The Case of the Haunted Helmet

Article by Brent L. George

12/02/2017 Folsom, CA 6PM

Investigators: Melissa, Brent, Jon, Wendy, and Daine, a local theoretical physicist who was in this instance invited to observe the investigation.
Article Disclaimer: This article deals with an object of historical significance that once belonged to an officer of the Third Reich. If discussion of Nazi Germany or the image of a swastika in any way offends you, you should not read this article. The S.P.I.R.I.T. team presents the evidence from this case from an objective and fact-based scientific point of view. Nothing else. The spirit we helped cross over was a confused soul who needed our help. He very likely died scared, alone, and confused – far from home, doing what his country told him he had to do.

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched to the Folsom, CA home of an older couple.  Although the couple had experienced very little paranormal activity in their home, they had recently inherited an object of historical significance that seemed to have its own energy – to the point where the husband, Michael, acquired a K2 meter in order to test the object. The object in question was a World War II police helmet worn by an officer of the Third Reich.

Since the claims of paranormal activity were specific to the helmet, S.P.I.R.I.T.’s first task was to verify the authenticity of the helmet, and when it was manufactured. This is important because if the helmet was manufactured after 1945, it would not be authentic and would therefore not be of historical significance.  It is a sad truth that authentic artifacts from the Nazi Regime are considered highly collectible – anything collectible can and very often is reproduced. So we had to make sure we were dealing with the real McCoy here.

The helmet appeared to be from the correct time period; scratches on the helmet appeared to indicate that the Nazi insignia were original to the helmet, and the lining (what was left of it) appeared correct. The worn “Edel” stamp inside the helmet was the one thing more than anything else that established that the helmet was genuine and very likely saw combat use early in the war.

Inside of Helmet

This is where the highest EMF readings were detected.

Helmet Marking

Deutsche Edelstahl Company manufacturer marking

Helmet Front

M1934 style helmet

Nazi Helmet Swastika

Issued between 1940 and 1943 to an officer of the Deutsche Polizei

The location of the markings on the helmet identify it as an authentic M1934 style helmet issued between1940 and 1943 to an officer of the Deutsche Polizei – the German Police. It is important to understand that the Deutsche Polizei were a military unit separate from the Heer (army) Luftwaffe (Air Force) or the Kriegsmarine (Navy). These three units formed the German Military, known as the Wehrmacht. The Deutsche Polizei were an elite fighting unit responsible for anything from fire control to crowd / civil unrest suppression, to internal investigations and guard duty for members of the German High Command. The Deutsche Polizei operated under the direct authority of the Nazi SS (ShutzStaffel, or Secret Police).

The “Edel” marking shows the helmet was manufactured by the Deutsche Edelstahl Company, which produced these helmets from 1934 to 1943. The markings on the helmet and the absence of the early “steel comb” that would run along the outside center of the helmet identify it as an Edelstahl helmet issued between 1940 and 1943. Interestingly, edelstahl also means “stainless steel” in German. The company’s name (translated) was the German Stainless Steel Company.

The Investigation

K2 meters consistently hit to “3” (the third light) or between 2.5 and 10 milligauss at the front of the helmet. The EDI Meter also hit to two lights on the helmet. The Trifield Meter, which is more sensitive than the K2 or EDI meters, and measures in microteslas  (1 microtesla = 10 volts / meter) hit to 100 microteslas on the front, center, and inside the helmet, essentially “pegging” the Trifield Meter. The meter was then set to filter out AC and DC electric current, radio waves, and microwaves, leaving unexplained electromagnetic energy as the only possibility that would even begin to account for these readings. Since the helmet is constructed solely of stainless steel, it is not and cannot be naturally magnetic by itself, leaving the cause of these readings as unexplained, or paranormal. Added to this, a glowing white orb is seen coming out of the helmet while the Trifield readings are being taken, and again flying behind the helmet as I conclude the readings, commenting, “That’s a haunted object, folks!”

Next, we conducted an SB11 Spirit Box session in the direct presence of the helmet. Almost immediately, we received the Spirit Box response, “Wie geht’s?” This is informal German for “How’s it going?” This alone constitutes proof of the paranormal – an intelligent response in German, while conducting a Spirit Box session in front of a suspected haunted Nazi helmet. It should be noted that the family is not of German heritage or descent, and there are no radio stations within a thousand miles of the investigation that broadcast in German. The SB11 Spirit Box response of “Wie geht’s” should be absolutely impossible.

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Melissa and Wendy during the Spirit Box session.

We continued to receive responses in German to questions asked in German:

Investigator: “Der Zweiten WeldKrieg ist vorbei. Deutschland hat den Krieg verloren.” (The Second World War is over. Germany lost the war).

SB 11 Spirit Box: “Den Krieg – “  (The war…..)

Investigator:  “Waren Sie im Krieg getotet?”  (Were you killed in the war?)

