This is the first note you get, and it's called "Rhyme Note" in inventory. It will appear soon after you start charging the phone; listen for "eerie singing" at the bottom of the stairs.
Let's take it a few lines at a time. It starts out -- "Even ghosts have their favorite haunts! / Charlotte requests a meeting with you."
Well, we don't necessarily want to meet Charlotte, do we? But this note is clearly not from Charlotte, since ghosts can't hold a pen; it must be from someone else who's playing stupid ghost games. That person we DO want to meet.
Next, it says, "Recite a rhyme with dreadful meter / Where dreadful meter is at its peak."
In the first line, meter means the rhythm of a line of poetry; in the second line, meter could mean an instrument that measures something, like --
-- well, like an EMF detector. So you need to find the place in the house that has the highest reading on the EMF detector.
When you find it, Nancy will comment on it. So if you think you found it but Nancy says nothing, you didn't find it yet.
Having trouble? It's in the tool room.
Go to the tool room and stand right in front of the double doors, then pull up the EMF detector and wait for Nancy to comment.
Now what do you do once you find the spot? Let's look at the rest of the note.
The next two lines are, "Make yourself blind / Don't dare peek." We're not talking about permanent blindness here; something temporary will do just as well.
There's something in the house here that will make a great blindfold, though you may not have noticed it.
Go into the parlor and grab a napkin from the tea service. But don't do anything with it yet; we have to tackle the rest of the note first.
It says, "Call Charlotte home." If you've talked to Wade and listened to Jess's phone journal, you've heard about a poem people say to call Charlotte. If you haven't, well, go do so.
Okay, now you're ready. Stand in front of the door in the tool room and use the EMF; while still looking at the EMF, click on the napkin in your inventory. You should now get a choice of things to say.
All you have to do now is click on the right poem. It starts --
-- "Fire so red. Night so black ... " This will introduce you to --
-- Harper the whack job.