We have the first date for the counties Bi-centennial Haunt Hunts. May 25, 2018, we’ll be meeting at the historic Franklin County Courthouse for a limited number ghost hunt. It will start at 6pm, and go until 9, unless the spirits are active, and we can talk the county museum curator, Terry , to let us hang around a bit longer!
Over the next few weeks, I’ll start posting some of the results of previous ghost hunts there. I hope to get a few more ghost hunters to help, and we’ll split the groups up and sent folks out in smaller teams with experienced ghost hunters. I’ll also show a short set of videos from previous ghost hunts there.
Tickets can be purchased from Marc Housemann at the Washington Museum, who is also chairman of the bicentennial committee. Museum@washmohistorical.org. We’ve had a lot of good results in the courtroom upstairs, which was formerly the womens cells where Bertha Gifford use to hurl foul language out the windows to the gawkers below. The basement also had some interesting spirits, including a relative of a man hung outside.
For those who don’t know, there is an indoor gallows inside. As far as I can tell, it was never used, but we have an interesting photo there of what appears to be a spirit hung from there, including a strap around his feet. I guess to keep him from kicking his last. There was a few hangings outside, including the lynching of a black man, who was probably innocent, with the judge and attorney looking on from a cafe across the street.
A lot of history and hauntings here. Join us! And stay turned for more vids and photos from here soon.