Sunday, August 20th, 2017 11:29 PM

Spirits of Northern State Speak Through The “Minibox”

February 18th, 2017

I just started using the Ghost Hunter Apps “Minibox” at home and was blown away by what I heard after listening to the recordings. It seems as though the spirits of previous residents at Northern State Hospital for the Criminally Insane have already discovered the Minibox.

The following audio clips are from Minibox sessions on February 11 and February 14, 2017. Each statement seems to represent topics that one would associate with a mental hospital of earlier times. It is strongly recommended to listen with headphones or earbuds.

“You don’t like your rounds job.”


“Confusion and caution.”

Why wouldn’t people feel confusion and caution at a mental hospital?


“And we’re all crazy.”

I’m sure there were may residents who felt this way.


“Now they stick you.”

Some patients were most likely bothered by repeated treatments, including injections.


“Just accept that.”

This type of comment was (sadly) probably very common.


“That’s hot water.”

In a 2010 investigation at the Northern State farm grounds, I captured an EVP of a spirit that says “No more hot baths!” This is an interesting correlation with the above EVP. As a form of treatment, hot water baths were probably not very popular among some residents.


“I’m in scheduling.”


“The dead never cross.”

Interesting. Perhaps many spirits of the people who died at Northern State have not yet crossed over to the light.

A spirit speaks of the President-Elect Donald Trump.

November 11th, 2016

November 11, 2016

Today I decided to use “EVP Maker“, which I have not used in a very long time. In a nutshell, this software takes any audio recording (in .wav format), chops it into bits, and plays it back. I decided to download an audio file of The Gettysburg Address and use it with EVP Maker. In the “segments” section settings, I used From: 20ms To: 120ms. I also enabled Overlap, Z-Cross, and X-Fade. Play EVP was set to ‘continuously’.

During the recording, I asked “Who is the current president-elect of the United States?” The response: “That’s Trump.” The response is at 7 seconds.

Here is just the response:

A few seconds later, a comment was spoken (about Trump?). It was an entire sentence which absolutely blew me away!: “He had to be clever.” And it is spoken with amazing inflection!

Here is just the comment:

Paul Kelly
Ghost Seekers Realm

Preliminary tests of the Xcam SLS.

October 22nd, 2016

I have already seen the Xcam SLS device produce false positive results.

Here are some things that I have seen which produce false “Anomaly acquired!” readings:

  1. Pointing the camera at any structure that even remotely resembles a humanoid shape and then even slightly moving the camera will produce false readings.
  2. Moving the camera at all produces false readings.
  3. Not using a tripod will cause false readings.

To illustrate my point, watch the 25 second clip below. The camera is mounted on a tripod. You will notice that there are no readings at the beginning, but as soon as I turn the camera, it produces false readings.

In other words, use a tripod, and don’t touch the camera during recording sessions. Period.

Paul Kelly
Ghost Seekers Realm

Paranormal events.

October 19th, 2016

Paranormal events will never be adequately explained by science, but they will always be either accepted or rejected.

-Paul Kelly

Ghost Seekers Realm

An ancestor speaks to me through ITC software!

May 21st, 2016

Previously, I had created a list of 4,019 words for use with Phasma Communicator and xParanormal Detector. This list contains every state in the USA, many common names, many common words, and I also added a few of my ancestors’ names. One of those ancestors is Frank B. Kelly. He was born and lived his entire life in Washington, D.C.
I was completely blown away by the sequence of words that were displayed through the Phasma Communicator this morning. This is a first for me and it is VERY interesting!

Frank B. Kelly

xParanormal Detector/Phasma Communicator log, May 21, 2016






February 8th, 2016

While conducting a P-SB11 Spirit Box session at home this morning, I was asking for spirits to give me their names. A very clear (female) response came through: “Trudeau”. Listen with headphones or earbuds for the best clarity.

I became curious to know who this might be, so I went to the census records at and found two Trudeau families in the 1920 census: One family lived in East Clear Lake and the other in West Clear Lake, Skagit County, WA. I suspect the voice could be from any of the females of either of the Trudeau families.


Paul Kelly
Ghost Seekers Realm

P-SB11 Spirit Box is AMAZING!

December 15th, 2015

I just recently received my P-SB11 Dual Sweep Fequency ITC Research Device from Pro-Measure/DAS Distribution a few days ago. It’s the one with the detuned AM Channel 1 feature.
Earlier today, I did two sessions with it. This clip was from an FM only portion (200 ms sweep rate) of the second session. I was blown away by a strong “Hello?” response from a little girl.

Paul Kelly
Ghost Seekers Realm

Who is Alice?

November 14th, 2015

Who is Alice?
I’ve been using a new ITC application called Alice.
With Alice, you can use your own list of words. So I created my own list of 3,578 words, which includes every major city in the US, every year from 1600 to 2015, every state of the US, many first names (male and female), and many every day words from dictionaries.

Alice is quite interesting. While running this application, I have had a few sessions which have produced very interesting results. The most recent one was this morning. The first three words from Alice were:


Hmmm. Ok.

