- Investigation of Cockeys Tavern
$35 per person is the fee for this one. This investigation needs to be paid before we go with a deposit due asap. For this reason I need a deposit from everyone of $20 asap either at our next meeting or by paypal to [masked] please do it as a gift with description of Cockeys on it so I am not charged fees. The ghost at Cockey's Tavern was well known to all who have worked at and/or frequented the house or tavern. Some believe it is the ghost of a soldier, particularly when heavy boots are heard climbing up the stairs. Most of all, the ghost is known to move paintings and pictures on the wall. According to Ghosts and Legends of Carroll County, Maryland by Jesse Glass, one such instance occurred in 1981. A woman eating lunch in the tavern announced, "I don't believe in ghosts!" Just then, a painting on the wall behind her fell, striking her on the head. Witnesses claim the woman immediately began to revise, "I believe! I believe!" A similar story was recounted by a volunteer working at the shop, Darleen Weller. Apparently two ladies who were eating at the Tavern were discussing how they didn't believe in ghost stories as they ascended the staircase to use the ladies room on the second floor. Just then, a painting lining the wall of the staircase seemed to 'jump' from the wall and fall down at their feet. The waitresses who worked at the Tavern claimed that they were not afraid of the ghost, but instead treated him as a respected friend. They would speak to the ghost and often take his antics as signs and/or warnings. One tale describes how a waitress found a picture of a schoolteacher on the floor one morning, later that day she learned the woman had not only once lived in the Cockey house, but she had passed away the same day her painting 'fell' from the wall. Another similar tale is told about a local lawyer, Mr. Walsh, who failed to show up for his traditional evening meal at the tavern. A picture of Grant that typically hung over the fireplace was instead found lying across the table at Walsh's reserved seat. Later, the staff learned that Walsh had passed away that very night. In each instance, the pictures that are misplaced are not broken. The frames, the glass and particularly the wire that was holding them is all perfectly intact and secure. http://hscc.carr.org/property/Cockeys.htm
- Shocking and True Ghostly Encounters, "Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking"
A new book called "Case Files of Inspired Ghost Tracking," by best-selling paranormal author Rob Gutro takes readers on paranormal investigations into private and historic homes where ghosts were traumatizing families. "A Paranormal Casebook of Maryland" -The Inspired Ghost Tracking team discusses several of their most unusual Maryland investigations such as the Case of the Dismembered Ghost, the “Alleyway” ghost, and others. Learn why ghosts stay behind and how the IGT team works with them to bring them solutions and peace.
- Let's investigate the Samuel Miller Mansion
This investigation will be $25 a person. It will need to be paid by the May meeting. The building at 131 Locust Street, recently purchased by the Art Printing Company, has a history reaching back to 1804. It has undergone several transformations - first as a residence then as numerous businesses - under several owners.
- Let's investigate The Civil War Medical Museum at the Exchange Hotel
The Exchange Hotel, Civil War Medical Museum
This investigation is $30 per person and we will need half down by February 10 and the remainder due by April 4. That is $15 by Feb and $15 in April. You can use paypal by sending as a gift to [masked], put in the description civil war. We will be investigating museum and will have access to the main building/museum, kitchen/slave quarters, and the depot. The Civil War Medical Museum at the Exchange Hotel contains exhibitions on the history of Gordonsville as a railroad town, the elegance of the Exchange Hotel and its transformation and remarkable history as the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital with its medical and Civil War artifacts. Three floors of displays in an 1860 railroad hotel retakes visitors in time. The Georgian architecture with its verandas and second-floor entry steps are reminiscent of Hotel days of a bygone era. The Museum houses a world-renowned collection of artifacts relating to medical care during the Civil War. Among the many artifacts currently on display are surgical instruments used by Confederate medical staff, various pharmaceutical bottles and containers, medical knapsacks and panniers, stretchers and litters, prosthetic devices, and dental tools. The Museum displays of period furnishings and surgical artifacts remind the visitor of the eras when the building served as a Hotel and then as a Battlefield Receiving Hospital-the scene of untold agony and death, the building survived the conflict and is the only Receiving Hospital still standing in Virginia. During the reconstruction period, the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital served the newly freed slaves as a Freedman's Bureau. On display are the original letters from the students to their teacher, court cases adjudicated in the building and other period items. Historic Gordonsville, Inc. acquired and restored the property in 1971. It was recognized and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1973 and acknowledged as an African-American Memorial Site in June of 2002. Before the Civil War, the Exchange Hotel with its high ceiling parlors and grand veranda welcomed passengers from the two rail lines: the Virginia Central Railroad and the Alexandria Railroad. Soon war began. Troops, supplies, and the wounded were transported on these railroads to Gordonsville. The Exchange Hotel became the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital which provided care for 70,000 soldiers, both Confederate and Union. In the reconstruction period, this hospital served the newly freed slaves as a Freedman's Bureau. As the United States healed and the railroads boomed, this elegant building returned to its role of the hotel. Now fully restored, the hotel is a museum dedicated to the Civil War era. http://www.hgiexchange.com/evidence
- Investigate the Haunted Apollo Theater in Martinsburg
This investigation will be $30, at this time it is due. You can paypal me at [masked] send it as a gift so there are no fees and make sure to put Apollo in the description. Investigation of the haunted Apollo theater. Will you meet George the resident ghost, or one of the many other haunted spirits that still call the Apollo theater home. “People have told George’s story for decades and I don’t think he’s going anywhere anytime soon,” said Theatre Director Michael Noll. George the Ghost has been lingering around The Apollo Civic Theatre since the 1970s and is thought to be the spirit of a theatre grip who couldn’t leave the place he loved. “If you don’t see him, you can tell when he’s around by smelling his cigar.” said Noll. According to witnesses, George has a brown beard and wears a flannel underneath bib overalls. Noll says anyone that’s come in contact with George has been startled, but George seems like a friendly spirit.
- Rob, Troy, and Margaret talk about Paranormal Meditation
Rob, Troy, and Margaret will talk about how meditation has helped with investigations. This will be another online event.