- Digital: about 424 Anomalous photos - about 10
- SLR: 43 exposures: 25 standard and 18 with U.V. transmission filter, blacklight enhanced - Kodak Max 400 film. --- Photos with Anomalies: none
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Sony Hi-8 Nightshot Video Camera
Placement: Room 23
Record time: 2:01
Anomalies found: Tapping sounds on camera can be heard on the camera body.
You'll need to turn your speakers up to hear it clearly.
CLICK PLAY BUTTON TWICE TO PLAY VIDEO
Remote Infrared Monitoring Camera
Placement: Base of stairwell (monitored only), Kitchen (recorded)
Record time: Approx. 3hrs
Anomalies found: Floating orb witnessed by basecamp came down the stairs and rounded corner around bannister,
then continued down hallway as if some intelligence were behind it's movements. No anomalies recorded in kitchen.
JVC night-alive camera
Placement: Room 22, blacklight enhanced.
Record time: 3:06
Anomalies found: None
While in room 18, Greg asks a local historian/sensitive about a woman believed to be one of the entities in the Inn.: "So, do you feel she's here? Elisa (last name deleted)?" She replies "Well, I was hoping she might be." Immediately after, you hear a pop, then an eerie breath or whisper.
In room 20, Greg asks: "Are you here with us now?" Immediately following you can hear what we believe is a male voice saying "Twelve o'clock". Was it an entity asking us to return at the "witching hour"?
Both EVP's were cleaned up with Audacity's high and low pass filters.
Map of Inn's second floor.
Our findings correlated fairly well with the Inn's supposed paranormal hot spots.
We expected this investigation to be very interesting and possibly one that we would look back on as one of our best experiences.
We were not disappointed. Here is a summary of the activity:
- At base camp, on the wireless remote IR camera, an orb was witnessed by Josh travelling down the stairs. When it got to the base of the stairs, it rounded the corner and continued down the hallway as if it had an intelligence behind it, directing it's movements.
- A handful of investigators spent some time in room 18. The lights were turned off and everyone left the room. The BPG had control of the keys to this room, as well as many other rooms in the older section of the Inn. Upon returning to the room less than an hour later, the lights were on. No one had re-entered the room until that point.
- John, Josh and Ron Kolek were in room 21 and trying to make contact with the Inn's spirits. Suddenly, they heard a click and the room went pitch black. The bedside lamp with a turn-key switch had just turned off on its own.
THE STORAGE HALLWAY -- this dark, unused hallway off the main second floor hallway was quite active:
- Rapid temperature fluctuations between 50 and 70 registered on the IR thermometer.
- Scratching noises were heard in one room from a source that could not be identified.
- Multiple anomalous photos were captured.
- Inconsisitent EMF readings registered on our meters.
Three of us stayed overnight in rooms 18, 21 and 23. Scott felt a presence in room 23 around 02:00, as if someone else was in the room. The feeling lasted for several minutes. Ron and John did not report anything unusual during the overnight in rooms 18 and 21.
The following report was prepared by Josh Mantello:
Evidence and Paranormal Events:
Event #1 consisted of the lights in room #18 possibly being
turned on by themselves. This was experienced by Ron Kolek and Greg O.
These investigators left room 18 and each specifically remember shutting off
each light inside the room and closing the door and locking it. *** Note:
BPG members were given keys to rooms noted to haunted and no others were
allowed in these rooms. *** A short time later the same investigators went
back by the room and saw that that lights were now in fact turned on.
Looking at this piece of activity, the room was only accessible
by the one locked door. It is possible that someone with another key could
have gone in and turned the light back on. It is also possible that human
error occurred and they did leave a light on when thinking the lights were
off. Neither of these can be proved or ruled out. But the fact that this
room was reportedly to be one of previous activity can not be ignored
Event #2 consists of myself, John D. and Ron K. inside room #21.
This is another room with a noted past and shares a connected bathroom with
room #23 the most "haunted" room of the building. While standing in the
room taking readings consisting of EMF, Trifield and temperature, a
nightstand light with a knob-type switch turned itself off.
The 3 of us were standing around the table somewhat and this was obviously
noticed due to the fact that this light was supplying the only light in the
room and the sound of the knob turning made a distinct click.
John was the closest to the stand when the light off and when I did turn to
look at him thinking "why did you shut that off" it was obvious that he
could not have shut the light of having both hands full of equipment. At
this time basecamp was notified of the event and the time was documented.
It is possible that the knob used to turn the light on and off
could not have been turned all the way into the on position. The tension of
the switch then gave way forcing it back off. This, though possible, I find
unlikely due to the fact that the light had been on for a long duration even
prior to our entering the room and what was just previously explained
usually will happen shortly after the knob being turned. All equipment in
the room being monitored at the time showed no readings.
While investigating an unused section of the inn that is mostly
utilized as storage, members also experienced not-so-tangible paranormal
activity. In this section investigators had very odd "feeling" and slight
EMF fluctuations were found while walking through. IR thermometer readings
were fluctuating from 50 to 70 degrees. Also during the walk thought of
this section Greg O. shot a photo showing what appears to be a face looking
down from the ceiling. This can be viewed above in the photo section.
Shown in the photo section is also a photo of what I will call evidence #1 showing a
distinct orb on the upper bunk above Greg O. As disputed as orb pictures
are I offer these conclusions - and there is no need to go over what is needed
to rule out an orb. This was a photo taken early in the evening in room
number #2, the same location that Event #2 took place. All previous
pictures taken in this room were free of dust orbs. This orb is also
abnormally brighter then most dust orbs and prior to this picture being
taken a medium was mediating in the room with others wanting to make spirit
Evidence #2: I will only mention briefly, as it was only seen on
the TV monitors at basecamp and not recorded. The IR remote camera was
monitoring the main stairs case. While looking at the stairs I watched an
orb with a distinct flight path travel down the stairs and then make the
turn on the bottom of the stairs and then go toward the other half of the
Inn. Again dust orbs can not be ruled out in the circumstance but neither
can the distinct flight path of the orb.
Evidence #3 consists of the recording of the Hi-8 camera. It
was placed in room #23. This room was locked and considered a secured room
with no one allowed to enter. The bathroom door was locked from the inside
and I held the key to the main door all night. A motion sensor was placed
in front of the camera along with a digital voice recorder on VAR and a
remote temperature sensor being monitored at basecamp. During the recording
at 01:05:33 and :35 distinct taps can be heard on the microphone of the
camera. These taps were not loud, but obviously on the camera. I have no
explanation for this. If it were the summertime, I would maybe say it was a bug
attracted to the IR emitter of the camera but the investigation took place
At this point in time I can safely say that I feel that the
Charlemont Inn is a "Haunted" building and the members of the group did experience some
paranormal activity while investigation the building. But I do feel that
further study, experimentation and investigation needs to done at the
location. At this point it is safe to say based on the evidence found events
that occurred that there is at least one "spirit haunt" and the possibility
of a residual haunting is not ruled out.
The vast history that the building holds and the numerous
accounts by witnesses point to multiple spirits within the inns walls.
On the night of 1-21-06 the BPG was not able to determine how many and
what spirits might have been present in the building. But I do feel that
over a period of further investigations focusing further on EVP, ITC and
other experiments that center toward direct communication with any said spirits
might lend a hand in finding the ID's of any resident spirits along with any
further research into the history of the Inn and any incidents that might lend
toward a haunting.
---- END OF REPORT
Many thanks to Inn owners Charlotte and Linda for their wonderful hospitality. If you need a place to stay, check out the Charlemont Inn and be sure to ask for an "active" room! Also, order the wings. They are awesome.
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