Later words during this same session included:


A quick google search revealed a story about a tragedy that happened in 1903 in a Philadelphia ballpark.
A web site called “The Captains Blog” contains a post about the tragedy.

Apparently a scrum broke out just outside the basball stadium during a game. Curious onlookers from the stadium crowded to one part of the stadium to look down to the street to watch the goings on. The game was a ‘tie’ at this point. Several ‘factors’, including a rotted beam and the ‘force’ of the weight of the people, caused the weighted part of the stadium to collapse, sending people falling 20 feet to the street below. We can imagine this would certainly cause ’tissue’ damage and the wounded to ‘hobble’ around after the incident. 12 people were killed and approximately 300 were wounded.

An article was published in the “Semi-Weekly Messenger” (Wilmington, NC, Aug. 11, 1903) about the tragedy.

Griffin, Indiana. March 18, 1925.

November 13th, 2015

I left the xParanormal Detector and Phasma Communicator running on my laptop this morning. I came back to my desk find that someone had caused the following words to be displayed.



A quick google search revealed that the town of Griffin, Indiana was basically ‘buried’ in rubble in on March 18, 1925 by a tornado. There was a whole string of tornadoes in that area at the time.

Griffin, Indiana, March 18, 1925.


It’s a full house.

October 21st, 2015

I conducted a session (set to “Impossible Mode” or “Mode 2” – I always use this mode) with the Impossible Box this morning with some amazing results. One of the questions I asked was “How many spirits are here and what are your names, please?” I received an immediate response: “It’s a full house.”

The Impossible Box (IB-1) from GhostHunterApps

October 18th, 2015

I recently purchased a license of the Impossible Box (IB-1) from Paranormal.

While recording a session in Mode 2 or “Impossible Mode” (multi-lingual/international internet radio stations), I got a message from a spirit saying: “I love you.”

What a wonderful message!

Paul Kelly
Ghost Seekers Realm

Vocibus Ghost Box

October 1st, 2015

I just bought a license of the Vocibus Ghost Box application. Honestly, I was skeptical at first. Not any more.
I just recorded a session with this app, and I am now convinced that it works.
During the session, I asked any spirits to speak my name, and someone responded with my full name [Paul Kelly], twice in a row!
The second one is VERY clear.
Here is the clip:

A message from a brave firefighter.

August 22nd, 2015

On August 20, 2015, I randomly decided to conduct a session with xParanormal Detector. Several words came through.
Here is the xParanormal Detector session from that day:

This morning I opened the window to my home office and smelled the heavy smoke from the forest fires. I commented to Lori about the smoke and she mentioned that there was recently a bad fire in the town of Twisp, Washington and surrounding areas and that many people had been evacuated. Unbeknownst to me, the day before (Wednesday, August 19), three courageous firefighters had died fighting a fire in that location. One of those firefighters was Richard Wheeler.

The words from the xParanormal Detector session may have been out of order, but when rearranged, they clearly form a message which says:
“Control the blaze!

Firefighters from around the country are continuing their efforts to control the blaze which has now consumed more than 256,000 acres.

I send out my heartfelt condolences to the families of the three fallen firefighters:
Tom Zbyszewski
Andrew Zajac
Richard Wheeler

Paul Kelly
Founder, Ghost Seekers Realm

Gus the friendly ghost.

September 7th, 2014

August 23, 2014

Our latest investigation took us once again to Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA, where we met with the client. They had met Gus, a child spirit, through previous numerous Ouija board sessions. He and another spirit named Ray were very active on the Ouija board during the investigation. They also surprised us with some incredible EVP’s, which also included a clear female voice.

Early on in the investigation, a light anomaly flows from right to left.

A spirit asks us to Put the light on.

While all was quiet, we asked Gus to do something to let us know that he was with us. Little did we know that he would startle all of us by banging loudly on the wall. In this clip, you will hear a couple of bangs, faint voices, and then a loud knocking/banging in the form of “Shave and a haircut”. It shook the walls and the floor!

One of our new members, Keith, asked Gus to speak through the “Ghost Speaker”, a phone app. A playful spirit obliges with an unexpected response through the Ghost Speaker. Was this Gus?

During a Ghost Box session, a male voice comes through that is not English. It sounds like a native american language or dialect. What do you think?

Gus is asked to move something, and responds immediately by slightly opening a kitchen cupboard door and letting it close.

The client asks Gus to give us some more clues about him. Another male spirit (Ray?) responds with a demand to let Gus think of one (clue). Let him think of one. Here is an enhanced version of the response.

Out of the blue, a female voice says I'm sure something is happening. Here is an enhanced version.

Another light anomaly appears during an Ouija board session. Watch the right part of the video frame.



A note of special thanks.

We want to thank our client for allowing us into their home and for their wonderful hospitality. For us, it was an incredible investigation. Not only did we capture some amazing evidence, but we experienced and learned about positive spirit communication through the Ouija board.


xParanormal Detector

January 17th, 2014

Lately, I have been using a new software application on my laptop that is VERY cool. It’s called xParanormal Detector.
Simply put, this software senses energy fluctuations (R-Flux and Pulse Energy) in your computer’s internal wi-fi components. And much like the PX or the Ovilus, spirits can also choose words from an internal database and display them.
During any session, you can also use the application’s built-in audio recorder to record EVP sessions. I have done sessions with my H2-ZOOM recorder connected via USB and it works great!

