Historic Savage Mill Ghost Tours Begin Saturday, Sept 20th! [2014]

Purchase your tickets online at http://www.visithowardcounty.com/ghost-tours/ghost-walks-in-historic-savage-mill.
[Historic Savage Mill]
See also the Historic Savage Mill MD Ghost Expedition 2014 for background about the resident ghosts to include Rebecca King  and  Frances Reeley.
Historic Savage Mill Ghost Tours Begin Saturday, Sept 20th! [2014]

Haunted Linthicum Heights Maryland:  Benson-Hammond House Ghost Expedition 2014

The Benson-Hammond House dates back to around 1825 where it was home to Thomas and Nancy Benson, and built on land called “Addition to Timber Ridge.”

The modest farmhouse was expanded after the Civil War to accommodate the growing family of Joseph and Mary Susannah Benson and their eleven children. Joseph re-named the property Cedar Farm.

In 1887, Cedar Farm was acquired by Thomas and Rezin Hammond. Rezin Howard Hammond took residence in the home and operated the land as a truck farm which provided produce to local and Baltimore markets.

As was custom with farms in the area, Polish immigrant workers were employed to harvest crops.

Hammond family members continued to live there until 1947 when the land was acquired for the construction of Friendship airport.

The Maryland State Aviation Administration leased the property to the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society (AACHS) in 1974.

AACHS reopened the home as a museum in 1982. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

The Benson-Hammond home has acquired a haunted reputation having been investigated by a number local area paranormal groups over recent years.

The property at one time contained multiple graves that were relocated for the building of Friendship Airport.

A historical society librarian who was working in the home overnight reported that she was awakened by a music box that was playing.

The upper floor is considered to be very active. One active room was earlier remodeled as a child’s bedroom; it’s original purpose is unknown.

In past investigations, there have been consistent audio references to “George” (possibly the late George Milton Benson?).

Prior investigations have also obtained regular and sentence-length references in audio to “Benson”, “Mary”, “Tommy”, and “Tom.”

The ghost expedition will attempt to clarify potential presences there.



Benson-Hammond House (NE Elevation), Linthicum Heights MD. 1984. National Register of Historic Places. Photographer: Donna Ware 

Benson-Hammond House, Linthicum Heights MD. Ann Arrundell County Historical Society. Photographer: Matthew Cole 

Friendship International Airport (c1950), Kilduff’s

Benson-Hammond House (Polish immigrant farm workers), Linthicum Heights MD. Ann Arrundell County Historical Society 

Benson-Hammond House (circa 1940), Linthicum Heights MD.  Ann Arrundell County Historical Society


Haunted Savage Mill Maryland: Historic Savage Mill Ghost Expedition 2012
Savage Mill operated as a working textile mill from 1822 to 1947. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the mill now houses a complex of restaurants, antique and craft shops, artists-in-residence, and high-tech professional services.

The ghost expedition primarily focused on the oldest structures, the Carding and Spinning buildings which date to 1822.

Savage Mill is believed to be haunted by the spirits of former workers, and their children who met their unfortunate deaths there. Paranormal activity has been reported in the Carding Tower and Paymaster’s Office.

"One of the deaths was that of Rebecca King, a mill worker in the 1800s, who, while carrying cotton spools and other supplies, tripped and fell to her death in the mill’s tower.”

Another Savage Mill ghost is Frances Reeley, “a young daughter of the mill’s last superintendent in the 1940s.”  ”Little Frances is referred to as a prankster ghost.” 

She  reportedly “runs along the creaking floor boards and laughs and skips in the halls along with other young ghosts.”  She is also “known to trip people in staircases” and peer through windows. 

The SpiritGals paranormal team captured an EVP at Historic Savage Mill containing footsteps and a female child plaintively crying “Ma, Please Come Home…”

The expedition experimented with low-footprint technologies encompassing: data acquisition/tagging, RF spectrum analysis, and four-channel audio/sound stage(s).

The expedition concluded successfully on the morning of Oct 14 2012. Most equipment worked well in the field; however, sound stages lost power at times.  

Collection amounted to 32 hours of video, 24 hours of audio and 8 hours of sensor data from data acquisition sensors. 

Preliminary findings were presented before the Savage Historical Society on November 19, 2012

The findings indicated support for the haunting legend of Rebecca King (“Rebecca”) and (“Go Find Ms. King”).



Historic Savage Mill (circa 1900s). Maryland Historical Society

Historic Savage Mill view from Bollman Bridge (c1970), Historic American Engineering Record, Library of Congress

Historic Savage Mill, Ghost Expedition 2012, Video from Spinning Building, Oct 14 2012. Photo: Maryland Paranormal Research ®. All
rights reserved  

Historic Savage Mill, “Savage Mill Winter”, Feb 20 2010, Photo: ^~^Pointyears. All rights reserved


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.


[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.


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


[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].


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

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. 



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]


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”). 


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