Investigation of Haunted House
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Belinda Bentley’s notes: This was a very active investigation. There was oppression, a little girl, a pregnant woman, an angry and strong male and many other spirits. A woman said “hello,” to Farhan in the back yard, a little girl followed us around, possession and channeling took place. We wouldn’t not leave until the house was clear and safe. Below are Sandy’s note and report of this paranormal investigation.
Sandy Helms Notes
I attempted to find any information about the previous owners but due to new laws I was not able to assess much the parcel number is 125-0243-008-0000 and it is listed as 13716 square feet.
This following information including picture was obtained from http://www.trulia.com/blog/lori_mode/2008/10/history_of_elk_grove_ca
Elk Grove was established in 1850 as a stop for the stage. It became a crossroads and hub for local commerce and played a part in the early gold rush being just 15 miles south of the historic Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento.
We arrived on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 between 7:00 – 7:30 pm. The group included Farhan and his partner Sherrie, Celebrity Psychic Belinda Bentley founder of G.H.O.S.T, and G.H.O.S.T members T. Flowers, Brandon D., psychic Rubbie Salinas and Sandy Helms. Later Sherrie’s mother and father arrived.
What follows are my impressions, what I got on my tape recorder, my notes and what I experienced that night.
I arrived by myself first on approaching the old Victorian I could see why it might give some people the “creeps”. It had that old, a bit worse for the wear but authentic look. I did experience some trouble with the gate. I mention this because later in the evening Belinda said that she had believed it to be padlocked, it had such a secure feeling. I feel things; sometimes see things that aren’t there but usually when that happens I don’t know it wasn’t there until later. As I was walking up the steps I felt a real pressure in my head. I was greeted by both Farhan, Sherrie and their two dogs. The house while small has high ceilings and is decorated to be their castle fortress. Everything was fine until I got up to use the restroom. As I went through the dining room I felt like I was walking through a crowd. When I went in the restroom a small triceratops toy pivoted to get a better look at me. After checking it out I returned to the living room to greet the others.
Rubbie asked to take picture and Belinda walked in to get impressions. The standard room temperature appeared to be approximately 75 but in the master bedroom and guest bedroom the temperature dropped to 65 and up again throughout the visit. However, an open window in the guest room debunked any “supernatural” force there.
Farhan gave us a tour of the house starting with the child’s room where they now store their Marvel and Lion King toys to make it a more pleasant environment. Farhan told us that the room was frightening when he moved in. He said that they were told the child that the room was built for had tuberculosis and was sometimes housed in an outhouse in the back yard. She was eventually buried under the tree in the back yard. Rubbie immediately started having camera concerns in the toy room. Belinda didn’t feel anything until she started to leave and then she felt someone behind her. Farhan says that the room has the most activity during the winter months. He said that the little girl is active during that time. They keep a curtain hanging over the door frame closed in the winter because it is the coldest room in the house. I felt pressure and as if I was being watched. Consistently I did not feel comfortable in this room.
Next we were shown the master bedroom which seemed empty but I did notice the aforementioned fluctuation of temperatures. The bathroom was shown that is decorated in dinosaurs, Next is the kitchen decorated in cows and cars with a toy Ferraris sitting in the middle of the table. When we entered the guest room Belinda immediately picked up that the wardrobe itself appeared to have something attached to it as well. She got something to do with a hidden compartment and something to do with the sea. Farhan told us that he was given a reasonable purchase price on it and that would explain why they delivered it and everything. During a later EVP session in this room I could smell French oak (like those used to make wine) very strong in the room. Belinda smelled something as well but could not identify it. Farhan in the tour said that they were now sleeping in this room because it was a bit cooler and the other night someone kicked in the door. Brandon noticed the second wardrobe and felt something there. As we started to leave the guest room Belinda looked up and said that she thought she had brought her daughter that a little girl has been following us the entire time. Rubbie also noticed this girl following us through out the rooms.
Something that seemed to happen when we first arrived was that a room felt occupied by a spirit or spirits and then it became empty quickly after entering. It was almost as if we were chasing the spirits away or they were shy. One of the things I believe changed that was that Belinda continued to tell the spirits that we were not there just to take pictures or record EVPs but we were here to help them to move on, communicate something or help them with their needs.
