Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report


On July 16, 2016, GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private residence in Smyrna, GA. The activity reported at the residence is as follows: Shadows, voices, noises/floor creaking/physical manipulation of objects, doors closing, pets disturbed, switched on electrical device.


Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Beth Peters, Melissa Foster, Brian Daffern, Chris & Christy Bradley


Moonrise, moonset and phase calendar:

Meridian Passing  

July 16, 2016


6:00 PM



3:54 AM


(252°)       (252°)

11:20 PM





Distance Illuminated








Weather Conditions:

Almanac for Atlanta Area, GA (ThreadEx)
July 16, 2016
Daily Data Observed —- Normal Record Highest Record Lowest
Max Temperature 89 89 104 in 1980 72 in 1930
Min Temperature 73 71 79 in 1980 54 in 1967
Avg Temperature 81.0 80.3 91.5 in 1980 67.0 in 1967
Precipitation 0.00 0.18 1.59 in 1984 0.00 in 2016
Snowfall 0.0 0.0 0.0 in 2016 0.0 in 2016
Snow Depth 0 0 in 2016 0 in 2016
HDD (base 65) 0 0 0 in 2016 0 in 2016
CDD (base 65) 16 15 27 in 1980 2 in 1967


Equipment used by Investigators:

Cameras: Two Canon Rebel digital cameras, Samsung digital camera, Fuji S602 digital camera, Tasco infrared trail camera, iPhone 5S Camera/Video, numerous 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, DDV-2200 full spectrum video camcorder, Insignia full spectrum HD camera/video recorder, MagiCam Mini Camcorder, FLIR Bcam w/SD, set of full spectrum POV glasses.

DVR: Black HD-SDI H.264

EMF Meters: Electro Sensor EMF Meter, Cell Sensor, Digital EMF Detectors, Mel-8704R-KII, Mel-8704-R, several K-II Meters.

Audio Recorders: Sony P210 digital voice recorder, 2- Sony digital recorders, Olympus D-10 digital voice recorder, RCA digital recorder 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.

Other: 2-P-SB7 frequency sweep radio( spirit box ), P-SB11 spirit box, Spirit voice receiver, Boo Buddy Bear, Laser Grid, Compaq Presario Laptop, Dell Laptop, Ovilus M, Altec speaker, 2- Rem Pods, various flashlights.

Condition of the home:


The house was built in 1986. The home is in good condition, some repairs were being made due to a problem with the plumbing, all utilities were in good working condition, outside doors and windows were in good shape with little to no noise or drafts coming from the outside.


Start DVR 10:24 pm, Start Investigation 10:53 pm – End Investigation 3:42 am, Stopped DVR 3:47 am


Base Readings9:25 PM

Living Room 72.4 temp, 0.0 EMF 0.8 @bookshelf

Kitchen 72.9 temp, 0.2 EMF 0.5 @laundry 0.6 @refrigerator

Dining Room 73.4 temp, 0.2 EMF

Bedroom #1 (master) 73.4 temp, 0.0 EMF 0.3 @closet 0.0 @bathroom

Hall 72.4 temp, 0.0 EMF 1.3 @heating unit 1.0 @water heater

Hall (bath) 71.8 temp, 0.2 EMF

Bedroom #2 72.6 temp, 0.1 EMF 0.5 @door

Bedroom #2 Closet 73.3 temp, 0.1 EMF


After Base Readings and Equipment Set Up – Investigation Began


Investigation – Team 1 – Beth, Christie & Melissa

  1. 10:53 pm – Bedroom #1
    1. 10:58 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 11:07 End EVP
  2. 11:13 pm – Living Room
    1. 11:20 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 11:30 pm End EVP
  3. 11:32 pm – Bedroom #2
    1. 11:45 pm – Start EVP w/Flashlight – 12:00 am End EVP


