What mysteries might a Rhode Island home that predates the American Revolution reveal to Ground Penetrating Radar? We found out when GPRS’ Eric Fish and Crystal Gardener were featured on the CW’s Mysteries Decoded series.
We were hired by the series producers, Morningstar Entertainment, to scan the grounds at “The Conjuring House” – the original log home where Lorraine and Ed Warren famously investigated. Their story inspired The Conjuring film franchise.
According to Mysteries Decoded series guest, Sara Gray, the home, built in 1736 and predating the formation of the United States of America by 40 years, is, “One of the most haunted houses in the U.S.”
Residents and visitors to the home have reported hundreds of unexplained events in and around the property. And most disturbingly, the Perron children, who lived there with their family from 1971-1980, kept referring to “seven soldiers” buried inside the walls.
It is evidence of those seven soldiers that we were hired to either prove or debunk.
“Any time I can bring science into it, something that’s concrete and tangible, I want to do it,” says Jennifer Marshall, series host and US Navy veteran turned private investigator.
GPRS’ Eric Fish and Crystal Gardener explained how ground penetrating radar works, scanned the area with our equipment, and detailed their findings.
While they could not definitively state they had found human remains, Eric and Crystal did find an anomaly in the ground near the property’s original stone wall. Something had disturbed the subsurface in the area, but it was impossible some 300 years later to say more than the soil was different enough in that area to be noteworthy.
That was more than enough evidence for the current homeowners to continue their amateur investigation into the history of the house, and for series host, Jennifer Marshall to call the home “A House of Inexplicable Events.” You can watch the entire episode here.
You may wonder why a national company like GPRS would agree to bring our equipment and name onto a site for an investigative show like Mysteries Decoded. Well, it’s not the first time our technology has been used to uncover “secrets.” In fact, Matthew Pudimott was watching a similar program on The Discovery Channel, Expedition Unknown, and saw what ground penetrating radar found inside an ancient Mayan pyramid in Guatemala known as The Jaguar Paw.
“I noticed the GPRS logo on the shirts of the gentlemen scanning and was able to find the company website… I believe it was Becky (thanks, Becky!) who got me in contact with my area manager. A week later, I was on a ride-along and about six weeks later, I had my first day with GPRS.”
Matthew is now a Project Manager with GPRS, because he loves to uncover mysteries just like we do.
“While I’m not scanning a Mayan pyramid in my day-to-day, I’ve loved my experience… The technology we use is fascinating and the problems we solve are meaningful. I’m thrilled to be with such a great company.”
We’re thrilled, too, Matthew, and you stand as proof positive that no mystery is too big or too small at GPRS.
Learn more about the many applications of GPR and how to become a Project Manager for GPRS, here.