Private Residence - Overland Park, KS
Date:12th May, 2007 Type:Residential
Location Title:Private Residence City/State:Overland Park, KS
Investigation Times:07:15 PM - 09:50 PM Status:Analysis
Sunrise:06:08 AM Sunset:08:20 PM
High Temperature:84 °F Low Temperature:60 °F
Sky Condition:Clear Wind:ENE at 3 mph
Lunar Phase:Waning Crescent % disk visible:25%
Solar X-Rays:Normal Geomagnetic Field:Quiet
Question: How long have you lived here?
Answer: Since November 2006
Question: When did the phenomena start?
Answer: As soon as moved in.
Question: Any certain hour of the day or certain rooms?
Answer: All areas seem to have some sort of activity, and things have happened at all hours.
Question: Any visual apparations?
Question: How do the visual apparitions appear?
Answer: Mists have been seen, as well as a shadow figure, and a possible older woman.
Question: Have there been any movements of objects that you see?
Answer: Resident's purse was moved from the dresser to the stereo stand.
Question: Any sounds?
Answer: Faint voices, doors and cabinets slamming
Question: Any voices? What do they say?
Answer: It is unclear
Question: Any cold spots?
Question: Any touches or caresses?
Answer: One resident felt a hand on his back in the upstairs bathroom, but no one was present.
Question: Did previous occupants, neighbors or landlords know of phenomena?
Question: How did you find out about the group?
Answer: Ursula Bielski in Chicago
Question: How far back can you trace the history of the property?
Answer: Possibly ten years
Answer: There is a pet cemetery next to the backyard for several cats who were killed by a neighborhood dog. Two of these cats lived in this home.
Question: Give a brief explanation of what you have experienced:
Answer: Have seen strange things and heard odd noises. A "cat" has been felt hopping onto the bed several times. The puppy will watch things that aren't there and get very upset at times.
Question: Have you heard any legends about this property?
Answer: Nothing confirmed, but there was a possible murder in the neighborhood that may have been in this house.
Angela Hodge:Thanks Overland Park family for allowing us to visit and investigate. We did our intinal walk-thru tour of the home. Upon entering the home I notice immediatly after walking thru the doorway entrance to the family room that I felt dizzy and out of place as I stopped by the doorway to the basement. As we continued thru-out the house I noticed as I walked up the stairs to the 2nd floor the stairway to me felt like it was closing up on me. As I entered what is now the master bedroom to the right of us. I noticed the room had a different feel and smell then the stairway and the hallway. I did not noticed any plug-ins or aroma devices in the room. As we continued onward down the hallway the hallway was very long and that connected the other 3 rooms. The hallway gave off a werid vibe as you walked down it but nothing that triggered anything. As we entered each room nothing really got my attention. As we continued onward downstairs to the basement and to the backyard again nothing popped out at me to grab my attention enough. I do want to note as we did walk thru the house it had a feeling of heaviness unlike when we left it was light and airy and a comfortable feeling. Want to make note that when we toured the backyard we were shown a little pet cemetary that the neighbors built due to there pet cat was killed by another neighbor in the area. Strange to fence off an area versus just growing a tree or planting something nice in that area. The cemetary had nothing to do with the people who live in this house now, but it was an odd thing to see at investigation. We decided to start up stairs in the master bedroom. At one point I heard a cat meowing but it was a very long drawn out meow, kind of like it was stuck in a room for a long period of time. At that time Becky checked out the window to see if any cats were outside and none could be seen. We thought if we put out a string it might attract a cat to come out and be playful but we don't think it worked. I noticed as we left the room a smell was different then in the hallway. The room did not look to be an orginal bedroom maybe a storage closet at one time that was redone to be a master bedroom. We decided to move on down the last bedroom to the left of the hallway and do some EVP since the owner's sister mentioned that her purse was moved at one time from the dresser to the stero stand. When I entered the room my head began to feel dizzy and out of place again. It subsided after a while but I felt uneasy in the room and decided to stand instead of sit on the floor. At times i felt like I needed to brace my self and kept one hand up on the bathroom doorway wall. Becky decided to use her Gauss meter the meter would flucuate from a one to almost a 3 at times when we would ask it questions in any general, but when we associated it with the family on questions it would spike a bit more. When we decided to go back down stairs we were introduced to the sister at that time I asked what time she arrived and around that time we just entered the sister's bedroom. While in the bedroom we asked a question which at this time I do not recall what the question was but I felt a very heavy sigh or breathe blown into my ear that I made a comment about that gave me a chill and goosebumps. The sigh or breathe came from behind me and the bathroom was behind me. When we decide to head back up stairs the 2nd time to check the room out the sister had already left prior to that and we all made the comment the bedroom felt different then prior visit as if nothing was there with us this time. We checked out the basement and nothing could be noticed or noted as the basement was very calm and relaxed feeling. I did note that my tape recorder died while downstairs after we had already been upstairs. I thought it was recording while downstairs but to my surprise it was not. I just put new batteries in the recorded before I left the house. I checked the batteries at home and they work just fine in other equipment. After a conversations with the owners the house seem to quiet down and we decided that it was time to leave. I made a few comments to the owners that they should check out and see if it makes a difference when certain things happens that trigger certain feeling of uneasiness. All in all I believe something is there but what not sure. I did try to agitate it to get something out of it maybe that's why I felt the sigh in my ear not sure. Thanks again for allowing us to come in and investigate. If you have questions please contact us again.