Investigation – Team 2 – Ed, Chris & Brian

  1. 12:45 am – Bedroom #2
    1. 12:48 am – Start EVP w/Spirit Box – 1:08 am End EVP
  2. 1:10 am – Bedroom #1
    1. 1:19 am – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 1:36 am End EVP
  3. 1:37 am – Living Room
    1. 1:44 am – Start EVP w/Flashlight & Spirit Box – 2:02 am End EVP


Investigation – Team 3 – Beth, Chris & Brian

  1. 2:43 am – Bedroom #2
    1. 2:50 am – Start EVP w/Sprit Box – 3:01 am End EVP
  2. 3:10 am – Bedroom #1
    1. 3:14 am – Start EVP w/Spirit Box – 3:41 am End EVP


Investigation End 3:42 am




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 numerous EVP’s. A couple investigators had some personal experiences, see below.


With the claims of activity from the client and his wife, 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


No Personal Experiences



No Personal Experiences



No Personal Experiences



When I was in the master bedroom taking pictures of the bathroom, I suddenly felt like someone was behind me. I felt like I was being watched from the corner of the bedroom. I turned around and no one was in the room with me.

While walking thru the living room I suddenly caught the scent of flowers.  I checked for something that could be putting off the scent but could not find anything.



Personal Experience: 

No Personal Experiences



  • One point I believed someone was to my right.  Felt the feeling when two people stand close and their auras touch.  Nothing there or EVP to support it.
  • Momentary headache in the master bedroom bathroom.  Probably mold or water related.



·       Single level Condo, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,270 sq. ft.

·       Built 1986, Last sold October 28, 2015 and the time before that was March 30th, 2001.

·       1828 gold was discovered in area and the US Federal Government forcibly removed the Cherokee Nation from the land.

·       In 1832, Land was distributed by lottery to white settlers from Europe.

·       On April 23, 1861 Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown established an officer’s training camp at Smyrna Camp Ground for the Confederate army. (about 4 miles away)

·       The Civil War Battle of Smyrna Camp Ground took place on July 3, 1864 nearby.

·       Buildings in the area were burned by Sherman’s troops, July 4, 1864

·       July 5, 1864. Gen. J.E. Johnston’s Army of Tenn. [CS] withdrew from the Smyrna-Ruff’s Mill line to formidable field-works which crossed exactly where this house is and an unnamed number of soldiers were killed.

·       A few thefts and burglary in the area, but nothing major near location.

·       No deaths recorded on the property or near the property.

·       Train tracks run about 500 feet from property.

·       Closest cemetery is 4.4 miles away and dates back to 1838.

·       The street we will be on has more Portuguese and Haitian ancestry people living in it than any other neighborhood in America.

·       The area is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America. So we may not get English responses.

·       Violent crime comparison for the area is lower than the National Average.

·       I found one report of an argument between two parties on a street that connects with this one, in which both parties were using Haitian Voodoo spells according to reports

·       Smyrna takes its name from the Bible’s Book of Revelation; it’s the name of one of the seven churches of Paul the Apostle.

·       Just a fun one, actress Julia Roberts is from the area.

Saturday07/16 92 | 71 °F

Saturday 60 % Precip. / 0.18 in

Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 92F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Saturday Night 60 % Precip. / 0.09 in

Scattered thunderstorms. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.



Below are some of the EVP’s we recorded from the investigation.  Since some of the EVP’s are faint we recommend turning up the sound and listening with headphones. What we hear in the EVP’s is listed below.

What we hear:

  1. “Jay or Jason” then “That’s it”
  2. “Use ta” or “Sister”
  3. “Wanna play or You wanna play”
  4. “Lieutenant”
  5. “Help me”
  6. “No”
  7. “No”
  8. “Get out” or a cat sound
  9. “Yes” then “Crazy”
  10. “Whoa”
  11. “Yes”
  12. “Why”
  13. “Me”
  14. “Bill” then “Chris”
  15. “Stop”
  16. “Meow” cat noise, no cats in the home.
  17. “Yeah”
  18. “Jake”
  19. “Okay” (male voice) then “Yeah” (female voice)   
  20. “Huh” then “Just leave”