Weather: Clear, 80 degrees, 67% humidity, 29.95" barometric pressure
Solar Activity: Normal
Geomagnetic Activity: Quiet
Moon Phase: waxing; 83% visible 

Equipment Used:
Cannon Powershot S30 Digital camera, Kodak Easy Share CX6330 digital camera,  Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera, Canon 35 mm Sure Shot 150u(4xZoom/38-150),  Olympus Digital camera D-580 Zoom

Olympus vn-2000 digital voice recorder, Olympus Digital Voice Recorder VN-4100 PC, Olympus VN-4100PC Digital Voice Recorder, RCA Digital Voice Recorder, Sony Digital Voice Recorder ICD-B500

Sony DCR-TRV11 Digital Video Camera, Panasonic PV-L750D Digital Video Camera

2-Cell Sensor EMF Meter, 3-Trifield Natural EM Meter, Gauss Lites EMF meter, 5-ELF zone EMF meter, K-II EMF Meter

Sony CCD-TRV128 video camera w/ infrared nightshot, Sony TRV820 camcorder w/ nightshot, IR light extender, spare camcorder battery

2-Raytech MT2 non contact thermometer, La Crosse Technology's IR101 Infrared Thermometer, Radio Shack Digital Thermometer, Radio Shack Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer

2 - Streetwise MAAC Motion Detector, 2-Cobra Cleartalk FRS radios, 2-Bell South 18 channel 2 way FRS radio, 2-Uniden TR620 FRS radio, 2-Uniden GMR 1038 FRS Radios

Film: All Digital Format
All Digital Format

- G.A.R. Civil War Museum:
Philadelphia, PA -

Date Of Investigation: 08-24-07
10:00pm – 1:00am
Investigators on Scene: Marti Haines, David Hewitt, Randy Neidt, Dawn Ashman, Jessica Briggs, David Cohen
Photos taken (digital): 355
Photos taken (35mm): N/A
Positive Photos (digital): 12
Positive Photos (35mm): N/A
EVP's: 7
Anomalous EMF readings: 2
Anomalous temperature changes: 0
Positive Motion Sensor Readings: 1
Video: 0


This was SJGR's third investigation of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library, located in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. 

A much lower number of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVPs) were recorded during this investigation than on our previous visit.  Two anomalous EMF and one motion sensor reading were recorded on this trip.  No temperature changes were recorded, and nearly double the amount of photos were deemed positive than from the 2006 investigation.

Again, many investigators sensed energy from both residual and spirit activity in the building.

For information about our second investigation, please click here.


10:25pm - Investigator Niedt recorded this spirit voice after feeling a cold breeze in the Lincoln room and his Motorola Radio rang once.  The voice says, "I need to go …back…back…back".   Click here to play EVP

10:25pm - Investigator Niedt recorded this spirit voice saying "You are waiting" while on the 1st floor. Click here to play EVP

10:38pm - Investigator Cohen recorded this spirit voice saying "Bob Walden" after asking for a name on the second floor. Click here to play EVP


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10:30pm -  Investigator Niedt took this photo at random. 

10:40pm - Investigator Hewitt took this photo at random

9:56pm -  Investigator Hewitt took this photo at random