Sunday, October 27, 2013

An Awesome Night For The Ghost Trolley Tours

 It was cold. It was windy.  It snowed.  And I still met over 70 awesome adventure-bound people, any and all of whom I would ghost hunt with any time!  It was a fantastic night! 
 One of the many stories on our tour tells the tale of the 1894 Salem Witch Trial and it went very nicely.  I am truly sad that the tours are over for this year!!
An interesting picture, taken by Nicholas, shows this person with their face ???  This was in Hope Cemetery.  Is it haunted?  Yes it is. 

Thank you to Amanda and Peanut for all your help!  It is awesome to have you on the crew. 
Look for us next year with more adventures on the Salem Ghost Trolley Tours!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Salem Ghost Trolley Tours Sold Out!!

The Salem Historical Society Ghost Trolley Tours are sold out for tonight.  There is a waiting list in case someone cancels.  The next ghost tours will be summer 2014.  Thank you to everyone who attended any of the 4 public tours we did this year.  It has been fun and I look forward to next year!  Thank you also to Amanda Vantilburg for all her hard work!  She does makeup, she is our Esther Hale, and she is an awesome ghost hunter. 
You will see her tonight on the tours!  Thank you also to David, Tracy, and Peanut for all your work this year with me for the Salem Trolley Tours.  I look forward to working with you all again!

This is Peanut (Nicholas).  He plays our Little David at Gretchen's Lock and you will see him tonight helping out with the tours! 




This is David and Tracy portraying John, the ghost that guards the path back to Gretchen's Lock and Lucy Cobb, the Mushroom Lady.   Excellent job by both!  Of course, our Mushroom Lady is very pretty compared to the one in the story!  They can't be with us tonight, but some of you may have seen them on our October 12 tours.

Happy Halloween everyone!  You will be seeing us out there this week doing what we do best!  Hunting for ghosts! 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

G12P WILL HOST PUBLIC GHOST HUNTS HERE IN 2014

More information will be coming about public ghost hunts to be held in this awesome century home in Rogers, Ohio.  Public and private investigations will be offered here.  I can not make any guarantees about an exact date to start, but we do have January in mind.  Stay tuned!

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 20 Thompson Park Tour 6pm

Upcoming events for G12P include:
 Sunday, October 20 at 6pm, a ghost walk at Thompson Park in East Liverpool.   Hear stories about the park and see where you can find the ghosts.
Monday, October 21 at Salem Public Library, seminar entitled "The 10 Most Haunted Places in Columbiana County".  It is also free, but you must register:
There are still a few seats left --REGISTER ON LINE AT www.salem.lib.oh.us OR CALL 330-332-0042
 
We look forward to seeing you there!!!
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

G12P's Kimberly Mitchell Speaking at Leetonia Library and Salem Public Library

Kimberly Mitchell (yes, that is me, :p)  will be speaking on October 17 at the Leetonia Public Library from 6pm to 8pm about the Basics of Ghost Hunting.  You will hear how to ghost hunt, what is the easiest equipment to use, where to go, and hear EVP as well as see pictures with possible ghosts captured in them. 
October 21 look for her at the Salem Public Library talking about THE 10 MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN COLUMBIANA COUNTY.  Did your favorite haunted place make the list? 
Both events are free to the public but you must call to register. 
  LEETONIA LIBRARY--330-427-6635 
  SALEM LIBRARY--REGISTER ON LINE AT www.salem.lib.oh.us  OR CALL 330-332-0042

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bowman Cemetery Is Not Privately Owned

 As a ghost hunter, Bowman's Cemetery, in Elkrun Township, is one of my most favorite places.  It has a lot of known history to help understand the ghosts that lurk there.
It is actually over hunted, and not by people who are real ghost hunters.  Real ghost hunters do not vandalize the area they are hunting.  They respect it.  This poor little cemetery has had many of it's large stones knocked over. These stones can weigh as much as 500 or more pounds and it will take a lift to get them back where they belong.
For several year now, it has been rumored that this cemetery was on private property and no one could go there.  It also seemed like no one really cared what happened to it because of that.   
Recently I found out it is not on private property at all, but is owned and maintained by Elkrun Township.  They put a sign up in the last couple weeks, stating that it is Bowman Cemetery and I hope they plan to do something to lift the spirits of this little forgotten, vandalized little graveyard.
I know I plan on taking tours there and would be happy to help out with it in any way I can. 
Any questions or comments, email me or leave a comment on the blog. :)  ghosting12@yahoo.com

Monday, October 14, 2013

LUSK LOCK HAS IT'S OWN GHOSTLY TALES

Our tour at Lusk Lock yesterday was great.  Lusk Lock is not widely hunted for ghosts, but it does have them.  There have been reports of people seeing a man dressed in mostly black, with a black hat and boots, always around the creek area. Sometimes he is washing his hands in the creek, while others, he is standing in the woods, near the lock. 
There is also supposed to be a little three year old girl entombed in the lock.  Her name is Margaret Lusk.  In the picture above, Sarah and Melissa are waking up the stairs in the back of the lock to check out the alleged site of her burial.  
There were many deaths associated with the locks.  Some men died during the construction from malaria and other diseases, while others suffered Copperhead snake bites and dies from them.  It does not surprise me that there are ghosts all along Beaver Creek.

