Private Investigation: Augusta, GA

Claims:

The family in this house claimed to see full body apparitions of a young boy and an old man, doors opening and closing on their own, physical attacks, hearing voices and hearing a radio playing during the night.

Findings:

The first team in was Chris, Victoria and Jeannie. The EMF base readings were 0.2-0.3. However, the ceiling fan in the children’s room went from 0-190. In the den, Chris’ head lamp turned off on its own and would not turn back on for a few minutes. This was followed by a thump and footsteps running from the couch (where Chris, Victoria and Jeannie were sitting) to the master bedroom. Before the thump and footsteps, Victoria reported feeling uneasy, as if the team was being watched. This was heard by all 3 team members, but was not captured on the digital recorders or camera. In the master bedroom, Jeannie reported feeling nauseous. The air conditioner unit in the master bedroom gave off an EMF reading of 16-20, which could have contributed to the feeling. One of the flashlights our team had taped to the refrigerator flashed on then off once. The second team in was Philip and Crista. Crista stood behind the couch in the den and upon walking around the corner of the couch back towards the seating area, heard a man’s raspy voice exhaling. Further investigation on audio/video recorder revealed no evidence of mans voice, but on the audio you can hear a bump/slide of something before Crista commented on the phenomena. An EVP was captured during the initial interview saying “leave us alone”. This was the only evidence captured during the investigation.

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Private Residence: Fitzgerald, GA

Claims:

The owner of this location has been experiencing paranormal activity for around 30 years. The claims include black shadow figures, appartions, balls of light going through walls, hearing footsteps when nobody is home or awake, doors opening and doorknobs rattling violently.

Findings:

Philip, Jason and Crista were the first team in. Upon first walk through, EMF base readings were at .02-.03. Around 10 P.M, while in the master bedroom, they heard a loud band which seemed to come from the bathroom. Nothing was found upon investigating where the sound came from. While in the living room doing an EVP session, Crista felt a breath on the back of her neck. When looking for a source of the breath, nothing was found. While in the kitchen, Jason was sitting in a chair and reported seeing a shadow figure block out the light from the living room window. While in the living room, all 3 members reported hearing tapping between the master bedroom and master bathroom. They could find no explanation for the tapping noise. Philip reports that while walking toward the master bedroom door from the dining room, the door suddenly and swiftly opened. They also heard a sigh in the dining room that seemed to come from the kitchen. Also, the team experienced floor vibrations in the front bedroom. When in the same room, there was an EMF spike to a 5 in the closet. The location has no electricity. The second team in was Victoria, Tish, and Shana. During an EVP session, Victoria reported feeling a breath on her neck while in the same location as Crista at the time of the incident. During the same EVP session, Shana heard a moan in her ear. Shortly after, the flashlight flickered on and off when it was sitting on the table. Victoria asked if it had a message to be passed on and the flashlight flickered in response. The next team in was Chris, Crista, and Philip. While filming their EVP session, Philip reported feeling a breath on his neck. The team attempted to debunk the EMF spike, but could not recreate the spike in any way. After reviewing evidence, the team found several EVPs that include thumping, loud bands, murmuring while team members are talking, dragging and then whispering, breathing/laughter into the microphone and a whisper that sounds like it is saying “get out”. On video we caught a black shadow figure that appears in front of the kitchen door. After the shadow disappears, the curtains by the door move directly afterwards. We also found a transparent ball of light that moves from the bottom corner of the screen towards the ceiling.

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Investigation: Jail in GA

Claims:

Those who work in the jail (now an office) have heard footsteps on the second floor when no one is up there and some have seen a man in the window at night after everyone has left. Heavy doors have also shut or moved on their own.

Findings:

We had a few personal experiences. One of which included several team members hearing old country music when there was no radio or other device playing music. Chris reported smelling heavy cigar smoke in the office. Upon reviewing the recorders we found a male voice that seemed residual and not responsive to the questions we asked. Philip was stroked on the neck and at the same time a loud moan was captured on the audio of our handheld camera. The County Historian has given us a picture of a female face in the window of the jail taken after our investigation, this picture can be seen on the Evidence section of our site.

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Hospital: South Georgia

Claims:

Over the years, many people have reported seeing a female nurse walk the halls. They have also heard noises such as such as typewriters, and doors opening and closing when no one was around. They have also experienced extreme paranoia in certain areas of the hospital.

