Final Report & Analysis

Black Diamond Paranormal Society©

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Final Report and Analysis

Case 036

Clients requested to be anonymous

July 27, 2012

Undisclosed Location I


Rodney Shortridge, Jason Kwun, Matt O’Quin, Michele Crigger & Robyn Dalton

     On July 27, 2012 the BDPS team investigated an undisclosed location. The client requested to be anonymous due to the nature of this case. I would like to take this moment to thank the clients for giving us permission to investigate their home. We decided because of the size of the home we would do the investigation with two teams. I would watch the monitors and be a float to help out each team during the investigation while the other teams conducted the investigation throughout the home. We started our investigation around 7:00 p.m. BDPS was given a walking tour of the home by the clients a few weeks before the investigation to our historian Dave Horn while interviewing for the pre-investigating. The clients gave BDPS a quick walk through of the home to update us on any new claims. We started our set up around 7:30 p.m. We then proceeded to our investigation after dividing up into two teams. Team one was Jason and Michele, team two which consisted of Matt and Robyn. I watched the monitor and experimented with taking long exposed time photos throughout the investigation while each time was investigating. We worked on a rotation changing our location about every 2 hours. We finished our investigation around 3:00 a.m. the following morning. This was a great experience and very helpful in our constant training.


  • (4) DVR’s (Digital Voice Recorders)

  • (4) Zero Lux low lever IR (infra-red) cameras

  • (1) Sony handheld camcorder

  • (2) Kodak digital cameras

  • (1) Canon digital camera

  • (0) Motion diction IR (infra-red) Field video/camera

  • (1) K2 Meters

  • (1) EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) Meter

  • (1) Laser Thermometers

     We placed (1) DVR (Digital Voice Recorder) in each of the areas of the home with reports or claims of paranormal activity; which included the child’s bedroom, dining room, hallway and the living room. (1) IR camera was placed in the daughter’s room, (1) IR camera was placed in the dining room, (1) IR camera was placed in the hallway and (1) IR camera was placed in the living room all locations for the IR cameras were placed for maximum view for areas were the paranormal activity claims were the strongest. Also, we carried along with us during the investigation one of the following: K2 Meter, EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) Meter, Laser Thermometer and a Sony handheld camcorder.


Reports & Claims:

Client claims of high amounts of unexplained whispers in the child’s bedroom, the child is unable to sleep in this bedroom due to the whispering voices. The clients have seen a black shadow pass through the kitchen area. There are claims of seeing a child called “Little Jacob” in the living room, dining room and the hallway of the home.  

Personal Experiences:

Matt O’Quin Personal Experience:

Me and Robin investigated the house on Thursday night and Friday Morning July 26/27 from about 10:45ish-12:00ish. My personal experiences are as follows:
Before the investigation started when the team was doing a walk through with the client a bell made a sound that sounded very much like one on a bicycle. The client said he did not have one in the house. It is possible that this bell was from someone riding a bicycle outside on the sidewalk. I will not confirm or deny that to me this was something paranormal.
While me and Robin was doing evp sessions in the child’s room I was sitting against the wall asking questions. Upon about 15-25mins into asking questions during a break between questions I audibly heard someone say "What" in a whisper like voice near my right ear. Robin heard something but could not make it out due to where she was sitting. Upon hearing this I was a bit flustered, this is the first time I have ever heard an audible voice with my own ear during an investigation. I cannot explain where this voice came from. In my opinion this may be a paranormal anomaly.
When Rodney later came back into the house with me and Robin he was taking pictures of us in the child’s room. I had a flashlight on the floor in front of my legs beside our toy piano. During his shooting a flash of light came from the toy piano after some expletive questions coming from Rodney. This flash could be attributed to the laser finder on the camera but I cannot say for certain.
Other than that no more major experiences took place however various sounds, smells, feelings, and senses seemed from the child’s room and the adjacent area just outside the room in the hall way. All sounds that could not be explained came from this area.
-Matt O'Quin

Jason Kwun & Michele Crigger Personal Experience

During the walk through before the investigation all BDPS members heard an unexplained bicycle bell in the hallway of the home while speaking to the client. The client informed us that there was no bicycle bell in the house and no one’s cell phone had a bicycle bell as a ring tone or other sounds on their phones that would make the sound we heard.

At 10:19 p.m. Jason and Michele experienced unexplained smells in the kitchen that they were unable to trace to any sources within the kitchen area.

