Thursday, February 28, 2013

G12P Is Looking For New Crew Members ON MARCH 20!

THE DATE FOR THIS MEETING IS MARCH 20 AT 6PM AT OHIO VALLEY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY Ghosting 12 Paranormal is looking for new crew members. We are having a group interview on March 20, at 6pm at Ohio Valley College of Technology in Calcutta. If you like: 1. Attending public events like festivals, Civil War Reenactment, and other public events 2. Lots of hiking in the woods and exploring the county 3. hunting ghosts 4. and hunting Bigfoot 5. Lots of camping Then think about joining our crew. I will point out we are very busy from March through October, and we are looking for people who have some time to spend with us. September and October are booking fast for us. We also do the Pottery Festival, handle the ghost walk for the Jackson in the Valley Civil War Reenactmen at Scenic Vista park this year, do multiple free tours in the county, and do private investigations. We are very busy and need people who are interested in things like this.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

McConnelsville-A Look At A Working Lock

Just a few pics from a working lock along the Muskingham River. Since none of the locks from Sandy and Beaver Canal work, and are mostly gone, I crawled all over this one to have a look at how it worked. It made McConnelsville all that much more interesting to me.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville-A Great Adventure!

We had a grand time at Twin City Opera House! If you and your crew are looking for a an awesome investigation, this is the place to go. It is ran by United Paranormal Project, and they do a great job. They have investigated the Opera House often and they study the information they get. So far, just from the little bit we have looked at, the ghosts they said were there are making an appearance for us in EVP! Everette Miller for one, who actually says his name! We are steadily working on a video, hopefully having it done by the end of the week! The cost is relatively inexpensive (we got the winter package of $349) and ten of us went on the trip. Here are a few of our adventurous moments. As I said, highly recommended for any crew interested in doing an overnight! Questions or comments? ghosting12@yahoo.com

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Two Ghostly Pictures of Interest From Gretchen's Lock Tour

Wehave been using our Trail Camera to ghost hunt with recently and it is having some awesome results. In this one, we put the camera on the bars at the back door of the Grist Mill and then went and did the tour. It only takes a picture if there is something moving. In the right of the picture you can see a white misty form. It looks like it is streaking through and got caught on the camera. What ever it might be, the picture looks awesome. It was cold out and snowing by the time we went back to get the camera, after 9pm. The picture was taken at about 7:45. The Grist Mill has an awesome reputation to be haunted, so this picture could be something. I think this picture is my breath, but what is intersting is the face. It also looks like it has arms with claw like hands. Creepy for sure, making this picture interesting as well. We had just finished chasing something (we never caught it so I have no idea what it was) in the Jake's Lock area, and I have to wonder if this is a ghost making fun of us? Highly likely it is matrixing, but it is still a cool looking picture. Comments or ideas are welcome, as always. Or email me. ghosting12@yahoo.com

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Feb 16 Gretchen's Lock Tour Details

No, it was not snowing when we started our February 16 Gretchen's Lock Tour. We had an awesome couple show up to take the tour, for which we were glad to give them. It gave us a chance to use the new Goggles, shown above in use by Dave. Jury is still out on how well they are going to be in the field, though at this point, it looks like they are NOT going to do well outside. It shot some video we have not yet looked at, so that might change my mind. Lisa, Amber, Jon, Dave, and myself showed up to give the tour. As cold as it was, to say we are dedicated would be an understatement. Borderline obsessed is more like it, lol! We visited all my favorite spots, like the site of the old barn, the old house site, shown above, and the area around the Restroom. All these areas are your more haunted areas with some pretty cool stories. At one point during the evening, a couple of us saw what looked like red eyes watching us from the woods near the creek. The ghostly red eyes returned later on the other side of Jake's Lock, when Jon also saw a dark figure. He had startled it as he was looking for us in the park. It ran into Group Camp Area 1. We split up into two groups to try to find it. I actually heard it walking through the woods, very close to us, but we never got a real look at what it was. As we closed in on it,it disappeared on the other side of the fallen tree. This is Amy, one of the very brave adventurers who showed up for the tour. We sat to do an evp session at the fallen tree when she once again saw the red eyes, up in the trees near the site of the old house. A few minutes after it started to really snow, as you can see by the large snowflake above her head in the picture. We did get two interesting pics for the evening, but we are still going over the EVP.