SB11 Spirit Box: “Da.”

This response is interesting. “Da” is yes, in Russian. However, it is very close to the German word for yes, “Ja.”

A German spirit suddenly responding in Russian in this situation is not as inconsistent as one might think. On September 1st, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland, formally opening the Second World War. On August 23, 1941, Hitler signed a non-aggression treaty with Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union at the time.  On June 22, 1942, Hitler broke that treaty and invaded the Soviet Union, infuriating Stalin. This decision on Germany’s part would prove to be one of several in a series of decisions that played a major role in turning the tide of war in the European Theater and bringing about the destruction of the Third Reich. When the Allies invaded Northern France at Normandy on June 6, 1944, Hitler had spread himself too thin, having mounted a ground war across the largest sovereign nation in the world geographically. Ultimately, the Third Reich could not sustain this level of control over Europe as the Allies pushed from the West and the Soviets pushed back from the East. Poland was thus a pivotal battleground both early and late in the war in the European Theater.  The SB11 Spirit Box  responding in Russian, combined with the date the helmet was manufactured as an M1934, places this soldier on the Russian front in 1942, where he most likely met his untimely death.

Investigator: “Wann wurden Sie getotet?” (When were you killed?)

SB11 Spirit Box: “Zwei n Fiertig.” (Forty – Two).

When we closed the Spirit Box session, We thanked the spirit for speaking with us. We received a final  “Tshcuss!” (So long!)

Based on this evidence and the investigation overall, the S.P.I.R.I.T. team feels confident in claiming that we spoke to the spirit of a deceased soldier of the Third Reich who died on the Russian front some time after June 22, 1942. The soldier was very pleasant and seemed genuinely pleased to be given a chance to tell his story. He was likely a young man in his early twenties – he knew little of the world that he died for. It should be reiterated here that even though he fought for one of the most destructive political regimes that the world has ever seen, he himself was just a human soul who found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time in history. This sad case was one that affected every team member in different ways. The evidence gathered in the case was, in our humble opinion, phenomenal, and difficult to discount as anything but concrete proof of the afterlife.

Melissa felt that he was reluctant to cross over for fear of punishment for his actions during the war as a soldier. These acts were very likely beyond terrible, and may have included killing civilians. We assured him (in German) that he would be welcome on the other side, that whatever acts he committed would be reviewed in the light of the fact that he did these things under military orders during the worst military conflict of the century. Ultimately, we felt the spirit was ready to cross over.

After meditating and crossing the spirit over, Melissa conducted a cleansing of both the home and the helmet, with energy work and holy water. After the cleansing, the S.P.I.R.I.T. team noted that the helmet was still giving off EMF readings, but at dramatically reduced levels.

The team also completed a walkthrough of the entire home, to ensure that the helmet was the only thing in the home that was haunted. In the upstairs Master Bedroom, Melissa picked up on the homeowner’s deceased mother, and felt constricted in the throat and chest. Indeed, the occupant’s mother had died of lung disease. Melissa also felt an intense male energy in the Master Bedroom closet – this turned out to be the living energy of the homeowner.

Case Closed

Classification: Haunted Object / Spirit Attachment to a Physical Object

UPDATE: As of this writing, January 21, 2018, the helmet continues to cause EMF meters to go off at reduced levels.

 

Metaphysical Glossary:

Agent – A living person who is the focus of poltergeist activity.

Amulet – An object that is thought to bring good luck or have the power to protect from ghosts or spirits and ward off evil.

Apparition – a spectral image of a person that materializes even though a physical body is not present.

Apport – A physical object that can materialize and appear at will in the presence of a medium.

Asport – A physical object that a spirit teleports to another location or makes disappear.

Astral Body – The body that a person occupies during an out-of-body experience.

Astral Plane – A world that is believed to exist above our physical world.

Astral Projection – The intentional act of having the spirit leave the body, whereas an out-of-body experience will happen involuntarily. (See out of body experience).

Astrology – The theory and practice of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs.

Aura – An invisible emanation of light that seems to surround a person or thing which is often thought to reflect a person’s personality.

Automatic Writing – This method of obtaining information from disembodied spirits is used by mediums in which the spirit takes control over the medium causing them to translate unconscious information on paper without being aware of the contents.

Automatism – An unconscious or involuntary muscular movement caused by spirits.  (See automatic writing)

Autoscopy – The visual hallucination or image of one’s body looking back at themselves from a position outside the body.  (See out of body experience).

Ball Lightning – A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball that can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes.  Typically associated with Thunderstorms, these spheres are thought to consist of ionized gas.

Banshee – A wailing spirit or “death omen” that will appear to be in two different places at the same time.

Call – A call is the response that is made by a subject during a card-guessing test or during any other type of ESP test.

Card Guessing – Card guessing is used as an experimental test for ESP in which a subject tries to guess the identity of a set of cards.

Case Study – An in-depth investigation of an individual subject.

