Friday, July 31, 2009

A Visit To Lusk's Lock

The trail back to Lusk's Lock is somewhat long. I haven't been down there in about two years. A lot has changed. It is over grown in many places. Trees have fallen across the path like you see here.
The story with Lusk's Lock has to do with a construction worker being killed, though there are no specifics. My brother worked to help clean up the Beaver Creek Area, and that included Lusk's Lock. He said there was one episode there involving a man dressed in black washing his hands in the creek. He has on a strange hat and busily worked at cleaning his hands. Then he stood up and looked at them. In the next instant he was gone. My brother said the hair on his head was standing straight up when that happened. I do not know what this is in this pic. I didn't see it when I took it, nor did we have any strange occurrences while we were there.
The Lock itself is beautiful. It is very over grown, but it seems to add to its charm.
It has a tree that has fallen down on one end. And the weeds inside are taller than me.
But the curved stair cases are still there, albeit over grown as well.
It seems like the ruins of a castle that nature is slowly reclaiming.
There is a Masonic Symbol carved into one large stone section. Did the masons help to build this Lock, while not the others? An intriguing mystery.
We did an EVP there. We asked if any spirits there like my husband Mikes clothes. We got a yes. Then we asked if anyone liked his shoes. "Yessssss" was the reply with an emphasis on the "s". A little bit creepy there. And worth a moment of your time.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Check out this blog-

On the side where I have MY BLOG LIST please check out the one entitled
Ghost Hunting Theories by Autumforest. She writes some great articles and does a lot of research in the paranormal field. She also wrote an article that included Ohio as being a very haunted state. The address for this article is listed below:

http://autumnforestghosthunter.blogspot.com/2009/07/haunted-states-of-america.html

Her theories are sound and worth a look.

What else is Ghosting 12 Paranormal doing?

You will see us in a few different places this fall. We would like to do a more extensive study into whether or not the little boy remains where the old house once stood at Gretchen's Lock. Some say he is gone, while others (including me) think he remains, still haunting the park with the other spirits.
The Grist Mill is also a topic of study. It is still undetermined who exactly haunts this beautiful building. While many believe it is Esther Hale, I believe that particular story is an urban legend. It entails the Lady In White theme where a woman jilted at the altar haunts a bridge. If you see her and she touches you, you will grow old and wither and die, while she becomes young and beautiful again. In contrast, we have talked to a woman named Sarah in there, and Hannah directly beside and inside the building. Esther Hale has never spoken to us at all. I find that a subject that demands more study. We also plan on doing a two month study on Mr. Floyd. One of the stories that accompany him is that as the date of his death gets closer, he becomes more and more demented. On the anniversary(October 22 1934) of his death, it is theorized that he relives his death over and over. You will find us up there a lot in September and October. At this point and despite the fact that I have gotten a very frightening EVP in that area, I don't believe it is Mr. Floyd. I believe it is someone else, possibly a man who may have committed suicide near there a few years ago. But we will only find out if we go up there and discover what happens for ourselves. I sometimes wish I knew a relative of his who would be willing to accompany us there a few times and see if Mr. Floyd would talk to them. Of course I am sure there are a lot of people who claim to be related to him, but aren't. I can only guess why someone would do that, but it happens.
And finally, we will be at Tomlinson Run State Park to investigate the ghost stories that are coming in about the place. Ghostly specters that haunt the roads in the park in several locations that I can't wait to investigate further. Not to mention Chief Bigfoot and his companion, killed near the area that they do the re-enactments, or so I am told. I just started working on this park and I am eager to learn all I can about it.
These are just some of the cases we are working on. I mainly stick to Columbiana County, but since I have family that live in West Virginia, they are the ones who mentioned Tomlinson Run. I am glad they did. It is a beautiful park full of adventure, and ghosts. Maybe I will see you out there, looking for ghosts yourself.

