SOUTHEASTERN PARANORMAL RESEARCH: SEPTEMBER RESULTS

Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research (SIPR) conducted a Ghost Hunting 101 class and paranormal investigations at the Wren’s Nest on the following dates:

Friday, September 6, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Saturday, September 20, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019

The full report from Denise Roffe, Founder of SIPR, is below.

Our Team:

Mandy – Mandy was able to communicate with spirits with the flashlight. This is specific to Mandy as we have attempted this kind of communication before and have had limited success until Mandy joined the team earlier this year. She is able to connect and we believe this is one of Mandy’s many spiritual gifts.

Ryann – Ryann is also a sensitive and we believe that she is an empath. She senses emotions easily and is able to communicate with spirits.

Doug – Doug is a multi-gifted sensitive. He senses spirits and is able to see, hear, and communicate directly with them. Doug is also our team Demonologist.

Equipment used:

– Digital Voice Recorders
– IR Cameras
– Various EMF Meters
– Various Temperature Sensors
– Various ITC Devices

Each evening the group split into two groups which were led by our lead investigators as they investigated the house.

Our findings were as follows:

Digital photographs yielded no positive results.

Video footage yielded one positive result.

Audio recordings yielded several positive results.

Results for Friday, September 6th:

1.  “East Parlor” – As one team was settling in to conduct an EVP session in the East Parlor, strange sounds and a grumbling voice can be heard. This voice could not be attributed to anyone who was present at the time.

Listen below!

2. The team was experimenting with an app called “ghost detector” throughout the night. At one point the app spelled out “car accident”. When the event was over and the team was headed home, there was a 15-car pile-up on the 75/85 connector downtown. Denise was driving. She slowed down as she came around a curve and saw that all lanes were blocked due to the pile up. It was then that another driver hit her from behind. All team members were safe and uninjured. Denise’s bumper sustained some minimal damage. It’s interesting to note that the device spelled out “car accident” and the team had a car accident on the way home.

Results for Saturday, September 7th:

1.  “Flashlight” – As Mandy was conducting an ITC (Inter-Transcommunication) session with her flashlight, a male voice can be heard responding to her request. This voice could not be attributed to anyone who was present at the time.

Mandy says: “Can you turn the flashlight on for me? That’s right here next to me?
A whispering male voice responds: “No”

Listen below!

Results for Friday, September 13th:

1.“Dog” – As the team was conducting and EVP session in the music room, this AVP was captured:

Ryann said “We heard you in here earlier. Can you let us know you’re in here now?”
A strange sound was heard. This is an instance of AVP – an EVP that was audible at the time of the recording. The team thought that the sound was clearly a dog. The source of the sound could not be found.

Listen below!

2. Mandy continued to have ITC using her flashlight. Ryann requested the flashlight so that they could experiment with her group. They also had success with the flashlight in the Sister’s room.

Results for Friday, September 20th:

1. “Light Anomaly” – As Ryann’s team was conducting an EVP session in the East Parlor, a light anomaly was captured flashing above Ryann’s head as she sat on the floor. Ryann felt a sudden drop in temperature just before the light anomaly was captured.

No other instances of EVP were captured.

Watch here!

Results for Saturday, September 28th:

No “Hard Evidence” was captured on this date.

Several anomalies occurred throughout the investigations as follows:

Hallway
Several shadow people were spotted in the hallway. These were fleeting as though spirits were passing by, walking through the hallway. Denise witnessed a door open on its own during the investigation on the 13th of September.

Dining Room

Several spirits were sensed here consistently throughout the investigations. Doug sensed that there is an adult male presence wearing a light-colored (possibly white) suit who stands on the far wall next to the window that is closest to the kitchen. The spirit of two small boys were sensed here as well. Several people in the group felt these boys touching them or brushing up against them. There was an older female presence who told the boys to stop. This female spirit was intimidating to several of the event attendees as she was seen “staring them down”.

Joel Chandler Harris’ Bedroom

Two male adult spirits reside in this room. One stands in front of the fireplace and the other is believed to be Mr. Harris. A female spirit was spotted hanging around the closet door.

Sister’s Room
A female adult walks from the fireplace to the closet – pacing back and forth. The bookshelf door opened at least three times on its own hitting Doug.

East Parlor
A lot of K-II meter and flashlight activity happened throughout the investigations in this room.

West Parlor
Several sensitives believe that at least one funeral took place in the house. A casket was seen lying against the front wall. A female spirit paces back and forth against the back wall by the windows. Another female spirit was sensed here and is believed to be a daughter of Joel Chandler Harris. She is believed to be the spirit that interacted with Ryann when the light anomaly was captured in this room.