Ghosting 12 Paranormal Headed to Twin City Opera House Feb 23!

We are leaving Saturday morning for McConnelsville and the Twin City Opera House. We visited the building in November, on our way home from Sedamsville and we knew it was our next investigation. We get from 10pm to 5am. It is only a two hour drive or so from here so we are excited to go on this investigation. Pictures and a full account of what we encounter will come next week. My tour business, Ghost Lady Tours, will be offering tours to this building later this year if all goes well. Let you know what we find!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blogger Still Having Issues-Grrr!!

Blogger is still having issues. It is hard to edit or do anything with it when it comes to writing and publishing any articles. Putting a link on the web site is difficult, for example. Please hang with me here while Blogger figures out what they are doing and FIX THINGS, I HOPE!

Family Portraits With Their Dead Loved Ones?

---------- In doing research for another story about funerals in the home, I ran across a somewhat disturbing practice from the 1800's. Around the end of the Civil War, after cameras were invented, it became a normal thing to get a family photograph with your dead loved one. In this photo, the young woman in the middle is actually dead. Her eyes are shut, so they painted eyes on her eye lids. If you look at her feet you can make out the contraption, called a Dead Clamp, that is holding her up. I think you have to remember there were probably no other pics of these people but at their deaths and the family no doubt held the pictures dearly, but for us today, it is just disturbing. Here are a few other pics I found. This picture is particularly disturbing because the eyes are painted on this little baby boy. Obviously the parents are shattered, but I think it would be hard for many people today to do something like this. Death was looked at differently back then and people dealt with it in very unusual ways. HERE IS A LIST OF WEB SITES WHERE SOME OF THESE PICTURES CAME FROM. I Googled funeral practices of the 1800's and some of these pictures came up. http://www.funeralplan.com/west/vtour_pop?id=5932 http://www.essortment.com/death-superstition-rural-south-37073.html I found this practice to be the most disturbing. Mothers would sit shrouded as they held their dead infant. There is not a lot of exlanation, at least that I can find so far, for this practice, but I am still looking. I have two articles coming about Funeral Practices from the 1800's and also the Rules for Widows.

Friday, February 15, 2013

New Ghost Hunting Equipment Idea

I really like Spy Tech toys. Sometimes they have come up with some pretty interesting things, very usable by the enterprising ghost hunter. For example, we bought a NightVision vidoe camera three years ago at Toys-R-Us for $90 and that proved to be a wise buy. That camera is still going strong, though it has been dropped, bounced around, passed from person to person in the field, and even gotten wet. Made with kids in mind, the busy ghost hunter who does a lot of work in the field will find this camera very useful. While it only has a range of about 30 feet, we use it primarily for the awesome pics it takes during the day and for taking video of many of our EVP sessions. The Night Vision on it works great and we now have a lot of experience in the field using that type of technology. The average cost of a good night vision camera can cost anywhere from $600 to $3500. If you don't have that kind of cash, buying this little NightVision Camera might be an option for you. While at RadioShak the other day, I found a set of spy tech goggles on sale. It has a couple different effects for the pics or video it takes and I was intrigued at the possibilities. For $40 I got a new piece of equipment we are going to test out on Feb 23 at our Twin City Opera House Investigation. I like how it works so far, when I have taken it just outside my house. I will be sure to update this article and let you know how the goggles do in the field. I am filled with hope that they will do a good job. And for $40 I couldn't lose either way.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Scenes From Scenic Vista Park, Near Lisbon, Ohio