Here is a screenshot of the software in action. In this case, there were two spirits detected with 25 yards and a few seconds later, the word “radio” was spoken. Did the spirit want me to use our P-SB7 spirit box?


In this screenshot, the spirit or spirits are shown on the ‘Paranormal Radar’ and are displayed in their approximate location(s) relative to the computer.


To learn more about xParanormal Detector, visit the author’s web site.

Death and Its Mystery

December 10th, 2013

“Someday our bodies will cease to live: there is not the least doubt on this point. They will resolve themselves into millions of molecules, which will later be reincorporated in other organisms of plants, animals, and men; the resurrection of the body is an outworn dogma that can no longer be accepted by anyone. If our thought, our psychic entity survives the dissolution of the material organism, we shall have the joy of continuing to live, because our conscious life will continue under another mode of existence that is superior to this.”

Camille Flammarion, Death And Its Mystery

Senior Moments

October 17th, 2013

October 5, 2013

This investigation in Burlington, WA in early October was interesting. The Ovilus II was quite active and we managed to capture several “senior moments” on our recorders.

We would like to sincerely thank the clients for allowing us to investigate. My hope is that we brought them (and the resident spirits) some peace of mind.

-Paul Kelly

A man named Walt Redfern came forward and identified himself. After some research, we find Walter W. Redfern (age 9) living in Mount Vernon, Washington, in the 1930 Census. We also discovered that Walt was a big WWI aviation buff who had built no less than 15 replicas of WWI airplanes. He was inducted into the World War I Aviation Hall of Fame in 1992. Walt Redfern

An elderly woman talks about someone or something “at the airport”. Is she referring to Walt Redfern, the avaition buff?

At the airport.

During a ghost-box session, we receive a female name “Diedre”.

Diedre. It is spoken by two spirits, a male first, then a female.

During the same ghost-box session, Lori asks if there is a Thelma present.

Is Thelma here?.....Nope!

A spirit who identifies himself as “Grandpa”, tells the neighborhood cat to “shuh up!” We did not hear this at the time it occurred.

It’s Grandpa….Shush up!

An elderly woman mumbles Your just never ending…(about the ?)…cat Is she talking about Grandpa’s comments to the cat? We did not hear this at the time it occurred.

An elderly woman speaks fondly of where she is.

A good place.

The question is asked “Are you here all the time?” The Ovilus II responds.


Psychic Kids

July 29th, 2013

July 29, 2013

Is your child psychic?

A recent investigation on Whidbey Island, Washington has led me to confirm my belief in the special psychic abilities of young children and many adults. There is no trickery, no gimmicks, no hidden agenda with these children. They simply have a gift that was given to them through their maternal ancestry. If you suspect that your child (or a child that you know) may have psychic ability, I highly recommend these two books:

Kids Who See Ghosts
Growing Up Psychic

In this case, personal accounts recalled by an 8 year old girl brought home the reality of this ability/phenomena to our team of investigators. Without divulging personal details of the case, suffice it to say that this young girl was able to describe details of family relatives who had passed on without any previous knowledge of any of the individuals she spoke of.

Because this child is extremely psychic, she may have inadvertantly attracted the attention of a malevolent spirit. Some believe that spirits are very sensitive to those with such abilities, and gravitate to them for help or attention. It is also possible that another resident of the same home (who has dabbled in Wiccan or Pagan practices) may have uknowingly opend a doorway for this malevolent spirit to enter the home. Whatever the cause, the child had a frightening encounter with this spirit. For this reason, our team was subsequently contacted to help.

Although our investigation did reveal some interesting phenomena (EVP, ITC, video), we were not able to defintively identify the name of the malevolent spirit person responsible for the frightening encounter. Our original intentions were to:

a) attempt to identify the malevolent spirit
b) banish that spirit from the home
c) cleanse the house and protect it from other malevolent spirits

At the close of our investigation, we conducted a cleansing by burning sage throughout the home and by placing salt in every corner in every room to help prevent any further intrusion of negative spirit energy. Since the investigation, the client has reported that her daughter no longer sees or hears the malevolent spirit. However, she continues to see a “lady in white” whom she believes to be somehow connected to the malevolent spirit. She also continues to have frequent contact with a friendly female child spirit.

Historical research on the property and surrounding area was conducted. That research revealed that in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, many people of Dutch, German, and Irish descent had settled in the area. During our investigation, we captured EVP and ITC (Instrumental TransCommunication) responses with voices which seemed to be of Dutch origin.


When Lori asks the question: “Did you come through a porthole [portal] in here?”, a female spirit responds with a heavy breath and two words, which I believe are spoken in Dutch:
heren pool
Here is the same clip, only filtered a bit.
heren pool 2
And just the response, also filtered:
heren pool 3
The literal translation of the words “heren pool” in Dutch is: “men’s pole”. Weird.
To hear the Google’s version in Dutch, click this link Google Translate and then click on the little speaker. When compared with the EVP, the two sound very similar.

