Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Ghostly Captain of Thompson Park

This is the apparition we captured on film on June 6, 2009.It is to the left of the red orb.  This location  is near the time capsule at Thompson Park.  We get very good EVP there, including one that claims to be The Captain.  In this picture, I noticed this apparition seems to be wearing a uniform of some sort, and I thought it was from WWI.  On Monday, I went to the Thompson  Park Council meeting and talked with one of the Council members, who had several stories he told me right there.  When I told him about The Captain, he told me the story of a man, in 1900, who was hired by the park to plant flower beds, and did so all over the park. He worked there for five years.  He was also a veteran of the Civil War.  His nickname was "The Captain".
While it is not proof that there is a ghost there,  it is amazing to find a story that actually helps to validate what we have heard, seen, felt, and discovered. 

Some Interesting Stories Coming From Thompson Park

Dave took this picture a few months back.  He noticed what looks like a horse and rifer on the path, beside the last tree you can see by the trail..   We had discussed this picture but didn't know what to say about it because we hadn't heard anything dealing with a horse and rider about he park.  I thought, like pony express or Civil War or something like that.  But no.
In the 1960's there was a man who rode his horse into the park one night.  The man was drunk and up near the Amphitheater, he rode his horse into a tree.  The horse broke it's neck and died.  A back hoe was brought in, a hole dug right near what was once called the band stand, but is now the Amphitheater, and the horse pushed in.  In other words, a horse is buried in an unmarked grave near the Amphitheater.  That might explain why a horse and rider apparition might be about in the park.  Keep your eyes open.  More info on this story, as well as other new stories coming soon.