Investigation at the Oppertshauser House and Multicultural Center
Stony Plain, Alberta
October 30, 2010
Class M flare - 10%
Sunspot activity number 24
Moon Phase - last quarter
were greeted by Robin Lillywhite, communications for the Multicultural
Center. We were then taken into the lower floor main dining room
of the Multicultural Center (MC) so I could conduct a question and
answer session with some of the staff members.
Some of the reported
incidences in the MC included reports of cold spots, chairs being
moved, mans face in the window, and an old lady being seen in period
While I was talking to some of the staff after the presentation, the following photos were taken:
you can see in the first one, there is a glare on the chair, and in the
second one, there what appears to be a strange shaped 'orb' above the
table. Team member Brian Anderson-Buchner after seeing these
photos, conducted some experiments with the same type of jacket with
reflective patches on it at his work, and came up with photos that had
very similar effects, so we have to state the above photos are because
of the jacket.
The team them split up and started taking readings.
Team one, consisted of Brian A, Les, and myself as team lead
(with some staff members). Team Two had three members headed by
Brian Nowlan (who also had some staff members with him)..
Team one, went to the Oppertshauser House, while team two stayed at the MC and conducted evp work in the restauraunt .Team one at the Oppertshauser House
(the photo is due to a someone having a smoke break)Robin took team one over the the OH and relayed some of the reported incidences. This
included reported smells of tobacco smoke and perfume in the upstairs
offices, and a spirit nicknamed 'George' moving things and making
Photos of some of the antiques in the OHBrian
A and I decided to go upstairs to the room where there had been a
suicide many years ago. There was a microwave plugged in, plus
this room is now an office with a photo copier, so it was important to
get 'regular' base line readings from this equipment. Les took the staff members with us downstairs to conduct an EVP session.
I am setting up the locked off Night Vision towards the closet where
the suicide happened, and where Brian and I would be conducting our EVP
Jessica came in for a moment, and noted how the
'air' in the room seemed pretty heavy, this is before she knew about
the suicide. She helped us take some readings, then she returned
to group 2 who were over the the restaraunt part of the MC.
lights were then turned off in the house so both groups in team A could
conduct their EVP experiments. I sat on the floor as Brian A
stood up, and we began asking out questions. I then noticed a
draft shot out at me, then realized it was one of the old registers
that is set in the wall (not on the floor). We had some reaction
with the EMF meter to some of the questions we were asking out, but
nothing too extreme. I then went over to the closet where the
person had hung himself so many years ago, and started taking more EMF
readings. The meter went up when I put it against the door.
I double checked to make sure it wasn't the water cooler next to
it (the reading went down towards the cooler). I then went inside
to make sure it wasn't a wiring problem, same thing, the reading went
down. It seemed to centeralize on the door.
Intersting note to
this, when talking with Robin later, we knew that someone had died in
that room, but didn't know how. Robin explained to us that they
had hung themselves on the door of that closet.
was downstairs with the staff members asking out questions, and there
was no response with the K2. They then went into the entry area
where there is the gift shop, and tried the EVP experiment there.
the giftshop, there are scented candles, and various other items with
perfumes in them. I noticed that when the heating came on in the
house, that the smell did appear on the upper floor in the office.
I had worked as a sheet metal working with my father (who was one
for over 50 years), and came to the realization that the 'smell of
tobacco and cologne' was due to the intake of the furnace distributing
the smells of the giftshop to the upper floors. And with all the
wood in the house as well, those smells can absorb themselves into the
wood, and when it warms up, can be released.
After about 30
minutes of EVP and EMF work, I decided to go over to the MC to get team
2 - so we could exchange places. When I went into the
restauraunt, there was no one there. Team 2 had gone over to the
cabin and were conducting EVP experiments in there. I grabbed
Brenda and Brian N and said it was time to switch location. I
decided to set up Team 1 in the cabin, and send team 2 over to the OH.
Cabin is connected to the MC, and is full of antiques and other various
historical items. I set up the Night Vision camera in front of
the long bench in front of the wall (where most of us were sitting).
Brian A sat in front of the camera,
photo, Les along the long bench, you can see at the right where the NV
camera was set up (he is holding one of the audio recorders) - 2nd
photo - shows where Brian A was sitting.
I turned on the camera
and turned around to grab one of the digital recorders, when I heard
the Night Vision camera zoom in on Brian. I quickly turned
around, no one was around it - I checked through the view, and sure
enough it had zoomed in on him. This older version of a Sony
handicam, does not have the capability to zoom in on its own.
There is an actual button you have to pull up or down on the
side. I found this quite odd. I zoomed the camera (which
was on record), out again and proceeded to set up.
I then told
Les to grab the extension cord, I was going to plug in the Night Vision
camera to make sure that the 'juice' in the battery did not run out.
Les had an audio recorder, and I set the other one on the table
in the cabin behind the piano (see above picture).
lights out, when I sat behind the video camera (which was set 4 feet in
front of me) - the camera zoomed in again on Brian by itself - this
time I not only heard it - I saw it through the viewfinder screen.
I got up and checked it to make sure it was on record and then we
turned the lights off and conducted our EVP work.