During this same EVP session, I asked whoever was there to come closer. Another heavy breath was the response.
heavy breath
And the filtered version:
heavy breath - filtered

I left an audio recorder running in one room of the house. While no one was in the room, the recorder picked up the sound of someone whistling. I confirmed with the occupant of the room that there were no chimes, alarms, bells or whistles on any devices that would have made this sound.
whistle - filtered

Spirit Box Session:
We heard a male voice say “Hello?” in a foreign accent. (Dutch?)

Hello? - filtered

Paul says “Hello?” and a male spirit asks “Who is it?” Then a female voice says “Anne” [pronounced as Ah-nay]. Anne
This is the Dutch pronunciation of the name Anne. I discovered this by going to Google translate. Compare the sound of the Google Dutch version of the word Anne with the EVP. A striking similarity.

How many spirits?
Lori asks “How many spirits are in this house?” The response, from more than one spirit, was three.
How many spirits?

The Sony HandyCam captured video of three light anomalies. Focus on the left side of the screen when viewing.

Noisy Spirits

December 12th, 2012

December 6, 2012

A recent investigation of a downtown Mount Vernon office building revealed some interesting activity.
All three of us (Paul, Carmen and Lori) were sitting in the same room when we heard the sound of an empty water bottle being moved accross the wooden floor. A nearby digital audio recorder captured the event. This movement happened at the opposite end of the hallway, so we did not see it take place,but we all heard it.. A photo of the bottles was taken (as they were found) after the sound was heard.
Empty water bottles

Later on in the investigation, this sound was captured on our recorders. Not sure what it was, but none of the investigators made that sound.

We decided to use the Ovilus II, an experimental device which contains a list of 2,080 words. Among the words the device emitted was the word mustard. We asked about the possible signifigance of this and we were informed that the walls of one of the offices had indeed been painted a mustard color.

Lori and Paul conducted a flashlight session in the hallway. The flashlights continued to turn on and off during the course of the investigation.

Both flashlights at the same time.

Whistling spirits at Northern State

December 6th, 2011

While on a recent short investigation at the Northern State horse stables building, I captured a response to a request. I was attempting to elicit a response by whistling. I did not hear it at the time. The first clip is the unmodified version. The second is just the response, with noise removed and slightly amplified.

Clip 1

Clip 2

Oddly enough, that same night at about 2:30 AM, Lori and the cat were awoken by the sound of someone whistling. (But at 2:30 AM?) She thought it was coming from outside in the street, so she raised the blinds, looked out, and saw no one there.

Weird….. Perhaps the whistling spirit hitched a ride on the way home from the investigation?

The origin of paranormal phenomena according to David M. Roundtree

November 25th, 2011

“Resonant frequencies and double helixes of electrical fields consisting of positive and negative polarities of energy merging together into vortextual shaped flux loops that form stable foundations of energy in phase with each other around a closed circular orbit may be what the paranormal is all about.”
David M. Roundtree, “Paranormal Technology“, pg. 221


Um…sure Dave. Whatever you say.

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2011



Ghost box session at Northern State farm area.

October 2nd, 2011

Back in September, we invited guest John Ryan to an impromptu investigation of Northern State farm area in Sedro Woolley. In this clip, John introduces himself and at the end, you will hear a voice quickly say “Hey, Johnny!“.

Manresa Castle, Port Townsend, WA, September 5th and 6th, 2011

September 14th, 2011
Manresa Castle

Manressa Castle

Lori and I decided to give ourselves a mini-vacation. We wanted to simply get away for a few days and enjoy ourselves. At the VERY last minute, we decided to take a trip to Port Townsend. We were not dissapointed with our choice. She had all the shopping she could handle (and a LOT MORE than I could handle!), the weather was great, the scenery was great, the food and beer were superb, AND….we had an opportunity to investigate Manresa Castle!

We stayed at the castle for two nights in room 302, the top room (3rd floor) of the turret, to the far right. Our stay there was very relaxing and anjoyable. We will definitely be back!

Room 302, Manresa Castle

Room 302, Manresa Castle

The Investigation: Ghost Box Session
We ran digital audio and video recorders for several hours in room 302. While we are still reviewing evidence of our investigation, so far the most compelling evidence is from our short 15 minute ghost box session. After having no apparent success with just our recorders, we decided to try the ghost box. Almost immediately after the radio was turned on, a spirit asks “How is it different this time, Paul?“.

One of the purported legends of the Castle is that a Jesuit priest hung himself in the attic of the turret, just above room 302. Not being convinced one way or the other of the veracity of this story, I decided to ask the question anyway: “Why did you hang yourself?” There was a response through the radio, but it is not completely clear was is being said. I think there are at least two voices here. “Reggie...We're all just afraid...he's black....because I'm black (undecipherable words)“. Granted, the voices are not very clear and the words are not altogether decipherable, but interesting, nonetheless.

