The Zombie Road Area Night Investigation in the West St. Louis County area was conducted on
Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Local weather conditions for this walk/investigation for the time period of 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. was
raining, wind from the north west ranging from 10 down to 8 mph from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. then shifting
from the West ranging 5 to 6 mph from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., temperatures starting at 52 degrees
Fahrenheit at 7 p.m. and dropping to 47 degrees Fahrenheit at 11 p.m., dew point ranged from 41 to 43
for the duration of this investigation, barometric pressure ranged from 29.92 to 29.94 for the duration
of this investigation.

Lunar data was a Waning Gibbous Moon at 73.4% Full. Solar X-Rays were normal and the Geomagnetic
Field was quiet.



"Zombie Road" real name "Lawler Ford Road" is about 2 miles long through a valley of forest oak land
hills and ends near the Meramec River in the Glencoe, MO area where it meets the newly established
"Al Foster" trail.

The history of this area goes back to ancient Native American times where this was one of the few
pathways cut by nature over the centuries through the bluffs to the Meramec River area just beyond
them. It is believed that traveling ancient Native Americans used this pathway for foot travel and also
quarried flint here for the making of various tools and weapons.

In the early 1800's a Ferry (boat) was operated at the bottom area of this passage at times where a
ford was located in the river for settlers and travelers to cross the Meramec River to the other side
where the Lewis family owned much of the land. The origin of the road name is unknown to historians
even today.

Ninian Hamilton a settler from Kentucky was the first settler to occupy and own land in this area in
1803. After his death in 1856, James E. Yeatman a prominent St. Louis citizen, a founder of the
Mercantile Library and president of the Merchants Bank acquired the large parcel of land that Mr.
Hamilton settled and owned.

The Pacific Railroad completed their railroad line from St. Louis to Pacific along the Meramec River in
this area in the 1850's. Della Hamilton the wife of Henry McCullough, who was Justice of the Peace for
about thirty years and Judge of the County Court from 1849 to 1852, was struck and killed by a train in
this area in 1876.

The first large scale gravel operations on the Meramec River began at what would become Yeatman
junction in this area. Gravel was taken from the Meramec River and moved on rail cars into St. Louis.
The first record of this operation is in the mid-1850's. Later, steam dredges were used, to be
supplanted by diesel or gasoline dredges in extracting gravel from the channel and from artificial
lakes dug into the banks. This continued until the 1970's.

Another interesting fact concerning this area is that Winston Churchill, the American author who was
a "best seller" of romantic novels at the turn of the century, visited this area in the late 1800's. His
widely read novel The Crisis is set partially in St. Louis and partially at Glencoe. The novel, which
Churchill acknowledged was based on the activities of James E. Yeatman, depicts the struggles and
conflicts in St. Louis during the critical years of the Civil War. It is believed that Angelica Yeatman
Carr, daughter of James Yeatman, was his model for the heroine, Miss Virginia Carvel.
From about 1900 until about 1945, Glencoe and this area was one of the resort communities of the
Meramec River's clubhouse era. Many of the homes were summer clubhouses, later converted to
year round residences then lost to the great local floods of the 1990's.




There are many Urban Legends surrounding this road and area which have been ongoing for
decades. The main legend is that the road is haunted by a man killed by a train in the 1970's. Another
legend concerns some which were rock-climbing and one of the kids fell and broke his neck. Instead
of his friends going and getting help, they left him there dead for weeks. Then in the 1970's there is
yet another legend concerning some teenagers who were down there sniffing Pam (the non stick
cooking spray)and one guy suffocated while doing this and his friends just left him down there dead.
Also, legends exist that concern the crushed old Chevy Vega in the creek bed along this road and the
death of one or more teens who were inside it.

With these then others concerning an old woman with a gun in a house near the end of the road who
yells at passersby, ghost stories about Indians then more recent stories of modern day witches and
devil worshipers frequenting the area what better place to investigate an "Urban Legend" area?
We can safely rule out the story about the man getting killed by the train in the 1970's as the train
ceased operations in this area prior to that. Unless the miniature trains which the Wabash, Frisco and
Pacific (WF&P) Railroad Association operates on weekends caused a death, which there are no
accounts of, then there can be no truth to this specific legend. However, we do have the truth that
Della Hamilton was killed by a train in 1876 which is one hundred years earlier and the opposite sex of
this Urban Legend.

