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FINDINGS
and investigation
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SPCTR TEAM

the Team's
FINDINGS
and investigation
history

links
and
terms

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SPCTR TEAM

the Team's
FINDINGS
and investigation
history

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and
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SPCTR TEAM

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FINDINGS
and investigation
history

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FINDINGS
and investigation
history

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FINDINGS
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Findings
What we've seen and heard - draw your own conclusions...

SPCTR never releases the names or addresses of clients for whom we have investigated. 
Likewise, we do not post findings without a client's permission.

Click the pictures below to view the short clips from the SPCTR Team's YouTube page(s).
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The clip above at left shows an investigator during an EVP session asking a question and seemingly getting a direct response.
The clip above at center shows what appears to be a shadowy form moving out on the doorway at the end of the hall. The shadow seems to look toward the camera and then slowly moves back in.
The clip above at the far right is a piece of FLIR or thermal imaging video in which a darker, warmer mass seems to peer around the doorway as the camera pans past.

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Orbs are highly debated and have been argued to be everything from manifestations to balls of energy or just plain old dust and bugs.
These are a few of our favorite orb clips used with permission from various investigations in South Dakota and Minnesota.

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A) The first orb on the left is a beautiful, bright and eerily-moving ball that seemingly makes its way through the window and toward the camera.
B) The clip second from the left an orb that makes its way into a doorway and changes directions a few times before moving off.
C) In the clip in the center, a unique, pulsating orb moves down from the ceiling and toward one of SPCTR's night vision cameras.
D) In the last video linked second from the right, a bright orb rises from the floor and then moves off camera past the doll in the swing.
E) In the last video linked at the far right, what appears to be the reflection from a self-illuminating light source (orb?) trails along the glass of the pictures on the hallway.
The windows in the home with the moving light source had been closed and covered to ensure that no light could enter the home in this area.
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  told_ya  whistle1  movement  wav_file2  wav_dadscared  we're_ready
The audio links above are as follows: 
1) the first link (far left) is an EVP that accompanied a response when an investigator asked "...can you light up the meter again..." 
Although the investigator did not hear the female-sounding response, the k2 meter did register a significant reading at the time the sound was recorded.
2) the second from the left is a "whistle" recorded at a location
3) the center link is a type of direct response in which "sounds" were made to a request - are you able to make those sounds...
4) four in from the left (second from the right)
is a sentence recorded during an investigation
The Team beleives this to be an example of residual energy rather than an intelligent entity. 
5) the second file link from the right is another residual sentence
with what the Team feels is a little girl's voice saying "Dad, I'm scared!"
6) the last file link (far right hand side) an investigator mentions he should have come earlier to set up to which a voice responds "Yeah...We're Ready!"
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Above at left is one still image of a nice, bright orb which seems to show movement off to the right.
Don't let your eyes fool you!  The photo image above at right was initially thought to be the face of an apparition watching the Team from an upper story window in a home we investigated.  Later review of evidence instead determined it to be a bottle left on the windowsill.  Darn.
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Investigation_history
SPCTR never releases the names or addresses of clients for whom we have investigated. 
Likewise, we do not post findings (pictures, video or audio) without a client's permission.

09/22/2006 commercial property – outdoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD

claims:  child-like entity sounds (voices and laughter), items being misplaced, feelings of being watched

findings:  no anomalous findings collected, feelings of being watched and child-like noises heard but not recorded – nothing interactive/intelligent noted

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05/18/2007 residential property – indoor setting, Tea, SD

claims:  doors open/close, child talking to invisible friend, items misplaced or moved

findings:  no anomalous findings collected, appears home settling may cause a pair of doors to close or open on their own – nothing interactive/intelligent noted

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08/03/2007 residential property – indoor setting, Tea, SD

claims:  voices in master bedroom area, noises (thumping sound) in the attic

findings:  no anomalous findings collected, master bedroom sound originating from a metal wind-powered decoration that caused a vibration in the bedroom wall which sounded like a garbled voice, attic noise was a loose board on attic second entry in garage – when the wind came from a certain direction the non-insulated entry door would rattle

