Category: haunted

Historic Shepherdstown Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 /Jefferson…

Historic Shepherdstown Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 /Jefferson County (“All the Time”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com Direct Radio Voice (DRV) stream (“All the Time”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Historic Shepherdstown and Museum [Shepherdstown WV] Ghost Expedition Aug 11-12 2018. Stream of responses to queries concerning family histories in connection with the museum and area.  In the audio stream, one communicator was perceived to have a potential affinity for the museum and its antique piano.  The communicator may have been a former of the piano appears to claim playing (“All the Time”). Audio was captured with a Zoom H2N Handy Recorder.  The DRV stage consisted of a: P-SB7 ITC device; MACKIE 402-VLZ3 Mixer; HARMON DIGITECH 1066 Vocal Processor; ART EQ-351 31 Band 1/3 Octave Graphic Equalizer; TIMEWAVE DSP-599zx Digital Noise Filter and a BOSE speaker.  Audio was analyzed with PRAAT software which provided the wave forms and voice print.  The audio was also enhanced with noise filtering and normalization using AUDACITY. [AUDIO ENHANCED][HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]

Historic Shepherdstown Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 /Jefferson…

Historic Shepherdstown Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 /Jefferson County (“It’s Kind of a Small World”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com Direct Radio Voice (DRV) stream (“It’s Kind of a Small World”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Historic Shepherdstown and Museum [Shepherdstown WV] Ghost Expedition Aug 11-12 2018. Stream of responses to queries concerning family histories in connection with the museum and area.  In the audio stream, one communicator remarked (“It’s Kind of a Small World”). Audio was captured with a Zoom H2N Handy Recorder.  The DRV stage consisted of a: P-SB7 ITC device; MACKIE 402-VLZ3 Mixer; HARMON DIGITECH 1066 Vocal Processor; ART EQ-351 31 Band 1/3 Octave Graphic Equalizer; TIMEWAVE DSP-599zx Digital Noise Filter and a BOSE speaker.  Audio was analyzed with PRAAT software which provided the wave forms and voice print.  The audio was also enhanced with noise filtering and normalization using AUDACITY. [AUDIO ENHANCED][HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]

Historic Shepherdstown Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 /Jefferson…

Historic Shepherdstown Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 /Jefferson County (“Perhaps, Jack of Hearts”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com Direct Radio Voice (DRV) stream (“Perhaps, Jack of Hearts”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Historic Shepherdstown and Museum [Shepherdstown WV] Ghost Expedition Aug 11-12 2018. Streams of responses were heard during the Maryland Transcommunication Experiment involving playing cards.  The experiment appeared to generate internal dialogue and debate amongst the various communicators and advice for improving consistency in experiment outcomes. In the audio stream, the correct result (“Perhaps, Jack of Hearts”) was eventually returned.  Audio was captured with a Zoom H2N Handy Recorder.  The DRV stage consisted of a: P-SB7 ITC device; MACKIE 402-VLZ3 Mixer; HARMON DIGITECH 1066 Vocal Processor; ART EQ-351 31 Band 1/3 Octave Graphic Equalizer; TIMEWAVE DSP-599zx Digital Noise Filter and a BOSE speaker.  Audio was analyzed with PRAAT software which provided the wave forms and voice print.  The audio was also enhanced with noise filtering and normalization using AUDACITY. [AUDIO ENHANCED][HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]

Historic Shepherdstown Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 /Jefferson…

Historic Shepherdstown Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 /Jefferson County (“Shepherdstown”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com Direct Radio Voice (DRV) stream (“Shepherdstown”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Historic Shepherdstown and Museum [Shepherdstown WV] Ghost Expedition Aug 11-12 2018. Several responses were heard in reply to a (location) control question regarding the street coordinates of the museum.  During an explanation of control questions, the response  (“Shepherdstown”) was returned for the name of the town in the audio stream.  Audio was captured with a Zoom H2N Handy Recorder.  The DRV stage consisted of a: P-SB7 ITC device; MACKIE 402-VLZ3 Mixer; HARMON DIGITECH 1066 Vocal Processor; ART EQ-351 31 Band 1/3 Octave Graphic Equalizer; TIMEWAVE DSP-599zx Digital Noise Filter and a BOSE speaker.  Audio was analyzed with PRAAT software which provided the wave forms and voice print.  The audio was also enhanced with noise filtering and normalization using AUDACITY. [AUDIO ENHANCED][HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]

The World’s Largest Ghost Hunt is Today !TODAY is National Ghost…

The World’s Largest Ghost Hunt is Today !

