Investigation of  Private Residence,  Texarkana, Tx   2-28-09

 

(Preliminary) INVESTIGATION REPORT
Name of Investigators: JJ, Ty, Scott, Jimmy, Diane, Mike
Location of Investigation: Private Residence located at Texarkana, Arkansas, just several blocks from the Texas border.
Time of Day Arrived: ~6:00 PM Start Time: ~8:30 Departed: ~1:00AM
Date of Investigation: February 28, 2009
Lead of Your Group: JJ

History:
The house was built around 1900 and was designated a historical Landmark in the year 2000. It was noted on the Internet that it had been a "prairie school" from 1900-1924.  

Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Prairie School
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924

Part of the process of obtaining the historical landmark designation from the state requires the applicant to do extensive research on all of the previous homeowners. This was done by the client and she had compiled a vast knowledge on them. After reviewing the facts with the client, I realized that it had been a very popular school of music where students were taught and performed their music thus the school designation.  The client was aware that there had been renters over the years but information on them was unknown. They bought the house from Jan Cochran. The owners did have a conflict between family members as to what to do with the house before it was sold.


The house was beautifully decorated from antiques with an old mid-century French theme to it. The client is interested in collecting and possibly restoring antiques furniture and other old collector’s objects such as nutcrackers. She has an old doll that has some paranormal activity attached to it but was unable to remember where she acquired it.
All Texpart members found the home to be an amazing piece of history and bygone era.


Equipment used by Investigators: Canon PowerShot A630 Camera, Sony IC Recorder MP3 with external mic, Olympus VN-4100PC DVR with external mic, Olympus WS-100 DVR with external mic. Lorex DVR system with 4 Day/Night Indoor/Outdoor color cameras. Sony night vision camcorder, Olympus voice recorder.


Three Olympus WS-110 voice recorders, one Radio Shack conference microphone, Omega HH501AT Thermocouple type T thermometer, K2 meter, Mobitronic 12 megapixel camera designed to shoot only infrared spectrum, Modified Olympus sp-310 digital camera (for IR and full spectrum), Fluke 971 temperature humidity meter, Lutron EMF field tester EMF-822a, Mobitronic modified K-3 meter.


Controls used by Investigators: Doll placed on table that was reputed to play by itself.  Several pennies placed in spare bedroom on desk to see if they would move.  Investigators investigated in pairs.  We noted any noise that we knew would be picked up on recorders that we could identify as external to the investigation. While investigating in teams of two we carried our digital cameras at all times and carried a flashlight in case it was needed.


Information pertaining to investigation:


Temperature and EMFs readings were taken by Jimmy and Diane in each of the rooms, and all records recorded. Initial pictures were also being taken.


Interview with client: Client initially contacted Ty by phone. He also spoke with her in more detail at the residence as well as did Scott, Jimmy and JJ. It seems to be common for visitors to be uncomfortable at this house. The daughter of the client spoke with someone who used to baby-sit at the house and stated that she would never go back into the house. The neighbor was looking after the house while client were out of town. The neighbor saw an object (a candle) fly through the air as she was leaving the house (at the same location where the daughter saw a full body apparition). The next day the neighbor found all the kitchen cabinet doors open. A man once spoke with a client at the door who claimed to have once lived there. The client offered to let him see the work that had been done on the house, but the man stated that he was never entering the house again. Other guests have complained about having bad dreams and nightmares while staying in the home.


Client believes that she saw a very similar apparition that her daughter did, but this time it was in the master bedroom. She states that she sometimes sees shadows out of the corner of her eyes. She is unsure if she is actually seeing things, or if somehow they are illusions.  She also told us that she was awakened by someone saying "excuse me" and after having this occur several times and believing that the person asking was her daughter, she said loudly, "enough with the excuse me’s and tell me what you want" she then went on to say that after no answer she rolled over and found no one there.  She has not had that happen again.
Client also reported a doorbell that went off several times with no cause.  It is a hard -wired (not battery) doorbell.


When client first initially bought the home, she was working on the house with another person – they experienced some unusual loud banging sounds. Client felt chased out of the house in her nightgown at one point. She also reports hearing footsteps in the attic and voices around the house.

Summary of the Investigation:

No significant EMF spikes around the house or “interactions” with EMF meters. Several photos with IR and FS cameras were taken, nothing significant was found. Client has an EMF meter and has reported unusual readings. There is a steady EMF field throughout the house, and a novice with EMF detectors could misinterpret readings. It is suggest ignoring any EMF readings in the house below 3 milligauss. A possible paranormal fluctuation would be much higher and would be significant if they were intelligent responses.

