretty excited.  There was a young couple in this group that had asked “I hear there is a little girl ghost here, is that you?” no answer, “What is your name?”…..you hear “Gretchen”.    There were a few others, but at this time, I can not remember exactly what was recorded.

Next was my turn and I took my group around the building.  We started by the restrooms and Gallery, then to the Front Desk area, Youth Services, along the back of the library to Young Adult area, to where the Adult computers are, back to the Front Desk, then to the Work Room,  down the hall to the Outreach Room and the garage.  Next we headed up the stairs to the Staff Lounge, then down the hall past the Director’s Office and Business Office and back to the Multi-Purpose Room.  On the tour we would stop at “hot spots” and I would tell of the stories that had been reported about that area.

As we began our tour, I asked a random person to hold the K-2 meter.    As we walked along the back of the library there was a small hit and the light lit up.  We tried it again and nothing.  I always try to check or debunk if we get results.  This was a possible sign.  Next we walked passed the Front Desk and we had another hit.  I was able to try the same spot and it was the cash register not a spirit, to everyone’s disappointment.  I explained that it is always better to double check if possible.  We want “real” findings.  When we were up in the hallway by the Staff Lounge a girl was holding the meter and we got another hit.  We could not debunk it.  It did not light up again.  We continued downstairs and our tour was over.

Ellie took the third tour.  This tour was the smallest and there seemed to be high energy coming from the participants.  They were gone a bit longer than the rest of the tours.  I was beginning to wonder what was going on when they came through the door to the meeting room.  Ellie was really animated and you could tell immediately that there was something big to report.  She said they had had noises and there were many EVPs recorded on cell phones.  Everyone was trying to listen to the recordings.  There was a lot of excitement.  It was hard to hear the EVPs because everyone was trying to talk and check things out.  There were many, many recordings from this tour.  We are hoping to hear from those people that might have caught something.

After things settled down, everyone sat down for a discussion.  There were good questions and stories.  Slowly people started leaving.  Some people wanted to go into the restrooms by themselves and try questioning again.  A gentleman went into the lady’s room by himself.  We were sure there was no one else.  He asked a question and came out and played the recording.  Sure enough you could hear someone answer him.

Several of the patrons stayed and helped clean up the library.  We talked as we worked.  It sounds as though every group had at lease some activity.  After they all left it was just Ellie and I finishing up.  We gathered our stuff and started to head out.  Ellie stopped at the front doors and said “Thanks for letting us do this, I hope we did not bother you, thanks again.  Have a good night”.  At that point we turned to go and we both heard a feminine voice say something.  I was sure what, but I know I heard a voice.  I could not tell what was said, but I thought immediately “a woman’s voice”.  We locked up and went home.

We asked anyone that had evidence to email or share with us.  We are now starting to get in the recordings and photos.  We will prepare a written report once all the evidence is reviewed.

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