AGHOST investigated the Georgetown Inn (Seattle) on June 5, 2020. Inside, we discovered ghostly activity in a 3rd-floor room. Get the scoop after the jump.
Georgetown Inn Walkthrough
AGHOST had the following investigators on site:
- Ross Allison (founder/lead investigator)
- June Nixon (VP/lead investigator)
- TammyLynn Ivy-Gelinas (lead investigator)
- Jake Rice (tech manager)
These areas and activity included:
- mid-tempo, ragtime piano music in the main lobby
- visual anomalies in a 2nd-floor hallway
- strange audio phenomena in Room 226
When asked about deaths at the hotel, the client stated there had been people who died there since 1992, but there were no murders or other tragic events.
The hotel had also been in the family since it opened in 1992. They don’t know what was on the lot before the hotel was built.
Overall, the EMF readings and temperature were well within normal. The readings included:
- Outlets: No more than 2.3mG
- Exit signs: 3.5mG – 15mG (fluctuation range)
- WiFi routers: up to 68mG (max. fluctuation range)
- Appliances in suites: (less than 7mG)
- Temperature: 71.7°F to 74.5°F
While no activity was reported on the 3rd floor, AGHOST performed a baseline walkthrough and found odd EMF readings in the hallway by Room 323.
Inside, the team recorded shifting EMF patterns along the pillows and headboards on beds. The group then went to nearby rooms to test for similar patterns. The EMF pattern matched in neighboring rooms on the third floor, but not in the matching rooms on the second floor.
Lobby EMF Patterns
Later in the evening, Jake measured EMF behind the check-in desk. There were high readings from the modern electronics and appliances in the kitchenette behind it. The WiFi router along the front desk peaked at 71mG, and an espresso machine capped at 68mG. Other than that, the EMF readings were comparable to the appliances in the suites.
At this point, June Nixon and Ross Allison interviewed the clients while TammyLynn Ivy-Gelinas and Jake Rice went to the second floor to investigate.
Paranormal Investigation at Georgetown Inn
To begin, TammyLynn and Jake placed a full-spectrum camera in the 2nd floor hallway where the client reported visual anomalies (no anomalies detected upon review). There was also a digital audio recorder placed in Room 226, where audio anomalies had been reported.
Room 226 EVP & Engagement Session
After setting up the recording equipment, TammyLynn & Jake began an EVP session. Most questions tried to capture an evidential response (something you can look up from the historical record to identify a spirit).
The equipment included:
- Canon XA11 camcorder with Sennheiser MKE 600 microphone
- 2 PatrolMaster Body Cameras
- K2 meter
- Sony digital audio recorder
During the session, Jake heard something move a curtain that faced Corson Avenue (Shell gas station across the street). It sounded like a thump. TammyLynn tried to duplicate the sound and it was not the rod from the curtain. When she tapped the curtain, it sounded like the thump Jake heard.
Both investigators also heard some kind of static while in Room 226. The audio recorders didn’t detect anything other than the room’s ambient sound.
But during the EVP session, the 2 investigators heard footsteps above them in Room 326. At that point, Jake left to get a fob to enter the room and try to debunk it.
Approximately 5 minutes later, TammyLynn listened to Jake walk and jump in Room 326. The footsteps sounded most similar when Jake stood in a thinner area of carpet and kneaded his feet.
Room 226: EDI+ Environmental Anomalies
At this point, the investigators focused on Room 326.
Room 326 EVP & Engagement Session
More evidence was collected in this room. Over an hour-long session, TammyLynn and Jake captured the following:
- EMF spikes when asked if someone would like to sit on the couch
- EMF spikes when the investigators mentioned they would leave
- Geophone spikes (2x)
- Air pressure anomalies
- Something tapped Jake’s right shoulder when he sat by the window
A DVP (direct voice phenomena) of a woman saying ‘what?’(debunked)
- A shadow anomaly crossed the room’s door
There was a series where the evidence coalesced. At one point, the EMF meter spiked; the EDI+ captured pressure changes; Jake got tapped on his right shoulder; and, Jake heard the DVP. All 4 events happened within a 5-minute period. The video documents the activity at the beginning of this section.
UPDATE (June 6, 2020): Upon closer review, there is no recording of a woman saying ‘What?’. It appears to be an audio matrix. Here’s the audio:
After that, the activity started to slow down and EMF spikes became the most common phenomena. The K2 continued to spike when the investigator mentioned leaving or sitting on the couch.
About 45 minutes into the Room 326 investigation, June Nixon, Ross Allison and the client entered the room and remained for 15 minutes. At this time, AGHOST learned that Mrs. Kim, a long-time manager, passed away in 2013. She had lived on the property. At this point, we called the end of the session in Room 326 and went to the main lobby to test if there was any activity where Mrs. Kim had lived.
Room 326: EDI+ Environmental Anomalies
Main Lobby Session
This session didn’t last as long as Room 326. AGHOST discovered that Mrs. Kim lived in an apartment-like area behind the front desk. Now, the area had been remodeled. Previously, it had a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.
AGHOST didn’t capture any anomalies in the area at the time of this writing. The team briefly tried to mimic the music heard by the client, but nothing really matched the mid-tempo, ragtime piano music the clients witnessed.
At this point, the investigators continue to review their data for any evidence such as EVPs, apparitions or other ghostly activity.
Stay tuned for ghostly evidence updates.
Georgetown Inn & Immediate Vicinity History
After the initial investigation, AGHOST’s research team took at deeper look at the area and found this info.
Summary of historical research findings for 6100 Corson Avenue South:
- 1890 – 1916: Georgetown building boom
- 1922 – 194x: A Shell gas station occupied location
- 194x – 1957: A Shell gas station (owned by George Poussler) occupied the location
- 1957 – 1959: Time Oil operated the gas station
- 1959 – indeterminate: An A1 Radiator center occupied the lot (research pending)
- 1982 – indeterminate: Land with no building (research pending)
- 1992 – present: Georgetown Inn open for business
It’s interesting to note what building sat across the street from the Georgetown Inn. It was the Morningside Tuberculosis Sanitorium (6001 Corson Avenue South).
The sanitorium was also known as the King County Tuberculosis Hospital (1928 – 1947). It originally opened as a ‘pest house’ in 1909. A pest house held people with highly contagious diseases like small pox and diphtheria.
Jacob Rice began investigating and writing about the paranormal in 2007. He has published 3 books on ghost hunting, ghost stories and paranormal protection. His podcast, Ghostly Activities, dives into these topics even more. You can also watch his ghost hunts on the Ghostly Activities YouTube channel. He lives in Olympia, Washington.