By Rick E. Hale
These are the true case files of the McHenry County Paranormal Research Group. Due to confidentiality agreements, names of clients have been changed and cases will only be specified by the counties they occurred in.
(To read Part I, Click Here!)
Being sensitive is not something I am comfortable with for two reasons:
1. I’m a guy who loves gadgets. Being the tech guy in the group, I love playing with all the nifty gizmos we have, especially the thermal imager. I feel like Batman, James Bond, and Captain James T. Kirk all rolled into one.
2. I feel I can’t really rely too heavily upon impressions and feelings because it isn’t exactly something you can present to the client as hardcore data.
However, when the van pulled up and four people in their late teens to early twenties got out, those feelings became all too real to me. Jonathan, the client, was with them, and after conferring with Victoria, one of our mediums, I could tell this was the real deal and that this entity was not attached to the home, but to the 17-year-old boy who called begging for our help. The environment took on an air of evil. The chase was afoot.
When the crew entered the small tract home, which is all too familiar in McHenry County, a feeling of straight-up evil became so thick that we could cut it with a knife. Usually at the start of an investigation, we find a staging area to unpack our gear, and after a few moments, I had my trusty Fluke thermal imager in hand and was ready to rock and roll. Apparently, so was the negative entity haunting young Jonathan.
As I pointed the imager down the hallway that led to the bedrooms, I watched as something poked its head out of one of the bedrooms. I immediately snapped a picture. I sent Gracie, one our investigators to the area to check for anybody who may be trying to get slick with us.
Gracie raced down the hall and took a good look around, being mindful of anything or anyone that could be giving me a false positive. Nothing and nobody was there. The entity had showed itself and was ready to play — little did I know what was really ahead of us on this particular investigation.
On our last investigation, we learned an important lesson, too many cooks can spoil the stew. We are a large group, and our members have a tendency to step on each other, especially when doing EVP sessions. I can’t tell you how many EVPs I’ve had to throw out due to human contamination.
So tonight we would try something different, each team would have a designated area and after an hour, we would rotate because the theory is entities react differently to different people. My first post, along with Jenny and Michelle, would be the creepy basement.
Provoking is not really allowed in our group, but hey, I gotta be me. When we entered the basement, all three of us felt the same thing: We were being watched, and the thing watching us did not like our presence. As I panned around the basement with the thermal imager, Michelle took pictures and Jenny held the digital recorder as I asked my questions. Of course, I started off with the usual questions” “Is there anyone here?” and “Can you make your presence known?”
After a few moments of this, Jenny said that she felt we should conduct our session behind a closed door we had discovered. And that is when we found the room.
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