Built in 1905 and purchased by Henry Rose. It was originally built as a
funeral home. His brother, Charlie Rose, a county constable, later moved in and
one evening was called to break up a knife fight. He was fatally stabbed and
moved back to CBC where he died in his bedroom, now the kitchen.
Sold to John Rector in the 1920s
and he turned it into a general store.
At one time it was sold to the
Lair family and Liz Lair has been seen as a full-bodied apparition. Her son,
Ferdinand, rolled his car right in front of the building and Liz saw him die. He
has been heard many times in EVPs.
The Bailey family once owned it.
off Rt. 100, Kampsville,
Hauntings: A possible rape victim and others both apparently haunt
the building. She’s afraid of men. If a man walks in she says, “Who is it,
he hurt me” and if a woman walks in, singing is often recorded. Ghosts of
children including a little girl about 4-years-old named Emma have been seen and
heard and a little boy named Byron who apparently lives up in the rafters.
According to former owner Rita Doe, there was a gunfight here in the 1890s and
he climbed a tree to watch, fell and broke his neck. EVPs have been recorded of
a little boy saying, “I’m falling.” There have been numerous EVPs recorded
and the sounds of running feet heard upstairs in the 2nd Floor
apartment followed by the sound of slamming doors and sometimes the sounds of
furniture being moved around. A Native American Indian ghost has been reported
in what has been named “The Ugly Room.” He also stomps and throws things
There has been much
poltergeist-like activity including bookshelves falling down, plastic on doors
being ripped off, manipulation of physical objects such as coloring books and
crayons. People have often felt the sensation of being touched and shadowy
images have both been seen and photographed, one by the pop cooler. Apparitions
have been seen recently in the parking lot in the front of the building, a white
mist was seen upstairs, peeking around doorways, a ghost of an older lady
walking through the wall and a ghost of a little girl in the kitchen.
Ugly Room – often where the
Native American Indian has been heard to speak and where you generally get an
ugly sensation. The adjacent Dressing Room, females have reported the sensation
of being groped. The rape of Liz may have occurred in this room
Closet – a general coldness is
often sensed here, strange mists and disembodied voices.
Old Cooler – was originally
perhaps used to keep bodies in when this was a funeral home. A researcher’s
camcorder was slowly pulled off one of the shelves inside this unit.
Kitchen – this was originally
Charlie Rose’s bedroom where he was brought back after being stabbed and died.
Numerous EVPs captured here.
Action Alley – a lot of energy
and the sounds of people running up and down this hallway and shadow figures.
The Ghost Research Society first investigated the CBC River Treasures on April 30, 2011. Team members included: Stan Suho and Dale Kaczmarek with help from Rita Doe, Theresa Moore, Kyle Baalman, Jacob Bizaillion, Shana Wankel of Calhoun County Paranormal and Chris Crum of PRIOM.
Equipment setup: Since there was no electricity to the building and
we weren’t notified this in advance, we weren’t able to use a lot of the
equipment we brought along including the G.E.I.S.T. system. We did set up a Command
on the 1st Floor using our two laptop computers. Stan’s computer
was running Audacity and a microphone which was recording in the crawlspace
leading up to the 2nd floor apartment. My laptop was running the
software for the Thermasound device. A static IR camcorder was initially placed
in the kitchen area with a large IR illuminator to face what has been nicknamed
“Action Alley.” Down" and was monitored using a small monitor and batteries
using category five cables. Action Alley” the EM Vortex and Paracorder 667 was
placed. The Full Spectrum Camera with a large IR illuminator was positioned in
the cooler to face the door where another camcorder in the past was slowly
yanked off the shelf.
After awhile the static IR
camcorder was moved to face “Action Alley” and a laser grid was employed
along with the Thermasound device which faced down this hallway where shadows
and movements have been recorded in the past.
Later, my handheld IR camcorder
was placed in the 2nd Floor apartment on the ground to face into the
living room using the IR illuminator on the boot of the camera and separate
battery powered Sony IR illuminator. In the living room was placed the Geophone
and MFD-1 because of the illuminated LED’s to watch for any disruption of
magnetic fields. Later the EVP Vortex was positioned on the table next to the
Experiments performed: Several walkthroughs of the building were
conducted where digital, digital IR and digital IR trap camera pictures were
taken. Members of Calhoun County Paranormal were allowed to experiment with the
Video Ovilus and I also used the Ovilus X for the first time in the room
opposite the CC. The pyrometer showed a almost constant and consistent
temperature of 69 degrees throughout.
Personal experiences: One of the members from Calhoun County
Paranormal said that the stuffed animals that they had placed up in the 2nd
Floor apartment for trigger objects had all been moved! The Ovilus X used in
phonetic mode, both times after being turned on in the room opposite the CC, the
first word it said was “help.” There were sounds that resembled footsteps in
the 2nd floor apartment that were audibly heard and nobody was up
there at the time of the sounds.