We can not positively conclude that the other deaths revolving around the other Urban Legends are
true or not, but can lean towards the Pam story being a truth as a person on this investigation went to
Parkway West High School in the 1970's and remembers such happening and on the internet another
person has confirmed this as well while attending this High School during the same time period.
It was also confirmed that at one time there were cinder block buildings near the quarry of this area
which did contain satanic and other ritualistic markings and graffiti and were used by local teens, etc.
for possible alcohol and drug gatherings. However, these buildings have been recently removed by
Castlewood State Park which recently obtained part of the property in this area for completion of the
new "Al Forest" trail.

Missouri Paranormal Research will still be conducting further research for possible confirmation of
the stories listed above. If you have any information concerning these then please contact us.




Missouri Paranormal Research would also like to take this time to thank all of the property owners
involved in this area for giving permissible access to our group for conducting this specific
investigation. We would also like to remind others that individuals and groups should NEVER trespass
on any property to conduct any investigation. Trespassing is illegal and can pose dangers to people
in your group and to others as well.

The areas concerned in this investigation are either privately, State or County owned. Law
enforcement and Park Ranger Services do patrol this area frequently and the nearby private citizens
monitor this area for trespassers. Violators will be reported and prosecuted by the proper legal
authorities.

The night time investigation of this area involved an intensive process of gaining legal permissions
from all parties owning land in this area including the notification to all law enforcement agencies
which have jurisdiction within this area.



Cell Sensor EMF Detection Meter, La Crosse IR-101 Infra-Scan IR Thermometer, Panasonic RR-US360
IC Recorder, Sony DSC-F828 8.0 Mega pixel Digital Still Camera, Sony HVL-IRM IR Light for above
camera and an Engineer Directional Compass (Standard Magnetic Type) and many other digital
cameras brought by other individuals.



The investigative group gathered at the Wabash Frisco & Pacific (WF&P) Railroad in Glencoe, MO
between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.

After everyone was in attendance we proceeded to the Ridge Meadows Elementary School Parking
Lot and launched our investigation onto the old Lawler Ford Road at Ridge Ave. at approximately 7:15
p.m. The total walk of the road to the bottom valley, 2 miles, lasted approximately 4 hours where we
boarded a train provided by the WF&P Railroad and were given a ride back to the Glencoe Train
Station where we first gathered. Due to the train ride, we did not investigate the lower 1 mile trail to
Glencoe on foot.




1. Several People of the group did visually observe shadow figures following us on much of this
investigation. At one point, about one third the way down the old road, a shadow figure was seen
coming down the side of a small bluff by about half of the group in attendance.

2. Some more sensitive individuals witnessed the appearance of a very pale or white male apparition.  
Other random apparitions were also noted by some.

3. Investigators camera batteries which were placed in new right prior to the investigation became
drained prior to camera use.

4. An investigator experienced an explosive migraine headache which lasted for a very short
duration, also during this same time period Judy was lightly grabbed in the chest area by an unseen
force.

5. An investigator had an unseen force try to kick her foot out from under her.

6. An investigator experienced a crushing sensation in her chest and a taste of blood in her mouth at
one point near the bottom area.

7. An investigator also experienced spells of excessive headaches and tension in the neck and
shoulders.




Several digital pictures were taken by various individuals in attendance and 6 EVP attempts were also
made by Greg in areas where notable observations were seen or felt, including at the old Chevy Vega
abandoned vehicle in the creek. Further Photo and Audio analysis will be needed  before drawing any
conclusions. EMF readings remained unremarkable at 0 "Zero" throughout this investigation.
With breath being visible at times, the formation of possible fog patches and the continued rain
during this investigation, analysis of any photographic evidence has to be inclusive of such.




Preliminary Analysis

Further analysis of the 6 attempted EVP sessions shows one remarkable clip which needs further
analysis. Many photos containing orbs, mist and other anomalies will need further analysis as well.


Final Analysis & Results

Due to the weather conditions present during this investigation all captured orbs and mist on
photographs have "explainable" causes and are not remarkable.

During the 3rd attempted EVP session an unexplainable human response was recorded answering
Greg's question of "Is there a reason why you stay here?". The response is a Class B EVP with a
possible answer of "You know too much." with a Hz range of right around 300.

One photo taken by Nancy at 9:50 p.m. shows an unexplainable upright human form shadow in the
wooded area adjacent to our group. Further analysis by Greg Best of the Oracle Paranormal Research
Society (O.P.R.S) shows that this shadow figure compares to those from a private investigation in
which he did the analysis on. He also stated that Nancy's photo meets all classifications and standards
of that previous analysis. In his opinion this shadow figure could not be recreated under the
conditions as experienced on our investigation and that it should be truly classified as supporting
evidence of paranormal activity for our investigation and filed accordingly.