Upon audio review, there were a few suspect class C EVPs that were thrown out. There does appear to be two class A EVPs, one that says, “Go away” and another that says, “Excuse me.” Both were captured with the microphone in the center room and appear to be female, possibly the same voice.


Shadows in the master bedroom could in fact be illusions. The layout of the room and all the objects could lend itself to this. The room has a very three dimensional feel to it by design.


There were knocking sounds heard in the kitchen area, but it is very inconclusive to origins, so this is not being presented as evidence. There were many similar knocks that were man-made and some made by the refrigerator.


The subjective feelings experienced by the investigators could from a number of causes. They could be purely psychological, or they could be caused by something natural such as geological features under the house.


My impression is that something is occurring at this residence. If it is intelligent, which I believe it is, then it does not want much interactions with us as visitors for whatever reason. It would appear that any intelligent spirits are suspicious of visitors based things shared with the client and experiences of the investigation. There is some evidence and suggestions to back up some of the client’s claims, although not enough proof to say what are actually causing this activity.

The Analysis per Scott McKinney.  Please note that evidence of a "psychic nature", does not necessarily mean that we find a site to be haunted per se.. The suggestions below are based on the many personal experiences encountered while our team was on location.  Spirits can be found anywhere and are often a by product of curiosity or the reasons stated below.  Below you will find some possibilities to help you if you feel uncomfortable in your home.  Sage burnt to clear negative entities is always very helpful but should be done with knowledge and understanding so that a sort of reverse affect doesn't occur. Doing this procedure incorrectly can aggravate spirits and make them more active.

Intelligent Haunting:


In this style of haunting the entity or entities are aware of their surroundings. Most of the time you will find that these spirits are not confined to one spot, they can move around freely. They aware of the existence of human beings around them and will try to communicate by various methods.


Examples of paranormal activity or communications from an intelligent spirit and not necessary from an earth-bound-spirit (ghost) are:


* Things disappear and then re-appear, often in the very spot where you left them.
* Coins appearing in unusual places or falling from thin air.
* Doors or cabinets being left open.
* Unexplained hot or cold spots in the house.
* Pets seeing things and reacting to it when we cannot.
* Lights turning off or on.
* TV, radios, electrical devices turning on or changing channels.
* Glimpses of light or shadows caught out of the corners of your eyes.
* Hearing your name called behind you and sometimes it sounds like a whisper.
* Feelings of being watched.
* Hearing footsteps or knocking on the walls.
* Unexplained odors such as like cigar or pipe smoke, Perfumes, Flowers, etc.


The best way to decrease the level of paranormal activity is to just acknowledge the spirits. Talk to them normally like they are any other person in a physical body that is in your home. It is best not to encourage them by attaching greater significance to their presence or treating them as a mystery that must be solved.


Low level spirits or negative spirits can be told to leave and if identified should be told to leave. They are not inhuman entities so religious provocation will not be effective to rid the area they are in.
Earth-bound-spirits (ghosts) can be convinced to cross over into the light.

Residual Haunting:


The most common style of haunting is a residual. A residual haunting is like having an impression made in time. The entity may seem to be lost in a time warp. The spirit really isn't even there, only the energy is. In most cases people may here screaming or crying due to the violence factor that may have caused this traumatic event to happen. People may also hear the sounds of footsteps walking on the stairs or through hallways. These haunting styles always seem to happen in the same place or time of day. There is not an actual entity present in this style of haunting, but the energy that was left behind with the same scene being played out like a video over and over again. Cleansing techniques can be used to get rid of this type of haunting.


Risks and Dangers of spirit communications: There are numerous ways to communicate with spirits and some incorporate the use of tools. The improper use of spirit communication can open up portals and invite undesirable influences and entities into your home or allow them to attach to you. The actual tools used like the Ouija Board or other talking boards are not in itself dangerous but in the manner it is used. At the beginning of the game the user ask any spirit in the room who would like to communicate with him. That is the equivalent to opening your front door and inviting the entire world inside your home. As there are not-so-good people in life, there are not-so-good spirits in the spirit world. You only want to invite good people into your home or life regardless which plane they exist.