As we continued our ghost box session in room 302, yet more voices came through the radio. This next clip absoltely convinced me that these voices were NOT from a broadcast booth of a radio station, nor were they voices from hotel guests across the hall from us in room 304: the voices absolutely came from the radio. You will hear “Those bastards!...I can't sleep...not with that f*&^ing dog!“. There was no dog barking outside. It was quiet except for the radio. And it’s a hefty fine for profanity over the airwaves…

I wanted a more direct response from whoever might be communicating with us, and I got one. I asked the spirits to say hello to us. The response is a very quick “Hey, Paul.“.

Turrett, Manresa Castle

Turrett, Manresa Castle

Coyote Encounter at Northern State Rec Area

July 31st, 2011

A few nights ago, I visited the Northern State Rec Area for a short investigation. Just as I was leaving, I was startled by the sound of a “coyote” who was VERY close by.

Evelyn’s Tavern: Spirits At The Bar

May 31st, 2011
Evelyn's Tavern

Evelyn’s Tavern












May 16, 2011
We want to sincerely thank Jan and Alex for allowing us to investigate Evelyn’s Tavern, located in Clear Lake, WA.
Spirits (of the non-alcoholic kind ;-)) were present and made themselves known to us via flashlight activity. After review of numerous hours of audio, we also discovered some quite compelling EVP evidence. Just this evening, I discovered these two EVP’s which were captured only on Carmen’s recorder.

1. What’s the order?
During the first 15 minutes of the investigation, the phone at the bar rings. On the fourth ring, a deep male voice shouts “What's the order?“.

After that, there appears to be a whispering voice which quickly says “It's eating time. It's three o'clock.“. I have slowed it down a bit so it is easier to hear. Listen carefully again to the end of the clip above, and then listen to this clip.

Here is a shortened and enhanced version of “What’s the order?” . I have removed the loud phone ringing so it’s easier to hear the voice underneath. There is an initial “whooshing” sound which appears to contain a voice which says “Hey, guys!”. Then you hear a thump, followed by “What’s the order?”. “What's the order?“.

2. I’ll grab some glasses.
As Lori is exiting the restroom, Carmen asks “Anybody wanna party with us?” A response from a female spirit says “I'll grab some glasses.“.

3. KII activity
Carmen asks the spirit “Are you still with us?…Are you on break?” The KII responds.

4. Flashlight activity.
During the investigation, we decided to set out our flashlights just in case the spirits decided to communicate with them. They didn’t disappoint us.

EVP’s with the RT-EVP digital recorder

March 21st, 2011

On the night of March 19th, 2011 (the super “perigee moon” – the biggest in almost 20 years), I visited Union Cemetery (Sedro Woolley) to do an EVP session. This time, I had only the RT-EVP recorder with me, our newest addition to our collection of devices.

While standing on the path in the north section of the cemetery, I thought I heard some voices play back through the recorder, but was uncertain of what what being said. The voices were very faint.

1. At about 21 minutes into the recording session, this sequence of voices is recorded.

The first voice is uncertain. The next voice sounds like a boy shouting “Hi! Let's play!.......HELLO?“.

2. Just 3 minutes later, I was again summoned to play.

Here is the clip, un-filtered and un-enhanced.

Here is the same clip filtered and greatly enhanced.
It is unclear what the first few words are. “Paul.??? Come back???......with us....???....PAUL!.....Come back and play!“.

2. On the way back to the south end of the cemetery, my recorder picked up on this spirit who said to me
Hello there!........Paul?

Here is that same clip, enhanced.
Hello there!........Paul?

Night At The Museum: Act II, February 19, 2011

March 4th, 2011
Sedro Woolley Museum

Sedro Woolley Museum

Ghost Seekers Realm extends a big “Thank you!” to Carolyn and all the Board Members of the Sedro Woolley Museum for allowing us to investigate for a second night, February 19. As always, I was skeptical, but after reviewing several hours of audio we discovered some very compelling evidence.

We captured some very interesting responses during our ghost box session and also captured some EVP’s.

1. This “Hello?” was captured on Lori’s recorder. “Hello!“.

2. During our ghost box session, we began asking for names. This one is quite clear. “Doreen“.

3. The next one occured just about a minute later. Lori asks the spirit to repeat the name and he does so. “Doreen“.

4. At one point during the ghost box session, I asked the spirits to speak their names loudly and clearly. We received a response immediately after i finished speaking. “Ed

5. This “Hello?” sounds as if it has a British accent. It occurred during the ghost box session.

6. Uncertain if the spirits heard her voice, Lori says “Hello?” A female spirit reponds in kind through the radio. “Hi!

7. This ghost box response was not heard until later. A little bit of filtering and enhancement was necessary to hear it well enough. “My name is Howard.

8. Carmen’s digital recorder was sitting on a glass case when this response to my question was captured. I was the only male in the building. I asked “Do you want us to get out again? Do you want us to leave now?” I enhanced the response. I've been meaning to tell you.
Here is just the response, enahanced a bit more. I've been meaning to tell you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
After re-listening to the original audio, I discovered something today that I missed during my initial review. Let’s back up for a minute….
Here is that same secion of audio, only this time, I include a few seconds previous to the above question/response. Immediately after I say “I know there’s someone in here. We heard you tell us “Get out!” the last time.”, there is an immediate response“, which is then followed by the question/response I posted above. This clip is not enhanced in any way.

