Friday, May 31, 2013
THE BELL NURSING HOME
I have investigated Hill View Manor, in 2011. And while I didn't investigate it, I did visit Bobby Mackeys!
Next week, my friend and crew member, Laura McCoy, and I will be traveling to Mansfield Prison for yet another ghostly adventure. I am excited to see this awesome building and all it has to offer the dedicated ghost hunter!
I am packing light for this one, as I understand it is huge. Three cameras. 4 digital recorders. K2. Ghost Box. And a few other toys to experiment with. I think it is going to be a great adventure! I will be posting pics and an account of everything when I get back!
Tomorrow I am walking some old Railroad tracks to see what remains around it. Pics will be coming about that by Sunday. As I always say:
NO REST FOR THE DEDICATED GHOST HUNTER!
Monday, May 27, 2013
The Ghost Walk was a great success! Despite the cold temperatures (33degrees), we had over 50 people come to our ghost walk and it was great. Here are a few pics from the event. We were invited back next year! Already, an event for 2014!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
This week has been truly busy for me, but everything is coming together for the May 25 Ghost Walk at Scenic Vista Park! Today I was joined by Nicki Thomas, who helped me with props and costumes. She was also spontaneous enough to model some of them for me for a small photo shoot and she did great! Nicki is portraying our Boatman Cemetery Widow this weekend. The Boatman Cemetery Widow legend comes from East Palestine. It would seem that a dark mass has been seen wandering in the little cemetery, pausing at some of the stones as if reading them. Many believe it is a young widow whose husband never returned from the Civil War (not actually sure which war as most are represented in the Boatman Cemetery. Since we are working with a Civil War Re-enactment, we are saying Civil War.) She wanders the cemetery, looking for her lost love.
Nicki did fantastic today and I am truly grateful she is working with us on this event! We will be out at Scenic Vista all day on Saturday with a booth, sharing stories and ghostly facts. We have posters about local legends, Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, and many other tales. There are also Civil War Re-enactments all day and lots of things to do! Our Ghost Walk is May 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm at the Scenic Vista Park. Please come and enjoy a little history and maybe even a scare with us!
Now to the mystery of this little coffin plate. As I have researched this, I can not find much information about it. It was meant as a keepsake, being displayed with the child during the funeral, and then removed by the family to keep with them as a remembrance. I have to wonder why no one kept this coffin plate. It was buried with the child. It is very ornate with intricate etchings. Often, depending on how much money the parents had, a name would be put on the plate. Well, it was a paupers cemetery, so no name. Still, I find myself wondering who this little one was. Spring Grove Cemetery guards her secrets well, so I think I am in for a long haul to discover who was buried there. I am starting with this little coffin plate. If you have any information about it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Come and See Erastus Eels, The Phantom Bride of Wells Hollow Road, Jake the Night Watchman, and many others!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
We are nearly ready for the ghost walk at Scenic Vista Park, slated for this Saturday at 10:30 pm! In association with:
We will be telling local legends, as well as civil war tales on the trail. Please bring a flashlight if you attend this walk as the woods get pretty dark and creepy. As always, there is no charge for this event or the ghost walk. After the walk, please stick around for a candle light representation of a Civil War Field Hospital Amputation. G12P will be at this event all day Saturday, 9am to well after midnight! We will have our booth up with lots of stories to tell, pictures, possibly a contest and many other ghostly things!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I love Pinterest. I have learned so much in the few short weeks I have been on it. I have several boards, including Beyond Brave, Unusual Phenomenon, Old and Haunted, Whispers of History, Just Plain Creepy, Just Plain Cute, Animal Royalty, Style, and The Real Story. My favorite boards to check out are, of course, about history.
One picture that really has my interest is this one:
One picture that really has my interest is this one:
An extremely rare photograph of President Abraham Lincoln taken during his brief yet memorable stint as a paranormal investigator and eliminator circa 1864. Now my question is: Is this a real photograph or is it something faked? I truly hope it is real because this would be so awesome! I tried looking for it on SNOPES, but couldn't find anything saying it was a fake. Just another reason for me to love Abraham Lincoln even more!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Our first Bigfoot adventure was a huge success for us, even though we didn't find Bigfoot. While our goal in these events is to increase our skills in the in this area, the places we are going are so full of history, when the Big Guy didn't make an appearance, I went looking for what once was!
Later that day, we found this sweet....well, I am not sure what it is. I took a lot of pics and hope to go back to get more this summer. It turned out to be a tunnel!
This is Dennis, Jon, and Amber, exploring the tunnel we found today! I am not sure what it was used for, but we are wondering if it was something from the Underground Railroad days! That would be so awesome!
We left on our adventure Saturday afternoon. This was our second adventure to this area and we are excited to find more of the area secrets!
We walk, in full packs, along Beaver Creek, to the Ohio-PA line and that is where we camp.
And purely by accident I found the Culvert for Island Run. I have been looking for this for two years. I was following old 4 wheeler paths and BOOM! There is was. It has the date of 1933 on the top. Around it somewhere is Island Run. I will be back here to search more. :)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Mushroom Lady of Sprucevale
It is one of the best videos we have out there!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
|This is a square indentation in the ground near Guard Lock 16. I do not|
know what building was here. Maybe the school?
. The Grimm's Bridge area is full of mystery. Locks. Trains and tunnels. Old Paper Mills. Foundations of buildings long since forgotten. And ghosts.
I have heard tales of The Captain and the Lady, The Lost Girl, a Blue Lady tale, a story about a young man named Brian that was killed diving off of Grimm's Bridge itself and so much more.
|Foundation in the Grimm's Bridge Area|
|Information about the Grimm's Bridge area, before the bridge was|
ever built. Spears Mill was the name of the settlement.
Cramer's Navigator was a popular book used by settlers going west. I would love to read some of this book!
|Another foundation further upstream from Spears Mill.|
With so much still remaining of Spears Mill, G12P will continue our investigation of the area historically and paranormally. Our ghostly adventures here have been intense.
Any questions, stories about the area, personal experiences, would all be appreciated.