BDPS Case 040 Final Report & Analysis Final Report

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Final Report and Analysis

Case 040

St. Clair Home

October 5, 2013

Marvin, Virginia


Rodney Shortridge, Matt O’Quin, Robyn Dalton, Olivia Compton & Scott Osmundson

     On October 5, 2013 the BDPS team investigated the St. Clair Home located in Marvin, Virginia. I would like to take this moment to thank the St. Clair family for giving us permission to investigate their home. We decided because of the size of the home we would have one team inside the home investigating while the second team would sit outside on the porch monitoring the IR (infra-red) cameras. We started our investigation around 7:00 p.m. with a walking tour of the home that was given by Mrs. St. Clair. We started our set up around 7:30 p.m. We then proceeded to our investigation soon after dividing into teams. Team 1 consisted of me, Robyn Dalton and Olivia Compton. Team 2 consisted of Matt O’Quin and Scott Osmundson. Mrs. St. Clair assisted later during the investigation. Each team worked on a rotation changing their location about every 2 hours. We finished our investigation around 4:00 a.m. the following morning. This was a great experience and very helpful in our constant training.


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

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

  • (1) Sony handheld camcorder

  • (2) Kodak digital cameras

  • (1) Canon digital camera

  • (1) K2 Meters

  • (1) EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) Meter

  • (1) Laser Thermometers

  • (2) IR (infra-red) motion detectors

     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 children’s bedroom, living room, kitchen. (1) DVR (Digital Voice Recorder was carried by one investigator during the investigation. The (1) IR camera was placed in the children’s bedroom, (1) was placed in the living room, (1) was placed in the kitchen (1) Sony handheld camcorder was carried by one investigator during the investigation. Also, each team carried along with them during their investigations one of the following: K2 Meter, EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) Meter or Laser Thermometer.

Reports & Claims: Children being woke up by unknown little girl screaming, seeing black shadows in the corner of the living room, one child has explained experiencing an unknown light around her, children’s shoes that light up are lighting up for no reason but seems to respond to questions being asked by lighting up 1 for yes and 2 for no.

Historical information: We were unable to find any historical information on this home or surrounding properties.

Personal Experiences: Only personal experiences by all from the team was the children’s shoes that light up, about 40% of the time. When asked a question the shoes would light up in response to the questions being asked, 60% of the time there would be no response at all but the shoes would light up on their own without a question being asked. This has baffled us we cannot say it’s paranormal and we cannot say it isn’t either. The shoes were checked by all members to see if the shoes had been tampered with and no such evidence presented itself. The shoes were purchased a few days earlier and the area to get to the batteries had no evidence of being tampered with. We tried many tests to see if we could get the shoes to light up. Example: we used force and vibrations to see if the shoes would light up and they did; but the amount of force and vibrations it took to get the shoes to light up could not explain how the shoes would light up on their own when no such force or vibrations was detected at the times the shoes would light up. It was determined by all that we were unable to explain why the shoe’s where lighting up.

Evidence: Photo evidence: No photo evidence, Video evidence: No video evidence

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:

Daughter’s Bedroom:

  • Unexplained Drawn out (Yes) whisper as Scott and Matt talking

  • Unexplained Little girl voice (I found it) with a giggle

  • Unexplained Low whisper (Yes)

  • Unexplained Moan

  • Unexplained whisper (Get out)

  • Unexplained Whisper (You taking pictures of a madman)

DVR Carried on Person:

  • Unexplained little girl humming, Olivia heard

  • Unexplained Very low giggle - heard by Scott, Olivia and Matt


  • Unexplained Female Voice (Started in the kitchen)

  • Unexplained Female voice (You harlot)

  • Unexplained Very low female whimper - Olivia heard

  • Unexplained whisper (I know)

Living Room:

  • Unexplained Female voice low whisper (No)

  • Unexplained Little girl humming - Olivia heard

  • Unexplained little girl voice (No)

  • Unexplained Very Loud whisper (Get out) as Matt is talking

  • Unexplained Voice (I have one)


     We have come to the conclusion that the St. Clair Home has very moderate paranormal activity in the forms of EVP’s, and personal experiences that helped us to determine our conclusion.

           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

Virginia Case Manager



Robyn Dalton

West Virginia Case Manager