Final Report & Analysis
Black Diamond Paranormal Society
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Final Report and Analysis
January 10, 2009
Rodney Shortridge, Robyn Belcher, Aaron Shortridge, Tina Kwun, John Belcher & Mike Brown
On January 10, 2009 the BDPS team investigated the Webb Home located in Tazewell, Virginia. I would like to take this moment to thank the Webb Family for contacting BDPS and giving us permission to investigate their home. I decided to use five team members and myself to investigate this home. We split up into 3 teams which consisted of 2 team members per team. Our historian Nicole researched the property and she found no evidence of any deaths or any accidents on the property. We started our investigation around 10:00 p.m. and finished around 3:30 a.m.
Equipment used at this site included (4) DVR’s, (1) Microcassette Recorder, (2) Camcorders-one with night vision, (1) digital camera, (1) compass, (1) child’s toy ball that lights up and plays music when touched, (1) small toy keyboard that lights up and plays music when a key is touched and (1) child’s baby doll that makes baby noises when touched. As we try to do in all of our investigations we placed the DVR’s in areas that have reports of paranormal activity. The children’s toys were placed in the center of the living room within site of one of the camcorders. One camcorder was placed in the parent’s bedroom where they report seeing shadows. The other camcorder was placed in the kitchen to get a view of the living room along with the kitchen. The microcassette recorder was held by each team as they went into the Webb Home to investigate. We placed 1 DVR (digital voice recorder) in the parent’s room, 1 in the daughters’ room, 1 in the living room and 1 in the son’s room.
The reason for placing the camcorder in the kitchen was to get a view of the living room. There was an event I witnessed while Robyn and I where visiting the Webb Family to discuss BDPS doing the investigation. On December 28, 2008 we met with the Webb Family. Robyn was sitting in the living room speaking with Mrs. Webb while I was in the kitchen speaking with Mr. Webb about the paranormal events that they were experiencing. The living room and the kitchen adjoin. I was leaning against the kitchen sink and Mr. Webb was sitting across from me in a desk chair when a young blonde haired girl around 7 to 9 years old walked between us and went into the living room and sat beside the Webb’s daughter and started playing with her hair. At the time I didn’t think much about the little girl, until December 31, 2008 while I was visiting Robyn and her husband Johnny for a small New Years Eve party. We started talking about the up and coming investigation of the Webb Home. Robyn discussed what the children had been seeing and experiencing at the home. Robyn explained what the daughter was seeing and also what the son had been experiencing. I asked her what about the little girl and did they say she had she experienced anything. Robyn looked at me like I was crazy and said their was no little girl and the Webb’s only have 2 children, a 14 year old daughter and an 11 year old son. I thought Robyn had been mistaken or maybe she just didn’t see the little girl. We got into a disagreement about the small girl so to put this disagreement to rest I asked Robyn to call the Webb Family the next day to find out if in fact they had a younger daughter. To my surprise, Robyn called the next day and informed me she had spoke with the Webb Family and confirmed they only have the two children. I know what I saw. This young girl walked directly between me and Mr. Webb and went into the living room. She also followed us outside when we were leaving the Webb Home, along with the rest of the family. With this new information coming to light I decided not to tell the family of the young girl until we could get evidence of what I saw. The family did tell us that their daughter had seen a small Asian girl. Nothing was said about a young blonde haired girl until after the investigation. Mrs. Webb asked Robyn had we seen the blonde haired girl and Robyn informed Mrs. Webb that I had seen her while we were there doing our interview with them. I feel strongly that what I saw was a full body apparition. There is no question in my mind that what I witnessed was a young blonde haired girl interacting with the family. Why she chose to let me to see her at that time I may never know.
During our interview with the Webb Family they explained to us events that had occurred. Things such as their son having scratches on his back for no reason, being locked in his bedroom for no reason and this event troubled the family so much that they took down his bedroom door. The family told us about shadows in the hallway and in the parent’s bedroom, feelings of something walking behind them and a presence staring at them. They also stated that they had seen images in the bathroom mirror and heard unexplained voices all through the home.