Monday, July 27, 2009

EL Ghost Tour on July 26


The ghost tour of East Liverpool was a huge success! We had a great time. We not only toured the city, but even some of the buildings. Here we are inside the Family Repeat Building looking at the Haunted Piano. Thank you Guy, for letting us go up and Chris, and employee of the Family Repeat, for taking us up to the third floor. There is evidence that this piano might be a player piano, though I am still looking into the mechanics of it. Even if it is a player piano, could it still work without electric by itself?
We stopped in front of the Carriage Inn to get this picture.
Here we are beside a 1942 ? car. I honestly don't know what kind of car this is, but it is a beauty. I am eager to see what it looks like when it is completely restored.
We walked down to the Crockery City Brewery and took some pictures, had some EVP sessions, and wondered what spirits might linger there.
This is Karyn. She comes to most of my tours and has a talent for EVP. Here she stands at the East Liverpool Fire station where we were treated to a tour of the little museum they have upstairs. If you have never been up there, it is very worth a moment of your time. Karyn stands in front of a picture of the Fire Of 1950 where the American Theater burned. This picture shows not only the fire, but the bus station, the Ceramic Theater, the Old High School and many other buildings that no longer exist.
One of the fire guys on duty offered to take our picture together, so here we are. I will not mention their names out of courtesy to them. I am so grateful that they took my little group on the tour.
Here is Sammi, a member of my team, standing in front of one of the showcases in the little museum. There are old helmets, fire hoses and other equipment, along with pictures of the major fires that occurred in the East Liverpool area for over 100 years.
This is my little group having an EVP session in the parking lot that was once the American Theater. We talked to a girl, though she wouldn't give her name. Someone also said "Down by the river." on an EVP we got from the parking lot that once was the Columbian Theater. Nothing there to see now, but a parking lot. Same with the Ceramic Theater. Now it is a parking lot. Don't get me started.
With that, this was my group yesterday. Mike-Will-Amber-Sammi-Sarah-Adriana in the first row. Karyn and me in the second. Jon was taking the picture. We toured the Fire Station and went into the Family Repeat, had several EVP sessions, and in general had a great time.
The next event is Aug 1 at Thompson Park. Come out and learn a little about Ghost Hunting. You might have a good time and get away from the TV for a while. Why watch Ghost Hunters have all the fun when you could go out and try it yourself? Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

An Update on the Smith Auto Parts Store




Remember in the last article I said I would love to go inside of this, my favorite building in East Liverpool, and get a closer look at the safe? Guess what we got to do? thanks to Karyn Locke, we were able to go inside. She had seen the door open and went down and asked before we got there. Way to go Karyn!! While we were asked not to take any pictures, we were allowed inside and I got my close up look at the safe. It says HALLS SAFE AND LOCK COMPANY on the front. It is the original safe for Potters National Bank. I talked to the man working there and he said the owner was out of town for another week or so. He also told me that they are going before the city council on September 16 to find out when the building will be torn down. He said they can take what they want from inside, so they are definitly taking the safe. They are not allowed to take anything off of the outside of the building. I want to know what the fate of the PNB will be that is above the door way. I want them to save it. With the economy being so bad, I wish they would give the owners a little more time to find the money to fix it. I hate to lose it. While it might belong to the Smith Family, it really belongs to everyone who cares about our city's history. I don't know about you,but I am sick of parking lots.

You should investigate an area more than once.....

I have been down East Liverpool several times over the last two years (someone named Harvey talks across from the courthouse, and some one named Mary talks on the street in front of the Family Repeat.)Repeated visits to a location can better help to determine if a site is haunted or not. Thompson Park, for example, was fairly quiet, but now, it is very exciting. East Liverpool is no exception.
My favorite building in East Liverpool is the Smith Auto Parts Store. I talked to the owner once and he said the safe was still inside. Under the front door where the PNB is above the door, is a large hole. Mike put his camera inside the hole and snapped this picture. You can actually see the safe on the right side. It is old and I would love a closer look. What will they do with it when they tear it down? Will it get destroyed too? Amy says the spirits of at least two people reside inside. Who are they? What will happen to them when the building is destroyed?
I never tire of taking pictures of this building. It will be a huge loss when they tear is down. Mike, Amber, Masion, and I were in town last night doing a little EVP work in some of the locations on the tour. We got a few things. I'M NOT JOKING-In front of my favorite building. We also asked if we could come back again, and got a really nice YES. We heard POCKET CHANGE in front of the library and CAN'T REACH in front of the clock tower. Mike had his name said MICHAEL in the parking lot beside the Masonic Temple. On one recorder it says WE KNOW EVERYTHING in front of the clock tower also.
I hope you get to come at 4pm today for a ghostly tour of the city.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A BABY GRIST MILL AND TWO ORBS AT THE DAM AREA

