The Haunted Meadow is located inside Pogonip Park, between Cowell College and Highway 9. It is at the head of the Haunted Meadow trail, off of Fern trail. The site is in the area of the historic lime kilns and near the old powder works. Legends say that Sarah Agnes Cowell had died in this meadow when she was thrown off her buggy. History reports a different story that Sarah did not die in that location; however, given the workers at the lime kiln and powder works, it's still a site of interest for paranormal activity.
We had no paranormal experiences while at the meadow or while hiking around. It felt very peaceful. However, after getting home and starting audio analysis, it was clear that this location was nothing like it appears. The first thing that we noticed is that the audio recordings had odd mechanical sounds on it. It's only happened once before at a nearby Santa Cruz location. It sounds as if entities are imprinting on the recorder, but it comes out very choppy. There were other very clear EVPs captured though. While we didn't venture into the meadow itself (snakes, black widows, etc), we did an EVP session on the trail around it in various areas. There were several voices captured. Most seem to be residual while a few refered to us and our questions. A marjority of the audio recording sounds like there are faint whispers in the background (constantly) throughout -- too far away to dinstinguish any words.
We also visited the lime kiln remains and captured a few EVPs even though we were only there for a few minutes. Those EVPs are more faint, but it would be fair to say that the whole park area is haunted. We weren't able to determine any specifics, but there was no references to Sarah or any Cowells. Most likely, these people were there from the powder works or lime kiln workers. We didn't expect to actually capture anything and this will be one location that we are eager to get back to in order to do a more thorough EVP session.