Talbott Tavern
Bardstown, KY
14 August 2012

I arrived at Talbott Tavern shortly before dusk. I had heard from a lady down the road that Jesse and Frank James had visited the establishment a few times and I was curious to see the place. It wasn't until I got inside that I realized the Tavern also was known for its paranormal activity. The kind ladies said I was welcome to visit the room upstairs that they heard was the most haunted, the Concord Room. With nothing but a camera, I commenced with the task at hand - a search for paranormal activity. And although I didn't find any unexplained images in my photos, the Talbott Tavern will forever be known as my first Search4Spirits.
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Paranormal Terminology:​

EVP - ​​Electronic Voice Phenomena: Unexplainable voices/sounds that are not heard by the ear but are picked up by a audio recorder.

AVP - Audio Voice Phenomena: Unexplained voices/sounds heard by the ear and usually picked up on audio equipment. Also known as disembodied sounds. ​​

EMF - Electro Magnetic Field​​: Electrical energy which can be picked up by a hand-held tester.

PI - Paranormal Investigation​​

Ghost or Spirit Box - AM/FM frequency sweep radio device used by paranormal investigators. It is commonly perceived that this instrument, which sweeps multiple radio frequencies, allows the investigator to hear and possibility communicate with spirits.

Mystikologist - A person who is spiritually connected, gifted with psychic ability, and knowledgeable regarding the world of spirits, demons and ethereal beings, and their powers. ​​

My Measurements of paranormal activity or evidence:
UNUSUAL - The chance of it occurring is slim but not impossible; may be able to recreate the event.
UNEXPLAINABLE - So odd, I have not seen it occur before and don't expect to see it again. If it does happen again, I will either be able to explain it, or I will document it as probable paranormal activity.
PARANORMAL -  There is not a shadow of a doubt in my mind that I have communicated is some way with a ghost/spirit. They have answered questions, moved things when asked, and can do it immediately upon being asked.​​​

Note: All Audio clips are now enhanced unless noted as 'Actual.'​​
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