Investigation August 2007


Rolling Hills Asylum
Rolling Hills Asylum in Bethany, NY.

Rolling Hills Asylum, Bethany NY
Side view of asylum building.

Prolog: In August 2007 Long Island Paranormal Investigators performed our first investigation of this historic location in Bethany, NY. We scheduled a “We’re Alone!” (only the Long Island Paranormal Investigators group, by ourselves, locked in the building for the full night!) investigation with Rolling Hills owner Lori Carlson. LIPI performed a lights out investigation using digital video recorders, digital and analog audio recorders, IR and thermal thermometers, IR vision systems, EMF and other electronic sensors.

Relaxing the day before we leave.
LIPI members (L to R) Mike Cardinuto, Mike Bainbridge, Craig Sordyl and guest Jaquline Morena
gather at the home of LIPI member Jaiem Fleischmann the night before we depart for Rolling Hills.

Sunrise on the road
Sunrise on the NYS Thruway, heading up to Bethany NY.

Historical Background: Rolling Hills has a long and tormented history as a former poor house, insane asylum, orphanage, and nursing home. Genesee County purchased this property in 1826 and opened its doors to the poor in 1827. They took in paupers, the insane, orphans, transients, unwed mothers, the elderly, and anyone who could not support and care for themselves. They were completely self-sufficient as they farmed on the 100’s of acres owned by the county. By the 1950’s, the property was used for a nursing home only. The residents were moved to the new facility in Batavia in 1974. The building sat empty for nearly 20 years when it was then opened in 1992 as Carriage Village, a mall of unique shops.

The former name for Rolling Hills
An artist painting of the Carriage Village mall that was later renamed as Rolling Hills.

The name was changed to Rolling Hills Country Mall in January, 2003, and became a co-op in January, 2004. The mall has recently closed. (source: Rolling Hills Ghost Hunts)

Official records show that 1750 people are buried on site at Rolling Hills. Most likely the true number of people buried is much higher.

Official diagram of the Rolling Hills land
Official/historical survey diagram of the Rolling Hills land, circa April 1939.

Artifacts from Rilling Hills operations

Artifacts from Rilling Hills operations

Artifacts from Rilling Hills operations
Old keys and other artifacts from the operation of Rolling Hills Asylum.

Location facts about the Rolling Hills Asylum:  

  • The East and West wings combined are 65,000 square feet (not including the underground tunnels or outer barns and other smaller buildings).

  • The corner acreage of 11.87 acres was bought privately from the county by Lori Carlson and her husband (the current Rolling Hills Asylum owners).

  • The original Rolling Hills Asylum buildings were built from the late 1790’s thru early 1800’s.

  • The original Rolling Hills Asylum buildings built during the above period are no longer standing. Only a few old barn buildings remain.

  • The current Rolling Hills Asylum West Wing (the Y-shaped building) was constructed in 1938.

  • The Rolling Hills East Wing (the Country Mall wing) was added in 1958.

Paranormal history: Rolling Hills Asylum is very well known for shadows and EVPs as well as other unexplained phenomena in a number of locations, such as:

  • Lori told us that especially between 3am and 5am on the 1st and 2nd floors of the East Wing shadows are seen.

  • In the Christmas room toys can be seen to have moved from  where they were left as though someone had been playing with them.

  • On the 2nd floor of the East Wing the sound of foot steps and sliding can be heard coming from above – but there is no 3rd floor!

  • EVPs are often taken in the first meat locker in the kitchen area.

  • The apparition of a man with a goat-Tee mustache has been seen walking around.

  • Even right outside the cafe area apparitions have been seen. An old woman has been seen going into the woman’s restroom.

Below is a famous picture of a shadow being taken by a member of the Rolling Hills Ghost Hunting Society. The figure behind the woman (her name is Grace, a mall employee at the time) is the shadow. This picture was taken in the hallway of the East Wing. This is the exact same spot that Long Island Paranormal Investigators’ Craig Sordyl reported seeing a shadow during our investigation as well!

Shadow man in East Wing
Photograph of a “shadow man” in the East Wing of Rolling Hills.
(picture courtesy of Lori Carlson & RHGHS. Reprinted with permission.)

Close up of Shadow man in East Wing
Close up of the “shadow man” in the East Wing of Rolling Hills.
(picture courtesy of Lori Carlson & RHGHS. Reprinted with permission.)

The asylum also has a reputation for strange noises and objects moving on their own.

The Investigation Team: Nine members and guests of Long Island Paranormal Investigators took part in this investigation. The investigation was lead by LIPI lead investigator Michael Cardinuto. Additional team members were investigators Jaiem Fleischmann, Michael Bainbridge, Craig Sordyl, Justin DiGangi, Cheryl Wittmann, Thelma D’Amico and guests Jessie McCarthy and Jaquline Morena.

Investigation background: Due to the distant nature of Rolling Hills Asylum from our home base in Ronkonkoma, NY it was decided to take a 3-day weekend to both maximize our investigation time as well as be in the best physical and mental condition for paranormal investigation.

We made excellent time driving up I87 then across I90 to our hotel in Batavia, NY (about 20 minutes from Bethany).

Stopping on the road
Long Island Paranormal Investigators stops on the road for a snack.

Arriving in Batavia, NY
Arriving in Batavia.

Arriving in our hotel
 

Going to our rooms.
Arriving at our hotel in Batavia.

After checking into our hotel we decided to go over to Rolling Hills to confirm our directions and take some outside daytime photographs.

Rolling Hills Asylum, Bethany NY
Front view of asylum building.

Rolling Hills Asylum, Bethany NY
Main entrance side of the asylum.

Back view of Rolling Hills.
Rear view of Rolling Hills Asylum.

Country Mall sign
Country Mall sign from when the mall was open.

Jaiem Fleischmann exploring the grounds.
LIPI member Jaiem Fleischmann is really happy to be investigating Rolling Hills!

Craig Sordyl videos the front of Rolling Hills
Long Island Paranormal Investigators member Craig Sordyl takes video of the front of Rolling Hill.

Posing off in front of Rolling Hills
Long Island Paranormal Investigators members (L to R) Thelma, Mike Bainbridge and Cheryl
posing in front of Rolling Hills.

LIPI checks out the back of Rolling Hills
LIPI investigators check out the back of Rolling Hills.

After taking a good daytime look around Rolling Hills we went back to the hotel for a “power nap” before the night’s investigation. We were scheduled to meet Rolling Hills Owner Lori Carlson at 9pm to begin our investigation.

Justin loads the video equipment
Long Island Paranormal Investigators Tech Manager Justin DiGangi loads
our DVR equipment for the night’s investigation.

