Friday, November 27, 2015

December 12 - The Next Public Ghost Hunt at The Haunted East End Jr. High

DECEMBER 12 IS THE NEXT INVESTIGATION AT THE EAST END JR. HIGH.  $20 PER PERSON. 10 PM TO 5 AM. TEXT TO 330-303-6374

Murder-Suicide-Oscar Gray and Ida Mae Lee

 In September of 1913, twenty year old Oscar Gray went to his childhood sweethearts house. It was a cool Saturday morning.  It was his idea to gather his lovely friend, Ida Mae, and go mushroom hunting in the apple orchard to the north of Salem.  Ida readily agreed and off they drove in his buggy,  It was 8am.
For Ida, no one would ever see her alive again.
Oscar however, was seen just two hours later, racing his horse and buggy through town to his grandmothers.
 There, he took care of the horse, and then went into his grandmothers kitchen.   She found him a short time later, writing a note.  As she entered the room, he stood up angrily and shoved the note in his pocket. Without a word, he left. That was the last anyone saw him alive.
For two days, everyone thought they eloped.    It was no secret that the two had been forbidden to mary by Ida's mother, Mrs. Lee.   By Monday, Ida was discovered.  She had been shot in the head, her head covered with a shirt, and her body dragged into the bush.  A few hours later, the body of Oscar was found, on the other side of the orchard.  He had shot himself.  Clutched in his hand was  a note.
1.     I DID IT AND IT CAME ALL OF A SUDDEN.  WE WERE WALKING ALONG AND …EVERYONE IS SORRY AFTERWARDS AND SO AM I.  GOD FORGIVE US.  IDA IS AS GOOD AS SHE EVER WAS….MOMMA FORGIVE ME AND FORGET.  I LOVED IDA DEARLY BUT MRS LEE WOULD NOT LET ME HAVE HER, SO I TOOK HER ANYWAYS.  I AM GOING NOW TO THE WOODS FOR MUSHROOMS.  GOOD BYE  OSCAR LEE GRAY


If he couldn't have her, then no one would.   Both are buried at Hope Cemetery.   
The home of Oscar Gray still stands today.  It is empty and has been for years.  There are some stories that talk of a haunting here.  G12P would love to go in and find out!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Ghost of Emily....In the doll with no eyes?

 We have studied the possibility of items being haunted or having attachments in the past.  When we had the Louise Townsend Farr house in 2014, we had the Lisbon Baby doll and other things inside that were reported to be haunted.
This doll with no eyes has been in our possession for at least 5 years now.  I bought her at a yard sale for fifty cents because she had no eyes and was very creepy looking. We displayed her at many events.
 Later, we put her in the attic, where we felt a spirit named Emily resided at the Louise Townsend Farr House. The attic room that seemed to stay in was the most haunted room in the house and many people had experiences there.  When we found out we were going to have to leave this beautiful old house, we decided to try to help the spirits in the house to move on.
 We also decided to ask some of the spirits if they wanted to go with us. We put two Teddy Bears in the room and invited Emily and Michael to attach to them so we would take them to our next building.  Interestingly, we had some people quit the crew and the bears went with them.  So what happened to Emily?  Did she attach to one of those bears?  Or did she attach to something else?
WE think she might have chosen the eye less baby doll to attach to rather than either of the bears.   I think she knew we would not end up with the bears, so she chose something else.
What makes us think this?  We all just started calling the doll Emily. It is, of course, only theory, but it is one I happen to like.
Here are some articles about the Louise Townsend Farr House:








http://www.ghosting12.com/2014/11/life-after-louise-townsend-farr-house.html

http://hauntedrogershouse.blogspot.com/2014/06/emilys-room-eyes-of-doll.html
http://hauntedrogershouse.blogspot.com/2014/03/1909-photograph-of-house.html

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 14 At The Haunted East End Jr. High

Our first night at the East End Jr. High was great!  Lots of people and lots of personal experiences.   Lots of psychics as well!
Lantern Paranormal joined us with their Paranormal Radio Show, The Skeptic's Sanctum. We loved having them and greatly look forward to their next visit.
They brought a Boo Buddy Bear, pictured on the left.   It was decided to place it beside one of our haunted dolls, Emily. They said they will let us know if they got anything.    
 Most of our crew was interviewed.  That was fun!  You see Cindy being interviewed on the left by Raven and Phoenix.

 We were visited by 8 ghost hunters seeking a new adventure.  Here you see three ladies from Stuebenville checking out the gym.  They were having interesting readings with their K-2's.

 Got to have an up close and person look at an Ovilus!   I WANT ONE!!  
This old school building is already starting to feel like home!  Our next adventure will be November 21 with another public investigation.$20 per person, with Pizza Hut Pizza at midnight.  We also have fresh coffee all night to help keep you alert!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

What We Have On The East End Jr High So Far


We are excited to have our first event at the Old East End Jr. High on November 14.   We have been working to identify the hot spots in the school and find some history on the building.  Still working on the history, but the hot spots are showing themselves very nicely.
The first place that really stood out is the old Shop room.  It even has a dark shadowy form that has made itself known.  Several of my crew have seen it and it tends to follow you up the long hallway.  Who it is, we are not sure yet.






 The Boiler room has a presence that may be a woman.  There is, Strangely, a full length mirror in the boiler room that is something a woman might use rather than a man.
At least one of the Locker Rooms  is also hot. We have had two excellent Flashlight sessions in it. Again, a strange mirror is inside.




