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Investigation Report

Location: Monte Carlo restaurant and lounge, Grants, NM
Date: 01 Feb 2003
Weather Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 26%
Geomagnetic Storm Activity: Minor
Temperature: 50
Number of Photos taken: 275
Number with possible targets:
Average EM Readings: 6nt @18Hz
Average M fields Readings: 1nt
Average E Field Readings: 1vpm
Cold Spots detected: None
Hot Spots Detected: None
Olfactory Phenomena: None
Visual Phenomena: None
Type of Investigation: Ghost Hunt

All information and photos Copyright 2003 by Cody Polston, Bob Carter and SGHA. All Rights Reserved.

Location Description and History

Monte Carlo restaurant

Grants began as a railroad camp in the 1880s, when three Canadian brothers were awarded a contract to build a section of the new Atlantic and Pacific Railroad through the region. The Grant brothers' camp was first called Grants Camp, then Grants Station, and finally Grants.

The town prospered as a result of railroad logging in the nearby Zuni Mountains, and served as a section point for the Atlantic and Pacific, which became part of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad empire. The Zuni Mountain Railroad short line had a roundhouse in town (near present day Exit 81 off Interstate 40) and housed workers in a small community named Breecetown. Timber from the Zuni Mountains was shipped to Albuquerque where a large sawmill converted the timber to wood products that were sold around the west.

After the decline of logging in the 1930s, Grants gained fame as the "carrot capital" of the United States. Agriculture was aided by the creation of Bluewater Reservoir, and the region's volcanic soils provided ideal conditions for farming.

Reported Phenomena

Possible paranormal activity has been reported by employees and the management. Typical occurrences are unexplainable noises, detecting movement in peripheral vision and a jukebox that starts playing all by itself. The majority of the occurrences are on the second floor which originally housed a apartment. The apartment caught fire in 1993 and was converted into a lounge area shortly afterwards.

The Investigation

We started our investigation by sweeping the building for any unusual EM signals. We located four brief signals but were unable to measure the frequency of the fourth before it vanished. Photographs taken during the measurement of these signals contain abnormalities in them.

Recorded EM Frequencies and field strength

4 nt @ 19 Hz
5 nt @ 20 Hz
7 nt @ 13Hz

Nothing else of interest was obtained during this investigation.

Photographs

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Orb, upper middle
faint orb, just right of center
yet another orb
strange abnormality
bright orb
outside view

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