Inmates still haunt old jail, paranormal probers say – Decades after the last inmate walked out of the old Licking County jail, echoes of the lives spent within its walls still resonate among the empty cells.
At least that was the pitch of two paranormal experts who last night presented evidence of spooky activity they collected while on a ghost hunt at the gothic sandstone structure last year.
Tom Robson and Michelle Duke, co-founders of Southeastern Ohio Paranormal Investigators, spent a night in the jail on S. 3rd Street in Newark in November.
Aided by all manner of high-tech ghost-tracking gadgetry and seven other brave souls, the team captured audio and video recordings that they say prove the county’s 1889 lockup has some permanent residents that go bump in the night.
Before a small audience of county workers and community members, Robson and Duke played recordings that they said were the voices of the dead captured by electronic devices far more sensitive than the human ear.
Investigators said they also witnessed a shadowy apparition peek out of a cellar room, captured footage of a flashlight turning itself on and off, and heard the sound of shackles.
Robson and Duke are dead serious about their work. Both are corrections officers for the Zanesville Police Department and each has spent more than 15 years investigating reports of hauntings across Ohio and other states.
“I’ve always considered myself a skeptical believer,” Robson said. “I believe in the paranormal, but you have to prove it to me beyond a shadow of a doubt.”
Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb said several groups have approached the county about ghost-hunting in the old building since the county launched efforts to rehabilitate and find a new use for the structure. Another group of investigators is scheduled to present its findings next week.
Commissioner Brad Feightner said few places in Ohio can boast of a haunted locale so steeped in history. A little more than 100 years ago, the jailhouse was the scene of a lynching that made national news.
A black eye for the county then, the famous case and more recent news of the jail’s haunting could now translate into renewed public interest in saving the historic building.
As for Robson and Duke, they just want another shot at investigating the jail, which they say is one of the most active spots they’ve visited.
“You just want answers,” Robson said. “Not just for other people, but for yourself.”
Minnesota has so many great places to get out and enjoy nature. I recently discovered Purgatory Park, and I only went there because of the name. It turned out to be very pretty, even on a rainy day. It was named after Purgatory Creek, which flows through it. The park is also a dog friendly, off leash park. Many people just let their pups run free. Unfortunately, that isn’t an option for us. Click here to see why, My Dog’s Attitude Problem: http://imgur.com/a/gzHeD.
We moved to Minnesota and found it to be very beautiful. We’re enjoying the scenery but heard the winters can be rough. By everyone we meet. That’s right, every single person I enter a conversation with warns me about winter. It’s actually become a joke with our family.
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A kill list was found on the bathroom wall in the boy’s bathroom of Thompson’s Station, TN. The school resource officers figured out the student responsible and he is in Williamson County Juvenile Detention. The student was charged with disorderly conduct, vandalism under $500 and communicating a threat concerning a school employee.
The list contained the names of twenty students and was found on April 1, 2015; which incidentally is April Fools Day. I wonder if this intended as a prank. If so, it is an excellent example of poor judgement.
They were able to figure out who it was by watching video and matching it up to the students on the list.
Principal Campbell sent the following notice to parents 46 minutes after the first message:
“Hello Independence families. This is Todd Campbell, principal of Independence High School. I am calling to update you on my earlier call, and let you know that a student has confessed to writing the threatening graffiti found in the boy’s bathroom. Thank you for your support as we conducted our investigation.”
About Thompson’s Station, TN Thompson’s Station is a small town south of Nashville, TN with a small population of 2,600. It is a beautiful place to live, surrounded by pastures and rolling hills. As for shopping, there are six grocery stores in a ten mile radius, along many restaurants. A movie theatre will be opening in a few months. See my previous post about the town here: https://prettysleepy.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/small-town-of-thompsons-station-tn/
Worthington Industries is laying off more than 550 employees, including 80 in Bremen, as it deals with the effects of low oil and steel prices.
After visiting their website, I noticed that they also have a lot of job listings.
The Columbus-based metals manufacturer said today it is closing a plant in Florence, S.C, that makes vehicle cabs, leading to the loss of 310 jobs.
Worthington also is laying off a total of 245 people, representing only a portion of the workforce, at four plants: Garden City, Kan., Skiatook, Okla., and in Bremen and Wooster, Ohio. At the latter facility, 35 jobs will be affected.
Worthington Industries has about 11,000 employees in 11 countries and was founded in 1955.
Read more here: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2015/03/24/worthington-industries-plans-layoffs.html