Scientific evidence of poltergeist knocking?
Has science finally established a paranormal effect?
Paranormal rapping's associated with apparent poltergeist activity have been described for many hundreds of years. It is only now that an interesting pattern has been discovered within the fine detail of the paranormal rapping sounds. No explanation can be found for this pattern at present.
The current edition of the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR), a learned publication dating back to 1882, carries an article by scientist Dr Barrie Colvin B.Sc., Ph.D., showing instrumental evidence for an inexplicable and objective banging sound detected in recordings made during alleged poltergeist activity.
Whereas raps and knocking sounds produced by ordinary means exhibit a normal acoustic pattern, those recorded in alleged poltergeist cases show quite a different sound signature. http://www.spr.ac.uk/main/news/colvin-acoustic-properties-poltergeist-rapping
The community Of Marshall, TX has developed in and around Whetstone Square, Harrison County Courthouse, is said by many to be very haunted by several types of haunting's as well as ghosts and paranormal activity.
Some of Marshall's most interesting historical sites include:
The centerpiece of Haunted Marshall, Tx once owned by the notable Starr Family.
The Starr Family State Historic Site, Many who live in Marshall will expound on how haunted the location really is. Known locally as "Maplecroft" for its abundance of maple trees and paranormal activity.
Located on 407 West Travis Street, the site is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site tells the story of a prominent East Texas family since its arrival in Texas in 1834.
This is a haunted 3.1-acre (1.3 ha) historical site operated by the Texas Historical Commission in downtown Marshall, Texas. The site encompasses several structures used by the Starr Family; most notably the main house or Starr Home, Maplecroft, and the Rosemont Cottage. Though the Guides often will not open up and tell you of their personal experiences. This most haunted Marshall, TX location is certainly very haunted by ghosts and often unseen spirits.
The site portrays 150 years and four generations of one of the most influential political families in the periods of the Republic of Texas and early statehood.
The family donated the site to the State of Texas in 1976 and in 1982 the site was enlarged to include all of the Starr family residences. The Starr's continued to live at the site until 1985; the site was opened to the public in 1986 as a Texas state park. James Frank Starr, commissioned the construction of the main attraction of the park, Maplecroft.
The original antebellum plantation, Rosemont, was partially demolished in the 1870s for the construction of Maplecroft. Maplecroft was constructed in the Italianate style of red heart pine. Craftsmen, such as shipwrights, and building materials were shipped from New Orleans to Marshall.
The remaining portion of the original main house, Rosemont, was converted into a school house for the family's children and later into a laundry. In 1985, the house and three acres encompassing seven historic buildings was left to the State of Texas upon the death of the last owner, Mrs. Clara Pope Willoughby. On January 1, 2008, the site was transferred from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Texas Historical Commission.
Many say they feel transported into the 1800s by booking an overnight stay at the very haunted Rosemont Cottage, the actual only surviving wing of all Dr. James Harper and Harriet Starr's two-story, frame home that fell victim to a fire-inducing lightning bolt and was dismantled in 1914. Many in town believe the act of God that destroyed the fine house was a curse set upon Starr by a jealous rival.
Rosemont Ghost Photo by Tamillia Easter Jackson.
The quaint, four-room cottage, built in the late 1830s, today serves as a bed and breakfast for couples and others seeking a nostalgic getaway amid Victorian elegance. Many say it is very haunted and a highpoint to any paranormal investigators trip to Marshall.
Many state that the hand-carved Mallard bed transported upriver from New Orleans in antebellum Texas when paddle wheelers could still reach nearby Jefferson has it's own ghost attached to it that will wake you in the night. And at times hold you fast in bed so you cannot move.
Rocking chairs on the front porch are said to rock by themselves and often do so at a the strangest times of the day and night unprovoked.
The very haunted clapboard cottage, which features the original wood floors and 12-foot ceilings, is one of five historic structures at Starr Family Home State Historic Site. S
Stately Maplecroft, the ancestral mansion of the Starr Family that’s named for the Virginia red maples the patriarch imported, serves as the centerpiece of the state park compound that also includes the early 1900s Starr-Blake Home and an old school house. The latter, formerly a servant's quarters, was attended by the six daughters of Clara and James Franklin (Frank) Starr, one of Dr. Starr's two sons. During holidays and special occasions, the Starr-Blake Home hosts candlelight dinners amid Victorian surroundings.
Paranormal activity at the Starr Family home is said to include:
People seeing strange shadow figures in the windows late at night movement mainly revolve around seeing figures on the front porch area.
Poltergeist Phenomena: Many who visit the location often tell of chilly or cold spots, hearing speech or strange often out of time outlandish noises, hearing footsteps and a strong feeling of being watched. And the old haunted rocking chairs rocking by themselves.
Located on North Washington Street. The area includes the Ginocchio Hotel, once called "the finest overnight hotel and eating establishment between New Orleans and Denver." And to say it is not haunted is to be like calling the kettle black. Many ghost haunt this area. from those we call pick pocketing ghost to the mournful wailing spirits that many say they hear often.
Built in the l890s, the hotel includes a rare, curly pine staircase. Also in the historical district are several Ginocchio homes built in the l880s, and near the old Texas and Pacific Railroad Depot, one of the most interesting and haunted depots in all of Texas.
Paranormal Activity includes:
Hearing many strange weird noises and smells are more easily discernable and direct.
