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Haunted Brunswick Maryland: Brunswick Heritage Museum Ghost Expedition 2013

The Brunswick Heritage Museum celebrates the town’s legacy as a major rail hub for the historic Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad. Brunswick was once home to the world’s largest rail yard upon its completion in 1907.  

The museum is located in a building dating to 1904 and that once housed the Improved Order of Red Men, a drinking society whose origins trace to the secret patriotic societies before the American Revolution.  

For many decades the building was owned by another community-oriented secret society called the Fraternal Order of Eagles

According to various accounts, reports of haunted activity include: 

A woman in a white dress seen walking around the second floor. 

Instances of strange noises (footsteps/voices) and object displacement. 

Paranormal investigators recorded a sentence-length EVP “Have a Nice Day“, and “Smith”, a possible reference to the late physician Dr. JGF Smith.

Our investigation revealed indications of a helpful ghost curator, who would announce exhibits (or items within exhibits) that investigators were viewing.

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[HAUNTING] in Anne Arundel County 2013/Arnold MD (“I’ve Been Here Too”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com RTC (“I’ve Been Here Too”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at a private residence [Arnold MD] Jul 20-21 2013. Possible entities in RTC/Ovilus-X attempt to re-engage investigators; one repeats (“I’ve Been Here Too”).  Audio was captured on a Zoom H2N Handy Recorder, MACKIE 1202-VLZ3 Mixer, and BEHRINGER XM1800 Dynamic Microphones. [AUDIO ENHANCED].

The Battle of Westminster [aka Corbit’s Charge], June 29 1863

Ambrotype of members of 1st Delaware Cavalry and 50th NY Engineers, on Main street, Westminster MD, (circa June 1863)  just before the Battle of Westminster, on June 29, 1863.

Captain Charles Corbit, of Company C 1st Delaware Cavalry led a raid Confederate cavalry forces, who were under the command of Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart. 

The skirmish also called “Corbit’s Charge" resulted in 25 casualties (4 dead and 21 wounded) and delayed the arrival of J.E.B Stuart to Battle of Gettyburg.

The remains of Lt John W Murray, a Confederate Officer killed in the battle, are still interned in Westminster at the Ascension Church cemetery.

The Civil War bears some relation to haunting legends at Cockey’s Tavern, rumored to haunted by the ghost of Confederate soldier.

Images:

Historical Society of Carroll County. Historical collection of Thomas S. Gordon Jr. Photographer: Henry B Grammar

Captain Charles Corbit and General J.E.B. Stuart, Union Mills Homestead. Corbit’s Charge Union Mills 1863. Courtesy of the Delaware Public Archives.

Abner Neal House, Westminster MD (c 1863). Civil War Talk, Delaying Jeb Stuart: Corbit’s Charge

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[HAUNTING] in Anne Arundel County 2013/Arnold MD (“It’s Safer In Here”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com RTC (“It’s Safer In Here”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at a private residence [Arnold MD] Jul 20-21 2013. Possible child entity in stream of RTC/PSB7 responds to standard/control question by saying (“It’s Safer In Here”). Audio was captured on a Zoom H2N Handy Recorder, MACKIE 1202-VLZ3 Mixer, and BEHRINGER XM1800 Dynamic Microphones. [AUDIO ENHANCED].

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Men working on City Hall dome
100 Holliday Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Eugene Gwynn McFee (fl. 1913-1974)
8 x 10 inch glass negative
McFee Collection, ca. 1900-1930
Maryland Historical Society
Z9.1952.PP32

Full image and two details. Click to enlarge.

Eugene McFee worked as a staff photographer for the Baltimore American newspaper, circa 1913-1919 and briefly for the Baltimore Sun in circa 1929. He joined the army during World War I and worked as an X-ray technician at the U.S. General Hospital #2, Fort McHenry. 

 

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Historic Cockey’s Tavern [Westminster MD] Ghost Expedition 2013 (“Take Them To Private Gruber”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com EVP (“Take Them To Pvt Gruber”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Historic Cockeys Tavern [Westminster MD] May 25-26 2013. Possible clues in EVP to identity of Civil War soldier haunting Cockey’s Tavern (“Take Them To Pvt Gruber”). Audio was captured on a Zoom H2N Handy Recorder, MACKIE 402-VLZ3 Mixer, and BEHRINGER XM1800 Dynamic Microphones. [AUDIO ENHANCED]

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Haunted Westminster Maryland: Cockey’s Tavern Ghost Expedition 2013

Situated along Falls Turnpike Road, Cockey’s Tavern operated as a hostelry, store and tavern at least up until 1877. The oldest portion of the building dates to circa 1830′s when the building had enlarged beyond a simple log structure. A third floor was added to the structure around 1905. 

