January 10, 2009
Start Time: 9:00 PM, January 10, 2009
End Time: 2:30 AM, January 11, 2009
Findings disclosed with client on January 16, 2009. Allowed public.
Investigators Present: Adam, Mick, Kristin, Don
Staff Present: Glen, assistant director
INVESTIGATION AND FINDINGS VIDEO
You can find more of our evidence and photos in our evidence vault.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LOCATION
Not many are aware that the national transportation company of Greyhound Bus Lines actually started in Minnesota, let alone a small remote town that is more familiar for the likes of Kevin McHale and Bob Dylan than a bus company. However, it was the determination of two immigrants who saw a chance for business in iron ore miners who needed to get from the town of Hibbing to nearby Alice that started the company.
In 1914, Carl Wickman, a Swedish immigrant, started the company with a hupmobile. In 1915, Wickman took on a partner by the name of Ralph Bogan, who was running a similar business from Hibbing to Duluth. It was then named the Mesaba Transportation Company and made $8,000 in its first year!
Since then, Greyhound has been a company that has been cheered on by Americans in its culture from movies, books, and every day life.
You can find out more about the origin of the company here.
About the Museum from IronRange.org
The Iron Range is the birthplace of the bus industry in the United States.
It all began in Hibbing with one 'Hupmobile" and two enterprising men who began transporting miners from one town to another. Eventually, the small local business evolved into the country's widely recognized Greyhound Bus Company.
The Greyhound Bus Origin Center traces the history of the bus industry from its humble beginnings using pictorial displays, hundreds of artifacts and memorabilia, audio-visual presentation and a VCR show of "The Greyhound Story - from Hibbing to Everywhere."
A diorama of WWII illustrates how Greyhound contributed to the war effort, and museum displays include a number of vintage buses, such as a 1927 White, 1936 Super Coach, 1947 "Battle of Britain", 1947 ACF "Brill", 1948 Silverside, 1955 Courier 95, 1056 Scenicruiser, 1964 GMC PD-4106, 1967 "Buffalo", 1969 "Buffalo, 1977 MC1-8 and a 1982 MC1-9.
More resources about the history of the museum:
Greyhound Bus Origin Museum article from RoadSideAmerica.com
"Still Going Greyhound" from Away.com
"Greyhound was born in Hibbing" from Minnesota Public Radio's website
Greyhound Bus Origin Museum entry on Wikipedia.com
We were contacted by Glen, the assistant director at the Greyhound Bus Origin Museum, during our time at the Field of Screams in October 2008. He had told us about the reports of things moving around the museum and invited us to check it out.
In December 2008, we did arrange to meet with Glen and hear his stories of bus doors closing, windows opening, and all doing so seemingly on their own. Adam did the tour with Glen and during his time there, Adam had witnessed the happenings himself. That was the first time on a tour that the reported activity had happened to Adam.
The team had agreed to check it out.
On January 10, 2009, the MNPSG Hibbing team arrived at the museum. The team was greeted by Glen, the assistant director of the Greyhound Bus Origin Museum. The investigators present were Mick Rice, Don Larsen, Kristin Rice, and Adam Nori.
The team used 2 infrared cameras hooked to VCR units with tapes running in SP mode. They also used 4 mini-dv camcorders; three on tripods and one handheld. As for audio, the team used 4 audio recorders.
Personal experiences by the investigators and staff during the investigation include seeing a shadow in the "Nine Bus" (Mick), seeing a shadow move behind the 1950 Scenic Cruiser bus (Glen), and feelings of unease in the Scenic Cruiser Bus (Kristin). The door on the "Nine Bus" had also shut seemingly by itself and this was found by Glen and Adam. When recording temperatures, the ambient temperature in the museum as 66.4-66.8 degrees Farenheit. The door that had reported closed on the "Nine Bus" was recorded at 52.4 degrees Farenheit. These were not documented in our videos.
At this time, the MNPSG does believe that some activity is said to occur at the museum. We have no explanation for the noises that we caught on the video as well as the movement of objects in the museum.
The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group will be investigating this location again in the future per staff request.
For more information on the museum, please visit http://greyhoundbusmuseum.org/