Channeling – In this modern day method of spirit communication, a spirit will pass information directly to a medium or channeler who will then relay the information on to the listener(s).

Clairaudience – An auditory form of ESP paranormal information is received outside the range of normal perception through voices, whispers and auditory impressions.

Clairsentience – A general term for clairvoyance and clairaudience.  Clairsentience typically occurs in the form of ESP through physical sensations or smells.

Clairvoyance – An acute insight or perceptiveness that enables you to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the senses in the form of mental imagery and intuition.  (See ESP)

Closed Deck – A set of cards used in a card guessing deck in which each card will appear a fixed number of times.  The statistical analysis obtained from a closed card deck differs from that of an open card deck.  (See Card Guessing).

Cold Reading – This is a technique commonly used by fake mind readers, mediums and magicians which allows them to obtain previously unknown information about a person by asking a general series of statements, questions and answers.

Control – This is a procedure in paranormal psychology that ensures that the experiment is conducted in a standard fashion so that the results will no be influenced by any extraneous factors.

Control Group – A group of outside subjects whose performance or abilities are compared with the experimental subjects.

Collective Apparition – A rare type of sighting in which more than one person sees the same apparition or phenomena.

Crisis Apparition – An apparition that is seen when a person is seriously ill, seriously injured or at the point of death.

Dematerialization – This word is used to describe a spirit or specter meaning to deprive of or lose apparent physical substance or in simpler terms, without flesh.

Déjà vu – An impression or dull familiarity of having seen or experienced something before.

Demon – An inferior deity often spoken of in religious text as pure evil.

Direct Voice Phenomenon (DVP) – An auditory “spirit” voice that is spoken directly to the sitters at a séance.

Dice Test – An experimental test in which a subject attempts to influence the fall of dice.  This study is used for the investigation of psychokinesis.

Doppelganger – An exact spirit double or mirror image of a person which is considered to be very negative.

Earthbound – A term referring to a ghost or spirit that was unable to cross over to the other side at the time of death and is therefore stuck on earth.

Ectoplasm – An immaterial or ethereal substance associated with spirit manifestations.

Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) – Voices and sounds from beyond that are captured and recorded on magnetic tape.

Elementals – Spiritualists commonly refer to this term to describe mean or angry spirits sometimes also called “Earth Spirits”.

EMF Detector – (See Magnetometer)

Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) – Communication or perception by means other than the physical senses.

Exorcism – The banishment of an entity or entities i.e. spirits, ghosts and demons that is thought to possess or haunt a location or human being or animal. The ritual, which can be religious in nature, is conducted by an exorcist who will call upon a Higher Power to cast away any evil forces that may reside there.

False Awakening – The event in which a person believes they are awake but are actually dreaming.

Ghost – A generic term referring to a form of apparition or supernatural entity which is typically the visual appearance of a deceased human’s spirit soul.

Ghost Hunting – A carefully controlled research project in which various methods and equipment are used to investigate reports of ghosts and hauntings.

Goat – An experiment in which the subject does not believe in the ability for which they are being tested.

Ghoul – Demonic or parasitic entity that feeds upon human remains.

Hallucination – The perception of sights and sounds that are not actually present.

Haunting – Reoccurring ghostly phenomena that returns to a location where no one is physically present. Ghosts generally haunt places and not people.

Hellhound / Black Shuck – A spectral death omen in the form of a ghostly dog.

Hot Reading – A devious or fraudulent reading in which the reader has been given prior knowledge of the sitter.

Hypnosis – A technique that induces a sleep like state in which the subject acts only on external suggestion.

Ignis fatuus – A phosphorescent or spectral light that that is alleged to be an indication of death.  This phenomenon is thought to be caused by spontaneous combustion of gases emitted by rotting organic matter.

Illusion – A delusional perception between what is perceived and what is reality.

Intuition – Non-paranormal knowledge that is gained through a perceptive insight.

Levitation – To lift or raise a physical object in apparent defiance of gravity.

Life Review – A flashback of a person’s life that is typically associated with near-death experiences.

Lucid Dreaming – A dream state in which one is conscious enough to recognize that one is in the dream state and is then able to control dream events.

Magnetometer (EMF, gaussmeter) – An instrument for measuring the magnitude and direction of a magnetic field typically used by paranormal researchers to detect a ghost’s magnetic energy.

Marian Apparitions – The event in which the Virgin Mary is seen.

Materialization – The act of forming something solid from the air. One of the most difficult and impressive materializations is when part or all of a ghost or spirit can be seen, especially if the face is recognizable.

Medium – Someone who professes to be able communicate with spirits on behalf of another living being, acting as a midway point halfway between the worlds of the living and the dead.

Mesmerism – A hypnotic induction of a sleep or trance State (See Hypnotism).

Mist – A Photographed anomaly that appears as a blanket of light.  There is no substantial proof that these are related to paranormal phenomenon.