Stan Suho: We
arrived late in the afternoon to a small 2 story wooden building that used to be
a funeral home. The building had no power and it was just us two investigators.
Since we had no power we were limited to a scaled down investigation with
During the evening two members of the other team
reported some dolls were moved around upstairs. I did not detect any unusual
sounds on playback of the recordings.
This building was reported to be very active by the local group and even though I did not detect anything paranormal I think a
follow up investigation would be in order by a full crew especially the EVP
Evidence collected: The place was very quiet for EVP and video and
no evidence was collected that evening
Conclusions: There was a lot of background noise and talking which contaminated any possible EVP that would have been picked up. People were talking loudly outside which was heard very clearly inside of the building. A follow-up investigation under more quiet conditions would be warranted. One video tape literally came apart inside of my camcorder during review and I wasn’t able to totally review all of the video shot that particular evening. However, again I don’t believe anything audio would have been useful due to contamination.
Follow-up Investigation on March 31, 2012
Date: March 31,
GRS Members present:
Stan Suho, Jim Graczyk, Jerry Lutz and Dale Kaczmarek.
present: Jeanne Chilton, Rita Doe, Jason Humphreys, Jim Kolton and Mike
Equipment setup: I set up the Spectercam 4 in the back room along
with the Paracorder 667. Another video camera was employed in the upstairs along
with the Ghost Microphone and supplemental IR illuminator.
Experiments performed: A group EVP session was conducted upstairs
and also in the back room using both the Ghost Box and Ovilus.
Stan Suho: This was the second visit to this place. This time we were joined by Jeanne's group and Jerry made an appearance. Since there was no power in the place, I bought along my portable power unit and gave it a good workout. As Dale had predicted the weather was fine. However we were missing our Ace EVP team.
Because most of the activity was on the second floor,
this is where I chose to do my setup. Since this necessitated crawling through a
hole in the ceiling, I kept the setup to a minimum. I used the Ghost Camera and
the Ghost Microphone being monitored by a 7in monitor and a Laptop running
Audacity. I also field tested a new push button to take pictures on Ghost Camera
when G.E.I.S.T. was not being used. Another device being used was my new DVR.
This was used to record the Ghost Camera, and with an 8GB SD card I was able to
record 4 hours of video.
After setup the group decided to take a Cemetery tour
leaving me all alone. I decided this was a good time to make a walk through with
my VCR. About half way through I heard the loudest Crash Boom Bang I had ever
heard on an investigation. This was picked up by both my VCR and the Ghost
Microphone on the second floor. A quick search of the ground floor turned up
nothing out of place. Also nothing showed up on my Ghost Camera on the second
floor. I clipped the Audio from both devices and sent them to Dale for analysis.
After the group returned things preceded as usual EVP sessions were conducted,
pictures were taken. Breakdown began about 1AM.
Conclusion: Aside from the loud banging
sound, nothing unusual showed up on 4 hours of video or audio. As for the sound
I, I have a theory I will be discussing with Dale.
Equipment used: 12mp digital
pictures did not show up anything out of the ordinary and the GRS Trap Cam
pictures would be reviewed by Dale.
didn’t encounter anything on the investigation as well as sense or hear
anything that would cause me to investigate further.
Jerry Lutz: Report of Jerry Lutz, GRS Member
On 31 Mar 12, I attended an
investigation at CBC River Treasures in
Equipment used: digital camera,
At the building I watched the
video monitors for a long time, but saw nothing unusual. I took about 20
pictures, but observed nothing unusual. I enjoyed the time I spent with the GRS
team, but saw nothing at either location to merit further investigation on my
I forwarded a disc of my
pictures to Jim Graczyk.
Dale Kaczmarek: I experienced nothing unusual while investigating
this location. Several times while involved in a group EVP I thought I saw a
moving shadow on the wall next to the door to the back room, however upon review
of the videotape it proved to be nothing more than people in the room breaking
IR illuminators. I suggest in the future that all people need to sit behind all
illuminators and cameras filming in a room so that this misidentification
doesn’t happen again.
In the backroom, the Paracorder
667 was making some unusual sounds like high-pitched screeching. It must have
been picking up unusually high static fields near the device but then they
quickly dissipated. I noticed what
appeared to be an increase in light in the hallway near the washroom but when
Mike went to investigate, he stated that he believed it was simply the light
from the other room coming through the rafters. I don’t know if I completely
buy that explanation as the light would have been constantly bright and this was
only for a few seconds.
Kamps1A.mp3 a loud crash and
multiple bounces were recorded by Stan when he was alone in the building while
the others were investigating a nearby cemetery.
Conclusions: If this place is indeed haunted, it again showed no signs of that to our group during our second visit to this location. There have been many paranormal encounters by other groups and individuals so far but nothing unusual has been captured in our presence.
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