Johnny and Mike started off the investigation for us as the first team to go into the Webb Home to investigate. They were in the home for 1 ½ hours. They came out and explained to us that they didn’t have any feelings of paranormal activity and that the home felt normal. The next team to go inside was Robyn and I. We investigated for a total of 2 hours. At one point of the investigation I did have a feeling of dread but within a few minutes this feeling went away. Robyn explained she wasn’t feeling anything. The last team to go inside was Aaron and Tina and within a matter of minutes Tina started having unexplainable experiences.
Tina’s Personal Experiences in her own words
While sitting on the sofa in the living room talking with Aaron I began to feel extremely cold. So cold, in fact, that I began to shiver. In the midst of the cold feeling, I began to feel my hair (in the back) lifting off my head. This happened several times while sitting there.
I sat in the living room for about 5 minutes or so and needed to change the tape in my recorder. So, Aaron and I proceeded to move into the kitchen to change the tape. (All the while the cold still following me.) Once the tape was changed, I sat in the office chair located near the sink in the kitchen. While sitting in the chair my hair was again pulled up from the back, a couple of times this happened and all of a sudden the hair pulling and the cold stopped.
Later on, Aaron and I were changing the tape in the night vision camera (located in the kitchen on the small wooden table beside the fridge.) I was bent over the right side of the table facing the window (in the kitchen) and Aaron faced the opposite side. While bent over, I was pinched on my buttocks. I mentioned this to Aaron and proceeded to check it out in the mirror in the parent’s bedroom. Once back, standing in the same spot, I was pinched again, this time on my lower back. Both left a mark.
Later on Aaron and I went back to the living room; I once again sat on the couch and Aaron in the recliner. While sitting there, I began to feel cold again. While getting colder I felt something touching my leg. I could feel my pants leg move as if someone were rubbing my leg. Aaron snapped a picture at this point and the coldness and rubbing stopped.
While sitting on the couch, I had Robyn and Aaron touch my thigh area, both noticed the difference in the temperature. My legs were extremely cold.
We were able to obtain some evidence of paranormal activity in the form of EVP’s (electronic voice phenomenon) with one of the microcassette recorders, all three of the DVR’s (Digital Voice Recorder), photos containing orbs and mist, and one unexplained photo that looks like a face in the background that is glowing orange red.
When in the last hour of the investigation Robyn went inside to look at Tina’s pinched areas to see if she could get photos to document the event. While inside Robyn started helping Aaron and Tina with their investigation, within minutes Robyn began to be experience these events.
Robyn’s Personal Experiences in her own words
I went into the 14 year old daughter’s room close to the end of the night. As I sat on the bed I asked if the little girl we thought was there could hold my hand. At that moment cold pressure filled my hand it only lasted a few seconds.
Afterwards I lay in the living room floor hoping to play with the girl. I started feeling a light touch rubbing my shoulder on the back. This feeling went all around my body up to the front of my chest. The movement of my clothes was witnessed my Aaron and Tina.
(End of personal experiences, in their own words.)
While this experience was going on Mike, Johnny and I (Rodney) were outside getting ready to call it a night when we walked into the home Robyn, Tina and Aaron explained what just had happened moments before we walked in. Then the event stopped.
I feel confident that we were able to explain some of the events that are mentioned. The shadows may be explained by the fact that the Webb Family live near a road that has a lot of traffic that goes by, plus two dirt roads that also pass by the home. I noticed that their windows have blinds that have missing rungs and also cuts and bent rungs. As the traffic passes by the lights from the traffic will cast shadows everywhere. This also gives the impression of orbs floating through the rooms, in the bathroom particularly. The window is on one side of the wall where traffic goes by and the mirror is on the opposite side of the window. I witnessed a car going by and the light from the car came though the window, hit the mirror causing a shadow that looked like an image of a head on the opposite side of the wall in front of the mirror. There are other homes close to the Webb Home which could explain why they hear some of the voices they are hearing. The scratches on the boy, I can not explain. His bedroom door locking itself I can not explain because the door had been taking down so we were unable to do hands on testing of the door and its lock. With the daughter’s claims of seeing a small Asian child, we found no evidence to support this claim. But what I experienced with the small blonde haired child, this apparition could be changing its appearance.