Next was the back yard tour, we exited through the laundry room and down some steep steps to a long wide yard. Rubbie continues to take pictures throughout. Farhan showed us the “bomb shelter” that was also used for vegetable and refrigeration. Rubbie took one for the team and reached in and took pictures for us. I moved to the far side to see into it. It was at that time that I saw a head move from my side to the center of the hole and start to look up as if looking to see what we were doing. I asked Rubbie to see if she could capture a picture. Belinda was asking if there are spirits that stay in the bomb shelter and she promptly heard a whispered response. Rubbie’s camera acted as if there was movement but didn’t show anything. Belinda decided to try to get and EVP in the bomb shelter with her recorder. During this time she noticed a heat surge. She also said that she feels like she is hearing conversations but there were a lot of traffic noises.
The fig tree in the middle of the yard has a lot of activity per Farhan (and as confirmed by Paul – HPI at the previous investigation). Farhan also had a friend from Florida confirm the energy in the yard but “he couldn’t get a lock on it.” There are two bodies buried in the back yard. There was a large tree where the girl is buried. At the smaller tree T. Flowers felt something looking at him from behind the tree and by the roses in the back of the property. He seemed to be transfixed by it and tried to communicate with it. Rubbie showed Belinda pictures with orbs in the back yard.
In the back corner of the lot is outhouse where the child was kept. Brandon got strong feelings about a little child crawling on the ground in front of the structure. Farhan was told the girl was 9 years old and died of TB. During this time Rubbie had more problems with her camera.
We moved to the middle of the yard at Belinda’s suggestion to try to communicate as there is a lot of energy there. Belinda guided us to visualize a vortex in the middle of the circle, ask spirits to join us and since we weren’t getting responses we moved further back on the property. During this time we introduced ourselves: Belinda is a psychic and a medium and one can communicate with her by talking to her. T. Flowers is a sensitive and gets feeling and sees things. Brandon is a psychic. Rubbie is a psychic and a supernatural specialist. I think my best description is an empathic. Farhan owner is the owner and sees and feels things, Sherrie also lives there and feels them and has seen spirits.
Belinda started by saying, and I am paraphrasing. That we are here to help you cross over, if you are sad, if you are stuck we can help you get unstuck, we aren’t here to take your picture or get recordings – you are welcome to co-exist with the owner. Farhan shared that the doctor who lived here was Dr. H. L. Stitch and his wife Minnie. After that, a fellow that was Hawaiian and a veteran from Germany – Mannheim (SN: I believe he said this was his name) – as he spoke about Mannheim who he calls his Uncle Belinda witnessed a rainbow that crossed his hand.
We used the ghost phone and got a Spanish accent on the response while I heard the word “si”. Belinda heard the name Peter. (A name that came up several times throughout the evening.) Farhan shared that there is a Peter that lives there and that he lost a daughter. He is half Spanish/Mexican?? (SN: Again, couldn’t understand which Farhan was implying). The group moved in further to ask questions of the spirits with assistance from the ghost phone. I missed a good deal of this information. While moving in and claiming she is afraid of spiders but was doing it anyway she got an affirmation as the ghost box called her name.
I wandered off to check out the outhouse and Belinda saw someone on the stairs. About this time Sherrie’s parents arrived. Sherrie’s camera died when they were on the ghost phone because they told Belinda they need more energy to communicate. There is an energy that is “trying to get a message across” according to Farhan’s friend and Belinda agreed. Rubbie shared a picture in the ivy where we were that included a gargoyle figure in the back. Someone is repeating a name over and over to the guys with an angry voice. Belinda explained that it may not be anger just frustration trying to get in contact with us.
While the entire group is at the very back of the property now Belinda asks them to use our physical energy and let us know what you need – are you stuck here? They were stopping the ghost phone because they did not know how to communicate now they are using the ghost phone with yes response. Through questions it was discerned that there was something here that doesn’t want us to help and keeping the others from communicating. Brandon noted that they heard early the word “keep” as in they want to keep them here. Then there was the word “spirit” and then laughter and “shut up”. Belinda wanted to work out something to help the spirits that need help. Someone heard what can you do? But there was some indecision as to whether that was the radio or a spirit. At this point Farhan started asking questions since he seemed to get more responses. He asked if it was the doctor that built the house. The ghost phone kept unlocking. So Belinda was asking for more clarification and found out that there still was another Peter here. It was determined it was about the Peter that is living. When Belinda asked if there was a message for Peter the answer was yes. When asked if his daughter wants to communicate with him. Brandon heard “I did or I did it”. The energy Belinda got was that yes someone wants to communicate with Peter but someone is stopping them
That as long as you are on this property you are controlled by this spirit. Sherrie got a picture of a big orb by Belinda at this point. Farhan talked at this point about seeing the Black Smith that lived downstairs. He was going downstairs going for alight and saw a big figure in front of him and put his hand on his chest.
