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In January of 2001, the radio program host contacted us again to look around Merritt House and we enlisted the help of a serious group of investigators who have done an outstanding, and unequaled job with Ghost Road in Port Perry and off we went hearing that "business was picking up" from a psychic who was on the radio show and knowing that there had just been some modifications to the home to allow a third station to broadcast from there. (For some reason, renovations seem to bring out the phenomena...)
We arrived and thankfully, the only place we were told to avoid was the attic. Even this restriction was raised by one of the engineers who said we could have a look around as long as we were extremely careful.
There wasn't much to report (except for Sue Darroch reporting stronger than normal vertigo on the stairs and a mysterious light that Matthew saw that ended up being a small, white tag blowing around in the fan of a piece of equipment and casting a weird shadow,) until about 11:30pm... That's when, for us, business picked up... again.
During the evening, we did find that one of the "usually" locked offices in one of the original parts of the home was unlocked and being a bit nosey, we decided to poke our heads in to have a quick look around. Like the mini-studio, we found a high-back office chair jammed hard against the door making it difficult to open. There are two doors in to this office so it is possible someone placed the chair there and then exited through the other door but it seems odd that the person would walk across the house to exit from this other door which had a dead-bolt lock firmly in place.
Some of our group decided to monitor the "chair/door" possibilities and left the room with the chair back at it's desk(?) and closed the door. Fearing that the door would lock behind them, one of the crew checked to ensure that the door would open without problem. The door did indeed open and the small band left the area. On returning and with the knowledge that indeed no one had gone into the offices, they checked the door and this time, it had been securely locked. The office was now completely inaccessible.
First, Sue Darroch was standing on the top of the stairwell when suddenly she heard a distinct voice whisper "Yesssss!" into her ear. Thinking it was one of her team, she turned to respond to find she was quite alone.
Next, there was a subtle but busy "light show" (balls and rude shapes of light,) seem by a couple of people in the board room towards midnight.
After this (around midnight,) we were requested to leave post haste by the radio program host who wanted to clear the station for some engineers who wished to do some work.
We parted ways and went to review our video/audio tapes and our photos.
Here in lies the next odd phenomena from Merritt House and yes, it will be online for you...