Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report

On August 27th, 2011 GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Manchester, GA. The activity reported at the private residence in Manchester is as follows: Items would go missing, hearing people walking and talking and when no one was there, would make up their bed then back to the room to find it messed up along with the dogs toys being scattered around the room, other times the toys would be in a circle, hearing a child crying for mommy and asking for help, the dog barking at an empty room then run away yelping, lights that were broken would turn on, doors opening and closing, heard banging like someone was trying to come in the house and no one was there, hearing other disembodied voices.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Larry Conley, Pat Riggins and Beth Peters

Weather conditions: New Moon 8-28-2011 11:04 pm
Meridian Passing
Date Moonrise Moonset Time Altitude Distance Illuminated Phase

Aug 27, 2011 5:25 AM 7:02 PM 12:17 PM 67.9° 368,320 3.1%
Past Weather Conditions for KOPN
Observations prior to selected time: August 27, 2011 – 09:00 EDT
Weather Conditions at August 27, 2011 – 8:55 EDT
8:55 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 80.6° F 98.6 at 15:15 77.0 at 6:35
Dew Point 71.6° F 77.0 at 12:15 69.8 at 16:15
Relative Humidity 74% 84 at 3:55 40 at 16:15
Wind Speed 5 mph from NNW 9 at 13:15 0 at 9:15
Pressure 28.92 in 29.07 at 9:15 28.90 at 19:15
Sea Level Pressure 29.72 in 29.87 at 9:15 29.68 at 19:15
Altimeter 29.77 in 29.92 at 9:15 29.75 at 19:15
Weather conditions clear – –
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 9:15 10.00 at 9:15
Ceiling – 11000 at 23:55 8000 at 9:15

Condition of the Home:

The house was an old mill house built around the 1930’s. It was in good shape and seemed structurally sound with the utilities in proper working order. As expected with a house of this age there seemed to be slight drafts around the windows and doors.

Equipment used by Investigators:

Cameras: Two Canon Rebel digital cameras and Four IR Video Cameras connected to a J2000 DVR.
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.
Thermometers: Cen-Tech mini non-contact infrared digital thermometer and an Omega HH68K ambient thermometer.

Base Readings – 7:25 pm
Front Room – 78.8 degrees, 0.0 – 0.4 EMF
Kitchen – 77.5 degrees, 0.0 – 0.4 EMF
Between Kitchen and Front Room – 78.2 degrees, 0.0 – 0.4 EMF
Dining Room– 76.8 degrees, 0.0 – 0.4 EMF
Bedroom – 76.1 degrees, 0.0 – 0.3
(Temps and Meter Readings fluctuate in between rooms and air vents)

Team 1 – Pat and Larry

1. 8:05 pm – Taking Photos and walking around.
2. 8:10 pm – Front Room
a. 8:16 pm Start EVP – 8:25 End EVP
3. 8:28 pm – Bedroom
a. 8:47 pm Start EVP – 8:55 End EVP
4. 8:58 pm – End house sweep – went to back yard.
5. 9:00 pm – Chicken House
a. 9:01 pm Start EVP – 9:04 End EVP
6. 9:04 pm – Train started going by – team went back in to check cabinet doors to see if they opened with the train coming by to debunk claims. No cabinet doors opened.

Team 2 – Ed and Beth

1. 9:14 pm – Walking through house
2. 9:18 pm – Bedroom
a. 9:22 pm Start EVP, – 9:32 pm End EVP
3. 9:33 pm – Kitchen
a. 9:36 pm Start EVP – 9:45 pm End EVP
b. During EVP – Beth and Ed smelled cigar smoke while sitting in the small window.
4. 9:46 pm – Living Room
a. 9:49 pm Start EVP – 9:58 pm End EVP
5. 9:59 pm – Went back to bedroom to debunk a sound.
6. 10:08 pm – Chicken House
a. 10:10 pm Start EVP – 10:17 pm End EVP
b. During EVP – we had several (one light only), KII hits.

Team 3 – Larry and Ed

1. 10:35 pm – Walking in the house – Larry smelled flowers in the Living Room
2. 10:40 pm – Bedroom
a. 10:42 pm Start EVP – 10:51 End EVP
3. 10:54 pm – Kitchen
a. 11:00 pm Start EVP – 11:21 End EVP
b. During EVP- Larry thought he was touched on the ear standing by the window
4. 11:25 pm – Chicken House
a. 11:27 pm Start EVP – 11:31 End EVP

Team 4 – Pat and Beth

1. 11:50 pm – Kitchen
a. 11:55 pm Start EVP – 12:03 am End EVP
b. During EVP – Some flashlight communication – not real certain if it was actually communication – was not consistent enough.
2. 12:05 am – Bedroom
a. 12:07 am Start EVP – 12:12 am End EVP
3. 12:27 am – Living Room
a. 12:30 Start Conversational EVP and silent listening in the home.
4. 12:42 am – End Investigation


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 did not get anything in our pictures or video. We did record several EVP’s. The investigators had some personal experiences, see below.

With the claims of activity, personal experiences by the investigators, the EVP’s that were recorded we feel like there is paranormal activity in the house. We feel that the activity is not harmful for the home or the client and family. 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:


My personal experiences consisted of smelling cigar smoke in the kitchen area and something hitting me on the side of the face and ear, felt like a bug but didn’t find one, this was in the storage building/chicken house.


Felt like he was touched on the ear in Kitchen, was unable to find any cause.

Pat and Beth: – No Personal Experiences