The inherent danger of the use of paranormal investigating groups: In the recent years paranormal investigating groups have become very popular as a result of the success of television shows on the paranormal such as TAPS. Almost overnight ghost hunting groups have sprung up everywhere and they tend to attract people who are sensitive who have had several personal paranormal experiences in their lives and seeking answers or closure. When you invite a team into your home you will have investigators walking around with digital recorders asking if any spirit in the room wishes to communicate with them. This can have the same adverse effect as the person using the talking board. The different tool (digital recorder - Ouija board) does not matter when the communication is the same. Spirit communication should be done in a safe way where protection is in place to prevent the introduction of unwelcome spirits or entities into the environment. The protection should also prevent anything from being allowed to attach them to the occupants. The communication should be done by someone who can validate who they are talking to or identify spirits that claim to be someone they are not. Some investigators who are not completely cleansed can bring there own baggage into the home from attachments pick up on other investigations. This is one of the reasons that paranormal activity may pick up right after an investigating group leaves. Most popular haunted sites that have never been thoroughly cleansed and invite numerous groups to investigate will also have increased paranormal activity and will always remain haunted.
Note: a Sage cleansing was not preformed to clear any negative energy in the house.


Overall I did not sense the presence of any benevolent spirits in the house or have any experience with any negative energy what-so-ever.

Recommendations:

It would be in the homeowner’s best interest if owner refrains from the ritual of setting off a digital recorder at night. This is only encouraging an increase in paranormal activity and can be construed by the spirit world as setting an appointment with them. There will always be an opportunity to capture EVPs in their home.

The Analysis:

Because of the numerous personal experiences, all members recognize that there is some level of paranormal activity in this home however we cannot, at this time conclude that this home haunted.  No photographic evidence was obtained from this investigation unfortunately.  Texpart did cover the location with every device available and we feel that a complete and competent investigation was performed that night.  


On a positive note, we gather several EVPs such as one that asks "excuse me?" and several other not as clear EVPs.  We found the "excuse me?" EVP VERY significant because it was not one of our females and it directly verified the clients story about a female voice asking for her to "excuse her" in the night. Unfortunately, EVPs can be gathered from nearly any location and thus are not considered as heavily when accessing whether a location is "haunted" or not.  The above conclusions do not mean that your home is NOT haunted; only that we could not obtain the evidence needed to fully support a confirmation as such.  

 

Investigation of a Private Residence,  Pottsboro, TX  3-7-09

 

 

INVESTIGATOR’S REPORT   

Location of Investigation: Private Residence- Pottsboro, TX

Date of Investigation: March 7, 2009

Arrived:  7:30 PM  Start Time:  8:55 PM  Stop Time: 12:40 AM  Departed: 12:54AM

Lead of Your Group: JJ

Investigators:  Drew, Joni, Diane, Mike and Scott

Equipment used by Investigator: Canon PowerShot A630 Camera, Sony IC Recorder MP3 with external mic, Olympus VN-4100PC DVR with external mic, Olympus WS-100 DVR with external mic.Sony nightvision Camcorder, Kodak Easy Share CX7430 Camera, LYD wireless camera and Sumsung Tv recorder.

Background:

The clients are the first owners of the house that is 7 years old.  The land in their housing development was previously farm land.  Also in attendance were the client's daughter and her husband.  It was the daughter who contacted TEXPART during an investigation in McKinney and requested the investigation for her parents.

The Client's mother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and a bad heart lived and died in the home two years ago.  Although they did not believe that their home was haunted they noted paranormal activity that they believed was the result of the client’s mother trying to communicate with them.  The client had grown up with psychic medium Sylvia Brown as her next door neighbor.  The family members are avid fans of the Television shows “Ghost Hunters” and “Paranormal State.” 
 
The Analysis

After review of all evidence collected by the investigators at this investigation, it is their conclusion that this location is not haunted.  Nothing significant was found on voice recorder, tape, or in photos. 
Please keep in mind that spirits do not perform on command.  Because of this, we may not have caught any physical evidence during this one particular investigation.    . 
Date:  March 12, 2009

Investigation of the Stone House B&B and Miss Molly's B&B follow-up,       Fort Worth, TX  3-18-09

Although Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast does not appear to be haunted, the spirit of the Old West does remain in this beautifully decorated building.  You can even find bullet holes that are still existent in the original wood floor.

