Location: New Milford, Susquehanna County, PA
Activity has been reported over many years at this location, such as the sighting of an apparition of a little girl in the field between the school house and the gallery, a man in beige coveralls witnessed in several areas on the grounds, a woman with a candle seen in the window of the old gift shop, a woman seen in the window of the school house and a man in the doctor's area of the main museum building. Other claims include visitors being touched inside the school house, technical problems with battery powered devices, such as cameras with fresh batteries going dead, cameras shutting off when someone is trying to take a picture and anomalies showing up on film. During the yearly ghost walk tours in October of last year (2007) , tour guides reported leaving the school house with an inside book cabinet secured, only to return a while later with another group to find the cabinet door open and books pulled out.
Digital Cameras (3)
Digital Voice Recorders (7)
EMF gauge (3)
Camcorders w/ night shot (4)
IR Boosters (4)
- During a short video interview with the clients at 7:45PM, about 45 seconds of footage was recorded on a Mini DV camcorder. The record icon was active and the counter was advancing, but when played back at a later time, no footage was recorded on the Mini DV cassette. The correct amount of time had passed with no recorded data showing. The camera was activated once again a few minutes later and used for the duration of the investigation with all footage recorded.
- At 8:34PM Ken had reported his fully charged walkie-talkie battery being almost completely drained after a half hour of use in the old gift shop. A fully charged battery should have had many hours of time left.
(Electronic Voice Phenomenon) Audio:
Recorder #4 “Old Gift Shop” - No physical evidence captured on this device at the time of the investigation. Recorder was stationary in the middle of the room.
- No physical evidence captured on this
device at the
Camcorder #4 - At 9:20PM, Camcorder #4, which was placed stationary in the old gift shop, facing the front left window where an apparition of a woman was reported, began to move on its own. The camera jumps to the right and slowly pans back to the left. For the next minute or so, the camera shot moves again in various manners. No one was in the building at this time. The camera was checked for malfunctions, however this could not be duplicated. It could not be determined if the camcorder itself was actually moved because the movement was so small and the view remained facing the same direction in the end. The anomaly has not occurred since.
camcorders. What do you think, camera movement or malfunction?
Feelings / Experiences
Chris – During the investigation in the main gallery with Kenny, near the doctor’s area, Chris witnessed what looked like a shadow of a person walk from right to left between the gallery and the white post office building next door through the window. Chris and Ken immediately called for everyone’s location and ascertained that no one was walking in this area. Lauren and Jenn were in a position at the time away from the gallery, but close enough to observe that no one was walking in that area. There was no light source that could have cast a shadow in this area and Ken and Chris could not reproduce the event, despite several attempts to produce a shadow there.
In the background is the post office where Chris witnessed a shadow walk from right to left between the two buildings. Chris was in the main gallery, which can be seen in the foreground, when something moving outside the window caught his eye.
Mark – During the investigation in the main gallery near the old hearse, Mark heard what he believed was music playing very faintly for several seconds. When mentioning that to Tim and Christina, Christina stated that she heard the same thing. No audio recorders present picked up the sound.
Lauren - No experiences reported.
Ken - No experiences reported.
Tim - No experiences reported.
the first half hour of investigating, investigators began to have
trouble with some equipment, including one of our walkie-talkie
batteries going dead from a fully charged state and the failure of one
of our camcorders to record a segment of footage with no logical reason.