9. Carmen prompted a response from a military man. Yeah!
Here is just the response, enahanced a bit more. Yeah!

10. A the very start of our ghost box session, even before we began to ask any questions, we were told a name. Doris


So there you have it, a very busy Night At The Museum!

Night At The Museum

February 5th, 2011

Sedro Woolley Museum

Sedro Woolley Museum

A sincere and warm thanks to Carolyn for allowing us to investigate the Sedro Woolley Museum on January 29th. We certainly enjoyed our time there. We learned so much from the tour! Being a history buff, I know I will be going back to learn more about Sedro Woolley’s rich and colorful past.

We captured some very interesting audio and video during our investigation.

1. The first EVP was captured in what is called the “Hospital Room”, where artifacts from Northern State Hospital are kept. You will hear my footsteps, and in between two of my footsteps, you will hear what appears to be a male voice, which sounds as if someone is “groaning“.

2. The next one occured just about two minutes later and sounds very similar to the first. It also sounds as if someone is “groaning“.

3. The third EVP occurred not long after the second. In this clip, you will first hear the second EVP followed by the third. It appears to be saying “Get out!
Turn down your headphones to about 25% for this one. It is a louder version of the “Get out!” portion of the previous clip.

Here are 4 video clips from our short 15 minute mini-mag-lite session in the “Hospital Room”.

1. Mag-lite I

2. Mag-lite II

3. Mag-lite III

4. Mag-lite IV

Double trouble mini-maglite sessions at Northern State farm

October 5th, 2010

An interesting evening was spent at Northern State October 2, 2010. During our investigation of the horse stables, Carmen and I attempted commmunication with the spirits using trigger objects (small infaltable toy ball, pendulum) and other devices (mag-lite flashlights, KII meter). Here are 5 video clips from our short 1 hour investigation that night.

1. Mag-lite I

2. Mag-lite II

3. Mag-lite III

4. Mag-lite in hand I

5. Mag-lite in hand II

More voices from Northern State.

September 20th, 2010

I spent a short evening (about 2 hours) at Northern State farm area on Sept. 11, 2010 and recorded these two voices. My recorders also picked up several distant spirit conversations, but I could not discern what was being said.

1. The first one occured when I asked whoever was there to try again (using the PX box). He responded “I already tried it.” This was recorded on my Sony digital recorder.

2. The second one was excerpted from the radio box session recorded on my Olympus digital recorder. It’s fairly quick, so listen carefully. It says “They left me to rot here.


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September 15th, 2010


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Interesting sessions with the Mini Maglite and Ghost Box

August 26th, 2010

While at Northern State farm buildings the other night (August 24), I decided to experiment with a Mini Maglite. I had heard of the technique, but had never attempted it before and was reluctant to do so because I was skeptical. However, after my first experience with it, I intend to use it more often.

At the beginning of the Mini Maglite session, I instructed anyone present on how to turn on the Mini Maglite. I then made the request to turn it on. I got a response that said:
I already know how to!

After the Mini Maglite session, I conducted a short ghost box session with my Memorex radio and speakers. I made a request: “So the person that was here with me, with the flashlight, can you tell me your name, your full name please?” He responded:
My name is Bankrupt Bill.” So it makes sense that if he is bankrupt, that he might just be desperate enough to steal something (video 5), get arrested for it (video 1), and taken to Northern State Hospital for his actions. My evidence comfirms it for me. I was talking with “Bankrupt Bill” from Northern State that night.

During the ghost box session I also asked the question: “What did you steal?” He responded with
(unknown)...It was a bad robbery.

Watch these videos and let me know what you think.

Note: There is no electricity in any of the farm buildings at Northern State.

1. Arrested

2. Felt Bad

3. Harm

4. Kept Inside

5. Caught Stealing

6. Still There?

Wellington: August 6, 2010

August 9th, 2010

I made another trip to Wellington, WA on August 6, 2010. I was there for the entire day and well into the night. In the evening, I met up with Bert and Jayme of NWPIA, Tom and Jami of BGH, Scott of ParaWa and others. Although I did not have any personal experiences with the paranomal that night, it was great to meet with all of them and to learn more new things about investigating.

Earlier in the day, I was conducting several EVP sessions in the snow shed. Durinng one particular session, I picked up the voice of “a child singing or humming.“. I did not hear this at the time it happened.

A reveiw of the recording of a ghost box session I made ealier in the day revealed three interesting voices.

1. Just 46 seconds into the ghost box session, a voice says “Grandpa. It's Albert.“. Among the dead of the Wellington disaster were two people with the name Albert: Albert Boles and Albert G. Mahler.

2. Another one says “Paul. Listen. It's me, (Ben?).“. Among the dead of the Wellington disaster were two people with the name Ben or Benjamin: Benjamin G. Thompson, and Benjamin F. Jarnagan, 31, engineer.

