This old cotton gin in Pidcoke was remodeled and is now a private residence. There were reports of a small figure that would approach the bed at night, disembodied voices, a shadow figure in the hallway, doors opening and lights turning on by themselves. Nothing unusual happened during the investigation.
Residents reported a lot of activity including Indian and pioneer apparitions, a tall man in black, dead-bolted doors opening, loud bangs, crucifixes falling off the walls, cold spots, and strange lights in the backyard. On the investigation one investigator felt her hair pulled by an invisible hand and the father of the family set off the EMF meter. The father has a history of paranormal activity happening around him.
Someone bought the couch from a Waco furniture store. Problems started in their home (cabinets and drawers opening on their own and sulphur smells) so they took it back. They had to move it to the back of the store because when it was near the front counter, the computer system would act up. My cell phone went dead, a TV crew had a tough time running video about the couch back at the station, and one of the worker's watches stopped. I set up equipment overnight and didn't get anything unusual.
The legend is Elizabeth Barrett Browning haunts the upper floor of the library. However, when I investigated my contact said she believed it was a construction worker who fell to his death when the library was built that haunts it. She said the security gate to the gift shop in the basement unlocked itself and the phone made phantom phone calls. I set up cameras and a recorder overnight. I got one clear EVP saying "in debt" or "in death" and odd EMF readings.
Rumors of headstones moving and a legend that if you knock on a certain headstone (don't know which one) the phantom of an angry ghost will awaken. A little girl has been seen by visitors as well in this rural cemetery. We brought a parabolic microphone to this investigation and found a vibrating headstone. Other than that, nothing unusual was captured.
The theater is thought to be haunted by longtime employee, Bob Schmidt. He has been seen on opening nights in the audience. The "Screaming Lady" has also been seen. She moves chairs and screeches. I got unexplained EMF readings on the backstage curtains, recorded "people" noises throughout the night (footsteps, breathing, squeaking chairs), and got unexplained temperature spikes backstage that would move around. Fluctuations would be about 10 to 12 degrees.
Don Meadors, the owner of the park contacted me for an investigation. He told me about a levitating wheelbarrow, an employee being slapped by an invisible hand, and strange sparkling lights that travel down the driveway. I didn't catch anything unusual other than some odd EMF readings that would spike then disappear. Don also thought of the "ghost fishing" idea of providing a steady energy source for ghostly manifestation. Unfortunately, the Van de Graaff generator didn't "catch" any ghosts.
Because of all the horrific things that went on at this compound I assumed it would be haunted. After investigating the grounds and talking to the caretaker I found that wasn't the case. There has been one report (not by the caretaker) of ghostly laughter of children, but that is it. Overall, it is a very sobering yet peaceful place.
This is a rural cemetery near Gholson. We were taken there by family members after an investigation at a private residence where a china cabinet kept opening on its own after the father of the family died. The family members said they've seen a corpse hanging from the tree in the center of cemetery while out there at night. We did not capture anything unusual at the cemetery or the residence.