These pics were taken on Oct 19, 2012. We had a great time and encountered the ghost at Pavilion 1 that night. Over 40 people came.
Monday, December 31, 2012
On the last week of September it was knocked down and to this day, sits in an undignified pile. I heard this house was full of love and happy memories. Knocking it down and leaving it an eyesore and mess was not what I thought was in its future.
What looked better to you? I think this is awful and whoever did it should be ashamed. Especially since they never even bothered to clean it up. :(
Sunday, December 30, 2012
We had a good year in our Bigfoot adventures. Exploring the county for ghosts and Bigfoot kept us busy. The Bigfoot adventures have been the most exciting. We got involved enough in this to get a trail camera.
|Jon checking our trail camera.|
|Passing one of our trail cameras on a fall Bigfoot hunt.|
In the mean time we will be out there researching the county, not just for ghostly activity, but for Bigfoot activity also.
We are interested in any Bigfoot sightings particular to Columbiana County. If you have heard of any or even had an experience yourself, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
vocalization of a Bigfoot, we are doubling our efforts in this field. Once you have heard it, seen it, experienced it, you are hooked. As is Ghosting 12 Paranormal. :)
|A few members of G12P: (left to right) Kar, Amber, Lindsey, Kimberly(me), and Jon.|
I have been working for nearly 5 years now to come up with a way to make ghost hunting my job. I want to be able to ghost hunt and make a living at it. I am nearly there. Besides working on two books, going to school (studying business administration), and working hard to help my community, which I love, I am about to start my own business. G12P Haunted and Historical Tours. I am starting with my own beloved Columbiana County. This county is full of ghostly tales and adventure. I am excited to SHOW everyone the things that this quiet little county has to offer. I am working toward getting my own tour bus (or two or three!!). It is so exciting to know I am going to make ghost hunting my job.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
― Confucius( http://www.goodreads.com )
And so it is for me. Something is out there. Ghosting 12 Paranormal Haunted and Historical Tours can take YOU to find it.
More information on this new venture will be available in the coming months. Please stay tuned!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Leetonia has lots of plans for their Cherry Valley Coke Ovens in the coming year. They currently have a twitter page, https://twitter.com/LeetoniaOvens and will soon have a facebook page as well. When I hear more about their plans, I will be sure to let you all know. Be sure to check out their Twitter page and follow them to keep updated on their future plans!!!
We went one night early this year for our Christmas Eve investigation. Instead of going on the actual Christmas Eve at midnight, which is actually 12am Dec. 25, we went at 12am Dec. 24. Still no writing on the wall, but we did get some interesting EVP and Ghost Box Session results.
We were there for about an hour and we froze our butts off. Dave, Lisa, Amber, Lindsey, and myself were on the crew for the evening. No Esther Hale or even Gretchen for us for the evening. We did get an EVP that claimed to be Tommy (possibly of the Lucy Cobb story?)
The Grist Mill was flooded so we could not go inside. Bummer. We haunted the door way and all around it, however.
The Laser Grid was pretty awesome. We left it for over half an hour, but saw nothing in the grid. Very Bummer.
Our breath in pics was also a problem, but made for some cool pics. In case you are not aware of what we are investigating, supposedly on Christmas Eve, at midnight, you are supposed to be able to see the word "COME" written on the wall. It is said to be the last thing Esther Hale did before she committed suicide was to write that word on the wall. Now, every year on Christmas Eve, that word is supposed to appear on the walls of the Grist Mill. We have not seen it yet.
Well, maybe next year, and G12P will be there once more to see it.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
One of the coolest things we did in 2012 was tour the 2012 East Liverpool Jaycees Haunted House. Held in the old Elks Building on 5th Street, we were invited to tour the mayhem before it began!
East Liverpool Jaycees handles so many things for the area, they are an essential part of the community. You see them at places like the Pottery Festival, the annual Christmas Parade, Special Olympics, and many other aspects of the East Liverpool Community. We appreciate the hard work they do and will always be some of their biggest fans!
coffin they use and how it actually had dozens of dead bodies in it, as it was used for showings for those who were going to be cremated.
