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Conclusion Based On Findings:  Haunted

  Joseph D. Grant Ranch, Santa Clara County Park, San Jose, CA

Investigation: November 21 22, 2009

  What does a paranormal investigation team do for fun? Go ghost hunting of course :)

Grant Ranch is a local county park in the San Jose area, well known for its reports of haunted activity, and a favorite venue with several of our team's members.  Claims from the main house include disembodied voices, cold spots, being touched, objects in the house being moved and sounds of furniture being violently smashed.

Our team spent the weekend there, camping over night in the accompanying campground. The weather was cold and drizzly, but that didn't dampen our spirits when in pursuit of the paranormal.



The Grant family called this place "The Ranch" but it's actually a small mansion.  Small compared to many of the family's properties of the time, but as you can see, this was no rustic cabin in the hills.



This is the old "Snell Barn", which was part of the pre-existing ranch before the section of land was acquired by the Grant family.  Both the main house and the barn are paranormal hot spots.  Chuck, one of our investigators, has personally recorded well over a hundred EVPs around the two structures, and all during the daylight hours.

Below are some samples of the evidence gathered from the weekend's investigation.

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
     
EVP
Scale

Raw Audio File
Filtered Audio File


Location

Legend:    Investigator's Voice  "EVP"  (comments)

Grey cells were at night.
Yellow cells were during the daylight.
Chuck's Audio:
- STE-007_00-00-26
STE-007_00-00-26_filtered
Outside
Main
House
(sounds like a female saying) "_____ come home" (then a pissed off male saying) "Don't you ever do_______"
-- STE-008_00-15-10
STE-008_00-15-10_filtered
Outside
Main
House
(male) "Whatcha doing" (followed by a female) "Get outta my house"
+ 20091121185445_00-06-46
20091121185445_00-06-46_filtered
Outside
Main
House
(sounds like someone says) "why don't you please help me"
+ STE-009_00-13-35
STE-009_00-13-35_filtered
Barn (as Chuck asks if she's Edith) "Don't"
++ STE-009_00-14-12
STE-009_00-14-12_filtered
Barn "pretty flowers.." (while Chuck talks)
+ STE-009_00-21-29
STE-009_00-21-29_filtered
Barn that's the big question, are you here? (and a soft female voice says) "Yes" are you Edith
-- STE-009_00-24-59
STE-009_00-24-59_filtered
Barn um, names dates anything like that, I'd really appreciate it  "I had a little sister" (said very fast) "I have a sister named Agnes"
+ REC002_00-29-39
REC002_00-29-39_filtered
Inside
Main
House
"Ask Chubby"
(or is it "Chucky", since Chuck was there either apply..   hehe)
- REC002_00-31-31
REC002_00-31-31_filtered
Inside
Main
House
(as Chuck talks to the Park Ranger, a voice talks as well)
"There's no ______"
- REC002_00-42-38
REC002_00-42-38_filtered
Inside
Main
House
(as Chuck talks about someone dying of cancer, a voice says) "Just like... Josephine"
Nicki's Audio
+ Nicki_091121_00-41-43
Nicki_091121_00-41-43_filtered
Outside
Main
House
Is there anything you'd like to say to us?  "Let 'em have this, wouldn't I"

Conclusion:

From the recorded EVPs which appear to be interactive and aware of our presence, we conclude both structures to be Haunted by Intelligent Spirits (i.e. Ghosts).

The property is open to the public daily, and camping sites are available year round. There's plenty of walking/bike trails and wildlife. The road into the park (Mt. Hamilton Road) is very narrow and winding, so be prepared.  RV's over 30 feet in length are not advised.

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