LIPI gets a quick dinner
Long Island Paranormal Investigators gets a quick dinner at the
Ponderosa restaurant in Batavia before the investigation.

 So after a quick dinner we drove over to Rolling Hills for our investigation.

Outside Rolling Hills at night.
Long Island Paranormal Investigators Lead Investigator Mike Cardinuto (left) and Tech Manager Justin DiGangi
outside Rolling Hills a little before 9pm the night of our investigation.

Outside Rolling Hills at night.
LIPI explores the grounds of Rolling Hills at sunset before our inside investigation begins.

LIPI ladies at Rolling Hills
LIPI members Cheryl Wittmann (left) and Thelma D’Amico (right) with LIPI guest Jaquilne Morena (middle)
outside a barn on the grounds of Rolling Hills.

A back door into Rolling Hills.
A back door into the old Rolling Hills Asylum kitchen.

Staging equipment before bringing it into Rolling Hills.
Lead investigator Mike Cardinuto checks the LIPI equipment before it
is brought into Rolling Hills for the Night.

Craig gets into the spirit!
Craig gets into the spirit of the night!

At 9pm Lori arrived and let us into the building. We quickly moved our gear into the old Cafe area. That would be our HQ/Command Center for the investigation. We could keep lights-on all night and close the double doors so as not to effect the dark of the rest of the area.

The Cafe area was our HQ for the night.
We setup our HQ in the Cafe room for the night’s investigation.

Watching the DVR
Long Island Paranormal Investigator Jaiem Fleischmann (right) and LIPI guest Jessie McCarthy
monitor the DVR in HQ while other investigators perform their investigation sweeps.

After we met Lori and brought in our gear she gave us a tour of the facility to highlight the active locations of the asylum.

Lori Carlson with LIPI
Rolling Hills owner Lori Carlson talking with LIPI members about the facility.

Lori takes LIPI on a bried tour
Lori guides LIPI on a brief tour of the facility.

The Equipment Setup: Long Island Paranormal Investigators prepared for a lights out investigation.

LIPI DVR setup
A screen shot of our DVR setup. Camera 1 was in the basement tunnel next to the well;
Camera 2 was facing into the first floor (East Wing) hall way; Camera 3 was in the Christmas room;
Camera 4 was in the basement recreation room.

DVR camera in the recreation room
A DVR camera (lower left) points into the basement recreation room.

We set up two DVR IR cameras as described above. We put our Hi-8 video camera in the 3rd floor piano room and our HD video camera in the 3rd floor nurse’s office.

Hi-8 video camera in the piano room
Tech manager Justin DiGangi and investigator Thelma D’Amico setup
the Hi-8 video camera in the 3rd floor piano room. It was very hot up on the 3rd floor!

A digital thermometer was placed in the basement Christmas room and the basement morgue room. Finally, we placed our wireless motion sensor at the far end of the 2nd floor hall way (East Wing).

 

The Investigation: Long Island Paranormal Investigators performed a 6f hour investigation of the asylum. Our group was divided into 2 teams that took turns going out into the building and stay behind to watch the DVR at HQ.  Teams would rotate assigned areas during the night to give everyone a chance to investigate each location. Teams remained in contact via Motorola-class walkie-talkie radios.

 

Investigating the basement floor:

The Christmas Room

This room was where both the orphans and local children could come to meet Santa Claus. It has been reported that toys will move, the rocking horse will swing, people will feel as if someone is holding their hand, and if you sit on the bed you will feel as if a child is jumping on it.

The Christmas room
The Christmas room in the basement. Note the toys on the floor (the rocking horse and earth mover)
that were marked to see if they moved. Also note the bed on the back left.

The Christmas room
Investigator Mike Bainbirdge checks EMF readings in the Christmas room.

The Christmas room
Investigator Mike Bainbirdge checks EMF while trying to feel for the bed moving.
Note the white wire on the upper right – the probe from one of our digital thermometers.

The Recreation Room and Chapel Room

This room was a recreation room for the residents/patients. On the side is a smaller room that was used as a chapel and for smaller meetings/events. It is aid photographs of this room sometimes have people sitting in the chairs. The chairs themselves have been seen to move. In the chapel room the noise of things moving has also been heard.

 

The recreation room
The recreation room in the basement. Note the dust orbs. Not paranormal.

The chapel room
The chapel room in the basement.

The hallway from the christmas room to the recreation room
The hallway from the recreation room looking towards the Christmas room.

 

The Tunnel

Shadows have been seen in the tunnel and the storage room at the end.

The basement tunnel
The basement tunnel that runs along the asylum’s well area (on the left)

The basement tunnel
LIPI investigators head down the basement tunnel.

Storage room
The storage room at the end of the tunnel.

The Original Morgue Room

The original morgue is said to have many EVPs.

Morgue room
The old morgue in the basement.

Morgue room
Lead investigator Mike Cardinuto notes the digital thermometer temp on the morgue.

 

The Kitchen and Meat Freezers

The main kitchen for the facility is in the basement. When the facility was operating as an orphanage and asylum food animals were slaughtered and butchered on site. During the Tuberculosis epidemics of the 1940’s and 1950’s when the morgue was full bodies were put in the meat freezers. It is reported that sometimes nearly-dead patients were put in the freezer too to die. EVPs and strong negative feelings are encountered in the first freezer unit (the other two are less active).

The kitchen
The kitchen.

First freezer unit.
First freezer when you enter the kitchen. Said to be the most active of the freezer rooms.

Meat hook
The meat hook that transported the asylum’s meat (and possibly TB patient bodies) into the freezers.

First freezer unit.
Investigators Mike Bainbridge (left) and Jessie McCarthy check EMF and Geiger counter readings in the freezer.

 

The Basement Electric Shock Therapy Room

The hospital/asylum used electric shock therapy. One of the therapy rooms is in the basement. As you could imagine, it s considered a hot-spot for EVPs.

Basement electric shock therapy room.
The basement electric shock therapy room.
This room is directly beneath the Cafe HQ/Commend Center room!

Inside the shock therapy room.
LIPI investigators inside the basement shock therapy room.

The Basement Cafeteria Room

This was one of the eating facilities in the hospital and asylum.

Cafeteria
The basement cafeteria room.

Cafeteria
Justin DiGangi checks temperature readings in the basement cafeteria room.

Old Boiler Room

This is the old boiler room.

Original foundation
Stones forming part of the original foundation can easily be seen.

Boiler room
The old boiler room.
The doorway on the left leads to the room where the door seemed to close on Jason Hawes.

