||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
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
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
understandable but not easily
modulation or higher noise, hard to
an EVP, but very hard to make out, if at
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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