In the late 1800's a man was murdered where Trail 3 is now at Charlestown State Park.
The will retell the story this Saturday as part of their Halloween programs.
Weather the trails haunted or not, IDK.
I spent a night at the Culbertson and spent a lot of time sitting in the 'childs cage' waiting for something to happen. Nothing did.
When you "wait" for something to happen chances are they won't. Real spirits don't perform on command. They are just 'there'. You just have to be aware and open to what is going on around you.
My 'haunts' in this house that I have lived with for over 12 years are subtle.
They relish hiding things. They whisper to people who come visit...they were very active when I first moved in and when I was planning on moving out and changed my mind.
One has shown herself as a lady in a yellow gown coming down the stairs to one guest.
About 7 years ago friend's 6 year old grandson stood in the most active bedroom pointing at one of the only two closets in the house saying " Monster, Mommy, Monster!"
They only stay in the part of the house that is nearly 118 years old.
My dogs will sometimes lift their heads and follow something as it walks down the hall.
I have a friend who had his 3 cats here for awhile in my upstairs bedroom. One of them was frightened to death. There is an app. for your phone that you can "converse with ghosts". One night we got to playing with it and asked if there were ghosts here. It said yes. We started asking various rooms and it kept saying no until we asked about THAT room and it said yes. We asked if it was scaring the cats there and it said yes. We asked it to please stop because they were rescues and were very afraid anyway and did not understand. It answered yes. Believe it or not from that day forward the cats are fine and have never acted scared since.
I asked if my husband was here and it replied yes too. We asked other questions and it gave appropriate, expected responses.
I deleted by mistake and can no longer find it....it was awesome.
I think my spirits are 3 old ladies that used to live here plus others because they said it was haunted when they lived here.
This house was built by a lumberman for his daughter as a wedding gift.
They used to like to playing with the lights, scaring my contractors to death til I told them to stop... (I think that was my husband)
and the lady who used to clean for me said they would walk beside her and whisper but she could not make out what they were saying.
My friend was here alone in the house one day and heard footsteps upstairs...he wasted no time in leaving.
Things get moved around in the attic.
My ex-best friend stayed in the infamous bedroom and something tried to push her out of the bed onto the floor.
The last BIG occurrance was when I was in rehab for my knee and the caretaker for the house was in the library next to the birdroom and all of a sudden heard my African Grey, Jiya, strike up a conversation with a woman with a low voice. Everytime he would turn the tv down to listen they would stop and then start again when he would turn it up. This went on for 1/2 hour around midnight.
There is an app for your phone called Ghost Radar that shows up as dots if spirits are near. It is supposed to be for fun but I'll tell you one thing...if I turn it on at Krogers or Target or somewhere like that I get nothing...I turn it on in this house, particularly some areas, and it goes bonkers!
Welcome to MY haunted house on Riverside!