Just a few months ago, we investigated a report of paranormal activity in a nearby bus depot office. The claim was one of benevolence not malice. It was presumed that a spirit of someone who once frequented or worked on those grounds – which at one time were part of a military base – still resided there. Whoever the spirits are, they seemed curious and interested. Or perhaps, unaware they now lived in another realm.
Visitors to the office reported being tapped on the shoulder as they entered. The woman whose office it was, reported hearing noises and voices around her as she sat behind her desk or at her computer. There was a sense of calm, however, not concern. A curiosity most of us would feel if we heard tapping on our keyboard while we were not typing, or if we sensed someone standing behind us though there was neither a person nor room for one between our seat and the bookcase at our back.
So, we arrived one evening, around 6:00 and set up our equipment, ready for a long and interesting chain of events. We heard nothing. We saw nothing. We felt comfortable, safe and unconcerned. None of the feelings one might associate with paranormal activity came to us.
Upon reviewing the evidence, however, we did find one interesting photograph and several astounding audio recordings. Let me say right here – we had to dismiss most of the audio recordings though we truly believe we captured disembodied voices on them. There was simply too much contamination on the audio since people in the outer offices were speaking much louder than even we had realized.
Having said that, let me add this – two audio clips are keepers and, to us, solid evidence.
First, to the photograph…
This photo was taken with a flash, and as you can see, the computer is to the right, with my digital recorder beneath it. That will anchor you for the next photo because there is a green power light on the computer, and a red record light on my digital recorder.
This is the same area without flash but with our blue/purple light grid –
THIS one was taken between the two pictures above. I saw this while we were there as I scrolled through my images. It might take a little looking, but if you compare the above image and this next one, you just might see the face we captured. The scale is off, the angle is odd, but there is a definite facial structure in near profile in this image. It looks to be in the area of the ‘wingback’ section of the chair.
I will post four versions of it – one as is, one indicated, one indicated in black and white because sometimes these things can be easier to see that way and one closeup and indicated in color… note in the photo above and in this first one where the green and red lights are (simply so you can compare locations to the first photo) –
In this picture, can you see the red glow from my recorder? (Click on it to zoom in, it’ll open in another page)
Slowly, look diagonally up and left. You will see a bright bluish dot and then two vertical blurs of blue. Look a fraction more to the left and up. See a small horizontal bit of blue? The face is just to the right of that. See it? It’s indicated in the pictures below…
See it? Bring the image up closer if you need to. Give your eyes a chance, it is definitely there.
Once we completed our investigation, we started chatting with the office personnel and after a while, I decided to go back into the now-empty office and set my recorder down. Just in case. I closed the door, yet you can still hear our voices coming from the front office area. If you listen closely to this clip, you will hear different voices, at a different level than ours. To me it sounds like two women. This is only a minute into the recording and it seems to me as if these entities found my recorder to be of interest. To my ears, it sounds like one says, “Where?” and the other replies, “There.”
You will need headphones –
From 2-11 seconds you’ll hear us in the other room (with one of the women walking right outside the closed office door at 11 seconds when she mentions a printer ‘squealing’). Then you’ll hear white noise until… 31 and 32 seconds when you’ll hear the other, disembodied voices (only with headphones). Remember, no one is in the room with the recorder. btw – I kept the white noise in there so you could hear the difference in the sounds. Sometimes, when you just start an audio clip at the actual EVP, it doesn’t sound as fantastic as it actually is.
And in this clip, less than a minute later, you can hear one of the women speaking in the front office but then there are two whispers. It sounds to me like the first says, “Two or three?” and the second responds with a forced whisper, “Don’t know.”
Listen – first there will be outer office chatter. It goes on until 10 seconds. Right at 8 seconds, if you listen very hard past the regular voice, you’ll hear the whispered, “Two or three?” At 11.5 seconds, you’ll hear the rather distinct whispered reply of, “Don’t know.”
To me, they sound curious, harmless. We don’t know who they are or why they’re lingering there but we hope to go back on another day, when no one else is there, and ask some questions. Hopefully, we’ll have more evidence to share.
Meanwhile, I hope you were able to see the face and hear the voices – and if not, look and listen again. Trust me. Once you see and hear it, you’ll be rather amazed. .
