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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 30 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one unexplainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.

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12/30/2014

MARY SURRATT-"LADY IN BLACK"-WASHINGTON, DC

So, I am headed to Wahington DC tomorrow and can't wait to see all the history this great state has to offer!  You can bet I will be checking out some of the haunted places here.

I thought I would tell ya'll about one of the MOST famous hauntings in Washington.  It's not that this place is SCARY or full of lots of different spirits....BUT it IS one that has been reported with regular paranormal activity.

John Wilkes Booth, the man responsible for Lincoln's assassination, was known to freguqent a tavern operated by John Lloyd, but owned Mary Surratt.  In April of 1865, Mary Surrantt along with Lewis Powell(who had attempted to kill Secretary of State William Seward) and Louis Weichmann, who dropped off a package at the Inn that was later picked up by Booth, were all arrested as conspirators in Lincoln's assassination.  Lloyd was pressured into testifying against Mary.  But what other proof did the police have on Surrant?  The incriminating evidence against Mary was that her boardinghouse, located a few blocks from Ford Theatre, was a convenient haven for Booth while in town.  And, to matters worse, both of Mary's sons were involved in the Confederacy.

Weichmann also testified against Surratt.  Later he claimed that he was pressured by government officials to do so.

Many believed that President Andrew Johnson would pardon Mary.  After all, up until that point in history, no female prisoner had ever been hanged!  Unfortunately for Mary, the pardon never came.  On July 7, 1865, Mary, along with three others, was hanged at Fort McNair.  One of the men who died along with Mary, Lewis Powell, proclaimed her innocence with his dying breath.  But his words fell on deaf ears.  That day marked the first woman to ever be hanged in the United States.

Ever since, people have witnessed the ghostly apparition of a woman with her hands and feet bound roaming about the site of her execution, her face barely visible beneath a black hood.  And many a soldier's child, when asked who their invisible friend is, happily report, "it's the Lady in Black".
One thing I would like to point out is... more than likely Mary's feet and hands were bound that way once she hung she couldn't kick or grab for the noose.  BUT some customs believe that if you tied their feet and hands together this would prevent the spirit from returning.

So, we will see.....hope to have a LOT to tell you about next week!  And hopefully I will have the "upcoming" topics for the year ready.  And let me tell you.......this next year has LOTS of exciting events coming up starting with Yorktown Memorial Hospital in Yorktown, Tx.  This place is going to be one SCARY PLACE!!!  I hope to start posting on Instagram and Twitter so you guys can be right there with us as we explore this abandon hospital full of spirits!!!

Everyone have a Happy New Year and PLEASE PLEASE be safe as you partake in some "adult beverages".  I wish each and everyone of you the BEST YEAR EVER to come.....hopefully the spirits will be excited about a new year and want to "Party with US"!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!




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