Investigation of Elk City Cemetery
|Elk City Cemetery Gate.|
Where I do seem to have success in gathering evidence is in the area of EVPs. Now, I've only gotten EVP evidence at Edinburgh Manor (you can read the detailed post about my investigation there by following this link), and nowhere else...before now.
What really stands out about Elk City, then, is the EVP evidence. We got a handful of EVPs, most of which were clear, but one has proven much more difficult in deciphering.
In the first EVP, we were talking about a tombstone that had the date of 1930 on it, and after '1930' was mentioned for the second time, a voice whispered, "Yeessss."
Listen for yourself, right after the 6-second mark:
Elk City EVP 1
During the last minute (literally, the last minute) of our investigation, we got a handful of EVP. At the 15-second mark you can hear "Yes, read it;" at the 23-second mark you can hear, "Daddy;" and at the 26-second mark you can hear, "Seven puppies." Is it a coincidence that after the voice tells us about the puppies that a dog barks at the house next door and my daughter tells me there's a dog? You decide. At any rate, you can listen to these EVPs here:
Elk City EVP 2
I believe there might be one, maybe two, other EVP right at the end, during the last few seconds, but I will not bet money on it. Incidentally, I had problems with the EVP recorder throughout the investigation as it kept skipping frequently, especially between questions. I've never had this problem before, so I recorded EVP outside the next day at home as a control, and it didn't happen that time. I would conclude, then, that it has something to do with the paranormal activity inside the cemetery. We will definitely be going back with my other ghost-hunting buddies, Betty & Jayne, for a full-length investigation.
Next to the chapel is Elk City Hall. It also looks like it's been updated and is in use. On the property as well are a flagpole between the two, and an old Union Pacific Railroad car that sits behind and to the right of the City Hall. We didn't do any investigations here, we just stopped to check it out as the area was between the cemetery and the main road.