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There is a surprise upstairs.Mr. Harding purchased the house and a parcel of adjoining land in 1971. The house is known to be haunted by five ghostly apparitions.
His daughter Sarah died from a nasty viral infection when she was quite young. She had been chained and beaten by her father in one of the upstairs bedrooms of the house for misbehaving, and she became ill. This happened in 1940.
Sarah is buried about 200 feet behind the house.
Look out because she is not happy.
Over 300 years of history guarantees a good haunting or three.Genealogy and coincidence can be a curiously creepy mix. Add in this kind of history, and who knows what might be lurking in the shadows?
TommyknockersUsed to be an old coal mines here, now ghosts haunt the place every night.
Tireless soul.A young girl is known to haunt the old hallways and basement of the hall.
An old dirt road, 2 older graveyardsAn old dirt road, 2 older graveyards
Shadowing the Potomac River, this engineering marvel is intertwined with usSettlers faced huge toil in transporting goods from farms and quarries to market in Washington. There were no interstates or railroads, and overland transportation was slow if not downright treacherous. Navigating the Potomac River was a partial answer to this problem, yet the river was rocky and shallow and of capricious depth. It was and remains a calm but suddenly vicious killer.
Ghostly monks and noises haunt this old buildingFrancis Hall, part of St. Bonaventure University, is a very old building in which monks once lived.
Past sightings include fog and/or smoke near large pine trees.Past sightings include fog and/or smoke near large pine trees. Strange noises also heard in night.
In the 1940's a young girl fell off the cliff next to the bridge; her ghost has recently been reported in the area.In the 1940's a young girl fell off the cliff next to the bridge; her ghost has recently been reported in the area.
It is rumored that, sometime in the early 1900's, a nun broke her vows and became pregnant.It is rumored that, sometime in the early 1900's, a nun broke her vows and became pregnant. Presumably, this was not the desired outcome. Before her situation became evident, she leapt from the fourth-floor balcony of the rotunda and met her death on the hard surface below. It was a spectacular statement of will-power and of defiance and of shame. People backed into hard corners will sometimes take catastrophic measures.
- 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