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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.
Manor house + Civil War = Haunted Manor House
The house was built for Daniel Trundle a Maryland Planter around 1813. Daniel Trundle served on Levy Courts, County Commissions and the State Legislature for ten years. The site posesses a beautiful view overlooking the Potomac River, C&O canal.
People report that Colonel Baker, Senator from Oregon and commander of the group of Union soldiers stationed nearby is still haunting the house and the nearby area along with ghosts of his fallen troops.
A haunted mansion.
Reportedly haunted, this mansion is available for weddings and parties. Visitors have heard ghostly footsteps.
part of BGE Power Plant
It is an area where many slaves were killed before and during the Civil War. It is said that many are still haunting the area. An old graveyard in the area is very active with ghostly hauntings.
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
Two Antietam two park rangers were doing their nightly rounds and they were horrified by a blue translucent figure in the open doorway of Otto House. The ghostly figure looked like a Southern belle ghost in a hoop skirt standing in doorway of the house looking toward town. This house stands on a knoll along the Burnside Bridge Road and it overlooks the Sherrick Farm. This house was used as a hospital after the Battle of Antietam; the rangers became frightened and ran until they reached the Burnside Bridge. They stopped and spoke about what they had just seen and both describe the same thing, what they saw was identical. The ghostly Southern belle is often seen by rangers and visitors.
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