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02/01/2008 & 02/24/2008 residential property – indoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD

claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling, child reported seeing a figure in upstairs bedroom

findings:  several dust orbs in photos, one unique orb in video footage of upstairs room, interactive/intelligent sounds (banging) recorded during some EVP sessions, audible answer to a question during one EVP session with possible other “tapped” responses during other sessions, EMF spikes and high EMF throughout residence

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03/15/2008 commercial property – indoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD

claims:  uncomfortable feeling/feelings of being watched in lower level area, music/voices in large group presentation area

findings:  no anomalous findings collected, personal experiences included batteries draining in several devices in large group presentation area, investigators reported hearing music in presentation area but nothing documented on recorders

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03/21/2008 commercial property – indoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD

claims:  sounds of screaming woman in upstairs storage area (former brothel), cowboy apparition in basement, bell ringing by itself, items misplaced, pool ball rolling across the floor by itself

findings:  no anomalous findings collected, dust orbs in pictures

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04/22/2008 commercial property – indoor and outdoor setting, Gull Lake, MN

claims:  apparitions peering out of upper story windows, shadows on third floor, voices and lights going on in dining/banquet area, items being misplaced/moved, apparitions in basement area, shadows and voices in various locations outdoors

findings:  moving dust orbs on several pictures, shadow figure on picture determined to be photographer otherwise no audio or video findings, investigators reported EMF spike on stairwell that increased and decreased as though something moved past them, uneasy feelings, shadows moving in banquet area but nothing visible on video footage

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07/11/2008 commercial property – outdoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD

claims:  child-like entity sounds (voices and laughter), feelings of being watched

findings:  no anomalous findings collected, no experiences – nothing interactive/intelligent

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08/30/2008 commercial property – indoor setting, Gedes, SD

claims:  uncomfortable feelings and feelings of being watched in second floor hallway and in lower level multi-use room

findings:  moving orb on video footage seems to move toward investigator then moves away (bug), three garble-sounding EVPs, no experiences – nothing interactive/intelligent

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09/07/2008 & 09/12/2008 residential property – indoor setting, Hardwick, MN

claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling, figure in downstairs living rooms, child crying and voices in upstairs bedrooms

findings:  several dust orbs in photos, one unique orb in video footage in downstairs doorway, moving EMF spike in upstairs bedroom, several EVP recordings – nothing interactive/intelligent

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11/18/2008 & 11/21/2008 residential property – indoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD

claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling, figure peering around corners, child taking to imaginary friend and voices and running sounds in upstairs hallway

findings:  moving dust orb in photos and in video, high EMF in hallways – no spikes, EVP of running in hallway as a direct response, possible direct response to question(s), other EVP garbled sounds, video of a shadow moving on a doorway down a hall where the team had base set up

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03/21/2009 residential property – indoor/outdoor setting – home and buildings, Swan Lake, SD

claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling in a outdoor building, possible voices – unsure of origin

findings:  several dust orbs in photos, one unique orb in video footage in outdoor building, pair of EVP recordings of whistles/whistling – nothing interactive/intelligent noted

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07/16/2009 & 07/25/2009 commercial property – indoor settings – several-building campus, Sioux Falls, SD

claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling

findings:  dust/bug orb in one photo, EMF spikes and moving EMFs in main building basement although no electricity present – seemed interactive/intelligent, one investigator report feeling of being touched, FLIR photo of possible apparition behind investigators (thermal reflection?), no EVP recordings

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09/04/2009 & 09/18/2009 residential property – indoor setting, Coleman, SD

claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling, figure in living room (grandparent?) and another figure of a man in kitchen, electrical equipment turning on/off, volume going up/down on TV, child in home talking to invisible friend/playmate

findings:  several dust orbs in photos, no noticeable EMF spikes although high EMF recorded in home’s entryway, several EVP recordings – one possible direct response, two EVPs of young child – overall not noted as interactive/intelligent

