Connecticut Cases

Private Residences: F-J

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'Private Residences' includes homeowners or business owners who believe they are experiencing paranormal activity. These are generally the most requested type of cases.

 

Private Residence

Farmington, CT - June 03, 2016

Chris received a phone call and was asked to assist another paranormal team with a case. When they arrived, they were told that the two young daughters were having visitors at night and that one of them saw a woman in the yard before she disappeared into the trees.

Subjective Claims:

Chris

Chris:

While doing the initial walkthrough, he believed the activity was linked to the father, not the house.

Objective Findings:

Investigators: Chris O'Connor

Photos:

No photographic evidence was found.

Audio:

No audio evidence was found.

Video:

No video evidence was found.

Assessment:

Paranormal Level: Grade 0 - All subjective paranormal activity has been debunked and no evidence has been collected for documentation. There are no objective paranormal findings of any kind.

The younger child was excited to tell Chris what she saw. The older daughter was very timid, shy, and stood behind mom or dad, shielding herself from him.

It is not uncommon for young children to have “visitors” and to see them. Chris chalked this up to being a benign entity and moved on to the older daughter. At first, the child was reluctant to speak to him, so he was glad that Lisa came along. She took her aside and was able to get her to talk about it. This daughter was seeing something at night while trying to go to sleep. She said to Lisa that they don't bother her sister because she is asleep.

After the interview, Chris and Lisa were able to go upstairs and into the girls’ bedroom. The older daughter and mom went along. While Chris was in there, he did not get any sense of anything paranormal. He took the opportunity to speak with the little girl and she gave him some more information about what she saw. He believes what he said to the girl made a significant impact. The next day, he received a post from the mother:

"I wanted to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for going out of your way to help my family get information about what we have been seeing/feeling. I want to especially thank you for empowering Abby about what she's seeing. She wants to try and see if "they" are gone tonight. The kids love you both especially Mama Lisa :)"

Chris and Lisa could not debunk the clients' subjective claims, but no evidence of any kind was collected either.

Plan:

Case Closed

Chris and Lisa are happy that they made a difference that night, as per the mother's testimony. We hope that their peace of mind continues.

 

Private Residence

Griswold, CT - March 16, 2020

This was our last case before COVID-19 shut everything down. We received a call from an acquaintance of Chris' that her house was haunted and her daughter was afraid to return home. Apparently, a teddy bear and a blanket moved on its own and weird happenings were occurring. We set out on a weekday evening to investigate.

Subjective Claims:

Chris & David

Chris:

He felt there was the spirit of the client's husband present. He believes he was the cause of much of the activity.

David:

He felt the presence of a female spirit.

Objective Findings:

Investigators: David Bray, Chris O'Connor, Ruby L., Eli Freund

Photos:

No photographic evidence was found.

Audio:

No audio evidence was found, however the Spirit Box was responsive with regard to the client's husband who has passed.

Video:

No video evidence was found.

Assessment:

Paranormal Level: Grade 1 - Subjective paranormal activity cannot be debunked and at least one piece of evidence has been collected and documented, either by EVP or photo/video.

Chris was right about the spirit present. Through our Spirit Box sessions, we determined that the cause of activity was indeed coming from the client's husband who has passed on. We could not find any indication that anything else was amiss or troubling. We found out that the daughter is very invested in watching paranormal TV shows, which could be contributing to her mindset about it. We genuinely do not believe there is anything here to be concerned about.

Plan:

Case Closed

There is nothing negative or demonic in the home. We are very confident about that. We think the client's husband was simply trying to make his presence known and pass along messages. Now that they have been given the tools to listen, they should find greater success in managing the "paranormal symptoms."

 

Private Residence

Groton, CT - August 08, 2018

Our former investigator Melissa had a co-worker who claimed to have spirits in her house. She believed they were negative in nature. She also believed they were afflicting her son, who was still living there.

Subjective Claims:

Chris & David

Chris:

He saw a male spirit that resided in the front bedroom.

He did not believe there were any negative attachments to the family or the home.

David:

Sensed a complicated dynamic between the client and her husband.

Objective Findings:

Investigators: David Bray, Chris O'Connor, Melissa Whited, Ruby L.

Photos:

No photographic evidence was found.

Audio:

No audio evidence was found.

Video:

No video evidence was found.

