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The First Official Investigation and Training

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Our group of seven women had our first “official” investigation on a Friday night. Our initial location fell through at the last minute, but we were able to make contact with a cemetery association and get permission to investigate. Our policy is to not reveal the name or location of the cemetery to protect it from vandals. The conditions were not ideal for an investigation. However, we needed to have a training session since the majority of members have not done this type of investigation. We were at the cemetery for three hours and I think it went well. A lot was learned that can be applied to the next investigation.

This cemetery has been touted by locals as “haunted” for many years. I have lived in the Cedar Creek Lake area since the mid 80’s and have heard the stories. We did not have any paranormal experiences but did have the chance to use a variety of equipment. Everyone took digital photographs, used video cameras and tried EVP sessions with their digital recorders. Once we were done, each person was responsible for reviewing their own evidence.

It was a busy Friday night on the road to nowhere that continued past the cemetery but no one saw our vehicles as we were able to park out of sight. We were careful to keep flashlights to a minimum when traffic went past. Even the local sheriff’s office was notifed when we arrived and departed should they have received any calls.

We split up in teams of two and then teams of three to do various investigations. Photography was first for the investigation. Then we did the video investigation with EVP sessions at the end. I think this allowed the group to keep lights flashing and flashlights geting in the way to a minimum.

There were a few pictures with odd things like light moving where tree limbs should be or what looked like a face in the middle of one shot. Further review of these pictures revealed nothing paranormal. The light where the tree limb should have been was most likely caused by a moving flashlight. The face was a picture shot without realizing it while the camera was facing the red dirt and a flashlight for lighting. It looked like there were tons of “orbs” in many pictures, but these could have been caused by reflections, bugs, dust, pollen and who knows what else.

Over all it was a good learning experience and we had fun. The investigation and pictures will be discussed at our next meeting along with training on orbs. We can’t wait for our next investigation.

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

April 4, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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