Findings:

During set-up, while taping down cords, a door handle in front of the investigators rattled and then the door opened on its own. During the first 20 minutes of the investigation, the team began asking questions addressed to the nurse people had seen. In response to their questions, a female replied with “I want you.” During the last 30 minutes of the investigation, a female investigator said that it felt weird in the hall she was standing in. At this time, a male voice was captured on our recorder saying “right here.” We also have a picture of the nurse on our Evidence page.

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Vitos: Valdosta, GA

Claims:

Vitos has been a local legend in the Valdosta area for many years. People claim to have seen chairs thrown, voices heard and there have been occasional sightings of the former owner.

Findings:

Due to past abuse by other paranormal groups, we would like to thank the owner of Vitos for allowing us to investigate. We had one EVP that we cannot understand because it is in another language, we think Latin. During the investigation we saw a face that kept looking over the attic space. Upon review, we had a good laugh when we discovered that it was actually a cat. There was no concrete evidence found, but we are open to investigating again.

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The Royalty Theater: Clearwater, FL

Claims:

Originally named The Capitol Theater, The Royalty Theater was built in 1920 and was used as a movie house. It was then abandoned and refurbished in 1962 and then leased by Jerry Strain and Bill Neville. In the early 80s, Bill Neville was brutally murdered in the theater balcony by gay bashing robbers. It is the spirit of former owner Bill Neville that is believed to haunt the theater.

Findings:

During the investigation a green light appeared and went to the wall. This was witnessed by 3 investigators as well as the ones watching the DVR. On the DVR, a small human figure could be seen sitting on stage, and did not move the entire investigation. We tried debunking he figure, and even tried to run our hands through it, but could not figure out what it was. We cannot call it paranormal but do not have any answers for what it was. We had no video, but we caught several EVPs. The first one was caught upstairs (outside of the dressing rooms) when an investigator asked the spirit to show a sign of its presence, we got a child’s voice saying “I’m trying to understand” and then a short pause followed by “but I can’t.” In another area, another investigator was talking and when she stopped a disembodied female voice says “go to jail” or “go to hell.” There were a few EMF spikes in areas the curator told us he felt weirded out. It was a beautiful location with a lot of history and we would love to return to investigate further.

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Private Investigation: Tifton, GA

Claims:

Residents claim to see the apparition of a little girl walking through the hallway of their home. They have also reported seeing her jump-rope on some occasions. One of the residents claims that she is so clear that he can describe in full detail her clothes and hair. Noises such as footsteps from the hallway have been reported. In addition, the spirit of the little girl interacts with the residents, but is not harmful. One night, the spirit was asked to leave and the residents claim that they did not experience any activity for a month.

Findings:

Investigators heard footsteps in the hallway where the little girl is seen, but these noises were not captured on any of our handheld cameras or digital recorders. Investigators also felt as if someone were watching them in when sitting in the living room by the door to the same hallway. The EMF detector gave off a 0 to 1 when investigators did a sweep of the house. While the first team went in, the reported the K-2 meter going off during an EVP session in the hallway of the home. While sitting with the residents in the living room during an EVP session, the laser grid grew brighter on one occasion, dimmer on another and then completely moved another time. During evidence review, we found some unexplained laughter and breathing into the digital recorder sitting in the little girl’s room. No investigator or resident was near the recorder when these noises were captured.

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium-Louisville, KY

Claims:

Originally, Waverly Hills Sanatorium was a two-story frame building, with a hipped roof and half timbering. Construction on this building began in 1908, and opened for business on July 26, 1910. The building was designed to safely accommodate 40-50 tuberculosis patients. At the time, tuberculosis was a very serious disease. People who were afflicted with tuberculosis were isolated from the general public and placed in an area where they could rest, stay calm, and have plenty of fresh air. Sanatoriums were built on high hills surrounded by peaceful woods to create a serene atmosphere to help the patients recover. Tuberculosis was becoming an epidemic in Valley Station, Pleasure Ridge Park, and other parts of Jefferson County in Kentucky. The little TB clinic was filled with more than 140 people, and it was obvious that a much larger hospital was needed to treat those afflicted with the condition. It could accommodate at least 400 patients and was considered one of the most modern and well equipped facilities at the time. Construction of this sanatorium began in March 1924 and opened for business on October 17, 1926. The facility served as a tuberculosis hospital until 1961, when the discovery of an antibiotic that successfully treated and cured TB rendered the facility obsolete. It was closed down and quarantined, then renovated. In 1962, the building reopened as WoodHaven Medical Services, a geriatric facility. WoodHaven Medical was closed by the state in 1980. Waverly Hills was a self-contained community. A city in and of itself, complete with it’s own zip code. Because tuberculosis was so extremely contagious and at epidemic proportions, those living with it could not be allowed to live and exist among the general population. Waverly Hills had it’s own post office, water treatment facility, grew it’s own fruits and vegetables, raised it’s own meat for slaughter and maintained many of the other necessities of everyday life. Everyone at Waverly - patients, nurses, doctors and other employees had to say ‘goodbye’ to everything they knew on the outside world. Once you went to Waverly Hills, you became a permanent resident “on the hill.” Oddly enough, despite that fact, many patients received visits from loved ones on visiting day. When the visit was over, the visitors left Waverly and ventured back out into the community. It was not known at the time that tuberculosis was an airborne disease. Many of the treatments used in attempts to win the battle over tuberculosis were experimental. These experimental treatments were often brutal, causing extreme pain to the patient both during and after the procedure. Many of those same treatments left the patient with horrific scars and often times, disfigurement. Sadly, many patients undergoing these same treatments did not survive their battle with tuberculosis. Waverly Hills has been featured on the television shows Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, and Paranormal Challenge. (source: http://www.therealwaverlyhills.com)