Library/Music Room
There is a female spirit who wonders from the West Parlor into the Library. She was an intelligent spirit who wanted to interact with the living. She would peek behind the curtains. She is believed to have been “help” in the house while she was living. A young male spirit was also sensed here. He is believed to be somewhere between 5 and 7 years old. He was very curious about the piano.

Mrs. Harris & Her Mom’s Room
Several people reported a general feeling of uneasiness here. There was a lot of K-II activity as well as flashlight activity in this room. There is a young female spirit who seems to enjoy interacting with the groups.

Basement
Two male spirits were sensed here. They are considered “intelligent” hauntings and enjoy interacting with the groups. It is believed that they are responsible for all the bangs, knocks, odd sounds, and the K-II meter spiking. They were able to interact briefly through the K-II EMF meter.

In conclusion…

We believe that there is paranormal activity at the Wren’s Nest. We believe there is a residual haunting (meaning our sensitives are picking up on energies that are like a recording from a moment in time that replays itself over and over), as well as several intelligent hauntings (meaning the spirits interact with the investigators) at the Wren’s Nest.

Escape the Nest

Escape The Wren’s Nest

Escape Room in haunted historic house museum: The Wren’s Nest

You’re invited to an evening cocktail party at The Wren’s Nest, in West End, Atlanta. But be forewarned: Joel Chandler Harris, the previous owner of the house, is a notorious prankster! Famous for his Brer Rabbit novels, Harris is arguably just as tricky as his beloved character. His ghost treads through the house looking for his next prank victim, locking doors behind his guests and only letting them out if they can solve his clues. Are you up for the challenge? Escape the Nest begins Friday, August 9th and continues every Friday and Saturday in August. New games start on the hour every hour from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. at The Wren’s Nest, located at 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Escape the Nest is based on the popular escape room game model. In this interactive game, groups of guests must work together to solve puzzles and riddles, finding codes that open a series of locks until they ultimately find the key to the exit. At The Wren’s Nest, our guests play within Georgia’s oldest historic house museum. The Queen Anne Victorian style house creates an ambience that will make guests feel as they’re playing a real-life game of Clue.

Escape the Nest opens on Friday, August 9th and will run every successive Friday and Saturday in August (9,10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31). The game starts on the hour every hour from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a runtime of 45 minutes. The maximum capacity for each game is 10 guests and a minimum of 4 guests is required for a game to run. Tickets range in price from $26-$30 and are on sale now on Eventbrite @ Escape the Nest: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/escape-the-nest-tickets-65428846441.

If you are interested in reserving Escape the Nest for a private group, please call The Wren’s Nest at (404) 753-7735.

Participants must be at least 14 years old. All participants will be required to sign a liability release form. A staff member or volunteer from The Wren’s Nest will also be with the group throughout the game to ensure the safety of any historic objects in the room.

Parking is available on site for free.

If you are interested in volunteering at Escape the Nest, please contact The Wren’s Nest at (404) 753-7735 or contact the Curator of Education, Meredith Deeley, at meredith@wrensnest.org. Volunteers will receive two (2) free tickets to the Edgar Allen Poe Experience.

Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research

Week 4: SOUTHEASTERN INSTITUTE OF PARANORMAL RESEARCH

Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research conducted a GH101 class and paranormal investigation at the Wren’s Nest on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Our findings were as follows:

Equipment used:

  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • IR Cameras
  • Various EMF Meters
  • Various Temperature Sensors
  • ITC Device – Boo Bear

The team consisted of Denise R., Doug S., Terrell W., and Tammy Tamasi along with our GH101 attendees. Two teams were led through the house during the investigation. One was led by lead
investigators, Tammy T. and Terrell W., and the other was led by lead investigator, Doug S.

Digital photographs yielded no positive results.
Video footage yielded no positive results.
Audio recordings yielded no positive results.

Several anomalies occurred throughout the investigation as follows:

