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September 10, 2011
Night Investigations Finally


"Tuesday September 6, 2011 Team Leader Tim and the Wisconsin Paranormal Investigation Service (WPIS) spent the night alone inside of the house of one Joshua Rhoads of Wisconsin, exact location withheld. Equipment was set up as per usual and the investigation began in earnest. All seemed normal and calm until 10:33 p.m. when the first disturbance occurred."

I imagine that is what Tim's report looked like for that night. Let me tell you what he told me happened. They were doing their usual checks of the equipment and deciding on the best places for some of the last of their measuring devices. Some of the team was doing an initial sweep with an EMF detector. That is electromagnetic fields, though he said it stands for something else similar too, that I've forgotten. Tim said they do not know if a ghost creates such a field or just messes with them. Those detectors were used to look for natural causes to disprove a haunting in the first place. It's all kind of confusing, but I guess that's the nature of the business.

It was one of those people wandering around that witnessed the first event a little too firsthand. He was investigating the office. I don't know what it is about that room. He wasn't speaking or anything. The EVP sessions were scheduled for later. For lack of a better word the ghost attacked him. He was lifted up by the shoulders. He had no sense of being grabbed, but all the rest of his weight hung from his shoulders, or so it felt. He stayed aloft for a moment and then was unceremoniously dumped to the floor. He also just missed banging his head on the corner of the desk.

It was only later after detailing what didn't happen that night that Tim told me the man had been snooping through the file drawer that I guess I'd forgotten to close. I told him I didn't mind what they looked at, but I was kind of annoyed, and I guess the ghost more so.

Wednesday they saw little things moved around, but only caught one or two of them in the act--though not on video. Thursday was the night I was there--I did stay at a cheap motel the other two nights. Tim asked me to do all of the speaking to the ghost. We started asking for a sign. There wasn't one. We asked for a message on the voice recorder. There wasn't one--they came up equally empty the previous two nights. Tim told me to try and aggravate the ghost. I called it stupid, and useless, and mean. I demanded to know why it wouldn't leave me alone. Why it wrecked my curtain rod. Why it touched my girlfriend when it wasn't busy getting me in trouble with her. Why it almost got me fired. Of course I got no answer, but I got a strange look from even Tim over the last two. Then I calmed down a bit and I asked why it saved my grandfather's watch from the burglar. We heard a rattling from upstairs and went to investigate. In the back of my closet I pulled out a lockbox of mementos. After I said that's what it was Tim said he thought that meant the ghost thought the watch was important to me, and that's why it protected it.

Nothing else happened after that despite our best efforts. Yesterday and today have been quiet with no sign of even the smallest item being moved. I wonder if I cowed it into silence. I wonder if I'll never see its handiwork again.

Tags: aggravation, EMF, EVP, ghosts, investigators, parapsychology, Tim, WPIS Team Leader, Wisconsin Paranormal Investigation Service.

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