Stone House Bed & Breakfast 2401 Ellis Ave. Fort Worth, TX

 

March 18, 2009

 

 

Lead of Your Group: Ty

Investigators:  Chris, Diane, Lisa, Kim, Scott

Special guest investigators: Lisa and Jack

 

Equipment used by Investigators: Canon PowerShot A630 Camera, Sony IC Recorder MP3 with external mic, Olympus VN-4100PC DVR with external mic, Olympus WS-100 DVR with external mic, Olympus WS-210 DVR with external mic. Canon FS11 Digital video Camcorder, two Lorex DVR systems with Day/Night Indoor/Outdoor color with 7 cameras, Three Olympus WS-110 voice recorders, one Radio Shack conference microphone used with Dell desktop and recorded with Wavepad software Omega HH501AT Thermocouple type T thermometer, K2 meter, Moditronic 12 megapixel camera designed to shoot only infrared spectrum, Fluke 971 temperature humidity meter, Lutron EMF field tester EMF-822a. 

Background.

 

The Stonehouse Bed and Breakfast is located in the Fort Worth Stockyards.  Texpart previously investigated Miss Molly’s which is located about one block away.  Both locations have the same owners, who suggested that we also investigate the Stonehouse.  This location was known to have at least one death on site, and still has bullet holes in the floor from one of its previous visitors.  Innkeeper does not have any reports of activity and maintains there is no activity that occurs that she cannot explain.   It has been alleged to have been a bordello.

 

The building has the original wood floors, wood walls, and solid wood doors from a nearby 1800's building.  It is reported that the building was moved from its original location. The building is distinguished by its veneer of polychrome sandstone from Palo Pinto County.  The Stone House Bed and Breakfast does not have a reputation as being haunted as so many other establishments in the area is known to have. 

The house is divided into 10 theme rooms spread out over two floors.  There is a third floor that the public does not have access to.

 

Information from the website:  Stonehouse Bed & Breakfast  is divided into 10 exquisitely detailed  Theme Rooms.      
         
This property was an original "cowboy" boarding house used by local and out of town cowboys, tending livestock in the nearby Fort Worth 
Historic Stockyards.

The building has the original wood floors, wood walls, and solid wood doors from a nearby 1800's building. As far as the talk about Stonehouse being a "Bordello" well, "These walls don't talk", they haven't in years gone by and still don't today!

 

History

Boarding houses and hotels were once a feature Of the North Side, serving the needs of single men who worked at the many livestock related businesses.

An original structure was a small building behind the current structure, and the tenants had to go outside and down stairs to use the bath. This original structure was used as living quarters while the current boarding house was built.

City codes changed over the years and it could not be used as rental property. It then became the eating area and the owner served meals there, until it was torn down.

There are 18 efficiency apartment rentals there now.

A building permit documents that this fourteen room boarding house at
2401 Ellis Avenue
, originally the "Myrtle Robbins Boarding House," was erected in 1935-6 for $5,000.00.

This "cowboy" boarding house was operated by Mrs. Myrtle Robbins, the original owner, who bought the land from Charlie Evans in 1921.

At this time or thereabouts, she was living and running a boarding house at 124 ½ West Exchange, near the Cadillac Bar. The Masons owned that property and wanted to tear that boarding house down, in order to use the property for another project.

Mrs. Robbins was allowed to use the old doors and transoms for her new boarding house, and they remain there today.

The structure was designed and constructed by A. C. Bolden.

The building is distinguished by its veneer of polychrome sandstone from
Palo Pinto County
. The Jerkinhead gable roof is repeated in the central Jerkinhead gabled portico. A sandstone retaining wall surrounds the property.

In 1939, a multiple garage with apartments above was erected to the rear of the boarding house; clad in identical sandstone veneer. It was constructed by the same builder.

The buildings were owned by Mrs. Robbins until 1980, and were operated as rooming houses through the early 1990's.

The boarding house was "boarded up" literally, until October 2001, when the property was purchased by J. B. Hicks and restored into the current Bed and Breakfast.


Information Acquired From:
Historic
Fort Worth and JB Hicks


 The Analysis

 

As far as subjective personal experiences, there were very few at Stonehouse and limited to two investigators, as compared to Miss Molly’s were several subjective experiences seemed to be occurring to all team members there.  Due psychological factors, these subjective experiences cannot be weighed as evidence. 

 

Previous evidence does suggest that Miss Molly’s does have paranormal activity.  Previous investigation notes show that rooms 2, 3 and 6 all locked from the inside during the investigation, with the same occurring in room 1 during this investigation.  Video showed during previous investigation that the investigator did not trigger the lock upon leaving.  Although these are older locks, at this time there is no explanation for this.  It was also seen that door 3 opened by itself during the previous investigation.  This door cannot open without the handle being turned.  Video from inside did record two footsteps, the handle turning and clicking, and the door coming open. It is a heavy door that has to be pushed.  Similar statements have been made by customers to clients about doors being opened or locked.  It is suggested that the paranormal phenomenon is causing this. 

