small, single-room schoolhouse out in the middle of nowhere and directly next to
Bellair Cemetery. There is some history of an altercation on the front steps of the schoolhouse which led a death.
N. 25th St. (closest town, west of Annapolis, Illinois)
Numerous EVPs have been collected in the building from time to time.
The Ghost Research Society investigated Bellair School House July1, 2017 and the team members included: Stan Suho and Dale Kaczmarek, with help from Jason Snider, Jason Dickerson, Marcus Cook and Courtney Bowen from Crawford County Ghost Hunters
setup: A shadow detector was placed in
the back of the schoolhouse which pointed at Suho’s IR camcorder which was
near the front of the building. A Tri-Field Natural EM Meter and a Melmeter were
also deployed. Other hand-held devices like digital recorders, Ovilus X, Radio
Specter, and SB-11 were also used.
performed: Ovilus X, Radio
Specter and SB-11 sessions were held in the building. The shadow detector did
not register anything unusual.
Suho: Because of the rapid pace there
wasn’t much time to do much setup. However I did manage to do a mini setup in
a haunted one room school house. The rest of the time it was VHS Video and Sony
Night Shot Photos.
Kaczmarek: This location was a
stone’s throw from Bellair Cemetery that was very active. With the 4th
of July just around the corner, there was a lot of noise contamination from
locals shooting off fireworks in the background and sometimes screaming in
delight at the spectacle. During an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode, I thought
I heard a voice come through that sounded like it said “Scared”. Maybe this
was a spirit reaching out and commenting about the noise in the background?
really unusual or strange happened while we were in the building however I did
record several whispers in the background which I’m fairly confident wasn’t
caused by anyone in our group.
they know bellair.MPG – while conducting an EVP session, a faint whisper was
recorded that sounds like, “And they know.”
Dale bellair.MPG – while conducting an EVP session, another faint whisper was
recorded that sounds like it calls Kaczmarek’s name twice, “Dale Dale.”
bellair.MPG – while conducting an SB-11 Ghost Box session, a comment was made
that the antenna has been disconnected and that only static would come through
the box and no radio frequencies should be heard. Immediately after that
statement, a faint female voice comes through and says, “Hi.”
bellair.MPG – while conducting a Radio Specter session, a question was asked,
“Was there a fight outside?” The device responds with a male voice saying,
you bellair.MPG – while conducting an Ovilus X session in phonetic mode, the
device suddenly says, “Spooky.” A question was then asked, “What’
spooky?” The Ovilus responds with, “You.”
cry bellair.MPG – while conducting and EVP session, a question was asked,
“Are there any children here? Can you tell us your names?” A strange and
distant cry was heard by all and recorded. I cannot be 100% sure that this
wasn’t outside contamination and it probably was, but it did sound very
spoken by the Ovilus X in dictionary mode: clairvoyant,
suit, flow and Venus.
Conclusions: This was a very interesting building and it would have been more interesting without all the background noise of fireworks going off; however we were still able to gather some fascinating evidence in between the booms and the bangs. This could be a perfect place for a possible follow-up investigation when we could devote more time to both the schoolhouse and nearby cemetery.
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