The Retired Retirement Rest Home
    Last month we enjoyed an investigation of one of the more unusual locations we have done.  An old abandoned building that once housed a retirement or rest home.  A U shaped building, with a long shot gun style hall for residents on one side, an entry, reception room, offices, etc on another and a medical wing at the far end.  Additions had been added for further rooms.  This is a pretty long and maze like building. Once you’re in, You’re in! 

    There is no known history for the appearance.  There is surprisingly little vandalism, due mostly to the tight monitoring of area police (and yes they WILL make you leave NOW).  However the most intriguing of things is the fact that it appears as if residents, staff and all simply up and left one night carrying on what they could.  It has all the appearances of an Outer Limits episode.  There is some vandalism (broken windows, the requisite satanic graffiti from someone with a limited imagination, etc) however all the items left behind are still there...person clothing, business and phone records, clothes in the dryers, cutlery in the kitchen area.  Furniture is all intact. Wheelchairs grace the building and grounds. 

    An early evening check on the location netted us both the sounds of banging coming from an undetermined source, and a most spectacular orb photo taken with a Fuji instant camera.  The photo alone made it worth coming back to do an investigation.  We set up the investigation for a couple of weeks later.  To say this location is unnerving in the dark doesn't begin to cover it.  After doing a full walk through waking multiple photos, we chose the medical wing as the most promising.  It simply felt right, I suppose you could say :->   

    As we gathered in a junction of 3 corridors and began to lay out plans several of us noticed movement at the far end of one of the corridors as if someone had walked was a shadow then sensation of movement.  To be honest we were a little more worried about squatters than anything.  However we found no living person and returned to setting up equipment.  We focused the Sony camera on the short corridor, along a nurse’s station.  The second camera was set up down the hall and focused back at the first camera.  As we finished we heard a sharp bang come from inside a locked room (we assume a bathroom) in a residential room.  We could not get the door open to find what the cause was.  As we moved into the hallway and out of view of the cameras two members felt a hand touch then squeeze their necks.  No readings on equipment coincided with this.  The second camera began giving us abnormal refused to stay powered up despite the freshly charged battery.  It would run for a few moments and then shut down.  After a great deal of frustration we broke it down and wrote it off for the night, but in an equipment check the next morning it worked perfectly.  We continued to inspect areas while the first camera ran, additional we returned to the boiler rooms and kitchen areas to shoot some photos. 

    After gathering up equipment, we met at a local fast food restaurant for review.  While going through things we also ran the fist camera (the one that had worked that evening) and reviewed the footage.  It didn't take long to hear a gasp and have the camera passed around.... across the screen a bright orb had shot across the nurse’s station.  Within minutes another orb danced across the hall, crossing

    paths with a third orb.   The video was transferred to VHS and reviewed on the TV.... for a period of 10 to 15 minutes small, brilliant orbs appeared and disappeared.  All protocols were met, flashlights were not allowed during filming.  The building is isolated from roads and businesses that would cause a reflection.  The orbs are distinct and opaque...there is no missing them! Check our website at We hope to have a small clip of this film on this site soon.

    Because of the large area and obvious activity we hope to be able to arrange a second investigation with more people and equipment soon.

    (Article submitted by Kady Harrington). 

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