On September 28th, 2019, we carpooled down to Warm Springs, GA to investigate the Hardaway Cottage. We had been in contact with Beth and Mark Trimble for some time, with Erin and Meridith having visited a month earlier to discuss the house and its history. We were finally going to investigate the Hardaway, and we were so excited.
The reports of activity were very interesting, and included:
When we got to the Hardaway Cottage we began to set up our four infrared security cameras, and get the rest of our equipment ready. We brought:
We were waiting for Kristin, who had not carpooled with us, to arrive so that Beth could give us a tour of the house. Kristin got a little lost on the back roads around the Hardaway, where GPS fails, but she found the house in the end.
When we were all set up, and Kristin had arrived, Beth gave us a detailed tour of the house. You can see parts of that tour in the video below:
We did our first EVP session in the window seat bedroom, where the reports of the blinds moving and picture shaking had come from.
We caught a couple weak EVPs in this room, and we'll share one with you here.
Next was the "art deco" room.
We did not catch any EVPs or K2/flashlight activity in this room, but Erin did see a shadowy shape move by the door, and a floating black spot near Kristin just before her video camera malfunctioned.
We investigated the children's room next, with no results, then took a break in the screened patio to discuss our experiences so far.
Next we investigated the downstairs, again with no results.
Finally, we came to the basement, where things got very interesting very quickly.
We seemed to have interaction with the mini-Maglite, with an entity appearing to turn the flashlight on and off in response to our questions. You can watch the entire thing in the video linked above!
While we did not get many usable EVPs at the Hardaway House, we did capture the fascinating interaction with the flashlight in the basement. BCPI feels, based on what we did find and on the eerie feelings in the upstairs rooms, that there may be a haunting at the Hardaway House. We would love to go back and visit again, and try to collect more evidence to corroborate what we have found so far.