My first ever investigation took me to South Bend, Indiana on Friday July 13th 2012 to investigate Primrose Road.
According to locals, the most haunted place in South Bend is Primrose Road, which has several stories attached to it. One story claims that you must drive exactly between 20mph and 30 mph. If you don't, your tires will suddenly go flat or your car will die. Cell phones don't work in the area, ghosts appear out of the woods, and people seem to be running through the woods.There are also stories of ghostly warnings and a creepy farmhouse that appears out of nowhere. Supposedly a woman will appear and either grant you good luck, or make your car disappear.
Also on Primrose Road is the Blood Rock. The rock sits in the middle of a pond at a local housing development. The rock seems to move from time to time and changes its position. Primrose Road also has the haunted Adams Street Graveyard. People who have taken pictures there on a clear day see their images turn out with a light fog covering the tombstones.
The journey started from Mishawaka, IN while on vacation at a friend's house. My wife and I were informed that there was a haunted cemetery nearby and with it being Thursday night just approaching midnight I jumped on the opportunity to go there to investigate for Friday the 13th. My friend Lisa did not tell us the stories of the graveyard, just that it was known to be haunted. She told us of the story of cars breaking down or tires going flat if you do not drive down the road between 20mph and 30mph but we were able to drive down the road with no problem. It is a dirt road consisting of nothing but mini speed bumps! so vehicles driving down the road can not speed. When we approached the Adam's street cemetery I immediately felt such an adrenaline rush as I spotted the extremely old tombstones in the distance. I immediately snapped pictures of the road itself with my canon powershot sx HS and these pictures are what I got...
As we entered the cemetery I said some greetings and informed the spirits that I was not there to harm them or show them any disrespect and that I did not want to be harmed. I took many pictures and I was drawn to a specific grave that I could only make out "Wife Of George Scott" on it. I placed my digital voice recorder on the grave and announced that I was going to leave the recorder there so if anybody wanted to communicate to just speak to the red light. I walked away and continued the tour of the cemetery with Lisa and a few of the teenagers and I used my iPhone's memo recorder as a backup to try and pick up EVP's. (Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are supposedly not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings.) In the car I also left our Dell laptop with my condenser microphone just for the heck of it...check out the Sony ICD-PX312 Digital Flash Voice Recorder ICDPX312
and the Dell Inspiron 15R *SWITCH* Laptop Intel Core i3-2350M, 500GB, 15.6" - as well as the Canon PowerShot Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - 5251B001
|"Wife Of George Scott"|
I told the kids with me to go wait for me in the van so I could investigate alone for a little while, the kids were acting up a bit and I did not want the spirits to be offended or angry with us. At this time another car pulled up outside the cemetery and immediately I heard the sound of loud obnoxious teenagers get out of the car and make their way into the cemetery.
As I walked along I again noticed a change in my mood, this time feeling slightly annoyed and agitated. The more loud and obnoxious the teenagers got the more I felt the energy around me turn negative. I warned one of the kids that ghosts do not like how he and his friends are behaving and that they should think about their own families and would they want people trampling around their graves screaming and laughing. The boy actually apologized and said he didn't think of that and they left.
In all I believe I took about 150 pictures and more than half of them were riddled with orbs and a couple of other pictures showed some other strange things including the image of a person in white, which nobody there that night was wearing anything white. Here are some of the pictures taken...
Saturday July 14th I began going through the voice recorder to see if any EVP's were captured and to my surprise I was able to catch several. After the investigation I did the research about Primrose Rd and was then truly amazed by my findings. Here is the video for you to hear for yourself.
Growing up I had many encounters with the paranormal and as I got older I felt like I could feel spirits all around. I never feel very scared but often get the feeling I am being watched and also sometimes feel negative forces are around me. I got into Paranormal State on A&E and Ghost Adventures & Ghost Hunters and shows like that, Paranormal State and Ghost Adventures became my 2 favorites (sorry Hunters I still love you though!). I am not into the paranormal as a means of entertainment but more for my own reasons. I am currently looking around the Chicago area for more haunted locations I can go to but having a hard time finding something.
So for all of you Paranormal Investigators out there, Primrose Rd in South Bend Indiana is most DEFINITELY haunted! I can only imagine what I would have picked up with better equipment!
I want to take this time to send some positive wishes to Ryan Buell of PRS, I just learned of his situation and am genuinely concerned. Ryan seems like a really great guy and I hope he can overcome this. Big eHugs for Ryan Buell! Be well Ryan!