TODAY is National Ghost Hunting Day and the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt.  The global event begins at 9pm EST continuing through midnight with livestreams on SHINDING and FACEBOOK.  The event is dedicated to historic preservation. For updates from all over the world track #largestghosthunt

Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes in Baltimore…

Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes in Baltimore City/Lexington Market Underground Ghost Expedition 2017: Evidence of a Consciousness Bridge?

Graphical display of Random Event Generator (REG) experiment results captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at the Lexington Market Underground 

Random Event Generators (REGs) are statistical devices commonly employed in parapsychology to test mind-matter interactions, specifically microscopic psychokinesis (micro-pk) activity.

  • REGs generate a random walk from a sequence of 200-bit trials per second of binary [0,1] events. [The device flips a coin 200 times per second.]
  • A simple random walk is obtained by cumulating the errors (or normalized errors) from each run. For some purposes, it is convenient to compute the cumulative error squared
  • REGs also display a parabolic boundary at the 95% confidence level.  Hence random walks have a 1 in 20 chance of ending outside parabola bounds

At Princeton University, REGs were used to study global consciousness fields as part of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program spanning nearly three decades.  This global network of REGs is now managed by the Global Consciousness Project (GCP).

The Lexington Market Underground Ghost Expedition 2017 REG experiment ran continuously for nearly four hours inclusive of audio and direct radio voice (DRV) communication sessions.  

  • The overall run commenced 3:21 pm and ended 7:19 pm on Oct 8, 2017. The REG experiment exhibited random walk trending that was almost entirely below baseline levels.  Overall the REG experiment delivered a medium Z score (-0.636) that was statistically significant at the 26% level (in a one tailed test), indicating on balance higher than chance levels of psi functioning
  • However, there was a outdoor festival type event that had occurred in the early evening hours adjacent to the Lexington Market Underground.  Communication efforts were ended due to the volume of external music and crowd noise and the echo-chamber acoustics in the underground.  Interestingly, the effects of disengagement may be seen in uptrending in the REG toward baseline continuing through the close of the expedition    
  • Before the festival event there had been sustained trending well below baseline for nearly a three hour period.  The lowest Z score (-2.430) during this interval  was statistically significant below the 1% level (in a one tailed test).  This would seem to indicate that psi-functioning was strongly beyond chance before the break-off in engagement

These outcomes lend support for indications of implicit psi during the Lexington Market Underground Ghost Expedition 2017.  They are consistent with REG results such as in the Dundalk and Brunswick ghost expeditions conducted subsequent to the Lexington Market Underground.

  • It is not possible to precisely know the sources of psi functioning (or field effects) on the REG, whether it is from post-mortem or living agencies (e.g. experiment participants and/or experimenters themselves).
  • REG results in isolation can’t provide evidence of a haunting. A haunting involves recurring activity experienced in varied physical forms seemingly sourced to post-mortem agencies, appearing to have an affinity for a location or parts of a location
  • Instead REG results may be conservatively interpreted as a consciousness bridge that at least bears close relation to efforts to communicate with post-mortem agencies, the attention given to that communication, and perhaps from the communications themselves
  • The outcomes seen here are not unlike those encountered when REGs are positioned near sporting events, where implicit psi from crowd engagement and attention appears to drive REG trending

REFERENCES:

Comparison of Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes In Sequential Paranormal Investigations of Haunted Locations. (2016, Jun 4). Maryland Paranormal Research ®

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2017, Oct 8). Ghost Expedition Lexington Market Underground.  Maryland Paranormal Research ®

Nelson, R. (1998). The Global Consciousness Project: How the Measurement Works. Global Mind.

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research. (2010).  Scientific Study of Consciousness-Related Physical Phenomena. Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Psyleron Inc., (2008). Random Event Generators: What is a Random Event Generator?  Psyleron Inc., Consciousness Technologies and Research.

Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes in Baltimore County/Dundalk Historic District Ghost Expedition: Support for a Consciousness Bridge? (2017, Oct 5). Maryland Paranormal Research ®

Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes in Frederick County/Brunswick Heritage Museum Ghost Expedition 2017: Evidence of Psi Functioning? (2017, Oct 20). Maryland Paranormal Research ®

IMAGES:

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2017, Oct 8). Lexington Market Underground: Underground Vault. ©  Maryland Paranormal Research ®. All rights reserved.

