Some Louisiana ghost hunters are not ready to call a house they investigated in St. Martinville haunted just yet, but they are reporting one unexplained phenomenon. On Jan. 5, the group Louisiana Spirits was called to investigate a house owned by Michelle and J.D. Kirkwood, which is one of the Olivier homes.“We were very eager to investigate the Olivier house, especially after all of the strange happenings reported by the homeowners,” said Brad Duplechien, founder of Louisiana Spirits. “Such happenings included footsteps being heard upstairs, strange noises being heard and an upstairs door that opened on its own.” Duplechiensaid the first thing they did was try to “debunk” what the Kirkwoods were reporting to make sure there were no obvious explanations for what was thought to be paranormal activity.“We enter each case neutral, yet once all logical explanations have been ruled out, then and only then do we look at the paranormal for our findings,” Duplechien said. There were some things that had to be ruled out early in the investigation, Duplechien said.
home is quite old, the floors seemed to creak all the way on the other
side of the house when someone would walk,” he said.
“Also, on an older
roof, the slightest sounds echoes, giving you the idea that someone
could be walking around upstairs.”
Jennifer Broussard, another member of Louisiana Spirits, said theinvestigation that night was “pretty uneventful.”
“There were a couple of
investigators who had some personal experiences, but at the end of the
night, that’s all that is, personal experiences,” Broussard said.
Broussard said she hands
out forms at the beginning of each investigation so members can write
down their personal experiences. She said it is done this way so they
do not feed off of one another’s experiences.
“We had (a group member)
who wrote about noises from the vent in the living room and noises like
someone had bumped the bed,” she said.
But, Duplechien said when
they began to review the audio and video recordings days after the
investigation, they all noticed something that could not be explained.
He said they came across a distinct voice that was......
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