Point Lookout Lighthouse
Saturday, December 3, 2005, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Phase: Just past new moon.
Weather: M class flares, geomagnetic field unsettled.
present: Hillary M., Paul M., Robert H, guest investigators Amy and Jayson
Olympus C-3000 digital camera, two Sony digital video cameras with Nightshot and
IR extenders, Extech EMF meter, Olympus DS-1 Digital Voice Recorder, Extech IR
thermometer, Olympus C-4000 digital camera, Olympus 2000 digital voice recorder,
NightOwl Nightvision Monocular, Olympus D-370 digital camera.
History: The PRSNA has investigated this lighthouse several times.
Robert Hall was recently granted permission by the U.S. Navy to conduct an EVP
study within the lighthouse for several months in 2005. This investigation was
part of his study. Complete history of Point Lookout Lighthouse can be found at:
The significance of this date in the history of the
lighthouse is that a child of keeper William and Catherine Yeatman died after
coming home from school on December 4, 1892.
Investigation: We arrived at the lighthouse just after 4:00 p.m. Since this was Jayson and Amy’s first visit to the lighthouse, Robert started by giving them a complete historical tour of the building. We then took several control pictures and temperature readings throughout the lighthouse. The average temperature was 34 degrees, but it felt much colder.
4:50, Jayson, Amy, Robert, and Paul spread out in the second floor of the
building to begin an EVP session. I placed my recorder in the north side living
room, and I moved to the doorway between the north side dining room and kitchen.
We were hoping to experience the loud “moving of furniture” sounds in the
living rooms, which we have experienced in previous investigations between 4:30
and 6:00 p.m. Unfortunately, we were disappointed, however, we did pick up a
tapping right next to my recorder after Robert asked “Can you move some of our
stuff downstairs?” Also, 12 minutes into the session, Robert’s camera
batteries went dead. He turned the camera off and on again, and the batteries
were fully charged again; the batteries
finally died 8 minutes later.
5:36 p.m., I moved upstairs to the north side small bedroom. At 5:49, Robert,
Amy and I heard a noise coming from the end of the hallway, near the steps to
the cupola. Paul and Jayson, who were on the south side of the house, did not
hear it. At 6:00 p.m. we took a dinner break.
6:30, we spread out in the two living rooms with Paul and I on the north side, and
Robert, Jayson, and Amy on the south side. During this session I got a picture
of a moving orb next to Paul, near the stairway.
7:00 p.m., we all left the lighthouse to take a bathroom break and to warm up in
our cars for awhile. I left my recorder running in the north side living room.
Twenty minutes into this recording, the tone of the background static (white
noise) changes for a duration of one minute and 39 seconds. During this change
in tone, my recorder picked up a shuffling noise, which sounds like something
being dragged across the floor.
we returned to the lighthouse at 7:30, I set up my video camera in the south
side hallway upstairs. Robert set up his camcorder in the south side living
room. At 7:40, we all began an EVP session in the north side bedroom. Three
minutes and 45 seconds into the session, Paul and I both heard a faint
whistling, but Robert, Jayson, and Amy (who were in the same room with us) did
not hear it.
8:14 p.m., Robert, Amy and I moved down to the middle section of the south side
basement for a recording session. We may have obtained some possible EVPs at
this time, which are still being reviewed.
At 8:33 p.m., Paul and I sat down in the north side living room while Robert, Jayson, and Amy went into the north side basement for a recording session. Fifteen minutes into the session, Paul, who was sitting at the bottom of the stairs, heard a door open on the second floor. We packed up and left the lighthouse at 9:00 p.m.
by Hillary Murdoch.