Monday, September 10, 2018

TUCSONS FINEST PARANORMAL MMXVIII : AGUA CALIENTE PARK INVESTIGATION 8/14



THE T.F.P. CREW CAME TO AGUA CALIENTE PARK WITH A GROUP OF 
FRIENDS TO INVESTIGATE THE SPIRIT OF A YOUNG GIRL WHO IS SAID 
TO HAVE DROWNED SOMEWHERE IN THE LAKE THERE. IT WASN'T 
LONG UNTIL WE HEARD A CHILD SPEAK ON OUR SB-11 SPIRIT BOX...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

TUCSONS FINEST PARANORMAL MMXVIII INVESTIGATES: GLEESON AZ JAIL JUNE 1ST




GLEESON AZ WAS A BOOMING MINING TOWN ESTABLISHED ORIGINALLY AS TURQUOISE AZ IN 1890 AND LATER CHANGED TO GLEESON AZ IN 1900. IN 1912, THE TOWN WAS CONSUMED BY A FIRE AND 28 BUILDINGS WERE LOST. ALTHOUGH THE TOWN REBUILT, EVENTUALLY THE MINES DRIED UP AND THE TOWN WAS LEFT NEAR ABANDONED. TODAY, THE ONLY REMNANTS REMAINING ARE THE JAIL, WHICH WAS RENOVATED BY JOE BONO AND HAS AN ON SITE MUSEUM, SALOON (DISREPAIR), SCHOOL(DISREPAIR), HOSPITAL(DISREPAIR), AND A FEW OTHER DILAPIDATED STRUCTURES BEING SLOWLY CONSUMED BY THE DESERTS BRUTAL SEASONS. OUR INVESTIGATION WAS RIDDLED WITH ACTIVITY AND WE ARE ALREADY PLANNING A TRIP BACK TO GLEESON IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

TUCSONS FINEST PARANORMAL MMXVIII INVESTIGATES: PHELPS DODGE HOSPITAL, AJO AZ



PHELPS DODGE HOSPITAL IS LOCATED IN THE SMALL DESOLATE TOWN OF AJO ARIZONA. SITTING ATOP A LARGE HILL OVERLOOKING THE SURROUNDING VALLEY, THIS 28,779 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING HAS AN OMINOUS PRESENCE. CONSTRUCTION STARTED ON THE BUILDING IN THE 1940'S AND WAS NOT COMPLETED UNTIL THE 1960'S. THE BUILDING WAS CONSTRUCTED WITH BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE THAT WAS DESIGNED WITH SPANISH AND ARABIC INFLUENCES. THE BRUTAL DESERT ENVIRONMENT HAS BEGUN TO TAKE ITS TOLL ON THE STRUCTURE, BUT IT IS STILL MUCH IN TACT. THE CURRENT PROPERTY OWNER HAS DONE EXTENSIVE RENOVATING AS WELL AS GENERAL MAINTENANCE TO ENSURE THE PROPERTY REMAINS FUNCTIONING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL POSSIBLE. WHILE IN OPERATION THE PHELPS DODGE HOSPITAL CATERED TO INJURED MINERS FROM THE NEARBY OPEN PIT MINE, AS WELL AS SICK AND DYING TOWNSPEOPLE. THROUGHOUT HISTORY INFLUENZA EPIDEMICS PLAGUED THE TOWNS YOUTH AND AS A RESULT MANY INFANTS AND CHILDREN DIED IN THE HOSPITAL. ONCE THE MINE WAS CLOSED IN THE 1980'S AND THE TOWNS POPULATION WAS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED, THE HOSPITAL WAS CLOSED PERMANENTLY. 
ONCE INSIDE THE HOSPITAL WE BEGAN OUR INVESTIGATION BY SCOURING THE HALLS AND ROOMS OF THE HOSPITAL IN SEARCH OF ANY OBVIOUS SIGNS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. WE SET UP A BASE-CAMP AREA AT THE 2ND FLOOR NURSES STATION, AND SET OUT IN GROUPS OF 2 WITH VARIOUS I.T.C. AND E.M.F. DEVICES. WE WERE ABLE TO CAPTURE NUMEROUS K-2 SPIKES, AS WELL AS STATIC FREQUENCIES BEING CAPTURED ON OUR TRIBO-METER. OUR BASE-CAMP LIGHTS WERE TURNED OFF NUMEROUS TIMES DURING OUR INVESTIGATION WITH NO EXPLANATION. COUNTLESS NOISES COULD BE HEARD FROM VARIOUS AREAS OF THE BUILDING WITH SEEMINGLY NO SOURCE. AS A RESULT WE WERE ABLE TO DOCUMENT AND PRODUCE A VERY COMPELLING VIDEO FOR PUBLIC REVIEW. THANKS TO ALLEN D. FOR ALL YOUR ASSISTANCE AND KNOWLEDGE. WE PLAN ON REVISITING THE HOSPITAL IN THE NEAR FUTURE.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

