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Dec 30th,2011 Cemetery investigation

Good afternoon all you Paranormal Ninjas. 

 On 30 Dec. 11, the team went on an investigation to a local cemetery.  This cemetery seems to be active at times, and not at other times.  We were able to capture sounds, noises, and what appear to be voices and maybe a child's cry on our digital recorders.  We also caught on video what we believe is a child's voice, along with a mist.  We have on video our K-II, EMF detector, and Mel- Meter all going off at the same time after we had asked questions.  Our digital cameras were able to pick up orbs and even what seems to be a man in a suit standing in a mist cloud.  After we completed the evidence review, I put together some pictures, videos and EVP and posted them for the world to see.  I was all excited about the things that we had caught and possibly adding to the story of the cemetery being haunted.  So that was the Ghost hunter side of me. Now a sanity check from the investigator in me. 

  When I was looking at the pictures and saw the shape of a man in a suit, I started adjusting the picture so I could see it better.  This is a phenomenon called Pareidolia, this is a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) perceived as significant.  Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds.  This is exactly what I was doing with this picture.  Do I hold it to be evidence?  Not any longer.  I'm not going to throw the picture out, I‘m just not going to use it as conclusive evidence to say the place is haunted right now.  

 When it came to the equipment, the K-II, EMF detector, and MEL-Meter they all reacted during our question and answer period. Sometimes they would light up on cue and other times they would just light up whenever. Due to the fact that the meters and detector were lighting up in such a random way, I have to think that maybe it was something else that was causing them to light up. Could there be a natural explanation for these meters performing as they did? This is another thing that I will need to find out. I am not ready to call what happened with the meters paranormal, I will however call it just weird. 

  During the investigation our team was standing in one area and the whole team heard a growl.  We also caught the sound on video and audio.  Could it have been an animal off in the woods? I have to think that maybe it could be because there were coyotes out that night. When it came to the other evp that were captured, I can say that the majority were not paranormal and just sounds either generated by another team member, or maybe an animal, We did record what sounded like a child and heard a cry of a child. Either one of them were clear enough to know for sure what was said but clear enough to know it was a child.  

 So is this cemetery haunted?  I really don't know.  Those of you who know me will also know that this cemetery is the place where I was scratched twice by something; and the same place I saw an apparition standing directly behind me.  So, how can I say that this place is not haunted?  Was the night air and moon playing tricks on me, who knows?  I guess what it boils down to is this.  I am no expert in this field and probably never will be.  To me an expert has all the answers and I don't think we as paranormal investigators will ever have all the answers; just more questions.  I think my next move will be to have a couple from my team and a couple from another team go back to the cemetery one more time and investigate again.  If we are unable to get definitive proof then I say leave whatever it is alone and move on to the next. These is my conclusion for this cemetery. Some of you may disagree but that's ok. ~Tracy
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