This location is on my list of the top 10 mosted haunted places in Missouri.
All Hallows Eve Ghost Hunt
Tri-County Truck Stop/Diamonds Restaurant
I had never attended a ghost hunt on Halloween night before.
This year my sister handed out the candy and glow necklaces to the Trick or Treaters in my place. I've always enjoy doing that, and avoided ghost hunting on Halloween. I was curious to see if this haunted site would be more active than average, as it turns out I experienced two things that I never had in all my years of ghost hunting.
In addition to the evidence collected below, there were two personal encounters that were paranormal in nature.
While I was in the lobby, this area has electricity for lights and was used as a snack area for food and hot coffee, I was talking to Sandy. I felt a very determined poking on the back of my left shoulder.
I thought something serious had happened, so I quickly looked back to see what the problem was.
There was no one there!
I asked Sandy if she had seen what had touched me repeatedly on the shoulder and she didn't see a thing. I was shocked, this happened with the lights on in view of several people. These 3 or 4 tappings were very firm, much stronger than just a regular tapping to get someones attention, and rapid in succession.
There were no changes in temperature accompanying this encounter.
I have see this happen to other people, even stood just 4 feet away from others when it happened, but this was the first time its ever happened to me.
The second event happened downstairs in the cellar. We were sitting in chairs in total darkness when several of us witnessed a strange light scurrying like an animal across the floor, make a bazaar turn and go back in the direction it came before vanishing.
When I played the video back this light can't be seen. Either the human eye was more sensitive to that type of light, or the cameras range extending IR light emitters masked this strange light. Quick balls of light are common at this location, but this light was visible for a longer period of time, and seen moving along the floor, the balls of light are much smaller and viewed high in the air, this moved more like an animal.
Clips 1 & 2 were captured before the first guests had arrived.
Both were recorded upstairs, while no one was present.
Clip 1. At the 4 to 5 second point an EVP voice can be heard
Clip 2. The sounds of footsteps are heard between the 3-6 second marks.
The weird sounds heard after this was just the winds blowing outside, causing the creaking sounds upstairs in the building.
Clip 3. This was and interesting one, at the very beginning of the clip upstairs I heard footsteps and commented on hearing it. While downstairs another group of investigators also heard these footsteps. It must have been coming from the stairwell
to have been heard simultaneously on both floors.
Clip 4. This was recorded upstairs at the top of the stairway where earlier I witnessed something pass in front of me and I tried to photograph it, but those two frames from my still camera were blacked out.
No trip to Tri-County would be complete without
an EVP saying "Help Me". Its heard at the two second point and won't be confused with the woman speaking downstairs.
Clip 5. Object thrown, we were in the bar area when an unknown object was heard
hiting the ground in the former table area. It was heard by half a dozen people, when we looked over the area there were no fallen objects that could have caused these sounds, the entire area is empty.
Clip 6 Bar Poison Question. At the 7 second point a male EVP voice is heard. I think its giving a flippant answer of "Could Be".
Clip 7 Cellar Male EVP. Jeremy is speaking to others in the group, when at the 3 second point another voice speaks several words, this voice doesn't match anyones else's voice.
Clip 8 Cellar Right EVP. Brian is discussing women's rolls during Civil War battles with a female investigator.
At the 7 second point another voice chimes in saying "Right" expressing its own opinion.
We tried an experiment of asking more frivolous questions, we have had success doing this in the past.
In Clip 9 When I asked to try this, an EVP voice pipes up and says
" I wouldn't do that" none of us heard this.
All of the following clips were recorded while Ken was running his P-SB7 Ghost Voice Box, a device that sweeps radio frequencies at high speeds, the theory is that spirits can manipulate the distortion to speak through it. Skeptics will argue that your just listening to pieces of radio broadcasts, which is a valid criticism of these devices.
However at this location we have been collecting EVP audio since 2006 consistently saying "Help" "Help Us" and "Help Me". These were all captured with microphones connected to magnetic tape or digital recorders, if the P-SB7 was only capable of receiving random radio frequencies why are they saying the exact same phrases as heard in clip 10 "Help Me" and clip 11 "Help" ?
The odds of the P-SB7 device randomly capturing the same exact same EVP words is astronomically small.
We conducted a test for psychic or special abilities in these entities. I used a small box containing objects and asked the entities to describe the contents of the box.
No one in the room, except myself knew what was in the box to rule out someone accidentally describing the contents.
In clip 12 I combined a still image from the room with the Audio of the P-SB7 box.
The entity correctly identified some of the objects in the box as Fossils, there was a collection of dinosaur teeth, indian arrow heads and a few other items. Again what is the statistical chances of this happening?
In the last clip, Clip 13 Ken's P-SB7 Ghost Box was left running unattended upstairs,
we were downstairs in the lobby.
There is a booming sound.
A male voice says "Are You A Cop!"
Then a synthesizer like voice says "Run".
An unintelligible female voice speaks.
Then a second booming sound.
A female voice, it sounds like a female police dispatcher saying TK1.
Followed by a male voice
a second unintelligible voice is followed by sirens.
The sirens might be a distant fire truck or police car, but I wouldn't begin to explain the rest of it.