The Haunted-Places Report 12/10/2007
Rev. Ron Beach
Dec 10, 2007 10:14 PST
THE HAUNTED PLACES REPORT
"Some things exist whether you believe in them or not!"
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Since the first newsletter PASC has grown in size and knowledge
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looking forward to a very successful 2008.
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The Brisket Basket
Written by; Brandy Stark
Though there exists some tension concerning the topic of ghosts,
many religions do have stories associated with the spiritually restless.
Often, the topics presented in scripture address how the living should
(or should not) interact with the dead. However, in paranormal
investigation there is an interesting reversal of this idea: how do
ghosts deal with religious concepts when interacting with the living?
In November 2007, the SPIRITS investigated the Brisket Basket.
While it appeared to be a fairly inactive investigation at first,
several interesting results came from it.
The Brisket Basket, itself, has a long history. Located across
the street from St. Petersburg High School, also a reputed haunted hot
spot, it was originally opened as Triplett’s (fondly called “Trip’s” by
the locals) in 1946. The original owner sold it in 1969, and, though it
went through several changes of management, it remained known as
Triplett’s until 1982. A new owner changed the name to Harry’s Red
Hots, though this incarnation ended later in the decade. The current
ownership bought the business and reopened it as the Brisket Basket in
Several of the SPIRITS of St. Petersburg members reported fond
memories of eating at Triplett’s during various decades when they were
students at St. Petersburg High, whose mascot is, ironically, the “Green
The investigation started out on a strange note. There was very
little interaction inside the building, itself. Sensitives could feel
something hovering about, but it was keeping its distance and often felt
“out of reach.” It would interact briefly with EMF, but after a time
ceased to use the meter as a communication device. Temperature remained
consistent and images showed few to no orbs. However, when the team
went outside, things started to change. The entity continued to “hover”
and remain distant but it did interact with us somewhat. One unusual
image appeared along the back wall. An investigator asked if the ghost
was a “Green Devil.” The EMF meter spiked, and an image taken shortly
thereafter produced a light green mist along the back wall of the
building. Several cameras and many shots taken to replicate it produced
only a small second green mist, located lower than the first one.
When no other results were produced, one member attempted to try
a variety of questions, using the meter as a tool for the entity to
respond. The question that first brought response concerned ethnicity.
After a series of options were offered, the EMF meter spiked on
“Jewish”. When asked to confirm “Jewish”, the needle spiked again. At
this, the entity became more active. Sensitives were able to feel the
entity’s hesitancy to interact with the team, partially because it was
not supposed to communicate with “necromancers” (the EMF meter also
spiked to confirm this).
When the aspect of Judaism was revealed, the SPIRITS turned to
their knowledge of the religion to learn more about it. The entity
identified itself as a dybbuk, a type of ghost derived from a person who
died in a state of sin. According to Jewish folklore, the dybbuks are
said to either be escapees from Gehenna (“hell”) or barred entry into
the afterlife because of extremely serious spiritual sins, such as
EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) taken on the site and reviewed later
revealed one odd statement: “I killed him, Michael…. I killed him.”
Could this be the act to which the spirit referred as being spiritually
unclean? Was this what created a dybbuk? So far, there is no research
that supports this finding, and no known reason for the entity to be
near the area. The entity does not appear dangerous, but is remorseful
The owner of the Brisket Basket reports other, milder phenomena.
On occasion, small items, such as a broom and a spatula, appear to have
been moved. Also, many employees have heard a phantom delivery truck
pulling up to the building. The sound is so real that even customers
have asked if anyone was going to go out back to pick up the delivery.
Local lore says that many years ago, some high school students rented a
truck and drove it in circles around the building as a revenge-joke
against the owner. The truck fell over onto its side, ending the prank,
though no one died or was injured. This may have created some sort of
impression in the location that is “heard” by others from time to time.
The only other news items worthy of interest involve memories of
stories about students who were killed crossing the street from St. Pete
High in front of Triplett’s. No recent deaths have occurred, though
sensitives wondered if one spirit there was of a Sophomore-aged male who
had been killed in the area. Again, information was sketchy, as it did
not interact much with the team equipment or sensitives. If there is a
secondary ghost, it may be the prankster who moves items to gain
attention. He is harmless and seems comfortable with the staff that is
present. Thus far, articles have not been produced though the current
business owner has worked to create a safer school zone in the area.
The bus stop has been moved, and a walk way created, to ensure student
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groups near their home or seeking information about various hauntings.
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My name is Scott Mccurry and I am the (Central Ohio Paranormal
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From Josh at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Does anyone know of any haunted locations that I can investigate
in the twin cities area? I live in Eagan, so anywhere close to there
would be great. I have tons of equipment and I will share any research.