Paranormal History:

The activity at Waverly Hills ranges from full body apparitions, shadow people roaming the halls, and to having trigger objects moved. On the first floor is the morgue, and the freezers where people report to hear disembodied voices. On the third floor, the spirit of a young boy named Timmy is supposed to haunt the area, and will play with the balls that people leave for him. On the fourth floor is "The Creeper," and another spirit that is reported to attack the staff. This is also the floor where the surgery room is located, and people experience pain in their ribs and hear disembodied voices. On the fifth floor, the apparition of a nurse who hung herself in room 502 has been seen by many. In addition, this is the floor where the children at Waverly used to play, and many have reported seeing children on the top floor or hearing them play. Investigation We divided the team up into 3 groups and split apart in different directions on each floor. From the start, the team began experiencing activity. Some of the team heard footsteps, heard talking and saw shadow figures. In the Death Tunnel, the K-2 meter spiked around ten minutes into the investigation, and did not do it again. In the morgue, Philip, Laura and Victoria had a spirit box session and had their names repeated on the spirit box after Laura asked the spirit to say our names. One investigator had her shirt tugged right before her team caught an EVP of a child calling her name. On the 2nd floor, Jeannie, Richard, Linda and Myra saw 2 apparitions walk by the room they were in. These are just a few of the experiences that the team had, and we are glad that we had the opportunity to investigate one of the most spiritually active places in the world. Below are some of the EVPs that we captured. Enjoy!

Findings:

We divided the team up into 3 groups and split apart in different directions on each floor. From the start, the team began experiencing activity. Some of the team heard footsteps, heard talking and saw shadow figures. In the Death Tunnel, the K-2 meter spiked around ten minutes into the investigation, and did not do it again. In the morgue, Philip, Laura and Victoria had a spirit box session and had their names repeated on the spirit box after Laura asked the spirit to say our names. One investigator had her shirt tugged right before her team caught an EVP of a child calling her name. On the 2nd floor, Jeannie, Richard, Linda and Myra saw 2 apparitions walk by the room they were in. These are just a few of the experiences that the team had, and we are glad that we had the opportunity to investigate one of the most spiritually active places in the world. Below are some of the EVPs that we captured. Enjoy!

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Old South Pittsburgh Hospital, Tennessee

The History of the hospital and land

The Old South Pittsburg Hospital is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in Tennessee. If you are interested in experiencing a haunted hospital firsthand or would like to indulge in overnight ghost hunting, this is the place to be. This particular structure is located at what many refer to as the “Foothills” of the South Pittsburg Mountain in the State of Tennessee. In the year of 1959, four medical professionals founded the facility and named it the “South Pittsburg Municipal Hospital” or “SPMH” for short. It consisted of a total of 68,000 sq ft and was designed to meet the medical care needs of the growing community. Many physical additions were constructed throughout the next several decades to the haunted hospital. Many lawsuits, wrongful deaths, child abuse deaths, and many tragic deaths due to fatal illnesses. Unfortunately, the long serving nonprofit hospital quietly closed its doors. Old South Pittsburg Hospital was closed in the year of 1998. Since then, it has been dubbed as one of the most haunted places in Tennessee.
In order to truly appreciate the paranormal activity associated with this haunted hospital, it is first important to learn a little information pertaining to the history of the land where the facility currently stands. One of the most distinctive characteristics about the property is that there is a natural based spring that runs underneath this haunted hospital. It runs directly into the Northwest region of the Tennessee River. It is because of this natural spring that many individuals throughout history were attracted to the area. The hospital sits on solid Limestone and has a natural spring running underneath it and into the still remaining well on the property. It is believed that this acts like a natural battery to these spirits, and gives them energy to manifest and interact with investigators. In its earliest days, the City of South Pittsburg was referred to as “Pittsburg Landing”. During the Civil War a ferry landing located approximately one eighth of a mile from the hospital’s grounds transported soldiers from the North and the South to the region so that they could make their way to the popular battlefield known as the “Chickamauga”.