Even with the capture of one very remarkable photograph of a possible shadow entity and 1 notable
EVP's, it is the opinion of Missouri Paranormal Research that these alone are not enough
unexplainable evidence to substantiate an actual haunting or existence of paranormal activity.
However, enough evidence and experience was present to warrant follow up investigation(s). Such
follow up investigation(s) will have to be conducted to further document specific activity and to
attempt the possible collection of additional evidence.

Further analysis of the remarkable photograph will still need to be conducted with possible recreation
attempts on a follow up investigation. It is noted that such recreation attempts will be near impossible
due to the vastness of this location. Trying to locate the exact location in which this photograph was
taken would be very difficult.

We will also like to attempt using some form of battery operated hand held portable strobe light with
an adjustable flashes per second to obtain potential further scientific data concerning the potential
shadow entities patterns and rate of movements on a future follow up investigation in conjunction
with other video recording equipment. It is felt that such an experiment to collect data would be
beneficial to both the further investigation of this location and to the filed as a whole.


Gregory Myers, President
Paranormal Task Force




The Zombie Road II Area Night Investigation in the West St. Louis County area was conducted on
Saturday, November 5, 2005 through Sunday, November 6, 2005 from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Local weather conditions for this walk/investigation for the time period of 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. were
a light random mist the first half of the investigation, winds from the west ranging from 15 to 17 mph
with wind gust reaching 30 mph around 12 to 1 a.m., temperatures started at 59 degrees Fahrenheit at
11:30 p.m. and dropped to 54 degrees Fahrenheit by 3:30 a.m., dew point ranged from 55 down to 49
for the duration of this investigation, barometric pressure ranged from 29.66 raising to 29.82 for the
duration of this investigation. Relative Humidity Ranged from 88% dropping to 86%.

This investigation was also conducted shortly after thunderstorm activity which moved through the
area.

Lunar data was a Waxing Crescent Moon at 17% Full. Solar X-Rays were normal and the Geomagnetic
Field was unsettled.




A detailed history of this area can be found in our initial investigative report of 10/22/2005 for the
investigation conducted on October 22, 2005.  This was a follow up investigation to this earlier one.




Brought by MPR members: Cell Sensor EMF Detection Meter, La Crosse IR-101 Infra-Scan IR
Thermometer, Panasonic RR-US360 IC Recorder, Sony DSC-F828 8.0 Mega pixel Digital Still Camera,
Sony HVL-IRM IR Light for above camera and an Engineer Directional Compass (Standard Magnetic
Type), Kodak DX6490 Zoom Digital Camera and other digital cameras.

Brought by Ghosts & Haunts in Missouri members; Extech 403250 Laser Thermo Meter, Camcorder,
Sony CCD-TRV-98 with optional Sony HVL-IRC Range extender for outdoor night use & 17 Hour
batteries, EMF meter, hand held Multidetector Pro. made in Germany, Tri-Field Natural EM Meter with
audio alarm & illuminated for night work. Minolta DiMAGE 7 HI Digital camera with Sunpak
4000AFexternal flash, Extech 45320 Hygro-Thermometer, Sony ICD-MS515 Digital voice recorder and
Apple iMac running Panther OSX for all analog audio & video conversion to digital formats, Canon
PowerShot A520 digital camera and other video and digital cameras.
Investigation




Our (MPR) investigative group gathered at the WF&P Railroad in Glencoe, MO at 11:30 p.m. and
entered the lower area walking the Al Forest Trail. The Ghosts & Haunts in Missouri Group met
between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Elementary School lot and entered from there
onto the top of Old Lawler Ford Raod for this investigation. Our groups met at approximately the
Railroad Yeatman Wye area 1 mile from our entrance point and two miles from the Ghosts & Haunts in
Missouri groups entrance point. We then proceeded past that point together down the Al Forest Trail
into the Castlewood State Park area to an old stone house which was fenced off before proceeding
back out on the Al Forest Trail to the Glencoe WF&P Railroad Station area where we gave the Ghosts
& Haunts in Missouri group members transportation back to their vehicles at the school at
approximately 3:30 a.m.