I GREATLY LOOK FORWARD TO THE JACKSON IN THE VALLEY CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THE NEW LOCATION! THIS IS AN AWESOME, LITTLE KNOWN PARK IN THE AREA. QUIET AND SECLUDED, I AM EAGER TO ACTUALLY INVESTIGATE THE AREA AND SEE WHAT KIND OF LEGENDS IT HAS TO OFFER. SELLS COVERED BRIDGE IS A GOOD STARTING POINT. iT IS ACTUALLY CALLED SELLS,ROLLER MILL BRIDGE 35-15-01#2, Multiple Kingpost Truss, built in 1878, removed in 1988 (FROM WHERE I DO NOT KNOW, YET.) & rebuilt in 1994, AT SCENIC VISTA PARK. APPARENTLY IN 1993 IT WAS BURNED BY VANDALS AND THEN REBUILT. FIGURES. :(
SCENIC VISTA PARK WAS AQUIRED IN 1977 BY THE COLUMBIANA COUNTY PARK DISTRICT, ONE OF ITS FIRST AQUISITIONS.
THIS PARK HAS ABOUT 250 ACRES TO ENJOY. iT IS ALSO NO STRANGER TO CIVIL WAR REENACTMENTS. IT HAS HAD MANY OVER THE YEARS, BUT CEASED AROUND 2009 DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.
THE NEXT STEP FOR ME IS TO GET OUT THERE AND INVESTIGATE THE AREA. THERE IS ALSO A LITTLE CEMETERY OUT THAT WAY CALLED LEE CEMETERY, NAMED AFTER A MAN BURIED THERE WHO FOUGHT IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. I HAVE BEEN OUT THERE BEFORE, CHECKING IT OUT, BUT HAVE NOT FOUND MY PICS OF IT YET. MAY HAVE TO GO OUT AND GET MORE. ;)
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS LOVELY PARK, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. AND REMEMBER, GHOSTING 12 PARANORMAL WILL BE OUT THERE MAY 25 GIVING THE GHOST WALK FOR JACKSON IN THE VALLEY CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT-RETURN TO SCENIC VISTA!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pets in a Haunted House

This is Cookey. He goes with us sometimes when we do investigations. Little dogs are fearless and Cookey is no exception. TAPS uses their ghost hunting dog, Mattie I think her name is. Our Cookey is not trained like that, but watching his reactions to our environment has sometimes been a help to us out in the field.
What are we looking for when I say "his reactions"? 1. He sits and stares intently at seemingly nothing. He turns his head sometimes, almost like someone is talking to him. 2. He barks at seemingly nothing. He will bark at a wall or down a dark hallway. 3. He sits and growls lowly, again, looking down a dark hallway, into a closet, in a dark bedroom, up the stairs, and when we look, no one is there.
With cats, it is a little different. 1. Cats will also sit and stare down a dark hallway. They have that "about to pounce" look and their tail twitches. 2. They run crazily around, jumping in the air, sometimes in a wild fashion. You think they are chasing a bug or something, but when you look, there is nothing. 3. Sometimes they hide, like under your couch or chair, growling, even hissing, if you try to remove them.
It honestly depends on each situation. Some dogs bark at the basement door or refuse to enter the basement or other rooms of the house, for example. Does it mean they are experiencing something paranormal? No. Of course you want to check things out. Look for bugs or rodents that you might not see at first. Anything that might be a simple explanation for their strange behavior should be considered and checked out. One home owner had a black snake in their house, for example, and didn't know it. Their dog, a little beagle mix, kept barking fiercely down their hallway, but by the time anyone would look, there was nothing to see. By chance, one of the kids happened to actually see the tail sithering into a closet and told their mom. When they looked in the closet they realized it was getting in through a hole in the wall used for the bathroom water pipes.
However, if your pet consistantly has the same reaction to an area, like a hallway or room and you can not find an explanation for it, consider the possibility that it may be of a ghostly nature.