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bridging science
and parascience

Private Residence 1

Syracuse, NY

The property owner of this residence is a relative of KRI founder, Andy Kitt. The alleged manifestations appear to be a transient phenomena beginning with the passing of the head of the household (21 Sep 07) and diminishing over time. Kitt was present for a great deal of the original incidents and eventually followed up with a limited investigation.

Some of the anecdotes:

  •   Numerous appliance breakdowns, and repeated failure of telephone service.
  •   Doors and windows found open (in the dead of winter).
  •   The deceased's alarm clock would go off between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. for 30 seconds any time anyone slept in his former bed.
Private Residence

By the time Kitt was prepared and able to perform the investigation the phenomena had slacked off substantially, so he elected to perform it the evening before what would have been the alleged spirit's 83rd birthday (15 Apr 08). Kitt set up both audio and video surveillance, slept in the bed in question, and the alarm did in fact sound off at 4:28 a.m. Unfortunately, the video equipment shut down (no cause found) at 1:23 a.m., and the audio file got lost in transfer. No explanation available - Kitt asserts that the file was transferred to his computer, but wasn't in the folder when he went back to analyze it.

The 'Alarm Clock'

Above is a frame capture from the video - Kitt is just barely visible in the lower left corner. The digital alarm (clock / radio) in question is in the center of the top of the dresser to the right of the phone.

Oddly enough, when Kitt was later running experiments on EVP, he claims to have received a response he believes to be from the deceased. Ironically, that file too has disappeared. So what do we have? Nada. It's just a curious collection of anecdotes, preluding a pair of failed investigations of what Kitt believes may have been a transient presence. As far as the organization is concerned, however, the evidence is inconclusive.