THERE IS AN ORB ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PICTURE. IT IS HARD TO SEE, BUT IF YOU CLICK ON THE PIC, IT ENLARGES IT ENOUGH TO SEE IT.
ABOUT IN THE CENTER, ABOVE THE DAM YOU SEE A BLUE ORB. THESE ARE THE ONLY TWO ORBS I CAUGHT IN THE OVER 100 PICS I TOOK TODAY. I LIKE THE ONES CAPTURED IN THE DAY TIME. IT IS A LOT HARDER TO SAY THEY ARE DUST OR A BUG. THIS IS THE AREA WHERE THE FIGHT BETWEEN THE POE BROTHERS AND CHIEF BIGFOOT AND HIS FELLOW NATIVE AMERICAN COMPANION FOUGHT, THE NATIVE AMERICANS BEING THE LOSERS. THEY PAID FOR IT WITH THEIR LIVES. ARE THESE TWO ORBS, OBVIOUSLY DIFFERENT, FROM THOSE TWO POOR SOULS?THESE SYMBOLS ARE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LITTLE MILL. I RECOGNIZE THE CROSS OF COURSE, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SYMBOL ABOVE IT? IS IT A NATIVE AMERICAN SYMBOL, OR IS IT A RUNE OF SOME SORT?
CHECK OUT THIS LITTLE MILL. WHEN I FIRST SAW IT I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW SMALL IT IS.
THIS IS THE BACK SIDE OF THE LITTLE MILL.
AMBER, SALLY, AND AMBER'S LITTLE CUTIES MASION AND MADISON, STAND IN FRONT OF THE LITTLE MILL TO GIVE IT SOME SCALE.

THE PARK IS BEAUTIFUL AND VERY LARGE. THERE IS CAMPING, SWIMMING, MINIATURE GOLF, BOATING,HIKING, AND FISHING TO ENJOY HERE. I WOULD SAY HAVING GHOSTS WOULD JUST ADD TO IT'S CHARM.

TOMLINSON RUN STATE PARK






HERE ARE SOME PICS FROM TOMLINSON RUN STATE PARK IN WEST VIRGINIA. I THINK THERE IS ENOUGH THERE TO WARRANT AN INVESTIGATION. I AM NOW LOOKING TO GET PERMISSION TO BE IN THE PARK AFTER DARK FOR THE AREA INVOLVING CHIEF BIGFOOT. ANY STORIES OUT THERE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. OBVIOUSLY THE STORY OF CHIEF BIGFOOT HAS SOME POSSIBILITIES. I HAVE HEARD THERE ARE GHOST STORIES, BUT WHEN I ASKED AT THE BOAT DOCK, THEY SAID THERE WERE NONE. EMAIL ME IF YOU KNOW ANY GHOST STORIES ABOUT THE PARK.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Working With The Ghosts At Gretchens

We decided to go to Gretchen's last night. With rumors that activity is way down I decided to do some work to see what we would get. There were four of us. Mike, Jon, Amber and myself.
As a group we started on the bridge. We got one EVP. "I am beside you." I have never gotten anything on the bridge before. It wasn't anyone claiming to be Esther, though it did sound female. I am looking into how to put sound recordings on the blog. The ones we got tonight are good enough to hear pretty easily.
We then went into the Grist Mill and did some work in there. First as a group, and then we split up.
Mike and I stayed in the mill, while Jon and Amber went to where the old house used to be. We used walkies to communicate with each other.
Mike and I got a really good EVP in the Grist Mill. It says "Let me out!" Unfortunately, the mosquitoes were so bad for Jon and Amber, they didn't spend much time at the old house. They came back and we switched places.
Jon said he and Amber had an experience with a shadow person. He said that something black kept darting back and fourth in front of one of the windows. They tried talking to it, but didn't get anywhere.
We got some good orb pics, as usual, and the two good EVP, so as far as I am concerned, I do not believe activity is down at all. With all the people going down there, the ghosts might be getting exactly what they want. All the human emotion they can handle and more. I am very interested in what might happen on August 12.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

LOOKING FOR BIGFOOT IN THE WOODS BELOW GRIMMS BRIDGE














Above are pics from our Bigfoot adventure today. We left around 1pm. We live out in the middle of nowhere and I have often wanted to see what was below us. We discovered waterfalls, big rocks, strange tracks, lots of deer tracks, and breath taking scenery. But alas, no Bigfoot. We did not see him, hear him, smell him, or sense him in any way. As far as I can tell he has not ever been down there. And it is very isolated. We were on an ATV trail of course, and that might make all the difference. I am looking forward to going again and possibly camping down there one night. I believe the ghosts are plenty down there, though I wasn't looking for them today. Some of the pictures have very nice orbs in them. My favorite place is the waterfall. It was so inviting. It made you feel like jumping in.
While I didn't necessarily think we would find anything, I think I was so hopeful that we would find something. No one is down there and hasn't been down there for more than 100 years. I had also hoped to find some remnant of a small town called Island Run. It was similar to Hell's Half Acre in reputation. I didn't even find a lock of any kind today. Bummer. But it was still a great adventure and I greatly look forward to doing it again.