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The SPNY team was called to investigate the Glen Loch Mill Restaurant in Jamesville. Reports of activity included apparitions being seen, footsteps heard upstairs when no one is there, items being thrown from shelves in the kitchen, and one employee having her hair pulled in the basement. The location has a long history. It was a working feed mill until 1969 and converted into a restaurant in 1972...
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Scientific Paranormal investigated the historic Sterling Opera House. Multiple claims of apparitions, both male, female, and child, have been seen and heard including object movements, shadows, balls of light, and more. The Sterling Opera house was built in 1889 as a theater on April 2nd. The two lower levels served as a city hall and police station. The theater remained in use until 1945 while the city hall and police station were in use until 1965. The opera house was named after Charles Sterling founder of the Charles Sterling Company of Sterling Piano’s, but he passed away before the Opera House was completed in 1887. Many famous performances were seen here including Amelia Earhart addressed the local Women’s Club here in 1936, Harry Houdini, and D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation premiere....
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Scientific Paranormal investigated the Ivoryton Playhouse, a historical community center turned theater. The Ivoryton Playhouse was built in the early 1900’s, but actually became a theater in the 1930’s. Its original purpose was an employee recreational hall for the Comstock Cheney factory. Before being demolished, a man named Milton Stiefel decided to convert the building into a theater...
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Scientific Paranormal investigates Fort Stanwix! The SP team had the pleasure of being able to investigate the historical Fort Stanwix. Fort Stanwix was built at 1762 under British General John Stanwix. Originally, the Fort was an important neutral treaty grounds where the British and the Iroquois Indian Nation negotiated terms. The Fort eventually was abandoned in 1768 after the treaty was signed. In 1776 the Fort was reoccupied by Colonial troops under Colonel Elias Dayton. Technically, the fort was renamed Fort Schuyler for a time. The Fort saw a siege on August 3rd, 1777 under a combination of British forces and Native Americans. While the Fort was taken back over by the British regiment, a nearby skirmish, The Battle of Oriskany, forced the British to withdraw from the Fort.
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Scientific Paranormal investigates the Deep River Library. The team traveled to Deep River Connecticut to investigate claims in a very old library. Originally the library was a home built by a man named Richard Spencer in 1881. The home was eventually donated in the early 1900's as a gift to the town and became a perfect spot for the library, which was in need of a location. In 1933, the home was officially converted into the Deep River Library. Over the years, there has been reports of paranormal activity. Most of these claims point back to a female apparition, as there are claims of female murmuring, laughing, even a female apparition has been seen. There have also been reports of footsteps and other noises.
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Scientific Paranormal investigates the historic and legendary USS The Sullivans Battleship! The entire SP team had the pleasure of being invited onto a historical ship called the USS The Sullivans. This Fletcher-class destroyer served in World War II and the Korean War. Named after the Sullivans Brothers who lost their lives when their ship, the USS Juneau, was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. This vessel served as an important support during the war and through many battles. In 1965 it was decommissioned and eventually sent to the Buffalo Naval Park as a museum ship.
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Infrasound Theory


By: Jacqueline Shields

Infrasound/Ultrasound and how it relates to EVP’s and paranormal phenomena – Or in other words, frequencies that we can’t hear, even though the decibel level is very high. Examples include dog whistles, bar sonar, dolphin sonar, etc. There is a potential that motors from fans/heaters can give off a low frequency (15-20 Hz) that is not audible to our ears, but is deafening to others. I’d be interested if you can pull some numbers on what humans can hear and can’t hear, and if its possible that you can talk in a range that we can’t hear, but recorders can pick up. And learn WHY recorders can pick up that infrasound/ultrasound (if at all).

The detection range for human hearing is 0 decibels (dB) through 130 dB. 130 db is the threshold of pain for humans. The audible frequency range of human is roughly 20 Hertz (Hz) to 20 kHz. 1 A typical person begins to identify sounds at 10-15dB.2 A small number of people may be able to detect sound below 10dB, thus being able to hear sounds normally viewed as inaudible. This may explain why some people hear “phenomenon” and others don’t. In order for words and conversations to be comprehensive to human ears/brains the crucial range is 500-3,000 Hz.2

In theory, a sound may be recorded on a digital recording device at a specific Hz. If the device allows for lower frequency recording (below human detection) and is played back at a different speed, a variation in frequency may occur, thus making the sound audible to human ears. I have put a research call in to a sound technician to verify this statement. I am waiting for his response. Syracuse Paranormal commonly uses the Olympus VN-4100PC digital recorder. The sampling frequency varies with the speed of the recording. 3

The human voice range is 200-4,000 Hz.2 If a voice-like frequency is produced from an unknown source, it must be in this range when heard. If human ears detect a human voice at the high end of the range, it is very commonly unintelligible. The best range to hear and comprehend the words occur with sounds between 3000-4000 Hz. 1

All in all, it is possible for a human (other) source to produce sound in a frequency range that is inaudible. It is, in theory, possible to record those sounds and replay at a different speed to change the frequency to detectable levels.

1. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu/Hbase/sound/earsens.html 2. http://grounds-mag.com/,ag/grounds_maintenance_equipment_decibel_levels/ 3. http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_archhived_product_details.asp?fl=2&id+1291

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