Joliet Haunting

Case Number: 0829008

765 Circle Street Apt 9A

Joliet, IL 60436

On August 26, 2008, the Will County Ghost Hunters Society were contacted by the residences of a home in Joliet, IL who believed they were experiencing paranormal activity in their home. The residences became extremely frightened by the activity, and it has taken control of their lives. The family has requested that the WCGHS attempt to find out the source of the activity and document it.

 

Phenomena Reported:

The occupants have reported to have been experiencing paranormal activity in their residence since moving in 2 ½ years ago. Everyone in the residence has either heard and/ or seen something they could not explain. There has been unexplained whispers, voices, banging and footsteps head throughout the apartment and the vacant apartments. The apparitions of a man and small girl have been seen in the residence by the children and the mother residing in the location. The mother has also seen a shadow person. Various items have disappeared. Some have reappeared, while others have not resurfaced. Various messages have been wrote on their bathroom mirror, including the words, ”No” and “Die.” Cold spots and hot spots have been detected throughout the apartment. The televisions and radios have turned off and on by themselves on numerous occasions. The occupants have been scared and would like to know who is haunting their building and why.

Copy of Investigation Request:

01: First Name= Bill & Andrea

02: Last Name= Jones

03: Street Address= 765 Circle Street Apt 9A

04: City= JOLIET

05: State= ILLINIOS

06: Zip Code= 60436

07: Telephone Number= (815) 555-5555

08: Email address= HelpMe@aghostpage.com

09: How and when is the best time to reach you?= ANYTIME

10: What is the reason why you are contacting us? Please provide as much information as possible. = WE A CURRENTLY RESIDING IN A 5 UNIT BUILDING THAT IS BELIEVED OVER 80 YRS.OLD.WE DO HAVE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE A 14 YR.RESIDENT AND CARETAKER OF THE BUILDING PASSED AWAY SEVERAL YRS. AGO IN THE BUILDING.WE HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 2 YEARS NOW,AND HAVE EXPERIENCED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY THROUGH OUT THE 2 YRS. EXAMPLES,ELECTRONICS BEING TURNED ON ,FOOT STEPS IN THE KITCHEN,CONSISTANT ITEMS BEING STOLEN,BROKEN AND HIDDEN IN PLACES NOT IMAGINABLE.BANGING ON DOORS VOICES ,MESSAGES WRITTEN IN BLOOD ON BATHROOM MIRRORS PHOTO EVIDENCE PROVIDED.DRINKIN WATER TURN INTO BLOOD IN REFRIGERATOR .OUR 4 YOUNG CHILDREN RANGING IN AGES 9 THROUGH3 THE ENTITTIES ARE SEEN AND SPOKEN TO OUR CHILDREN AND A LITTLE BOY THAT SPEAKS TO OUR 2 YOUNGEST.ACTIVITY HAS STRENGTHENED.PLEASE NOT ONLY ARE WE SCARED BUT OUR CHILDREN ARE TERRORFIED WE ALL HAVE TO SLEEP IN ONE ROOM.OUR CAT QUENNIE GOES CRAZY AND MEOWS CONSTANTLY AT THINGS PLEASE HELP US WE HAVE TAKEN SOME PHOTOS . PLEASE

Copy of Initial Phone Notes:

Phone Notes by Jennie Butler- Case Manager

765 Circle Street Apt 9A, Joliet, Il 60436 80 yrs old

(only known death in building was care taker in the apt below several years ago.)

Name: Bill & Andrea Jones, 35, 36

Phone: 815.555.5555

6 people living in Apt

4 children ages 9.8,6,4

15 year old niece visits on occasion

Residence: 5 unit apt. building, reside in apt 2a. 3 room unit

Religious Affiliation:

Christian-non practicing

Description of Events:

9 yr old experienced an old man climbing on his bunk. When parents arrived in room no on there. Unplugged stereo has turned on by itself in the middle of the night. No one is washroom: Daughters toy found stuck on toothbrush fixture covered in what looked like vomit and blood. Vomit and blood also in sink and trash. Kids say they see a little boy who is asking them to play. The 4 year lays in bed repeating " I do not want to kill my parents". Bill challenged the spirit telling it to get out, etc. After that, the word Die was found on the mirror above their bed. Phone and glasses went missing. After Bill apologized, they appeared on a nightstand that nothing was on. The items were freezing cold. Bill and Andrea started talking about moving. Found the word No ! written in a blood like substance on the washroom mirror. The family computers turn on by themselves.