Back in the year of 1778, a Cherokee tribe identified as the “Chiaha” used the land where the haunted hospital now stands for living and engaging in day to day activities that enhanced their survival. Examples of these activities included growing extravagant orchards, hunting for various types of animals native to the region and fishing. During the Civil War era, the tribe permitted the soldiers from the North to use a section of land that is now under the Old South Pittsburg Hospital to store various supplies such as artillery and encampments. They found safety against the foothills behind the Hospital. Unfortunately, the Confederate soldiers eventually invaded the region and launched assaults on the Union Soldiers. As a result, many Union members, individuals of the tribe and even Indians in the Cherokee Tribe died and the Confederate Soldiers emerged victorious. Many believe that these deaths contribute to the land’s reputation as being one of the most haunted places in Tennessee.
By the end of the hot summer of 1863, the Union Soldiers successfully reclaimed the land until the end of the Civil War. Despite this, many individuals residing in the community experienced numerous hardships because of the fact that many soldiers took the livestock that they raised, the foods that they stored, items that could be used for first aid purposes and other types of necessities. It was then that the residents realized that they could experience a high level of fortune by selling the various types of minerals native to the region as well as the limestone heavily present in the geography of the area. Not too long after experiencing success in this endeavor, the railway came to the region and offered more opportunities for the region. The town was finally founded in 1873, and the name was changed to South Pittsburg.

The hospital has 3 floors and many wings. Many say it had a very dark history and disturbing history. It opened its doors in 1957, and quietly closed in 1998 making way to a larger facility in Jasper, TN. Some believe the spirits of many generations still walk the hallways looking for someone or something from the past. Many of these lost souls are intelligent spirits and will interact with visitors often. The hospital has many areas to investigate. It will accommodate a large or small group. Just some of the rooms that you will encounter are; a Psych Ward, Full Surgical suite consisting of 3 rooms, 2 Labor and Deliveries, Recovery, 2 Nurseries, 2 Maternities, TB Isolation room, Geriatrics, Long Term, Outpatient Surgery, ICU, General Admission, Tri-City Clinic, Pharmacy, ER, 1 Body Box, Morgue, and a full basement to investigate, and many more areas!

Paranormal Activity

Throughout the history of the hospital, many have reported various types of paranormal activity. Many believe that the hauntings could be a direct result of the colorful past related to the land that the hospital sits on. Others believe the activity stems from the injuries, illnesses and deaths that occurred while the Old South Pittsburg Hospital serviced the community. Regardless of what has resulted in the paranormal activity, one thing is certain – this hospital is considered to be one of the most haunted places in Tennessee. Many paranormal investigators have conducted overnight ghost hunting tours and have acquired evidence that indicates that something unusual is occurring in and around the structure. This evidence as well as the stories from locals, Nurses, Doctors, and past employees and patients that all point to the fact that this haunted hospital has many stories it wants to share. The following highlights some of the stories surrounding the Old South Pittsburg Hospital:
Many employees that worked at this hospital when it was in full operation share stories of many unusual events that occurred during their shifts. It was not at all uncommon for these employees to observe various inanimate objects such as medicine carts, hospital beds, wheelchairs and other items seemingly moving on their own. Individuals on overnight ghost hunting adventures have also observed this phenomenon.

