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Paranormal Investigation Case File


Location: Private Residence - Canyon Country

General Data
Location: Private condominium residence in Canyon Country, CA
Date: 05-JUN-2010
Time:
Start: 8:00 pm
Stop: 11:30 pm
Team / Investigators Present: Omni: Susan, Jenn, Lauren, Glen, Don

 

Location Details
Description of Activity: Front door opening by itself, kitchen cupboard opening by itself, shower faucet turning on by itself, client heard their name called when no one was present, client appeared to suffer personality changes and extreme fatigue.
Location History: The condo was currently in the process of renovation and remodeling. New carpet, kitchen cupboards, tile, counter tops, paint, raised ceilings. A very strong new carpet odor was observed, and kitchen cabinets were painted using lacquer paint. With the current remodeling, there were various airborne particles and chemicals present.

 

Equipment Used
Video Equipment: DCR-DVD610, DCR-HC38, DCR-SR42
Digital Cameras: L100, Olympus IS-20, SD870 IS
Digital Audio Recorders: DM-520, WS-210S, VN-5200PC
EMF Meters: K-II, CellSensor
Environmental Instruments:  
Other Equipment: HVL-IRM, various trigger objects

 

Environmental Conditions
Temperature:
Start: Unknown - Air conditioner running.
Stop: Unknown - Air conditioner running.
Wind Speed / Direction:
Start: None, indoors
Stop: None, indoors
Relative Humidity:
Start: Unknown
Stop: Unknown
Dew Point:
Start: Unknown
Stop: Unknown
Barometric Pressure:
Start: Unknown
Stop: Unknown
Precipitation / Clouds: None
Solar X-Rays:
Geomagnetic Field:
Moon Phase:
Illuminated Fraction: 0.366
1.4 days after last quarter
Other:  

 

Investigation Notes
Time
Notes
8:30 pm

Walk -through was performed and baseline readings were taken. Strong EMF readings from a circuit breaker box in the wall between the small bedroom and the master bedroom. Client reportedly spent a lot of time in the small bedroom with the high EMF.

We attempted to debunk the front door and kitchen cupboard opening but were unable to reproduce or find any explanation.

8:31 pm
Jenn thought she herd her name called while setting up equipment in alcove, no team members were responsible.
8:39 pm
Glen's camera battery appeared to fail. Removed and re-installed and battery worked.
8:59 pm
The battery in Jenn's audio recorder on the mantel died. Battery was replaced with new battery.
9:18 pm
Jenn's audio recorder on the mantel was observed to be off. After investigation it appears the new battery was dead.
9:35 pm
Musical notes were heard, sounded like Glen's camera.
9:47 pm
A sound like a cabinet or cupboard door squeak was heard downstairs. All investigators were upstairs at the time of the observation.
9:52 pm
After Don asked for anyone present to "make a knocking sound", a small knock was heard by Glen. Seemed to have come from guest bathroom next to where Glen was sitting.

 

Evidence
Audio:
Video:
Images:
NOTE: When reviewing audio evidence it is often necessary to wear headphones to hear all of the details.
Dust orbs appeared in several of the digital photographs, but no evidence we consider paranormal was captured, recorded, or observed.

 

Conclusion

The acoustics in this empty condo produced a lot of echo, even the smallest sounds traveled easily and their direction could not be determined. Outside noises could easily be heard even from across the street in the park throughout the investigation.

There were several VERY STRONG chemical odors throughout the condo due to materials used in the renovation and remodeling. We found many sources and documents on the Internet that describe how airborne chemicals and heavy metals can actually cause some of the symptoms the clients reported.

The following webpage from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency titled " Indoor Air Pollution: An Introduction for Health Professionals" ( http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/hpguide.html ) contains a "Diagnostic Quick Reference" chart that lists personality changes to be a symptom of any of the following indoor air pollutants:
Combustion Products
Volatile Organics
Heavy Metals
Sick Building Syndrome

Heavy Metals
We found other document that talk about how airborne heavy metals such as lead and mercury vapor can cause fatigue and personality changes and many other symptoms.

Volatile Organics (Formaldehyde, Pesticides, Solvents, Cleaning Agents)
Other documents described fatigue as a symptom from airborne volatile organics and one of their diagnostics tests was "Has remodeling recently been done in home".

None of the investigators had any personal experiences they considered paranormal. We feel that the personality changes and extreme fatigue the clients were suffering from could have been caused by the materials and chemicals used in the renovation and remodeling of the condo. No explanation could be found for reports of the front door and kitchen cupboard opening on their own.

The result of this case is: No Activity

 

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