This Investigation was in the earlier part of October. Alot of evidance to go through, finally getting the Blog posted.
Thank you to Janice Oberding for putting in the good word for us to be able to do this investigation.
I called Virginia Ridgeway earlier in the year to set the investigation up and she was very pleasant and said there was no problem. But, I would not be able to bring my entire team, she wanted only a small group, she agreed to let me have 4 people. Our future investigations will be in shifts. I will take only 2 team members at a time.
Our team members that went on this segment was. Me, Cimarron, Rev. Wayne & Diane. (I will pick the next group by when they came to the team, and so on).
The reputation of the Goldfiel Hotel really holds up as being one of the most haunted places in the country, we were not dissapointed. We arrived in Goldfield before noon and met with Virginia Ridgeway, she is the overseer of the hotel and the one who calls the shots on who comes into the hotel for investigations. She took us on about a 2 hour tour of the hotel from basement to the 4th floor. (she only went as far as the 2nd floor). We had our video cameras and recorders going throughout the tour, we did get EVP's durring this time, infact in one EVP we were told to "Shut Up"
One thing that Virginia pointed out to us, and sparked our attention as well, was the old time mail slots that sits behind the bar in the lobby area. Virginia told us that psychics that come in like to place their hand over the slot areas and they will pick up energy. Cimarron (one of our teams psychics) tried this and was AMAZED at what he was feeling. He said it was like a tickleing feeling on his palms. We then tried using our K-2 meter on the mail slots to see what would happen.....LOTS on energy between the Orange and Red. Each room had different levels of energy, and it seemed that every room had some sort of evergy in it.
We then made our way down to Elizabeths room to see if we could make contact. The room has flowers in it, and if your lucky Elizabeth has been know to move the flowers for you. We were not that lucky this time, BUT, we did get something equally as thrilling to witness. We got a beautiful EVP from what we think is Elizabeth. When Cimarron and I would leave the hotel or come back into the hotel we always made a point to go to Elizabeths room and let her know we were there, or that we were leaving. This one instance we went into Elizabeths room to let her know we were there. We said " Hello Elizabeth, we are here and will be here for a few hours" The response we got on the EVP was "HELLO FELLAS" in a womans voice. I also stood outside Elizabeths room to take a picture down the hallway. In Elizabeths room just inside the bedroom door is a beautiful orb.
On the second floor in various places toy balls have been placed. At times the balls will move or follow people. Virginia provocated the spirits to move the balls for us, they did move a bit, but they did not roll down the hallways. You could see that something was trying to move them, just not enough evergy to get them to roll. Throughout the invesigation we tried our best to get the spirits to move the balls, but they were just not going for it.
At this point Virginia left and didnt want to go any further with the tour. She just told us what to look for and different stories of the 3rd and 4th floors. We then started with our investigation. We got plenty of pictures of Orbs, too many to really talk about and give details about.
The investigators came to the conclusion durring the entire investigation the most active time was the dusk hour. When we were on the 3rd floor the atmosphere durring this time was very heavy and oppressive, It seemed that each step we took was very hard to do. One of the psychics said he was feeling alot of activity in the hallways as if people were going to and fro with a definate destination. As if it was dinner time and the guests were heading down to the diningroom.
At this point it was time for dinner and we had reservations at the Mizpah hotel in Tonopah for dinner and Virginia talked to the manager and got us a little inpromptu investigation set up for the Mizpah Hotel.
We met with the manager and he took us up to the 4th floor of the Mizpah and opened up some of the bedrooms to go through, take pictures, video and had our recorders going all the time. We did get some good pictures of Orbs in the hallway, but that was just about it. Im sure if we had more time we would have gotten more. We did enjoy the time we had there, but we had to get back to the Goldfield Hotel for our night time investigation.i
Virginia let us back into the Goldfield to start our night investigation and we started in the ballroom at the Grand Piano. We got going with a heated EVP/K-2 session alot of activity for a good hour, then it just died out. The team then split up. 2 teams members went their way, and the other 2 team members when their way, we met up again after 3 hours. We made a stop in the lobby area to do another EVP-K-2 session. Cimarron was picking up something telling him to go to the old piano that sits in the lobby. We walked over to it and as we did the K-2 meter was going crazy. We sat the K-2 and a recorder on the old piano and started a question and answer session. Each time we would ask questions the K-2 would respond to us. This old piano was once owned by the movie star of Marie Dressler of the 1930's-1940's movie era. And she has stayed at the Goldfield on many occassions acording to what Virginia told us. She gave the piano to the hotel. One of the questions I asked durring the K-2 session was "Was this piano once owned by Marie Dressler" The K-2 Red lined and then fluxuated between orange/red. I then asked the question "Is this Marie Dressler that we are communicating with" Again, the K-2 meter red lined. I then started talking about the various movies that Marie Dressler was in, and all the time the K-2 meter was just flashing away. I mentioned that my favorite Marie Dressler movie was "Dinner at Eight" The K-2 meter again red lined and started going crazy. I then asked " Was Dinner at Eight your favorite movie as well?" again...the K-2 red lined and started fluxating between orange and red.
We then went to the room that is suppose to be occupied by a couple who were killed on the HMS Titanic that sunk in 1912. Prior to the sinking this couple spent their honeymoon in the Goldfield Hotel in this room. When they left the hotel they traveled to Europe and on there way back to the states fell victim to the sinking of the Titanic. There spirits are said to be living in the room they had when they honeymmoned. While we were doing an EVP session in this room Cimarron was being touched on his face...cheeks and lips. I took a picture of him at this point, but nothing showes up. Durring this session we both could see black shadow figures just outside the door in the hallway, it was as if they wanted to come it, but didnt. We also have a video of a shooting orb in this room.
The next day we were invited to Virginias house for breakfast, and then Virginia took us on a tour of Goldfield and told alot of the history of the town. We met the sherriff and took a tour of the court house. In the courthouse we got a strange anomoly picture....one picture after another and it is still there. We also go a picture of an apperation at the bottom of the stairway in the courthouse. Virginia then took us to the old Goldfield Cemetary.. quite interesting, and some very strange headstones.
We did one last visit to the hotel and did another daytime investigation. Again...lots of pictures of Orbs. But, we did get to meet the cowboy up on the 3rd floor. He was showing himself to us, just as he shows himself to others. At the end of the hallway at the junction of another hallway. The only part that we could make out was the hat,head and shoulders. We took pictures and video. A bit of the video came out, but nothing showed on the pictures. One of the investigators had the sensation that somethig was trying to make her follow it. (not a good idea) but, she followed her instincts and was led down the hallway to a room that had a dead bird in it. (the 3rd and 4th floors have alot of dead birds) She doesnt know why she was led there and thought it was very puzzling.
This has been our biggest investigation so far. Its taken us along time to go through all the evidance and we still have to figure out what is going to be posted at this site. Im just now getting this log done.
Durring the entire investigation of the Hotel there was never a feeling of dread or anything ominous. The feeling I got was nothing but good and inviting. The infimous basement I guess would be the only ominouse thing about the Goldfield Hotel. Mainly because it is in dissaray, lots of passage ways, and very dirty. We wore masks while we were down there. We did not see any flying bricks or boards. Maybe next time.