Assessment:

Paranormal Level: Grade 0 - All subjective paranormal activity has been debunked and no evidence has been collected for documentation. There are no objective paranormal findings of any kind.

When we sat down with the client after our visit to talk about our concluding thoughts, she was not very forthcoming. In fact, she texted Melissa afterward to tell her that she thought Chris and myself were frauds.

Our belief is that the client has a problem with men. We believe this due to some of the things we observed from her body language, mannerisms, and interactions with her husband. She did not seem to want to accept or hear anything Chris or I had to say, and would only listen to the women of the group. We believe the client is lonely and her son is getting older. This combination is causing her to lash out.

We did not witness any paranormal activity while we were there and did not catch anything objective for evidence.

Plan:

Case Closed

We have no plans to return. The client was rude to several team members and was not willing to accept what our conclusion was.

 

Private Residence

Hamden, CT - March 05, 2020

The client called us with claims that she had demons in her apartment. She often heard voices mocking her, carrying out conversations, and scheming. She had her hair pulled, was scratched while sleeping, and could feel a presence in her home.

Subjective Claims:

Chris & David

Chris:

He believed that the man she is hearing is her father.

Sensed a childhood trauma or a person that needed forgiveness.

David:

Sensed a childhood trauma or a person that needed forgiveness.

He believed there was a male spirit present.

Objective Findings:

Investigators: David Bray, Chris O'Connor, Ruby L.

Photos:

No photographic evidence was found.

Audio:

No audio evidence was found other than some Spirit Box responses.

Video:

No video evidence was found.

Assessment:

Paranormal Level: Grade 0 - All subjective paranormal activity has been debunked and no evidence has been collected for documentation. There are no objective paranormal findings of any kind.

We headed out to the client's apartment in the middle of the week to help her out. It was a stressful experience from the start. We had trouble finding the right building (especially at night) and we had to park separately in designated spots. Once we entered her apartment, we were hit by a strong odor of cigarette smoke. There were no windows open either except in the bedroom, and it was a small apartment.

We sat down at the table and couches, and did our usual routine: preliminary interview, Spirit Box and EVP session, and try to find some answers.

She told us the name of the spirit whom she believed was bothering her and we found out that he has the same name as her father. We also discovered she had an enormous amount of guilt over an event that transpired with her mother. We believe she never forgave her father and never accepted what happened with her mother. It's very evident from her body language and conversations that she harbors these deep-seated emotions, but she refuses to accept them. Her problems are not paranormal in nature, but psychological. Unfortunately, she'd rather have demons than face her mental health issues.

Plan:

Case Closed

The client contacted us several times after indicating that she still hears voices. Although we gave her our recommendation, she blatantly ignored it. She refuses to acknowledge her situation for what it is.

 

Private Residence

Hampton, CT - August 01, 2016

The client reported claims of an apparition appearing in his bedroom at night. He claimed that a spirit was caressing his face while he was sleeping. He reported feelings of being watched, hearing footsteps, and seeing entities out of his peripheral vision.

Subjective Claims:

Chris & David

Chris:

He believed there was a female attachment between the two clients.

He saw an African American man standing by the edge of the property.

David:

No subjective claims of any kind.

Objective Findings:

Investigators: David Bray, Chris O'Connor, Melissa Whited

Photos:

The only legitimate piece of photographic evidence that was obtained was taken during our Q&A session with the spirits of the house. It could be a camera glitch or a trick of the light. We also took a walk to the abandoned tavern next door and felt the presence of several spirits.

Audio:

EVPs were captured during our visit, but most of them were inaudible or didn’t make sense, as they didn’t respond intelligently to our questions. "Princess" is something that was repeated throughout the case.

Video:

No video evidence was found.

Assessment:

Paranormal Level: Grade 1 - Subjective paranormal activity cannot be debunked and at least one piece of evidence has been collected and documented, either by EVP or photo/video.

The research phase of this investigation led us to find out that the surrounding properties used to be part of an old train station. We took a walk down the road to check out the area and were able to find where the railroad tracks used to be.


Most of Hampton’s houses are in wooded areas which used to be farmlands. The old, stone walls which bordered the properties are still present. We also found out that the abandoned building down the street from our client used to be a tavern back in the day. The land itself is very old and has a lot of history. This might explain the African American man that Chris saw as we pulled up to the house. We recorded our walkthrough of the land and received inaudible spirit whispering for nearly the entire trip.