It is said that people who try to walk down the first set of steps into the room have “something” push them down.

The steps people get pushed down
The first set of stairs leading into the boiler room.
People report being pushed down the steps by something unseen.

The safe set of steps into the boiler room
The “safe”  set of stairs leading into the boiler room.

This room is infamous from the episode of “Ghost Hunters” when Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson investigated the small room inside the doorway pictured above. In that episode the door seemed to close on Jason by itself yet the hinges were nearly ‘frozen’ solid with rust.

The door
A closer look of the door (inside on right) that seemed to close on it’s own.

Unfortunately in the time since that episode so many people have pushed and pulled on the door it now swings much more freely.

Closing door room
The door that seemed to close on it’s own. Note the sign is new since that show.

Inside the "choking room"
LIPI investigators Cheryl Wittmann (left), Justin DiGangi (behind) and Jaquline
take readings inside the “choking room”.

People standing in side the room report having an unseen entity try to choke them!

Investigating the first floor:

The East Wing:

The main part of the first floor is the East Wing. It is a long hall way with rooms on both side. When Rolling Hills was a hospital and asylum these rooms housed the patients. In more recent times it is where the mall stores operated.

The East Wing at sunrise
The East Wing at sunrise. This hall way is well known for shadows and odd noises.

The East Wing at night
The East Wing ramp approach at night. Incredibly dark hall way!

The East Wing at night
Inside the East Wing hallway at night.

The end of the East Wing at night
The end of the the East Wing hallway at night.
Look how dark it is!

Craig in the first floor East Wing
LIPI investigator Craig Sordyl takes EMF readings in the East Wing hallway.

Mall store items
Some items from the former mall stores remain in the rooms.
These appear to be from an estate sale.

Investigating the second floor:

The East Wing:

The second floor East Wing hallway is also very well known for shadows and noises like people walking on the roof.

East wing hall way
Second floor hallway, end of the hall way where the wireless motion sensor is.

East wing hall way
Second floor hallway, other end.

 

Old Wing:

The old wing of the second floor, part of the original hospital and asylum, is equally as active.

Walk way to second floor
Walk way from first to second floor hallway.

East wing hall way
Second floor hallway.

Bath room on second floor
Second floor bath room.

Second floor electric shock room
Second floor electric shock room. This is where Dustin from TAPS had his ear pulled.

Investigating the third floor:

Much of the 3rd floor was used as a “haunted house” event several years ago (before Lori bought the facility). Many of the walls have bats, rats and skulls painted on them (with glow-in-the-dark eyes too!).

The Piano/Organ room

The piano/organ is said to start paying on it’s own.

Third floor organ/piano room
Third floor piano/organ room. Note the painted bats from when it was used as a “haunted house”.

 

Craig films the piano
Investigator Craig Sordyl videos the organ.

Another view of the piano/organ room
Another view of the piano/organ room.

Fake blood in the bathroom
Fake blood from the haunted house is still in the bathroom just outside the piano/organ room.

 

The Head Nurse’s Office

The other end of the 3rd floor has the head nurse’s office. In this room doors are said to open and close, chairs move on their own.

 

Hallway to the nurse's office.
Hallway leading to the nurse’s office.
Note our HD camcorder on a tripod on the desk filming the room.

The nurse's office.
Inside the head nurse’s office.

 

Nurse's bed room
Nurse’s bed room just off the nurse’s office.

Investigating other areas:

After the night’s investigation inside the main building Lori took us to explore some of the outside buildings.

Well Building

Rolling Hills Asylum receives it’s water from an underground well. During a daytime tour of the grounds someone had reported seeing a man’s face looking out from the window in the well building.

 

The Rolling Hills well system and storage tank
The well system and water storage tank.

Inside the well building tunnel
Lori leads LIPI investigators Cheryl Wittmann and Mike Cardinuto
along the tunnel that leads from the well building to the main building.

 

Doorway to the main building
This doorway leads to the basement tunnel in the main building.

Inside the window where a mans face was seen
This is the inside of the window where it had been reported a man’s face was seen.
Lead investigator Mike Cardinuto shows just how high the window is (it’s ground level outside the building).
For someone to be standing inside the building and be seen through the window the person
would either have to be nearly 7 feet tall or floating

One of the barns at Rolling Hills Asylum
Investigators Jaiem Fleischmann (back) and Mike Cardinuto at one of the barns
on the Rolling Hills Asylum land the morning after our investigation.

Morning after the investigation:

After a long and exciting night’s investigation the morning was a welcome sight!

Morning the next day!
Morning at Rolling Hills after the investigation!

 

Morning the next day!
Morning at Rolling Hills after the investigation!

 

Morning the next day!
Packing to leave Rolling Hills.

 

After a very successful (and fun!) night investigation it was time to finally leave Rolling Hills Asylum and get some much deserved rest.

Leaving Rolling Hills
The LIPI vehicles leaving Rolling Hills Asylum after a great investigation!

 

After the Investigation:

We were exhausted! We went back to the hotel, got a quick continental breakfast and got some much needed sleep.

Mike and Jessie passed out tired!
Mike Cardinuto and Jessie McCarthy were out like a light when we finally got to bed!

 

Mike Bainbridge after a short nap.
Mike Bainbridge just wants to rest after the investigation!

Justin sleeps on the floor
The floor is fine for LIPI investigator Justin “Incredible” DiGangi.

Later in the afternoon, the LIPI team relaxed poolside. That night we had dinner at a local Applebees and got to bed early as we were getting up early for the long ride back to Long Island.

Relaxing back at the hotel
Long Island Paranormal Investigators relax poolside after a long investigation.

Sunrise on the way home.
 A beautiful sunrise the next morning on the interstate heading home to Long Island.

Fog on the way home
 A little fog on the road home.

Thick fog!
 Where did the sun go?

Findings: This investigation revealed the following evidence and experiences:

Personal Experiences on Site

  • Date: Friday August 3, 2007
    Location: Initial tour of asylum
    Description: During the initial tour of Rolling Hills, Investigator Mike Bainbridge said something touched him on the back of his neck shortly after coming up the ramp to the second floor of the East Wing. He turned around immediately and no one was behind him.
  • Date: Friday August 3, 2007
    Location: East Wing hall way, 1st floor
    Description: During equipment setup Investigator Craig Sordyl was startled by a shadow figure passing next to time. Craig was attaching a DVR camera to the railing at the entrance to the first floor East Wing hall way when he said a shadow figure moved quickly across the hallway next to him. He wasn’t expecting such an event so early in the night, much less before the investigation officially began.
  • Date: Saturday August 4, 2007
    Location: Christmas Room, basement
    Description: While taking digital photographs of the Christmas room in the basement Investigator Jaiem Fleischmann said that he saw a large black mass or orb-like object hovering in the air in front of him a he snapped a photo. At the same time Investigator Mike Bainbridge, also in the Christmas room, said his digital EMF meter jumped briefly from .01 to 2.4 then back down again.
     
