Pythian Castle Ghost Hunt November 8Th 2014
Pythian seems to be establishing a pattern for its activity.
Very little occurs in the early evening hours, it's later in the evening, to early morning hours when the paranormal activity becomes readily apparent.
From 7pm to 9pm almost nothing worth noting happened. Even the areas we know are hot spots for activity seem dormant. When some of the guests on the tour inquired about the best way to improve their chances for a personal encounter, I knew how to oblige them. I unplugged the lights at the tunnel entrance in the basement, rendering it totally dark. A man accompanied with his son went down into the tunnel. I wanted them to go by themselves, having a group reduces your chances of encountering the figure that haunts it. While they were down there, alone, and it's a long tunnel, they went to the dead end, a bricked up area too small to call a room.
Standing there in the total darkness looking back toward the entrance they could hear something advancing toward them and in the darkness could make out something was coming toward them. It continued getting closer and closer until the mans son really started getting nervous and turned on his flashlight and pointed it at the advancing entity. There was no trace what had gotten near them!
Later I was with two people down there when a motion sensor started going off and we could make out something down the tunnel, but our encounter was much further away than what the father and son had experienced.
Another noteworthy event was a woman was with her boyfriend when she was attacked by a scratching entity. It left marks on her back, and she was visibly shaken by the experience.
In another incident while in the rooms behind the stage, there was an encounter with something that looked to be peeking out around the entrance to one of the rooms.
Clip 1 Scream, at the 2 second point a male voice screaming can be heard, its weak and might require headphones to hear.
Clip 2 Weak EVP at the 4 second point a weak hollow breathy mumbling can be heard. Its so weak compared to the two of us talking you might not hear this one.
Clip 3 at the 4 second point a female voice says the name "Rachael" or "Richy"
Clip 4 was recorded at the tunnel entrance. No one is down there when this was recorded, its of a banging sound, I had the equipment running for over an hour and no sound in the cellar remotely matched this one.
Clip 5 If you listen to the conversations going on, their is another voice mumbling between peoples words, I can't make out what its saying.
Clip 6 is similar to the above, but the words are a little more distinct.
At the 8 second point I have something say "Seek Roger" or "Zeke Roger"
Clip 7 was captured just before tape 2 ended. I walked the camcorder on its tripod to the break area and sat down.
Listen for a strange voice speaking at the 10 second point.
Its saying "Don't Just Sit Down".
This ghost is watching me, and commenting on what I was doing.
Clip 8 Kens PS7 Ghost Box is on. I comment that at one time there was probably another doorway in the room, and his PS7 pipes up and says "True".
Clip 9 at the 10 second point a breathy voices speaks up and says "Yeah".
Clip 10 After someone says I dare you to, and odd voices says "what?"
Clip 11 Out of view in a room to the left Ken has a mini tripod mounted laser set on the floor producing laser dots. You can see some of its dots on the floor, its aimed into the room on the right, out of the camera view. My laser grid is also running. Something it caught between these two lasers. Its not dust, or a flashlight, something passed into the lasers triggering two flashes. I wonder if we had a fog machine what we would have seen? I am beginning to believe ghosts can't hide from lasers.
Clip 12 Male EVP Help, captured upstairs behind the stage area an EVP session is in progress. Ken has his PS7 Ghost box running, everyone is in the room beyond your field of view to the left. Notice the motion sensor in the hallway turns on, then at the 8 second point a male voice says "Help". Ken had a recorder running with the ghost box and didn't capture it, the source can't be the Ghost Box, it probably didn't even originate from that room, or his recorder would have caught it.
Clip 13 Pythian EVP Session, while everyone is still in that same room another male EVP in the same voice that just asked of help in the previous clip seems to be saying "Fix It Up" at the 5 second point.
Clip 14 Unknown. I don't know what to make of this one, I was the last one upstairs. Its nearly 4 am and almost everyone has gone home. I was talking to what ever is up on that floor. I told it we would see it next year. I think they learn who you are and remember your attempts to communicate. I don't know what to make of what I am hearing at the 16 second point.
Long version of the above clip.
The one I though I had something in was a bust.
On the second floor I was using my purple laser to drive the owners cat crazy. They see the color purple best, humans see green better.
While playing chase the laser the cat stopped playing and started staring over toward the guard railing.
Ken and I noticed what was going on, I saw a white light in the direction the cat was staring at.
I tried to photograph it, but came up only with a dust orb. Either the flash overwhelmed the light, or my timing was off on shooting the photo.
On the positive side there was one photo with anomalous activity I can't explain.
I made 4 versions of it.
Photo 3682 is the full frame, what I want you to look at is the man walking away from the camera down the isle to the right. There are a few dust orbs, but thats not of any interest.
Photo 3682C is a mild zoom, the faces in the door are probably just an optical trick of light striking the woodgrain patterns in the door, but two things of interest start to emerge.
First is the bright light at his feet. The dim one is dust, but not the bright one. At first I considered it as his flashlight beam, but it cant be. Its on the back of his shoe and his flash light beam is aimed ahead onto the left side of the door. I can't explain this light, but whats of more interest is better viewed in photo
Notice the black shadow to the mans left, its silhouetted by the brighter light in the hallway. At first I though it was someone walking ahead of him, but that can't be correct. His flashlight would be highlighting this person, his flashlight beam is unobstructed, striking the left side of the door.
Now to the highlighted version I want you to see
photo 3682highlighted. Look at the black shape, and at the pinstripes on the back of his jacket. This shadow mass is partially obstructing the vertical pinstripes on the left side of his jacket, this shadow figure is not in front of him, but passing behind him. This figure is closer to the camera than he is, yet the cameras flash can't illuminate it. I think this is a genuine black shadow figure.
Photo1180 is of the woman's back after having been scratched.
One of our investigators photographed her injuries sustained
just after the attack.