Ghosts of Georgia Investigation report

On May 15, 2010 GOGPI investigated claims of paranormal activity at a private home in Snellville, GA. Claims of activity including: hearing unexplained noises such as banging around the basement stairs, footsteps in the hall and stairs, hearing disembodied voices, seeing shadows and apparitions, the master bedroom ceiling fan turning on by itself, the volume on the master bedroom TV decreasing on it’s own and unable to turn it up with the remote, the door to the garage frequently sounded as if it opened heard by the family and the family dogs would alert to the sound at the same time, while client was in living room she heard noise from the hall bathroom as if someone was using it when no one was in the bathroom. Activity was experienced by several family members and friends of the family.

Investigators & people present at investigation: Investigators – Ed Laughlin, Beth Peters, Corey McHargue, Christina Swann, Gretchen Mann and guest investigator Joe Coates, one of the residents of the home.

Weather conditions:
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent, 14% of full
Solar X-rays: Normal
Geomagnetic Field: Quiet

Past Weather Conditions for KLZU
Observations prior to selected time: May 15, 2010 – 09:00 EDT
Weather Conditions at May 15, 2010 – 8:50 EDT
8:50 24 Hour Max 24 Hour Min
Temperature 73.4° F 87.8 at 14:50 64.4 at 7:00
Dew Point 64.4° F 66.2 at 19:50 62.6 at 7:00
Relative Humidity 74% 94 at 7:00 49 at 14:50
Wind Speed 0 mph 7 at 9:50 0 at 10:50
Pressure 29.10 in 29.18 at 9:50 29.08 at 19:50
Sea Level Pressure 30.19 in 30.27 at 9:50 30.16 at 19:50
Altimeter 30.24 in 30.32 at 9:50 30.22 at 19:50
Weather conditions clear – –
Visibility 10.00 miles 10.00 at 9:50 7.00 at 7:00
Ceiling – 9000 at 14:50 3600 at 11:59

Condition of the home:
The house was around 30 years old but was in great shape due to recent extensive remodeling. All utilities were in good working order, the outside doors and windows were tight fitting with little to no drafts. The structure overall was very sound.

Equipment used by Investigators:

Cameras: One Rebel T1i digital camera and Four IR Video Cameras connected to a J2000 DVR.

EMF Meters: Electro Sensor EMF Meter, 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.

8:00 pm – Base Readings were taken while the rest of the team was setting up for investigation. Normal Readings were recorded around the home with the exception of the refrigerator by the garage door home entrance. EMF readings went from 0 to 60.8 and even hitting 70.2 at one time on the left side of the refrigerator right beside the door frame. This is a very high reading in one concentrated area where the family and visitors enter/exit the home the majority of the time.

Base Readings:
Kitchen 75 degrees EMF .1-2.0 (at the fridge – .0-65.0)
Dining RM 75 degrees EMF .1-.3
Living RM 75 degrees EMF .1-.4 (5.0-6.0 by computers)
Family RM 75 degrees EMF .1-.3 (8.5 by TV)
Hall 74 degrees EMF .1
Master Bedroom 73 degrees EMF .1-.4 (6.1 by mirror and jewelry on dresser)
Basement Left 68 degrees EMF .1-.5 (3.1 by keyboard speakers)
Basement Right 71 degrees EMF .1-.3 (10.0 at large screen TV)

Team 1 – Corey, Ed, and Christina S. – 9:00 pm

1. Master Bedroom – Normal Readings
a. 9:05 Start EVP session
b. 9:25 End EVP session (during EVP session, team reported hearing some unexplained sounds, knocking or voices)
2. Family Room – Normal Readings
a. 9:31 Start EVP session
b. 9:41 End EVP session (during EVP session, team reports hearing unexplained noises down the hall behind them)
3. Living Room – Normal Readings
a. 9:46 Start EVP session
b. 9:58 End EVP session
4. Basement – Normal Readings
a. 10:06 Start EVP session
b. 10:26 End EVP session
c. Team reported feeling a cold spot by bed on Basement Left and was felt right between two investigators. Ed said her heard noises upstairs from the basement, and nobody was inside the home at the time.
d. 10:31 – Team heard a large bang coming from the basement stairs after returning from the basement.
5. Kitchen – Normal Readings
a. 10:42 Start EVP session
b. 10:52 End EVP session (during EVP session, Corey saw a shadow in Laundry area and a cold spot in front of her)