On the night of the investigation, an unpredicted storm hit Hampton literally an hour before we were set to begin. It knocked out power lines on one street and one street only – our clients’. We were unable to set up all of our equipment so we had to rely on ourselves and battery-operated equipment.


We started our short night in the upstairs bedroom with an EVP and Spirit Box session. We also tried flashlight communication, but didn’t really get any intelligent responses. There were several types of noise contamination present as well so it was hard for us to focus or get into a meditative state. We’re marking this case with a ‘Grade 1’ rating because we did obtain a couple photos, one of which was actually taken next door, but also because it does validate Chris’ vision of a woman. EVPs were found in the house and on the land. Even if they are inaudible, they are saying something. We were unable to debunk the client’s subjective claims.


Overall, it was a pretty frustrating investigation simply for the fact that the power was knocked out an hour before our arrival. We couldn’t fully test the waters here or use the equipment we wanted to use.

Plan:

Case Closed

This case is closed for now. The client has been given tools to work with in case activity increases. But we have asked the spirits in the house to leave him alone and set ground rules for what they are and are not allowed to do. We have not heard from the client since.

 

Private Residence

Hebron, CT - October 27, 2018

The clients contacted E.C.P.S. regarding possible paranormal activity in their home. Melissa was designated as the primary contact for the case and an interview date was planned.


David, Melissa, and Ruby arrived for the preliminary interview to perform a walkthrough of the house/property and to document the clients' claims; seeing shadows, hearing voices, feelings of being watched/followed, mood changes, and prolonged illnesses were reported.


After the interview, the team deemed it necessary to perform an investigation to discern whether the activity was stemming from the clients, house, or property. An investigation date was planned shortly after.

Empath Report

By David Bray

My first visit to the clients' home was during the preliminary interview along with Melissa and Ruby. While they sat down with the clients to fill out the questionnaire and gather data, I did the initial EMF sweep and performed a walkthrough of the property. During this time, I gathered a lot of subjective information that I wrote down in my handy notebook – courtesy of Chris.


I started my walkthrough on the upper level of the house (it is a raised ranch style home) and started in the bedroom at the end of the hall. I was told that this was their son’s room, but that he was away for college. The room gave off a peculiar vibe, one that I cannot explain. I wrote down that it had a “weird” energy and moved on. The rest of the upper level did not give any significant indication that anything malevolent was present, and I could not initially go into the living area, as that’s where the interview was taking place and I wanted to avoid hearing any information about the history or claims of the house.


I proceeded downstairs and was immediately hit by a strong, sweet smell – almost a perfume. I got the sense that the house “changes” at night for whatever reason and moved into the master bedroom. In the master bedroom, I received a vision of the female client struggling to fall asleep at night, which was later confirmed. Apparently, her husband wakes up at night and acts mean and/or irritable toward her, but he never remembers the events. I also wrote down that there was an object in the home that either needed to be removed or simply moved someplace else.


After my walkthrough of the house, I took myself outside to investigate the property. Immediately, I noticed the land had a very Native American feeling to it. It was clearly old land. It didn’t seem harmful, but I did note that something was odd about the border to the property. I later asked the female client if neighbors walk their dogs down the street, only to stop at their border, turn around, and go back. She confirmed. There was also a Native American man present, but he didn’t want to communicate with me. I also noticed a tree on the property that gave off a strange feeling when I placed my hand on it. Was it used for something in the past? I didn’t know at the time, so I moved on. While outside, I also received several names. The first name I got was a So- sounding name, my guess was “Sophia,” and the other was “Thomas.”


Once back inside and after the interview, I began asking the couple questions regarding the information I got from my walkthrough. I asked which of them sees or saw a “shadow or blob figure.” The husband confirmed it was him. I also wrote down that someone was having money problems, and at first no one admitted to it, but they were indeed having financial struggles. I asked them if a So- name was relevant and found that the previous owner’s name was in fact Sophia, and their daughter’s name was Sondra. I also received an image of a little boy while talking to the husband, that I wrote down as an observation in my notebook.


Fast forward to the investigation and during an energy session with Chris, I received a vision of the object that I believed to be in the house: an oriental figurine.