1. We (MPR Group) had the experience of being followed prior to meeting up with the other group.
Near the bluff area I heard human voices to the rear of us where we entered and thought someone
was following us in. Upon further analysis and observation there was no one visibly behind us.

2. After meeting up with the Ghosts & Haunts in Missouri group at the Wye area, I noticed a strange
light from the railraod tressel area and first thought it was a member of the other group which did not
meet up yet. The light lasted about two seconds then was gone. The other group informed me that
they were all with us and that such lights have been experienced in this area on their prior
investigations.

3. Two investigators while near the old stone building witnessed what appeared to them as a human
crossing the trail in back of them into the woods then realized shortly after that all members of the
group were accounted for in front of them. Upon further analysis they realized that a human would be
unable to transverse such wooded area without noise and difficulty.

4. An investigator experienced ringing in his ears at times throughout the walk. This is the same
ringing he associated with the shadow people on the past October 22, 2005 investigation. The ringing
sensation was strongest while at the Wye area of the Railroad and seemed to him to be coming from
the lower part of the Old Lawler Ford Road. I experienced a sharp headache like pain in only the left
side of my head while in this same area. It did subside shortly after passing this area as did Cousin
Greg's strong ringing sensation.

5. Going out on the trail shortly before where the abandoned barge is located, I noticed what
appeared to be a human male who I thought was from the other group drop past my rear location. We
continued up the road when I asked the others if we needed to wait for the person to catch back up. I
was told that all members were accounted for and that no one went to the rear of me. Tom then
mentioned he saw the same thing and though it was someone from our group. We did backtrack on
the trail a bit and found no evidence of anyone. Also notable was the lack of noise from this
experience.

6. Also in the same area as in (5) above, an investigator noted seeing a light like a firefly.  Tom then
took pictures and captured an orb with sideward motion. Regina confirmed that it was in the exact
location and height (lower to the ground) where she saw the light. Tom then shortly after, caught the
same orb in motion at tree level.

7. In an area after (6) above, there was a cold sensation which everyone experienced. Terry used his
IR Thermometer and noted a large area where the temperature dropped into the 30's. for about a 10
minute duration. The ambient air temperature at this time was at 50 degrees.
Potential Evidence for Analysis and Evaluation




Several digital pictures were taken by various members of both groups and nine EVP attempts were
also made in areas where notable observations were seen or felt. The other group (Ghosts & Haunts
in Missouri) also obtained a substantial amount of video footage. All collected pictures, audio and
video are in need of further analysis to determine potential evidence.

With random mist and higher wind speed during this investigation, analysis of any photographic and
audio evidence has to be inclusive of such.




Preliminary Analysis

Further analysis of the 9 attempted EVP sessions shows one remarkable clip which needs further
analysis. Many photos containing orbs, mist and other anomalies will need further analysis as well.

Final Analysis & Results

An audio clip from the 5th session taken near the old stone home at approximately 2:30 a.m. has a
possible unexplainable response which was recorded answering my question of  "Did you once live in
this house?". The response is a Class B EVP with a possible answer of "No" or "Go" with a Hz range of
150 to about 500. Even though this does pass the 300 Hz threshold, I will note that the wave pattern of
this answer is remarkable and similar to other EVP's obtained at other locations where there is a slight
decrease in the wave patterns prior to and after the response and with the response being somewhat
rounded on the wave pattern.

Two digital photographs taken by Regina near the old stone house within seconds apart show an
anomaly and are comparable to that of a possible vortex as known in the paranormal community. This
is the same area where my EVP was captured and also where impressions were received by Regina.
Further analysis from Greg Best of the Oracle Paranormal Research Society (O.P.R.S) shows an
explainable cause could exist for such a picture if a blonde hair was captured in front of the camera
lens. However, Regina has dark brown hair.

Also, notable orbs were captured by both Terry and Tom which show quick sideways movement, one
of which was seen by Regina with her eyes as a strange light similar to that of a fire fly prior to being
captured on camera. Fire flies are not active in our area in the month of November.  There was no
misting during the time these notable orbs were captured.




This was a follow up investigation to an earlier October 22, 2005 investigation of this area.  With the
combined experiences between the two investigations and the evidence captured including EVP's,
photographs and the unexplainable cold spot with approximately  a 15 degree difference than the
ambient air temperature at that time; it is the opinion of Missouri Paranormal Research that these
alone are not enough to one hundred percent substantiate an actual haunting or existence of
paranormal activity. However, enough evidence and experience was present to be able to state that
there is a very high potential that this area indeed is haunted and has paranormal activity which may
attribute to the "Urban Legend" aspects surrounding this area.  Further follow up investigation(s) will
have to be conducted to further document more specific activity and to attempt the possible
collection of additional evidence in order to be able to come to the final conclusion that this area is in
fact one hundred percent haunted.


