The House of Dolls
4/2007 - 5/2007
Investigators: Christy, Ashley, Cyrena, Gary
Equipment used: DVR, (5) IR video cameras, personal audio recorders, digital cameras, geophone, and various EMF meters
This residence is currently occupied by a family. Some of the current experiences in the home include:
The homeowners have reported seeing a woman and a little girl in the home.
They also stated that they have had things moved throughout the home as well, particularly porcelain dolls.
They told us the story of a 3 foot porcelain doll that they have in the master bedroom that moves from one side of the room to the other room. The homeowners stated that they had placed the doll on one side of the room but when the doll kept moving several times on its own to the other side of the room so they finally gave up and left it on the one side it kept being put on. Since then they haven't had the doll move across the room. That was one of the unique things that we noticed about this house is the fact that it had many porcelain dolls positioned all throughout the house.
This 2-Story home was built in 1901 and has been home to a few different families. The current homeowners stated that they have only lived in the home for a short time but they noticed activity shortly after moving in. To our knowledge, there have been no reported deaths in the home that we can find record of and we had no way to contact the previous owners to find out if they had any activity taking place in the home either.
The upstairs of this home is unoccupied but contains 3 furnished bedrooms and one bathroom. The homeowners have stated that they hear what sounds like people moving around and talking upstairs late at night. They stated a neighbor asked them if they had started using the upstairs part of the house since they would also see lights turned on and then the silhouettes of people. The home also contained a lot of antique items that we thought might be the possible cause for some of the activity although the homeowners reported they have currently owned the same items in another home and had no activity whatsoever.
Our team investigated this home a couple of different times and most of us had personal experiences each time in various parts of the home. The two most active areas while we were there were the basement and the upstairs front bedroom however we did have some movement of a porcelain doll in the back front master bedroom.
The basement proved to be intriguing as there were several investigators who heard an audible voice on different occasions and 3 of our investigators witnessed a rocking chair quickly moving on its own before coming to a stop. None of our team members touched the chair nor did we bump into it. The chair also had a strange motion to it as it quickly started rocking and then instead of gradually coming to a stop, it would suddenly stop. A strange laughter was heard after the chair stopped rocking however none of our equipment picked up the laughter. Shortly before the rocking of the chair, there was also a bag placed in the chair by an unknown source which wasn't there when the investigators first looked at the chair.
The Front Upstairs Bedroom
This room looked like any ordinary room however it proved to hold a few secrets of its own. There was a picture frame that ended up being placed on the bed after our initial sweep and there was no one in the house to move it before we came back in. One of our investigators saw a shadow run into the room and after recreations of the shadow were attempted, we could not find an explanation for the shadow. Also two of our investigators saw an apparition standing in this same room over by the bedroom dresser. Three of our investigators witnessed a
ceiling fan cord moving on its own in a circular movement and not one of our investigators bumped into or touched any part of the fan and the ceiling fan itself was turned off.
The Back Upstairs Bedroom
This room was interesting for one specific reason. There was a porcelain doll that fell over on its own three different times while a sit-down was being conducted in this room. On another occasion one of our investigators saw this 3 foot doll move forward about 5 inches on its own. Recreations of these events were done but were not able to be reproduced and measurements were made to track the movement of the doll from its original positions, however after the position was marked, we experienced no other activity with the doll.
Upon conclusion of our investigation at this residence, we feel that the homeowners do have a haunting. We believe that we had enough personal experiences and have found enough evidence to back up our conclusion.
Psychic Investigator’s Comments
Upon arriving at this house I felt drawn to the upstairs area of the home. it wasn't until I stood on the front porch that I felt there the spirit an older woman and young girl residing in the home. I had not spoken previously with the homeowners about any type of activity taking place so I had no idea that they were seeing this older woman and young girl.
I did feel that there was a lot of residual energy in the home from all the antiques items however I did not feel like they were the room cause of the haunted taking place. I tried to speak with the woman and small child however they would not divulge much information other than it was the older woman who was there protecting the home and it was the little girl that was responsible for the majority of the various items being moved within the home.
There were 1 EVP that was recorded during this investigation and 0 sound clips.
There were no photos and 2 video clips.