 

The temperature drop of one degree is interesting, but not significant enough to say that is was in fact paranormal in cause.  EMF base readings taken in rooms 1 and 2 during the previous investigation did show any high fluxations from the EMF readings.  The EMF readings taken by Chris cannot be said to be significant to be stated as paranormal.  EVPs sessions were difficult at Miss Molly’s due to outside noise from a concert and lots of people attending local bars.

 

The target of this investigation was the Stonehouse.  We actively investigated this, and also left for a time to see if any evidence could be caught.   No evidence was found to suggest that the Stonehouse has activity. There were no significant personal events and there are no known reports of activity.  It seems to be the consensus of the group that Stonehouse is not haunted and has little or no paranormal activity.

 

Emily Fowler Library, Denton, Tx  3-28-09

INVESTIGATION REPORT FOR EMILY FOWLER LIBRARY

Location of Investigation: Emily Flower Library 502 Okland St., Denton, TX

Date of Investigation: March 28, 2009 Time of Day -

Arrived: 8:00 PM Start Time: 9:07 PM Stop Time: 1:04 AM Departed: 1:54AM

Lead of Your Group: JJ

Investigators: Joni, Diane, Mike, Ty and Scott

Equipment used by Investigators:

Canon PowerShot A630 Camera, Sony IC Recorder MP3 with external mic, Olympus VN-4100PC DVR with external mic, Olympus WS-100 DVR with external mic, Olympus WS-210 DVR with external mic. Canon FS11 Digital video Camcorder, Lorex DVR system with 4 Day/Night Indoor/Outdoor color cameras. Scott was in charge of setup of cameras and recorders downstairs, and Ty was in charge of upstairs. A dvr system was set up with three cameras in the upstairs area. One camera was in the northwest corner where the books were allegedly stacked up. Another was set up in the foyer area and pointed towards the north east corner. The second was placed in the conference room where the DAPS group took many pictures of orbs, believed by Texpart to be dust orbs. A K-3 meter was also set up in view of this camera and set on the electrostatic / ion sum setting. True orbs are believed to be energy and are able to affect EMFs. The K-3 was set to determine if there was any static change around it. The room was very dark, so I added a second IR illuminator in the room.

One voice recorder was set in the northwest corner and another in the northeast corner near the children’s section.

Background:

The Emily Fowler Library has reportedly had visitations by its founder, Emily Fowler. These reports have generated interest over the last two years. There are also reports of a librarian who may haunt the library. One report by a current librarian is that the books in the northwest corner were taken off the shelves and were stacked up in the floor. Another librarian reported to have had her name called out to her on the top floor of the library. One of the previous groups to investigate was the Denton Area Paranormal Society (DAPS).

Members of Texpart are also members of the Texas Parapsychology Society which meets up at the library. Texpart was asked to give a presentation for TPS. This training session held on 

February 1st included a one hour mini-investigation of the library. A possible response in EVP was caught during this investigation by a newly recruited Texpart member.

Laura, a librarian, has been seeking to collect evidence of the hauntings in order to list the library on a national database of haunted libraries. Texpart set up a full investigation in an attempt to collect evidence.

The Analysis:

Texpart seeks to investigate the "PARANORMAL", which goes beyond just "ghost hunting." Texpart members also actively study psychic abilities, mediumship and parapsychology. At all times we strive to scientifically verify any evidence obtained through our medium(s) or via physical contact, mental impressions or details sensed by our investigators.

The group did collect some suspected EVPS, such as a breath, someone saying hello, etc. There were no EVPs that stood out clearly on this investigation.

After review of all evidence collected at this time, and from a purely scientific and evidential standpoint we have nothing to conclude that the library is haunted. A thorough and repeated search for concrete evidence was done with none but an EVP of a child saying hello, hello and a strange photograph of an unexplained ball of light. The "orb" does bring several questions for us as a group. It is a strange anomaly, but the orb is not definitive proof. While investigating the lower level two, Texpart investigators saw someone moving in an area behi

According to our medium, Scott, from an intuitive standpoint, even though he did not connect with any earthbound spirits, he does believe that the library is haunted by one ghost. He does believe that there is a librarian in spirit whose career at this particular library defined who she was in life. He thinks that a lot of the paranormal activity that has been reported is an expression of her dissatisfaction with current policies being implemented.