Belinda felt that if they are not strong enough to communicate they are not strong enough to stop us so we are going to help whoever needs help. She had us all visualize a white light adding the assistance of our positive spirit guides or angels to help pull them through if they needed to leave. During all this time the air was very heavy and oppressive. We had a positive outcome as there was a shift and everything felt lighter.
Here I had an ADHD moment and wandered over to visit with Sherrie’s parents so I do not have notes about the groups continued efforts in the back yard. I went in to the house to get another tape before everyone else and I distinctly heard a woman crying. She did not respond to my questions but suddenly stopped. I asked the homeowners about it and they have never heard this before.
Once all were back in the house again. Farhan was telling Belinda about the door of the guest room being kicked in when they were sleeping in there. He said he got images of a boxing and found out the guy that had this house before him was a boxer. He was the vet in Germany, who moved to Texas after here. He died of cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange. Farhan does not know if his wife is still alive. During this transitional time Sherry had Farhan shared a story about an electric razor. It ran continued to turn itself on even without batteries and finally Farhan threw it out the window.
Belinda noted that Farhan has a natural intuitiveness and Farhan said maybe but he had never accepted it. That his father has always been gifted and foresees things in his dreams
Belinda noted that Sherrie stays back and observes and is very cautious. Sherrie’s mom tells us that at her old house she saw something but didn’t tell anyone and Sherrie also saw the same thing exactly. There were 3 large black figures entering the master bedroom. Now the new house they are in also has something there. Sherrie said she isn’t really afraid of them except at her parent’s house she wouldn’t want to take a shower there. They continued to tell how something there mimics their voices. Sherrie’s mom told about her husband being in the restroom and talking through the wall to her. She went to answer and discovered that he was not in the room. That he was in the back yard. Farhan said he even heard one when he and Sherrie were visiting calling out to them that she would be right there to answer the door in Sherrie’s mom’s voice. But no on was at home at the time.
After a short break where snacks were brought out Belinda assigned us all to sections of the house where we would take one tool and sit in the dark to see what type of readings, impressions, EVPs, etc. We might get. The rooms were counted and the bathroom was assigned as Belinda felt there was something in there. I was assigned the bathroom so I took my tool bag and headed on my way.
I went to the bathroom for 10 minutes with the lights off 71 degrees in there so far no EVPs but I did hear rustling and movement and my tape is very scratchy. 69.3 degrees and I felt someone there, sounds like an exhale but recording is not clear so I cannot be certain. I checked that temp was down to 69. At point when I asked if the spirit knows my name I think I can hear a whispered yes but again the tape is damaged so I cannot use it here as evidence. During this time I repeatedly saw flashes under the door to the master bedroom. Later, I asked and was told no one was in there was a flashlight or camera. I stopped the recorder to check for any movement or voice recordings and was using my flashlight to check it when I was called by Belinda – the electricity appeared to go out for the entire block.
The homeowners light candles and we gathered in the dining room/foyer area to try to communicate with the spirits. While we all shared our experiences apart Farhan told about seeing foot prints on the backstairs either going up or down, my understanding is that this was witnessed by one of the young men but not sure which one.
Belinda took out her spirit phone for a while and then the app on her smart phone. She was trying to get the information as to whether the spirits at this house made the lights go out. When asked how many spirits were here we received multiple answers. Belinda ultimately asked them to stop open a channel even though it was locked to give us a “yes” answer. Several of us heard the response of “si” or a Hispanic accent so Rubbie attempted to communicate speaking Spanish. She asked if they understand Spanish, speak Spanish, etc. . . . After some guidelines and responses Sherries’ mom said she heard a bell as did several of us coming from the master bedroom. Farhan got up to retrieve the bell in the room and several of us recognized the sound and it was quite a large bell for them to be able to ring. After this point, Belinda directed the spirits that they could communicate with Rubbie in Spanish, us in English and they could ring the bell. I believe it was finally confirmed by the spirit via the ghost phone that there were 15 spirits with us then. Farhan shared when he moved in someone took pictures and there were close to 50 orbs around him. Belinda asked if there were any spirits that needed help. Through the spirit phone we heard 5 and some hesitation and then 6 (this was confirmed by Sandy & Brandon). Brandon noticed the light coming on a couple times and going right out. It was not determined if that was due to the power attempting to come back on or a spirit attempting to communicate.
