A Night at the Adams House with Black Hills Paranormal Investigations
This past Saturday my wife and I got to spend a night at the Adams House in Deadwood with the Black Hills Paranormal Investigators. If you haven’t visited the beautiful historic Adams House in Deadwood, it is a must see…both day…and night. We got some really cool captures on their SLS Camera (Structured Light Sensor Camera). One figure we captured was sitting on a chair in the front living room. Investigator Deb Sutton set a Parascope on the floor directly in front of the chair and Lead Investigator Maurice “Mo” Miller who was operating the SLS, asked the figure on the camera if it could reach down and touch the Parascope. It didn’t take long and the Parascope lit up like a Christmas tree. Really cool!
A BIG Thank You to Rose with Deadwood History and Mo with Black Hills Paranormal Investigations for letting us experience a real Paranormal Investigation of the historic Adams House.
You can experience a real Paranormal Investigation of the Adams House!
Paranormal Investigations of the Adams House
Deadwood History and Black Hills Paranormal Investigations (BHPI) will host Paranormal Investigations of the Historic Adams House on October 4 and 5, October 11 and 12, and October 18 and 19, 2019. Visitors will participate in a real paranormal investigation with professional paranormal researchers. Tours are offered at 6:00, 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and the price includes a t-shirt. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. Ages 12 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Psychic readings with Heart & Soul Healing Arts will be available following each tour in the gentlemen’s smoking room for $20 per person. Must be an adult to participate and limited to eight people per session. Advance reservations are required.
Before the investigation started, I took photos of all the BHPI equipment and Mo provided the descriptions.
BHPI Case #1
Top left to right:
Microphone that we can use with the SB-7 Spirit box.
The black box is a Geo-phone. This measures vibrations much like a seismograph (sp). We deploy this in areas where the claims involve footsteps being heard. If something is walking by, we can see the unit light up. The more lights, the heavier the steps.
Audio recorder. A mag lite. The are used with flashlight experiments. This is another way to try to communicate with whatever may be in the vicinity. The spirit, if you will, can turn this off and on using this for a yes or no type question session.
Laser Grid. This is a common laser grid. It displays a pattern of dots in a room allowing an investigator to see the slightest movement–be it a shadow or something more
Another audio recorder.
The lower right:
EPOD. This unit is a proximity meter. There is antenna that can be extended and it also has lights. If something comes near this unit the lights will either come on in a sequence or go out in a sequence according to the static in the area. Much like a parascope but not as precise.
BHPI Case #2
Two types of Parascopes (The units with the wands protruding from the bases) The operate by measuring the Tribo-electric field. Basically static. The zero out to the static charge in their general vicinity–about ten feet. If something with an opposite charge comes by, the unit lights up. The wands light and point in the direction of the disturbance. This allow you to know the direction from where the disturbance is coming.
Walkie-Talkies. We use these to keep track of where our investigators are as well as sharing any event that we come across and need to share.
The large white unit is just a light that we use to see our cases if we are in a dark command center.
The unit of the left that looks like legs is a very small tripod that we use with our laser grids. It is flexible so we can put this out on an uneven surface and use our laser grids.
BHPI Case #3
There are two audio recorders which are used to collect EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena)
There are three EMF detectors (The units with the red tops and the black box in the lower left) These are used to find EMFs in the area you are in. The are most useful in finding the natural EMFs in any given area. i.e., appliances, wiring, etc. These prevent us from honing in on a false positive. If they go off where there is no recorded EMFs start digging. You may have something here.
The large white unit is an IR motion detector. This sends out a very wide IR beam that if broken, alarms. This is quite loud and you put these out where there have been claims of movement. If something moves by, an very disturbingly loud alarm will sound. We have more than one of these. On a past investigation, we had these in rooms across from one another and they would go off at separate times making us go back and forth between rooms. Was something having a little fun with us? The two smaller white items are the fobs to operate the IR Motion Detector.
The K-II. This is a type of EMF detector that is very common within the paranormal field. The neat things about these are the lights across the top. You can interact with something by having it light up more than one light. These are quite useful when communicating with something.
Far right. Regular flashlight with a red lens cover. Why the red cover? It allows you to use the flashlight without messing with your own eyes trying to see in the dark. It doesn’t interfere with your night vision.
BHPI Case #4
Left to right top row:
Binoptic Camera – This uses two lenses. One is a standard lens and the other is an IR lens. This comes into play where there is a lot of claimed orb activity. If you see orbs on the normal side and nothing on the IR it more than likely means that it is nothing but dust particulates. If the IR side sees the orb and it has its own light source–that is something to look into. This also has audio recording on it. This has captured EVPs as well as a few anomalies for Black Hills Paranormal Investigations
Mel Meter’s – These devices measure Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and records high and low temperature.
The next item with the lights on it is an IR extender. This is used in conjunction with the Binoptic Camera. The lights extend the IR capability so it can see farther into the dark. It also has lights that will illuminate the room in the UV spectrum that is not visible to the human eye. Somethings captured are in the dark so the IR works well and some things appear in the UV spectrum. Using this UV light, we can see things that the human eye will not pick up.
Lower row, left to right:
B-7 Spirit Box. This is a unit that sweeps radio waves in a very rapid fashion. It can sweep forward or reverse. It operates on the premise that spirits can manipulate radio white noise, and speak through using the white noise. We have gotten some pretty interesting results with this unit.
Laser Grid. This unit is a bit different from a typical laser grid. Instead of projecting dots this projects an actual grid pattern. This unit works really well in tight spaces and hallways.
Paranormal Music Box or PMB
This operates by sending out a beam and if something crosses that beam it alarms by playing music as well as having the light on the unit light up. This works really well as you do not have to be in a line of sight environment when it alarms. You will hear the music box portion start to play.
Structured Light Sensor Camera
The SLS camera can recognize people (spirits) by distinguishing body parts, joints and movements. If it shows a person shaped object on the screen that you cannot see with the naked eye then there is something there the IR is detecting and the programing is recognized as a human shape based on body parts and joints together. We have gotten some very good results with this piece of equipment.