An overview of some cases that Shoveltown Investigations have conducted.
In October, Shoveltown Investigations had the opportunity to investigate an apartment in Maine. The client was experiencing noises, sensations, sightings. The main siting was of a little kid in the kitchen peering into them in the main living room as well as the feeling of being watch in the bedroom on the upper floor. Shoveltown went in and did an EMF sweep and found the levels to be off the charts in the bedroom especially around the electrical outlets. The house was built back in the late 1800's and it doesn't appear much work had been done since the electrical system was added. Our assumption is that the high EMF's were coming from uninstalled wiring causing a "fear cage" in the upper bedroom. The high EMF levels are known to cause hallucinations, feelings of being watched, and overall creepy feelings as well as headaches, and other illnesses. We had some equipment failures in that room as well. This is part of what the clients had been experiencing in that area. We did get some activity in the lower level as well, but the EMF readings were less in that area, but still higher near electrical outlets. Some shadow play and one recording had a strange scream, for lack of a better word, that couldn't be explained. Frank picked up on a few things and drew a dog that upon showing to the client, they said they used to have a dog that looked just like that one and they were very attached to him before his passing.
Recently we decided to do an investigation of the Mt. Hope Cemetery in North Attleboro, MA. This is the cemetery that is known in the area because of the “Dancing Jesus” statue (See picture above). It’s a great trick of the eye, when you look at the statue, the arms appear to be moving like he’s doing a funky dance. It’s really a cool thing to see! Mt. Hope is so much more than a fun Jesus statue that dances though! There is a lot of activity throughout the large cemetery. Each of us had some sort of experience ranging from voices, full body apparitions, shadow figures, etc.
My personal experiences while there started as soon as we rounded the corner into the cemetery! There was a crypt with a wooden green door that I swore there was a statue in front of. Something kept pulling my attention back to that area and I felt like I was being beckoned over, so I walked over there and there was no statue! Just a walkway and an old green wooden door. The energy in this cemetery is immense in the older sections that we first came across! As we walked through there were certain headstones that called to me that I had to go stand by. One was just at the edge of the branches of a big tree. As I stood there looking at the stones around the tree, I saw someone peek out from the other side of the tree. All the team members were behind me at the time and no one else was there, so I don’t know what that was all about!. We then walked over to one side of the cemetery heading towards trying to find the old keepers house (which we never found) and again I was called over to the edge of the cemetery. This time I didn’t like the feeling I got over there so I promptly left that area. We walked around some more, checked out the newer area of the cemetery after not finding the house we were looking for or a way to get to the other part of the cemetery. Could see the headstones through the trees, just no way to get to them! I’m going back during the day to see if I can find out how to get there! While walking back through the older section I saw a full body apparition walking directly in front of Frank! Amazing stuff, wish my camera was on and could have caught it but I were having camera issues. Once we go through our photos and evp recording sessions, we’ll post some pictures to the evidence page, if anything shows up.
*If you ever want to investigate a public place, please make sure you get permission, let someone know where you will be, and please be respectful of the area you are in! Saw 2 tipped over headstones in the newer section! It costs people money to fix and can be very upsetting to the family. *
by Barbara Cafarelli
We were psyched to have the opportunity to investigate the USS Salem at the Karen Tatro event. It did not disappoint!
We first investigated the “burn unit” and surrounding areas. This area was active. There were some personal experiences by each of the team members in this area. We set out the REM pod and did get some interaction with what we believe was a young boy. There was lots of noises and voices in this area. A very heavy feeling in this area still all these years later.
Next we went to an area behind one of the galleys. Ross and Barb got to try out the GhostArk, but nothing happened. It was cool to check it out though!
Finally we went to the Barber Shop. This was again a very active area. Frank had been getting some information throughout the evening that was validated in the barber shop! We had hits on the REM Pod and strong answers from the dowsing rods. Frank’s information about the Barber and his son were validated with asking questions to the dowsing rods.
As we were leaving we took a picture of the team at the insignia of the boat and upon reviewing it, we saw some purple lights near Ross in one of the pictures and then another picture of the boat from the dock shows all kinds of weird anomalies in one picture but the one before and after were fine. Don't know what caused either of these light anomalies but they make some pretty cool pictures!
A big thank you to Karen Tatro and RTS Paranormal Investigations and Tim Weisburg!
By Barbara Cafarelli
Shoveltown Investigations performed an investigation at a private residence in East Bridgewater the beginning of May. There were reports of pictures being moved, lights turning on on their own, missing items that turn up in unexpected locations. The client asked us to come do an investigation so that she could confirm what is happening.
Before we went to the house, we did some research and found that the house is newer and only had one other owner. The property is on old farm land that was recently developed.
The beginning of the investigation, we walked the house inside and out to check for any noticable items that could be of concern. The house was in great condition and had a great vibe!
During the investigation we used still and video cameras both standard and I.R., digital recorders, the GhostPro EMF detector, REM Pod and dowsing rods.
We had lots of activity with the REM pod and activity with the dowsing rods. It sounded like the REM pod was using Morse Code (we’re still working on getting that analyzed!). We found out the client’s father-in-law was in the military, so maybe…..jury is still out on this one….
After reviewing the photos, there was nothing definitive but some possible orbs. The video is still being reviewed for the morse code issue. The audio recordings did provide a couple of EVPs. The client listened to them and the first one was a “woo-hoo” which the client said their mother used to say all the time. Another was some mumbling that we have yet to figure out.
By Barbara Cafarelli
Each case study will be written by one of the Shoveltown Investigations team members