We were lucky enough to be granted access to the Scottish Rite for two separate investigations. We will post the results of the second investigation soon.
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Saint Louis, Orient of Missouri
Reported Claims of activity: Full bodied apparitions, voices, footsteps and many many stories.
Needless to say, this was a great
honor to have the members let us do an investigation at the facility.
The history of the building is pretty straight. It was built for the
Scottish Rite. The building was finished in the early 1920's. It is over
200,000 square feet with too many rooms and hallways to count. The
auditorium is massive with a stage larger than the Fox Theater. Tom
,Nelson and Adam went for a pre-interview and tour the Thursday prior to
the investigation. Well we were on the stage Nelson saw a shadow figure
move from right to left on the side of the stage. Getting of of the
elevator on one of the floors Tom had seen a shadow move away from us.
Nelson and Adam both got the cob web feeling. Nelson on his head and
neck and Adam up and down one of his arms. The feeling had lasted until
after the tour. The members we had spoken to had all had experiences to
share about the place. Saturday night we set up and right started
experiencing things. Every time one of us would walk into the auditorium
the pipes would bang non stop. The members had informed us that in all
the years they had been there they had never heard banging like that
night. Everyone heard different thing in there from talking to
whispering to footsteps. The third floor seemed to be very active. There
was a room we opened the door to in the beginning of the investigation
and every time we would go by it, it would be shut and locked. This
happened about 4 times. It seemed like everywhere we went we were
chasing shadows or noises. Chuck came out of the auditorium with a red
poke mark between his eyes. Nelson got touched on the top of his head in
what was once used as the morgue. Brandy and Christina had a visitor on
the fifth floor that they were unaware of. We took some great photos
that night and got some great EVP's. It was a fantastic investigation
and we found the place to be just as haunted as the members claimed it
was. Here is a link to the Scottish Rite web site.