Gregory Myers, President
Paranormal Task Force

MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT OF ZOMBIE ROAD 10/22/2005
Report Completed January 2, 2006
History and Profile of Area
History and Profile of Area
MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT OF ZOMBIE ROAD II - 11/05/2005
Report Completed January 2, 2006
Urban Legend or Facts?
Trespassing Issue
EQUIPMENT USED
EQUIPMENT USED
Human Experiences and Oddities
Human Experiences and Oddities
INVESTIGATION
INVESTIGATION
Potential Evidence for Analysis and Evaluation
Potential Evidence for Analysis and Evaluation
Resulting Evidence
Resulting Evidence
Conclusion
Conclusion
ZOMBIE ROAD - THE INVESTIGATIONS





The Zombie Road Area Night Investigation in the West St. Louis County area was conducted on
Saturday, July 15, 2006  from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Local weather conditions for this walk/investigation for the time period of 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. were
clear to partly cloudy, wind from the N/NE 7 to 9 mph shifting to E/SE 5 to 8 mph,  temperature was 93
degrees Fahrenheit dropping to 81, dew point was 66 rising to 70, barometric pressure was 30.08
rising to 30.12 and relative humidity was 40% rising to 69%.

Lunar data was a Waning Gibbous Moon at 79% Full. Solar X-Rays were normal and the Geomagnetic
Field was unstable.



A detailed history of this area can be found in our initial investigative report of 10/22/2005 for the
investigation conducted on October 22, 2005.  This was an additional follow up  to this earlier one.




For this multi-team investigation several film and digital still cameras, various video cameras with
night shot and infra red extenders, EMF meters, IR Thermometers, an ambient temperature
pyrometer, and a Russian radiation detector were used.




The investigative group gathered at the Wabash Frisco & Pacific (WF&P) Railroad in Glencoe, MO
between 7 and 8 p.m.

A team consisting of one group of investigators launched from the bottom to begin investigating.  The
remaining group of investigators proceeded to the Ridge Meadows Elementary School Parking Lot
and launched about  9 p.m. from the top of old Lawler Ford Road to begin investigating.  Both
investigative groups finished their investigation between 12 and 12:30 a.m.



1. Unexplainable hot and cold spots were experienced by many of the investigators present.

2. Anomalous lights and sounds were experienced by many present.

3. Sulphur/Gun Powder smells were observed by Tom and Greg during the last stretch of the trail
going to Glencoe.

4. Some investigators experienced a slight push, touch or grab by unseen forces.

5. Various investigators experienced unexplainable accelerated battery drains on their equipment.

6. Some investigators witnessed shadow like anomalies moving throughout the area.

7. EMF spikes of up to 7 milligauss were observed.  Base EMF for the entire area is "Zero".




Several digital and film still pictures were taken by various investigators along with several hours
worth of video and audio.   Full analysis of all gathered stills, video and audio will take some time to
complete.

Preliminary Analysis

In Process - Some Pictures posted on the Zombie Pics 4 page of this site and some EVP posted on the
Zombie EVP page.




Final Analysis & Results

This investigation added to the already wealth of anomalous pictures captured in this area and are
posted.



This was a follow up investigation to an earlier October 22, 2005 & November 5, 2005 investigation of
this area.  With the combined experiences between the two investigations and the evidence captured
including EVP's, photographs and various unexplainable phenomena; it is the opinion of Missouri
Paranormal Research that there is enough evidence to substantiate an actual haunting or existence
of paranormal activity in certain specific locations within this generic area.   




Gregory Myers, President
Paranormal Task Force
MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT OF ZOMBIE ROAD 07/15/2006
Report Completed 9/21/2006
History and Profile of Area
EQUIPMENT USED
Human Experiences and Oddities
INVESTIGATION
Potential Evidence for Analysis and Evaluation
Resulting Evidence
Conclusion




investigations during 2007 and 2008 which also included filming for the documentaries "Children of
the Grave" and "Legacy of Shadows ... The Legend of Zombie Road".  A multitude of data and further
evidence was collected during these investigations to substantiate that this area is possibly one of
the most paranormally active and haunted locations in the United States and perhaps the world!

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