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