Glore Psychiatric Museum
Date: 26 June 2021 Type: Museum
Location Title: Glore Psychiatric Museum - Visit 5
City/State: St. Joseph, MO
Investigation Times: 09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunrise: 05:55 AM Sunset: 08:50 PM
High Temperature: 77 °F Low Temperature: 66 °F
Sky Condition: Cloudy Wind: W at 3 mph
Humidity: 75% Precipitation: 0 in
Lunar Phase: Waning Gibbous % disk visible: 94%
Solar X-Rays: Normal Geomagnetic Field: Quiet
Pressure: 28.24 mmHg
Becky Ray, Lead Investigator: As soon as we arrived at the museum and unpacked our equipment, I sent the other five team members to the tunnel under the older medical building to investigate. At the same time, I set up a "Fear Experiment" on the second floor.
The investigation in the tunnel started at approximately 9:20 p.m. At 9:24 p.m., Christina and Neshela heard a snap and saw movement in the middle of the tunnel. However, the sound was not captured on Neshela's audio recording. Neshela started an EVP session with Madz at the end of the tunnel while Christina and Lindsay were at the front. At 9:43 p.m., Neshela felt something brush her left leg. At 9:48 p.m., Neshela reported hearing some movement in front of her. At 9:51 p.m., as she looked toward the floor, she saw a lighting-fast black swoosh move from right to left in her peripheral vision. At that same time, Christina heard something in the same direction, but so far, nothing was captured on reviewed audio.
During this time, while I was setting up the "Fear Experiment," I repeatedly heard noises in the hallway that sounded like someone walking around, but I was alone on the second floor when I checked into it. When I walked back to the elevator to rejoin the group, I saw what looked like another person walking toward me down the hallway, but again I was alone.
At about 9:40 p.m., I got Jennifer away from the group and prepared her for the experiment. Jennifer was my only volunteer. The museum had an old wheelchair and a straight jacket that had never been used on patients they allowed me to borrow. After strapping Jennifer into the straight jacket, I had her sit in the wheelchair. I placed a VR headset over her eyes and noise-canceling headphones over her ears and took her into the elevator. When we arrived on the second floor, I took her down hallways and around corners to disorient her before going to where the experiment was set up. I stayed nearby during the experiment, which involved Jennifer watching a previously prepared video specifically made for the location and meant to put anyone watching on edge. During this time, I hear a few footsteps in the hallway, but not like before.
Jennifer reported that the experiment was initially unnerving, not knowing where she was or her surroundings, but she began to feel empathetic and less fearful as the video played. I will tweak the footage before I attempt this experiment again to make it less compassionate. Jennifer used her audio recorder during the experiment and is currently reviewing it.
Shortly after 10:00 a.m., the rest of the team joined us on the second floor. The second floor is the largest area since it includes the Native American display, Black Archives, and the Doll Museum. We investigated the areas that are the St. Joseph Museums. At 10:19 p.m., several members recorded while we conducted an EVP session that lasted about half an hour. During this time, Neshela felt a cold chill and felt something touch her hair on the left side shortly afterward. Immediately after that, she saw a shadow of a person's head walking from right to left. Christina and a few others reported seeing shadows, and almost everyone felt uneasy. I saw a strange light I cannot explain during this time that seemed to come from the opposite hallway. Jennifer reported this as well. Lindsey reported feeling her hair tugged and touched several times on the second floor.
When we walked back into the Glore Museum and the room with the original Glore displays, I had everyone pick a place on the second floor and asked everyone to do a ten-minute private EVP session. During this time, Christina and Lindsey both reported seeing shadow figures.
At approximately 11:00 p.m., we went to the third floor. While there, I attempted to recreate an experience we had there in the past, but we did not hear the knocking sounds we previously have. However, while I was near the rocking chairs on display, I did start hearing what sounded like a low man's voice. I could not make out any of what was being said, so it may have been an audio illusion.
I sent the other five members down to the basement and morgue while I returned to the second floor to pack up the "Fear Experiment" set up.
At 11:29 p.m., Madz, Christina, Jennifer, and Neshela heard a woman’s voice but could not make out what she was saying. At 11:51 p.m., Neshela started to feel sick to her stomach in the hydrotherapy room. Others reported feeling uneasy. When I joined them, they had me stand nearby to see what I felt. I immediately felt as if I was falling backward and as if there was someone behind me who could catch me if I did.
For the final fifteen minutes of the investigation, Jennifer, Neshela, Lindsey, and Madz recorded an EVP session lasting approximately 10 minutes. At 11:48 p.m., Neshela heard a shuffle in front of her, but no other unusual sights, sounds, or feelings were reported.
Neshela took I took three Polaroid One-Step photos during this investigation: Two in the tunnel and one on the second floor that revealed nothing unusual. The flash is not bright enough in complete darkness to capture anything more than 10-20 feet away.
Glore was one of my first discoveries when I moved to the Kansas City area, and it is always one of my favorite places to go!
Previous Investigations at this Location
Glore Psychiatric Museum - Visit 4, 20 January 2017
Glore Psychiatric Museum - Visit 3, 22nd February 2017
Glore Psychiatric Museum - Visit 2, 7th December 2012
Glore Psychiatric Museum - Visit 1, 26th March 2010
The Team for the night.
The straight jacket used during the "Fear Experiment." photo by Jennifer
Several of us saw shadows in this area during the investigation. This photo was when we returned with a grid. photo by Madz
The Team for the night.