Motor Automatism – Bodily movement or functions that are accompanied but not controlled by consciousness (See automatic writing).

Near Death Experience (NDE) – An experience that is reported by people who clinically die, or come close to actual death and are revived. These events often include encounters with spirit guides, seeing dead relatives or friends, life review, out-of-body Experiences (OBE), or a moment of decision where they are able to decide or are told to turn back.

Old Hag Syndrome – A nocturnal phenomena that involves a feeling of immobilization, suffocation, odd smells and feelings and is sometimes accompanied my immense fear (See Sleep Paralysis).

Orb – A photographed anomaly that theoretically represents the “spirit” of a deceased person.  It will appear as a ball of light on film though is some cases; they are not seen at the time of the photo.  Since there are many reasonable circumstances (dust, snow, rain, insects, reflection, lens flare, etc.) orbs still remain a highly controversial subject.

Ouija Board – A pre-printed board with letters, numerals, and words used to receive spirit communications. Typically a planchette is employed to spell out words and point out numbers or letters.

Out-of-body experience (OBE) – A sensation or experience in which ones self or spirit travels to a different location than their physical body (See Astral Projection).

Paranormal – Referring to something that is beyond the range of normal human experience or scientific explanation.

Parapsychology – The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena that are inexplicable by science.

Percipient – A person who sees (i.e., perceives) an apparition.

Phantom – Something that is seen, heard, or sensed, but has no physical reality (See Ghost).

Poltergeist – a non-human spirit entity which literally means “noisy ghost” but is usually more malicious and destructive than ghosts of dead human beings. Traditional poltergeists activities are thumping and banging, levitating or the moving of objects, stone throwing and starting fires.  It is thought that poltergeist activity in some instances may be brought on subconsciously by an adolescent agent or females under the age of 25.

Precognition – The ability to predict or have knowledge of something in advance of its occurrence, especially by extrasensory perception (See Clairvoyance).

Psi – A letter in the Greek alphabet that denotes psychic phenomena.

Psychic – A person who is responsive to psychic forces with above average ESP abilities.

Psychokinesis (PK) – The power of the mind to affect matter without physical contact, especially in inanimate and remote objects by the exercise of psychic powers.

Psychometry – The ability or art of divining information about people or events associated with an object solely by touching or being near to it.

Pyrokinesis – The ability to unconsciously control and sometimes in rare cases produce fire with their mind only.

Radio Voice Phenomenon (RVP) – Receiving the voice of a deceased human being through a regular radio.

Reciprocal Apparition – An extremely rare type of spirit phenomenon in which both the agent and percipient are able to see and respond to each other.

Remote Viewing – Used by some psychics, this is a procedure in which the percipient or psychic attempts to become physically aware of the experience of an agent who is at a distant, unknown location through ESP.

Retrocognition – An experience in which a person finds themselves in the past and is able to see and experience events in which they had no prior knowledge.

Séance – A meeting or gathering of people, usually lead by a medium to receive spiritualistic messages, manifestations or communication with the dead.

Shaman – A member of certain tribal societies who acts as a medium between the visible world and an invisible spirit world and who practices magic or sorcery for purposes of healing, divination, and control over natural events.

Sheep – An experiment in which the subject believes in the ability in which they are being tested.

Simulacra – This is a word used to describe the seeing of faces, figures and images in ordinary, everyday object such as rocks, foliage, etc.

Specter – A ghostly apparition; a phantom (See Ghost).

Spiritualism – The belief system that the dead are able to communicate with the living, through an intermediary or medium.

Stigmata – Unexplained bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain corresponding in location to the crucifixion wounds of Christ.

Subjective Apparitions – Hallucinations of apparitions or other phenomena that are created by our own minds.

Supernatural – Of or relating to existence outside the natural world.  As opposed to paranormal, the term “supernatural” often connotes divine or demonic intervention.

Tarot Cards – A set of (usually 72) cards that include 22 cards representing virtues and vices, death and fortune etc. used by fortunetellers to help predict future events.

Telekinesis – The paranormal movement of objects by scientifically inexplicable means.

Telepathy – Communication from one mind to another through means other than the senses.

Teleportation – A method of transportation in which matter or information is dematerialized, usually instantaneously, at one point and recreated at another.

Thought Form – An apparition produced solely by the power of the human mind.

Trance – A hypnotic, cataleptic, or ecstatic state in which one becomes detached from their physical surroundings.

Vortex – An anomaly that appears as a funnel or rope-like image in photographs.  These images are sometimes thought to represent ghosts, collections of orbs or gateways which travel to a wormhole in time-space.  There has been no substantial scientific evidence to support any of these theories.

White Noise – An Acoustical or electrical noise of which the intensity is the same at all frequencies within a given band.

