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Brookdale Lodge (2009)
      11570 Hwy 9
      Brookdale, CA

California Paranormal Research, in 2009, participated in a paranormal investigation of the famous Brookdale Lodge, located in Brookdale, California.  The location has long been thought to be haunted, with many stories of personalities from its varied past.

"The original lodge was built in 1890 by Judge J.H. Logan at the site of the Grover lumber mill. In the early 1920's, Dr. F.K. Camp built the beautiful dining room with the natural brook running through it. A feature in Ripley's Believe It or Not served to make the Brookdale Lodge world famous. Throughout the years, the Brookdale Lodge has hosted a number of notable guests: movie stars, music celebrities and a U.S. President."


Over its history, the location has been frequented by both the famous, infamous and the unknown.  From Gangsters to Hollywood Stars.  The surrounding area has also seen its history, and its share of untimely deaths.  No wonder the place attracts so much attention.

The following Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) were found in some of the audio recorded during this event.

Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVPs):
These are clips from unfiltered, unaltered audio files and slight filtered copies used to clarify what is being said.  However the filtered/altered files are not considered "evidence" in themselves, they are for analysis only, and presented here for that purpose.  EVPs tend to be rather soft voices and oddly modulated, so it helps to use good quality headphones, a higher volume and play the file several times.

  EVP Scale Meaning
  +++ excellent EVP quality
  ++ good, easily understood
  not bad, understandable
  - so-so, understandable but not easily
  -- weak modulation or higher noise, hard to understand
  --- probably an EVP, but very hard to make out, if at all
Raw Audio File
Clip or Filtered Audio File

Legend:    Investigator's Voice  "EVP"  (comments)
Come on, tap on the table  “My name is Jorgensen”

(As several female voices talk in the background, and some traffic noise, a male voice says)
“Bella.  Please.  Come to bed”

Nine – ya and it went all the way to the red  “nine  teen  sixty  eight”
(the "sixty" part is very hard to hear.... What about 1968?)
(A female voice saying something just before a guy says something is touching his leg)

And light that little box up for us…  please  “I am The Boss”  Boss

Feeling colder though  “Get out of the Penthouse” (several women talking)

(A voice saying)  “Go out the back"  (before several women start to talk in the background)
Nancy would be like "Where are they!"  (Young child’s voice, may be speaking Spanish, phonically it sounds like "gah wad ah key" (more talking in the background by several people)

(After a lot of laughing about “Do ghosts fart” and people quit down again, there’s this)   “Do we farrrT?”  (and a rude noise)  Can you whistle for us?


The voice quality of many of these EVPs isn't great, but a voice can be heard.  Others are very clear and easy to understand.  From the recorded EVPs, the fact that they appear to be highly interactive and aware of people's presence, we conclude the location to be Haunted by at several Intelligent Spirits (i.e. Ghosts).

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