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February 12, 2017

Surry, VA



Report #576 - Initial Post by Brad Bradley

As part of the reciprocal agreement between CPRI and Bacon's Castle, set up a data collection project there on 7/11/17.  More details will posted in later posts.  Contact information is below.  Team was Brad Bradley, Richard Bowen, Mike Magner (+2), Rhonda Ritzel, Kenny Newsome.  HQ was placed in the gift shop area and excursions into the building passed through the museum room door.

Bacon's Castle
Address: 465 Bacons Castle Trail, Surry, VA 23883


Jennifer Hurst-Wender
Director of Museum Operations and Education


Report #578 - Datalogger Analysis by Brad Bradley


The focus of dataloggers for this project was the 1665 garrot and the 2nd floor North room of the 1829 slave quarters.


1665 Garrot:
PASCO (start 4:54pm)
8:38pm - temperature deflected 1 degree above baseline.  Deflection lasted about 1 second.  Shown on both sensors.  No one was in garrot.  Not reproduced on the HT dataloggers at the edges of the garrot.

Phone datalogger (start 7:35pm) - Data did not save.

Geiger Counter (start 5:18pm)
9:25pm - spike in CPM from 11 to 34 while team was there.  Returned to baseline after a few minutes.  Actually began at 9:24pm and peaked at 9:25pm and fell back to 11 by 9:26pm.

HT dataloggers
No anomalies.

1829 Slave Quarters 2nd floor north room:

Sensor Block (start 4:25pm)
5:44pm to 10:19pm - % Humidity fluctuations of 1% to 2% lasting 10 minutes each.  Very regular.  No HVAC in building and it is open to the outside environment.  This was not reproduced on humidity sensors in garrot.

Geiger Counter (start 4:04pm)
5:47pm - CPM spike from 10 to 29.  Team away at dinner.
7:06pm - CPM spike from 10 to 29.  Team away at dinner.


Tablet datalogger (start 4:27pm)
5:45pm - magnetic field deflection on all axes.
9:57pm - smaller magnetic field deflection on all axes.
10:57pm - 31lux light spike.  No one was in or near building.



Report #579 - Audio Analysis by Brad Bradley


DR05 Live Monitor, 2nd Floor Slave Quarters - Card ran out of memory early.
DR0000_0032.wav (start 4:28:30pm, end 7:51:17pm)
12:51 (4:40pm) - movement for several seconds and male voice.
19:16 (4:47pm) - movement for several seconds (happens periodically all evening)
23:07 (4:51pm) - door latch and opening
1:42:18 (6:10pm) - bang (happens periodically all evening)
2:37:14 (7:05pm) - voice


DR0000_0033.wav (start 7:51:17pm, end 10:46:24pm)
57:59 (8:49pm) - gurgle?


DR05 Live Monitor in the 1665 Garrot - battery died at 11:18pm


170211_0161.wav (start 3:20:00pm, end 6:42:47pm)
52:14 (4:12pm) - squeal while team talking. Not heard.


170211_0162.wav (start 6:42:47pm, end 10:05:34pm)
2:41:44 (9:23pm) - voice in background while team speaking.  Not heard.
2:43:02 (9:25pm) - whine heard by team.


170211_0163.wav (start 10:05:34pm, end 11:18:00pm)
5:05 (10:10pm) - drop and bounce



Report #580 - Video Analysis by Brad Bradley


Slave Quarters DVR:
1_05_H_170211200324.avi - Camera 5 - 20:03:24 - something moves past camera.  Not a bug.

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