Medium Report

By Chris O'Connor

Our team met up prior to arriving at the clients' home on the night of the investigation. I had not been to the home yet, and I didn’t have any information about the case. I received a vision of a man while on my way to the meeting place. I also received the man’s name: Daniel. He appeared as an adult and shared a memory from when he was a young child, around ten.


On my way to the client’s home, I received a message from my spirit guide letting me know that this was not about a spirit visiting the home, but rather about an item in the home that was holding onto energy from the past and creating the issues for the client.

We all arrived at the clients' home and did our meet and greet. At this point, I realized that the man from my vision was not attached to the home, but to the male client. I showed him the picture I drew of Daniel and gave him his name. Daniel is his brother who had recently passed.


The memory that Daniel shared with me was of him being in a locked car. The car was old or described as vintage in our present time period. Daniel showed me him banging in on the window, calling out to his mother to come get him. When I shared this vision with the male client, he confirmed that he did this to his brother. Daniel also stated that he would often get in his brother’s way. The husband confirmed this information.


Subjectively, I was focused on this object that was creating the activity. I was getting a vision of a figurine approximately 8-10 inches tall and made from porcelain or glass.


Dave and I did an energy session in the son’s bedroom. The female client's son is a skeptic. The energy in his room was that he didn’t want to believe, but quietly he did. He does not let his mother know of the activity that he has gone through. He feels that if he does not give the entity attention, it will go away.  During this session, Dave and I discovered which object was creating the activity. The porcelain figurine was Asian -- a Chinese or Japanese doll. The session also showed us that the figurine was slightly hidden, and that the energy attached to it wanted it to be brought forward and displayed more prominently.


Immediately after the session, I went to a curio cabinet located in the living room. There, partially hidden near the back of a high shelf, was an oriental doll matching the one in my vision. I let the clients know that I am not sure that this is going to reduce the activity, but the energy source attached to the doll wanted it brought forward. She moved the doll to the front of the shelf, where it was readily visible.


There are many items in this home that are holding energy. Theoretically, objects can hold on to the previous owner’s energy. To the best of my abilities, I did not feel that any of the objects in the home had negative or demonic attachments.


I believe someone from the female client's family was coming forward as well. She also may be attached to one of the items in the home. I was receiving that there was a disagreement with one of her choices, but this has to be verified. The disagreement had something to do with religion – cultural or social differences. There were either unresolved issues, or one of the items in the house was an attempt to reconcile the differences.


One way to reduce the activity would be to cleanse the home and the items within the home. A sage or Palo Santo cleansing should suffice. Education and suggestions on how to co-exist with these energies would also be beneficial; both clients would benefit from reassurance that all is well.


As for Daniel, the brother -- he pops in from time to time, usually when the brother needs him or is thinking of him.

Subjective Claims:

Ruby L.

In the master bedroom, she felt a sharp jab in her right lower back above her right hip. Chris then entered the room and asked why the team was talking about her being poked in the back; he'd just gotten a vision of someone being attacked in the back with a tomahawk. Without revealing this to the client, she told Ruby that one of the health problems she feels certain is connected to the house is that she gets pain like a sharp sting in her back near her right hip, and that progresses to a numbing feeling all down her leg. 


She felt uneasy near a particular tree in the side yard.


In the backyard, she got the feeling of a conflict having to do with religion, perhaps dating back to the 16th or 17th century. 

Objective Findings:

Investigators: David Bray, Chris O'Connor, Ruby L., Melissa Whited

Photos:

No photographic evidence was found.

Audio:

Spirit Box activity was the only noted form of audio evidence.

Video:

No video evidence was found.

Assessment:

Paranormal Level: Grade 2 – Objective findings include evidence of an EVP in direct relationship with a photo or video. The Spirit Box or other item responds to direct questions with relevancy to the history of the residence and/or the occupants (including the paranormal team).

This case was more about the oriental figurine found in the home than the actual paranormal activity itself. The figurine ended up being from her mother and it was in a cabinet in the living room. However, the figurine was placed in the back behind some other decorations. We had her bring the figurine forward so it’s more noticeable.


Most of our evidence was contaminated unfortunately. The clients stayed in the home with us during our investigation and much of their walking around and conversations were caught on our devices. Therefore, we were very limited on actual evidence. It wasn’t until we all performed a Spirit Box Session in the master bedroom that we got some intelligent responses.