TUCSONS FINEST PARANORMAL INVESTIGATES: THE OLD GILA CO JAIL, GLOBE AZ FEB. 17TH MMXVIII


CONSTRUCTION OF THE OLD GILA COUNTY JAIL WAS COMPLETED IN 1910. IT WAS BUILT OUT OF REINFORCED CONCRETE AND WAS CONSIDERED TO BE IMPENETRABLE AT THE TIME. THE NEW JAIL WAS BUILT WHERE ANOTHER JAIL  PREVIOUSLY EXISTED . THE PRIOR JAIL HOSTED A HANGING GALLOW THAT MANY MEN MET THEIR FATE IN. THE GALLOW WAS EVENTUALLY SHUT DOWN DUE TO LACK OF FEDERAL STANDARDS BEING UPHELD. THE HANGING OF EARL GARDNER WAS THE LAST HANGING THAT TOOK PLACE IN GLOBE, AZ. AS EARL FELL THROUGH THE TRAP OF THE GALLOW, HIS SHOULDER STRUCK THE SIDE, COMPROMISING THE DROP/ WEIGHT RATIO. THE ROPE NEEDS TO BE TIED A SPECIFIC WAY BASED ON  THE PERSON'S HEIGHT AND WEIGHT. ONCE THE LEVER IS RELEASED, THE AMOUNT OF ROPE THAT IS RELEASED IS DETERMINED ON HOW MUCH PRESSURE IT WILL TAKE TO BREAK THE NECK. IF THIS IS COMPROMISED DURING THE EXECUTION, THE CRIMINAL IS LEFT SUFFERING AND GASPING FOR AIR. THIS IS IN FACT, WHAT HAPPENED TO EARL GARDNER. HE HUNG FOR 25 MINUTES UNTIL SHERIFF LON JORDAN STEPPED IN AND PRESSED HIS SHOULDERS DOWN TO STOP HIS BREATHING. 

THE OLD GILA COUNTY JAIL HAD IT'S SHARE OF VIOLENCE AND SUICIDES THROUGH HISTORY. THERE ARE STORIES OF INMATES JUMPING FROM THE CATWALK, WHICH CONNECTS THE COURTHOUSE TO THE JAIL ON THE 3RD FLOOR. INMATES ALSO COMMITTED SUICIDE BY HANGING, AS WELL AS OTHER INVENTIVE WAYS. 

THERE WAS A MURDER IN THE JAIL ON THE NIGHT OF JULY 2ND 1910. KINGSLEY OLDS WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY AN UNKNOWN ASSAILANT FROM THE COURTHOUSE WINDOW NEXT DOOR. THE KILLER WAS NEVER CAPTURED. KINGSLEY OLDS WAS ON TRIAL FOR THE MURDERS OF HIS EMPLOYERS DAUGHTERS, MYRTLE AND LOU.  RUMOR HAS IT THAT FATHER WESLEY GOSWICK MAY HAVE INDEED FIRED THE SHOT THAT KILLED KINGSLEY OLDS IN HIS VERY OWN CELL. 

WE ENTERED THE JAIL AT 9:00 P.M. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH AND INVESTIGATED UNTIL 3:00 A.M.  THE FOLLOWING MORNING. THE JAIL WAS FILLED WITH PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. THERE WERE MULTIPLE SPIKES CAPTURED ON OUR STATIC FIELD DETECTORS. HOWEVER, OUR ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD DETECTORS WERE RENDERED USELESS DUE TO HIGH LEVELS OF E.M.F. COMING FROM POORLY INSULATED WIRING THROUGH THE ENTIRE BUILDING. 

AFTER AN INITIAL WALK THROUGH WE SEPARATED INTO GROUPS OF 2 AND POSITIONED OURSELVES AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE BUILDING. WE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY WITNESSED OUR TRIBO-METER STATIC FIELD DETECTOR ACTIVATE, FOLLOWED BY MULTIPLE CELL DOORS OPENING AND MOVING. DURING THIS TIME, VICTOR AND DANNY WITNESSED THEIR R.E.M. POD STATIC FIELD DETECTOR ACTIVATE AS WELL.AS THE NIGHT WENT ON, THE ACTIVITY CONTINUED. AS WE INVESTIGATED ONE OF THE CELL BLOCKS, LEAD INVESTIGATOR ERIC .R., WAS TEMPORARILY SUBJUGATED BY AN UNKNOWN FORCE AND HAD TO BE REMOVED FROM THE AREA TO REGAIN COMPOSURE. UPON 2ND ENTRY TO THE CELL, A SIMILAR EVENT OCCURRED ONCE AGAIN TO ERIC, FORCING US OUT ONCE MORE.

 I BELIEVE THAT THE SPIRITS LINGERING WITHIN THE WALLS OF THE OLD GILA COUNTY JAIL ARE THOSE OF BOTH INMATES, AS WELL AS LAWMEN. A COMBINATION OF GOOD AND BAD, THAT WILL REMAIN FOR ETERNITY WITHIN THE CELLS AND OFFICES AT THE GILA COUNTY JAIL. THE SPIRITS THERE WILL COMMUNICATE WITH THE LIVING, WHILE LETTING IT BE KNOWN, THAT THEY ARE IN CONTROL OF THE SITUATION ONCE YOU ENTER THE CELL BLOCKS. THE SPIRITS AT THE JAIL ARE ALSO ABLE TO HARM AND MANIPULATE THE LIVING, SO WE RECOMMEND EXTREME CAUTION WHEN INVESTIGATING THIS LOCATION.