Zener Cards – A set of 25 cards for use in card-guessing tests of ESP.  Each set contains 5 of each of the following cards:

The Stockton School For Wannabe Demons

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Stockton, CA
July 15, 2016
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A worried Elisa

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was asked to assist Ryan Privee, a fellow paranormal investigator from Modesto, CA, with a negative entity case involving the apartment home of Elisa, in Stockton, CA. Elisa has been complaining of odd noises in the apartment, and a feeling of foreboding and negativity in the home.

The Investigation

A baseline K2 sweep showed unexplained EMF hits in the hallway and in the daughter’s bedroom. Ryan’s static electricity devices showed strong static hits in the master bedroom, along with orb captures with still photography.

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Master Bedroom

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Light anomolies on the bed

In the daughter’s room, a defiant voice was captured on the SB11 Spirit Box, claiming to be “Satan” and “Evil.” When team members told the entity it would be cleaned out, the SB11 response was “try it.”

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Daughter’s room

This type of entity is what we often refer to as a “Huffer and Puffer.” The entity puts on a strong, fearful front, in hopes of scaring the investigators away. When it comes to the actual cleansing, however, the entity proves to be relatively easy to cleanse out with S.P.I.R.I.T. members’ tried and tested methods and abilities.

The Cleansing

The home was cleansed using holy water, white sage, and Palo Santo Wood. The entity was banned from the apartment easily, proving itself to not be demonic in any way, as actual demonic cases are very dangerous and tough to deal with, and usually take more than one visit by team members. This entity simply tried to build itself up to be something it was not.

Melissa felt that the entity, a lost, angry, and defiant human soul, was seeking out demonic forces on the other side, and in time, could well have become a very negative and serious haunting in this apartment home. It is always best to “nip it in the bud” with such cases, before a more serious situation builds up.

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Spirit Box Session

Conclusion:  Probable deceased human / previous tenant with dark intent but little power or energy, indication the spirit may not have been dead for very long.

Note:

The morning after this investigation, the client reported raw meat being draped on her car outside. This appears to have been an attack by neighbors in another apartment in the building who noticed the investigation taking place, and did not approve of their neighbor engaging in the paranormal in any way. However, the client has reported that all paranormal activity in her house has stopped.

Case Closed.

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The Old Prospector Ghost of Natomas

Article by Brent L. George
Natomas, CA
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The S.P.I.R.I.T. team was dispatched the home of Crystal and Jeff in Natomas, CA. The couple has a young daughter and another child on the way. Their youngest daughter has been consistently reporting a black mist that crawls up her bedroom wall and watches her sleep. The couple themselves report feeling constantly watched in the home, unable to rest easily, and are constantly tired. Their daughter is terrified to sleep in her room alone and Crystal is very worried about the home’s possible paranormal activity affecting her new arrival.

The Investigation: 4:00 p.m.

S.P.I.R.I.T. team members Melissa, Wendy, and Brent arrive on scene for the daytime investigation. Since the client requested a focus on cleansing and less focus on investigation, little photography was taken during this investigation.

During the identification phase of the cleansing, sporadic K2 hits are detected throughout the home. In particular, the K2 equipment hits on the attic entrance and the entrance to the master bedroom’s walk-in closet. In the child’s bedroom, steady K2 kits at 10 mG (Milligauss) are measured on the wall where the child reported seeing the black mist climb up the wall; however these steady K2 hits are debunked as coming from the shelf stereo system and speakers on the other side of the wall.

Melissa says she senses two familial spirits that are trying to help, and an older bearded gentleman who look like he is dressed in the garb of a mid-19th century gold prospector. In the mid-19th century, the Natomas area was part of the greater American and Sacramento River floodplains. Melissa feels the prospector spirit has become entrenched on the property, staking his “claim” long before any housing developments were ever built there. The two familial spirits are trying to protect the family. All three investigators sense the prospector spirit. All three investigators also hone in on what they believe is an active portal in the master bedroom closet, where the K2 temperature alarm is registering cold spots 10 degrees cooler than in the bedroom (the closet door is always kept open) and EMF (electromagnetic field) hits of 20+ milligauss inside the closet.

Having identified the areas of the strongest EMFs, the group then conducted a full cleansing of the home, including the attic space, using white sage, Palo Santo wood, sea salt lines, red brick dust, and tar water.

In the weeks following the investigation, the clients reported that the house felt lighter, they were getting much more rest, and their daughter told them that the black mist was gone, and she had seen “Grandpa” and light energy in her room, but did not feel scared.

4 weeks after the investigation, the client contacted the S.P.I.R.I.T. team to say there had been knocking on the walls, windows, and roof from the outside, once again frightening their daughter. The difference was, that the disturbance was coming from outside the home.

S.P.I.R.I.T. members Jon, Brent, Melissa, Jon and Wendy returned to the home to perform a renewal cleansing, focusing more on the property and anchor / energy grid the entire property with the strategic placement of protective stones. Since the second visit property anchoring, all negative paranormal activity has ceased in the home, and only the protective and welcome familial spirits have remained.

