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In 1985, George Reynolds moved into an old, vacant, two-story house in Elk Mills. The home was in need of extensive structural repair because of years of neglect. Although Reynolds lived in the house by himself, he soon discovered he wasn't alone. Unknowingly, when he took possession of the home, he got more than he bargained for. The dwelling came complete with plenty of closet space, large bedrooms, a good piece of property and ghosts. While restoring the house, he slept on a cot in the living room. His first eerie experience happened in a nearby room where Reynolds said Hannah Simpers, the former owner, had spent some of her last days. Simpers, who never married, was born and raised in the home. The 70-year-old Reynolds believes she was the first of several frightening spirits he encountered. One night he went to bed only to be disturbed by an inexplicable event. Somewhere around two to three o'clock in the morning, I'd hear all these crazy noises out there, like somebody stomping and thumping and walking around," Reynolds said. The noises continued at the same time each night, taxing Reynolds' sanity. His next brush with the supernatural was a preexisting problem. Hannah Simpers had been tormented by it, too. "Every night, almost near the same time, two to three in the morning, somebody would beat on the back door and knock on the back side door next to this little room where Hannah slept. When he answered the door no one was ever there.
Buried treasure and ghost slaves.Ghost slaves roam the grounds, protecting buried treasure and the lands of this plantation.
Do not fall into the water.Huge. Deep. Still. Not a smart place to fall into. Numerous dilapidated structures on the quiet grounds form an abandoned, sort of business-town. Now privately owned and rotting away into nothingness, this dying place echoes with the clamor and deeds of a bygone era.
Love lost ?Immediate and overpowering love drove this couple into the hereafter.
An ominous ill-wish dream card.Ariana Vanderheyden Jennings lived from 1690 to 1741. She was the grand-daughter of Augustine Herman and grandmother to John Brice III.
Mrs. Jennings once had a strange event happen before she went to England. In the twilight of sleep before her trip, she saw a ghostly apparition of a female figure. This female, sitting in Mrs. Jenning's home but under an odd portrait that she'd never seen before, was ill with small pox, as evidenced all over her face. Mrs. Jennings recognized the resemblance of the apparition to the unmarked lady in the picture. Mrs. Jennings had told her husband, John Brice II, about the ghostly apparition and her vision.
Old hauntings persist on school grounds.The school is haunted by a couple of ghosts. One is a rather depressing ghost that drains energy when it is around. The other ghost is friendly, spritely and tries to be helpful: papers fallen blow toward you not away; car doors swing open not into your knee, etc. Little things, you know.
With age comes...An old mill-owner's mansion.
Some say Lizzie Borden had an axe to grind.Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860-June 1, 1927) was a New England spinster and a central figure in the case surrounding the brutal axe double-murder of her father and stepmother on a sweltering day, August 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts. Borden was acquitted when brought to trial, but no one else was ever tried, and she has remained a notorious figure in American folklore. The slayings, trial, and following trial by media became a cause célèbre and have endured in American pop culture and criminology as one of the most celebrated incidents of the Victorian era. Dispute over the identity of the killer continues to this day.
A custodial ghostThe original Capitol Building was built and erected from 1806 to 1808 on the crest of the hill.
The current State Capitol building was built between 1867 and 1897. It has an elaborate staircase with statues of famous New Yorkers.
Another Prison haunted by those who once lived within it's wallsBuilt east of Bosie in 1870 when the Idaho Territory was under ten years old, the old territorial prison originally a single cell-block, which eventually expanded into campus of several buildings surrounded by a high sandstone wall. The penitentiary is now a historical museum where some visitors and employees have experienced apperisions, cold spots, odd noises, and doors opening and closing by unseen hands.
Ghosts can be seen at night walking around the lake.Ghosts can be seen at night walking around the lake. One is very common. She is called the night walker. She walks around the lake and sits on a bench. It looks like she is waiting for someone to come and see her.
The ghost of a woman has been reported haunting Tyler Hall on campus.The ghost of a woman has been reported haunting Tyler Hall on campus. The ghost is believed to be the ghost of the former administrator Stella Tyler. She is most often seen moving with a quick, determined pace.
- 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