Investigation report
On December 20, 2014 GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Athens, GA. The activity reported at the residence is as follows: Doors opening while client is asleep even though they are locked, things falling off walls, feeling watched, dog barking at closet, doors locking, mood changes, footsteps, little bangs and knocks, sounds like someone else is home when no one else is.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators: Gretchen Mann, Larry Conley, and Ed Laughlin.
Weather conditions:
2014 Moonrise/set Meridian passing
Dec Moonrise Moonset Moonrise Time Distance (mi) Illum.
5:53 AM ↑ (112°) 4:35 PM ↑ (248°) – 11:15 AM (37.1°) 233,149 2.6%

8:51 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 45.0° F 57.9 at 13:51 44.1 at 5:51
Dew Point 43.0° F 43.0 at 8:51 33.1 at 15:51
Relative Humidity 93% 96 at 6:51 39 at 13:51
Wind Speed 3 mph from N 9 at 10:51 0 at 14:51
Pressure 29.33 in 29.33 at 8:51 29.22 at 14:51
Sea level pressure 30.21 in 30.21 at 8:51 30.09 at 15:51
Altimeter 30.20 in 30.20 at 8:51 30.09 at 14:51
Weather conditions fog – –
Visibility 5.00 miles 10.00 at 9:51 4.00 at 6:51
Ceiling 3500 feet 11000 at 21:51 3500 at 8:51
Equipment used by Investigators:

Cameras: Two Canon Rebel digital cameras, iPhone 5S Camera/Video and Four IR Video Cameras connected to a J2000 DVR. Nikon Coolpix L28 Full Spectrum digital camera, Bell & Howell IR Camcorder, JVC Everio Camcorder, T700 Full spectrum Camcorder, MagiCam Mini Camcorder
DVR: Black HD-SDI H.264
EMF Meters: Electro Sensor EMF Meter, Cell Sensor, Digital EMF Detectors, Mel-8704R-KII and K-II Meter.
Audio Recorders: Sony P210 digital voice recorder and an Olympus D-10 digital voice recorder and Olympus VN-4100PC. Spion Parabolic Dish
Thermometers: Cen-Tech mini non-contact infrared digital thermometer and an Omega HH68K ambient thermometer. Mel-8704R-KII has ambient thermometer included

Condition of the home:

The home was structurally sound, utilities were up to date and appeared in proper working order. Sound could be hear readily through the windows and slight draft could be felt coming from a couple windows. The second floor flooring seemed to make excessive creaking sounds, more so than most homes. We feel that sounds from the adjoining building could be heard through the floor, such as creaking sounds and footsteps, due to the way the building was constructed.

Investigation began 9:30 pm- Ended 0:45 am

Base Readings: EMF Temp

Living room 0. 0 64°
Kitchen 0.0 64°
Washer/Dryer room 0.0 64°
Stairs 0.0 66°
Hall 0.0 68°
Bedroom 1 0.0 except around and over bed was 0.1- 0.8, headboard 1.3
Bedroom 1 closet 0.0 68°
Bedroom 2 0.1- 0.2 except over bed was 0.6- 0.7 69°
Bedroom 2 closet 0.4- 0.5 69°
Bedroom 2 bath 0.0 69°

Investigation – Team 1 – Gretchen and Larry
1. 9:30 pm- Start investigation
2. 9:42 pm- Bedroom 1
a. 9:47 pm- Start EVP session with spirit box- 9:56 pm End session
3. 9:57 pm- Bedroom2
a. 10:02 pm- Start EVP session with spirit box and flashlights- 10:11 pm- End
4. 10:13 pm- Living room/Kitchen
a. 10:15 pm- Start conversational EVP session- 10:45 pm- End session

Investigation – Team 2 – Gretchen and Ed
5. 11:26 pm- Start sweep
6. 11:30 pm- Bedroom 2
a. 11:34 pm- Start EVP session with spirit box and flashlights- 11:57 pm- End
7. 11:59 pm- Bedroom 1
a. 00:05 am- Start EVP session with spirit box and flashlights- 00:19 am- End
8. 00:20 am- Start vigil- Gretchen in Bedroom 1, Ed in Bedroom 2, Larry in Living
9. 00:40 am- End vigil


GOGPI was called in to investigate the above claims of activity. Base reading in the house were within normal limits, temperature normal for conditions, EMF were within normal reading, except around the electrical equipment and electrical panels where they were higher, as expected. We also got some unusually high readings at the couch and over the beds. The readings on the couch were consistent and we feel the were not paranormal, but we were unable to find the cause.

We did not get anything in our pictures. We did capture a light anomaly in the video but cannot say that it was paranormal but was interesting non the less. We did record several EVP’s. The investigators had some personal experiences, see below.

With the claims of activity, personal experience by the investigator, the EVP’s that were recorded we feel like there is paranormal activity in the house. We cannot say the house is haunted without a follow up investigation to see if we can reproduce the claims of activity, personal experiences, and to gather more evidence of paranormal activity.

Ed Laughlin
Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations
Personal Experience summaries from investigators on the investigation:


No personal experiences.


I thought I heard voices a couple of times both male.


The only thing I experienced was when standing at the bottom of the stairs I heard what sounded like a voice, could not make out what, if anything, was said.

What we hear:

  1. “Lock ?”
  2. “No”
  3. “Good bye”
  4. “Yep”
  5. “Stop it”
  6. “Yes”
  7. “Yeah”
  8. “No”
  9. “Get off of me” then “Get up”
  10. “I don’t know”
  11. “Athens”
  12. “? good”
  13. “Bishop”