On one where it says turn off. It say turn off our family blessing. Water in fridge has turned red along with the cup in the bathroom. (Bill has taken pictures of these events) Andrea has seen a baby at the end of her bed saying "don't leave me mommy" That morning there are baby footprints and hand prints on the ceiling. Says events are to numerous to document, but they can tell us and show us more when we arrive.

Family now sleeps together in one room. Kids will not go in the other bedroom alone. Bill says he has taken pictures of events and used and Ouija board with no success.

History of location:

The building was built in 1903 as a four unit apartment building. The building has had four known owners and currently up for sale.

Investigation Notes:

Geomagnetic Field:

Quiet

Solar X-Rays:

Normal

Moon Phase:

New Moon 3.92% Illumination

Investigators Present:

Dan Jungles- Lead Investigator

Gary Butler- DVR Technician

Jerri Furlane- Investigator

Brian Brozovich-Investigator

Non-Investigators Present:

The primary residences Andrea and Bill stayed in the residence during the investigation. An elderly neighbor Jed was there to give some history on the building and it’s former residents. Jed did not stay the entire duration of the investigation.

 

On August 29, 2008 the Will County Ghost Hunters Society arrived at 10:30 PM at the location and were greeted by Bill and Andrea. The team was invited in and shown around. The team gathered our equipment and began setting up our DVR system, while Jerri began the interview process. While Gary formatted the DVR system, Dan and Brian took base-line temperature and EMF readings.

Base-line Readings

Master bedroom

EMF .2

TEMP 80

Tandem bedroom

EMF .2

TEMP 78

Kitchen

EMF .3

TEMP 80

Dining room

EMF .1

TEMP 75

Living room

EMF .1

TEMP 75

Bathroom

EMF .1

TEMP 76

Son’s Bedroom

EMF .5

TEMP 75

 

Interview Questions

Date: August 29, 2008

1. Address of site: 765 Circle Street Apt 9A, Joliet, IL 60436

2. How many occupants at location: 8

3. Occupants names and ages: Andrea 22, Bill 35, Suzy 14, Bobby 9, Shannon 8, Pete 6, and Mary 4

4. Occupants occupations: Andrea is a manager and Bill is a forklift operator.

5. Occupants religious beliefs: Non-practicing Christians

6. Time of occupancy at the location: They have lived in the current residence for two and a half years.

7. Age of the site: The home was built in 1903.

8. How many previous owners: There have been a total of four different owners that are known.

9. History of site (tragedies, deaths, previous complaints): In 1996 a woman died in a downstairs apartment. In 2000, her boyfriend died in the same apartment. He was the superintendent of the building for many years.

10. How many rooms in the site: There are a total of 7 rooms in the residence. They are the living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and three bedrooms (one is a tandem bedroom).

11. Has the location been blessed: The local pastor from a Baptist church and blessed the residence.

12. Has there been any recent remolding: There has been no recent remodeling.

13. Any occupants on medication: Yes, Andrea is has been taking medication for anxiety and depression for the past year or so.

14. Any occupants using illegal drugs: No

15. Any occupants drink alcohol heavily: No

16. Any occupants interested in the occult (ouija, séances, psychics, spells): Yes, the residences have tried using a Ouija board. They stated that it did not work for them, and they placed it under their bed. A week and a half later, it was found iu the bathroom covered in a red substance that the residence believe was blood.

17. Any occupants currently seeing a psychiatrist: No

18. Have any religious clergy been consulted: No

19. Has there been any media involvement: No

20. Have there been any other witnesses besides the occupants: Yes, their niece has experienced activity, as have many people spending the night in the location.

21. Have there been any odors (perfumes, flowers, sulfur, excrement): Yes, when coming us the stairs they have smelled a sweet smell. However, they could not find the source.

22. Have there been any sounds (footsteps, knocks, banging): Yes, they have heard footsteps, banging, and walking throughout the apartment, even when no one is present. There has been noises heard in the vacant apartment as well.

23. Have there been any voices (whispering, yelling, crying, speaking): Yes, they have heard whispering and voices in the apartment, as well as in the vacant apartments.

24. Has there been any movement of objects: Yes, a neighbors nephew saw the door open on it’s own. Bill’s cell phone disappeared. He provoked the spirit and later the cell phone reappeared broken.

25. Have there been any levitations: No

26. Have there been any uncommon cold or hot spots: There has been a cold spots felt in the bedrooms and in the bathroom. The closet has also had a hot spot on it.

27. Have there been any problems with electrical appliances (tv, lights, kitchen appliances, doorbells): The Televisions change channels by themselves. The Televisions and radios have turned on and off by themselves.

28. Have there been any problems with plumbing (leaks, flooding, sinks, toilet bowls): No

29. Any occupants having nightmares or trouble sleeping: Yes, both Bill and Andrea have had trouble sleeping. They feel like there is a presence watching them. Andrea has been having nightmares.

