MIDWEST PRETERNATURAL RESEARCH/KETTLE MORAINE
PARANORMAL CO-INVESTIGATION REPORT
Date Of Investigation: Saturday, May 3rd,
Site: Elsing's Second Hand Shop, Stoughton, WI
Investigators Present: Amanda S and Matt S
(Midwest Preternatural Research), Michael O, Dave S, Mike H, and Kellie W
(Kettle Moraine Paranormal Investigations)
Clients/Visitors Present: Client (V)
Trifield Standard EMF Meter,
CellSensor EMF Meter, Digital Cameras, Dual Infrared Non-Contact
Thermometer/Air Probe Thermometer, Sony Handycam Camcorder,
Digital Voice Recorders, Motion
Report written by:
This was Matt's third time
investigating this site. You can read about the other two visits here and here.
Investigation: We arrived at about 6:30PM, and V gave everyone a walk
through of the building. Since Matt had been here before, we didn't take
baseline EMF readings again. After the walk through, we decided to split up into
two groups. Matt, Amanda, Kellie, and V were in one group together, and Michael,
Mike, and Dave were in the other group. Matt put motion detectors in the
Furniture Room downstairs, in one of the aisles in the Tool Room, and one at the
top of the basement stairs. Video cameras were set in the Tool Room in the same
aisle as the motion detector and in the furniture room. We got started at about
Each group took a floor and we rotated about every half hour,
hitting on the spots where activity was reported. We took some EMF readings,
pictures, and asked EVP questions. At about 10:30PM, V left the building to let
us split up into groups of two and spread out. Amanda and Matt were together,
Michael and Kellie, and Mike and Dave. We wrapped up our investigation at about
When Amanda, Matt, Kellie, and V were doing their first EVP circle in the
Furniture Room in the basement, Kellie and V heard what they said sounded like a
bead or something bounce across the floor. They turned on their flash lights to
see what it might have been, but could not find anything.
Then when the same group was on the main
floor doing an EVP circle in the Tool Room (we each sat in one of the aisles,
and V sat in the Toy Room which was right next to it), we heard something move
on a shelf. Everybody asked each other if they had made the sound, and nobody
had. We pinpointed the sound to being in the aisle that Kellie was sitting in.
We looked around but nothing seemed to be out of place. However, it could also
have just been something on the shelf settling.
Later, after V had left and everybody was in
their small groups, Kellie was in the hallway in the basement, between the Book
Room and the Holiday Room, when she says she heard that noise again that sounded
like a bead bouncing along the floor. She looked and could not find anything on
When Matt and Amanda were upstairs alone on the third floor, Matt tried
provoking the spirits and then we heard some static on the walkie talkie. We
radioed the others to see if it was them and they said no. However, it could
easily have just been someone in the neighborhood playing with a walkie talkie.
When analyzing his video at home, Michael said
he heard some noises on his video camera that he had set up in the Furniture
Room, however the same sound reoccurs periodically so he thinks they're probably
just noises from us or the camera.
Analysis: All in all it was a quiet night. We wouldn't call anything we
heard or experienced paranormal. However, the previous two investigations and
all the experiences documented by other groups already lead us to believe that
this site has potential for paranormal activity, and we'd love to come back
again if the client permits.