Empathic Paranormal is the first team to do an investigation on the Union Hotel.
The investigation was held in the late afternoon to early evening hours, mainly due to the fact there is no electricity in the building. We had flashlights, but the owners were not comfortable with a night time
We stared off with a tour of the hotel held by Susan (the site caretaker), she gave information on the building and site, but nothing too revealing to tarnish the investigation, a bit of history of when the hotel was started and different aspects of the hotel over the years, even a fire back in the early 1900's. The Hotel got its start in the 1860's and has been lived in as recently as 5 years ago by a family member of the owners.
After the tour we started our investigation, splitting in teams of 3. The cellar, main floor, and upper floor. then switching after an hour or so. The main bulk of the evidence was in EVP form and HD snapshots, (mainly orbs) The IR night vision camera picked up a very strange anomaly on the upper floor of the main hall way distorting. We have never seen this before in past investigations, so I called a person who has assisted us in the past who is a psychic and paranormal investigator. I was told that this anomaly does occur and the best way to explain would be like a spirit draining the battery from the camera which causes the distortion.
In the Cellar area durring an EVP/K-2 session we caught a class "A" EVP where we think two spirits are having what seems to be an argument. According to Susan this could quite possibly be her X-Husband and a woman who died in the upstairs bathroom. The EVP is posted in the EVP section of this site, along with other other EVP's caught in the cellar.
Durring the tour, myself and another investigator had the sensation of being touched on our face and our arms, this occured at the foot of the stairs in the main lobby area.
For a first ever paranormal investigation of the Union Hotel we think it is off to a good start. The door is open now for other investigators to investigate. Just maybe we have opened the door and the spirits have stirred. But, you better hurry. The Hotel is up for sale at $300,000. And if you see anything in the hotel you would like to have, make an offer, everything is for sale.