The Wm James Reid house is a historic frame vernacular home. The home is thought to have been built between 1899 and
1914. One of the last two surviving carriage stones, in Polk County, was located in front of the home for more than
100 years. The Reid House was featured in the film “Judgement” featuring Blythe Danner, Keith Carradine, Jack Warden
and David Strathairn. HBO refurbished the house and added a doorway between the master bedroom and the guest room,
for which they used to film some of the scenes in the movie.
- Scott, Sprout, Lori, Toni and Tom. Guests include Randy Wolpin (homeowner), Roz Wolpin, Mike Wolpin, Michale Graves,
Renee Graves, J-sin Trioxin, Evan Eckard, Chad Cooper and Mike Turner. Also from the Lakeland ledger Anthony
Anamelechi and from the Ft. Meade Leader Priscilla Perry.
Mike and Roz Wolpin, parents of the home owner, reported an incident in the kitchen. Mike was sitting alone in
the kitchen while Roz was in the adjoining bathroom preparing to take a shower. Mike reports that a pencil cup
sitting on a shelf in the kitchen lifted of the shelf by its own accord and flew to the kitchen floor scattering
pens and pencils everywhere. This event was loud enough to alert Roz and interrupt her plans to shower. Both
claim no one was near the shelf at the time.
Randy reports an incident involving the radio in the kitchen as follows: Randy and a friend were working in the
house and had the radio turned to a rock station. He reports that the radio station changed by itself to a gospel
music station. No one was near the radio. This happened on the religious holiday of “Good Friday”.
Randy also reports the sound of footsteps upstairs that has been witnessed by several people.
A guest to the home was up late (2:00am) painting in the downstairs rooms and heard knocking on the backdoor.
June 15th The night before we investigated we were told that Michale, J-sin and Renee had an experience in the
green room. Approximately at 1am, while sleeping in the upstairs guest bedroom, Michale, J-sin and Renee all woke
up screaming. Michale said they felt a dark mass come up the stairs, enter the gold room where Mike and Roz were
sleeping and then enter their room. J-Sin described a dark swirling mass that entered their room and move around.
Michale and J-Sin both had the same feeling and described the feeling of fear with a little bit of sadness.
Everyone sleeping upstairs in the home that night also reported the temperature dropped that night and they froze all night.
June 16th (the day of the investigation) persons in the home reported they had several occurrences prior to our
arrival. These events are as follows: Mike was in the kitchen alone and heard footsteps coming towards the kitchen.
As the footsteps approached he became overwhelmed with an intense smell of cigarette smoke. Smoking is not
permitted in the home. Mike waited for the person he heard walking towards the kitchen to enter the room, intending
to scold the person for smoking in the home but the foot steps stopped and no one was there. The smell lingered in
the room before slowly dissipating. Evan was in the living room at the same that Mike was in the kitchen. While
Evan did not say he heard the footsteps he did report smelling something burning in the room with him.