Saturday, July 26, 2014

A.L.P.S. Investigates with Solano County Paranormal in Sebastopol, CA

By Scott Wolf

Scott Wolf
Faye Navarro
Roxi Rodriguez
Jennifer Furgerson

When our team gets a call to investigate with another team we jump at the chance. We always enjoy being able to see how other teams run their investigations. It is a great learning opportunity for all of us. It doesn't matter how long you have been investigating, you always have something to learn.

When we were contacted by Solano County Paranormal to help out with a case they had in Sebastopol, CA we were very excited to help out and be able to work with their team. As it turned out, it was well worth the trip!

We arrived at the property to find a fairly large amount of land with several buildings, a house, horse corals, and wooded areas. It was very beautiful!

We all met up and Scott, Beth, and Melissa, of Solano County Paranormal, took us on a tour of the property, buildings, and the places where activity takes place. Next we came up with a game plan of how we could split up and cover all the major areas.

I chose to be one of the five that started in the house. I set myself up at the kitchen table which allowed me full view of the kitchen and a portion of the living room.
After about five minutes of sitting quietly, trying to get used to the normal sounds of the house, I began to smell a very strong odor of pipe tobacco. I looked around the area to see if there was anything nearby that could be giving off that odor. There was nothing. The smell quickly disappeared.  While I was at the table I would smell it several other times only to have it quickly vanish.

After about 30 minutes I moved into the living room where Scott was trying to capture some video. I sat with my back to an open window and once again I smelled the pipe tobacco. There was no way it was drifting in from outside.

As we sat in the living room we began to hear footsteps coming from the kitchen. It was so loud that I thought that someone was coming up the stairs, outside, that led to a deck near the kitchen door. We heard the footsteps several times during our time in the living room but, we were unable to come up with a logical conclusion as to what was causing it.

Later in the evening Jennifer and Melissa came down from upstairs and joined me in the living room. All three of us smelled the pipe tobacco throughout our time.
I had an opportunity to speak with the home owner later on in the night. I asked him if by chance he smoked a pipe and he told me he did not. He also mentioned that he had never had any experiences where he smelled it.

After about an hour we decided to move people around. Scott and I went down to one of the barns where a little girl had been seen. We set-up and started an EVP session to try and communicate with the little girl. 

Shortly after we started, one of the home owners came down to talk to us to see how things were going. We talked for about 5 minutes and went back to our EVP session.
What happened next I still can’t explain! As we sat there we began to hear footsteps on the gravel road just outside the barn. The footsteps started getting louder and louder as if someone was walking up to the door. Since there were no lights outside the barn, we wouldn’t see anyone coming until they appeared in the doorway. The footsteps stopped and no one appeared in the doorway.

Scott and I quickly ran outside and scanned the area. There was no one anywhere near us! What an amazing experience! We had no way to explain what was making the footsteps since there was no one around and no way anyone could have walked by without us being to see them when we ran outside.

Faye, Roxi, and I decided to head down to the edge of the property near a wooded area. Earlier in the night Roxi was filming in that area and she felt like someone had walked up behind her even though no one was there. Faye also had an experience in that area earlier as well.

Faye was near a wooded area when she started hearing something splashing around in the water. She later found out that there was a stream that ran through the property in that area but, there was no water in the stream. It was completely dried up!

This investigation did not disappoint any of us. It was a great experience and we are very thankful that Solano County Paranormal contacted us and asked us to help out. They are a great team and we are looking forward to working with them again in the future!


Please click the link below. You will be re-directed to SoundCloud. The following EVPs were captured by Faye and Jennifer during our investigation.

 Sebastopol, Ca Investigation EVPs

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Ladies of A.L.P.S attend the Spirits of the Old West 2

By Jennifer Furgerson

Ladies of A.L.P.S
attended the
Spirits of the Old West 2
 in Virginia City, Nevada.

(flier provided by the G.H.O.S.T. Files)
The Ladies of A.L.P.S.


