Photo: Old Wooden Podium…

An old wooden podium from an investigation at a church. This podium seemed to give off its own electromagnetic field.

An old wooden podium from an investigation at a church. This podium seemed to give off its own electromagnetic field.

So a number of blogs I follow have been doing a “photo of the week” type of thing. I don’t know if I’ll start a weekly tradition, but for now it seemed like something interesting to try. 


The information below is directly from the report from MOSS’s investigation of Friedens United Church of Christ in St. Peters, Missouri on September 18, 2010. 


Outside the Sanctuary – 1st Visit (Patrick & Norman)


Interesting readings taken around Wooden Podium outside sanctuary

Pre-Investigation we were getting high EMF readings (as high as 1.9mG) that seemed to come directly from the podium sitting in the corner of the room sitting in front of a closet with some equipment in it. The readings did not seem to come from the wall or any objects around the podium… just the podium. It was if you could trace the outline of the podium and get readings and then as you move away the readings faded. We did not move the podium at that time but only noted the high readings to come back to it later. Our pre-investigation base EMF reading for the room outside the sanctuary in general was between 0 and .1mG.

Later on (approx. 1:05AM) during the investigation we moved the podium and did a sweep in the same location of where the podium was. The highest reading was approximately a .2 to a .6mG
except for a spot around the bottom of the cabinet in the corner which gave off a 1.2mG. Wires running underneath the floor?

Wires behind wall in closet gave off .3 and .6mG which is lower than what the podium area was giving off before the investigation started.

Podium after moving it to the middle of the floor was at the highest a .3mG, still higher than the base reading of the room.

Bottom line is, none of our readings were as high as what they were when we took our pre-investigation base readings. And, the podium does give off some EMF itself, even when moved. There are too many variables in this area (wires in closet, possibly something running under the floor) to call it paranormal, but definitely something interesting to point out. I’d love to know its history or if there is anythingsignificant about this podium.

Podium possibly made out of oak on top and birch or pine on the bottom. (Norman is a
cabinet maker)

About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit! View all posts by Patrick Keller

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