Redding: Reports of orbs in a small field on the right
of the train tracks before the overpass on Simpaug Turnpike
usually at night. Orbs of light and a lit tent vanishing.
Train worker killed in this location in early 1900's. This
is also an area that has Native American Indian connections
and a re-burial of Indian remains recently. Other clues...this
area had a colonial tavern.
Hill: Reports of orbs and voices, especially in winter
They call it Gallows Hill for a reason.
Orders, Feb. 4, 1779
Edward Jones was
tried at a General Court Martial for going to and serving
the enemy, and coming out as a spy. He was found guilty of
each and every charge exhibited against him, and according
to Law and the Usage's of Nations was sentenced to suffer
"The General approves
the sentence and orders it to be put in execution between
the hours of ten and eleven A.M. by hanging him by the neck
till he be dead."
Orders, Feb. 6, 1779
John Smith of the
1st Connecticut Regiment, was tried at a General Court Martial
for desertion and attempting to go to the enemy, found guilty,
and further persisting in saying that he will go to the enemy
if ever he has an opportunity.
"The General approves
the sentence and orders that it be put in execution between
the hours of ten and twelve A.M. for him to be shot to death"
Route 53- Just
past John Read Middle School. Lot's of strange activity...not
easy to explain. Don't even know why to be honest, could be
native american indian related or an industrial accident,
horse or car accident. Haven't uncovered any clues yet.
Cold spots around the pines even in the heat of summer.
Why? not sure yet.
Many untimely death victims buried there so that's likely
Just below the Mark Twain Library there is a super hot area
where three people drowned in two separate floods...a couple
died in 1955 after their car was caught in the swollen river,
and a man died in 1982 attempting to clear the falls in a
the Diamond Hill Road bridge, Edward Arthur Phoenix, 53, and
his wife, Veronica, 47, of Fox Run Road lost their lives when
their car was swept into the river below the bridge. Mr. and
Mrs. Phoenix were coming home from dinner at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Matthew Blair of Great Pasture Road.
three and one-half hour frantic and near successful attempt
to rescue Mrs. Phoenix from a tree, after her husband had
been swept to his death, made the tradegy even more horrifying.
While volunteer firemen and neighbors tried vainly to reach
her in the darkness she clung doggedly to the tree, aware
of the efforts to save her. But at length her strength failed
and she fell into the river and drowned. At one time the rescuers
were within 20 feet of the tree but were turned aside by the
tremendous force of the torrent.
Army helicopter spotted the women's body Monday Morning, 1,500
feet from the Diamond Hill Bridge. Mr. Phoenix's body was
recovered early Tuesday about 50 feet further downstream.
Mark Twain Lane:
Cat appears on Halloween.
Why? not sure yet.
Many older homes
is this area, my favorite ghost story is...
Couple and their
2 year old move into old homestead, prior to move 2 year old
sleeps through the night no-matter-what. For the whole first
week, 2 year old is wired- plays and laughs all night long.
Figuring the child needs the home to somewhat resemble their
former home to return to a normal routine, the mother takes
the child to her mother's so the husband has time to decorate
and fix up the child's room. While at the mother's house the
2 year old points to a painting on the wall and asks: "what's
she doing here?!" Mother responses: "what's WHO
doing here?!" 2 year old says: "Nadajiah".
Mother, doing her best not to freak as she looks at a portrait
of a child circa 1800's on the wall, asks the child to explain...2
year old says "the girl from new house in Redding....we
play together, she comes out at night, we have fun."
Many believe to have experienced something back by Philip's
Cave. Little to no research to-date by experts.
Ridge: Lots of activity up on the Ridge. The Spinning
Wheel Inn has had sightings and investigations for decades.
I suspect the former owner is involved. I know she never wanted
alcohol to be served and it has been since she left the business.
Hill: There is also some activity on the corner of Meeker
Hill and Route 58. The spirits appear to be slaves or indians.
Could be either given the history of that location.
Ridge Cemetery: Back in middle school a schoolmate connected
with something via a "walkman" when she touched
a stone. I know she was in need of attention but I've experienced
"cold spots" there too...in August.
Redding historian Charles Burr Todd is buried in Redding Ridge
Cemetery and he does not have a stone, in fact, he is not
even noted above ground!! This man in the only man or woman
to publish the complete history of Redding in book format
and he is buried...period, no stone, no marker, nada. Tell
me you would not haunt if that were you.
Hill: Senator Peck's estate. A woman who used to live
there told me of ball room music playing and the sounds of
"guests" partying late at night.
In the Rock Lot, an open space/trail area off Peaceable Street
is the cave of the "Leatherman". It has some activity,
especially in October and November. The Leatherman has been
recently been made famous again by Pearl Jam.
is the only photo I have of a ghost. This is a Mining Operation
in Branchville, near Mountain Road in Redding.
Blue arrow points
to the back of her head.
on left, outlined in grey on right. See it?
Easily written off as double exposure, common with glass negatives...but
she seems to be watching the work going on in front of her.
Behind the 3 men employing the double jack method are 15 men
working with a team of horses to remove stone from the area
via a boom crane.
open for others who have information to share. This info is
just to get the ball rolling.
Lorraine Warren is the BEST working in the area if you
have a haunting.
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