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Paranormal Investigation Case File

Location: Glen Tavern Inn

General Data
Location: Glen Tavern Inn - Santa Paula CA
Date: 13-FEB-2011
Start: 9:00 pm
Stop: 12:28 am
Team / Investigators Present: P.O.S.T.: Ryan, Mandy, Jason, Don


Location Details
Description of Activity:

There are reports of a young boy who died there that is seen playing on the second floor and in the lobby. Also, the piano that is in the lobby plays by itself. The rooms 305, 103, and 23 are all roamed by ghosts. On the second floor a child who died runs around after 1:00am at night. Also the ghost in 305 will walk through all the third floor doors and the lobby. The 103 ghosts just knocks little things down and looks in the window at you or whoever is staying there. It is said that the guy in 103 was shot in an illegal poker/gambling game and is looking for the money that he rightfully deserves.

the hotel's third floor operated as a speakeasy and a house of ill-repute during the Prohibition. A crooked card dealer named Calvin, a french filmmaker and a murdered "lady of the night" are but a few of the spirits suspected of residing at the Glen Tavern Inn.

Location History:
See: Glen Tavern Inn
Wiki Page on the Glen Tavern Inn


Equipment Used
Video Equipment: 4 Channel DVR, 540TVL 96 IR LED camera, DCR-DVD610,
Digital Cameras: Coolpx Full Spectrum, DSC-P32
Digital Audio Recorders: PCM-M10, DM-520
EMF Meters: Trifield
Environmental Instruments:  
Other Equipment: PX Device, Trigger objects (deck of playing cards)


Environmental Conditions
Start: Unknown
Stop: Unknown
Wind Speed / Direction:
Start: Unknown
Stop: Unknown
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: 0.786
4.1 days until full moon
Other: The Inn was open to the public. We had the 3rd floor to our selves, but the remainder of the hotel was booked to capacity and occupied. Therefore the audio evidence does contain some contamination due to noises generated during common hotel guest activities.


Investigation Notes
7:00 pm
DVR & camera setup in 3rd floor hallway.
7:23 pm
EMF sweep and baseline readings of hallway and rooms #304, #306, #307. EMF readings from 2mG to 3mG were noted in all the rooms including the pillow and headboard areas where people sleep. The EMF readings in the 3rd floor hallway were off the chart (extremely high).
9:22 pm
Investigation of room #306. EMF over 3mG near headboard. PX Device used, no results.
9:48 pm
Investigation of room #304. EMF of 1mG, temp 68° F.
9:59 pm
Audio contamination from outside was detected.
10:05 pm
Investigation of room #306.
10:07 pm
A knock is heard. The knock sounded like it came from hallway. Hallway is checked and determined to be clear and empty.
10:20 pm
Investigation of room #307.
10:22 pm
In an attempt to re-create the alleged card game where a player was killed while cheating, a simulated card game was played. During the game accusations of cheating were exchanged among the players.
10:25 pm
One of the investigators detected a sweet spicy smell. It was tracked down and identified as a beverage of one of the investigators.
10:30 pm
Investigators leave room #307 with all recording equipment running, and head to the 1st floor. One of the recorders was placed in the closet where allegedly a woman was found murdered.
10:34 pm - 10:36 pm
A series of approximately 8 - 20 bangs were recorded on the audio recorder left in the closet. Due to the fact the the inn was full of guests, audio contamination could not be eleiminated therefore the bangs were dismissed.
10:51 pm
We return to room #307 to collect our gear.
10:54 pm
We head to the lobby on the 1st floor to investigate.
12:28 pm
We finish investigating the lobby on the 1st floor. We retire for the night leaving the hallway DVR and camera recording for the remainder of the night.


Audio: 6 hrs
Video: 13 hrs
Images: 241
NOTE: When reviewing audio evidence it is often necessary to wear headphones to hear all of the details.



The 3rd floor is where most of the alleged paranormal activity takes place. The 3rd floor is also where extremely high EMF measurements were detected. With the hotel filled to capacity and the audio contamination generated from typical hotel activities, we had to ignore almost all of the audio and video data we collected during the investigation.

The result of this case is: No Activity


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