Palmyra Historical Museum
In the summer of 2017, we spent another evening at the Palmyra Historical Museum and General store. This year we did not catch the apparition we caught last year, but we did catch some good ITC- EVP evidence. 7-17-17
On McVean Rd in York NY is a cemetery tucked in the woods, a quiet place to rest in peace. Not many visitors come to pay their respect
for their loved ones. There was only a small amount of evidence at this location, but we will go back again... 5-17-17
Francis & Joanne Sullivan purchased the building in 1993 from George Sullivan. At that time, Fran & Joanne owned The Village Restaurant that was on the east side of town where Community National Bank is today. In August 1993, The Village Restaurant was moved to The Phelps Hotel. Joanne Sullivan is the current owner as Francis Sullivan passed away in 2004. Joanne, with the help of her children, continues to operate the Historic Phelps Hotel Restaurant with the same tradition of excellent food and friendly hometown service. During the Post Depression era, The Hotel became famous for "Chicken in the Ruff". The dish which is still fondly remembered by many local residents and is still featured as a special. Watch investigation video here. 9-10-16
The haunted house in Hinsdale, perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area. With a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplained events and even an exorcism The Hinsdale House have all the elements of a great ghost story. The house on McMahon Road first gained notoriety when the book, "Echoes of a Haunting" written by Clara Miller/Dandy was published in September 2000 by Xlibris Corp. Watch investigation video here. 10-01-16
As a former hotel, tavern, store, boarding house, and private residence, the Historic Palmyra Museum now holds the secret past of Palmyra including its the current home of 23 themed rooms of memories and memorabilia. Permanent exhibits include local business, government, police and fire service, medicine, education, photography, furnishings, tools, toys, and dolls. There extensive military, Erie Canal, and Underground Railroad history were told through maps, research materials, and artifacts. There are also important local connections to the Civil War, Women’s Suffrage, and the Book of Mormon, and famous people such as Winston Churchill, Joseph Smith, Admiral Sampson, and Palmyra founder General John Swift. The Palmyra Museum has an exhibit dedicated to Joseph Smith, showing actual business documents signed by him, Hyrum, and Lemuel Durfee, who hired the Smith brothers on his farm. Another exhibit features a "war room" showing community members involved in every war the U.S. participated in, starting from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. Watch investigation video here. 8-19-16
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is on a back road in the Town of York, NY The cemetery has many Civil War, Vietnam, WW I, and WWII soldiers buried here. It's a peaceful place with many hills and beautiful headstones. There are some very old headstones as well as some new. Watch our investigation videos here. 6-10-16
There has been an American Hotel on this site since 1790. The first two were made of wood. The present-day building was built in 1840. After two fires in the 1850's the hotel was rebuilt in 1861 by Mr. Mosley. The hotel has been owned and operated by the Raynolds family since 1920. It is still operated as a hotel, the second-floor rooms are available for rent. The Raynold family has always resided on the third floor of the hotel. Witnesses have heard footsteps in the halls, banging on walls, but also have seen shadow people. One story is of a depressed man who rented out a room who killed himself on the property. Watch our investigation videos here. 1-2015
The owner and her employees have experienced a little girl who plays pranks, moves things, and closes doors and hamper lids, also a woman in white wandering around the 2 floors of the business. It is believed that a fire was in the building in the early 1900s and a death of a child was the result. Three consecutive shots with the digital camera, with no flash or lights on, the middle picture shows a light anomaly that forms in the doorway and is gone. 6-19-14
The Naples Hotel, built in 1895, has been home to countless travelers over the years, some of whom have never left. Today, the hotel's 32 rooms are haunted by at least six friendly spirits, including women and her children, as well as a gentleman named Topper. They are known to move pictures, turn on lights, and lock doors. Watch our investigation videos here. 5-17-14 & 5-17-14
The Papermill House was a residential home for many families, the home sat on a back road in the country of the small town of Avon, NY. During training sessions, we would catch evidence throughout the night. Watch our investigation video here. 11-13-15
This home is owned by two of our investigators and this is her story on her historic home. We bought the hotel in 1999 and had high aspirations and dreams to bring her back to her glory. Life made the repairs and renovations take the back burner. We had and have been raising... 6 beautiful children here. Yes, life created changes. Beautiful ones. "Isabelle", as a friend en-dearly calls our home, has provided a loving space for my family and it's our turn to give back to her. I am excited that we have more time to complete the dream. In baby steps...one at a time. "Isabelle" has faith in us and we love her dearly. We are determined to give her the facelift she deserves and bring her back to her beautiful younger days.