  • Date: Saturday August 4, 2007
    Location: East Wing, 2nd floor
    Description: Throughout the night the sounds of foot steps and shuffling could be heard almost continuously in the second floor hallway of the East Wing. Often the sounds seemed to come from the ceiling even though there is no third floor on the wing! Other sounds clearly heard include the sound of door knob being turned and what sounded like keys being dropped.
  • Date: Saturday August 4, 2007
    Location: East Wing, 2nd floor
    Description: During an EVP and photograph session at the end of the second floor hallway (East Wing) LIPI  guest investigator Jessie McCarthy reported seeing a face in one of the door ways. In the morning, after speaking with Lori Carlson and looking at old newspaper clippings in the Rolling Hills Asylum museum room, Jessie identified the face as being Mr. Eream Happaugh.
    Face seen by Jessie McCarthy
     
  • Date: Saturday August 4, 2007
    Location: Nurse’s office, 3rd floor
    Description: While investigating the nurse’s office on the third floor Investigator Jaiem Fleischmann reported a sweet/flowery smell similar to a woman’s perfume. No one in the room was wearing perfume or cologne.
     
  • Date: Saturday August 4, 2007
    Location: First floor woman’s restroom
    Description: While going to the Woman’s restroom on the first floor (just outside HQ) the main door to the rest room began to close quickly on Investigator Cheryl Wittmann. The door had been left wide open all night and no one else was around at the time this happened.
     
  • Date: Saturday August 4, 2007
    Location: East Wing, 1st floor
    Description: At approximately 3:30am Investigator Thelma D’Amico was standing half way down on the walkway ramp leading downward from the second floor East Wing to the basement. She reported seeing the figure of a head and shoulders on the basement level just outside the Christmas room. No LIPI members where in the basement at the time. The full LIPI team immediately went down the ramp to the basement and searched the area for a person. No one was found, no sounds of foot steps (like someone running away) was heard, and the emergency exit door opposite the Christmas room was definitely closed tight.
     
  • Date: Saturday August 4, 2007
    Location: Cafeteria/dining room, basement
    Description: While investigating the dining room/cafeteria in the basement investigator Thelma D’Amico reported that something flipped a lock of her hair over her head towards her face. There was no breeze or draft in the room and she had been standing still.
     
  • Debunking Note: All night long we heard nearly continuous “bangs” and other sounds from the East Wing 2nd floor hall way. Rolling Hills owner Lori Carlson stated the heating system was off for the summer and most of the water, plumbing  & heating pipes beyond the Cafe area were disconnected. Further, a test was conducted where LIPI investigators were stationed in the East Wing 1st floor atrium and 2nd floor hallway. Those in the 1st floor atrium banged on the radiator pipes and the walls. The sound was barelyaudible on the second floor despite the intense activity on the first floor! We feel this debunks the idea that sounds from the first floor were carried up to the 2nd floor through the walls and pipes.

EVP 1:

Date: August 2007
Description: This is a Class B EVP recorded in the in the East Wing 1st floor corridor at approximately 3:45am. The first voice is that of LIPI EVP Specialist Jaiem Fleischmann noting voices of other investigators in the area. The follows a soft female voice that appears to be saying “Are you there?”.


EVP 2:

Date: August 2007
Description: This EVP was recorded in the 2nd floor East Wing hall way just before we began using a white noise. It appears to be a female voice saying “He’s alone here” or “Leave us alone”.


EVP 3:

WARNING! – Extreme content!

Date: August 2007
Description: This EVP was recorded in the HQ/Cafe room at 3:30am (remember that directly below the Cafe/HQ room is the basement electric shock therapy room). The voices are the LIPI investigators organizing for the final “shadow search” of the investigation. There are two EVPs in this recording, one at the beginning and a softer one near the end. The content of this EVP speaks for itself. May be too intense for some people!


EVP 4:

Date: August 2007
Description: This recording was made in the 2nd floor East Wing hall way. The voices are LIPI EVP specialist Jaiem Fleischmann and Video Specialist Craig Sordyl. Note the banging and other background noises. This was very common only in this hall way – no where else in the asylum!


EVP 5:

Date: August 2007
Description: This recording was made in the 2nd floor East Wing hall way. Note the sound of glass being tapped or broken in the background. The voices that follow are LIPI EVP specialist Jaiem Fleischmann and other LIPI investigators.


EVP 6:

Date: August 2007
Description: This recording was made in the 2nd floor East Wing hall way at approximately 5:30am. First you will hear EVP specialist Jaiem Fleischmann ask for 2-taps as a reply to a question. Then you will here 2 taps! No one else was on the floor at this time.


Conclusion: Long Island Paranormal Investigators believes there is paranormal activity occurring at this location. A follow up investigation will be planned for July 2008. The results will be posted here.

 



Investigation July 2008 


Prolog: After our very successful investigation in August 2007 Long Island Paranormal Investigators reserved for another “We’re Alone!” investigation at Rolling Hills. Armed with more cameras and recorders as well as several new pieces of equipment such as our Class 2M laser Long Island Paranormal Investigators were eager to return to this location!

Please note: As this was our second investigation at this location not all rooms and location are represented on this page.

Bethany New York
The historical plaque outside Bethany town hall.

Airial photograph of the original Rolling Hills
An aerial photograph of the original Rolling Hills facility. Circa 1960’s.

Corner stone of West Wing Rolling Hills Asylum
Corner stone of West Wing, Rolling Hills Asylum in Bethany, NY.

Corner stone of East Wing Rolling Hills Asylum
Corner stone of East Wing, Rolling Hills Asylum in Bethany, NY.

Paranormal history: Rolling Hills Asylum is very well known for shadows and EVPs as well as other unexplained phenomena in a number of locations. In addition to the events that LIPI was told about during our first investigation Lori told us that shadow activity has moved out of the East Wing into the rest of the building. While the East Wing continues to have shadow activity, Lori told us activity through out rolling hills has significantly increased.
 

The Equipment Used: LIPI performed a lights out investigation using digital video recorders, digital and analog audio recorders, IR and thermal thermometers, IR vision systems, EMF and other electronic sensors.

