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Thursday, June 24, 2010


We are re-planning our trip to Ft. Douglas. Last time we went we really had a good investigation going (until all the equipment failed)…. Stay tuned for the outcome of that re-investigation.

If any of you know of more good places to research please drop us a line in the comment section and we will try to check it out.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ft. Douglas

We had a tremendous time last night at the Ft. Douglass cemetery! We discovered WWI and WWI German, Italian, and Japanese graves. During our investigation the lights went out at the near by Fort…a huge storm blew in and thing got crazy. Branches were flying, rain was falling and two huge owls were watching us. (As a side note…..Oral traditions in most American Indian tribes associate owls with death soon-to-come, and an owl is typically the bearer of the deceased's soul as it passes from this world to the next.) We had a guest investigator who had a great time, and the storm added that ambiance that makes investigating a thrill.

We got these pictures (where the orbs have trials denoting movement). As we have stated time and time again….Take the Orb phenomenon with a grain of salt. There are many that don’t believe in them…BUT there are many that do.

The only down side to this investigation…..Both of our digital recorders produced unreadable data. It is rather odd that both devices would decide to malfunction, but either way we have no audible data from the investigation.

We will be revisiting this site because it was very interesting!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP)

Information taken from Wikipedia on the EVP phenomenon.

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings. Common sources of EVP include static, stray radio transmissions, and background noise. Some have claimed these sounds are of paranormal origin, while there are natural explanations such as apophenia (finding significance in insignificant phenomena), auditory pareidolia (interpreting random sounds as voices in their own language), equipment artifacts, or simple hoaxes. Recordings of EVP are often created from background sound by increasing the gain (i.e. sensitivity) of the recording equipment.

History

As the Spiritualism religious movement became prominent in the 1840s–1920s with a distinguishing belief that the spirits of the dead can be contacted by mediums, new technologies of the era including photography were employed by spiritualists in an effort to demonstrate contact with a spirit world. So popular were such ideas that Thomas Edison was asked in an interview with Scientific American to comment on the possibility of using his inventions to communicate with spirits. He replied that if the spirits were only capable of subtle influences, a sensitive recording device would provide a better chance of spirit communication than the table tipping and ouija boards mediums employed at the time. However, there is no indication that Edison ever designed or constructed a device for such a purpose. As sound recording became widespread, mediums explored using this technology to demonstrate communication with the dead as well. Spiritualism declined in the latter part of the 20th century, but attempts to use portable recording devices and modern digital technologies to communicate with spirits continued.

Raudive voices

Konstantin Raudive, a Latvian psychologist who had taught at the University of Uppsala, Sweden and who had worked in conjunction with J├╝rgenson, made over 100,000 recordings which he described as being communications with discarnate people. Some of these recordings were conducted in an RF-screened laboratory and contained words Raudive said were identifiable. In an attempt to confirm the content of his collection of recordings, Raudive invited listeners to hear and interpret them. He believed that the clarity of the voices heard in his recordings implied that they could not be readily explained by normal means. Raudive published his first book, Breakthrough: An Amazing Experiment in Electronic Communication with the Dead in 1968 and it was translated into English in 1971.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mausoleums

Wikipedia describes a mausoleum as follows; A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monument enclosing the interment space or burial chamber of a deceased person or persons. A monument without the interment is a cenotaph. A mausoleum may be considered a type of tomb or the tomb may be considered to be within the mausoleum. A Christian mausoleum sometimes include s a chapel.

Some believe that a mausoleum will not allow the deceased to truly rest because the body is not below ground. They also say that many of the spirits of those who are laid to rest in them will spend eternity roaming the cemetery trying to find a way out.


These may all be myths, but this is another one of those items that we wish to study more.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Emos' Grave...Report




Legend states, that if you circle Emo's grave three times and chant Emo, Emo, Emo, you can look into the door of the mausoleum and see Emo's face looking back at you. We tried it....and there was no such result. This is the grave of Jacob Mortiz and the urn inside was shattered years ago by vandals. The Emo thing is a busted myth!


Lilly E. Gray

Lilly E. Gray died in Salt Lake City Utah, November 14th, 1958 she was 77 years old. She is buried in the Salt Lake Cemetery (down town) and supposedly died of natural causes. Her headstone has opened up one of the biggest mysteries in Salt Lake history. No one knows who had this inscription placed on her headstone....and no one can seem to find anything out about this mysterious woman.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Here We Go Again!

Hello fans!

We will be heading out again for a new hunt next Friday! We will be having a special guest investigator coming with us to re-visit Copperton's Bingham Cemetary. It's just off of the Old Bingham Highway by the Oquirrh Mountains. This cemetary was for the old town of Bingham and is where many miners and their families are buried. We have found some visitors there before, including EVPs, orbs and an apparition. So stay tuned and we will post our results soon.