Additional comments or discussion.

Further ORB discussion.

--THE ORB CAUGHT BY THE DEEP-IR CAMERA HAS SINCE BEEN DEBUNKED.  IT IS NOT PARANORMAL IN NATURE.
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Hill House Manor, Gainsville, Tx   4-11-09

                 

 The Analysis

As repeated investigators of Hill House Manor, we always find this location eerie and interesting.  While having a brief Texpart meeting in the living room of this home before our actual investigation/training session, investigators repeatedly heard what sounded like someone moving furniture across the floor, walking and thumping in the room located directly above the living room area.  No evidence was found to support this but this activity was heard by about 9 people.

Private Residence, Wichita Falls, Tx  4-19-09

This was a special assistance  case in coordination with T.R.I.P.P paranormal group.     http://www.tripp-online.com/

Alice's Teahouse, McKinney, Tx  5-3-09

 

This investigation was a follow-up of an investigation concucted by Texpart in late 2008.  Their are claims of significant spirit activity at this location.  The owner as well as many employees, friends, and customers claim to have seen a man walking the hall that is not there when they look for him, a small child ghost that moves and has broken glass figurines, fingerprints left in salt on a dish, the spirit of a previous owner and many other spirits.

The Analysis

Texpart thoroughly investigated this location to the best of its abilities.  The DVR systems were left running over night in an attempt to capture any evidence from the location after all human interference had gone for the night.

 After complete review of all evidence obtained, nothing out of the ordinary was found.  There were some possible whispers and possible movement of the statues but because of the number of persons in attendence beyond the team members, evidence contamination could not be ruled out during the time when the evidence was collected.  There were no personal experiences during the investigation.  Texpart has nothing to be able to determine this location haunted at this time.

The Londoner Pub, McKinney, Tx    5-17-09

            

             

Texpart was pleased to be able to investigate this historic down town location. Once, in the early days of McKinney, it was a local pub and brothel.  Still steeped in old world class, this business has claims of spirit activity where the girls used to conduct their "business" upstairs

On Sunday, May 18, 2009, Texpart team members, J.J., Ty, Scott, Matt, Jimmy, Teresa, Tommy, Mana, Michael and Diane to investigate the claims of paranormal activity by a business owner.

 Background.

Location was once a brothel in the early days (1800s) of McKinney. It remains an old world pub and retains much of its old style. A regular customer named Trevor, a friend of the managing partner was murdered in 2007. Claims of paranormal activity ranged from glasses moving, feelings of being watched, seeing shadows, uncomfortable feelings in certain areas and things being moved.

 The Analysis

Texpart attempted to covered all areas of the Londoner and thoroughly investigated all claims. Using all methods we have- including advanced equipment, controlled object experiments, the experimental "mini box" and medium/dowsing reading, we investigated thoroughly.

Many of the investigators had personal experiences such as feelings of being touched, shoved, hair pulled lightly and uncomfortable feelings. We also heard whispers, laughs and coughs that we could not contribute to the people who attended the investigation. After many days of review, no physical evidence was found. We have a few possible Electronic Voice Phenomenons that we are currently reviewing for authenticity but unfortunately there are no pictures or DVR to reinforce our personal experiences. Hauntings, spirits and ghosts do not perform on command and thus what could normally be a regular occurence may not necessarily happen the night of the investigation.

Below you will find an explaination of the different planes of existence by Scott McKinney that might help explain the different spirits you may encounter as well as the ability of one dimension to overlap and exist with another.

Based on personal experiences alone, the investigators of Texpart believe that there may be paranormal activity of some kind at the Londoner but we are unable to declare this location to be haunted. The physical plane which is familiar to us relates to our physical senses and provides only a limited view of nature. Spirits activity that interact moving within the two dimensions or planes dimensions as described below can cause many different types of paranormal activities that may or may not be perceivable by us as mortal inhabitants of the physical plane. Non-violent or non-threatening paranormal activity caused by negative or low vibration spirits is common and does not warrant the classification if they are what cause a haunting. Although we had some personal experiences that could be explained as paranormal activity we did not find any evidence that earthbound spirit(s) exist at this location.

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 Analysis by X-Team Lead, Scott:

The definition of Astral Plane or Astral Light: an intermediate and invisible level of reality between the physical plane and higher, more divine realms. It is the common boundary between the individual and nominal reality. A non-physical level of existence which is the basis of the physical plane. The astral plane has several "layers" of density and vibrational rate. The upper astral lies close to the angelic realms; while the lower astral is the world of dreams and phantasms. The astral plane contains many non-physical entities.