The Investigation Team: Nine members and guests of Long Island Paranormal Investigators took part in this investigation. The investigation was lead by LIPI lead investigators Michael Cardinuto and Jaiem Fleischmann. Additional team members were investigators Michael Bainbridge, Craig Sordyl, Paul Guarino, Cheryl Wittmann, and Thelma D’Amico along with guests Mariela D’Amico and Amanda DeCarlo. Also, Rolling Hill owner Lori Carlson joined us for the night’s investigation.

Investigation background: Due to the distant nature of Rolling Hills Asylum from our home base in Ronkonkoma, NY it was decided to take a 3-day weekend to both maximize our investigation time as well as be in the best physical and mental condition for paranormal investigation.

Pizza the night before we leave.
LIPI members fuel up with pizza at the home of Lead Investigator Jaiem Fleischmann
the night before leaving for the Rolling Hills Asylum investigation.

Dawn mist on the NYS Thruway.
Dawn mist over a field along the New York State Thruway heading up to the Rolling Hills Asylum.
(not paranormal)

Taking a break on the NYS Thruway.
Long Island Paranormal Investigators stop for a break on the way to the Rolling Hills Asylum.

LIPI takes some daytime photographs of Rolling Hills.
Long Island Paranormal Investigators arrive during the day for some photos of the Rolling Hills Asylum.
(front entrance of the building)

LIPI takes some daytime photographs of Rolling Hills.
Long Island Paranormal Investigators take some day time photos of the Rolling Hills Asylum.
(back of the building)

LIPI investigators at the back door of the East wing.
Long Island Paranormal Investigators’ (left to right) Craig Sordyl, Mike Cardinuto, Mike Bainbridge and Peter Ferraro at one of the back doors to the East wing of the Rolling Hills Asylum.

LIPI investigators at the East wing.
Long Island Paranormal Investigators’ and guests (left to right) Amanda DeCarlo, Mariela D’Amico, Thelma D’Amico and Cheryl Wittman at back of the the East wing of the Rolling Hills Asylum.

 

Equipment Setup: We placed one of our DVR cameras in the first and second floor hallways of the East Wing, a camera in the recreation room and one in the hallway outside the Christmas room looking down the hall past the original kitchen and meat lockers. Hi8 and digital video cameras were placed on tripods in the Christmas room, the smoking room, and in the cafe room (HQ). Our digital thermometers were placed in the first meat locker freezer and the smoking room while the temperature data logger was placed on top of the organ in the third floor (West wing) organ room.

Unloading equipment
The LIPI tech crew unloads equipment from our vehicles for the night’s investigation.

Screen shot of our DVR camera view
The camera view from our DVR system.
Note the red laser lines on LIPI2 covering the entire second floor of the East Wing for shadow activity.

Tempurature data logger in the organ room
Temperature data logger in the organ room.
Note the coin trap, left by another group’s investigation, was also used for our investigation.

Digital audio records we left running all night in the smoking room and HQ as well as at least one being carried by each LIPI investigation teams. Our wireless motion sensor was placed in the second floor solarium room and the doors where closed. The class 2M laser was placed on a tripod in the second floor of the East wing facing down the hallway to cover all the room doors.

DVR camera in the recreation room.
Video specialist Craig Sordyl sets up a DVR camera in the recreation room.

Individually, LIPI investigators used digital audio records, IR thermometers, ambient temperature thermometers, digital photo cameras,35mm cameras, and a variety of EMF meters.

Mike assigns equipment to investigators.
Lead investigator Mike Cardinuto (left) assigns and distributes equipment to LIPI investigators in the HQ room
at the start of the night’s investigation.

TH-2A thermometer and Trifield meter
Our TH-2A thermometer (left) and Trifield EMF meters.
Note the small light sticks taped to the displays to help read in the darkness.

The Investigation: Long Island Paranormal Investigators performed a 8 and a half hour investigation of the asylum. Our group was divided into 4 teams that took turns rotating throughout the building each hour. Teams remained in contact via Motorola-class walkie-talkie radios.

Mike Cardinuto goes over the investigation plan
LIPI Lead Investigator Mike Cardinuto reviews the investigation plan
before leaving our hotel for the night’s investigation at the Rolling Hills Asylum.

Dinner before the investigation
LIPI has dinner before the investigation.

Night fall at Rolling Hills
Nightfall at Rolling Hills.

 

LIPI talks with Lori
Lori Carlson (left), owner of Rolling Hills, discuss investigation options with
Long Island Paranormal Investigators before starting the night’s investigation.


LIPI equipment
Long Island Paranormal Investigators equipment.

 

The East Wing, First Floor


East wing first floor walkway
View of walkway down to the East Wing, first floor.
Note the DVR camera at the end of the walkway.
This is where one of our investigators last year saw a shadow walk past him during equipment setup.
The orbs are just dust.
(brightness enhanced photograph)


East wing first floor hallway
View of hallway down to the East Wing, first floor.
(brightness enhanced photograph)

The East Wing, Second Floor


East wing with laser
Second floor East Wing with laser setup. Photo without flash.


East wing with laser
Second floor East Wing with laser setup flash photo.


Peter in the East Wing
Investigator and empathic specialist Peter Ferraro in the second floor of the East Wing of Rolling Hills.


Second Floor East Wing towards atrium
View of the second floor of the East Wing looking towards the back atrium doors at the end of the hall.
(brightness enhanced photo)


Second floor East Wing towards stairs
View of the second floor of the East Wing looking towards the stairs.
Note laser projector at the entrance of the hallway.
(brightness enhanced photo)

 

The West Wing, Second Floor


Mariella in the shock room
LIPI guest Mariella D’Amico in the West Wing 2nd floor shock therapy room.


West wing hall way second floor.
West Wing 2nd floor hallway.
(brightness enhanced photo)

 

The West Wing, Third Floor


West wing hall way third floor.
One of the narrow West Wing 3rd floor hallways.
(brightness enhanced photo)


West wing hall way third floor crawl space
The crawl space on the West Wing 3rd floor.
(brightness enhanced photo)


Organ in organ room
The organ in the West Wing 3rd floor organ room.
Note the temperature data logger on top of the organ.
(brightness enhanced photo)

The Basement Level

Original electric shock therapy room.
One of the original electric shock therapy rooms in the basement West wing directly below HQ.


Paul and Lori in the basement
LIPI investigator Paul Guarino and Lori Carlson in the basement electric shock therapy room.


Basement cafeteria room
The original patient cafeteria/dining room in the basement West wing.


Basement laundry room
The original patient laundry room in the basement.
(brightness enhanced photograph)


Christmas room
The Christmas Room in the basement East wing.