Conclusion: Human spirit infestation intent on staying that had to be banished from the property altogether.

Case Closed.

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The House Hopping Ghost of Old Reno

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Article by Brent L. George
Reno, Nevada
05/21/2016

The S.P.I.R.I.T. team received an emergency e-mail from a family in the older section of Reno, Nevada, for an immediate investigation and cleansing, if at all possible. The e-mail came in late in the week, and after talking with the clients, the decision was made to go that Saturday.

Reno is 120 miles from S.P.I.R.I.T. home base. The weather forecast for the weekend over the Sierra Nevada was clearing (after a mid-week late season snow storm had moved over the mountains) and partly cloudy and snow flurries. The actual weather turned out to be a little closer to “Snowing hard on Donner Pass – Carry Chains.” We pressed on through the storm and reached Reno safely at 4 p.m. on Saturday evening.

Claims of Paranormal Activity:

The clients claim the mother is having headaches and nightmares, they feel constantly watched, there are unexplained noises at night, objects in the kitchen have moved by themselves, and some of the family members have been touched and pinched. One odd thing about this case was that the family claims that the activity is taking place not only in the mother’s upstairs apartment, but also in the daughter’s home nearby, and the activity had originally begun in the mother’s previous apartment across the street from her current apartment.

The Investigation:

S.P.I.R.I.T. members set about doing a base level K2 Meter sweep of the mother’s upstairs apartment, and discovered in her bedroom a clock radio that was pegging the K2 meter. This could explain the mother’s headaches and nightmares – it is strongly inadvisable to have strong electromagnetic fields near your head while you sleep (or at any time for any duration). However, this did not account for the other paranormal claims the family had been experiencing.

Photography in the home captured one orb in the kitchen:

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While Melissa was taking video on her smart phone near the back bathroom of the upstairs apartment, an unexplained anomaly was captured on still photography. Note that that the image coming out of the phone cannot be a flash bounce or light reflection, because the anomaly extends past the edges of the phone into mid-air. If it was a light reflection or flash bounce, it would extend onto the wall in front of Melissa, and would cause glare in the mirror, neither of which is the case here. The anomaly is not a blur, because neither Melissa’s phone, hand, nor anything else in the photograph are blurred. The photograph appears to be paranormal in nature.

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An SB11 Spirit Box session in the upstairs apartment produced multiple responses, and appeared to be a defiant male voice. When asked if he was ready to be “cleansed out of this space” we received strong Class A responses “By You?” and “My House.” The voice then told Melissa, “Try it, bitch.” These responses are well beyond what could be considered coincidence.

In conversing with the spirit via the SB11 Spirit Box, Melissa, Wendy, and Kara were able to empath the trapped spirit of a man who had been killed by police in front of an adjacent property approximately 10 years previously, during a standoff with police that arose from a domestic violence call. It was strongly felt by S.P.I.R.I.T. members that this spirit had recently attached itself to the family’s mother before she had moved into the current apartment, seeing her as an easy mark, and had been torturing the family ever since.

The Cleansing:

Full cleansing of both the upstairs apartment and the daughter’s nearby home were conducted, using sage, Holy Water and Palo Santo wood. The spirit of the man killed on the street by police was strongly encouraged to move on, with S.P.I.R.I.T. empaths Melissa, Wendy and Kara showing him the light that  would allow him to cross over.

As of the date of this report, no further paranormal activity has been reported in either the mother’s or the daughter’s home.

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The Guardians, Family, and a Drinking Buddy in Granite Bay

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Article by Brent L. George
November 14, 2015

The S. P. I. R. I. T. team was called to the country home of Gil and Denise in Granite Bay, California.granite-bay-map_fotor_fotor
The clients say that objects have moved by themselves in the home, their two dogs often track something or someone invisible moving across the room, pennies are often found in a trail on the hardwood floor, and loud unexplained noises are often heard in the living room in the middle of the night. Full body apparitions of two men in top hats as well as a man in a flat longshoreman’s hat have been reported in the hallway connecting the living room and the master bedroom.page1image23448_fotor_fotor It is worth noting that Gil’s former spouse passed away several years ago in the master bedroom. 
The house has east and west wings extending off of either side of the main living room and kitchen areas. The master bedroom and office are in the west wing, while the east wing houses a meditation / quiet room. Most of the reported paranormal activity in the home has been in the living room / kitchen area, the west wing, and the hallway connecting the two. The master bathroom has two large mirrors directly facing each other creating an “infinite hallway” optical illusion. Many paranormal researchers believe that having two mirrors facing each other in such a fashion can be used by spirits to create an entry portal into the home from the other side.page1image23616_fotor_fotor