The basement layer of the Astral light which lies nearest to the physical plane is the layer that includes left over human thoughts, emotions and passions. This layer is filled with a numerous variety of entities with little or no intelligence, instinctual in their actions and can be harmful to humans. In an area that is considered to be haunted there is constant interaction between the two planes since the two overlap each other. One theory is that after the death of the body a ghost survives for a period of time waiting for what's called the second death which will liberate the soul from its astral restraints. Another theory is that following the separation from the physical body that there is a temporary survival of the lower parts of the human spirit that can in some cases exist for a long while perpetuating itself by victimizing the living. The higher parts of the deceased person has separated and passed on to a higher plane. These theories explain what is known as ghosts, apparitions, haunting, etc. However, I personally believe that the astral remains of the very sensual and evil people can survive in the basement layer of the astral light and can perpetuate their existence by preying on the living. These are often called a variety of names consisting of negative, dark, low energy, low vibration entities.

The astral light or astral plane is another world that has a different concept of time and space. The overlapping of these planes can be best understood when considering how science defines light. If light is a vibration than there should be some vibrating medium and that must be of a material nature. And if light is not a vibration then it must be some other form of matter. Regardless of whether the astral light is a form of matter or energy, it could be that there is no distinction between the two and they are just different phases or aspects of the same thing.

Of the three spirits that I came in contact with I do not believe that they were earth bound spirits, but based on their energies I felt that they were negative entities that commonly frequent local night spots.

 

Investigation of (McKinney) Dobscha Art Gallery 5-31-09

 

 On Friday, February 20,  1959, an insurance man  for Southwestern Life, by the name of Robert Leonard Ray shot himself in a lonely upstairs office above a prominent business.  He was found dead by another Southwesten agent with a 10:00 appointment  sitting at his desk with a gunshot wound to his right temple.  The office, left as it was for over 50 years-blood splatter on the wall- is now being remodeled.  A witness who works in the evenings and into the nights in his studio across the hall, had experienced a couple of very strange and unexplainable events since he moved into his studio location and gratiously invited Texpart  to investigate the property before all renovations are completed.  Of course, we accepted  his offer. 

Investigation of (McKinney) Sippity Doodle Art Studio         5-31-09

 

 

This location served as a barber shop in the early days of the City of Mckinney.  This is a basement location in what used to be a bank. Rumor has it that a man was killed near that area.  The business owners husband saw an apparition that passed through a wall where a door may have been.

The Analysis

At approximately 8:45 pm, Texpart set up at this location for an 3 hour investigation.  Since this location consisted of one large room and a hall and 2 smaller rooms in the back area we decided to use to handheld cameras- one in the hall between the back rooms and the other on a shelf in the old bank vault area and set them to record the events of the evening.  A voice recorder was placed in the vault area as well.  A JVC camcorder was used in the large main room area and did record nearly all areas of that room for about three hours.  4 investigators on a rotational basis investigated the areas and performed many evps sessions, a dowsing session and a mini-box session.

After a thorough review of  evidence it does appear that one lesser EVP was recorded.  Also several personal experiences occurred during the investigation.  One of our investigators felt as though he had walked through a cob web but found nothing.  Another investigator expressed a similar sensation.   Scott experienced an individual who had heart problems in the back storage area.  Other than the one EVP however, nothing was caught on film, tape or the mini-box.  There was also a very distinct "help" that was heard through the mini-box.

It is the opinion of the Texpart investigators involved that while spirits and ghosts do not perform on command and can sometimes  make an appearance after an investigation has occurred, we feel that there is no evidence to suggest that this location is haunted.  Old buildings such as this are entrenched in history and impressions of days gone by.  They are fascinating to investigate whether haunted or not and this particular location is no exception.

Texpart is currently attempting to research this location in an attempt to verify any deaths at this location.

Miss Molly's Bed and Breakfast  6-17-09

Texpart's second follow-up. 

Ty and Robin, along with guest investigator Chris, visited Miss Molly's.  Ty did experience having his shirt tugged on while standing in the middle of a room.  Again, EVPs were captured. Guests also reported the smell of roses, a very common report. This was a mini-investigation to test equipment for an upcoming investigation and we were not able to investigate fully due to guests that night.

