Sunday, September 10, 2017

New stories on their way

I have been so busy this year.  A full time j

ob, rebooting some tours, and writing a book about Youngstown has kept me very busy.  But I found several new tales to tell and hope for more soon.  Keeping it local for a while.  Here is some of what I have been working on.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rogers Fall Festival 2016

 The Rogers Fall Festival was held on October 1, 2016.  The goal for this festival is to help restore the old church that is now the Rogers City Council Building.  It is also an effort to save the history of the town.
To that end, the festival has vendors, local authors you can meet and greet, plenty of food, and a hayride through town that slowly tells the tale of the curse placed on the town over 100 years ago.

The real history of the town unfolds as well on the tour.  One of our stops is the original homestead of Theophilus Gates Rogers, the founder of the town.
 The wagon this year was outfitted with old church pews, making the adventure much more comfortable.
A maximum of about 18 people can fit on the wagon and we were full for nearly every tour.

 The final stop on the tour is the house of one of the Galbreath brothers, who, according to legend, is the one who cursed the town.  Still trying to piece the story together, and hope to have more information on the next tour in 2017.  The tours run into the night.

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We greatly look forward to the tours in 2017.  If you haven't done it yet, this would be a great year to join us on this charming, spooky adventure!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Salem Ghost Trolley Tours 2016

 The Salem Ghost Trolley Tours were a huge success this year. Every tour was sold out, the weather was outstanding, and even the ghosts cooperated to some degree.
This is the 6th year of ghost trolley adventures in Salem, and they just keep getting better.
Getting back on the bus at Cry Baby Bridge
We had several experiences in Hope Cemetery, where sightings of a shadow person were reported while on the tour.

Getting out at the back side of Hope Cemetery.
 Adventures at Cry Baby Bridge off of Egypt Road included a night filled with howls, screams and flashlights coming at us from in the woods.  While you would think that it would have freaked people out, our tourists loved it.
We do not know who did it, but it made the adventure that much more exciting.

There were tours in August, September, and nearly the entire month of October.
Stops included the house of murderer Oscar Gray, the former sight of the Howard Street Cemetery, the sight of a horrific train accident in 1920 that killed 6 young men.
A house that contains a room in the basement that may have had a sinister history and Prospect School are two more stops on the tour.
 There are three different places tour goers get off the bus, to include the front and back side of Hope Cemetery and Cry Baby Bridge.
The average tour lasts two hours.

Several ghost walks were lead through the city of Salem.  
Ghost Walks are also becoming more popular.  The tour leads you through town and you visit historic sights as well as ghostly ones.

Amanda talking to the ghost that resides in the Dale Shaffer
Memorial Library
 2017 promises to be very exciting for the Salem Ghost Trolley Tours.  The whole tour will be different, and may include a tour of a real haunted house.
Kimberly leading the tour at Hope Cemetery, standing at the grave
of Chalky Beans, the first person buried at Hope Cemetery.  He
was only 3 years old at the time of his death.

Every tour ends with the story of Goldie Bell Taylor.  That does
not look change any time soon.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New Legends About Columbiana County Coming Soon

I had the chance to work on a little Floyd History a couple months ago.  I heard several stories just about his little known exploits around this area while encountering local people on his doomed journey to Sprucevale Road.    Every story carries with it a certain integrity about the once Public Enemy #1.
I heard a very old story about lost treasure along route 7 and a story about a woman who fed the local Indians who were starving, also along route 7.  A lost gas station  hidden in a garage, and Route 7 had a lot more twists and turns than it does today.
There are several others and I am excited to bring them to you.  Even a story of lost treasure in East Palestine caught my eye in an old newspaper.  Stay tuned!

Monday, May 30, 2016


This is found at the Carnegie Library.  We will show you
Ghosting 12 Paranormal will be set up at the Pottery Festival June 9-11.  We are offering Ghost Walks around Town Friday And Saturday night.  We will have three or tour different walks so you can take your pic or do them all!  We will also be doing private tours during the day for groups if you come up and ask.  Minimum size of your group should be at least 5.
Find our booth during the festival for more details!