Team 2 – Beth, Gretchen and Joe – 11:15 pm

6. Master Bedroom – Normal Readings
a. 11:19 Start EVP session
b. 11:27 End EVP session
7. Living Room – Normal Readings
a. 11:45 Start EVP session
b. 11:57 End EVP session
8. Basement – Normal Readings
a. 12:00 Start EVP session
b. 12:15 End EVP session
9. Family Room – Normal Readings
a. Casual EVP session – (lots of outside noises)
10. Kitchen – Normal Readings
a. 12:23 am Start EVP session
b. 12:30 am End EVP session (lots of outside noises)
11. 12:30 am – End of official Investigation however; some team members stayed a little longer to use the Paranormal Puck in areas of the home where claims of activity are more frequent.


All the EMF and temperature readings in the home were normal. We did have an unexplained high reading in one area of the bedroom dresser near the mirror and jewelry. We also had a high EMF reading in the basement under the dresser near the basement ceiling. The cable from the TV Dish on the roof ran down the outside wall in those areas causing the possible readings. On the previous investigation at the location had the same reading in the same area of dresser, cause is inconclusive. Our still pictures showed no findings, we did record numerous EVP’s, and the video is still under review at this time.
Based on the accounts of the various family and friends of the client and the personal experiences of the investigators coupled with the EVP’s collected we feel that there is paranormal activity in the home. Some of the experiences by the investigators confirmed the reports of the client. We don’t feel that there is any malevolent spirit in the home but would like to continue to monitor the situation and set up a follow up investigation to try and determine what is there. In a follow up conversation with the client, a few days after the investigation, the client stated that the activity has picked up in the home.

Personal Experience summaries from investigators attached and separate from investigation report.

Ed Laughlin
Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigations

Personal Experience summaries from investigators on the investigation:

Ed’s Personal Experiences:

While in the master bedroom during the EVP session some noises in the hallway. They sounded like the floor boards pop a couple times but we couldn’t determine what caused the sound; it very well could have been the expanding or contracting. I also heard what sounded like voices from the hallway but may have been the voices from base personnel carried through the vent.

While investigating the front bedroom in the basement I heard what sounded like three footsteps coming from the main floor in the area of the top of the stairs. Approximately a minute later heard the same noise coming from the bedroom above, no one was in the house at the time.

After investigating the downstairs bedrooms and back on the main floor at the top of the stairs I heard a loud noise that sounded like some heavy being dropped or a door slam shut coming from the basement. Nothing had fallen and all the doors were still open.

While investigating the family room I heard a pop noise in the area where the TV was, possibly the TV cooling down. Within a couple minutes of the noise I thought I heard a voice between the coffee table and the TV. Could not confirm the voice.


The only personal experiences that I had were feeling the cold spot in front of Corey when we were sitting on the bed in the basement. And being drawn to that one corner in the basement (Christopher’s side). Hope this is helpful!


I felt watched in the basement sitting on the far bed in the basement next to the TV.
I actually felt a temperature change on my left shoulder blade. Unsure if it was paranormal though, but had that “watched feeling at the same time.”

I felt I was being watched from the far back corner, my back was to that corner.


Overall my personal experiences were minimal, but I did have a few that stand out in my mind.
I heard several noises that I was unable to place. Most notably a loud bang that came from the basement area. Hindsight is 20/20 and we should have gone down there to investigate what could have made the noise. I also heard a small amount of rapping noises coming from what seemed like the hallway.

I was in the living room and saw it in the laundry room… it was low to the ground.