Investigation of the McKinney Court House (dba McKinney Performing Arts Center)       6-26-09                                  

This was an awesome investigation of a large Mckinney business in preparation for the Mckinney Ghost tours in October . (details to follow at a later date)

Gunter Investigation (private residence)

 

This investigation was requested by the home owner.  She had many experiences in this home and asked members of Texpart to come to her home and do a sort of mini investigation and a spirit rescue if needed.  This investigation yielded many spirits that were captured on several of the recorders including the owners deceased dog, a cat in the house and several spirit voices in response to questions asked.  Nothing unusual was captured in pictures.  All in all, this mini investigation went well and the owner was very pleased with the results.  See our sites EVP section to hear a few of the EVPs we caught while there.

Plantersville Investigation (Private Residence)          7-18-09

Plantersville Investigation –  July 18-19th, 2009

Texpart members took a road trip to south Texas.  This case was referred to us by Christy from OKPRI.  Christy was featured in the second season of Ghosthunters when TAPS visited Oklahoma.

Reports included residents seeing a variety of aparitions and shadow figures, as well as unusual smells and seeing objects move.

Texpart was assisted by guest and honorary members, Deb and Larry Cline.  The Clines are experienced investigators, who along with the creator of the mini-box Ron Ricketts, started "The paranormal way" meetup group after leaving there former group.  They also sell a variety of paranormal equipment.  We were also joined by new member Kari Smith, who is a member of Robin's group, Spirit Rescue. 

Several EVPs were captured during this investigation, with some to be very intelligent responses.  One of the unusual smells was also experienced by several investigators, with no explanation to its origin.

Ty Phillips – Lead Investigator, Robin Bumpass – Spiritual Psychic Medium, Teresa Cleaveland – Investigator, Deb & Larry Cline – Investigators, Kari Smith – Psychic Medium (Clairvoyant).

Princeton Investigation (Private Residence) 7-18-09

 

 

This was a double mini-investigation.  The owners of homes sitting across the street from one another requested that Texpart come to their homes and investigate.  They forwarded many strange EVPs and told us that there were many occurances in these homes including shadow persons, whispers, mysterious hand print, a glass that broke while sitting securely on a shelf and that one of the clients young sons said that he was taking to his grandfather (deceased) whom he had never known.  Both home owners had suffered losses fairly recently and were concerned that the problems in their homes might have something to do with that fact.  Texpart members JJ, Diane and Mike decided that with children involved that they needed to look into the claims asap.

Mckinney, Tx Courthouse (dba Mckinney Performing Arts Center) 06-26-09

This historic building has gone through many changes throughout the years.  Used as a courthouse until 1976, this site saw many deaths, trials for grusome crimes and hangings. 

On June 26, 2009, Texpart had the honor of investigating this large, beautiful building in search of the ghostly "lady in white" said to wonder the many rooms of the court house.  For more pictures see this sites "photos" section. 

Chestnut Square-Mckinney Historical Site    Sept. 16, 2009

This historic multi-building historic site is home to the Delany Cottage, Delany House, Two-Bit Taylor Inn, Faires House, an old school house replica, the Johnson House and many other well preserved buildings available for public tour.  Claims of apparitions, ghostly laughter, a ghost cat, doors that lock themselves and other paranormal activities were investigated on September 16, 2009 by Texpart.  You can see more pictures of this site in our website photo section.

Mckinney Multi-Business Investigation

This was an investigation of four different Mckinney businesses done in preparation for the Mckinney Ghost Tours.  The following four business graciously allowed Texpart to investigate their claims of paranormal activity and look for answers that might explain these occurences.

MorningStar Treasures

A full apparition of a man has been seen by several persons in this old building.  Built in the late 1800's this old building now houses a lovely antique business.  Texpart investigated this site looking for some clues about who the ghostly man might be.  After interviewing a witness, an investigation and some outside historical research, Texpart may have figured out who this mysterious apparition may be.

The Pantry

This was the location of many businesses in bygone times.  Built in the late 1800's this building served as hardware store and saloon.  Reports of seeing an apparition, creepy feelings and itchy skin in certain areas and footsteps in the abandoned third floor were investigated by Texpart.

Herby's

Once a car dealership, this historic business has experienced a ghostly woman, girl, and has had dishes disappear.  Texpart investigated these claims on the night of October 10, 2009.

Church Hill's

Church Hills, fka The Londoner, is one of Texpart's favorite "haunts".  This old building was recently renovated by new owners and reported new paranormal events.  Texpart investigated these claims and even personally experienced an unexplained shadow person, an investigator had his hair tousled and had something unseen touch his hand.  Once a bordello and pub, it would seem that some habits die hard!

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