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09/10/2009 commercial property – indoor setting, Tea, SD

claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling, doors lock/unlock, whispered voices

findings:  several dust orbs in photos, one unique dust or bug orb in video footage in dining area and another in classroom setting, no EMF spikes or high EMF areas, no EVP recordings – nothing interactive/intelligent

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12/28/2009 residential property – indoor setting, Spearfish, SD

claims:  uncomfortable feeling in lower level, reports of piano playing by itself, lights and TV turning on/off by themselves, marks/scratches-gouges forming on a replaced banister by stairwell – family refers to entity as Rose

findings:  several dust orbs in photos and video footage, no EMF spikes, no EVP recordings, 16 scratches/marks on banister noted/photographed – nothing interactive/intelligent

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12/29/2009 residential property – indoor setting, Spearfish, SD

claims:  uncomfortable feeling in back bedroom, hooded female figure in back bedroom seen on several occasions by current and former residents

findings:  no anomalous findings collected, several dust orbs in photos and in video footage, no EMF spikes, no EVP recordings, investigators reported uncomfortable feelings in back bedroom – nothing interactive/intelligent

*Since the Team's investigation in December of 2009, the hooded figure has again been seen/reported to the previous owners by the current inhabitance of the home.  The most recent sighting(s) occuring in May of 2010.

