Friday, April 25, 2014

Noftsger Ghost Investigation


My group, Arizona Paranormal Investigators (API), did their first investigation as a group at the Noftsger Hill Inn in Globe, AZ.  The building was constructed in 1907 and first served as an elementary school.  It stands at the top of a hill overlooking historic downtown Globe.  Reports of books moving and phantom lights shining through the windows have been circulating around the school even when children were still roaming its halls.  After it closed in 1981, those children's voices can still be heard by witnesses when no children were inside the building.  Others have reported seeing apparitions of children and adults along with hearing a telephone ringing inside the building.

Today, Noftsger is a B&B and still being renovated by its owners.  There are at least six rooms you can book with more to be available later.  Along with a nights stay, you are treated to an amazing breakfast each morning.  Our group booked the entire inn for our investigation.  The owners marked the rooms we were not allowed inside and left doors opened to the other rooms we could use for our investigation.

We set up cameras and recorders in two of the bottom floor rooms (2&3), and in the main lobby.  On the second floor, we covered the atrium, and three more rooms.  Our thought was to try various experiments throughout the night while someone monitored the cameras.  We investigated for over six hours with some of the investigators having various experiences.  We left the cameras on all night while we slept to see if we had any activity during the down time.

Currently, we are still going over the evidence and will have the results on our new website.  (The web address will be posted as soon as the site is up.)  Each had a camera to review and mine was camera #6, inside room 3.  I had a view of Dale the Doll and he never moved an inch.  I was hoping for some movement by him.  I saw lots of orbs, but was able to debunk them as dust and bugs.  I am hoping that with the voices and apparitions witnessed by some of the investigators during the investigation, shows up in our evidence.  Stay tuned...

Dale the doll sat vigil in room 3 all night and never moved.

This chalk board in room 3 is where we have had paranormal experiences.
We set the chalk in this pattern and in the morning, it was exactly the same.

The monitor for all 8 eight cameras on the bottom floor was set up between rooms 3 and 2 in the main lobby.

Setting up microphones and recorders in room 3.

Taping down cords as a safety precaution.

We had a camera pointing towards the bathroom and crib in room 2.
There are reports the crib will rock on its own and voices can be heard coming from the bathroom.

The front door is where many have seen shadow figures walk by.

The gang outside waiting to start the investigation.

1 comment:

  1. What a cool old building! It's still in great shape. I think you'll be interested in a video I watched recently. It's from a show called "Sightings" that investigated paranormal happenings. In this video, the crew visited some condos that were once a high school. People have seen and heard students and teachers from the past while living there. Haunted High:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDPCDPCN96s

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