We were asking
out for the 'old lady', and for the man to show his face. We
stayed in there for quite a while, we didn't have anything really
registering on the EMF or the K2. I then decided to leave Brian A
in there alone with the one audio recorder and camera (seeing as it
seemed to zoom in on him) to see if he could get any reaction alone.
The rest of us went for a break outside.
Some of the staff
had decided to go home, so I sent Brenda upstairs in the MC with Jess,
and Brian N back over to the OH alone to the upper room to see if a
lone being in the house could 'stir things up'.
After about 20
minutes, I got Brian A, and sent Brenda and Jess into one of the other
rooms in the MC, while Les, Brian A and I went to the upstairs where
the library and displays are. Brian A said there was a bit on the
EMF, but again nothing to really say there was something in there with
It was hard to take the EMF upstairs, due to the display
cases and the light fixtures within them, so we couldn't get any real
good readings. We left Les upstairs while Brian and I went
downstairs to set up the night vision in the other diningroom where
there have been reported incidences of chairs moving on their own.
I set up the Nigh Vision secured to the tripod at the one side so
I could get a good view of the room.
Tripod was set up in the corner by the locked door and counter.
A and I then started moving the chairs out of place, because there have
been reports of 'something' there not liking it when they are moved.
After about 5 minutes of setting up the camera, I heard a crash
behind me. I looked to see the tripod, still locked in place,
laying on the floor with my camera still secured to it. Brian and
I ran over, and after I finished panicking (just noticed the cover of
the light was broken off), inspected the tripod. The legs were
still locked in place, and the floor was even where I put it. I
decided to not take a chance with the night vision, and set up the
digital camera on the tripod (which also takes video). Brian and
I then went outside for 10 minutes and let the digital record.
this time most of the staff were gone, so I gathered up Brian A, Brian
N, Brenda and Jess so we could go back into the dining room so we could
do one last EVP/EMF experiment. This time, instead of the night
vision being on the tripod, I decided it was best if I held it.
sat in the far corner of the room while Brenda, Brian N, and Jess sat
around a table on the other side. I sat in a chair beside where
the tripod was initially set up. We shut the lights off and
performed our experiments. We were asking out to the old lady,
the man that was seen, to anything that might be in the MC. After
a while, I decided we should try the 'antagonizing ploy'. This is
when a team hurls insults and other negative things to whatever might
be present, just to see if we can get a response. I handed the
camera to Jess, and I got up and started shouting out
When I said 'If we don't get a response, I am going
back saying you don't exist, and no one will believe in you and come
here anymore to pay you attention' - something behind me fell. In
the video you can see I am standing about 5 feet in front of where the
sound occurred, and there is no one else around. I grabbed a
flashlight off of Brian A, and didn't see anything out of place, but
this was picked up on video, but unfortunately we didn't capture what
might have made the noise.
I started the 'insulting' again, and
the emf that Brian A was holding was starting to get some responses.
Les soon joined us, and we conducted the experiment for about 40
minutes. We then decided to wrap up after the EMF died down, and
call it a night. We gathered all the equipment and thanked Robin
again for inviting us out.
really showed up on the actual digital photographs, except for the two
photos shown earlier where after an experiment by Brian A, was shown to
Video: There was one part in the OH where
Brian A and I were conducting an experiment upstairs, there is the
sound of a door shutting. This was not Les and the staff
downstairs, it was upstairs. You can see my head clearly in the
video, and at the moment of the sound, I have no reaction. If we
would have heard this with our own ears, Brian A and I would have
shouted out downstairs if they went outside, or we would have went
running out of the room to investigate. The audio also picked up
this shut of the door (more clearly), and it is definately coming from
upstairs (Brian A and I were the only ones up there).
Brian N and Brenda noted they didn't capture anything on their cameras or audio
I went to review the video of the cabin, excited to see the zooming in
part on Brian A, to my surprise, nothing recorded. I went through
it, and there was nothing on tape, yet the video was recording (the red
light is clearly visible, even in the dark). I have had this
camera for over 6 years now, and there is no way that I could have set
it up wrong (even I though it could be due to human error). I
then decided to review the recordings on both audio recorders - and
again, nothing. Both recorders were going, in fact the one there
was no one around it after it was turned on and recording (again, red
light). And the question comes about did both recorders get
'paused' somehow. On the recorder Les had, you have to hold the
button down for 20 seconds to shut it off, and if it pauses, the light
turns blue. The other one, if its paused, the red light starts
After seeing this, I thought that the camera might
have something wrong with it - but yet, there is video footage of the
last of the EVP/EMF session, and including the camera falling.
Upon review of the camera falling, (which I will be posting
soon), the camera starts to go over, then it looks like it is actually
'hit' and goes in the opposite direction. Before it falls, you
can see Brian A and I in the mirror on the opposite wall, so you can
account where we were when this happened. Les experimented with
the tripod afterwards, and even the physics of the camera weight on the
tripod, distributed evenly, there isn't a reason why it would fall on
its own. Again, the legs were still locked in place, and the
camera was secured on top. And the motion recorded as it fell, of
it seemingly actually getting hit (you can even hear it), stumps us at
So is the OH and MC in Stony haunted? At this
point we cannot say we have the evidence to back it up. We are
hoping to go back soon and conduct another investigation with some new
equipment and techniques
, but this time I will be bringing duct tape with me and keeping a closer eye on the Video Cameras!
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