Saturday May 28, 2011
HPI team member Jennifer Weddel Van Wormer contact Paul and Paul asked us to come along to help with this investigation and we graciously accepted. The family is hard working and one of the parents is a police officer. They have 2 children and the children are very frightened. The 3 year old saw an apparition of a man sitting on the edge of her bed with a bloody nose. The crucifix that hang up in the hallways get slammed against the way and a door handle jiggles on its own. They at one point had a Physic come in and she told them that a man had hung himself in the home and was attached to Polly. They have tried doing cleansing of the home with no prevail. Read moreFort Braggs History is rich and so sad as far as what happened to the Native American’s. It was built to keep them away from traveling citizens but they were treated very harshly and unspeakable things were done to them.
The investigation day started out wonderful. The sun was up and the hills and mountains we passed were a sight to see. When we reached Clear Lake the clouds over hung like the ghoulish smell of death. We headed up and down the windiest highway 20 and made our way to the small town of Fort Bragg. The house lay only a few miles from the ocean and was a picture esc site I have seen. Like out of the movie exorcist, it lay ominously on top of a hill slope overlooking the street. As we stepped out of the vehicle we heard bells welcoming us with its eerie sounds. We entered the home which seem very well taken care of and love by the owners. They greeted us with the warmest hospitality and invited us to stay the evening. We all drank coffee and ate pizza mingling and getting to know one another. As we all sat in the kitchen we began the discussion of EVP and cemeteries and investigations previously concord. When all of a sudden there came a loud crash in the kitchen. We all thought it would have been the dogs knocking something over but the dogs were outside. The entire cover for the light in the kitchen had come off and crashed to the floor. This was a good time to get out the gear. I got my camera out that had 465 minutes on it and the battery drained. We left the recorder running as we cleaned up the mess and continued back into the living room for our briefing. After Regina had explained some of the harsh history of the town and it burning down where we stood 100 years ago the occupants told us of their harsh reality of living with this spirit. They explained how terrified their children have been and also had explained how their daughter had heard a loud bang on her door and yet no one was there. They found teeth marks on the door. They also explained that one of the owners was being physically touched and how terrified she was for her and her children. We were all determined to help them. We split into 2 groups "Somo" team leader Judy Raderchak and the other team "Cali" Regina Tellez team leader." Pomo" headed up stairs and the other team downstairs.
Judy Raderchak: While we were up there we did not seem to get anything in the back bedrooms. So I decided to leave the recorder in the room alone with the camera and we caught a voice that sounded like a child saying “hi", a voice of a man saying "help". We then investigated the kitchen where I had been previously doing a walk through. I had heard whispers of a man and women talking to each other. Later we went into the kitchen and heard buzzing of flies but there were no inspect. We did a few EVP's and the last EVP we let run longer and the room became very dark around me. All of us felt heaviness in the air. I felt nauseated and then said out of no were "Is there a cat in here?" Unaware someone else earlier that day had asked the same thing and the occupant had said there were no cats on the property but could have been previously. After my cat question I felt as if I was hit on the left side of my cheek. It got very warm and I felt very unsafe at that time. I walked out to get some air and when the two girls felt my face they did notice it being very warm to the touch. After resting a minute I went back in to see if there was a hand print but there was none to be seen. Strange?.. I went back into the kitchen and told the spirit to smack me on the other side and to do it hard enough to show a mark. Nothing happened so we headed down stairs. Also when we were investigating upstairs in sound like people down stairs were banging around on the floors. Later they told us that they were all very quiet. Down stairs we started in the room where people had claimed to see the apparition looking out of the window at you. I had the owner sit were "it" would sit and we picked up a few interesting orbs and lights but nothing really else. When we when into the children’s room we heard the group up stairs run out and then after we heard footsteps above my head as if there was someone still up there. We did the knock test were you knock twice and ask for a response. We did get a response 2 times. Then the teddy bear that had been lying on the bed next to Jennifer fell off even though she did not touch it. The master bed room activity was just the smell of death and nothing really else other than that. When we finished we had Paul do a couple recordings and we did pick up a women say "I’m heir". We did a séance and didn't get anything as far as I know. When Paul did the cleansing he started from upstairs going from room to room space to space. As he ventured downstairs cleansing every room I stepped outside to get some fresh air and as he came to the front with the occupants something hit me. I then was looking through what seemed like a mirror. My body felt angry and vengeful and it wanted back into that house. They cleansed even the steps but my body could not go on them. I seriously believe that whatever flew out of the house used me to try to get back in. After Paul blessed me the holy water it was like a weight was lifted. They all said I seemed to be acting strangely. I could feel it inside of me like a disrupting filthy being longing too long for something that they will never have again.
It was the weirdest experience and I still kind of feel like it was just all a bad dream.