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2017, Oct 8). Lexington Market Underground: Abandoned Restaurant. ©  Maryland Paranormal Research ®. All rights reserved.

Maryland Paranormal Research ®. (2017, Oct 8). Lexington Market Underground: Random Event Generator Experiment at 1521 EST on Oct 8 2017. ©  Maryland Paranormal Research ®. All rights reserved.

Ghost Expedition Montgomery County, Silver Spring Maryland:…

Ghost Expedition Montgomery County, Silver Spring Maryland: Burnt Mills West Special Park/Robert B Morse Water Filtration Plant

The Burnt Mills area in Silver Spring, Maryland takes it name from a mill that was said to have burned down there sometime before 1788.  From an antique copper stencil, veteran local journalist J. Harry Shannon (aka “The Rambler”) suggested in 1916 the burnt mill may have been known as “Glen Cairn Mills Family Flour

Milling operations in Burnt Mills date to 1745 when then area was patented as the Mill Seat.  The area’s terrain and rapid waterfalls enabled the operations of a series of grist, saw and flour mills.  

The earliest records of a flour mill at Burnt Mills date to 1803 when the property known as “Beall’s Industry” was sold by Walter Beall to Peter Kemp and James William Perry  

Nathan Lufborough acquired the flour mill and land, described in an 1823 deed as “one hundred acres more or less”.  He had intended to sell the mill in 1847 but he died before the sale could be completed, leaving the property to his heirs 

The flour mill at Burnt Mills was owned by James L. Bond from 1858 to 1886.  Bond sold the property to his sons-in law.  The last owner was Dr. George W. Bready who acquired the flour mill and land in 1906

In 1913, The Rambler rendered the following portrait of the old flour mill in the Sunday Star

The shingle roof of the mill is green, dark and old, with moss, but  nearly everything else about the mill – the miller, of course, included –  is whitened by the flour and meal ground there, and which has been grinding there so long that no man’s memory runneth to the contrary  

Near the mill is the miller’s house, bowered in the shade of numerous  close-growing trees and the home of Dr. William T. Brown, surrounded by  shrubbery, orchard and vineyard

The mill produced three grades of flour and stone-ground corn mill. The technology of the mill improved over time. A roller mill replaced mill stones around 1895. A turbine replaced the wheel in 1911 

In 1922 the mill was sold to the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) and was subsequently demolished in 1928.  After the mill had closed, it was briefly used by the Boy Scouts as a meeting hall

In 1879, Burnt Mills (Four Corners) was a farm community with a population of 125 persons.  In 1934, the Robert E. Lattimer Land Company developed the area as a community of country estates known as Burnt Mills Hills.  The development preserved the area’s topography of rolling hills and streams and farm lanes

WSSC began construction of a water filtration facility in 1930.  The plant featured a “state of art” design, by WSSC Chief Engineer Robert B. Morse, for rapid sand removal and water treatment.  The plant had two filter assemblies, two pumping stations and a new concrete dam.  Pumping stations were designed in the Georgian Revival style to give the appearance of large colonial houses rather than a public utility

  • The low-lift pumping station moved cleaned (sediment free-water) to filter assemblies where lime and ammonia were added
  • The filter assemblies featured circular rings that were used for each stage of the filtration process, which included coagulation, filtration, and delivery

The late Robert Brooks Morse (1880-1936) was married to Carrie Emma Ross-Morse (1883-1979). They had two children: Caroline Allen Morse (1903-1905) and Katherine B. Morse-Devereaux (1904-1984)

  • He was trained as a civil engineer at Johns Hopkins University (A.B. 1901) and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B. 1904).  He became Chief engineer at WSSC since its inception in 1918
  • Unfortunately, he died prematurely at age 55 due to blood poisoning, months before the water filtration plant opened.  WSSC named the water filtration plant in his honor

The water filtration plant did not have the capacity to meet rising service demands from suburban growth and it was closed in 1962. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission acquired the former water plant in 2000.  Today they are recreational facilities known as Burnt Mills West Special Park (the high-lift pumping station) and Burnt Mills East Special Park (the low-lift pumping station)

There are no haunting legends associated with historical Burnt Mills nor the Robert B. Morse Water Filtration Facility. However, there may be potential for transcommunication experiences owing to area history.  The ghost expedition will focus on “drop-in” communication,

and not on evidence for a haunting

The ghost expedition will also participate in National Ghost Hunting Day (NGHD), an event sponsored by Haunted Journeys magazine.  Connectivity and live streaming will be provided by SHINDIG. Digital marketing services for the event are being provided by CyberSpyder. The event will attempt to build a global “consciousness bridge” that will last two hours

Data from random event generators (REGs) belonging to the Global Consciousness Project  (GCP) that are in proximity to participant locations will be monitored over the event. 

