Archive for February, 2008

Salt Lake City ‘SHADOWMAN’

Monday, February 18th, 2008

April Slaughter (previously known by the name April Page) founded Utah’s Unexplained; a paranormal research and assistance team, with her investigative partner James Boley in 2006. The team was invited to investigate claims of activity at a location called THE DEPOT in downtown Salt Lake City. It is a historic site that once housed the Pacific Union Railroad station. The upper floor of the location is now a lounge and concert area. While in the Men’s bathroom, April witnessed what she described as a ‘large shadowy black mass’ that at first glance she believed to be one of her fellow investigators. However, no other investigators were present with her in the pitch black bathroom at the time. She reported feeling what she thought was a finger run up her spine, and then the mass quickly dissipated.

She then moved to the Women’s restroom (where dozens of experiences had been reported) and the team all experienced the sense of an ominous presence in the room. It is also interesting to note that when the investigators asked for a sign of the presence, one would occur in the fashion they had asked. For instance, when asked to slam a bathroom stall door, one would inexplicably slam. When asked to flush a toilet, one would flush. This went on for several minutes.

April moved toward the end of the stalls and again saw the shadowy mass. At this time, she asked James to snap a digital photograph in that direction. The photo below is what he captured. This photo in its original file format revealed no altering of the EXIF data (history and details of the photograph). It is shown here in PSD format, but has had absolutely NO re-touching. The black & white photo obviously has had editing to bring out the contrast in the mass itself. Upon his initial review of all of the photos taken that evening, James contacted April and informed her of his hesitance to share the photo as he felt it was ‘too good’. Upon April’s urging, he released the photo and it has caused quite a stir in several arenas.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley uses the photo in her lectures on the Shadowpeople phenomenon, and Chris Fleming has also featured it on his website

SHADOWMAN PHOTO (Non-contrast)Shadowman (non-contrast photo)

SHADOWMAN PHOTO (High-contrast)Shadowman (high-contrast photo)

Recording from ‘The Box’ at the Stanley Hotel

Monday, February 18th, 2008

A small group of individuals were allowed in to an undisclosed section of the property at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado this past November. April & Allen Slaughter took ‘The Box’ with them for this part of the investigation. While the entire group heard several different messages clearly spoken from the box, the recording came out entirely different from our personal experience. This recording in particular was not something any of us had heard during the session.

Click here listen : Stanley Hotel Box Recording