2013 TRICK OR TREAT TIMES FOR COLUMBIANA COUNTY (EXPECT UPDATES)


Here is what I have found so far: 

COLUMBIANA-OCT 31--5 - 7PM
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP - Trick or treat, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31.
SALEM TOWNSHIP - Trick or treat, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31
ROGERS--Saturday, Oct 26 from 4 to 6pm



WEB SITES FOR MORE HALLOWEEN INFO FOR 2013:
http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.detail/id/568369/HALLOWEEN-HAPPENINGS.html?nav=5002  
http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/oct/03/the-season-of-haunts-hayrides-and-fright/
http://www.reviewonline.com/page/category.detail/nav/5365/Trick-or-Treat.html

The Salem Ghost Trolley Tours Were Great

 
We had a great time this past Saturday doing the Salem Ghost Trolley Tours. We had lots of adventures, from watching the lights on the old Prospect School, to encountering a group of people out at Cry Baby Bridge while we were doing our tour.  The bus does not maneuver on a dime and we learned there are just some places we will not be able to visit with it.  We also learned our bus driver, Nancy, was an awesome driver! 
My crew for the night was David, Tracy, and Amanda.  They all did a great job and I look forward to working with them again. 
Our next tour is October 26.  It will be different also, because we have to change a few things on the new tour to accommodate the bus.

Friday, October 11, 2013

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 IS THE NEXT SALEM GHOST TROLLEY TOURS

This Saturday is the next Salem Ghost Trolley Tours!  The 8pm tour is sold out but there are still seats available at 6 and 10!  The 10 pm tour puts us at Cry Baby Bridge around midnight!  And Hope Cemetery around 12:15am!  Nothing like a haunted cemetery after midnight to get you ready for Halloween!!  BE SURE TO BRING A FLASHLIGHT!!
The tour is all new this time, though it will include some stories from last year, looking at them from another view.  Goldie will always be on the tour, however!  
 There are all new stories at Hope Cemetery.  We will also be delving into the story of the 1894 Salem Witch Trial.  This looks to be a very spooky evening! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lusk Lock--Bowman Cemetery Tour Sunday Oct 13

 
 This Sunday is another free tour for the area.  We will explore Lusk Lock and Bowman Cemetery.  I have a few stories about each place and look forward to sharing them with you. 
Bring a camera, as the scenery is beautiful this time of year!  It is about a half mile walk back to Lusk Lock.
The tour will start in the parking lot at Lusk Lock at 2pm.  When we are finished there, we will drive the short distance over to Bowman Cemetery.
Both areas are very haunted and well worth some of your ghost hunting time!  If you need more information, please email me!  ghosting12@yahoo.com  

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 6 Grimm's Bridge Tour Was Beautiful!

This is one of the most haunted places in the Grimm's Bridge
area.
It was a perfect day for a tour in the Grimm's Bridge area!  There were 12 people who came and we all had a wonderful time! 
The leaves are beautiful! 




Grimm's Bridge made one of my top ten Haunted Places.  The activity level has been amazing, especially around the old train bridge.  K2 meters go crazy as you stand on the bridge.  We have also gotten some amazing EVP right at this pull off. 



 
 
I prepared a poster that showed several pictures of the area, and the books I got the information from.  People loved that!  It is something I will be doing from now on, when ever possible.  I have maps from 1870 on here, and pictures from the 1890's of  Grimm's Bridge, Cannons Mills, and Sprucevale. 
 
Our next free event is Sunday, October 13.  We will be at Lusk Lock, and then we are going over to Bowman Cemetery!  It starts at 2pm in the parking lot at Lusk Lock! 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Grimms Bridge Tour Sunday

Sunday at 2pm we are having a tour of the Grimms Bridge Area.  It includes two locks, the remains of an old grist mill, and the old train bridge. While we had planned on going back to the train tunnel, the path is blocked by fallen trees and for now we can't get back there.  Still, the most haunted areas are the locks and train bridge so we won't miss anything exciting.  It is free, so come down and see what kind of ghosts the Grimms Bridge area has to offer!  If it rains, this tour will be canceled.  Sorry, but no one has much fun in the rain!