Case status: Open
Case date: October 16, 2017
Location: Surry, VA
Site classification: Historic
Report #663 – Initial Post by Brad Bradley
CPRI was asked to handle tours for Haunted Bacon’s Castle events on 10/14/17 and 10/28/17. Data was collected as if these were actual research projects.
Report #665 – Equipment Setup and Plan by Brad Bradley
HQ will be in the lecture space on the first floor near the cash register.
3pm – Arrival, equipment unloading, review of plan, safety.
4pm – Setup static equipment and HQ
6pm – Quick dinner
7:30pm – Tours begin
Just like last year we will assign two of us per tour group. Essentially one team of two will start outside, another will be inside and another will be at HQ, rotating appropriately. Outside activities will be dictated by weather. However, if allowable, tours will start in the driveway, move to the slave quarters then into the house through the gift shop door. Once in the house, the tour will proceed to the HQ, then to the first floor of the 1665 side, basement of the 1665 side, Garrot, 2nd floor of the 1665 side, 2nd floor of the 1854 side, ending in the museum on the 1854 side. Any historical questions not related to the paranormal should be directed to the Bacon’s Castle staff with the tour groups.
DVRs – Kenny’s will be used inside the house. Mike’s will be used at the slave quarters.
Dataloggers – PASCO will be on 2nd floor 1854 side. Sensor block will be on 2nd floor 1665 side. Both will be accompanied by Geiger counters and phone or tablet dataloggers.
Audio recorders – Live monitor DR05 will be placed on second floor 1665 side with dataloggers. DR05 in the slave quarters. There will be Olympus recorders in the Garrot and 1st floor 1665 side.
Report #666 – Initial Post by Mike Magner
Set-up went smoothly and quickly with the whole group pitching in to help out. No incidents noted during set up but the tours themselves seemed pretty active!
On my second tour I had a guest carry my DRO5 for live monitoring. Although, through user error (I presume), only 9 minutes of audio were recorded on the 35 minute tour. However, it seems like we picked up a very interesting EVP (or 2 EVPs close in time which seem to be the same voice). Can’t make out the words though – sound like foreign language to me. The clips are in folder labled “sound snippets”.
Also, there was an incident in which there was a loud squeak heard on both the live monitored DRO5 on the 2nd floor and also picked up by the mobile DR-O5. Immediately after the squeak, one of the guests on the tour reporting feeling very dizzy. I am not sure what caused audible squeak – maybe one of the pieces of our monitoring equipment spiking at the same moment. Anyway, the incident is included in the sound snippets file.
During the same tour, the guest carrying the DRO5 also reported hearing growling in the basement, but the recording was paused during that time.
Report #667 – Datalogger Analysis by Brad Bradley
Tablet (Acc, Mag, Light) 2nd floor hallway 1665 – start 5:24:00pm
8:24pm – mag field intensity spike – team on another floor
10:54pm – mag field intensity spike – team in a different room, but on same floor