Monday, January 30, 2012

Speaking At Ohio Valley College Of Technology


This is my dog, Buster!
  You will find me at OVCT (Ohio Valley College of Technology) on Feb 18 talking about my favorite subject!  Ghost Hunting 101!  It is free to the public, but space is limited so call as soon as you can!  330-385-1070.  Ask for Donna and she will get you signed up.  It starts at 1pm! 
This is a fundraiser for the local Animal Shelters in Columbiana County.  The Dog Pound, Humane Society, and Angels for Animals.    There will be a raffle of Ghost Hunting kits, too!

Buster came to us as a stray 5 years ago and he is one of the best
dogs I have ever had!
 We will be talking about how to ghost hunt, what equipment to use, how to listen to EVP, and what to look for in pictures.  
More information will come in the next few days about this event as well as another one on March 10 (Legends and Ghosts in the County).  Again, space is limited.  We are excited about this and hope to be able to raise a nice amount for our local animal Shelters!  They could certainly use our help!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Telling Tales At Shining Reflections

 We shared some of our ghostly legends and tales at Shining Reflections today and had a wonderful time.  When it comes to ghost stories I can be long winded and today was no exception. I talked about Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, The Diamond House, The Roving Sentinel, Julia Walls , the Unknown Carnival Girl, Alice Lyons, Hells Half Acre, The Miller Brothers, and several others. 

In this picture, Will is telling the story of Jake the Night Watchman.  He also talked about the Inferred Temperature gun and how we use it to hunt ghosts.
Briana talked about Sadie Barcus, and Lucy Cobb, the Mushroom Lady.
 Amber filled everyone in on what we know about Bigfoot!   That is a newer topic for us but we have a lot of plans for Hunting Bigfoot this summer!  Amber also recounted the Legends of Gretchen Gill, Esther Hale, and the Bowman cemetery Witch. 
 Will set up one of our cameras in the basement to show everyone how our video system works.  As always, he did an awesome job!
Briana told several stories about the area and showed people how to use some of our equipment.  Multitasking is her thing! 
Thank you Shining Reflections for having us!  We enjoyed the time there and hope we can go back and visit again. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Watch What You Click On

I have been using my son's laptop because mine is down.  I noticed when I get on here that there are random words on my web site that look like a link to a web site.  Please do not click on them.  They are not mine.  I usually point out a link I put on here.  Just a random word underlined is not me.  I won't click on them  because I am pretty sure it is a virus.  I don't know how to get rid of them so if you know, please let me know!  Sorry guys! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Haunting Experience

I am currently working on two stories from the Hells Half Acre days.  I am excited about them because they involve so much of the areas history.  One tells of jealousy and murder, while the other if filled with mystery and spirits.  I will be working on them a bit longer before I can write about them.  I am missing some things to completely tell the tales for now.  I will say it is about Hells Half Acre, which I talked about before and here is the page address for it:

The can of perfume.

Saturday, Mike and I ventured into the woods near Lock 57 to see if we could find an 87 year old murder site.  Alabama Joe Miller was murdered by his own brother over a woman in 1925 near Hells Half Acre.  The East Liverpool Review account (Sept 19, 1925) was fairly specific about the location and we ventured into the woods to see if we could find it.  Yes, 87 years is a long time, but snow was still on the ground and that makes it easier to find old trolley track locations.  You can see the lay of the land better with snow.  We found a spot that has potential, but we have to do more research before we can determine if it is the right place. 
What we did find was this old foundation.  What ever building that was here burned down, as the timbers that are still in it are charred pretty good.  We crawled over every inch of it looking for clues as to when it was lived in.  I would say the 70's was the last time any one was even around it.  There was an old perfume can laying inside with this wild design on it suggesting that for now.  The beam you seem laying against the wall inside actually stretched across the whole foundation when we went there Saturday.  I had over a dozen pictures of it.  I had even set the perfume can up on the beam to get a better picture of it. We then left the foundation and ventured down the hill a bit to explore an old dump site.  We were not even there 5 minutes when there was a big crash that came from the area of the foundation we had just left. 
This is me standing beside the beam that once spanned the foundation walls from one side to the other.  It fell.  In fact, the whole end completely disintegrated.  You would never know to look at it now.  It is half gone.  Well, I am excited because I have pictures of it when it was there.  Mike and I are both a little weirded out and it was not long after that that we left.  I thought that pretty much ended it, but I was wrong.
I moved all my pics from my camera, like I always do, to my computer so I could look at them.  My computer proceeded to freeze up and refused to work.  I have been having problems with it so I didn't think anything of it.  I then took my trusty camera to this lap top and put them on it.  And my laptop froze up so badly I thought it was down for good.  It took two days to finally get this thing to work long enough to delete the entire file.  The entire file.  Every picture I took.  Gone.  I didn't even get to look at one of them.  I was just bummed. 

In the mean time, I am looking for information about the area and I ended up on the East Liverpool Historical Society Web Site.  They have the most awesome historical society web site I have ever been on!  They share all their info, for free and you just can't beat that!  Here is their web address

By the time I was done on this web site I was also dealing with the amazing Rev. Jennie Eckert.  As it turns out, four years after her death the homes and buildings on her Hells Half Acre property mysteriously caught on fire at least three different times. We wondered if the foundation we found was one of those buildings.   Jennie herself was a minister for a spiritualist church on Dresden Avenue at one point and her grave stone refers to her as a Reverend.  She was also a psychic who gave readings to people and was a palm reader.
Is she haunting the land that made up Hells Half Acre?  Is Joe Miller?  I think something is for sure. 
The stories I read about Hells Half Acre were awesome and included characters like Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd , Baby Faced Nelson, and Billy "The Killer" Miller.  These stories will be on here as soon as I get the pictures I want and information I am seeking.  As usual I was shocked at the amazing history this area has to offer that no one knows about.  I can tell you that Jennie Eckert, Alabama Joe Miller and Billy The Killer Miller will be added to our list of Columbiana County Legends.   Be looking for us!
 




