"Moundsville was great. We had a group of five investigators and each had different equipment, even tried out the K2 Meter. The most active spots during our investigation were the psychiatric ward, particularly the isolation rooms; the Sugar Shack;…"
"With that photo - ill give you my hand in marrage, lol.
We know it to be listed as a Weird NJ location, and as always we check out the myths and legends as well as ghosts. We try to stay away from the typical abused locations like old jails and…"
Moundsville was great. We had a group of five investigators and each had different equipment, even tried out the K2 Meter. The most active spots during our investigation were the psychiatric ward, particularly the isolation rooms; the Sugar Shack; and the boiler room, where a prisoner was murdered by his fellow inmates after he was found out as a snitch.
I haven't had a chance to review all the photos and EVP sessions as yet, but I did get some auditory responses (tapping) when I asked for it, even the number of times I asked the spirit to make a sound - this was in the psychiatric ward, in one of the isolation rooms. In these rooms were the patients who did not respond to being four-pointed to the beds in the main ward. I went in by myself, because it was the most quiet part of the ward at the time; when it seemed I was getting some responses to my questions, I asked the rest of the group to come in with me. Other members of the group asked, but there was no response; during the EVP session, one of them asked if it would be better if I asked the questions. When I asked if the spirit could let my friends know that it was there by tapping loudly, there it was (tap/tap/tap in quick succession). Very interesting!
At the Sugar Shack, the indoor recreation area, one of our group got a 20 degree drop in temperature in an area just outside the entrance. We had a baseline of 45 degrees for the evening, and couldn't find an explanation for this variant. The cold spot seemed to move around a bit, and it seemed we were chasing it with the thermo. Can't wait to listen to the voice recorder, really hoping that there's something there.
The boiler room was where the K2 was most active. A lot of response there and I'm hoping that the EVP session will give some supporting evidence.
The only drawback to the ghost tour is that it is a large group of people investigating the site; there can be extraneous noise and movement, so there is more debunking to be done as you go along than there would normally be if it's only a small team. However, most of the groups were very respectful of the space and if you were working in an area they would quietly wait or move to another section until you were finished.
The tour guides are from local paranormal groups, have a lot of knowledge about the site, let you know the hotspots and what evidence has been found there. They let you know which TV crews have been there - pointed out which sections Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures had been in; Paranormal State team had just finished filming there. MTV's Fear defaced the property by painting mothman murals in the Sugar Shack, so MTV is not allowed on the property anymore.
I believe that you can organize tours if you have a group so that a more quiet investigation could be made. It's open for events, too...there was a young girl's birthday party going on while we were there, in the training center building (off limits to investigation) Very Wednesday Addams, don't you think? :-)
It's a fascinating place...I drove 10 hours to get there, and it was soooo worth it!
With that photo - ill give you my hand in marrage, lol.
We know it to be listed as a Weird NJ location, and as always we check out the myths and legends as well as ghosts. We try to stay away from the typical abused locations like old jails and places like penitentures/hospitals abandoned places abused by TAPS and other societies, Haha btw? How do some people create a society with like 3 people, lol.
As always - oxxxo Cal.
Hi, GUARD had just done its first open Paranormal Class to help use raise money for new equipment on 11-6-09 at the Old Bailey House in Macomb, Illinois. The trun out was great and we will try to hold another one at another spot maybe in December, or January. We had people who was happy to see our group hold such a class. We told them about some of the investigations we had done, the equipment, how to set up the equipment and to perform an investigation. Thanks for asking and it sounded like you also had a good time on your investigations you did. GUARD