You’re going to shoot me but I don’t see a face. Sorry. You’re probably sitting there going Aw crap Donna what do I have to do, huh? Well, if I ever do see anything right off the bat you’ll know that it’s truly there. lol
Dang! What’s funny is how clear it is to me. In fact, while scrolling through images through the camera’s small viewing screen, I saw this face quite clearly. I didn’t know it was a face but knew there was something in that spot in this one picture, that wasn’t in other pictures of the same subject. When I zoomed into it, it, I saw the face immediately. Ah well. Did you listen to the recordings?
This is so FUNNY. i WAS JUST TALKING TO MY COUSIN ABOUT PARANORMAL ACTIVITY & HOW i “CONSIDER” MYSELF CLOSE MINDED so that nobody visits me… and wouldn’t you know while I’m writing this (@ midnight), my alarm clock goes off?! Hate when the kids play with my alarm clock…or were they??? 🙂
Mwaahaaahaaa! ‘Twas not the wee-ones playing with the alarm… 😆
As far as no one visiting you… I’m convinced they’re everywhere. Some might be trying to make contact, some might be as unaware of us as we are of them and others might be trying to finish their leftover business. Who knows. I’ve captured enough ‘evidence’ and have heard enough evidence from others to believe there is definitely energy out there. I think The more we look for it, the more we’ll find it. So… if you’re interested, keep looking!
Were you able to listen to the recordings? Did you hear the voices?
This was so cool, Deb. I saw the face in the picture right away. I’ll have to come back and do the sound clips later when I can get to something where I can plug in headphones.
(By the way, this is appearing in all caps for me. If it posts in all caps, please accept my apologies. I tried toggling the caps button on my keyboard and got no results.
Yea!! So glad you saw the face! If you do get to come back and listen to the audio clips, please let me know what you think. I wasn’t afraid of these voices – it’s more the idea that they’re there in an empty room than that they’re a threat (which they aren’t). Too cool. Thanks for coming by!
I DIDN’T SEE THE FACE UNTIL THE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO. TOO COOL!! HAVE YOU GONE TO THE COLORADO HOTEL YET (WHAT STEPHEN KING BASED “THE SHINING” ON). SORRY ABOUT THE CAPITAL LETTERS. DON’T KNOW WHY IT’S DOING THAT!! GREAT BLOG!
It’s funny how one person sees it a certain way and another doesn’t. I think, now that I know it’s there, I can’t look at any of the pictures and not see it, you know?
I haven’t been to that hotel yet. We drove by it – it’s HUGE! – but I would like to get in there for some real investigative work. Though… It might be too scary. lol. Seriously. 😳
(I’m sorry about the caps thing. We’re working on it!)
hI DEB, i DON’T MEAN TO BE YELLING AT YOU BUT IT’S TYPING ONLY IN CAPS. 😕 i SAW THE FACE IN THE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO, BUT I HAVEN’T LISTENED TO THE AUDIO YET. I WOULD HAVE COMMENTED LAST NIGHT BUT I WAS A BIT CREEPED OUT AND DIDN’T WANT TO HAVE NIGHTMARES. LOL
Hi Jolyse! The caps thing is so peculiar! Sorry about that. I can’t figure out why it’s doing that for some posts and not others. Or at all, for that matter. 🙄
The black and white image wins again! I thought it was really clear in that one, too. So glad you saw it. I’m glad you waited until today to post – I would NOT want to be the cause of your nightmares! lol If you work up the courage to listen to the audio, I’d love to know what you think.
Thanks so much for coming by.
I didn’t see the face until the black and white. Whether it’s a face or not, I don’t know. could be matrixing? but there is definitely something there.
I didn’t hear anything in the audio, but my headphones aren’t the best, and, well, let’s just say some people around here think quiet means speaking to me in a loud whisper
Ah, but if there’s definitely something there, then it’s probably not matrixing. 😉
Actually, i’d say it isn’t matrixing because of the photos before and after it. This is the only one that had such a distinct shape and texture. What really got me was how I found it. I didn’t know what I was looking for, just anything…. odd or different. And then there it was, this unique shape and color in the middle of all that blue light that wasn’t on any of the other shots. We zoomed in and wow, there it was. Can’t wait to go back and see what else, if anything, we capture.
If you listen to the audio again, the voice that is the clearest is the final one, the “don’t know” at the end of the second recording.