RISEUP made arrangements through the Tiverton Historical Society to gain access to one of its most
celebrated local landmarks, The Chase-Cory House. In presenting our case, the mission as it were would be
two-fold: to investigate and document any possible paranormal activity in the former home and; to bring more
public awareness of this vital and significant throwback to the Colonial era.
On this particular night, we would bring some members into the home that had not previously had the
opportunity to investigate there. Everyone was now aware of the phenomena we'd experienced there and was
anxious to venture inside for themselves.
A new investigator, Julia DeMay, had joined the group a short time earlier and would be part of the
team this time. Joining us for the first time would be our good friends and former clients Wendy Thatcher and
Nancy LaVena, who have had a long-standing interest in all things paranormal.
RISEUP Investigators Present: Ken DeCosta
Geographical and Historical Data
Data can be found in case file of previous investigation here:
Our eyes had been opened to the notion that a residual energy might be running through the home.
The "spoon incident" opened a new door however and we would remain vigilant and open to real possibility that
at least one entity here may have the ability to connect and manipulate objects. We arrived, set up and
disbursed through the house.
We would employ a high-definition video camera this time around that would follow the group and give
us further documentation of the investigation.
We had used a KII meter in our two earlier visits there with no positive results save for two brief
positive responses in the first floor bedroom. Nothing definitive could really be taken away from this, and the
KII tends to be misused and misidentified as "the Ouija Board of the new millennium", but with some
fascinating results during our Belcourt Castle events, we were at least a bit more curious to see what the device
might be capable of doing.
The first stop was the small room just off the kitchen which contains a cradle and a small bed. This
room was primarily used by the sick or a new mother because of its close proximity to food and warmth.
For this experiment, we would use two KIIs to evaluate the feasibility of any positive results and how
each would be affected. They have different on/off mechanisms and are not the same model. There is no
electricity in this room, so detecting an outside circuit would not really be an option for lighting the meter up.
While in this room, Nancy, Wendy and Julie watched as one of the KIIs illuminated seemingly in
response to questioning. In a very good show of pragmatism, and before anyone got carried away, they went
one step further to try and establish a source of natural energy that might explain why it was electricity and not
the supernatural that triggered the device.
While in the bedroom, a thump was heard coming from the chest that sits on the floor. This sound did
not repeat at any point in the night.
There were a series of KII hits in the living room, one sequence featured the name 'Mary" as the
common catalyst. Mary would be Edward Cory's wife, so this was interesting, but hardly irrefutable evidence of
The evening's highlight came when a sound was heard by the investigators, who at this point were all
gathered in then living room. There is some discrepancy as to where exactly the sound originated, but the
majority of those present insist it came from the kitchen area, as though something metallic had fallen to the
wooden floor. A sound was heard, of that there is no doubt, but the source still remains a mystery. Here is a
video from our hand held that illustrates what happened:
As one can see, there are two issues at work here: one is the sound of an object that almost everyone
agrees came from the kitchen and the other is the sound of a door latch that Ken hears coming from the
bedroom. Chris finds a shard of an antique dish on the floor that we all watched him put away when we arrived.
He had a multitude of them placed on the table in front of the fireplace and was simply sorting through them
before everyone got there. (Note: by this point in time, Chris and his fiancée had decided to rent the second
floor apartment which had become vacant over the summer months.) He was doing this as part of his on-going
research of the home and its artifacts in conjunction with the Tiverton Historical Society. The shards are
normally in a closed display case (below) in the entry way that also serves as our base when we set IR static
cameras up. It is also where we first saw the spoon which later appeared mysteriously under a folding chair in
Naturally, we immediately wondered if we were being treated to another display of object manipulation
emanating from the same room. The question then would be: was the shard already there when we heard the
sound? This may have proven difficult if not for one piece of video shot randomly earlier in the night. Julie had
been documenting the site as is our normal custom and was panning through the kitchen when she caught what
appears to the the shard exactly where it was found later (below).
Although we could not adequately determine where the sound came from or what may have fallen to the
floor, , we turned our attention to the door latch. Could this be what everyone heard and was Ken perhaps
mistaken as to where the sound came from? The problem was the sound we heard had a rumble at the end as
if something was dropped and then bounced - this was not quite the sound the door latch made when we tried
it later. Whatever was dropped also sounded much heavier than a small shard from a dish. A thorough check of
the entire house showed nothing on the floor anywhere and our equipment was still in its cases with nothing
missing or out of place.
Regardless, something fell or moved with velocity and made a significant sound when it hit the floor.
What exactly that object was remains unexplained.
The Chase-Cory House continues to offer us an interesting and enjoyable location for paranormal
study. On this particular night we had the opportunity to step back and decipher possible natural causes for
certain odd occurrences with a great degree of success. This bodes well as we move forward because it displays
our willingness to put aside any desire to place supernatural activity ahead of rational reasoning.
We can still point to some experiences as puzzling, such as the dish shard episode, where even though
we appear to have found the cause of the sound, it doesn't fully match up with what we heard. If not, then we
are still left to ponder what caused the noise from the kitchen as nothing was found out of place.
We were also happy to share the home with some of our friends who had expressed a desire to come
out with us for a night of investigation. The Cory House is perfect for these types of situations.
We look forward to returning and continuing our efforts here.