3. The third ghost box voice was a direct response to my request. I said “If you can hear my voice, tell me what color the chair is that I am sitting in.” The immediate response: “It's blue.“. I was in fact sitting in a blue folding chair.

Fear of dying…

July 26th, 2010

July 24/25 at Northern State
In this conversation, one spirit expresses her/his fear of dying when one spirit asks: “What is it?” The second spirit immediately responds: “I don't wanna die!“.

Spirits poking fun at me at Northern State farm area

July 26th, 2010

I captured these and several other voices on my recorder while at Northern State farm area the other night (July 24/25). I was standing perfectly still, out in the open in between the farm buildings, when two spirits chime in: “'(1st spirit) What happened, Paul? You're quiet....(2nd spirit) You don't have to do ANYTHING to be crazy.“. I couldn’t agree more. In fact, aren’t we all just a little bit crazy?

Another Wellington ghost box EVP…

July 18th, 2010

While re-listening to the ‘ghost box’ audio files from my first Wellington visit (June 18, 2010), I discovered another interesting EVP. It sounds like a female voice singing
'You promised me, did you not?' then a male voice says 'Yes!'“.

Wellington Avalanche Disaster, March 1, 1910.

June 21st, 2010

June 18, 2010
It was my first visit to the site of the March 1, 1910 Wellington (now Tye) train disaster in which 96 or more people died. There I met up with Bert and Jayme Coates of NWPIA. They have made many investigations of this location and are very well versed in the history and events which transpired there. They were kind in sharing their paranormal experiences. One of their experiences involved the sighting of an apparition which had no face, hence the nick-name “no-face”. On the evening of June 18, 2010 they allowed me to record their “ghost box” session, in which two very interesting voices were captured on my digital recorder. When I finally realized what was being said in this first one, it shocked me to my bones.
Henry, I feel like I've lost my face.

Wellington Avalanche

By Allan Hirsch

New EVP from Northern State Rec Area

February 20th, 2010

I captured this EVP last night from one of the buildings at Northern State Recreation Area. The voice seems to be saying “Hello?............No more hot baths!

Given the above, it is evident that hot baths may have been used as a treatment for some at the Northern State Hospital.

Stomping sound at Northern State Recreation Area

February 4th, 2010

January 29, 2010
While in one of the buildings at Northern State Recreation Area, our digital voice recorder picked up the sound of a person “stomping” his/her foot on the floor. It wasn’t Lori, and I know it wasn’t me…

Northern State Recreation Area light anomalies

January 26th, 2010

January 22, 2010

Our first video recording with night vision at Northern State Recreation Area provided interesting results.
Have a look at these light anomalies we captured in one of the buildings.
Orb 1:
Focus on the “W” in the word Wait, then notice a quick flash of light that quickly moves downward and disappears.

Orb 2:

Orb 3:

Orb 4:

John, I’ll miss Andrew.

January 20th, 2010

This spirit at Union Cemetery in Sedro Wooley today (Jan. 20, 2010) certainly made itself known to us in this clearest EVP we have recorded to date: “John, I'll miss Andrew.“. No modifications were done to this clip.

“It’s Caroline”

January 20th, 2010

While at Union Cemetery in Sedro Woolley today, Lori was commenting about a new, small grave that was recently dug. It was located just behind where we parked, near the tall trees. Lori commented that it wasn’t there the last time were were there. At the same time, a little girl’s voice says “It's Caroline.“. It will be interesting to see the name on the headstone once it is placed…

Spirit asking for help at Union Cemetery

December 11th, 2009

Another visit to Union Cemetery provided this EVP of a
spirit asking for help“.

My name is whispered in Union Cemetery…

December 8th, 2009

While walking towards the gravesite of Phillip A. Woolley in Union Cemetery (Sedro Woolley) today, unbeknownst to me, I recorded a spirit “whispering my name“.

More EVPs from Union Cemetery

December 3rd, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I had picked up two EVPs (one right after the other) while visiting Union Cemetery in Sedro Woolley today. I think the first one says “Sumner“.
I later confirmed that there are gravesites with that surname in Union Cemetery.

Then next EVP was immediately after the one above. It sounds like someone is saying “little trapper

Unhappy spirit at Union Cemetery….

November 27th, 2009

We visited Union Cemetery (Sedro Woolley) today and encountered a spirit who was apparently not very happy with us being there. This EVP is proof of that. “Get out of here!” To respect his wishes, we left shortly after our recording session.

Who is Billy Norg? Billie/Billy/Nork?

November 21st, 2009

Lori and I made another visit to Union Cemetery in Sedro Woolley today. We were feeling a bit cold due to the wind, but that didn’t seem to make any difference to the spirit we captured on our digital audio recorder. This person whispered a name to us. It sounds like “Billy Norg or Billy Nork“. Do you know who this person is?