For those of you who have heard rumors. Yes, the stories are true. She has many spirits. In fact, my spiritual journey truly began because of this beloved place. This home has had so much activity that it is normal, not paranormal to anyone who spends a lot of time here I have witnessed many people go from a friendly visit to saying an "oh my god!", "What the...? " "Did you see that?" " Did you hear that?" "Did you say my name" "I can't sleep here" "Did you see that a cat?" " I swear I left my body. " Like any mechanic, contractor, or chef knows its always your place, car or kitchen that gets the least of your expertise. We have said too often that we need to use our equipment here on a regular basis. We continue to investigate this location.
Fowlerville Hotel Fowlerville, NY
Farnsworth Inn Gettysburg, PA.
The house named in honor of Brigadier General Elon John Farnsworth, who led an ill-fated charge after the failure of Pickett's charge, claiming the lives of Farnsworth and 65 of his men. The original part of the house was built in 1810, followed by the brick structure in 1833. The house sheltered Confederate sharpshooters during the three-day conflict, one of whom it is believed to have accidentally shot 20-year-old Mary Virginia "Jennie Wade", the only civilian who died during the battle. More than 100 bullet holes poke the walls. Following the battle, the house served as a hospital. Many have seen shadows, full body apparitions, mist-like forms, witnesses have heard footsteps on the staircase and halls, and the smell of a pipe on the second-floor hallway. 2009
Under Macfadden's ownership, The Physical Culture Hotel regained much of its former renown. No longer a water cure, instead it offered a wide range of exercise opportunities: tennis, swimming, hiking, golf, as well as various therapeutic treatments. It was also somewhat of a haven for the famous, there would be frequent usually unconfirmed rumors of a celebrity coming to the "P.C." to "get away from it all".
After Macfadden's death in 1955, the hotel was acquired by New York City hotelier William Fromcheck, and operated as "Bernard Macfadden's Castle on the Hill". Once again a decline in popularity set in, this time it was irreversible. The end came in 1971 when the doors of the health spa closed for the last time. A few subsequent efforts to make use of the building all met with quick failure; and today, the brick edifice rests empty and broken upon East Hill, a mute reminder of glory days gradually fading from living memory.
NEW YORK 7-28-16 A strange phenomenon can be experienced on a hill in the small town of Middlesex, New York. The location on Newell Road has come to be known as “Spook Hill.”
In theory at the peak of the road, just as the pavement appears to decline, a car stopped in neutral will roll backwards uphill. Many believe it's just an optic illusion or Earth’s magnetic forces at work. Others believe the cause could be more supernatural in nature.
Stories tell of an old Native American burial ground near Spook Hill and that the spirits of those passed are pushing cars back up. This phenomenon is not specific to just Middlesex. Gravity hills, also known as magnetic hills, can be found all over the world. Gravity hills explained. A gravity hill, often referred to as a mystery hill, is a spot in the road where the layout of surrounding land and landmarks creates an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appear to be an uphill slope. Skeptics have put the hills to the test, using magnetic detectors and levels.
All indications suggest the Spook Hill is just an illusion. Despite the solid proof, the mystery and history surrounding Spook Hill in Middlesex continues to draw attention from people around the world. Watch video here.