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November 7, 2018

For this adventure, we will return to Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, Virginia. The story comes to us from a veteran National Park Service employee and friend. On the date of this incident, nothing seemed out of the ordinary, until the appearance of the “Lost Visitor” Ghost.

Photo: Prince William Forest Park sign (National Park Service)

The Turkey Run Environmental Center (TREC) is centrally located in the park. It includes the Oak Ri...

October 28, 2018

I  was very fortunate to get to explore Fort Washington, MD, a unit of the National Park Service, and meet some really interesting spirits! Today, I want to talk about my experience at the Guard Room, better known as the Fort Jail or in sailor's terminology, the "brig." 

 Upon entering the Guard Room/Jail, I definitely felt a presence. Not actually knowing the purpose of the room in advance, I noted the metal doors, one of which looked...

October 27, 2018

                                    Photo: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York. The

                                    mansion nearly completed in 1898. Credit: National Park Service

I am fortunate to have a close friend whose father was a Superint...

October 19, 2018

Photo: First State National Historical Site

Declared by Presidential Proclamation on March 25, 2013, First State National Historical Park is the first national park unit in the State of Delaware. Designated as “First State National Monument,” Congress later changed the park name to “First State National Historical Park” and added the Dickinson Plantation, Fort Christina, Old Swedes' Church, and the Ryves Holt house via the National Defense A...

October 9, 2018

Photo: The Dun Glen (Dunglen) Hotel (NPS)

Few people know about the tiny town of Thurmond, West Virginia. Often referred to as the "Dodge City of the East," it was a wild town found deep within the New River Gorge. Today, this town is part of New River Gorge National River, a unit of the National Park System. It also has an incredibly interesting story to tell!

Thurmond Becomes a Boom Town

The town was incorporated in 1900, named for Confedera...

September 23, 2018

 The HMS Assistance

"It was a dark and stormy night. We were standing on the deck. The ship was sinking..." (Remy Charlip, Reprinted 2010).  Yes, this is a tale of storms and a shipwreck, of death and its aftermath. So come with me back to late December 1983, to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, a unit of the National Park Service (Gateway National Recreation Area), for another tale in the Haunted National Park Service series.

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