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Pennhurst State School 

Pennhurst State School was a live-in facility for people with mental and/or physical disabilities. It was surrounded by controversy from its earliest days.

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium

  Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a closed sanatorium located in southwestern Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky. It opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. In the early 1900s, Jefferson County was ravaged by an outbreak of tuberculosis (the "White Plague") which prompted the construction of a new hospital.  

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Historic Jordan Springs

Historic Jordan Springs has a history that dates back to 1549. The first to come across the area on which the estate falls were the Catawba Indians. They are known for being fierce warriors. Though the tribe initially inhabited just the Carolinas, they were drawn to the rumored healing powers of two of Stephenson’s springs, the White Sulphur Spring and the Calibeate Spring. At the base of a hill known as the Devil’s Backbone, the springs formed a natural mineral bath. The tribe found the grotto perfect for holding important meetings and performing rituals.

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Hupps Hill

Hupp's Hill played a significant role throughout the Cedar Creek operation. Jubal Early's entire force showed itself here on 13 October in an effort to draw the Federals into battle from their positions north of Cedar Creek.

 General John B. Gordon came to Hupp's Hill on 17 October in order to begin planning for an attack. He ruled out an attack down the Pike because of the evident frontal strength of the Federal positions.  During the Confederate retreat, Bryan's Virginia Battery tried to establish a defensive position on Hupp's Hill. It was aided by a motley group of infantrymen gathered by Major Henry Kyd Douglas, one of Jubal Early's aides. They tried to establish a blockade of fence rails and debris across the Pike (US 11) but soon were overwhelmed by the Federal cavalry. Late on the night of 19 October, Hupp's Hill was occupied by Federal units from the First Division, XIX Corps. It was relieved the next day by the Second Division, VI Corps. It was this unit which dug the earthworks visible today. They were laid out and their construction supervised by Major Hazard Stevens, the corps adjutant general. This division remained here until 10 November 1864 when Sheridan pulled his entire army back to Winchester.From :  http://www.history.army.mil/books/staff-rides/cedarcreek/cc01.htm

   Perhaps it’s the cavern’s crystals that draw spirits there, or maybe it’s the battle that raged above during the Civil War. One thing is certain, area paranormal investigators agree that the area is “alive” with supernatural phenomena.
The caverns are haunted with the spirits of Native Americans, Civil War soldiers and for an unknown reason, children.

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Gettysburg Battlefields

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address". Having concentrated his army around the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Gen. Robert E. Lee awaited the approach of Union Gen. George G. Meade’s forces. On July 1, early Union success faltered as Confederates pushed back against the Iron Brigade and exploited a weak Federal line at Barlow’s Knoll. The following day saw Lee strike the Union flanks, leading to heavy battle at Devil's Den, Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, Peach Orchard, Culp’s Hill and East Cemetery Hill. Southerners captured Devil’s Den and the Peach Orchard, but ultimately failed to dislodge the Union defenders. On the final day, July 3rd, fighting raged at Culp’s Hill with the Union regaining its lost ground. After being cut down by a massive artillery bombardment in the afternoon, Lee attacked the Union center on Cemetery Ridge and was repulsed in what is now known as Pickett’s Charge. Lee's second invasion of the North had failed, and had resulted in heavy casualties; an estimated 51,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured, or listed as missing after Gettysburg. the main event was a dramatic infantry assault by 12,000 Confederates against the center of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge--Pickett's Charge. The charge was repulsed by Union rifle and artillery fire, at great losses to the Confederate army. Lee led his army on a torturous retreat back to Virginia. As many as 51,000 soldiers from both armies were killed, wounded, captured or missing in the three-day battle. Four months after the battle, President Lincoln used the dedication ceremony for Gettysburg's Soldiers National Cemetery to honor the fallen Union soldiers and redefine the purpose of the war in his historic Gettysburg Address.

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Oaklands Mansion

Haunted Oaklands Mansion API has investigated historic Oaklands Mansion in Laurel, MD, several times and it is proving to be a treasure trove of historic and paranormal data. Currently being renovated, it’s estimated that the mansion has at least five different intelligent spirits that have shown the ability to communicate in some manner, as well as residual hauntings from different layers of time. The 28 room structure was built in 1732 in the Georgian architectural style and is slowly being restored by the present owner. Oaklands was a wedding gift for the daughter of Richard Snowden and the estate once occupied 1,000 acres. The original land was conveyed in a grant from the British crown. Among other spirits (at least two children, a slave girl, and a woman known as the “Lavender Lady”), API has encountered Richard Contee, a former owner and an historical figure whose life is being researched by the team. API has discovered that Contee served as a major under General Robert E. Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War and seems to have been associated in some way with the development and use of warships in that conflict. There is a pier in Annapolis, MD, that is dedicated to Major Contee. Contee may have been a heavy drinker and gambler, as he seems to exhibit these same personality traits in his spirit form. Known as the “Mad Major,” Contee apparently suffered a mental breakdown at some point which could be the reason he is still in residence at Oaklands Mansion. http://www.examiner.com/article/alexandria-paranormal-investigations-on-history-and-hauntings-at-oaklands

 

 

Michael Robishaw, Founder of  Alexandria Paranormal Investigations Spiritual healer, Native American Shaman

Michael Robishaw

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