Mary Haven Orphan Asylum

Dates:
winter/spring/summer 2011

Location:
Lebanon, OHIO

Legend:
Known as the Warren County Orphan Asylum and Children's Home, the Mary Haven Home for Boys in Warren County, Ohio is a notable historic landmark for the southwestern part of the state. The three-level brick building, in a state of deterioration, could be demolished if the Warren County Commissioners receive their favorable outcome in a court hearing. The home, funded via a will from Mary Ann Klingling, was completed in December 1874. It served orphaned children and was free of all denominational restraint, and it later became home to a troubled teenager residence before closing in 1995. A non-profit and ministry used the building after its closure, but the Home has been vacant for several years.

Team:
Lee, Jim, Patrick, Patti, Eric & Sarah Hines

Gear:
4-voice recorders, 4-digital cameras, 2-K2 meters, 1-Mel8704

Personal Experiences:
We did see a shadow figure in the hall when looking through the front window. However, We were only able to walk around the outside of the building. It's abandoned and off limits.

Results:
HAUNTED

A place where ghosts are reported is described as haunted, and often seen as being inhabited by spirits of deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property. Supernatural activity inside homes is said to be mainly associated with violent or tragic events in the building's past such as murder, accidental death, or suicide sometimes in the recent or ancient past. But not all hauntings are at a place of a violent death, or even on violent grounds. Many cultures and religions believe the essence of a being, such as the 'soul', continues to exist. Some philosophical and religious views argue that the 'spirits' of those who have died have not 'passed over' and are trapped inside the property where their memories and energy are strong.

Comments:
This building is gonna be demolished soon. We walked around it and had a few evp sessions on the front and back porch. We managed to get some evps so we'll be going back to try to get some more. We may be fastening our recorders to fishing rods and casting them inside to get closer proximity to voices.

Update 11-10-11:
Due to the condition of the building the commissioners office denied us access for the Booth Brother and Keith Age to come in and document this facility for Children Of The Grave #2. However, our inside guy has managed to get us in for a very short period without the big film crew so the documentary will be made....just not with the SyFy guys. stay tuned!

Documentation:
We've presented our interpretation of these voices and suggest you listen and make your own decisions about whats being said. Feel free to contact us about procedures, techniques, equipment or ideas about what we have captured here.

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unexplainable photos

The top left photo was taken by friend Eric Hines. The photo to the right of that is a blown up version of the top left window in the original photo. It appears that someone/something is standing in the window. So, I embossed both of these to display the 3 dimensional features of each photo. Each one shows a 3 dimensional face in the window which matches perfectly over what appears to look like a human skull. Remember it is not likely anyone was in the building because it is locked at every door. Also when this was taken the 2nd and 3rd floors had alread collapsed. This room is on the 3rd floor left side which collapsed. Not even possible for a human to be standing there.


EVP's

EVP - voice says "all of you are dead" .

EVP - voice says "no david".

EVP - lots of talking inside.

EVP - voice says "yes maybe".

EVP - knocking.

EVP - knocking.

EVP - knocking.

EVP - knocking.

EVP - footsteps inside.

EVP - little mic inside a crack in the door records footsteps .

EVP - more footsteps with small mic inside.

EVP - unknown voice then knocks.

EVP - boy says "2".

EVP - voice says "you're probably in love with him" .

EVP - voice says "yeah Howard".

EVP - voice followed by two knocks.

EVP - voice says "Tom".

EVP - voice says "there are two of us here".

EVP - lots of chatter not sure what they're saying.

EVP - voice says "please dont.......they shouldnt have come".

EVP - voice says "perfectly intent".

EVP - voice says "Pedro, what do you want" .

EVP - voice says "Patrick".

EVP - voice says "no they cant".

EVP - voice says "Michael".

EVP - voice says "Dave".

EVP - knocking.

EVP - knocking.

EVP - voice says "I want David".

EVP - voice says "it wants you" .

EVP - voice says "Johnny".

EVP - voice says "I love you..I know you for me".

EVP - voice says "I love you".

EVP - voice says "I'll take her out".

EVP - voice says "I hate you".

EVP - voice says "I dont know".

EVP - voice says "help me".

EVP - voice says "he cant get near you" .

EVP - voice says "get out pal..liste to me listen to me".

EVP - voice says "fuck you man".

EVP - voice says "Dave eight".

EVP - boys talking.

EVP - voice says "congratualtions I'm home" .

EVP - voice says "help me".

EVP - voice says "kiss".

EVP - voice says "patrick david and me".

EVP - unknown.

EVP - voice says "thats a stranger".

EVP - voice says "yes okay".

EVP - voice says "hey patrick".

EVP - voice says "congratualtions I'm home" .

EVP - voice says "help me".

EVP - voice says "kiss".

EVP - voice says "patrick david and me".

EVP - unknown.

EVP - voice says "thats a stranger".

EVP - voice says "yes okay".

EVP - voice says "hey patrick".