2007 Long Island Paranormal
Investigators was invited to investigate this fire house located in Suffolk
County, Long Island. LIPI has performed several investigations at this
location and it continues to remain an active investigation site.
Fire house in Suffolk County on Long Island.
Inside the fire house.
An old style fire truck on display in the fire house.
Reported Paranormal Activity:
Several paranormal experiences have been reported at this
The crew of this fire house, especially the late night
shift has reported hearing the sounds of people having conversations in the
hallways and kitchen room when no one was there.
The sounds of people in the bar and main dining room are
The door between the main dining room and the visitors
entrance is reported to burst open but no one is there.
The sound of people walking across the wood dance floor
in the main dining room can be heard.
Additionally, this fire house has had the loss of several long time members (30+
years). Although these people died of natural causes offsite it is believed the
spirits of these long time members still remain in the fire house.
The Investigation Team: Six
members of Long Island Paranormal Investigators
took part in this investigation. This investigation was lead by LIPI lead
investigators Michael Cardinuto. Additional team members were investigators
Jaiem Fleischmann, Michael Bainbridge, Dimitri Haritos, Thelma D'Amico and
Cheryl Wittmann. Prior investigations have included LIPI Investigator Justin "Credible" DiGangi.
The Equipment Setup: Long Island Paranormal
Investigators performed for a lights out
investigation at the fire house.
LIPI investigators setting up for the investigation
in the HQ area.
DVR cameras where setup in the
basement bar area and dining area, the main floor door between the dining
room and visitors entrance, and in the main floor dining room itself.
Investigators Dimitri Haritos (left) and Mike
Bainbridge setup DVR IR cameras
in the main dining room area.
Our DVR screen for the investigations.
thermometers were set in the main floor kitchen and basement storage
Digital thermometer in the main floor kitchen.
temperature data logger was set on the bar.
Digital recorders were left on the bar
and in the main floor kitchen. During our investigations we also used our
35mm cameras, as well as our
thermometers and EMF
meters. And out wireless motion
sensor was placed on the edge of the wood dance floor in the main dining
room to "watch" for movement on the floor.
Long Island Paranormal Investigators was also permitted to use one of the
fire department's thermal
imaging cameras during our investigations.
Investigator Cheryl Wittmann using the thermal
Main Dining Room
It was reported that foot steps can be heard
walking across the wood dance floor in the main dining room.
Wood dance floor in main dining room. Note that orbs
LIPI investigators spent many hours
observing this room and using EMF and temperature sensors.
Main Floor Kitchen
It reported that a 30+ year
member of this fire house would come to the kitchen 7 days a week for his
morning coffee and donut. The day he didn't come they knew something was
wrong and later found out he had passed the night before.
The table in the main kitchen where the veteran
fireman had his donut and coffee every morning.
Investigators Thelma (left) and Cheryl perform EVPs
at the table in the kitchen.
Fire house members believe the spirit
of the long-time fireman still comes to this table in the kitchen.
This is a picture of Investigator and Case Manager
Thelma D'Amico in the kitchen.
Photo is taken with a digital camera and flash.
This is a picture of Thelma in the kitchen.
Photo is taken with a digital camera and no flash.
This is a picture of Thelma in the kitchen.
Photo is taken using the thermal image camera. Note the heat reflecting off the
stove to the right.
Basement Bar and Dining areas
The basement bar and dining area is under
renovation. Heavy construction/renovation work has been known to bring about
dormant paranormal activity.
Investigator Cheryl Wittmann using the thermal camera
in the basement dining area.
Investigators Cheryl (left) and Thelma in the
basement at the bar.
The reflection off a glass wall of a thermal image of
three Long Island Paranormal Investigators
can clearly be seen on the thermal imaging camera.
EMF readings are difficult in this area do to the
number of wires running through the walls and ceiling. Also, water and heat
pipes in the structure make lots of noise (banging and rattling) that is
hard to discern between nature and paranormal activity.
A classroom/storage room where voices have been heard
on prior investigations.
During the investigation near the bar, a doorway
covered in think black plastic (to keep dust in during renovation) moves
notably, seemingly in response to questions. No significant draft or
breeze can be detected.
The plastic cover on this doorway near the bar has
moved significantly in response to questions.
Fire House Tower
Although no specific paranormal activity has been
reported in the tower, the fire house crew states they have a feeling of
uneasiness when they go into the tower area.
Looking down the access stairs inside the tower.
Investigators Mike Bainbridge and Cheryl Wittmann
take readings in the tower.
on during the night a second group of investigators was sent down to the basement. Peter Ferraro
had claimed that he had felt a presence there. So the team members started
to check there equipment to see if there was any unusual readings, and they
also did an EVP session.
Location: Basement bar area
Description: While asking EVP questions the black plastic
covering the door way "puffed" significantly. No breeze or draft was
Debunking note: It was shown that when the door between the
main dining room and the visitors entrance was opened that caused
enough air movement through the hallway and down the stairs to move
the plastic covering
Location: Basement bar area
Description: Movement could be seen on the the black plastic
covering the door way from both the bar and hallway sides. No breeze
or draft was detected. At one point movement resembling a finger
dragging across the plastic was clearly seen.
Location: Basement classroom/storage area
Description: Voices could be heard in the room even though no
one was there.
Location: Main floor kitchen and adjacent hallway.
Description: Voices sounding like a conversation was heard
coming from the kitchen and hallway when no one was there.
EVPs Recorded at Site
(Note: May require headphones to properly hear and review)
Date: October 2007
Description: Several Class C EVP recordings
were collected in the basement and bar area. Unfortunately the quality is
too low to be posted online.
Additional audio and video evidence is being reviewed and any findings will
be posted here.
Conclusion: Despite a number of personal
experiences over the course of several investigations Long Island Paranormal Investigators
has so far been unable to document evidence of paranormal activity at this
location. LIPI continues to investigate this location and will post additional
pieces of evidence when found.
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