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Bladensburg Dueling Grounds
Civil War Dueling Grounds
The events that took place many years ago have left an indelible impression on the area. Ghosts still walk the grounds. Victims of the duels that were fought on these grounds and men like Stephen Decatur have left phantoms in their place.
Glen Echo Trolley Park
A fanciful theme park and a famously helpful neighbor
People say that the old Glen Echo Trolley Park is haunted, right along with its nearby neighbor, the famous Clara Barton House.
A haunted mansion.
Reportedly haunted, this mansion is available for weddings and parties. Visitors have heard ghostly footsteps.
Concord Point Lighthouse
2nd oldest lighthouse on Chesapeake Bay
Concord lighthouse is the 2nd oldest lighthouse tower on Chesapeake Bay. People say that the lighthouse is haunted. People have seen ghostly apparitions and heard ghostly noises.
Patty Cannon House
Her evil induced a town to change its name.
Just across the state line from Delaware, reads a sign along Route 392: Patty Cannon's House at Johnson's Crossroads where the noted kidnapping group had their headquarters as described in George Townsend's novel, "The Entailed Hat." The house borders on Caroline and Dorchester Counties and the state of Delaware.
Patty began her life of crime in the early 1800's when she became the leader of a gang that was organized to kidnap free blacks . They would then sell the slaves into the black slavery market. She was a very large woman who had immense strength. She was ruthless and no one was brave enough to challenge her.
Druid Ridge Cemetary
Whatever you do, do not sit in her lap!
There was a haunted grave at Druid Ridge Cemetery. General Felix Angus, the publisher of the Baltimore American, was buried in Pikesville's Druid Ridge Cemetery in the 1920's. A rather strange statue was placed on his grave. It was a large black mourning figure that the sculptor, August St. Gardens, called Grief. When darkness fell on the cemetery legends go people did not want to get near the statue. The statue earned the nickname of "Black Aggie". She became a symbol of terror and her legend grew and stories in the local newspaper would tell tale of occurrences. The legend states that the statue eyes glowed red at the stroke of midnight. The legend states that the any living person who returned her gaze was struck blind. Pregnant women who passed through her shadow would suffer miscarriages. A local college fraternity included Black Aggie in their initiation rites. The local frat initiates had to sit on Aggie's lap and one tale purports that "she once came to life and crushed a hapless freshman in her powerful grasp".
There is much, much more.
Spooky. See "Black Aggie" under http://carantics.com/haunts
A deal with the Devil; a bad ending in a mine.
Big Bill Hurley, an evil coal miner purportedly dealt with the devil for super natural powers. Now more than one hundred years after his caved-in death by entombment some say they can still hear his whistling and the rumble of his big feet down deep in the mine near Frostburg, and they still fear the ill-begotten fortunes which surrounded Big Bill.
From George Washington's first monument, distressing cries sound out over the town of Boonsboro
A young couple, newly in love in the time of the Civil War, attempts to escape death by hiding in nearby caves. A rockslide dooms them. Townspeople today report lingering effects.
Nemesis. Cresap. A calling and a cause.
Courage to overcome fear despite precognition of doom led to this mountain's name.
Reports of horrible nightmares, apparitions, feelings for a mischievous presence.
B. Maxwell's Restaurant and Victorian Pub
Shamrock Carpet Cleaners
Check-ins & Findings +
- 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