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01/13/2010 residential property – indoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD
claims:  electrical items (TV/clock) malfunction/turn on in upstairs bedroom, audible footsteps asending stairs in upper level, figure seen crossing the hallway in lower level, dark mass seen moving in lower level
findings:  dust orbs in photos and video, nothing anomolous in thermal video or IR video footage.  This location had large EMF spikes and moving EMFs in stairwell and throughout basement – seemed interactive/intelligent at times but not consistently.  The team recorded several EVPs of interest  including two that involved the sound of someone whistling, and three that seemed interactive and intelligent direct responses.  Of the three direct response EVPs two were lower grade EVPs (perhaps C or D) with one being a much more audible, B grade EVP.
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02/26/2010 residential property – indoor setting, Coleman, SD
claims:  electrical items (entertainment center devices) malfunction/turn off in family room, animals in the home reacting to an unseen entity followed by a family member feeling that they were drained of energy to the point that they needed to sit down, knocking and tapping sounds, uncomfortable feelings and those of being watched in kitchen, tingling sensations at times felt on arms or face in the kitchen (the Team did not know this claim at the start of the investigation)
findings:  There were very few dust orbs in photos, nothing anomolous in IR video footage and no abnormally high or fluctuating EMF fields detected.  During the investigation the Team noted a few temperature changes/fluctuations but nothing necessarily coinciding with other findings.  There were several clearly audible knocks or rapping sounds recorded.  At times the sounds seemed to be in response to requests but not on a consistent basis - many of the sounds seemed to be associated with the home's heating/cooling system.  Two Team members did experience feelings of tingling or numbness to an arm or side of the face in the kitchen area of the home.  When a Team member was photographed during one of the events the photo was blurry/out of focus although all other photos taken that evening were clear.  The team would later find out that these experiences were the same the homeowner had experienced.  Several low grade EVPs were recorded.  Two were possibly direct responses while most were random and seemed residual in nature.
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03/13/2010 residential property – indoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD
claims:  electrical items (audio equipment) malfunction/turn off in family/living room,cats in the home react to an unseen entity, household items disappear then reappear in obvious locations, uncomfortable feelings and those of being watched in lower level as well as upper floor bedroom, second floor windows unlatch and open by themselves, noises from dry-cellar in lower level
findings:  At the owners request this was a very low-key, low-tech. initial investigation relying primarily on audio recordings, EMF and temperature readings as well as digital photography.  Nothing anomolous was documented in the audio recordings, temperature readings or digital pictures.  Likewise no fluctuating EMF fields were detected.  An area of significantly high EMF was documented in the lower level that extended into the room over a sleeping area.  This could cause/explain the uncomfortable feelings reported in that area.  Upon inspection of the windows it was noted that they could be able to spring open a few inches if the latch were unlocked, but a reasonable amount of force would be needed to move the latching mechanism to allow them to open.  Both latches were behind other furniture in difficult to reach areas.  Noises in the dry cellar were noted during the investigation but there were household animals witnessed in that area.  The possibility of psychokinetic energy, PK, (poltergeist-type activity) was discussed with the owner of this property.  The Team is staying in contact with the owner for continued activity updates and future, more indepth investigations as needed.
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03/26/2010 residential property – indoor setting, Flandreau, SD
claims: footsteps heard upstairs, cupboard doors open/close on their own, child's swing turned off on its own, moving shadows/shadow people witnessed, an apparition of an elderly male figure seen in lower level
findings:  Dust orbs in digital photography and IR video.  Nothing anomolous noted in digital photography or IR video although three very uniquely moving and seemingly illunimated orbs were documented.  Two very interesting video clips, one in particular, from thermal imaging video seem to show a shadowing figure peering around a door in the lower level - this fit the claims of shadow figures that had been reported.  Areas of high and fluctuating EMF were documented on the main floor and lower levels of this home.  At times the electrical fields seemed to be interactive.  The sounds of a cabinet door opening/closing was documented in an audio recording when the investigators were not in the area.  Several EVPs of interest were documented including one with a direct response/identifiable statement.
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05/22/2010 commercial property – indoor setting, Estes Park, CO
claims: those familiar with the paranormal will know that this location has claims of every type of activity: voices, moving shadows and shadow figures, moving doors and objects, full-bodied apparitions...the entire gamut of activity.  This was not an organized, team investigation but rather an investigation conducted by a small group of SPCTR investigators who stayed at the Stanley hotel in Estes Park Colorado.  The group had permission from the hotel to conduct a mini-investigation on the property while they were staying in the hotel.  The group used IR video, EMF/temperature measurement, audio recording and digital photography during the investigation.
findings:  Dust orbs in digital photography and IR video.  One digital photograph was taken showing what appears to be a child or other person in a dining area that was not in use at the time.   Several EVPs of interest were documented.  The group had a number of unexplained experiences while on the property.
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05/28/2010 residential property – indoor setting, Sun City, AZ
claims: *no claims - this was a "ghost hunt" in a location made available to SPCTR by the owners in Arizona.
findings:  Dust orbs in digital photography and IR video.  No unusual EVP or temperature measurements were noted.  Nothing of interest in audio recording.
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05/30/2010 residential property – indoor setting, Tea, SD
claims: *no claims - this was also a "ghost hunt" in a location made available to SPCTR by the owners in South Dakota.

findings:  Dust orbs in digital photography and IR video.  No unusual EVP or temperature measurements were noted.  Nothing of interest in audio recording.