THE INVESTIGATION


The investigation began in the master bathroom. Investigators taking baseline K-11 and MEL-Meter readings were surprised when the devices spiked sporadically in front of the mirrors where the “infinite hallway” effect in the mirrors was the most observable. No electronic devices were found on the bathroom counter that could explain the K-11 spikes. Moreover, the spikes responded to investigators’ questions, lighting up when investigators asked if there were spirits present, and if they knew that they were dead. The temperature fluctuated during the EMF spikes from 65 degrees to 73 degrees, even though the home has central heating.
 After documenting the master bedroom / master bathroom EMF spikes, photography was taken in the west wing that showed two orbs in the master bedroom, and a large unexplained purple mist captured at the entrance to the west wing hallway from the kitchen. The mist does not appear to be caused by light refraction, has no identifiable source, and is not in a photograph of the hallway taken from the same position and angle one second later. The photograph of the purple mist, in conjunction with a related SB-11 Spirit Box hit later in the evening, is being classified as paranormal in nature.

The second investigative round revolved around the use of the dual channel SB-11 Spirit Box in the master bedroom and office. Multiple SB-11 hits showed probable intelligent spirit communication by multiple spirits – Gil’s former spouse, and a dear friend who Gil described as a “drinking buddy” who has passed, both identified themselves by their own names and said “Hi!” to Gil. Denise’s father also came through via K-11 communication and SB-11 hits. The SB-11 also picked up communication by two other entities who identified themselves as “The Guardians.” When asked if they were the source of the purple haze we photographed, and the men in the top hats that Gil and Denise have both seen in the west wing hallway, the SB-11 replied, “Yeah – it’s us.”

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Outside, a large self-illuminated orb was captured in motion over the pool, but not enough information was gathered to connect this orb to any one spirit in the home.

With repeated spirit box confirmation that the paranormal activity in the home is being caused by spirits of deceased family members, an old drinking buddy, and guardians attached to the land itself from long ago, no cleansing was needed or requested — the spirits are there to protect and watch over this country home. With recognition and acceptance of the spirits’ presence and the reason for their presence, it is likely that the “attention getting” paranormal activity in the home will now diminish in both frequency and intensity, and settle into more of a background familial haunting.

CASE CLOSED


CLASSIFICATION: ACTIVE FAMILIAL / PROTECTIVE HAUNTING

The Apartment Stuck Between Worlds

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Article by Brent L. George
November 21, 2015

(Note: This article is written in the first person, because the home being investigated for this article was the author’s home)

S.P.I.R.I.T. team members gathered at my apartment home in the La Riviera Dr. neighborhood of Sacramento to investigate and communicate what I have classified as an active “Casper haunting.” By the end of the evening, there was no debate that the apartment is very haunted. A ‘Casper haunting” is different from a familial haunting. A Casper haunting may have little to do with any family members, but the spirits are considered friendly to the home’s occupant or occupants, often even helpful. My home is haunted by six spirits: three children, my great uncle, a female entity attached to the land, and a male entity attached to me who I think of as a “spirit guide.”
The initial investigation of my home took place on April 7, 2013. That was when I found out that I was being haunted not only by my great uncle, but by two other adults and three children. Therefore, this was both an investigation and a simple spirit communication, since most of the information presented in this article is information I had already put together, since that original investigation.img_3839img_3840
I grew up in a country home in Northern Wyoming in the 1970s. The house was terribly haunted by a dark, sinister force, and many spirits controlled by that dark force, an experience that has led to my lifelong pursuit of the paranormal. Above the downstairs fireplace in that home hung a picture – a picturesque mountain scene done on canvas. I always found that picture quite calming. It turns out that the spirits of three children who may have been brutally murdered in that Wyoming ranch home in the 1960s had attached themselves to that picture and ended up going wherever the picture went – truly a “haunted painting.”
That picture now hangs above my bar in my Sacramento apartment, and as such the three children who watched me grow up now haunt my apartment and have become attached to me. I have no real idea why my great uncle is hanging out, other than the fact that he always really liked me as a kid. The other two spirits in the apartment are more vague in a way – the adult female spirit I know very little about, and the male is a “spirit guide” type of spirit that I picked up back in 1996 when I went through a phase in which I was very interested in Native American culture. This male spirit has always proven to be helpful and protective.

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The Haunted Painting

INVESTIGATION
The evening began by taking baseline K-11 meter readings, and then placing a K-11 meter with the temperature alarm and the MEL Meter on a chair in the hall between the bathroom and the master bedroom. When Kara approached the chair the temperature alarm went off to three levels – indicating an instant 15 degree drop in temperate at the device. Kara then felt a small child “hugging her legs.” Feeling disembodied human hands on you is a regular occurrence in the apartment. The K-11 meter / temperature alarm was then used to communicate with the spirit of the child and actually play a guessing game (which hand or pocket is the nickel in?) with the spirit. This was captured on camera. During this time, multiple self-illuminated orbs can be plainly seen in the video clips darting back and forth, going into investigators, and even making right angle turns.
In the master bedroom, Shawnda and Jason captured more bright, self-illuminated orbs entering and exiting the bedroom, making right angle turns into the living room.
EVP’s were inconclusive, but an SB-11 Spirit Box session resulted in ongoing interaction between the group and the three children spirits, who clearly identified themselves as Peter, Emily, and Boyd. This confirmed information empathed earlier by Melissa that these were in fact these childrens’ names, and that they had used the painting to escape the dark forces in the house that I grew up in, the same house in which they were murdered. When prompted, the children clearly spoke out their own names on the SB11 Spirit Box. They identify with Brent and Melissa as parental figures.