Hallway into East Wing outside Christmas room
The hallway outside the Christmas Room in the basement East wing looking towards the recreation room.
(brightness enhanced photograph)

Boiler room
Lead Investigator Mike Cardinuto examines one of the doors in the boiler room.
This is area where a door nearly closed on Grant Wilson when TAPS investigated Rolling Hills.
(brightness enhanced photograph)

Morning after the investigation:

Dawn over Rolling Hills
Sunrise over Rolling Hills.

A morning mist
A morning mist hangs over the trees near Rolling Hills. (not paranormal)

Discussing the nights investigation
Long Island Paranormal Investigators discuss the night’s investigation
with Rolling Hills owner Lori Carlson before leaving for some much needed sleep.


Findings: This investigation revealed the following evidence and experiences:

Audio and Video Evidence: No paranormal activity was recorded on our DVR or video cameras. No EVPs were collected on any of our audio records. Only a strange banging sound as detailed below.

Recording readings and experiences
LIPI investigators document their equipment readings and personal experiences after each section of the investigation.

 

Photograph Evidence

Possible Shadow #1

Location: This photograph was taken by LIPI Lead Investigator Jaiem Fleischman at approximately 11pm. He is in the East wing hallway directly outside the Christmas room (to the right). Behind him is the East wing basement hallway the leads past the kitchen and meat freezers ending the recreation room. To his right is the Christmas room, to the left is a small alcove used for storage and an emergency exit. The walkway in front of him goes up to a landing. At the top of this landing is a doorway that leads to the West wing basement. The walkway itself makes a hard left turn to another walkway that ends at a landing on the East wing first floor. During our 2007 investigation investigator Thelma D’Amico reported seeing a shadow figure standing in the hallway outside the Christmas room.

Equipment: The camera is a Sony Cybershot DSC-T7 running at 5.1 mega pixels. ISO is set to 400. Normal flash and exposure levels. All other settings are on standard. The picture was enhanced using Photoshop 7.0 tools.

Supporting background: This image appears to follow many of the classic characteristics for a shadow being. It appears to be very tall, 6-7 feet which is typical for a shadow. It is standing at the extreme end of photographic range (shadows are rarely seen close up). And it appears to be peering at the investigator from around a corner. This is classic for a “lurker” classification of a shadow

The following set of photographs are the original photo and variation of enhancements.
 

Picture #1 – This is the raw/unenhanced photograph.

Original photo
Original/raw unedited photograph.

 

Picture #2 – This is the same photograph with brightness and contrast levels enhanced.

Brightness enhanced photo
Brightness and contrast enhanced photo.

Picture #3 – This is a close up of the shadow with a noise reduction filter applied.

Closeup and noise reduced
Close up of photo with noise reduction filter applied.

 

Picture #4 – This is the close up of the shadow with a negative/reverse filter applied to help enhance the contrast.

Closeup and reversed/negative enhanced
Close up of photo with negative/reverse enhancement to amplify the contrast.

 

Picture #5 – This is the close up of the shadow with an embossing filter applied to help enhance edges and 3D depth.

Closeup and embossed
Close up of photo with emboss filter to amplify edges and depth.

 

Picture #6 – This is the close up of the shadow with a gray scale filter applied to help enhance the contrast.

Closeup and gray scale filter
Close up of photo with gray scale filter to amplify contrast.

Picture #7 – For comparison, this is the view of the hallway and walkway from the opposite angle as picture #1. This picture is taken just inside the doorway at the top of the walkway. The Christmas room is at the bottom of the walkway on the left. The shadow appears to have been standing right here in this location. This picture has been brightness enhanced.

Opposite view of hallway
View of hallway/walkway from opposite end.


Personal Experiences on Site

  • Date: Friday July 11, 2008
    Location: West wing, second floor electric shock therapy room
    Description: Lead Investigator Jaiem Fleischmann reported feeling chilled immediately upon entering this room. Later, as empathic specialist Peter Ferraro reported contact with something Jaiem reported feeling very cold, getting goose bumps on his back and legs, and strong feelings of uneasiness. This occurred on two occasions in this room, both with in a few minutes of each other.
  • Date: Friday July 11, 2008
    Location: West Wing, 3rd floor
    Description: Investigator Thelma D’Amico reported that when she was going to the 3rd floor to place the temperature data logger something stopped her at the top of the stairs. It felt like something didn’t want her up there. She felt dizzy and disoriented.
  • Date: Friday July 11, 2008
    Location: East Wing, 1st floor in the smoking room
    Description: Investigator Thelma D’Amico reported that when she was sitting in the smoking room on the first floor she saw what looked like a pair of legs walk by the door. She then also saw a strange light in the hallway that was unexplainable. Also she reported hearing music when sitting in that room.
  • Date: Friday July 11, 2008
    Location: East Wing, 1st floor in the smoking room
    Description: Lead Investigator Mike Cardinuto reported that while he, Cheryl Wittmann and Amanda DeCarlo were in the smoking room we heard what sounded like a dog bark very softly a few rooms down. When Cheryl started to call the dog they heard what sounded like something mimic her.  Digital audio that was reviewed later did not record any sound or EVP.  When they went down the hall and into one of the other rooms they saw a sign on the inside door way that said something about animal spirits. Thought that was very odd.
  • Date: Friday July 11, 2008
    Location: East Wing, 2nd floor
    Description: Lead Investigator Mike Cardinuto reported that while he, Cheryl Wittmann and Amanda DeCarlo were on the second floor and sitting down by the double doors they saw a break in the laser ligth on the floor. It went from left to right twice, both times breaking the light. They also heard some baging that went along with our questions.
  • Date: Saturday July 12, 2008
    Location: Christmas Room, basement
    Description: Empathic specialist Peter Ferraro reported feeling something grab his leg while he was conducting an EVP questioning session.
  • Date: Saturday July 12, 2008
    Location: Tunnel, West wing basement
    Description: Investigator Thelma D’Amico reported that when she was walking through the tunnel the K2 meter started blinking erratically. She tried to debunk it but there was nothing in the area that could have cause the K2 to react in that manner.
  • Date: Saturday July 12, 2008
    Location: West wing basement, boiler room
    Description: Lead Investigator Michael Cardinuto reported both the standard Geiger counter and IM-179 Geiger counter showed high erratic movement, jumping from 0 to 2 and back again several times. Both were flat on a table in the boiler room. They were unable to debunk a cause.