30. Have there been any physical attacks: Andrea states that Bill has been choked by it. However, Bill does not recall this. He stated it only destroys his property.

31. Are pets affected: The family cat seems to stare off at something that is not there.

32. When was the first occurrence of the phenomena: The first occurrence happened about 2 weeks after moving in. The radio began turning on and off by it’s self.

33. What were the reactions during the phenomena: They were scared and “spooked.” They tried not to react to the activity, believing it would “feed” off of their fear.

34. How long was the durations of the phenomena: The activity happens on occasion and usually only lasts of a few seconds.

35. Who first witnessed the phenomena: Bobby told his parents that he was on top of his bunk bed and an old man wearing a suit was trying to climb in bed with him.

36. Were there any other witnesses: Friends and family visiting have witnessed different things, and several of them refuse to come back.

37. What time was the first occurrence of the phenomena: The first occurrence occurred in the evening.

38. How often does the phenomena occur: It started out once or twice a month. Hoever, it has started happening several times a week.

39. Do the occupants feel threatened: Andrea feels threatened, because she has seen it and has taken photos of it. The kids also are frightened by it.

40. What do the occupants believe is happening (is it supernatural): Yes, they all believe that what is happening is paranormal in nature. They believe it maybe the former superintendent and his girlfriend haunting the building.

41. Do all of the occupants agree on what is happening of do they think it’s nonsense: Yes, they all agree.

Additional comment:

The children have seen the apparition of a man and little girl. Various items have come up missing. Some are returned, while others never resurface. The occupants feel like they are being watched in the bathroom. The word “No” was wrote on the bathroom mirror in toothpaste. Also, the word “Die” was wrote on the mirror in a red substance that the occupants believe is blood. One of the children’s Barbie dolls was also hung from the mirror and covered in the same red substance.

After the interview was done, the team was briefed on the information gathered during the interview. The information was discussed. The hot spots were determined. It was determined that only 5 cameras where needed to properly cover the home. The five cameras where placed in the hot spots of the home.

Camera one was placed in living room.

Camera two was placed in the bathroom.

Camera three was placed in the children’s bedroom 1.

Camera four was placed in the master bedroom.

Camera five was placed in the children’s bedroom 2.

It was determined that the team would spilt into two teams of two. The two teams separated and investigated separate parts of the location. Numerous photos were taken, and EVP session were conducted. There were no abnormal fluctuations in either the temperature or EMF readings. The teams regrouped and decided to stay together and conduct additional EVP sessions using the ghost box. After leaving the master bedroom and walking through the tandem bedroom, it was noticed that a closet light was on that was not on when the team walked through a few minutes before. The occupants were questioned, and stated they had no knowledge of how the light was turned on. After several EVP sessions with the ghost box, it was determined that the investigation should be concluded. The team wrapped up and broke down the equipment.

 

Review of Data

Audio:

Collectively the WCGHS recorded a total of 4 hours, 18 minutes, and 24 seconds of audio. After review of the audio is was discovered that there were two EVPs that we had recorded.

The first EVP was recorded in the tandem bedroom. Gary asks, ”Can you close the door?” There is background noise of the other team talking, this is followed by a spirit saying, “Trying.”

The second EVP was recorded in the living room. This was recorded during the last session of the investigation using the ghost box. Dan asks, “ Can you show us that you’re here?” A male spirit replies, “See that.”

Video:

During the course of the investigation the WCGHS collectively recorded a total of 10 hours, 08 minutes and 32 seconds of video. The video did not show any evidence of any paranormal activity.

Photographs:

Collectively the WCGHS took a total of 386 photos. There were no photos that were considered to be paranormal in nature.

Personal Experiences:

The team did notice that a light was turned on in a closet that had not been on when they passed by it minutes earlier. The occupants stated that they had not turned it on or been in the area of the closet.

 

Conclusion:

When beginning this investigation we were out to debunk everything that we have been told and to come up with logical explanation for the experiences the occupants had experienced. We were able to come up with possible explanations for several of the experiences. However, not all of them could be explained by us. The WCGHS was able to record two EVPs during the course of our investigation at the residence. Based upon these EVPs there seems to be the presence of a male spirit. It is unclear if this is the spirit of the former superintendent or someone else. It is our opinion that an additional investigation should be conducted in order to attempt to learn more about the source of the activity.

 

**Follow up**

An additional investigation was performed on October 4, 2008. The results will be posted soon.

* In order to protect the privacy of the individuals whom currently live in the home all names have been changed for the purposes of this report.

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