During the Civil War, the building may have served as a temporary headquarters for the Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart before joining the Battle of Gettysburg. 

The building is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a confederate soldier whose bootsteps are heard on the center stairwell. Paranormal investigators have witnessed these sounds and the shutting of a door. The ghost may have a penchant for redecorating and has reportedly displaced several paintings

The expedition concluded successfully on the morning of May 26 2013. Equipment worked well in the field; all expedition objectives were met.  

Collection amounted to 20 hours of video, 20 hours of audio and 15 hours of sensor data from data acquisition sensors. 

Preliminary findings were provided to the Historical Society of Carroll County

The findings may have provided potential indications on the identity of Civil War soldier (“Take Them to Private Gruber”). 

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Photo: Historic Cockey’s Tavern, Westminster Maryland [circa 1910]. Courtesy of  Historical Society of Carroll County.

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A Haunting in Carroll County 2012/Westminster, Maryland (“I Like It Here”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com ITC (“I Like It Here”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at a private residence in Westminster, Maryland on 11 Nov 2012.  Multiple entities indirectly name an entity “Penny”, who possibly remarks (“I Like It Here”).  The P-SB7 was set in the AM band with 250ms reverse sweep rate. [HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]

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A Haunting in Carroll County 2012/Westminster, Maryland (“Isabelle”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com ITC (“Isabelle”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at a private residence in Westminster, Maryland on 11 Nov 2012.  Possible entities respond to control/identification question and indirectly name (“Isabelle”).  The P-SB7 was set in the AM band with 250ms reverse sweep rate. [HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]

Haunted Ellicott City Maryland: Mount Ida Home [The “Benevolent” Spirit of Miss Ida Tyson]

Mount Ida was constructed in 1828 for William Ellicott, son of Jonathan and Sara Ellicott, and grandson of Andrew Ellicott, one of the founders of Ellicott Mills (now Ellicott City).

The home was built of rubble stone, stucco and painted old Maryland gold. The architecture is expression Greek Revival blended with Quaker simplicity. 

William Ellicott time in his new home was unfortunately short-lived; he passed away in 1838 at the age of 43.

In the 1850’s Mount Ida became the residence Judge John Snowden Tyson and his wife Rachel, who were among Maryland’s more prominent families. After their deaths in the 1870s, the property passed to their heirs and this when the ghost legends took form. 

The eldest son John, an attorney, died tragically in a boating accident.  He left behind three maiden sisters, all of whom resided in the home for the rest of their lives.

The last to pass away was Miss Ida Tyson. Locals believe her ghost maintains a presence in the house

The elder Miss Ida reportedly kept a ring of keys with her at all times.  Workers claim to hear the sound of her keys rattling as she roams the house.

"During the last years of her life, Miss Ida was recalled as a lively person who used and ear horn and a cane to move about."

"She is said to have loved the old house and the spirit that she left behind certainly seems to be a benevolent one."

Historic Mount Ida is now the visitor center and office for the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park and has offices for Historic Ellicott City Inc.

Ellicott City will host the Hallowread conference Oct 24-26 2014. The conference will feature a public paranormal investigation at the home.

References: [Haunted Ellicott City] [EllicottCity.Net] [Library of Congress]

Images:

Mount Ida, Ellicott City MD (2012), NW (Rear) and W Elevations. Photos: Jennifer K. Cosham [Maryland Historic Trust Inventory]

Mount Ida [William Ellicott House], Ellicott City, MD (c 1835), SE Elevation, ‘A Sketch from Rock Hill’, Lithograph of Thomas Campbell, Drawn by R. C. Long [Library of Congress: Historic American Buildings Survey]

Mount Ida [William Ellicott House], Ellicott City, MD (c 1854), ‘View of Ellicott’s Mills from the Heights above Elizabeth Ellicott’s Residence’ Lithograph, E. Sachse & Co. [Library of Congress: Historic American Buildings Survey]

Mount Ida [William Ellicott House], Ellicott City, MD (Oct 1964), SE Elevation. Photo: Lanny Miyamoto. [Library of Congress: Historic American Buildings Survey]