We set out on our journey from Marysville to Carson City at 10am.

relaxing and getting ready in the second room
Along the highway we passed through Nevada City, Donner Summit, Truckee, Reno, and not long after Carson City. The drive was simply beautiful.  We settled in at our hotel, only to find that the room given to us had a broken bed (thanks to Faye sitting on it and almost launching herself to the ceiling), we moved to a new room and freshened up, put our team shirts on before making our way to Virginia City.

After arriving we looked up and down the main street in Virginia City getting a feel for the town. We checked in with our friends who are part of the G.H.O.S.T. Files team. It was not long till we checked out the bar and back room of the first floor of the Old Washoe Club. In the back room, the Washoe Club made a museum of oddities, and of Ghost Hunters, and Ghost Adventures memorabilia of their investigations at the club. They even had the documentary of Ghost Adventures from when they investigated the Washoe playing over and over and over.
in case people could not find parking, behold the large sign

the town's very patriotic looking
 Goofing off inside the bar of the Washoe
Anna watching the Ghost Adventures documentary
Anna and Jennifer waiting for the fun to begin

The town is very paranormal friendly. Both Ghost Hunters (TAPS) and Ghost Adventures Crew have investigated all through this town. There were many locals eager to tell us of their ghost experiences and suggested places to tour while we were in town.

Spirits of the Old West 2 was presented by Ghost Files.
The second night, The G.H.O.S.T. Files presented their latest short film.


Guest Speaker Line Up
Day 1 Friday May 30th:

~4pm - 5pm check in and meet and greet at the Old Washoe Club

~introduction/history of the Washoe

~Ghost files evidence presentation

~Josh Heard

~about 9:15pm- till about 3AM Investigation

 Day 2 Saturday May 31st:

~Evidence review at the Washoe

~Matt Kazee PRTV

~Ghost Files Presentation

~Lady In white Screening + Q&A

~Sommer from APR

~Amy Trimble

~Bill Murphy

just after investigations started and till about 3am the ganzfeld sessions were conducted and volunteer only. 
Roxi volunteered for the Ganzfeld
A ganzfeld experiment (from the German for “entire field”) is a technique used in the field of parapsychology to test individuals for extrasensory perception (ESP). It uses homogeneous and unpatterned sensory stimulation to produce an effect similar to sensory deprivation. The deprivation of patterned sensory input is said to be conducive to inwardly generated impressions.The technique was devised by Wolfgang Metzger in the 1930s as part of his investigation into the gestalt theory. (information obtained via internet)


Investigation first night:
Miners Cabin in Gold Hill (Faye, Roxi and Jennifer), and then the Old Washoe Club's second floor.

The Miner's Cabin in Gold Hill
Our investigation of the Miner's Cabin lead to some very interesting EVP's that Faye and Jennifer caught on their recorders. (it is our opinion that the cabin is haunted). We do wish we had more time to conduct a thorough investigation, but we were on rotation with others attending this event.
The investigations of the Washoe's second floor was more of getting to know the layout and attempt EVP sessions. With everyone excited and tired at the same time, it made for a very long night.

Second day we went to the Historic Virginia City Cemetery and looked around a few of the old buildings.


Investigation second night:
 Old Washoe Club

Once again we were allowed to head up to the second and third floors of the Washoe. Most split up in groups as small as three and some had seven or more. Half way through the G.H.O.S.T. Files set up their ganzfeld experiment, of which our team member Roxi participated. Later Faye, Roxi, and Jennifer met up with Anna who was investigating with Bill and Anita Murphy.

left to right: Anna, Roxi, Anita, Jennifer, Bill, Faye

floor plans courtesy of the Washoe Club
Even the ladies restroom has claims of  being haunted.
Here are some of the EVP's captured by the girls during the two nights of events. None of these proves or disproves that's ghosts exists. Headphones are recommended.


the top two EVP recordings provided by our teammate Faye 

 the above EVP recording provided by our teammate Jennifer
 The last day we rolled out of bed late (oops), packed up, and headed for home.
We would like to thank the following:
people in this picture: team ALPS (Roxi, Anna, Jennifer, Faye) team G.H.O.S.T. Files (Conner and Ciara ), Josh Heard, and Bill and Anita Murphy
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Blog put together by team members Roxi and Jennifer

Documentary video coming soon!!!