Empathic Reports

  • From empathic specialist Paul Guarino:  When I got to Rolling hills I was rather under whelmed (having been to Kings Park so many times and it being like 6 times the size of R.H’s), but as I approached the back area near Laurie’s house I became dizzy and sick feeling. Later I was told the dead are buried right around that area.On the second floor by where we set up the laser light, I saw shadow’s beyond the door where we had the motion sensor, and heard a lot of banging coming from the end of that hall way, some of the banging seemed to be responding to our EVP questions (but that was inconclusive). At one point I walked down to the end of the hall to investigate the noises and went to enter the last door on the left before the area with the motion sensor, and as I entered the room I was overwhelmed with fear; it hit me like a slap in the face and I almost turned around and ran. I only know this feeling because I’ve had it once before at the Lynbrook house, The only way to describe the feeling is incredible trepidation, which I have now come to link to a death in that area. Later Peter Ferrarro told me he had a similar experience (though more intense) and neither of us knew what the other had experienced; also Laurie told us a young Girl died of T.B in that room (I forgot the girl’s name) and Lori said she had experienced a similar thing as Peter and I.

    Lastly inside the boiler room Laurie appeared to be having responses on her dowsing rods to questions and the room did have a sinister feeling to it. With further investigation I found two high EMF sources within 10 feet of each other, one well over 200mg! Rolling Hill’s is a great sight, and hopefully someday we’ll have the proof to definitively call it haunted… but until then watch out for the bats!
     

  • From empathic specialist Peter Ferraro: On the second floor during EVP questions I sensed contact with a spirit that appeared to be male. As EVP questions were being done I felt an over whelming sense of emotion which I could not explain. I had to be assisted and removed from the area.On the second wave during EVP questions I requested of the possible contact to please go easy on me. This repeated itself with prowess. I got again an over whelming feeling of so much emotion that I tried to hold on to seek evidence. My body became numb from the legs and through the whole body. I felt unable to move and a physical cold. All the years I have been doing this, i never felt anything like it in my life. Its my opinion that there was a contact with an unknown spirit energy.

    Paul (Guarino), the other sensitive in LIPI, felt the same thing but at a different level of energy. We spoke to each other not giving either one information at the time. The info was very similar in nature. Once I was removed from the area the emotional vibration left me.

  • From empathic specialist Paul Guarino:  When I got to Rolling hills I was rather under whelmed (having been to Kings Park so many times and it being like 6 times the size of R.H’s), but as I approached the back area near Laurie’s house I became dizzy and sick feeling. Later I was told the dead are buried right around that area.On the second floor by where we set up the laser light, I saw shadow’s beyond the door where we had the motion sensor, and heard a lot of banging coming from the end of that hall way, some of the banging seemed to be responding to our EVP questions (but that was inconclusive). At one point I walked down to the end of the hall to investigate the noises and went to enter the last door on the left before the area with the motion sensor, and as I entered the room I was overwhelmed with fear; it hit me like a slap in the face and I almost turned around and ran. I only know this feeling because I’ve had it once before at the Lynbrook house, The only way to describe the feeling is incredible trepidation, which I have now come to link to a death in that area. Later Peter Ferrarro told me he had a similar experience (though more intense) and neither of us knew what the other had experienced; also Laurie told us a young Girl died of T.B in that room (I forgot the girl’s name) and Lori said she had experienced a similar thing as Peter and I.

    Lastly inside the boiler room Laurie appeared to be having responses on her dowsing rods to questions and the room did have a sinister feeling to it. With further investigation I found two high EMF sources within 10 feet of each other, one well over 200mg! Rolling Hill’s is a great sight, and hopefully someday we’ll have the proof to definitively call it haunted… but until then watch out for the bats!
     

  • From empathic specialist Peter Ferraro: On the second floor during EVP questions I sensed contact with a spirit that appeared to be male. As EVP questions were being done I felt an over whelming sense of emotion which I could not explain. I had to be assisted and removed from the area.On the second wave during EVP questions I requested of the possible contact to please go easy on me. This repeated itself with prowess. I got again an over whelming feeling of so much emotion that I tried to hold on to seek evidence. My body became numb from the legs and through the whole body. I felt unable to move and a physical cold. All the years I have been doing this, i never felt anything like it in my life. Its my opinion that there was a contact with an unknown spirit energy.

    Paul (Guarino), the other sensitive in LIPI, felt the same thing but at a different level of energy. We spoke to each other not giving either one information at the time. The info was very similar in nature. Once I was removed from the area the emotional vibration left me.


EVP 1:

Date: July 2008
Description: This sound of what appears to be metal banging was recorded in the smoking room on the first floor of the East Wing. A digital record had been left to run alone in the room. No other sound of metal banging had been heard or recorded anywhere else in the Asylum during our investigation that night.


Conclusion: Despite the personal experiences of Long Island Paranormal Investigators on this investigation we are unable to conclude with certainty any documented paranormal activity at this location during this investigation. A follow up investigation will be planned.



Investigation July 2009


Prolog: Long Island Paranormal Investigators returned to Rolling Hills for our third “We’re Alone!” investigation. Regrettably this may be our last investigation at Rolling Hills as the facility is in the process of being sold and it is unclear if the new owners will allow paranormal investigations. But we are grateful for the opportunities to investigate this asylum and will miss the location very much if it because inaccessible.

Paranormal history: Rolling Hills Asylum is very well known for shadows and EVPs as well as other unexplained phenomena in a number of locations. One of our strongest (and most chilling!) EVP was recorded during our first investigation of this facility.

The Equipment Used: LIPI performed a lights out investigation using digital video recorders, digital and analog audio recorders, IR and thermal thermometers, IR vision systems, EMF and other electronic sensors.

The Investigation Team: Seven members and guests of Long Island Paranormal Investigators took part in this investigation. The investigation was lead by LIPI lead investigators Michael Cardinuto and Jaiem Fleischmann. Additional team members were investigators Michael Bainbridge, Peter Ferraro, Carolyn Braband, Christina Frank and guest Michael Bloom. Rolling Hills current owner Lori Carlson was on site during the investigation but did not participate this time.

Investigation background: Due to the distant nature of Rolling Hills Asylum from our home base in Ronkonkoma, NY it was decided to take our usual 3-day weekend to both maximize our investigation time as well as be in the best physical and mental condition for paranormal investigation.

Dawn in upstate New York
Dawn over a field along the New York State Thruway heading up to the Rolling Hills Asylum.

LIPI stops for breakfast
Long Island Paranormal Investigators stop for a break on the way to the Rolling Hills Asylum.

Equipment Setup: We placed one of our DVR cameras in the first and second floor hallways of the East Wing along with our Class 2M laser, and a digital video camera on a tripod in the recreation room. Our digital thermometer was placed at the far end of the second floor of the East Wing by the atrium doors while the temperature data logger was placed on top of the organ in the third floor (West wing) organ room.