We strongly believe that the activity is due to a combination of old, historic land and the clients' relatives that have passed on who are trying to give their messages.

Plan:

Case Closed

For now, the case is closed. If activity continues to increase or spike, then we will head back out. We passed the messages on that the spirits gave us, and educated them on how to live with the spirits in the home/on the land.

 

Douglas Library of Hebron

Hebron, CT - October 27, 2018

E.C.P.S. had previously given a presentation at the Douglas Library of Hebron, and the turnout was better than expected. Because of this, the staff invited us back to perform a full investigation, as there were claims of paranormal ongoings.

Subjective Claims:

Chris & David

Chris:

He had visions of a young girl with braces on her legs.

He had a vision of an older woman from around the turn of the 20th century who was very prim and proper.

David:

He received a sense that there was a spirit of a little girl in the children's section of the library.

Objective Findings:

Investigators: David Bray, Chris O'Connor, Melissa Whited, Ruby L.

Photos:

No photographic evidence was found.

Audio:

No audio evidence was found except for some intelligent Spirit Box responses.

Video:

No video evidence was found.

Assessment:

Paranormal Level: Grade 1 - Subjective paranormal activity cannot be debunked and at least one piece of evidence has been collected and documented, either by EVP or photo/video.

The Douglas Library of Hebron was a fun case. The night we arrived, it was pouring rain and storming. Needless to say, we got soaked. Immediately upon entering the children's area (which is upstairs), I received the sense that someone was watching me. To me, I believed it was a little girl. Funny enough, Chris picked up the same feeling later on that night.

We started in the main area on the second floor, but weren't getting much. Our cameras weren't showing anything abnormal and our recorders weren't picking up anything either. We tried doing an EVP session on the older side of the building, but to no avail. It was quiet.

When we did our investigation of the children's area, we finally got some intelligent Spirit Box responses. We experienced a lot of subjective events, but we can't draw those up to anything objectively. We believe we were communicating with the little girl from earlier. She liked to visit the library. She felt safe there.

Unfortunately, we couldn't investigate the downstairs area of the library. Due to the storm, it flooded while we were there. It's a damn shame too because we felt like we could have gathered a lot of information down there.

Plan:

Case Closed

We loved every second of this investigation. If the library wants us back, then we're there. But for now, the case is closed. Paranormal activity is probably occurring, but it's minimal. There's nothing for them to worry about.

 

Gay City State Park

Hebron, CT - January 16, 2019

At our presentation at the Hebron Library, we were approached by a man who was filming a documentary about Gay City State Park. He asked us if we would be willing to investigate the park and share our thoughts with him for the film. We agreed and set out there on a sunny, but cold morning.​

Subjective Claims:

Chris & David

Chris:

He received a vision of a family lost due to a fire.

He felt there were Native American interactions with early settlers.

He believed there was a tragedy with a factory or mill.

David:

He felt there were Native American spirits present.

He sensed there was a fire, most likely occurring to a mill by the river.

He got a vision of a young boy drowning in the lake.

Objective Findings:

Investigators: David Bray, Chris O'Connor, Ruby L.

Photos:

No photographic evidence was found.

Audio:

No audio evidence was found.

Video:

No video evidence was found.

Assessment:

Paranormal Level: Grade 0 - All subjective paranormal activity has been debunked and no evidence has been collected for documentation. There are no objective paranormal findings of any kind.

We enjoyed our visit to Gay City State Park and we thank our friend for having us out. Unfortunately, it was a very cold day and none of the ice in the entire park was melted. Therefore, we ended up barely able to traverse the landscape. It took us what felt like hours to walk half a mile to the lake. The good news is that we caught some great bloopers of us taking some tumbles. The important part is that we saved our coffees though.

When we arrived at the lake, several of us noted that we believed someone drowned there. This was confirmed by our friend. We wanted to explore the other side, but the ice made it impossible at the time. 

At the river, we saw the foundation of an old mill. It was fascinating for us to be able to envision the workers there, and all that came with it. We wanted to hang around for longer, but realized it would take us another 30 minutes to get back to the car with all our equipment. There's definitely more to the story here, and the park is rich with history. I urge anyone reading this to check out any documentaries on YouTube about the park.

Plan:

Case Closed

We'd love to return to Gay City State Park, but maybe when it's a little warmer. We are confident we can find more answers with a return visit.

 

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