Next we moved to the master bedroom where Belinda checked in to see if anyone wanted to communicate with us. Belinda, Sandy, Rubbie all felt vibrations and flashes behind our eyes. Belinda told the spirit that we sensed him and felt someone. Belinda felt that someone was happy and dancing around us. (SN: I was embarrassed to say at the time but I was touched several times on my right breast). I got a severe pressure that was an instant headache and thought I was going to faint. During this time I got a very vivid flash of a man on the floor with blood seeping through a bandage. A woman with a white apron was trying to help him. I could feel his pain in his gut. I felt their fear that they were going to get caught. I had the sense that they were afraid of the doctor. The man kept saying “so much blood”.
We all held hands with our eyes closed. Belinda told the spirit to stop negativity. Belinda felt like someone was pushing her back. She could also hear talking at this time. Belinda asked if anyone had ever channeled. Sherrie’s mom was interested so she explained the guidelines and we were going to help keep her safe.
Sherrie’s mom began to channel. She felt energy and peacefulness (that Belinda confirmed she felt this as well). She felt her arms needing to rise. She said “Why?” Brandon was felling something evil. Belinda said to stop that is not okay. Belinda felt the temperature drops. Sherrie’s mom felt a chill on her back. Belinda recognized more energy. Sherrie’s mom said, “Mary”. Belinda feels a strong masculine energy that feels like a wrestler that jumped into her body. Farhan asked if she was the black smith and Belinda said no. The curtain moved (Brandon and Tameron saw it). Sherrie’s mom seemed to channel “Why are you all here? You are disturbing me.” Several felt a lot of people behind them. Tameron had to leave. Belinda explained that we were here if they need help. Sherrie’s mom said they think it is funny. Belinda said there is a pregnant one and other guy there is a lot of them coming through. Brandon asked if any old relatives were in the room. No response. Sherrie’s mom asked if her brother was here. Belinda asked her to repeat who she had just asked about. Sherrie’s mom said her brother. Belinda identified him as Johnny and said that he is just above her head and said that he has always been here. Belinda relayed something Like why are you looking for me, I have been here all along. And you are going to pretend like you don’t hear me. That’s funny. Sherrie said that sounded like him that he was a jokester. Belinda said for some reason he keeps saying Steven or Stephen. Belinda is hearing from Johnnie is STEV-en (with exasperation) says a baby is on its way. Johnny showed Belinda a guy with a cowboy hat and said, “Ride ‘em, cowboy…yee haw!” Farhan & Sherrie’s mom recognized that as sounding like Steven. Johnnie said to Sherrie’s mom that he can tell you things are going to be okay and not worry but he knows you will anyway. Farhan asked if it was his uncle that opened the door the other night. Belinda gave a definitive “No, it was not.” When Farhan said, “somebody opened the…” Belinda said, “Yes, it was me.” Belinda shared that a man had joined her and he feels like the incredible hulk, getting bigger, stronger, Farhan asked, “Do you mean us harm?” Belinda replied, “No. I was pissed. Why are you going to be in my room?” Belinda said I feel like you have to acknowledge him when you enter the room. I just feel like he has claimed his space. Farhan asked, “Do you just not want us sleeping in there?” Belinda said “I just feel like he wants to be acknowledged. This is his space too and don’t pretend we don’t all live together.” Farhan asked, “Well, what is your name?” Belinda said, “Calm down…just settle down and just give me a name.” Farhan, “Are you the doctor?” Belinda, “No.” “Oh, I don’t feel good” Farhan, “Did you live here in the 1800s?” Belinda, “No, 1900s.” “Okay, stop making me not feel good and just speak. There is no reason for you to get all huffy and puffy and upset when I am trying to communicate with you. He wants to acknowledge you and he wants to call you by name so could you just…Harold? (In the background Rubbie whispered that she heard Harold. Sherrie’s mom said I just had that name in my head…Harold. I had no idea where it came from. Farhan asked, “You want us to say hi to you?” Belinda answered, “Yes.” Farhan asked “Are you the one who would walk by and hit that door?” Belinda answered, “Yes, it was me and I am going to do it again if you don’t acknowledge me.” Belinda speaking to Harold, “You know I am just going to say it – You really have an attitude problem right now. You could be nicer. It is really hard for them to communicate with you.” Belinda continued, “I am not going to back down because he is using my body and he is saying the reason he is upset right now is that you can hear him, you have heard him, you have seen him and yet you won’t acknowledge him.” Farhan asked, “I have physically seen him?” Belinda asked,”Has he physically seen you?” “Yeah, he is backing down. “He is saying that yes you have seen a shadow of him. He was walking from the kitchen to the washroom.” Do you remember that?” Sherry said, “I saw someone at the table.” Belinda said, “He’s …yeah, wasn’t the one at the table more feminine?” Sherrie said, “Yeah.” Belinda, “He is saying that Farhan saw him from behind. And that is probably why he is pissed because you didn’t even realize you saw him or that he was there but he thought you did.” “So it is like we are cohabiting …what is it? Co-existing this house together and you haven’t bothered to pay attention to him (and then to Harold) “And do you see where you are getting an attitude and he didn’t even know you were present at the time?” Belinda said to Farhan, “I actually have an apology for you he said to say he is sorry.” Sherrie’s mom said, “Harold, from now on they will say hello so be nice to him and my daughter.” Some clarification went on and then Farhan asked, “Was Harold married?” Belinda said, “I feel like he was but he got a divorce before he died.” Farhan asked, “Is that why he is bitter.” Belinda, “Yes, he is tired of living alone and now he isn’t alone but he IS alone…that is exactly how he feels.” Farhan went on to clarify all occasions when he should say hi.