Several of my crew took the chance to try out the old coffin, though they didn't know it had ever been used.....Jack was mildly surprised, but nothing ghostly shakes him, so he was fine with it.
An old gas station sits along the road, the old gas pumps either laying on the ground or up against the building.
There are old buildings that, over the years have been used for many different businesses. One of them belongs to the original C.C. Thompson Pottery,but at this time, I am not sure which one.
All beside the Jennings-Randolph bridge connecting Ohio to West Virginia. Even this bridge has it's tragedies to tell.
This is the back of one of the previous buildings shown. It has some legible writing across the top. ESTABLISHED 1877 COLONIAL POTTERS
There is other writing across the top, but I can't make it out. If you know anything about this building, its history, or who owns it (as I would love to have a peak inside this one, too), please let me know. email@example.com
Sunday, December 16, 2012
One of our Newbie crew members, Lance Smith, was scratched at Sedamsville, within the first hour we were there. That is one of the things we had heard happens at Sedamsville, so we were not surprised that someone had it happen to them. As you can see, it is wide and about 8-9 inches long. He also had a rash on him that burned.
|Lance is in the gray shirt beside Jack. He has a ball cap on.|
Lance said he didn't fall, or brush up against anything. It happened as we got our tour of the building.
This is about three hours later. It didn't hurt anymore and was almost gone. The rash is gone as well.
We are still going over the 16 hours of evidence we gathered and will update our findings. We are also working on a video.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
For example, we had two crew members quit recently because I changed the date we went to Sedamsville Rectory from Dec 7 to Nov 9. Two people could not go that date, but the rest of the crew could, so we went on Nov 9. I lost one of my long time crew members over that, which really surprised me.
There were three people I let go. While I will not get into the particulars about it, it had to do with crew drama for the most part and putting things on facebook that shouldn't have been there.
Then there were several people who decided to take a break from ghost hunting earlier in the year and I just never heard from them again. Right now, G12P is down to about 13 people at this point.
I am liking that number. Now, there are a couple of people that I have in mind for next year that I may ask to join the crew. We will not be having any open enrollment ever again. That just really backfired pretty bad for us in 2012. I learned some valuable lessons on that. If you want to know who is still on the crew, check out our Crew List above. Do know that we are still going strong and I still have most of the original people who have been with me from the beginning. People like Jon,
Amber, Brooke, and Sammi are still going strong with G12P. Then there are people like Jack, Dave, Lisa and Lance who are rocking the house! We are not going anywhere. Just adjusting to a smaller number of crew members....for now. :)
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Please don't forget about the dogs at the Columbiana County Dog Pound this Holiday Season! While they might not have a forever home yet, a donation from you would get them a treat, maybe a nice warm blanket, or a toy! Or maybe even all of the above!
They don't have a whole lot of donations yet, so please consider going to Ohio Valley College of Technology on Rt 170 in Calcutta and leaving a donation for the pound! Dog food, treats, chew toys, blankets, towels, anything that will make this holiday a little brighter for our homeless canine friends would be appreciated.
G12P will be making our donation this Friday and I will be sure to let you know what all we were able to gather for them!
Monday, December 10, 2012
This year we used a van instead of having a float. There are several advantages to that. The kids rode in the back and were safe and dry. We had Christmas Lights all over the van to light up the night! It took far less time decorating. It also took far less time undecorating it.
Since we had the van (Thank you Anna Marie for letting us use your van!) we only need about 7 of us to do the parade. That was great and time saving also!
Thank you to Jon, Dave, Sammi, Lisa, Anna, Amber, Brooke, Tyme, Masion, Madison, Duke, Jake, Cooky, Fluffy, and Herman for representing us for the Christmas parade. And that ends our events for 2012. See you all out there in 2013!