Many Nurses employed by the Old South Pittsburg Hospital claim that they have observed dark, shadow figures in the corridors and rooms of the structure late at night when patients shouldn't be roaming the halls. Many of these visions were enhanced by seemingly disembodied voices. Many felt that these figures were intruders that meant harm against the hospital or patients. However, upon investigation by hospital security, it was discovered that there was no living presence in the regions where the apparent shadows were observed.
On the third floor of this haunted hospital, many have reported the fact they have seen a shadow figure of a man approximately seven feet in height that they believe to be one of the past surgeons that practiced in the medical facility. It is common for these reports to come with witness statements claiming that this spirit tells the living to get out and/or leave the premises. Many spirits that seem to be intelligent hauntings have informed several of the living that this spirit does not want them associating with the living. While no one has experienced any type of injury associated with this spirit, they have felt his presence in an overwhelming manner and claim that it appears as if he is hiding something. By participating in overnight ghost hunting, you too may be able to experience this presence. Many that have experienced this presence agree this is one of the main reasons they consider it to be one of the most haunted places in Tennessee.

There is a female spirit that apparently is in the basement region of the Old South Pittsburg Hospital that many appropriately refer to as the “Naughty Nurse”. This female seems to touch individuals in places that are deemed private and also whispers sweet nothings in the ears of those that visit the basement. In addition to this female, a spirit that looks as though he was a doctor in life has been spotted. Some have experienced a protective soul that was a janitor named James, that died in the 60's. He was from Louisiana, and of Cajun decent. Some have heard him pacing or whistling. Last but not least a child may be seen or heard in the basement region of the haunted hospital as well.

The second floor is the largest in the building. Back in the day, it housed everything from an Emergency room, old nursery, general admission, and the geriatrics, and the Morgue. It is a very active floor, and many photos and videos have been captured of a shadow person coming out of the walls, walking down the hallways, and lurking around corners. There has been reports of a child playing hide and seek, and calling out. This child believed to be a young girl that died of a head injury has been captured on a Thermal Flir behind a water cooler. She seems to be very playful in nature, and is not aware she has passed. She seems to like to play tricks on those that aren't noticing what is around them. Sounds of moving furniture, banging, and a woman screaming. It seems as though there is a woman in pain on this floor and has screamed many times. You are able to hear this with your own ears, and has been captured on EVP's. There are 2 Nurses that actually died in the hospital from heart attacks and are believed to still be tending to patients. The last spirit that you may encounter here is the former Caretaker. His name is Jim, not to be confused with the spirit in the basement. Jim was a free spirit in life, but had a rough life. In 2009, Jim committed suicide on the property. He always said he would come back, and in fact they believe he has. He seems to continue the work he did for the hospital, and roams the halls to make sure things are still ok.

The third floor of this haunted hospital seems to have quite a few ghosts as well. One of the most popular is a toddler that appears to be either two to three years of age that is active and seems to enjoy playing or urging the living to play with him. Many individuals have stated that he requests to be held. He is fondly referred to as “Buddy”. In addition to this, a apparition of an elderly woman is often observed. Many also claim that they have heard a female nurse on this floor as well walking and talking to someone that we can't see. And last but definately not least..... There is a large shadow figure that lurks around the corners, has been captured on film during the daytime hours, and has been caught many times on evps telling you to "get out!" Many doors open and close when requested to do so. There are 2 elderly ladies that were in the Detox/Psych evaluation wing during the 80's. One is a sweet and gentle lady. Her name is Nellie. She is particularly fond of younger males. When she was a patient, only the younger orderlies could get her to cooperate with the Nurses and Doctors that provided her care. The other less social woman is Irene. She is of a more salty nature, and does ask people to leave the room. She has been recorded saying swear words to investigators. She does not welcome investigators, and would prefer to be left alone.

If you would like to experience one of the most haunted places in Tennessee, you should consider visiting the Old South Pittsburg Hospital. One of the easiest ways to do so is by participating in an overnight ghost hunting adventure. By staying at this haunted hospital, you may have the pleasure of capturing evidence that suggests that there is life after death. There are many intriguing stories surrounding the Old South Pittsburg Hospital and several tales that make this one of the most haunted places in Tennessee.

CLP's Investigation:

Located in the foothills west of Chattanooga Tennessee, this hospital has turned out to be one of our best sources of evidence to date. OSPH has activity on all 3 floors. On the first floor we caught a voice saying "nobody" wanted to be there. On the second floor near the triage area we saw a male shadow figure. The third floor turned out to be the most active area. The pediatrics is on one end and we caught babies crying and a woman humming. On the other end of the floor near room 305 in the psych ward we caught numerous evp's. A male voice said "hey girls", and "get out of the way", a male voice also said "chocolate", when asked what his favorite flavor of icecream was. A female voice, commonly thought of as Nelly, seemed to warn us to "go down stairs". This hospital was awesome and we will return many times. Also a huge thank you to Doug and Cindy who run the hospital.

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