Pocatello, ID: Northern Lights House

Investigation notes (10/11/02)

A standard investigation was conducted with many occurrences. Matt and Eric conducted an interview of the occupants, while Tracy and Chris did a walk through of the house without any equipment and then set up the cameras and audio recorders. After the interview, Matt and Eric inspected the outside of the house while Tracy and Chris took pictures of the inside. We first focused on trying to find the source of the strange thumping and tapping noises reported by the renters. While inspecting the outside, Eric and Matt noticed a vent attic level on the house. While inspecting the children's bedroom, we found a crawl space leading to the attic area. Matt inspected the attic and found a vent pipe that could easily be moved and would make a tapping or thumping noise when moved. This may explain the noises that were reported by the parents during the interview.

An EVP walk through was conducted by Tracy and Chris. Preliminary audio filtering has produced a possible response. Later, all of Tracy's electronic equipment lost power. A later test of the batteries showed that they still had a charge. At one point in the investigation, the temperature in front of the children's bedroom dropped 3 degrees and the temperature raised 3 degrees in the children’s bedroom, all in a matter of seconds. Around the same time, Tracy felt the presence of the spirit.

At the end of the investigation, we tried to recreate the environment as it was during the reported incidents by turning out all the lights except for the light on the cooking stove. We sat quietly in two groups, Eric and Chris in the children's bedroom and Tracy and Matt in the hallway. While Chris and Eric did not experience anything, Tracy and Matt had a couple of odd instances. One instance was when Tracy kept seeing movement described as a "white misty outline”, behind Matt in the master bedroom. Matt reported seeing movement in the kitchen area, which is where the renters had seen a shadowy figure. The origination of the movement seen by Matt could not be explained.

Investigation notes (10/11/02)

The renters have informed us that other homeowners in the area (past and present) have reported similar experiences with some reporting a more hostile spirit.

  • Batteries in Tracy's electronic equipment have been tested and they still hold a charge.
  • Preliminary audio filtering has produced a possible response to Tracy's question. More filtering is being done and the results will be posted soon.
  • The renters have informed us that their neighbors contacted the homeowner and reported that someone was banging on their walls in the middle of the night. There is currently no explanation for this since no one was in the apartment at that time.
  • Review of the camera footage has showed us that the above mentioned EVP is actually a GOI member talking.
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Picture 01

Photo of hallway door.
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Picture 02

Photo of corner in the kitchen.
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Picture 03

Photo of hallway door different time and angle.
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Picture 04

Photo of hallway door different time and angle.