We reviewed the first hour of the south tower investigation and found some interesting items towards the end. There are continuous whispering sounds during the time Saleen and Colleen connected with James, the young boy spirit, on the 3rd floor. As we leave the area, a heavy static sound comes over the recording when Colleen mentions the tall man spirit.
Now, this is interesting because there wasn’t anything near the stairwell to cause it. We checked for heavy electric interference from poor shielding, radios, background music from the lobby, Wi-Fi hotspots; and, there was nothing like that present. I would consider the whispering phenomena a Class C EVP. I’m not sure what I’d call the static other than ghostly interference.
We’ll go back and check out the spot again to re-create it (if possible). We’ll review the remaining audio over the week.
Updated July 2017: As for the other follow-up items,
we didn’t find any indication there was a fire at the Congress. I also couldn’t find any information about the spirits named in an earlier post. I did find information about the 1946 arson spree in the city. One person did die trying to escape the blaze in the Congress, a woman. This is probably the spirit, Gwinny, that guided us throughout the hotel.
As we researched the hotel’s background, it was obvious that any of the spirits could have died there. Between 1910 – 1940, there were dozens of suicides and murders. Really, the place could have had Agatha Christie use it for a novel.
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.