Alcatraz Prison

History Located in the San Francisco Bay in California, the small island of Alcatraz was developed with various facilities such as a lighthouse, military prison, and federal prison from 1934 until 1963. This island is home to the earliest abandoned prison, oldest lighthouse on the west coast, and early military establishments. During its time as [...]

Chancellor Virginia 1900’s Four-Room Schoolhouse

This blog post is a little different than the others; this is a private residential house that I investigated on Halloween. My friend Tempest recently moved into this old home that was converted from the original 4-room schoolhouse in Spotsylvania Virginia. Having previous experience with the paranormal and immediately after moving into her new home, [...]

St. Albans Sanatorium

St. Albans today, photo found on Colonial Ghosts/Credit to the Maryland Ghost Trackers History: Located in Radford Virginia, St. Albans Sanatorium was first built and used as a private preparatory high school for boys in 1892 by Professor George W. Miles. Miles envisioned this school as a place where boys would learn to be β€œfuture [...]

The Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

History The lovely stone "castle" ruins at the Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camden County, Missouri are one of the Midwest's favorite travel spots and its name comes from the Native American Osage phase that translates to "laughing waters". The ruins have not always looked this way though; this location used to be a [...]

Graffiti House

History: Located in Brandy Station Virginia, the Graffiti House was constructed in 1858 by James Barbour and is one of the only remaining structures that was built before the American Civil War. The house was built near the Orange & Alexandra Railroad and because of this, the house was considered a strategic location that was [...]

Weems-Botts Museum

History Located at 3944 Cameron Street in Dumfries Virginia, the Weems-Botts House has been a historical landmark since the 1700’s. Built in 1749, this house was originally built to serve as a vestry, a sacred place to keep religious items, for the Quantico Church. Along with the House, there is the Weems-Botts Museum Annex that [...]