  1. As Tammy’s group was in the basement, there were random knocking noises that could not be attributed to the group or any of the other attendees.
  2. In the Front Parlor, there were several instances of KII hits. (Several instances of EMF changes occurred throughout the house as evidenced by “hits” on our KII EMF Meters. The spirit/entities would respond to our requests to change the EMF field and therefore change the color of lights on these devices.)
    The same apparition from previous investigations – a female peeking through the curtain – was seen here.
  3. In the Library, both groups experienced KII hits around the piano. During Tammy’s group investigation in the library, an attendee asked “If you want us to leave, you have to light upthe KII all the way to red.” The KII responded and the meter pinged all the way up, turning all the lights on and ending with red. The group promptly left the library.
  4. In the Mother-in-law/Wife’s Bedroom an apparition was seen passing by the outside bedroom window on the right side of the house. It appeared to be walking from the front of the house to the back. It is important to note that the windows on this side of the house are not ground level (They are 5-6 feet from the ground.) There are no street lights that would cast a shadow in front of the windows.
    Tammy’s group also experienced KII hits around the toy piano in the room. (This is the same piano where Tammy’s flashlight moved to the trunk on our Feb. 2 investigation)
  5. In the Dining Room both groups experienced KII activity. The apparition of a male (believed to be the same one from previous investigations) was seen in the dining room.
  6. In the Sister’s Room, attendees in Doug’s group reported seeing the female apparition who has been seen here on previous investigations. She was wearing a white dress.
  7. In the Front East Parlor, Tammy’s group experienced flashlight responses. The flashlight was placed on the mantle. One of the attendees made a comment saying that she believed the flashlight was a trick light or that it was turned in such a way that movement in the room could turn it off or on. At that moment, the flashlight turned on. A moment later one of the attendees noticed that the front porch light turned on then quickly turned off when they said something about conserving electricity. There were several instances where the flashlight would turn off or on, when requested to do so in this room.
  8. In the Attic/Boys Bedroom there was a great deal of KII activity. Both groups would ask questions with seemingly direct responses from the KII meters.

In conclusion, we believe that there is paranormal activity at the Wren’s Nest. We believe there is a residual haunting (meaning our sensitives are picking up on energies that are like a recording from a moment in time that replays itself over and over), as well as an intelligent haunting (meaning the spirits interact with the investigators) at the Wren’s Nest.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Melissa Swindell, and the Wren’s Nest for affording us the opportunity to further our research. We are so excited for this great opportunity
and look forward to more investigations!

Sincere Thanks,
Denise Roffe
Founder
Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research

Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research

Week 3: SOUTHEASTERN INSTITUTE OF PARANORMAL RESEARCH

Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research conducted a GH101 class and paranormal investigation at the Wren’s Nest on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Our findings were as follows:

Equipment used:

  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • IR Cameras
  • Various EMF Meters
  • Various Temperature Sensors
  • ITC Device – Boo Bear

The team consisted of Denise R., Doug S., Dawn T., and Tammy T. along with our GH101 attendees. Two teams were led through the house during the investigation. One was headed by lead investigator, Tammy T., and the other was led by lead investigators, Doug S. and Dawn T.

Digital photographs yielded no positive results.
Video footage yielded no positive results.
Audio recordings yielded no positive results.
Several anomalies occurred throughout the investigation as follows:

Team sensitives and attendees, alike, reported the following:

  1. In the Sister’s Room, the adult female who was sensed on previous investigations was seen
    standing in the far corner, on the left side of the bed.
  2. In the Dining Room, the male figure that has been seen on previous investigations was
    absent.
  3. In the front parlor, the female sensed on previous investigations was seen peeking through the curtains that separated the parlor and the library.

In conclusion, we believe that there is paranormal activity at the Wren’s Nest.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Melissa Swindell, and the Wren’s Nest for affording us the opportunity to further our research. We are so excited for this great opportunity and look forward to more investigations!

Sincere Thanks,
Denise Roffe
Founder
Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research

Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research

Week 2: SOUTHEASTERN INSTITUTE OF PARANORMAL RESEARCH

Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research conducted a GH101 class and paranormal investigation at the Wren’s Nest on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Our findings were as follows:

Equipment used:

  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • IR Cameras
  • Various EMF Meters
  • Various Temperature Sensors
  • ITC Device – Boo Bear

The team consisted of Denise R., Doug S., and April F. along with our GH101 attendees. Two teams were led through the house during the investigation. One was headed by lead investigator, April F., and the other was led by lead investigator, Doug S.

Digital photographs yielded no positive results.
Video footage yielded no positive results.
Audio recordings yielded no positive results.
Several anomalies occurred throughout the investigation as follows:

Team and attendee sensitives reported the following:

  1. In the sister’s room, the adult female that was sensed last week was sensed again this week. This time she was seen walking from the right of the head of the bed to the left side of the bed.
  2. In Joel Chandler Harris’ bedroom a heavy-set shadow figure was seen in the far left corner. He appeared to be wearing a man’s hat.
  3. In the Dining Room, the male figure that was seen last week was sensed by attendees to be standing in the same place as the previous week – between the china cabinet and the window. A female and a child (unknown if male or female) were sensed in the dining room as they were standing on the right side of the mantle.
  4. In the Library, the female from the previous week was sensed again. She seems to be curious about the living.
  5. In the front parlor, the female from the library was sensed peeking through the curtains.

In conclusion, we believe that there is paranormal activity at the Wren’s Nest.

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Melissa Swindell, and the Wren’s Nest for affording us the opportunity to further our research. We are so excited for this great opportunity and look forward to more investigations!

Sincere Thanks,
Denise Roffe
Founder
Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research

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