The "Sallie" House
Date:13th August, 2005 Type:Residential
Location Title:The "Sallie" House City/State:Atchison, KS
Investigation Times:08:00 PM - 02:30 AM Status:Analysis
Sunrise:06:31 AM Sunset:08:18 PM
High Temperature:73 °F Low Temperature:61 °F
Sky Condition:Rain Wind:NE at 7 mph
Lunar Phase:First Quarter % disk visible:55%
Solar X-Rays:Normal Geomagnetic Field:Unsettled
Question: When did the phenomena start?
Answer: First reports were in the early 1990s, however it is possible activity was happening earlier and not discussed.
Question: Any cold spots?
Answer: Cold spots have been reported various places in the home, specifically in the kitchen area.
Question: Any physical attacks?
Answer: The family that lived in the home in the early 1990s reported numerous attacks of scratches appearing on the husband.
Question: How far back can you trace the history of the property?
Answer: The home was built around the turn of the century and most owners have been verified via property records.
Question: Have there been any deaths or violent occurances in the the property?
Answer: Three confirmed deaths in the home, possibly more.
Question: Have you heard any legends about this property?
Beth McLenaghan:I used a digital camera. On the initial walk-through of the house, I felt nothing except in the "nursery"- when I walked out, I had a really _bad_feeling, and was so uncomfortable in the room I had to leave. When we first returned downstairs, I repeatedly heard static from a radio that's reported to come on by itself, but that was proven to be a poor electrical connection. I also felt a heavy fatigue and weariness. Beth
Hugh McLenaghan:This was an interesting house. Again on this investigation I didn't feel anything or see anything. When we went up to the house at first the radio was off, but when the owner came to let us in it was playing! Apparently this happens quite often, where it turns on itself. This is an older radio and it is a heavy toggle switch that needs to be moved 2 positions from off to radio. I've seen nothing so far on video (got 50% done so far). I've still to look through the video while we were dowsing.
Kelli Patrick:Equipment used: 35mm camera, Sony Nightshot video camera, laser thermometer, motion detector. I didn't feel anything in the house at all. Beth, Miranda and I were sitting on the floor in a smaller bedroom (not the nursery) dowsing. Beth had her back towards the door. The light was on in the hallway bathroom. There is a closet across from the bathroom. I saw a shadow quickly go from the bathroom and go through the closet door. I saw this out of the corner of my eye. In this same room, I felt like someone was playing with the back of my hair. I have short hair, but it felt like someone was running the hand through the back of my hair. This is all that I felt or saw. The motion detectors went off several times, but it picked up the doors through the house being shut by us. The laser thermometer didn't pick up anything out of the norm. I have reviewed my videos that were filmed in the "nursery". Nothing paranormal was caught on tape, just us walking back and forth and us making noise. I also took a roll of pictures of the entire house and didn't get a thing.
Becky Ray:For the most part, this just seemed like an ordinary house.
However, when I first walked up to the house, I did not hear a radio playing, but when we approached to enter, the radio was so loud, we could hear it clearly on the porch. Just an observation.
On our first walk through of the home, I felt a cold spot in the nursery near the window facing the backyard. I commented on it, and a couple of the others present felt it as well. I checked for vents, but none were near there. I also checked around the window for a draft, but didn't find one. The weather made it impossible for a draft to have been this cool anyway.
I am still viewing my video tapes and developing film.
Miranda Stark:When we first arrived, the owners had not arrived yet. Becky went to the front door, to see if perhaps anyone was in the house. She said the lights were all off, and there was not a noise from inside. Shortly thereafter Kelli and I got out of the car to stretch our legs, and were walking around the house, and standing on the porch. We paused briefly, to listen to what we thought may have been the sound of voices. As we neared the window on the front porch we realized that there was music playing inside the house. Becky said that there had been nothing like that when she was around the porch by herself. When the owners arrived we mentioned this to them, they said that there is a radio in the house that they sometimes listen to when working, and painting. They make a mental note when they leave and lock up to always turn that radio off, but often upon returning to the house the radio will usually be on. When we went inside, we did discover that there are some electrical shorts in the radio, which cause it to static, and act erratically, but when the radio is shut off the switch must be pushed into the "off" position, so to find the radio switched to the "on" position is still rather odd. Besides this, I felt or noticed nothing out of the ordinary here. We did feel a cold spot in "Sallie's room". But I don't have anything by means of anomalous photos, or video.
No EVPS for this Investigation at this time
This is the kitchen as it looked the morning after out investigation. The rose that was burned from the inside out during the "Sightings" ordeal was sitting on the windowsill over this sink.
The red light in the window is from the vehicle parked in front of the house, however note the "figure" type form over the plastic chair. Unfortunately while we were trying to conduct this investigation we were interrupted by a group of people who did NOT have permission to be on the property and were NOT there with us, but did stand about on the porch while we were trying to do our work. Therefore I cannot say that this is not a reflection of one of these people on the porch.