Private Residence, Cassville, MO - Rating: Orange
Before I begin, I'm going to list our findings, as per our team medium, Ron Towle. We
encountered three different spirits during our investigation:
1) A 6' tall, thin male. He said nothing the entire evening but "no." He was the most
frequently encountered entity. We ran across him in the youngest daughter's room and playroom, the kitchen and entry
area, the master bedroom, as well as the middle daughter's room. He seemed non-threatening, and though we wondered briefly
if he was a residual haunt, we now believe him to be intelligent. He seemed facinated by mirrors.
2) Older female; light, shoulder length hair and wearing a wavy, pale yellow dress (early 1900s style).
She seemed to want to be called "Ann." We only encountered her in the middle daughter's room, sitting at the head of
her bed. She was also non-threatening.
3) A young boy, somewhere around 9 years old. He wanted to be called Matt, though kept feeding
Ron two names; Michael and Matthew. He had brown hair, combed straight down. He was wearing brown, lace-up boots
and dark denim jeans. We don't have a grasp on what period he was from, and he didn't seem to know, himself. He
seemed very fond of playing outside, and playing hide-and-seek. He stated that he had been in the house for either five
or nine years (he didn't make it clear when he told Ron). This spirit was VERY lost. He clearly did not belong,
or know why he was where he was. He sat on the floor asking, "why?" and saying "hold me." He stayed mainly in
the youngest daughter's playroom...it made him feel safe.
Our investigation began around 10:30p.m. with a tour of the house. After talking over some of the
happenings with the family, we ran some initial readings. Almost immediately, we got results! While Lori and Ron were
walking through the youngest daughter's room, her bed shook, witnessed by all. Several team members witnessed a shadow
walking from the middle daughter's room to the master bedroom. After intitial readings were taken, we geared up and
went lights out.
Almost immediately, we encountered the 6' tall male entity. He was wandering aimlessly through the
master bedroom, and wouldn't communicate with us, besides to repeatedly tell us, "No!" The spirit was moving from mirror
to mirror in the master bedroom, and seemed to attach itself early on to Lori. Anytime we would attempt to corner him,
he would tell us "No," and change his direction. After several minutes, the tall figure had enough of us and left the
room. We made rounds in an attempt to locate him, which first led us into the middle daughter's room. There
we found "Ann." She was sitting at the head of the bed, just observing us. Eventually, she disappeared and we
began searching again for the 6' tall man. He had moved into the youngest daughter's playroom and was standing next
to "Matt." Ron and Lori tried again to make contact with the figure, but again he said, "No" and disappeared through
the door, leaving us alone with Matt. We had much better luck communicating with Matt. We actually acquired some
facinating video from that conversation. On our video footage, a team member asks his name; a man's whisper
replies, "Matthew." A few minutes later, Ron made contact with the entity and was actually able to pull the names,
Michael and Matthew from him. He told Ron he wanted to be called Matt, and that's what we went with. We all got
the impression that Matt did not belong in that house. He was completely confused, acting like a child deserted in an
unknown area. We actually feel that Matt may have been pulled through from his time by the events of the Ouija Board,
and when the family burned the board, his way home was closed.
During this time, other team members were spending time in the middle daughter's room. They
had several interesting experiences of their own. They heard knocking on the bedroom walls and witnessed a ripple effect
in the ceiling. It gave off the effect of driving down the road on a hot day, and the entire ceiling had that appearance.
Wanting to provoke the entity, they told the spirit to do something to impress them. They requested that the spirit
light up the room. Instantly, the middle daughter's cell phone illuminated in the room, and then immediately went right
back off. The phone indicated that a message had been received; but the time of the received message was 54:20, and
there was no message on the phone.
We had several facinating experiences during our investigation. We are still waiting to hear the results
of our E.V.P., but we have posted some of our interesting photos. We captured several anomalies on our video, ranging
from whispers to mechanical noises to orbs. As an interesting side note, we checked on the family the following weekend
to see if anything else had happened since our visit. We found out that the youngest daughter had recently witnessed
a figure in yellow walking from the middle child's room to the master bedroom. The mother was having a phone conversation
with her sister, and the sister was overhearing a child's voice that had a tendency to repeat what the mother was saying.
Again, no one else was home at the time. We plan on revisiting the family soon to check on their progress. We
would like to thank them for their hospitality and look forward to visiting with them again soon.