Rock Island, Ill.
The Old Rock Island YMCA was built in 1912 and opened in 1913. It was a stop for railroad workers, military personnel and men needing a place to stay. The building is 49,600 square feet. It remained a YMCA until 1977, when U-Haul bought it and converted most of the buliding into storage units. Dan and Lisa Vinar purchased the building in 1994 and the first floor became their furniture store. Storage units remiand on the second through fourth floors. Dan converted the pool and racquetball courts in the basement into storage units.
The mother of the family called us back in as activity had been ramping up again. She investigated with the team. New claims include black and white orbs in stairway, upstairs rooms, feelings of not being alone and being watched. Phanton animal claw taps on floor in master bedroom, shadow figures, footsteps.
Five Flags Theater occupies a historic site which has been a landmark for public entertainment since 1840. The current building at 4th and Main was reconstructed as the Majestic Theater in 1910 after a fire destroyed the original structure. Claims include shadow figures, footsteps on stage and apparitions in the seating area.
Grant County called Transcendent Paranormal on July 20 asking if we would come to the 52 Building, built in 1952, to investigate claims made by current and former staff, before the building was razed. In a week's time, TPS planned the investigation, calling in four guest investigators who, along with 17 staff members, investigated the 32,000-square-foot building on July 27.
Mineral Point, Wis.
A couple in Mineral Point, Wis., asked us to investigate their home. They had experienced shadow figures and mists in the home, conversations throughout the house and heard footsteps in their upstairs hallway.
A couple near Sherrill, Iowa, live in a home that was originally a church built in the early 1840s. The couple called Transcendent Paranormal Society in for help to receive answers about who was on their property, which includes a cemetery, unmarked graves and a pet cemetery. Claims included shadows of a tall man and little girl on the second floor, conversation taking place when no one else is in the house, shadows and sounds of animals in the house and grandchildren being pushed or touched in a toy room.
A mother and father in Maquoketa, Iowa, had been experiencing activity in their home, including shadow figures, singing and humming, "flying circles" in their son's bedroom, a figure of a woman in their bathroom and banging on the bathroom door from the hallway. The couple called in Transcendent Paranormal Society to see what was going in, with the ultimate goal of making sure their children were safe.
Grand Opera House -2019
Dubuque’s historic Grand Opera House is the oldest and most “grand” of more than 16 legitimate theaters which served the community prior to 1900. In 1889 W.L. Bradley, Jr. and other local businessmen invested $100,000 to create this iconic landmark of Dubuque culture. The building hosted its first performance in 1890, and for the next 28 years, hosted a Who's Who of show business, including Al Jolson, Jack Benny, George M. Cohan, Will Rogers and John Phillip Sousa. Between 1890 and 1928 the Grand hosted more than 2,600 live performances. From 1928 to 1985 the building became a full-time movie house. In 1986 it began hosting live performances again. In 2001, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Risken-Lee Building was built in 1842 in Shullsburg, Wis. It's believed to be the oldest existing building in Shullsburg, the third-oldest city in the state. The building was originally a millinery, with rooms upstairs for miners to rent by the week. The building also housed a bakery. The building is actually two buildings attached to each other. The entire structure was moved to its present location. At various times in its history, the building was a pool hall, storage for an old soda pop bottling plant and a plumbing warehouse. Claims include footsteps and furniture dragging upstairs, disembodied voices,and a lady in white.