The family explained to us that the mother does dabble in Wicca. This is a form of religion. I don’t feel like this would be the cause of the events that have been plaguing this family. We were also informed they own an Ouija Board, which is used to contact spirits. I have come to the conclusion that the Webb Family may have opened a doorway to the spirit world and a presence or spirit has came through and is toying with this family. My suggestion would be for the Webb Family to remove this object from their home and also have a Minister or Priest to come in their home and bless them and their home.
The investigation of the Webb Home was a great success due to the fact that we got 18 EVP’s (electronic voice phenomenon). We also recorded unexplained tapping, clicking, knocking, and a sound from the keyboard when no one touched it, girl laughing, male voice, female voice, young female child voice, whispering, and sounds of a page of a book being turned, a dog yelping, a crow call, guitar sound, growl, and a child humming. We also got photos of different sizes and different colored orbs, an unexplained face and unexplained mist.
We have noticed on all of our investigations except one we have recorded EVP’s that are saying my name, Rodney. I have no explanation for this. We have concluded that there might be a spirit that has attached itself to me. I have been having unexplained things happening around me. One night around 3:00 AM I was in the kitchen of my home and something grabbed my shoulder. When I turned around there was no one there. Everyone was in bed. I have been hearing voices when no one is around and a few times when I have been in bed I can feel something touching my legs and moving up to my chest. When I look up there is no one there. Hopefully if a spirit has attached itself to me I will be able to contact this presence soon. I don’t feel like this presence is harmful or that it wants to hurt me or my family. Maybe it just wants to be noticed.
We heard the following EVP’s (electronic voice phenomenon):
1) “Where’s Tina” (Male Voice)
2) “Why are you here” (Male Voice)
3) “Rodney” (Female Voice)
4) “I’m watching” (Whispering)
5) “Stop” (Male Voice) right before Tina got pinched
6) “Why do you keep pushing” (Female Voice)
7) “Over here” (Male Voice)
8) “Here” (Female Voice)
9) “Oh fuck you” (Female Voice)
10) “That” (Female Voice)
11) “What” (Male Voice)
12) “Tell me, what the fucking noise” (Female child voice)
13) “Can I” (Female child voice)
14) “The tape” (Male Voice)
15) “I need to go” (Female Voice)
16) “Anytime, anytime” (Male Voice) we got this EVP after Tina said thank you
17) “No” (Female Voice)
18) “Bullet Street” (Female Voice)
19) “Mama” (Male Voice)
We have come to the conclusion that this home has a moderate rate of paranormal activity in the form of EVP’s, orb activity and the possibility of poltergeist activity. Our hope is to one day come back to investigate this home with more advanced equipment. This was our seventh investigation and it was a great success. We have been very fortunate to have captured such great evidence. I feel honored to have had the success we’ve had.
I look forward to our next investigation. If anyone would like for us to do a paranormal investigation of their home, business, church, property or a family cemetery please contact us. If you would just like to speak with us about any paranormal activity you may be having we would love to hear from you. No problem is too small. We would be honored to help and we do not charge for our services. Contact BDPS to set up a time and place for us to discuss your paranormal questions and or problems.
I feel honored to be working with such a great team. Without the team’s hard work and professionalism BDPS would not be what it has become today.
BDPS would like to congratulate Nicole Sparks and Billy Gillespie on their wedding on January 24, 2009 we all here at BDPS wish them a happy and blessed marriage.
I hope everyone enjoys the photos and the analysis sheet along with the new video we are providing. In the future we will have a web-site that will be listing all the information that I have been providing. Also we will have our EVP’s and any video evidence on the site for everyone to view and listen to. You can judge it for yourself. If anyone has any questions or comments we would love to hear from you. Let us know what you think.
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