The stage in the gym also has something going on with it.  More work needs to be done here to determine better what is going on.
There is also a room of the gym that we got an excellent EVP in, calling Amanda's name.
 While there is much more work to be done, we have seen enough to know we have several spirits we are dealing with.
There is a lot to explore and great adventure to be had spending the night here.   Are you brave enough?
For more information, text to 330-303-6374.

G12P 7 YEARS AND GOING STRONG

Ghosting 12 Paranormal Investigations and Historical Research has been out there for 7 years now. Starting in July of 2008, it has seen people come and go. We have had some awesome investigators , sometimes for only brief moments.
Yes, I am the only one who has been a part of G12P for all 7 years, but I started it so that just makes sense I guess.
There has been as many as 35 people on the crew at one time.
This is us in 2010.  We were still just getting started back then. Everything is different now.   It is a good different however.   We are not nearly so large today.
 Staying together as a group  has been very difficult.   I think the only reason it is still here today is because I am too stubborn to give up.
   We have investigated many buildings over the years.  


 We have done multiple festivals and events.






There are not a lot of outdoor locations we have not explored.
 We've done parades, conferences, and fundraisers.
Giving lectures, tours, and psychic readings are all part of our resume.
 Cemeteries with ghostly histories we have traveled.
 Haunting Thompson Park...
As well as Beaver Creek State Park ...
 WE have been to movies together...

 And spooky Halloween adventures.
 We have traveled to places like Hill View Manor and Sedamsville Rectory.
 We have attended book signing and worked to preserve the paranormal history of the tri state area.
We have new people now.  Amanda and Jeremy Vantilburg.   Brian Dickson.  Cindy Burckette Willoughby.  
 Still doing the history and costumes, but on a smaller scale.

We are Ghosting 12 Paranormal Investigations and Historical Research.   We are looking for a few more crew members, so if you are interested message me at ghosting12@yahoo.com We will be doing interviews in the evenings and weekends.  If all of this sounds like adventures you are interested in, let us know!


Monday, November 2, 2015

The Rogers Fall Festival Was a Great Fall Adventure

 October 10 was a year in the making.  G12P approached the Rogers Village Council in October of 2014 with the idea of having a ghost walk in town, and suggested they could turn it into what ever they wanted.  They wanted a festival and they got one!



Donations came from all over for the Chinese Auction, the hay ride and other events.

 Judy Lennington and Linda Weiner, two local authors were there to talk about their books and meet and greet!
Signal and Morrisville: A Genealogical and Historical Study by L Weiner 

MUDSOCK BY JUDY LENNINGTON


Cindy Burkette Willoughby was also there giving readings. As always you can reach here at
Readings by Cindy.
 There were hayrides/ghost tours of town and it was said Rogers hadn't been that busy and full of people in 25 years!  


 It was a wonderful day, not bad for the first time!  It will be done again next year. Until then, we begin with meetings in January making plans for the next one!
The history and ghostly tales of Rogers Centered around a curse placed on Rogers many ago.   We visited the homestead of Theophilus Gates Rogers, the founder of Rogers, the grave, The Y Inn, and several other stops.
Next year will be even better!  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Haunted East End Jr. High

Now that our Halloween season is over we can invest some serious time into the East End Jr. High.  We have a lot of questions to answer and much research to do yet.   But I can tell you that something is there.   The old shop room has a dark figure that many on the crew was able to see.
The boiler room also has some paranormal issues.  There is a room of the gym that is looking interesting and so is the stage.
Our first public adventure here is November 14 and we are excited about it!  The cost is $20 per personand goes from 10pm to 5am.  Pizza will be served at midnight.
We are working on a video this week of what we have so far, including a very good EVP of Amanda's name. She was amazed, considering where it happened.
The date for this event it Saturday, November 14.  We will be there to hunt with you or you can go out on your own!
If you want to book a private evening, it is $250 for up to 20 people.   
For more information, please text me at 330-303-6374

Ghost Walks, Tours of Sprucevale, and Being on Channel 33 News


 Our last event for the 2015 Halloween season was in Salem.  The Salem Historical Society hosted an event called Dinner and a Ghost Walk.  Dinner included stuffed chicken, vegtables, salad, and desert.   During dinner,  we talked about ghosts, asking the question "Do Ghosts Exist?"
We showed pics and even did a little flashlight session.
 The guides for the evening were Kimberly Frazier Mitchell. She took group A and went first.










  Amanda Vantilburg was second tour guide for the evening and she took group B.  
 Nicholas and Halee Vantilburg were our assistants for the evening taking pictures and helping to get everyone across the streets safely.  Each group has twenty people.   That was a lot and they did fantastic work!
 There were many stories on the tour, including this house, on Lincoln, which has been struck by lightening three times and did not burn down.
 The tour weaved its way throughout Salem and touched and tragedy, bizarre events, and ghostly tales.
While the tours are over for this year, they will begin again in 2016.  All proceeds for these events benefit the Salem Historical Society, who not only strive to keep the history of Salem intact, but the paranormal history as well.   For that we thank them and will always aid them in this effort!!




We were also on Channel 33 News!!  We did the interview on October 10 and they aired it on Oct 30!     Thank you Timothy Brooks for recommending me when Len Rome called you. It gave us a wonderful opportunity!
 WE met Channel 33 down at Gretchen's Lock and walked back to Lock 41.


I was interviewed back there, telling the Gretchen and Esther tale.
 Cindy, our crew psychic medium, was also interviewed at Lock 41, giving them her impressions of the area.





Junior crew member Halee played little Gretchen and they took several pics and video of her.

Morgan played Esther Hale, doing an awesome job herself.  We truly appreciate their hard work!
The G12P is working hard to make a difference in the community and to preserve the paranormal history of the tri-state area!