Lock 57 Closed For The Winter

 One of our favorite haunts in the area is The Ohioville Borough Lock 57 Community Park.  Haunted?  We think so.  Our only complaint about it is they no longer allow dogs down there.  Not sure where that comes from, but it is a stupid rule.  People love to take their dogs to places like this to walk.  That is all I will say about it for now, but it will be something that I bring up again.

The Park is closed for right now.  The gate gets locked on Dec 1, but reopens on Mar. 1.  You can still go into the park, but you park your car outside this formidable gate and walk in. 
Besides the legend about the 5 Nuns who were killed in an accident that decapitated them all on the bridge (not the new bridge, but one from a century ago) there seems to be a lot of activity around the aluminum boat dock they put in during the nicer months of the year.  We have had some hair raising events sitting on that dock at night. 
     We will be continuing our investigations of the Lock area in the year of 2012 and hope to do some research into the history of the area.  If you know any stories or facts about this part of the Sandy and Beaver Canal, please pass them on to me!  I would love to put them on our web site and I will give you  full credit for finding the tales!  ghoting12@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 7, 2012

OUR FIRST MIDNIGHT RUN FOR 2012 TO THE PIONEER VILLAGE

 We went on a Midnight Run tonight, our first for the year.  The bright moonlight was well worth our time spent outside  freezing our butts off, which we did tonight.  WE are continuing our investigation into the Thomas Malone Covered Bridge.  One of our crew members reported capturing an EVP that claimed Satan was on this bridge.  We still have not gotten any proof that is true.  I am inclined to say the area is haunted however, as we get awesome EVP down here!  
My crew  for the evening was Amber, Lisa, Brooke, and Mike.  We visited the Bridge first and then walked around the park, making our way to the Williams House.


This little bridge area also has some interesting activity around it.  Plus the bridge was so cold our feet stuck to it.   
Does it look to you like a spectre looking down
 at the girls on the bridge?
 The shape in the mist on the left looks like a dark spectre looking down at them.  We did not do any EVP at this bridge, but I didn't see this picture either.  Next time wel will for sure.
I love this old Mill.  Gaston's Mill has an awesome museum like quality to it and holds one of my all time favorite Columbiana County stories.  General John Hunt Morgan has his tale told inside beside the tree trunk that he surrendered under near West Point.
The Williams House is very haunted and I don't care who wants to argue about it!   We have heard footsteps inside as we sat on the porch.  We have also gotten knocks as we have asked for them.  One knock for yes and two for no. 
 We will continue to investigate this large area as it always gives us good reason to come back!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

ATTENTION APPLICANTS FOR G12P-MEETING JAN 20 AT TOM'S COUNTRY KITCHEN

WE ARE MEETING ON JAN 20 AT TOM'S COUNTRY KITCHEN AT 7PM FOR THOSE WHO APPLIED TO BE A CREW MEMBER FOR G12P!  PLEASE PLAN TO BUY DINNER IF YOU COME.  THEIR PRICES AND FOOD ARE AWESOME!  THE MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM ON THE MENU IS T-BONE STEAK, AT $15.95!  ALL OTHER DINNERS GO BETWEEN $6.25 TO $7.95. 
WE WILL HAVE POSTERS AND OTHER INFO ON WHAT WE PLAN FOR 2012, ALONG WITH G12P CREW MEMBER GUIDE LINES!   YOU START OUT AS A NEWBIE, GRADUATE TO A PROSPECT(YES, SOME OF US WATCH SONS OF ANARCHY!) AND FINALLY A CREW MEMBER! 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING EVERYONE! 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Common Phrases For EVP


We have not investigated this house.  It sits in East Liverpool
on Fenton Street, off of 9th Street.  It looks spooky
but very unsafe. 
 When you do a lot of Paranormal Investigations you can start to analyze your data more closely.  We don't just do private investigations.  We also investigate ANYWHERE WE CAN.  Public parks are a good place to practice.  For us we have the whole  Beaver Creek area, which had several towns along it's banks thanks to the Sandy and Beaver Canal.  The more EVP sessions you do, the greater your chances of catching EVP. 
One thing we are noticing is the same phrases are being said  more and more often.  I have written about this before.  There is one phrase in particular that I would like to talk about.  It is said more often than the others.
"LET ME OUT!"
This phrase is a mystery to me.  The phrase with the most hits after that is "Help me."  My first question is "Let you out from where?"   Where are they that they are trapped?  We get this phrase at Gretchen's Lock a lot in the Grist Mill.  But we are also getting it in Private Investigations now as well.  Who or what wants out of where? 
Of course there are some theories about it to consider.  For the religious minded, is it someone trapped in Hell and begging for release?  Or worse still, is a demon trying to get someone to release it?  I am not sure how someone could do that of course, but right now I am just throwing ideas out there.
Some say that not everyone crosses over right away and then they get lost.  Is it someone like that that can't find their way to cross over?  Another theory suggests that for some, after death, there is a dark place that they must go to think about the mistakes they made in their lives, reliving these mistakes until they understand what they did wrong.  This can take days, weeks, months or even years before they can finally cross over.  Some might call that purgatory. 
"Let me out"  is being said three times as much as any other repetitive phrases we are getting (GET OUT;  I'M BEHIND YOU;  THIS IS MY HOUSE are some examples of others we have gotten)  For me, in fact, it is the one that disturbs me the most.  Any ideas or suggestions?  Leave a comment or email me!  ghosting12@yahoo.com