While the members of the investigation team are spread out across the province, the majority of us are from Colchester County and the town of Truro. I grew up about a half an hour away from town, and moved here when I returned to Nova Scotia in 2006.
There is definitely no shortage of haunted homes, businesses and areas in Truro and throughout the outskirts of town. One of the first public events that we held was at the Colchester Historeum, and we have held investigations and events there over the years ever since. Along with the museum, we have investigated a dozen other homes and places of business in Truro, walking away from most of them with evidence of a haunting.
When a friend contacted us wanting an investigation, we were instantly intrigued as he told us his story. He had purchased a home downtown and began renovating it as soon as he moved in. One of the first renovations that he did was in the kitchen, and over the span of a couple of weeks as the work continued, he started noticing and hearing odd things in the house. Over time his girlfriend began to notice different things as well.
During the investigation when we were using our ITC SB7 device to record audio and hopefully EVP’s we recorded a whispered ‘yes’ followed by ‘Hello Matt.’ the audio clip can be heard below, and we recommend wearing headphones. We hear ‘yes’ at three seconds outside of the ITC static, and then at five seconds a male voice say ‘hello matt.’
While this was being recorded, we also had a DSLR camera set up in the room recording both video and audio. Sometimes our cameras will pick up audio that the digital recorders don’t capture. In the video you will see Darcy and myself conducting EVP sessions. At the seventeen second mark you can hear a male voice say ‘and you’ to Darcy explaining that our equipment is to communicate with them. We recommend headphones when viewing and listening.
The next video clip is slightly longer, and during review we heard several interesting things that caught our attention. Part of this clip is also in MP3 form above. At the beginning of the video clip Darcy asks if the spirit has anything to say to the home owner. At 0:11 you can hear a voice outside of the SB7 static say ‘yes’ and at 0:18 the voice say ‘hello Matt.’
After asking if what he’s talking to recognizes him, at 0:30 a voice clearly says the name ‘Lisa’, who is Darcy’s wife and has been with him to the house before. We also had a device called a REM pod set up that detects electromagnetic energy and static energy, both of which people and spirits give off. The device emits a noise when the energy levels around it are climbing. At 0:40 the device goes off after Darcy asks the spirit to move towards the device and touch it if they can. At the time we didn’t think the REM was going off, as the lights stayed unlit. During editing however we saw that what we were hearing was the sensor on the REM going off. We recommend using headphones while watching the clip.
A few days after we left the house the owners contacted us again to send a photograph that they had found with no explanation of who took the photo. In the frame is a short hallway that leads from the kitchen to the living room area. The door that is open in the photo is always kept shut. They didn’t take the photo, and can’t explain why the door is open like that. The noises have continued as well as the family occasionally feeling off in the house.
This is a location that we will come back to, as we did get evidence in the house, and it is local to team members. There are several other Truro locations that we are looking forward to getting to in November, so check back with us!