*Since the Team has had a good deal of audio, video and even digital photography "findings" in recent investigations it was decided to conduct a pair of "ghost hunts" at locations made available to the team.  These "hunts" served as a way to see whether audio and video evidence would always turn up - even in areas where there was no reported activity.  In both cases...nothing was found in evidence review. 
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07/24/2010 commercial property – indoor setting, Tea, SD
claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling, doors lock/unlock, whispered voices
findings:  dust orbs in IR video, one unique piece of thermal footage with a possible moving mass - too quick to determine for certain, no EMF spikes or high EMF areas, several interesting EVP recordings but nothing definitive – nothing interactive/intelligent
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08/05/2010 commercial property – indoor setting, St. Paul, MN
claims:  moving objects, full-bodied appartitions, disembodied voices, feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling
findings:  dust orbs in still images and IR video, nothing of significance in EVP recordings; other investigators claimed to have seen moving dark masses, hearing disembodied voices and even being touched - unable to substantiate with video or audio 
*a SPCTR Team member investigated this location with Robb Demarest and Brandy Green of the SyFy TV show Ghost Hunters International (GHI)
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08/13/2010 commercial property – indoor/outdoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD
claims:  feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling; being touched by unseen entity
findings:  Although the Team members had a number of unique experiences on this investigation - having pant legs touched, feeling pushed, having an arm touched/bumped, having car keys tugged - none of those experiences were caught on video.  Other findings include dust orbs in still images, several very unique audio/EVP recordings and one interesting thermal footage clip.  The amount of environmental noise in the area made positive EVP identification very difficult to nearly impossible.
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10/08/2010 residential property – indoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD
claims:  voices, apparition seen behind the home, sounds of  footsteps, furniture being moved, feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feeling; being touched/scratched by unseen entity
findings:  The Team had a number of unique, technical difficulties at this location with a monitor burning out, a camera refusing to work in one reportedly active area and a pair of the Team's six audio recorders malfunctioning during the investigation.  For findings at this location nothing noteworthy was captured on FLIR video.  The Team did document one orb, or the reflection of an orb, in a series of pictures as a unexplained light source moved down a hallway away from the view of the IR cameras.  Several audio files were recorded containing unexplained sounds of movement in the home when there were no investigators present (the Team's base of operations was set up outside of the home).  Several audio files were also documented with voices:  two B or C-grade clips with phrases and one A-grade clip with a one-word statement.  None of the voices were direct responses to questions but all did seem interactive to what was occuring with the investigators at the time.  Overall this location was very interesting in its history and the variety of anomaly types that were captured/documented.
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10/30/2010 residential property – indoor setting, Sioux City, IA
claims:  voices, apparitions and shadow people, moving black and white masses,  sounds of  footsteps, furniture being moved, feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feelings
findings:  The Team was not able to document any visual evidence on still imaging cameras or video evidence on the IR video, full-spectrum video or thermal video units.  The Team was able to capture a pair of EVPs that would be either A or B grade in which an investigator's name is spoken and a child calls for a parent.  For the first time in the Team's history a pair of investigators had a unique experience in which an entity seemed to be responding/interacting using the two-way radios that the Team carries.  Questions were asked out-loud (without pressing the radio's talk button) and direct responses were heard via the two-way radios.  The other Team members with radios did not hear the interaction or answers on their radios.
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11/20/2010 commercial property – outdoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD
claims:  voices and sounds of children laughing, tapping or drumming sounds, feelings of being watched, items misplaced only to reappear later
findings:  nothing anomalous noted in IR or thermal footage (various animals documented), nothing documented in audio recordings that could not be explained as normal, outdoor, environmental noise – nothing interactive/intelligent noted
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12/04/2010 residential property – indoor setting at a former funeral home turned residence, SD *city not specified due to unique location
claims:  voices/child-like laughter, apparitions and shadow people, sounds of  footsteps, pictures being moved, feelings of being watched/uncomfortable feelings
findings:  The Team had an interesting evening of experiences at this location.  Although not documented on video - a shadow person/dark mass was seen by a Team on rotation as well as a Team monitoring IR video.  An EVP alarm was tripped at the same time in the same location.  Team members also experienced some interactive responses on EMF/K2 meters.  Several EVPs that would be A or B grade were documented - often with the voice mimicing the investigators or responding.
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01/21/2011 residential property – indoor setting, Sioux Falls, SD
claims:  voices; apparitions seen in the kitchen and lower level of the home; sounds of  footsteps in the upper floor hallway; furniture and other objects being moved; uncomfortable feelings in areas of the home; family members being touched or poked and clothing tugged; tapping and  knocking sounds and vibrations
findings:  Dust orbs documented in digital photography and video.  Nothing of interest was noted in IR video, FLIR video, or full spectrum imaging.  No unusual EVP or temperature measurements were noted.  Nothing of interest in audio recordings.
The  SPCTR Team has discontinued private investigations 02/2011 - present.
We hope you are able to find assistance from other groups or agencies.



SPCTR never releases the names or addresses of clients for whom we have investigated. 
Likewise, we do not post findings without a client's permission.







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