August 14, 1213 - Modoc Indian Cemetery and Church Investigation.
The team had requested and received permission from the Modoc Tribe in Miami,
OK. to conduct a paranormal investigation of the 1879 Modoc Church and Cemetery located in Ottawa County.
Several years ago Marilyn participated in a paranormal investigation with a small teamin both the Modoc church and cemetery. She experienced red and blue dots/orbs about the size of 1/2 dollars floating around a gravestone in the cemetery. They had setup in the church prior to going to the cemetery and all window clapboards were closed and door was shut, when they returned all the clapboards were open and the door was open..no one had been there other than
them. Also while they were in the cemetery they saw a person on the front porch, it turned and walked off the porch and disappeared. Also an audio recorder was setup in the church before they went to the cemetery, analysis of the 1 hour and 35 minute recording had foot steps,banging and possible voices. When they returned they attempted to communicate with spirit and heard footsteps going up and down the stairs, a baby crying, a gunshot and Marilyn felt something touch her.
Needless to say the team just had to check this place out. The small team Marilyn was with only had audio recorders and movie camera. We have a van full of equipment.
The team assembled at a motel in Miami, OK at 2:30PM and contacted Judy Cobb to make arrangements to meet her at the Modoc Church. At the church we inspected the area of the cemetery and inside the church to plan out our DVR setup and
where we would locate the various cameras, DVR monitor and equipment suitcases
and then unloaded our equipment into the church. We broke for dinner returning
at 7:00PM, unpacked and setup our equipment.
Six DVR IR cameras were used, they were placed upstairs
facing with a good view of the room, a small room doorway and stars, downstairs
back room facing the doorway, middle room facing the entrance to upstairs, main
worship area with a good view of the pews and alter area and two wireless
cameras place at the edge (due to wireless limitations) of the cemetery with
one looking at the lower grave sites and the other looking at the upper grave
sites for a total of 6. The DVR was started at 8:30PM and secured at 1:30AM.
The monitoring station was setup in the church proper. Power was supplied by our 1000 watt Honda generator for the DVR system
and Goal Zero portable batteries with inverters used for the two wireless
cameras which were located 100 yards north of the church at the southern end of
the cemetery looking north/northeast and north/northwest. We attempted to get
them closer to the gravesides but were not able to due to loss of wireless signal.
Other major equipment
used: MEL meters, digital audio recorders, RT-EVP recorders, IR HD movie and
still cameras with phantom IR lights, radios, spirit touch, temperature probes,
and the RAZ-FLIR camera.
Conclusion: In the back room Marilyn had MEL meter readings but they were not repeatable, and saw a large orb. It was in this room where she was touched during her first visit. Review of the DVR video has shown no paranormal activity, except for small orbs which could be dust or insects although some moved in a steady straight line.
Dick walked the cemetery with the IR camera, extra IR source and EVP monitor with no results. A video is included at the bottom of this page showing how your own equipment can make things happen that appear extraordinary.