Conclusion:
Based upon the evidence gathered during this investigation, on the ongoing high level of Casper-like activity in my apartment home, and upon previous research I have done into the history of my childhood home, the S.P.I.R.I.T. team decided to reach out to the current owners of the Wyoming home and offer a full-scale professional investigation of the entire area. Sadly, they were not interesting in bringing up the past.

Classification: Ongoing Active Casper Haunting

S.P.I.R.I.T. INVESTIGATION: SUNDOWN AT THE GRAVEYARD: THE MYSTERIOUS LADY IN WHITE

Article by Brent L. George

06/27/21015

Investigators / Guests Assigned to the Case:

  • Melissa Lockett
  • Brent George
  • Jon Koyasako
  • Kara Koyasako
  • Lisa Steele
  • Amy Deinken
  • Miranda Shea
  • Kaylie Peterson
  • James White

In a small rural cemetery near the Sacramento area, a local legend seems to be living on, so to speak. (The cemetery’s name and exact location is being withheld for security reasons.)

An apparition known locally as the “Lady in White” is sometimes reportedly seen walking amongst the tombstones of this cemetery, which dates back to 1876. The Lady in White is often seen just after dark, according to reports.  S.P.I.R.I.T. team members were dispatched to investigate.

The team arrived at the cemetery at around 6:30 p.m. This gave team members ample time to familiarize themselves with the grounds before dark. The team split loosely into 3 groups – after dark, no one was to go anywhere in the cemetery alone.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. I captured an EVP in the northwest corner of the graveyard. This particular corner of the property seemed to lend itself to photographs that were out of focus for no reason, people feeling a drain of their energy or feeling otherwise uncomfortable there, and a sudden drain on device batteries. The EVP I captured was in response to my asking the entity its name – the answer was an audible “Victor.”

This coincided with two nearby gravestones with the first name “Victor” on them. What’s interesting is that it is this section of the cemetery where the “Lady in White” often seems to originate from. The two Victors laid to rest there were assumedly father and son, with the mother “Carol” laid to rest between them. Carol’s gravestone indicated that she had been associated with the medical field.

After I captured the EVP and left that corner of the cemetery to investigate other areas, Kaylie and James were drawn to the same northwest corner of the cemetery by a sense of unrest there, and were drawn to the grave of the elder Victor, without any prior knowledge that I had captured the “Victor” EVP there.  Sporadic K2 Meter hits were also noted at the elder Victor’s grave.

On the northeast corner of the cemetery there is a small unimproved open area owned by the cemetery board of trustees, but not actually part of the cemetery.  This area was unkempt, with piles of leaves and a disheveled wood pile. As night fell on the cemetery, two investigators found the bare skeleton of a bird surrounded by a rough circle of raw corn kernels, in this unimproved area.  A few feet away from this was evidence of a small campfire. This led S.P.I.R.I.T. team members to postulate that the area may have been used for some type of pagan small animal sacrifice ritual. Two of the team’s sensitives felt there may be human remains / unmarked graves in this unimproved area, but this could not be verified.

One of the graves in the cemetery appeared to be fresh, and thus was easier for S.P.I.R.I.T. sensitives to pick up on residual energy from the gravesite. No temporary headstone had been placed at the grave yet. Our sensitives felt that it was the new grave of a man in his 30s who had died unexpectedly in a car crash. This information has not, as of this writing, been verified.

At approximately 10:00 p.m. a Spirit Box session at a grave site proved inconclusive. At the end of that session, Amy and Miranda approached the group with a photograph they had just captured in the northwest corner of the cemetery, near the grave of the two Victors and Carol:

This photograph is what is known as a “mist” photograph. It was a clear night with no fog whatsoever, and there is no logical explanation for the photograph.

Cemetery Mist

Did Amy and Miranda capture a photograph of the Lady in White as she left her grave for her nightly evening stroll?  Could the “Lady in White” be Carol, a former nurse or doctor, whose husband appears to be not at rest?

Such postulations are easy and tempting to make, and who knows – perhaps it’s even true. But the evidence does not support that. The evidence gathered by the S.P.I.R.I.T. team members on this investigation does strongly suggest that something is not at rest in this peaceful rural cemetery, and by the end of the night, we were unable to either confirm or debunk the Mystery of the Lady in White.