EVP and sound frequencies

November 18th, 2009

After listening to and experimenting with several of my EVPs with Adobe Soundbooth 2.0, I have come to the conclusion that there really is no particular range of sound frequency that spirits use to commmunicate with the living. All they are doing is trying to communicate when you ask them to. They could care less about any particular frequency. They just want to respond. And whatever amount of energy they feel that they need to accomplish that response is what they will use. It is my belief that the amount of energy that is used to elicit the response is what will have an impact on what frequency the response will ultimately manifest itself in. The frequency is merely a catalyst for the response.

Mount Vernon Cemetery Mausoleum

November 15th, 2009

On October 30, Lori and I visited the Mount Vernon Cemetery mausoleum. Only Lori had a digital voice recorder, but we captured a spirit whispering my name. It happened in direct response to my request, about 9 seconds into the clip.

Union Cemetery, Sedro Woolley, WA

November 14th, 2009

Our first EVP session at Sedro Woolley’s Union Cemetery provided a clear indication to us that there are spirits from the other side who are willing to communicate with us. Listen to this “hello” from an unidentified spirit.

I think this EVP was from a person named John. We found a simple headstone in that cemetery that simply read “Dear John, From Konrad”. In the recording, I asked “Talk to us, John?” He responded with a “hello!“.

More EVPs from Northern State Recreation Area

November 2nd, 2009

I took another walk yesterday at the Northern State farm buildings and brought my new Trifield meter and my digital voice recorder. I saw no fluctuation at all in the Trifield meter, however, I did record two interesting EVPs. Have you ever intentionally breathed on a pair of glasses to fog them up so you can clean them with a soft cloth? The first EVP sounded just like that heavy breath

You can hear it just before the sound of the croaking tree frog. The second EVP was of someone yelling “hey! “, very similar to an EVP recorded in September.

Another voice at Northern State Recreation Area

October 11th, 2009

Once again, I returned to Northern State Recreation Area on October 5, 2009. This time I was standing in the burned out portion of one of the buildings and unknowingly captured this EVP. It sounds like a little girl humming or saying something Turn up the volume to hear it. Let me know what you think.

Old man Pete?

October 2nd, 2009

During our last visit to Northern State Recreation Area, we may have captured an EVP of a residual spirit making a comment about someone called “old man Pete”. The voice seems to be saying: “Old man Pete, he didn't do it!

Upon a little further investigation on the web, I was a bit startled to discover that there was a man by the name of Pete Beletsky who was a patient at the Northern State Hospital and he worked in the laundry and the bakery. After his release from the hospital, since he had nowhere to live, he asked adjacent property owners if he could live on a small part of their property and they granted him permission. The part of the property he lived on consisted of a large, hollowed out tree stump. He apparently lived there for some time. He died at the age of 39 (not old by anyone’s standards). Interesting…

Nov. 4, 2009

I just found another possibility for the identity of this “old man Pete”. This person was 71 when he died, so it makes sense that he may have been called “old man Pete” when he was still alive.

TOLONAN, PETE — Born December 2, 1874, Finland. Died Nov. 26, 1945, Northern State Hospital, Sedro-Woolley, Wash. Usual residence Seattle, Wash. Cause of death: cerebral arteriosclerosis. Widower. Logger. Father: Christian Tolonan (b. Finland). Mother: Annie (b. Finland). Cremation Nov. 28, 1945, Northern State Hospital, Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

Source: “Death Certificates of Finns in Skagit County, Washington, 1908-1947”

Northern State: Revisited

September 21st, 2009

I returned to the Northern State Recreation Area yesterday (Sept 20) but this time I brought a fellow investigator with me. We visited the Northern State Hospital Cemetery and tried doing some EVP work there. Although we did not end up capturing any EVPs at the cemetery, my fellow investigator (who is empathic) picked up on a name: Cathleen Anderson. My co-investigator said this person said she was arrested and brought to the hospital and that she wasn’t crazy, that she just wanted to go home. I’m going to follow up on this name to see if she was one of the patients at the hospital.
Follow-up Sept 21: Correspondence with a previous employee of the hospital could not confirm that this person was a patient. However he did say that it doesn’t rule out the posibility that she was, since the census of the hospital may have been incomplete at the time it was taken.

We also spent some time walking through the old farm buildings doing EVP work. We spent only about an hour and a half total time there. To our surpise, after returning home and listening to our EVP sessions, we discovered an EVP on the recorder. It sounds like a person shouting “Hey!”.  Have a listen: Hey!

Northern State Recreation Area and Hospital Cemetery

September 8th, 2009

I recently visited the Northern State Recreation Area and Hospital Cemetery. I took a few photos and tried doing some EVP work. Unfortunately, the photography turned out much better than my EVP recordings. Not a thing on my DVR, but the photos were cool. What a creepy place! I’ll try again another time.
Anyone have any success with EVP’s at this location?


My first EVP recording at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, WA

September 8th, 2009

I was so excited when I discovered that I had captured an EVP! Ok, I know it’s not the best recording and a bit difficult to hear, but its there! Two voices are in this recording. The first one says “I can hear you, Paul.” The second voice is a whisper that says “Talk to me.” Please listen carefully. You may need to increase the volume to hear it. I can hear you Paul. Talk to me.