Founder/Lead Investigator - Nate
Researcher - Lyza
Investigator - Wynand
Co-Founder/Investigator/Sensitive - Me
*names of clients changed
We were contacted by two sisters (Sherri and Nici) in their late 20's as they were experiencing some disturbing activity in the house they had recently started renting. Sherri sounded very emotional on the phone and kept saying that she could feel something touching her, grabbing her in awkward places and pulling her hair while talking to us.
They were a little dubious about meeting us at their home at first, which I completely understood. So we arranged to meet at a public place for an interview. They knew very little about the house or the previous occupant but gave us the Rental Agents number so we could contact her for some details. Unfortunately she was a total skeptic and actually accused us of trying to take advantage of the two young women. She went on quite a tirade and even accused us of trying to devalue the property so we could purchase it at a low value. She refused to give us the owner's number and told us that should she see us around her office or should we make contact with her again she would call the police and have us arrested so we respected her wishes and hung up.
Originally our full team was meant to conduct the investigation but on the day we could not get hold of Lyza and her husband Wynand which was strange as they had committed and had never missed an investigation before. We later found out that Lyza had been rushed to the hospital but I won't go into that; suffice to say that she was fine.
Our first mistake was going ahead with the investigation without our full team. I feel that this put us off-balance and I had a very strong feeling that we should have called it off; our second mistake was not trusting my feelings.
I had performed my ritual of protection before picking Nate up, but he had not. I told him I would wait but we were running late and he just wanted to get on the road - Mistake number 3.
We arrived just before sunset to find them standing beside their car. Nici was very agitated and Sherri looked like a deer caught in the headlights. I could tell that they both just wanted to get out of there. Sherri gave us the keys and they left.
Upon entering the house I immediately had this overwhelming sense of gloom and all the hairs on my neck and arms were tingling. The air seemed thick and uncomfortable.
During our cursory sweep it felt like we were being watched. Nate's mood over this time changed. At first he was, as usual, quite excited about the investigation, but while setting up he seemed to sink into a depression of sorts. I asked him if he wanted to call it a night and come back another day when the full team could be present, but he refused. He said he was just feeling a bit down but that he was OK.
Nate suggested that we each take a bedroom and begin with an EVP session. I was a little worried about us separating. I must admit that this house had me freaked out, but he was adamant that we separate. Against my better judgement (mistake number 4) I went along with it. I took Sherri's room and he went into Nici's. We agreed to do the solo EVPs and return to the living room in an hour. I was 20 minutes into my session when the door suddenly burst open. Nate was standing in the doorway, white as a sheet and sweating. I asked him what had happened and he just shook his head and said that he had to leave. I gathered my equipment and followed him to the living room. He started packing up our equipment with shaking hands. Again I asked him what had happened in the room. He said he didn't want to talk about it now and that he just had to go home.
I took him home and didn't hear from him for a just over a week. I took the keys back the next day and in the week they called to thank us for whatever we did as they had not had any further experiences and their house felt much lighter. As I didn't want to freak them out, I didn't tell them what had happened. I was just happy they were at ease in their own home.
After several days Nate called and asked me to come over as he needed to talk. I said sure and was there within the hour. Upon entering his house, I got the same feeling I got at the sisters' place and I immediately knew that the entity had latched onto him. We sat outside and he then told me what had happened in the room.
He had started his EVP session and 5 minutes into it he had felt a hand grab his shoulder and swears he heard the voice of his son say "Daddy". He said that although the room was dark, he was able to make out the furniture but as soon as he turned around, it was like he had gone blind. Everything went pitch black and he felt like he was falling. He could not shake the hand on his shoulder and, according to him; he had called out to me a number of times. He came to lying on the floor. He got up and ran out of the room to find me.
Since then his family had been experiencing things in his own house. All his house plants withered and died in the space of a week, his microwave caught fire while they were sleeping, his son was having terrible nightmares and his wife had been groped while in the shower, leaving bruises on her breasts. Eventually he had told his wife to go stay at her parents. He had tried multiple cleansings but nothing seemed to get rid of the entity. As he is a Christian, I suggested that he call his priest to bless the house and offered that he come stay at my place for the night. He didn't want to as he was scared of bringing whatever was attached to him with. He slept in his car that night. The priest came by the next day and blessed the property. It seems to have worked as there have been no further occurrences.
After that, he has given up paranormal investigations and our group has gone their separate ways. I may yet find another team, or start one myself but am still in two minds about it.