17, 2018 8:00
PM – 11:00PM
particular visit, the PPA was requested to join the Marywood University
Communications students who were working on a TV project for the
University TV channel about how to conduct a paranormal investigation.
Location Status: Two
story building containing the Houdini Museum
Reported Activity: This
museum has been rumored to be haunted for many years. Along with public
visits for historical tours centering around Houdini, the staff hold
seances in the museum for entertainment and magic show events for
children's birthday parties. Objects have been reported to move in the
museum, people report being touched, doors opening and shutting and
pictures frequently falling off the walls when securley attached.
EMF gauge (4)
REM Pod (3)
Motion Sensor (3)
X-Rays: Normal Geomagnetic
Phase: 58% of full – First Quarter Atmospheric
Conditions: Partly Clowdy
Marywood production staff present and running audio/video recorders
ANALYSIS: A handheld camcorder in the main
museum room captured a stand holding many pendulums for sale
sitting on a table vigorously shaking. The table had been
observed shaking by Mark about an hour and a half earlier prior to the
start of the physical investigation. After the investigation
started, at one point, Mark had asked if anyone had bumped into the
table or had shaken the table, to do it again. The stand began to shake
about 2 minutes later.
evidence captured on audio at the time of the investigation
evidential value were discovered.
(Electro-Magnetic Field): Standard
readings were taken throughout the building with expected spikes near
appliances. At one point in the investigation, an
EMF meter began to show intermittent spikes from an unknown source. A
second EMF meter was used and showed a significant spike to 4.3mg
and then stopped. Several minutes later the rack on the table in the
same room began to shake.
Feelings / Personal Experiences: Kelly
While sitting in a chair in the main room of the museum, Kelly stated
it felt like someone had just sat down on her lap. One of the owners
sitting next to Kelly later reported feeling a very cold area surround
that he heard a voice in the main room of the museum before the start
of the physical investigation as he was setting up monitoring equipment.
the investigation on this
particular date, investigators were able to document a moving object in
the main room of the museum after an earlier obervation of the same.
The movement came upon request. Additional personal experiences were
observed and three motion activated lights that were placed in sequence
at one end of the main room where pictures fall off the walls seemingly
had the batteries go dead in each sensor. The batteries were removed
and placed right back into the sensors for verification of property
contact and the sensors still remained non-functional. A few minutes
later, all three motion lights began working again.
on the activity occuring, there does seem to be a level of paranormal
activity occuring at the Houdini Museum. Some responsive which would
indicate a haunting may be taking place. No psychic medium was present
during this investigation but the PPA plans on following-up with a more
official investigation to try and establish the cause of activity.