Jason and Michele also experienced unexplained knocking noises from the front door of the home with no one being present at the main entrance way, this was collaborated by Rodney that had the van parked by the entrance way and he reported not seeing anyone at the outside of the door at any of the times of the unexplained knocking was occurring.

Jason and Michele also experienced unexplained cold chills walking into the child’s bedroom.

Rodney Shortridge Personal Experience

Unexplained bicycle bell while interviewing the client before the investigation.

While I was taking photos throughout the home an unexplained blue light was captured on a still shot camera set at a 15 second exposure time with no flash on five different photos while Matt and Robyn were in the child’s bedroom investigating.

Jason and I were in the hallway trying to figure out where the cold spots he and Michele were experiencing might be coming from. While investigating the air vents we both heard a male voice say “What”. The unexplained voice was between Jason and I. We were only about 3 feet apart from each other when this unexplained voice occurred. Jason and I were the only two males in the home at the time.


Photo evidence: Unexplained blue light captured on a still shot camera set at a 15 second exposure time with no flash on five different photos

Video evidence: Video of two different unexplained objects in the child’s bedroom, at the same time while Jason and Michele were investigating the bedroom a blurred object was seen moving towards and around Michele’s back and an unexplained flash of light over Michele’s head.

Note:  BDPS does not support the idea of orbs as evidence of the paranormal because most orbs can be explained away as dust, bugs, rain, mist, fog, etc. There are cases that the orbs we photograph seem to move with some type of intelligent intent. We post these photos because we feel that there needs to be more investigation into the Orb Phenomenon and we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss this phenomenon without further investigation and explanation. So we show these photos in an attempt to add another piece to the puzzle and leave this decision up to you to accept or dismiss orbs as evidence. It is also my opinion to show all evidence so we all can learn from what might be an area of the paranormal that may be getting over looked by researchers.

EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon)

We heard the following EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) and unexplained noises on our DVR’s (Digital Voice Recorders) & Microcassette Recorder:

Child’s Bedroom:

  • Unexplained Voice (Yes)

  • Unexplained Whisper (What)

Dining Room-Kitchen Area:

  • Unexplained Female Voice (Love Me)

  • Unexplained Female Voice (Inaudible first word Your Dead)

  • Unexplained Footsteps sounds

  • Unexplained Female Voice (Rodney Breath Rodney Breath Rodney)


  • Unexplained Growl

  • Unexplained Voice (Yes)

Living Room:

  • Unexplained Female (Sigh-moan)

  • Unexplained Female Inaudible Voice

  • Unexplained Knock and Popping Noise

  • Unexplained Low Inaudible Whisper

  • Unexplained Male Voice (Yes)


     We have come to the conclusion that the home has moderate paranormal activity. We were able to capture a few EVP’s, video and photographic evidence which helped us to determine our conclusion. We feel that this maybe moderate intelligent energy. We were able to obtain enough evidence to back most of the claims of the client.    

           I look forward to our next investigation. If anyone would like for us to do a paranormal investigation of their home, business, church, property or a family cemetery please contact us. If you would just like to speak with us about any paranormal activity you may be having we would love to hear from you. No problem is too small. We would be honored to help and we do not charge for our services. Contact BDPS to set up a time and place for us to discuss your paranormal questions and or problems.

            I feel honored to be working with such a great team. Without the team’s hard work and professionalism BDPS would not be what it has become today.

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I would like to thank all of the BDPS members for all their hard work. To all of our clients, a special ‘thank you’ for giving us the opportunity to be able to come in and help to the best of our abilities. I know with the team that I have formed we will have exciting investigations in the future. I would like to let everyone know that our members have become more to me than just investigators, they have become my family. Without them BDPS would not be possible. Just like a family we sometimes agree and sometimes we don’t agree but each and every member of BDPS is very special to me. Thanks guys, you all are the best!!!

     I hope everyone enjoys the photos and the analysis sheet along with the new video we are providing. Also we will have our EVP’s, photos and any video evidence on the website for everyone to view and listen to. You can judge for yourself. If anyone has any questions or comments we would love to hear from you. Let us know what you think.

Thank you,

Rodney Shortridge

Founder/Lead Investigator

Black Diamond Paranormal Society



Michele Crigger

Case Manager



Robyn Dalton

Case Manager Assistant