REFERENCES:

Beall, J.R. (1931). The history and construction of the mill at Burnt Mills, Maryland. Initiation Thesis. Records of Phi Mu Fraternity, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.  University of Maryland, College Park. Hosted at archive.org

Boyd, T.H.S. (1879). The history of Montgomery County, Maryland – From its earliest settlement in 1650 to 1879. Baltimore, W.K. Boyle and Son

Bushong, W. (1994, May). Robert B. Morse Water Filtration Plant. M33-22. Maryland-National Capital Park And Planning Commission. Maryland Historical Trust

Find A Grave, database and images. Memorial page for Robert Brooks Morse (13 Sep 1880–31 Jan 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135832899, citing Chebeague Island Cemetery, Chebeague Island, Cumberland County, Maine, USA. Maintained by townsendburial (contributor 47629974)

Historic Preservation, Montgomery County, Maryland. (1996, Mar 6). Montgomery County Atlas (MCATLAS) Map Viewer: ROBERT B. MORSE COMPLEX (WSSC). Resource Number: 33/022-000A. Maryland-National Capital Park And Planning Commission. Montgomery County, Maryland

Kelly, C.L. (2012). Burnt Mills Hills. M33-29. Maryland-National Capital Park And Planning Commission. Maryland Historical Trust

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND HISTORICAL CHRONOLOGY. (2018). Maryland State Archives

Montgomery Parks. (2016, Aug 15). Burnt Mills West Special Park. Maryland-National Capital Park And Planning Commission

Montgomery County Planning Department. Montgomery County Atlas (MCATLAS) Map Viewer: Burnt Mills West Special Park. Montgomery County (MD). Department of Parks. Montgomery County, Maryland

National Ghost Hunting Day: The World’s Largest Ghost Hunt. (2018).  Haunted Journeys

Shannon, J.H. (1913, Jun 22). With the Rambler. Sunday Star, Washington DC.  Reprinted in Neighbors of the Northwest Branch

Shannon, J.H. (1916, May 14).  With the Rambler: Tramping the Northwest Branch. Sunday Star, Washington DC.  Reprinted in Neighbors of the Northwest Branch

Sutton, R. (2016, Jun 16). Burnt Mills Dam has a long history in Montgomery County. Ross Sutton Blog. Keller Williams Real Estate

Williams, B.J. (2017).  Exploring Collective Consciousness: Could There Be Some Implications for Paranity?. National Ghost Hunting Day Collective Consciousness Article. Psychical Research Foundation

IMAGES:

Historic American Engineering Record. (1968). REAR ELEVATION of high-lift pumping station. Robert B. Morse Water Filtration Plant, 10700 and 10701 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD.  Library of Congress

Historic American Engineering Record. (1968). FRONT ELEVATION of high-lift pumping station. Colesville Road (also called U.S.Route 29 or Columbia Pike) is in foreground. Robert B. Morse Water Filtration Plant, 10700 and 10701 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD.  Library of Congress

Burnt Mills Flour Mill prior to its demolition – Figure 1. (c 1928).  From Beall, J.R. (1931). The history and construction of the mill at Burnt Mills, Maryland. Initiation Thesis. Records of Phi Mu Fraternity, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.  University of Maryland, College Park. 

Hosted at archive.org

Burnt Mills Flour Mill prior to its demolition – Figure 2. (c 1928).  From Beall, J.R. (1931). The history and construction of the mill at Burnt Mills, Maryland. Initiation Thesis. Records of Phi Mu Fraternity, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.  University of Maryland, College Park. 

