We’ve been investigating Port Arthur regularly for 12 months now, so it’s about time we presented a little of our findings!
There have been many anomalous readings on our EMF meters throughout the various buildings we visit during the investigations. In the Parsonage we’ve discovered that the security system produces incredibly high levels of EMF from the Post Office room, which then has a flow on effect through to surrounding areas of the building. The levels in this house top out our KII meters, whilst the ELF meter reads levels usually associated with industrial sized EMF pumps. Interestingly this is a room where sightings are commonly reported, particularly during ghost tours of an evening.
In the Commandants House, again the alarm systems wreak havoc with the EMF levels. We’ve been setting up the ELF meter here on most investigations, and have a consistently high reading of levels of EMF in the front section of the house.
The Separate prison has produced the occasional anomalous EMF reading, although we have been unable to locate any source. The ELF meter will be established in this building for the next year.
The basement (which has no electrical wiring at all) has also surprisingly produced infrequent anomalous readings.
We’ve had a few interesting results from our Full Spectrum Cameras, although most of the these photos have had some kind of logical explanation now associated with them.
The CCTV system is in the process of being transferred to the Separate Prison, where we will have cameras aimed up A and C wings, in the Chapel, and covering the central room. In the Commandant’s House we found that we were capturing plenty of movement in the hallway on these cameras, although this has been attributed to dust particles in the air.
We’ve captured one decent EVP in the Separate Prison, however no one has been able to conclusively say what the words are. We classify this as a B grade EVP.
There have been many anecdotal experiences on the investigations, from both visitors and guides, however these have not been captured on any of the equipment to date. Some phenomena has been witnessed by multiple people at a time.
So what have we learned from all this?
We need to keep investigating, and make sure that everyone is carrying a device that can potentially document a personal experience. We need to keep our slightly sceptical stance and (tempting as it is to jump to spooky conclusions!) rule out any logical explanations for events during the investigations. We need to test theories, and try to replicate spooky events by any reasonable means.
So our goal for this year?
Keep investigating, keep looking for logic, and most importantly keep having an absolute blast whilst we’re doing it!
In other news our February investigation is headed out tonight. Good luck to everyone going along! Don’t forget the March investigation is only a few weeks away, why not come down and help us investigate before the weather turns cold again?
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