Becky Ray:On this investigation I used my video camera, 35mm still camera, and a Gauss meter.
We started the evening with a tour of the home, and during this time I heard what sounded like a person in the upstairs bathroom, although everyone present was with us. After the walk-through from the residents, we started in the upstairs bedroom where they reported seeing a woman, and feeling a cat get into bed with them. While we were there, both Angela Z. and myself heard what sounded like a cat cry. It wasn't just a meow, it was a long cry as if the cat was trapped someplace and wanted out. Shortly after this both Kevin and Jennifer reported hearing an unclear voice.
Since they had reported feeling a cat and at times seeing a cat in the home, I dangled a string just as an experiment to see if we got any response. At times the string did appear to "jerk," but I'm not certain that wasn't from my own hand shaking. An aside to note from the master bedroom was that as I scanned the room for initial EMF readings, half of the bed was reading around 2-3 milligauss, while the other side had none. I checked all the electronic appliances and couldn't find a source, but this reading remained the same the entire time we were present, so there probably is a cause.
The residents report that the upstairs hallway makes them feel strange, and we all had the same type of feeling. When we stepped out into the hall from the master bedroom, we immediately noticed the smell was quite different. I did not see any air fresheners that would account for this difference, and this smell was not present later in the evening.
When we entered the second bedroom, I again scanned for EMF, and found that the bed in this room was like the other one, where half the bed read between 1-3 milligauss, and the other half was clean. While the meter was sitting at a 1 I placed it in a stationary spot on the bed, we began asking questions to attempt to gather EVPs. Several times during this the meter reacted to the questions by moving up to a 2-3. Jennifer and I both heard a knock on the wall while we were in this room.
Angela and myself heard a loud sigh come from the bathroom just behind us. It was later learned that while we were in this room, the resident to sleeps there came home. When we returned to the room after she left, it was like a totally different place. Other than another knock on the wall, we had no further experiences.
The residents have reported hearing footsteps on the staircase to the basement, and a shadow person has also been seen there. I set my video camera on the staircase, and we attempted to obtain more EVPs from the basement. While we were down there, Angela's batteries completely died in her audio recorder - even though they were new batteries at the beginning on the investigation.
This is definitely a home of interest, and I appreciate the owners allowing us to conduct this investigation. I am still reviewing my video and photos, as well as the audio from my camera.
Jennifer Sprague:On this investigation I was note taker for the group and I also brought my 35mm disposable camera. We started off with a tour of the house and noted the areas of the house that seemed to be the main areas where activity was reported. We started off in the master bedroom with some base readings and we didnt note anything to be unusual. The only thing somewhat strange was the fact that the Gauss meter seemd to react to only one side of the bed ( it also did this in another room) we could not locate anything that would make it give off a consistent reading like that. Since the reading was consistent there probably was an explanation for it, but at the time we could find none. Since there were reported apparitions of animals being seen, we tried to set up some animal type things for them to play with..at one point we did notice that the string that Becky was holding moved in an unusual way..we made sure there was no effect of an outside wind and Becky was holding her hand straight..at one point the string did seemed to be batted by something because it made a significant movement. Angela and Becky birth heard a meow and I, at one point, thought I heard an inaudible sound. The main area of the house that I believe we had the most activity in was in the sister's room. We took readings of the room with a Guass meter and noticed that for some reason it seemed to be more active pointing in one direction..it is interesting to note that we started a conversation in the room and all the sudden the meter started to register a 2, the more we talked and with the certain questions we asked, the more it seem to fluctuate. and at one point I thought I heard a knock behind me.. Becky noted this too. It was reported in this room that an object was moved..so we set up a camera and filmed the Gauss meter while we were asking questions. We asked if there was anybody present if they could move it..it did not seem to move, but the meter's readings were definitely fluctuating and at one point Angela believed she heard a sigh. After we left the room it was told to us that the sister had come home adn when we went to return the room was not as active and felt 'lighter' to all of us. I thought it was interesting to note the differant feel of the room as we returned. Overall, I think this was an interesting invesigation and I cant thank the owners enough for letting us come out. A BIG thank you to them! and I look forward to going back! Im in the process of developing photos and if I come across anything interesting I will definitely post them!