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Location: Rand District Cemetery

General Data
Location: Rand District Cemetery - Johannesburg CA
Date: 11-SEP-2010
Start: 8:26 pm
Stop: 11:00 pm
Team / Investigators Present: Omni: Jenn, Lauren, Glen, Don


Location Details
Description of Activity: None
Location History:

The Rand District Cemetery was established in December of 1896 when J.F. Davis, a gambler who had been shot in a gambling hall in Randsburg, was buried there.

Some of the grave markers are faded and unreadable, some of the headstones and crosses are made of wood. Many of the graves have personal items place upon them, such as glassware, pans that were used for panning gold, and rock collections. One site has a mine car as a marker.

William Henry "Burro" Schmidt and Evelyn Ann (Tonie) Seger are buried in this cemetery (see the Burro Schmidt's Tunnel investigation #1).

See: Rand District Cemetery


Equipment Used
Video Equipment: DV-DVD610, DCR-SR42
Digital Cameras: SVP T700, IS-20, SD870 IS
Digital Audio Recorders: DM-520, WS-210S
EMF Meters: Trifield
Environmental Instruments: Kestrel 4500 NV
Other Equipment:  


Environmental Conditions
Start: 75.3° F
Stop: Unknown
Wind Speed / Direction:
Start: WSW 257° True North @ 3.7 mph
Stop: Unknown
Relative Humidity:
Start: 21.7%
Stop: Unknown
Dew Point:
Start: 33.8°
Stop: Unknown
Barometric Pressure:
Start: 26.28 inHg
Stop: Unknown
Precipitation / Clouds: None, clear skys
Solar X-Rays:
Geomagnetic Field:
Moon Phase:
Illuminated Fraction: 0.200
3.0 days before first quarter
There was a cell tower located on the top of the small mountain just south of the cemetery. There were phone and power lines on utility poles running directly through the cemetery from the NE corner to the SW corner, and along the southern border of the cemetery Some of the power poles running through the cemetery actually encroached on a few grave sites.


Investigation Notes
8:26 pm
Equipment was prepared, environmental conditions and baseline EMF readings were recorded. No measurable EMF readings were observed in all frequency ranges even while standing directly beneath the power/phone lines.
9:04 pm
EMF readings taken where a utility pole was located at the foot of a gravesite. No measurable EMF readings were observed in all frequency ranges.
9:38 pm
Weather update: Wind: WSW 254° True North @ 1.6 mph, Temp: 75.6°, Humidity: 21.7%, DP: 33.8°, Baro: 26.28 inHg


Audio: 2 hrs 30 min
Video: 3 hrs
Images: 20
NOTE: When reviewing audio evidence it is often necessary to wear headphones to hear all of the details.



No team member had any personal experiences or discovered any notable evidence during review.

The result of this case is: No Activity


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