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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...

November 3, 2018

Photo: Fort Washington (Credit: US Coast Guard)

For this adventure, we will return to Fort Washington Park in Fort Washington, Maryland. The spirits I encountered at this park were very interesting and active, following me around the park for a few hours. In fact, the spirit we’ll hear about today initially didn’t want to speak to me at all!

The Fort Washington Lighthouse

In 1857, the first light was constructed outside the walls of Fort Washi...

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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September 6, 2018

It wasn’t a dark and stormy night. It was the middle of the day and I was standing in a group of about 6 people, talking about the restoration project that returned this landscape to Civil War era appearances. But let me back up a bit and give you some background.

Personally, I had never seen an apparition or anything unusual with my eyesight. I’ve certainly heard spirits, both make noise in the physical world and inside my head. But I was i...