J. Fires was a fun location to investigate. The claims were everything from a little girl that people were seeing to an old man that had been seen. The history was also very interesting. Here is the about from their web site. "In 1818, the property of what is now J.Fires' Market Bistro was a large farm first owned by the Ditch Family. In the early 1900's, the farm was in possession of the well-known Kolmer family. By 1990's, the site was home to the Waterloo Winery, in the hands of Mark and Susan Hendershot.
In 2007, Jack and Candee Pensoneau purchased the property and entrusted it to their daughter, Jennifer." The layout is very unique so it was a little difficult to set up. The investigation itself was pretty interesting. Adam Shane and Nelson were on the second floor in the office. They all smelled cigarette smoke as if someone was actually smoking right there. Nelson and Shane both smoke so they were baffled. They also heard a few voices that they could not make out. We had a HI-8 set up in that room and after they left there was a real soft evp on it. The same happened when Kim and Steve left the room. We also had a recorder going in the hallway on the second floor that captured a whisper. Nelson and Shane had gone up to change the HI-8 and were passing by the attic door when it popped open. They passed it off as just shifting in the floorboards from them walking. Talking to Jennifer she says that happens allot. You can shut the door and it shuts tight. You need to turn the knob and pull to get it to open. On the main floor we did not get any activity but the basement was a different story. Nelson, Shane and Adam started in the deepest and oldest part of the basement. They did here a couple of strange disembodied voices but nothing real strong. When they moved to the front of the basement one of them said "We can't see you, can you see us?" and they got a loud whisper "Yesss". That was about the last of the activity. None of us left with the impression that there is anything mean or malicious there. Just some people hanging out for whatever reason. This is a beautifully decorated and well run establishment that has some great local ties and history.