Just as we were about to close the circle a strange laugh came from Rubbie but it did not sound like Rubbie. The lights went on. Belinda asked, “Do you like to sing.?” Rubbie said”uh huh”. (an affirmative) The entire times she was rocking on her feet and standing like a child. Belinda asked how old she was and finally found out that she was 7. Belinda asked, “ Do you have brothers and sisters?” Rubbie whispered “umhmm” Belinda asked, “Are they here too?” Rubbie whispered, “uh huh”. Belinda asked “Really they are all here?” “Is this your home? Are your parents here too?” Rubbie replied, “uh huh”. Farhan asked, “What’s your name?” Rubbie whispered “Isabel”. Farhan repeated, “Isabel?” Brandon said something about the back yard and Rubbie grimaced and shook her head no. Belinda asked, “You don’t want to go back there? Have you ever been back there?” Rubbie nodded and said “uh huh”. Belinda asked, “ When you were alive?” Brandon asked something about was it back there. Rubbie said “nuh uh” (negative). Someone asked,” Did you die here?” Belinda asked “Are you dead?” Rubbie whispered, “uh huh”. “Where did you die? Did you die at age 7…in this house?” Rubbie gave a negative response and gestured the other direction to the front of the house. Farhan asked,” the stairs? Did you fall?” Rubbie said something about being hit or ran over. Belinda asked if it was a car or a stage coach.” Rubbie whispered, “Car”. Someone asked what year? No answer. Farhan, asked, “What about your siblings did they die here? Are they older than you?” A nod came from Rubbie. Farhan asked, “a lot older?” Rubbie whispered “17 and 31″. Farhan asked did they die outside also?” (SN: I cannot hear Rubbie’s response.) Rubbie suddenly looked up and asked “what the hell happened?” She looked like she was waking from a dream. She asked, “Why is the light on?” “Was I snoring or something, I am sorry.” Belinda said, “That was interesting.”
The circle broke up and we wandered back to the living room. There the group visited, talked about the previous investigation and discussed some of the things that happened tonight, etc. During this talk Belinda turns to Farhan and says, “You look different. You look very different.” Farhan did look different something was pulled or strained about his eyes and his face was wider and a different skin tone – almost jaundice. Farhan admitted to feeling like someone or something was in his face. He feels like weight on him. He feels under attack like someone is holding on to his back. Farhan feels like he was having alpha dog dominance. He felt like he was ready to defend and he is shivering. Belinda tried to communicate with the spirit but Farhan was still in a power struggle and couldn’t communicate. Belinda got the name Anthony but the only Anthony they knew was Sherrie’s ex-boyfriend. Rubbie did Tarot cards and confirmed the battle over the house. Belinda asked what was going on with the investigation with Paul and calling it a “Casper” haunt. That he seemed to have anger about it. Farhan seemed to have some anger. Belinda said Farhan needs to talk through him. Belinda got something while in the room from a woman that the doctor use to do things he wasn’t suppose to do and didn’t want the outside world to find out about it. She continued that she was trying to feel the doctor this whole time and couldn’t feel his energy so she is thinking this may be the doctor since she cannot connect with him either. Belinda directed us to go into a circle to make sure we were not bringing anything home and that Farhan was safe since he still felt the man behind him. Her fear was that as soon as we were gone he would latch on to Farhan again. Belinda instructed him to tell him to leave and then determined that it did not like the female energy. All the men stepped away and all the women surround Farhan, touched his shoulders and told the entity firmly to leave. Farhan felt relief and everyone was confident the spirit had left the house. Rubbie want to all the thresholds and windows and placed salt and cayenne to protect the house. Belinda sent Rubbie and me through the house one last time to check to see if anything was amiss. It all came up clear so we all said our good byes and went on our way.