So, I am sure most of you have read my past experiences I have posted on this site. Since joining this site my interest in the paranormal has been rekindled and, as a result, I have joined a paranormal investigation team.
We have recently been investigating a house in a small complex in my home town and have picked up a few anomalies in photograph's as well as moving cold spots, orbs and a few other strange occurrences.
There has been a bit of history around the house that I am actually, through various channels, linked to. I did not realize this until we arrived at the property.
To fill you in:
When I was 14yrs old, living in the complex right next to the complex in question with my mother, we had heard about a hostage situation that had taken place. There were two people in the house held hostage, a woman and her son (a toddler). Her ex-husband had held her and her child hostage for 14hrs until eventually shooting her and the child. The police had stormed the house and in the struggle to subdue the husband, he shot himself in the head. All three died instantly.
We found out a few of days later that my brother, "Sean" (from my previous post, "Possession, Apparitions and Terror"), was close friends with the woman's other son. He was in his mid twenties and was not in Cape Town at the time of the shooting.
I found out recently that my mother had done a Tarot reading for the woman a week or two before the actual event and had given her a warning that the cards indicated someone from her past wished her harm and that she should look out for this person and avoid him/her if possible. She had then told my mother that her ex-husband was trying to get in touch with her to talk about something but as he was not a pleasant person at all, she had been blocking his calls.
Soon after, the shooting took place.
The current tenants had contacted us to investigate the house. Since they had moved in, 3 months ago, the husband, a young man in his twenties, has been permanently ill and has lost, overall, about 13kg. He has been to various doctors and has had CT scans, been poked and prodded all over, but they could not find any reasoning behind his weight loss or the pains in his chest, arms and legs. He has been struggling to sleep since they moved in and wakes at night in a cold sweet, every night.
Their young daughter, whom they say has never had a problem sleeping through the night, wakes them up screaming and cowering in the corner of her crib, hiding her face. She cannot talk as of yet, but they can see she is terrified.
The husband's mother, who sleeps in the spare room, told us that she has been woken up by something tugging on her duvet or bumping the bed. Not violently, but just enough to wake her up. It carries on for about a minute after she wakes, and then stops. She has also heard a strange growling noise from beside her bed.
We decided to take on the investigation.
We arrived on 17 September to conduct the pre-investigation interviews and do our walk through. As we walked into the house, we all felt the hair on the back of our necks stand on end and my face began to tingle. The atmosphere in the house was heavy and dark, as if the light fixtures were covered in dust and creating a gloom within the house.
I'll describe the layout quickly. As you walk in, you enter the living room area. Ahead is a small staircase leading up to a loft area that the husband uses as an art studio. To the left of the stairs is the kitchen area, with only the counter separating it from the living room. Off the short passage to the left of the kitchen are two bedrooms and the bathroom on the right.
My colleagues began the interviews and I took a walk around the house, taking a few photos with my digital camera, so we could plan out our strategy later.
My team-lead decided to do a few cursory sweeps with the EMF detector to rule out possible interference and immediately got a spike while standing in the middle of the living room. We chatted to each other and decided to do a small investigation right then and there.
We began in the grandmother's room. The activity started as soon as we closed the door. I was standing in the far corner of the room, filming the EVP session. We had an EMF detector on the bed, thermometer and a cell phone, as the tenants had said that they would get strange interference, that sounded like crossed lines, while talking on their phones.
The temperature in the room dropped from 22. 4 *C to 19. 3 *C within seconds. I switched over to camera mode and took a few pictures. We got a spike on the EMF detector and almost immediately afterwards, I felt something touch my shoulder. I was standing quite close to the curtains, so I brushed it off as just that. Not even a minute later my, tucked in, shirt was tugged upwards and pulled out of the back of my pants.
I relayed that to my colleague as I moved out of the corner. As I did this, we got another spike. I took a photo of the meters on the bed and captured something I can't quite explain away. A small light anomaly appears to be touching the aerial of the EMF detector and the screen of the cell phone appears as if the phone had moved, or something passed in front of it, distorting the image.
We stayed in the room for roughly 30 minutes after that, and were experiencing moving cold spots, but not much else.
We then moved to the main room, where the husband, wife and child sleep. I began to get weird static on the LCD screen of my camera. I took a photo and the picture also picked up the strange lines that seem to curve slightly. I am not sure if this is anything paranormal, but it was definitely strange as I had not been getting it anywhere else in the house.
Again we got a temperature drop of 4*C. Nothing else happened in the room for approximately 20 minutes. My colleague then had all the hair on his arms stand on end. He told me that he felt cold and as if there was static electricity running up his arms.
The coldness then moved away from him.
He and the husband were looking at marks on the wall that had begun to appear above the bed when they moved in and I was taking a few snap shots of the room and seem to have caught a white mist behind my colleague. Immediately after I took the picture and noticed the mist, he turned and looked behind him. I asked him why he had done this and he said he had felt pressure on his back, as if someone/thing had touched his lower back.
We decided to call it a night then and promised to come back this past Saturday to do further investigation. The next night, the wife told us, she had woken to see a white figure standing over their daughter's crib. It had vanished after a few seconds. As she was laying her head down, she had heard something in the living room and woken her husband to go and check. He told us that a tennis ball was bouncing in the middle of the room, about a meter high, as if it had been dropped from shoulder height. It bounced a few times then came to a stop.
The grandmother called in a friend of hers that blessed the house the next day.
We returned on the Saturday night, but are still going through the evidence so I cannot share that just yet, but I will say that the atmosphere in the house is a lot lighter than we first felt it to be. I did, however, have an orb of light, about the size of my hand, fly straight at my face up in the loft area.
I will update you all once we have concluded the investigation completely.