Poltergeist Phenomena: Whispers, moans, even your own animated shadow might come to life on it's own, breezes in closed areas, marks on floors or walls appearing and disappearing before your eyes.
610 Washington, the museum and headquarters for the Harrison County Conservation Society. The New England-style salt box house was built in l879. Poltergeist unmistakably have made its presence known here many times over the years.
Sometimes this very haunted location will be haunted consecutively for several months then the haunting stops abruptly
What many believe could have been beforehand dismissed is now a bona fide entity or haunting that you need to investigate. some say when certain people enter the house the activity starts a new after being dormant for a time.
Poltergeist Phenomena: Appliances and electronics turning on/off, Electrical plugs being pulled from the walls, invisible hands touching people, doors opening and closing all by themselves, bizarre knocks at doors and windows.
Located at 700 East Rusk Street, a bed-and-breakfast inn that was once the home of Texas publisher Robert W. Loughery, who became the U.S. consul to Acapulco, Mexico. The home was built in l866. And many say has been haunted by several ghosts since it's construction.
Here often includes many strange reported as real encounters with the dead. Ghost are said to touch people on the face at the Gazebo inn back. The lonely jilted bride is said to have stripped off her weeding gown and ripped it to shreds throwing part of it down the well. the other part she fashioned into a noose and hung herself naked at midnight. and here and her nude ghosts is often encountered. Many say she will slap a woman in the face and kick a man in his groin.
400 South Bolivar. The Confederate governor of Missouri moved his government-in-exile to a one-story wooden dwelling on this site during the Civil War after being run out of Missouri by federal troops. Poltergeist experiences here many say has reached its maximum energy point, and should be considered hazardous.
Aggressive and threatening actions begin sometimes in the mid 1960's then subsided for the longest point which was a 3 year period. After this the haunting lasted for 7 years then stopped one day, the poltergeist will go dormant many say just to begin the cycle again at any point and time.
Phenomena: Biting, slapping or punching people; animating objects; one report even said a witness experienced seeing blood on walls, floors and ceilings, attacks by unseen forces, flying knives or sharp objects, heavy objects falling; Threatening writings or optical signs of jeopardy.
Poltergeist (from German poltern, meaning "to rumble", "to make a noise" and Geist, meaning "ghost" or "spirit") is known in mythology and folklore as a ghost, spirit, entity, demonic spirit or being that manifests itself by creating noise or moving objects.
Those that investigate strange over the top hauntings and listen patiently to those who in terror or great fear relate their tales of supernatural encounters, often claim that no clear accurate scientific explanation exists to date. Stigmatized property is often where many believe such paranormal activity takes place. but in recent times many will tell you every inch of ground we walk upon is haunted by some force or power unknown to us.
Constructed in 1912, in the Ginocchio National Historic District houses the Texas & Pacific Railway Museum and also is a functioning Amtrak station. Many people have often reported strange activity here. In recent months everyone in town has also been on the lookout for a large displaced out of time and space or possibly a pet escaped African Lion.
Although several physical theories have been occasionally proposed (some including tremors, air currents, ultra-infra sound waves or unexplained losses of gravity) to produce purported effects. the location is said to be very haunted by a ghost that likes to kick men and women in the behind as they await their train arrival.
Since there is no proof of the existence of real ghosts or poltergeists the consensus of opinion from the scientific community is that the evidence claimed by believers is all in the mind or caused by scientifically explainable phenomena (e.g air currents, tremors). By definition science cannot disprove the existence of poltergeists since it is impossible to prove a negative. The burden of proof is therefore with those who seek to establish the fact.
Poltergeist Phenomena: When you drive past the hotel you will notice the old tunnel have to go underground by this to walk to the Depot. By walking through this tunnel many say ghosts will touch you, punch you scratch and rough you up so bad you will never want to return.
Many believe it is the ghost of a young Marshall boy who drowned her whilst hiding from bad weather as he ran from an oncoming tornado. The Haunted Marshall, Texas Tunnel will or did fill with deep fast moving water over the years. Even local hobo's are afraid to spent the night here because they know they will be robbed by the ghosts or kicked in the head or body by an unseen force.
Off of 3rd street in Marshall is what is known as the T&P Pond. And this is where the old locomotives use to stop and fill the steam engines with fresh water. Many hobos would jump off the trains here to their deaths. In the 1970's homeless people would stay here when the trains would stop hoping to run and jump aboard to leave town during winter. Many dead hobo's and homeless individuals are often found here dead by natural causes or murdered and robbed as they slept. Today it is a foreboding haunted hotspot where few dare to venture.
Many people say they can smell cheap whiskey in the air, or the smell of beanie weenies cooking over an open fire. Paranormal investigators often tell of being thrown to the grown and wrestled by unseen forces. Personally one kicked me in the shins and ripped my camera from my hands. this is no place to visit alone if you are afraid of Poltergeist Phenomena.
About Tamilla Easter Jackson
A graduate of Wiley College Bates has lived
in Marshall, Texas all her life. As the founding
member of Marshall, Texas Ghost Finders she
and her group of 35 other students have hunted
for ghost and paranormal activity through
out the City of Marshall, TX. " Growing
up haunted inn Marshall is a common thing."
says Jackson. Since she was a child she has
had over 30 or more encounters with the White
Lady of Marshall, Texas.
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