Monday, July 19, 2010

Our New Banner and Sadie Barker, Too!

This is our new banner!  Dave got it for us and I just love it!  It is amazing and perfect for us!  Briana and my Mom are holding it up. 
Briana is dressed as Sadie Barker, the Salineville Witch.  In the mid to late 1800's Sadie was accused of being a witch and several members of the town of Salineville went to her little cabin one night.  They tied her to her bed, locked her dogs in with her and caught her cabin on fire.  As they were burning,  her agonized screams filled the night, accompanied by the howling of her dying dogs.  To this day, people report hearing those screams and howls in the spot where her cabin once stood.
Sadie Barker will be part of the tour on July 24th at Thompson Park.  7pm.  We are being joined by the East Liverpool Jaycees!  It is free and a great family event!  For more info, please see:


A visit to Lusk Lock and Bowman's Cemetery July 18.

Just a few shots from the Lusk Lock/Bowman Cemetery Tour.  About 15 people came and we had a great time!  The air was heavy but we were able to see everything and EVP and Ghost Box sessions went well.  We told stories and had experiences.  Then it started to get a little stormy. 
 A rumor  is going around apparently that Bowman's Cemtery  is private property and  no one can go there.  I have been out there twice this week alone and it is not blocked off from the public.  We have been out there on three occassions for a midnight run and also had no problems.  There are not any "NO TRESPASSING" signs anywhere or "Private Property" signs or "Keep Out" signs either.  For now I think it is just a rumor.  If I hear anything of an official basis, I will be sure to pass the information on.  If we as a community take care of that area and respect it, there should be no reason for anyone to block public use of it.  Keep that in mind the next time you go out there and think about knocking down one of the old crosses or pushing over a head stone.  That has not happened in a long time however, so I think the message is getting out to take care of these historic areas. 
Someone also asked about the huge crack that is supposed to be at Bowman's.  It is so large, they say you can put your whole arm in it.  THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THAT AT BOWMAN'S.  I HAVE BEEN GOING THERE SINCE 2006, AND I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT.  If it was there at one time, whoever fixed it did such a good job, you can't even tell where it was.  It does have ghosts and plenty of charm, but no gaping holes anywhere, for sure.
DON'T FORGET THE GHOST HUNTERS SHOW THIS SATURDAY, JULY 24, AT THOMPSON PARK.  IT STARTS AT 4PM FOR GHOST HUNTING CREWS WANTING TO SET UP A TABLE .
THE GHOST WALK, "MEET THE LEGENDS OF COLUMBIANA COUNTY' STARTS AND 7PM AND IS SPONSORED BY THE EAST LIVERPOOL AREA JAYCEES!!!!