CREMATORIUM
                       INVESTIGATION
INVESTIGATORS:

MELANIE - LEAD INVESTIGATOR

MATT - LEAD INVESTIGATOR

CARY - INVESTIGATOR IN TRAINING

AARON - INVESTIGATOR IN TRAINING
EQUIPMENT:
IR CCTV CAMERAS
DVDR
DVDR/DVR 80GB HD
SONY MINIDV W/ IR LIGHT ATTACHMENT
SONY CYBERSHOT 6.1 DIG CAMERA
RCA DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER
OLYMPUS DS30 DIG VOICE RECORDER
OLYMPUS VN3100 DIG VOICE RECORDER
WEATHER STATION
2 NON-CONTACT THERMOMETERS
MOTOROLLA 2 WAY RADIOS
EMF DETECTOR
MONITORS (2)
GATEWAY LAPTOP W/ ADOBE AUDITION 1.5,
DIRECT RECORD WITH BOUNDARY MIC
DATE OF INVESTIGATION:
08/05/08
Hinduism requires cremation as soon as possible (unless the deceased is less than three years old, in which
case he or she is buried). In New Delhi alone, it is estimated that 50,000 bodies are cremated annually. In
response to the depletion of forests caused by wood-burning cremations, the Indian government has begun
building electric crematoriums throughout India. Some traditional Hindus, however, have argued that ending
wood-burning cremations could violate their religious rights.

Prior to cremation, the body is washed and anointed, the hair (and beard) is trimmed, and the corpse is given
new or clean clothes. During the procession, relatives and mourners, who carry the body to the cremation
ground, chant verses that invoke Yama's help. The body is then placed on a funeral pyre. The eldest son
finally walks around the pyre three times, each time pouring sacred water on the deceased. He then sets fire
to the wood with a torch that has been blessed. Throughout the sacred ritual, relatives and mourners chant
Vedic mantras to quicken the soul's release.
The final sacrificial fire ritual is performed after one dies. In the Vedic view, early Hindus believed that
cremation returned the physical remains of the deceased back to nature as smoke and ashes. Properly
performed, the karma of this ritual established the departed in the "World of the Fathers." To this early Vedic
understanding was added the need for a special set of postcremation rituals to complete a transition to the
ancestral world. Afterlife is thus not only a matter of individual effort but also depends on correct ritual
performances.
I WAS RESEARCHING SOME INTERESTING STATEMENTS BY THE MANAGER OF THE
CREMATORIUM, REGARDING HINDU PRIEST'S PERFORMING THEIR RELIGIOUS RITUAL
WHICH ALLOWS THE SPIRIT TO CROSSOVER. MOST HINDU CREMATIONS HAVE TO BE
DONE WITHIN 6DAYS OF DEATH. LEAVING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THERE ARE SPIRITS
ROAMING THE CREMATORIUM, PRIOR TO BEING CROSSED OVER. THIS IS IN THEORY
ONLY. THE INFORMATION BELOW WAS FOUND AT

http://www.deathreference.com/Gi-Ho/Hinduism.html
AS PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS, THIS PAGE TOUCHES THE WHOLE, "WHY WOULD THERE BE ANY SPIRITS
IN A CEMETERY OR CREMATORIUM", BEING THEY DIED PRIOR TO BEING BURIED, OR CREMATED.
RESEARCHING THIS TOPIC HAS TAUGHT ME THAT RELIGIOUS BELIEF SUCH AS THE HINDU, PUT THE SPIRIT IN
SUCH PLACES PRIOR TO THEIR CROSSING OVER. AND BY RESEARCHING MORE I AM SURE WE CAN FIND
OTHER RESOURCES THAT HELP BACK THIS UP. WE HOPE THIS HELPS OTHER PARANORMAL TEAMS
INVESTIGATING SIMILAR PLACES.
MID MICHIGAN PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS RESPECT LOCATIONS SUCH AS THESE, AND AS ALWAYS SHOWED
GREAT RESPECT FOR THE LOCATION WE INVESTIGATED.
temps
83 degrees front office
84 degrees burner room
80 degrees receiving room
77 degrees in vault storage
emf
0.0 base reading through out the
building.
no emf spikes throughout the
investigation.
NO EVIDENCE OF ANY PARANORMAL ACTIVITY OCCURRED THIS NIGHT AT THE CREMATORIUM.
NO EVP'S, NO VIDEO CAUGHT ON OUR DVR, NO VIDEO CAUGHT ON OUR MINI DV.
NO PHOTO EVIDENCE OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY WAS CAUGHT.
TEMPS THROUGHOUT THE INVESTIGATION NEVER FLUCTUATED.
NO SPIKES ON THE EMF WERE RECORDED.

LISTED BELOW ARE SOME PICTURES FROM THE NIGHT. WE DID LEARN A LOT FROM THE
OWNER OF THE CREMATORIUM, HE WAS VERY INFORMATIONAL AND ANSWERED AS MANY OF
OUR QUESTIONS AS HE COULD.

WE THINK HE WAS HAPPY THAT THE CREMATORIUM OFFERED NO EVIDENCE, OF THE
PARANORMAL,  THIS WAS A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION.
BONE GRINDER                      BURN BOX                                 THE OVEN                              THE VAULTS
THANKS TO THE OWNER FOR HAVING US OUT. IT WAS A
GREAT EXPERIENCE.