Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Investigators: Jim, Allie, Alisha, Brandon and Sandy
Equipment: Digital voice recorders, EDI+ meter, Mel Meter, K2 meter, SB11 and SB7 Spirit Boxes, motion detectors, REM pod, UV video camera
History: One of the grandest homes in its day was the Ray House, a three-story Queen Anne mansion build by Frank G. Ray. Mr. Ray wore many hats in the community, among them were as proprietor of a farm implement store as well as an association with the Iowa Canning Company. The land for Mr. Ray’s future home was purchased in June 1882, however the basement and foundation were not laid until 1893. Construction was completed in 1894.
Claims: Previous paranormal teams have investigated the Ray House, but there were no specific paranormal claims.
We are on break, waiting for our last team member to arrive. We are sitting in front room as you come into side door of house. Allie hears a bang on the table she is sitting at and reacts to it. We caught it on tape.
The static recorder in the parlor catches what sounds like a weird male grunt.
The team gathers by the staircase to take a team photo. We capture a disembodied voice while we’re organizing ourselves.
The team is talking about moving to a different room and captures a female disembodied voice. Possibly saying “It’s their job.”
Findings: The Frank Ray House has a long history. While there were no specific claims of paranormal activity, other paranormal investigation teams have found evidence at the location leading to the belief there are spirits there. We caught disembodied voices providing intelligent responses. We believe there are intelligent spirits in the house, and there is almost certainly residual spirits there as well.