Taylor’s 1st Birthday Revisited

Happy Birthday


Celebrated and videotaped for posterity, friends and family were invited for a celebration of Taylor’s 1st birthday. Approximately thirteen adults and 8 children were present early in the day. Gift bags containing activity books, balloons, a kaleidoscope, a rabbit’s foot and other novelty items were passed out to the children.

When the tape was reviewed, nothing paranormal could be detected in the video (not that we were ever expecting to catch any paranormal). Until recently, the videotape had never been reviewed or processed for EVP. Thanks to Renae of Kansas Paranormal Group (KPG), we now have a few interesting EVP that were unknowingly captured during the taping of Taylor’s party.


Having so many people present in the living and dining rooms, there were many voices and much noise, so in analyzing the audio from this tape, many seemingly spirit voices may have been disregarded by what was determined a high probability that someone in the room said the words. Also, with several conversations taking place at the same time, EVP was often identified as such on this recording, but was indeterminable because it was drowned out or otherwise overlapped by the human voices in the room which left very little to work with. The few we have are noted below.

Unidentified Voices


In one of them, a few spirit children seem to be present while all the young human guests investigated their gift bags. One little spirit voice is heard saying, “birthday boy”, and another is heard asking, “that’s all she gets?”

There is one EVP that is depictive of a spirits ability to manipulate human voice. Tony is heard telling one of the children what one of the items from the bag is; ”rabbit’s foot”. Afterwards you can hear clearly hear his voice again, but cannot determine what he says; in fact it doesn’t sound like a word at all and for all intents and purposes it is indiscernible. This capture is a further example of reverse EVP because in reversing this same indiscernible section, you can clearly hear the words “a can snake”.

In this same video tape there is also an unidentified voice saying, ”catfish gut”. I use the word unidentified because it does not sound like any of the human guests that were present. Although we are not absolutely sure, the clarity of this voice  points to the likelihood that it is a human voice simply because of the quality. (we just can’t figure out why someone would be talking about cat fish gut while the children opened up their gifts bags). However, in another section of the tape this wording comes up again. It seems a young spirit says, “catfish gut” just seconds before an adult in the room says the same thing using a different tonal inflection.


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About Debra Pickman

After living in an extremely haunted location with my husband who was physically and mentally brutalized by an unseen force my husband and I became experienced investigators applying our knowledge to other locations. We continue to speak at events, conferences and on radio shows around the world. Contact me at Debra@TheSallieHouse.com


  1. Such an interesting read, please tell me there’s more!

  2. Debra,
    I found info on the Sallie house by going onto youtube and came across a video and decided to look further into the story, the background, the events etc…. I came across this page and absolutely love it. I love the stories you tell on here and cant wait to read more. I got to the end and am hoping you will add more after Taylors first birthday. I did see some of the videos on youtube and became very disinterested after watching them taunt and antagonize the entity, very unprofessional in my opinion. I hope that you, Tony and Taylor are doing well and will check back often to continue reading about your experiences. God Bless.

    • Hi Jennifer,

      We welcome your interest and I hope to get more information uploaded soon. Unfortunately I now have a medical condition that makes normal daily life very tough most days. I do appreciate your patience and that you check back periodically. Thank you also for your support and kindness.


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