Weather: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees, 39% humidity, 30.05" barometric pressure and steady
Solar Activity: Normal
Geomagnetic Activity: Quiet
Moon Phase:
Waning Crescent, 11% of Full

Equipment Used: Sony digital coolpix S-10, Canon PowerShot S50 Digital camera, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W50, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera; Kodak Easy Share CX6330 digital camera, HP Photosmart M417 digital camera, Cannon Power shot s30 digital camera, Sony Cybershot DSC-S750 Digital Camera, Kodak Easy Share C330 Digital Camera<>, Tripod

<>Olympus vn-2000 digital voice recorder, 2-Olympus Digital Voice Recorder VN-4100 PC, Olympus VN-3100PC Digital Voice Recorder, Olympus Digital Voice Recorder VN-960 PC, Sony ICD-P320 Digital Voice Recorder, Sony ICD-B300 Digital Voice Recorder, Sony Tie Pin Electret Condenser Microphone #ECM-T6

Sony Handycam DCR-HC38 Mini DV Camcorder, Sony Camcorder CCD-TRV58 with infrared extender

Bushnell Night Vision 2x24 Guardian Compact IR Monocular Scope, Yukon Digital Camera Adapter

Pixel 4 channel DVR, 4 wireless IR cameras, 15” LCD monitor

2-Pair of Dowsing Rods

13-Cell Sensor EMF Detector, 4-Trifield Natural EM Meter, Electrosensor EMF Detector, 11- ELF Zone EMF meter, 2- Gauss Lites EMF meter, 3-KII EMF meter, Osun Radiation Finder  

5-La Crosse Technology's IR101 Infrared Thermometer, 5-Raytek MT2 non contact thermometer, Extech 42520 IR non-contact thermometer, Thermometer, Oregon Scientific EM899 digital thermometer, Max-Min Thermometer/Hygrometer, Radio Shack Digital Thermometer, Radio Shack Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer

Telko S003M IR motion detector, Radio Shack 49425 Motion Detector Radio Shack 49425 Motion Detector, 3-Streetwise motion sensor,  2- Copper Dowsing rods, Uniden 1400 FRS radio, Cobra PR 155 VP 2-Way Radio 2-Motorola Talkabout 5950 Two Way FRS Radio, 2-Cobra Cleartalk FRS radio, 2-Uniden FRS radio, 2-Bellsouth FRS radio, 2-Cobra Cleartalk FRS radios, 2-Bell South 18 channel 2 way FRS radio, 2-Uniden TR620 FRS radio, 2-Motorola Talkabout® FV200R Radios

Film: All Digital Format and (1) Sony MP120 8mm Video Cassette

Tapes: All Digital Format

- Historical Society of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, PA -

Date Of Investigation: 08-27-08
Time: 8:30pm – 12:20am
Investigators on Scene:
Dave Juliano, Jill DeLucio,  Rosalyn Bown, Marti Haines, Kathleen Smith, Maureen Carroll, David Hewitt, Liz Apostolico, Colleen Kelleher
Photos taken (digital): 932
Positive Photos (digital): 15
EVP's: 4
Anomalous EMF readings: 0
Anomalous temperature changes: 0
Positive Motion Sensor Readings: 0
Video: 0

This was SJGR's second visit to the Philadelphia Historical Society in the heart of Philadelphia, PA.  We were asked to come back after several years from our last investigation to update evidence for an upcoming presentation for HSP members.

The physical evidence collected consisted of 4 EVPs which appear to interact with investigators, and 15 positive photos with anomalies in them. 1.6% of the positive photos obtained falls below the normal range and does not factor into the overall evidence.  However, some photos correspond to events investigators were experiencing at the time the photo was taken.
There were no anomalous EMF, motion sensor, or temperature readings obtained during the investigation.


8:59pm – Investigator Bown recorded this voice saying “They said it” in the 3rd floor corridor as she was setting up a Motion Sensor Camera.  Click here to play EVP

9:30pm - Investigator Apostolico recorded this voice saying "Hey" after Investigator Carroll called her over to the other side of the vault Room 2 because she was feeling cold, and subsequently two investigators digital cameras malfunctioned at the same time.  Click here to play EVP

9:50pm - Investigator Apostolico recorded this voice saying, "No, that's wrong" during a conversation with Investigators
Carroll and Smith.  Click here to play EVP


-click on a photo for a larger image-

9:45pm – Investigator Carroll took this photo in the archway of the second cubby hole in the Basement Vault after feeling a great deal of energy, emotion, and got the impression of a young black woman kneeling on a dirt floor grasping children close against her as she looks fearful.

10:40pm - Investigator Apostolico took this photo in the Batch Processing Room while Investigator Carroll sensed a male named "Toby".

11:18 pm – Investigator Kelleher took this photo after Investigator Bown reported something near her.

11:55pm - Investigator Apostolico took this photo near the 2nd floor elevators after hearing an anomalous bang sound.