Corner of California and Olen Road, Wichita Falls, TX
Traci, Judy, Suni, Julie, Aja, Jennifer, Nick & Pauline along with
guests Chris & Dee Dee and realtors Wendy & Kathy
Newspaper blurb about the Halloween Open House
& 106.3 The Buzz story on the investigation
T/D: WS102808-1900, WS103108-1600, WS112208-0000
TRIPP’s investigation of
the White Sanitarium, known to many locals as “The Old Insane Asylum”,
was an adventure. Judy’s grandmother Gracie Hall use to work at the
asylum in the early 40’s. I was not aware she had worked there until
we began this case. My mother had few memories of going to the asylum
to visit her there.
Many of the local people
in Wichita know the asylum as one of Wichita’s oldest haunts. When the
asylum was closed down, it sat for many years and the building became
run down. Most everyone who had been to visit the asylum had some
ghostly tale to tale. Claims of seeing apparitions to hearing spooky
voices was common. When Mary Rios (current owner) had the open house
in October of 2008, many many people came out to see the asylum and
share the stories they had about visiting it when they were younger.
Even though the place has gone through a complete remodeling, TRIPP
found that some of the tales that were told, most likely are true.
TRIPP captured some EVP as well as video that have unexplained
anomalies in it. The video is currently being analyzed carefully and
should be up on the sight soon. Check back to see what we saw.
Our first visit, KAUZ
Channel 6 had sent a cameraman out to record the investigation. He
had no more got his camera up and running well and began filming, when
all the power in his camera, as well as voice recorders, cameras and
other electronic devises we were using suddenly were all drained of
power. Unfortunately he did not have a backup camera, so our
investigation was not filmed. Did the spirits there not want to be
seen or filmed??
However, while doing an evp
session down on the main floor in the living area, everyone there
heard the voice of a young girl say something, including the
cameraman. He was the first one to tell us where it came from. It had
come from upstairs. All of us there heard it, yet none of the
recorders or cameras with sound picked up her voice. However, when you
listen to the evps we did capture, you will see that we did pick her
up at another time.
Some of the investigators
had some personal experiences, but the one thing we noticed was when
we were upstairs in the middle bedroom doing evp, it suddenly started
getting very very cold and we ended up leaving that room because of
the change. I think that most evp and pictures are self explanatory;
however, there is one picture an investigator got of something she
felt down by her feet. We have run it through several filters and can
not explain it. At first we thought it was a spot on the floor, but it
was moving and the investigator could feel it. Once we get the video
up, you will be able to see what we think this may be.
So those of you who are
lucky enough to be able to visit the sanitarium, know that there are
still souls wandering those halls.
A special thank you to
Gilbert and Mary Rios who allowed us to investigate. Also to Kathy
Adams and Wendy Crosley , the realtors who joined in on our adventure
and also gave us some great history on the place, as well as some
pictures they shared with us they had taken.
If you are a brave enough
soul, the Asylum is for sale. What a great haunted Bed and Breakfast
it would be. From what we discovered, the place would never actually
be lacking occupants. You just may not be able to see them. Gilbert
and Mary Rios have done a great job in remodeling and making the place
feel welcoming. Contact
Kathy Adams or Wendy Crosley at Strategic Realtors if you are interested in purchasing this
piece of history and one of the towns oldest haunts.
KAUZ Channel 6 had sent a cameraman
out to record the investigation. He had no more got his camera up and
running well and began filming, when all the power in his camera, as
well as voice recorders, cameras and other electronic devises we were
using suddenly were all drained of power.
Some of the investigators had some personal
experiences, but the one thing we noticed was when we were upstairs in
the middle bedroom doing evp, it suddenly started getting very very
cold and we ended up leaving that room because of the change.
One investigator was doing an experiment
upstairs and was touched by one of the entities. It was hair raising.
From the evidence we got on evp and having
one of the team members being touched while doing an experiment, it
would appear that the White Asylum is haunted.