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Conclusion Based On Findings:  Haunted

  Groveland Hotel, Groveland, CA

Investigation: January 29, 2010

On January 29th 2010, Terri and Nicki represented California Paranormal Research during a weekend investigation of the Groveland Hotel, located in Groveland, CA.

This is a fantastic, cozy, friendly, and rustic hotel.  Near the entrance to Yosemite, it is said to be haunted by “Lyle”.  Lyle was a resident there until his death in 1927.  He was found in his bedroom with a case of dynamite under his bed.  He was a gold miner.  Many visitors have seen or experienced “Lyle” throughout the hotel.

Terri and Nicki, of our group, had the opportunity to investigate this hotel with Susan of SPI Paranormal Group.  Before they even left their room, Nicki and Terri had some apparent interaction with “someone” on their Ghost Box.  They split into three groups to investigate Lyle’s room, a few other bedrooms, the wine cellar, kitchen and dining areas.  They got some activity on the Ovilus, and captured some EVP’s on the digital recorders, listed below:

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
Filtered Audio File


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


Room 218

(Nicki and Terri in their room before getting started for the evening, Nicki is using the Frank’s Box so there’s a lot of background static, but a male voice says)  “Get that… You’ve got something I want”



Room 15

Were you a miner – He was a miner but maybe he worked on a ranch too  “I was too big”  There ya go  (K-II meter apparently blinked in “response”)



Room 18

(as people talk, there’s a male voice over the top saying)  “I told you I would”



Room 15

Lyle, are you enjoying our stories – I – do you find them interesting - I have - are you still here with us  “Neil”  Ok, you know… (more talking)



Room 15

It’s like Lyle, did you like boys?  hehe  “Buzz off”  huh lit up – ya it did (K-II meter apparently blinked in “response”)



Room 15

(as the group talks about liability forms and such, there’s a male voice that speaks over the top, saying)  “Let’s get hurt”



Room 15

(as Terri and a guy speak, there a very loud and clear child’s voice that says)  “thumb”


From the recorded EVPs, which appear to be interactive and aware of our presence, we conclude the place to be Haunted by two, if not more, Intelligent Spirits (i.e. Ghosts).

Links and a short direction to the Groveland Hotel should go here.....

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