Hosted at archive.org

Historic American Engineering Record. (1968). GROUND FLOOR of high-lift pumping station. Note the main stairway and columns. Robert B. Morse Water Filtration Plant, 10700 and 10701 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD.  Library of Congress

Historic American Engineering Record. (1968). ATTIC of high-lift pumping station showing steel framing and concrete slab roof units. Robert B. Morse Water Filtration Plant, 10700 and 10701 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD.  Library of Congress

Historic American Engineering Record. (1968). OFFICE SPACE ON SECOND FLOOR of high-lift pumping station. Robert B. Morse Water Filtration Plant, 10700 and 10701 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD.  Library of Congress

Historic American Engineering Record. (1968). BASEMENT of high-lift pumping station. Note steel I-beam and pump foundations. Robert B. Morse Water Filtration Plant, 10700 and 10701 Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD.  Library of Congress

National Ghost Hunting Day: The World’s Largest Ghost Hunt. (2017).  Haunted Journeys

Montgomery Parks. (2016, Aug 15). SOUTHEAST ELEVATION. Burnt Mills West Special Park. Maryland-National Capital Park And Planning Commission

Furnacetown Snow Hill MD Ghost Expedition 2018 /Worcester County…

Furnacetown Snow Hill MD Ghost Expedition 2018 /Worcester County (“Maryland”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com Direct Radio Voice (DRV) stream (“Maryland”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Furnacetown Living Heritage Village [Snow Hill MD] Ghost Expedition Jul 28-29 2018. Several responses were heard in response to a (location) control question regarding the county and name of the state (“Maryland”).  There was also a reference to Worcester  County. Audio was captured with a SONY DCR SR45 Handycam with an onboard ZOOM condenser microphone.  The DRV stage consisted of a: P-SB7 ITC device; MACKIE 402-VLZ3 Mixer; HARMON DIGITECH 1066 Vocal Processor; ART EQ-351 31 Band 1/3 Octave Graphic Equalizer;  TIMEWAVE DSP-599zx Digital Noise Filter and a BOSE speaker.  Audio was analyzed with PRAAT software which provided the wave forms and voice print.  The audio was also enhanced with noise filtering and normalization using AUDACITY. [AUDIO ENHANCED][HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]

Furnacetown Snow Hill MD Ghost Expedition 2018 /Worcester County…

Furnacetown Snow Hill MD Ghost Expedition 2018 /Worcester County (“Yes, Behind You”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com Direct Radio Voice (DRV) stream (“Yes, Behind You”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Furnacetown Living Heritage Village [Snow Hill MD] Ghost Expedition Jul 28-29 2018. Several responses were heard in response to questions regarding the whereabouts of Sampson Harmon. One communicator indicates (“Yes, Behind You”).  Audio was captured with a SONY DCR SR45 Handycam with an onboard ZOOM condenser microphone.  The DRV stage consisted of a: P-SB7 ITC device; MACKIE 402-VLZ3 Mixer; HARMON DIGITECH 1066 Vocal Processor; ART EQ-351 31 Band 1/3 Octave Graphic Equalizer; TIMEWAVE DSP-599zx Digital Noise Filter and a BOSE speaker.  Audio was analyzed with PRAAT software which provided the wave forms and voice print.  The audio was also enhanced with noise filtering and normalization using AUDACITY. [AUDIO ENHANCED][HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]

Furnacetown Snow Hill MD Ghost Expedition 2018 /Worcester County…

Furnacetown Snow Hill MD Ghost Expedition 2018 /Worcester County (“They is Wrong”)

http://maryland-paranormal.com Direct Radio Voice (DRV) stream (“They is Wrong”) captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Furnacetown Living Heritage Village [Snow Hill MD] Ghost Expedition Jul 28-29 2018. Several responses, some errant, were heard in response to a question regarding presidencies and voting rights during the lifetime of late Sampson Harmon.  One communicator appears to exclaim (“They is Wrong”). Audio was captured with a SONY DCR SR45 Handycam with an onboard ZOOM condenser microphone.  The DRV stage consisted of a: P-SB7 ITC device; MACKIE 402-VLZ3 Mixer; HARMON DIGITECH 1066 Vocal Processor; ART EQ-351 31 Band 1/3 Octave Graphic Equalizer; TIMEWAVE DSP-599zx Digital Noise Filter and a BOSE speaker.  Audio was analyzed with PRAAT software which provided the wave forms and voice print.  The audio was also enhanced with noise filtering and normalization using AUDACITY. [AUDIO ENHANCED][HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED]