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One hundred years ago Betsy Shifler was murdered. She was murdered in the middle of the night for thousands of dollars that she hid in her home. The murderer set her house on fire to cover the crime scene. In 1901 the local town's papers ran this story for months. People came from miles to sift through the ashes looking for lost treasures and for Betsy's bones. No bones or body were ever found. No one was ever charged with murder. People say that Betsy is still haunting the area looking for her lost treasures and she is angry that her murderer was never caught. Betsy lived in Locust Grove which is west of Middletown and south of Boonsboro and North of Pleasant Valley
A shubert-loving pianist!Bobby Mrozek has worked for the Theatre Project since 1986 and has been asked throughout the years from the visiting performers: "Who's the guy rehearsing in the lobby?" Mrozek has not seen the piano player, but he's heard him. The piano player has been described as a tall, young white man in a vintage suit and tie. One visiting performer said that the piano player was playing Schubert. Theatre Project hosts traveling shows, and some of the show feature pianists. The piano player seems to show up whenever there is a visiting pianist. The ghostly pianist has been seen by at least one living pianist.
Don't go in the deep, dark woods.There is a very dense forest located in Skyesville near Route 97. It is thick, almost impenetrable, with undergrowth, and it effectively separates two neighborhoods.
People near the woods have heard the sound of disembodied whistling, peoples' voices and footsteps.
It's never good to die underground.The Elk Garden Mine is owned and operated by the Davis Coal and Coke Company. This mine is located at the foot of a mountain about half a mile from Elk Garden. The main line of the Western Maryland Railway serves the operating mine.
The Elk Garden Mine has had numerous accidents and sad fatalities over the decades. A large disaster occurred at the mine on Monday, April 24, 1911, deep inside mine Number 20. A large explosion occurred at about 8:30 am. This has weird parallels to the recent (Jan, 2006) Sago mine disaster.
Don't run here after darkThe Pierce-Klingle Manion is an 1823 three-story, gray stone Pennsylvania Dutch-style building that is now the Rock Creek Park administration office.
A favorite running destination for Chandra Levy (intern and lover of former House Representative Gary Condit), who was, according to some, an informant and victim of an Israeli Mossad hit squad.
The ghost of a housekeeper still making her rounds has been seen.The ghost of a housekeeper still making her rounds has been seen.
In the 1970's a student named Henry lived on the 3rd floor in the west wing of Niagara Hall.In the 1970's a student named Henry lived on the 3rd floor in the west wing of Niagara Hall. Henry froze to death one cold winter night. It is said that he tried to get the heater to work; the room's door was jammed; no one heard his screams as he frantically tried to escape the room. The next morning his roommate found his frozen body clung to the heater, hoping it would turn on.
There is a barn in the Grist Mill park where a stable boy worked.There is a barn in the Grist Mill park where a stable boy worked. The stable boy had fallen in love with the land owner's daughter, but the father reportedly soon killed the boy for being with his daughter. The sound of crying has been reported in this vicinity.
Apparitions mark the passing of prominent WashingtoniansThe word on the street is that when a prominent Washingtonian passes away a ghostly group of five mourners is often seen entering the church, seating themselves in the first row of pews.
- Luficer -- 9 Dec 2015 -- A group of ten met in Ellicott City for fresh-roasted coffee, dessert and exploration of various spiritual topics. Details
- Thistle Mill at Ilchester, Md. -- 4 Nov 2015 -- Quick jaunt to site of infamous paperworks, spirit sightings, gruesome deaths, poisonous chemicals, strange goings-on, long dark interest. Numerous photos of the now demolished (and excavated) mill and surrounding area. Liz' rods were wildly communicative (as usual), this time with a spirit identifying itself as "BZZ". We wonder if this was the suicidal Robert Buzzard identified by Lonster in his investigations of the mill. See the old report in EGQ1