Unloading LIPI vehicles before the investigation
The LIPI tech crew unloads equipment from our vehicles for the night’s investigation.

Bring in the equipment
The LIPI tech crew bring our equipment into Rolling Hills for the night’s investigation.

Bainbridge sets up the DVR
Tech Manager Mike Bainbridge sets up the DVR system in the HQ room.

View of DVR system monitor
The camera view from our DVR system.
Note the red laser lines on LIPI4 covering the entire second floor of the East Wing for shadow activity.

Digital audio records we left running all night in the smoking room and HQ as well as at least one being carried by each LIPI investigation teams. Our wireless motion sensor was placed in the second floor solarium room and the doors where closed. The class 2M laser was placed on a tripod in the second floor of the East wing facing down the hallway to cover all the room doors.

Individually, LIPI investigators used digital audio records, IR thermometers, ambient temperature thermometers, digital photo cameras,35mm cameras, and a variety of EMF meters.


The Investigation:
Long Island Paranormal Investigators performed an 8 hour investigation of the asylum. Our group was divided into 2 teams that took turns rotating throughout the building each hour. Teams remained in contact via Motorola-class walkie-talkie radios.

Mike Bainbridge in the East Wing
LIPI Investigator Mike Bainbridge on the First Floor of the East Wing.

Mike Cardinuto in the lower level
Lead Investigator Mike Cardinuto in one of the lower level rooms.

Mike Cardinuto And Carolyn Braband on the second floor West Wing
Investigator Carolyn Braband and Mike Cardinuto investigate one of the solarium rooms on the second floor
of the West Wing at Rolling Hills.

 

Mike Bainbridge video the walk way
Tech Manager Mike Bainbridge takes IR video along the walk way
that leads down the Christmas room on the lower floor.

 

East Wing hall way
Long Island Paranormal Investigators carefully walk down the East Wing hallway.

 


Mike Cardinuto in the organ room
LIPI Lead Investigator Mike Cardinuto in the organ room on the 3rd floor of the West Wing.
Note the bats and skull on the wall are painted from a prior ‘Haunted House’ party held years ago at Rolling Hills.

Mike Bainbridge in the Christmas room
Investigator Mike Bainbridge uses Dowsing Rods at the entrance to the Christmas Room.


Walk way ramp outside the Christmas room
This is the walk way outside the Christmas Room that during the 2008 investigation Lead Investigator Jaiem Fleischmann believes he photographed a shadow being. LIPI carefully investigated this hallway to confirm there are no moldings, doorways or other protrusions that could accidentally be mistaken for a shadow in a photograph.

LIPI takes a break
Long Island Paranormal Investigators takes quick break to re-hydrate (it’s always hot at Rolling Hills!) and record experiences and equipment readings.

 

LIPI packing up
Long Island Paranormal Investigators pack up equipment the morning after the investigation.

 

Findings: This investigation revealed the following evidence and experiences:

 

LIPI reviewing evidence
LIPI investigators begin the task of reviewing the evidence collected back at the hotel after the investigation.
 

Audio and Video Evidence: No possible paranormal activity was recorded.

Photograph Evidence: No possible paranormal activity was recorded.


EMF and Thermal Evidence:
No unusual EMF or temperature variations were detected during our investigation. No potential paranormal activity was noticed on the K2 meter either.


Personal Experiences on Site 

  • Date: Friday July 10, 2009
    Location: HQ Room, main floor
    Description: Lead Investigator Jaiem Fleischmann reported hearing a loud “hissss” or breathing sound next to him when no one else was in the room. The same sound was later reported heard by Investigator Michael Bainbridge in the first floor of the East Wing and by Investigator Peter Ferraro outside the Christmas room.
  • Date: Friday July 10, 2008
    Location: East Wing, 2nd floor
    Description: Lead Investigator Michael Cardinuto reported a feeling of “heaviness” and of being watched while setting up the digital thermometer in the hallway.
  • Date: Friday July 10, 2008
    Location: East Wing, 1st floor
    Description: While setting up the DVR cameras Lead Investigator Jaiem Fleischmann reported seeing a solid black human shape walk in front of the DVR camera positioned to look down the East Wing, first floor hallway. Unfortunately the DVR was not yet in RECORD mode at the time.
  • Date: Friday July 10, 2008
    Location: East Wing, lower level
    Description: Investigator Peter Ferraro reports hearing the sound of people talking in the hallway outside the Christmas room when no one was around.
  • Date: Friday July 10, 2008
    Location: East Wing, 2nd Floor
    Description: Lead Investigator Michael Cardinuto reported seeing a shadow figure step in front of the DVR camera positioned at the entrance to the hallway. The figure stepped in front of the camera as to block the glow stick that had been attached to the tripod.

     
  • Date: Saturday July 11, 2008
    Location: East Wing, lower level
    Description: Investigators Michael Bainbridge and Carolyn Braband both reported seeing two different shadow figures in the hallway outside the Christmas room.
  • Date: Saturday July 11, 2008
    Location: East Wing, 2nd Floor
    Description: Lead Investigator Michael Cardinuto reported hearing a woman’s’ voice say “Hello” while asking EVP questions.

Empathic Reports

  • From empathic specialist Peter Ferraro:
  • While on the second floor I sensed a possible presence. Investigators Mike Bainbridge, Investigator-in-training Christina Frank and LIPI guest Michael Bloom were present.. I felt an unknown energy at my back if someone was trying to get my attention. I tried to make contact but it seemed that the energy became a little stronger. At the same time investigator Mike Bainbridge was at a different part of the floor where he reported hearing something or felt someone breathe down his neck.
  • While doing a walk through with Rolling Hills owner Lori Carlson on the second floor of the East Wing I felt a heaviness in my body and chest. Lori asked me if I felt It. Lori also a sensitive told me she gets the same vibe but gets the sensation in her legs. I also feel this to be a validation of a possible spirit energy.
  • In the Christmas room I sensed an energy of a possible presence. Before asking EVP questions and checking equipment to gain some physical evidence I heard something that sounded like conversation. outside in the hallway . I am hoping to get a possible EVP to back up with physical evidence. I feel this was a very active night and we all had a lot of experiences. I feel the spiritual energy was very high that night and I would like it if someone came out and said “Hello”.

Conclusion: In spite of several personal experiences Long Island Paranormal Investigators was unable to confirm (or debunk) the presence of paranormal activity at the Rolling Hills Asylum during this investigation.

 


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