Update: All our Galleries should now be back up

Update:
all our galleries should be back up at lost and found ohio . Tom has been working behind the scenes with all new photo gallery software and has gotten all of our old content up. Here soon new paranormal investigations and cemetery trips will be joining the thousands of entries we have from past trips. Lost and Found Ohio

Lost and Found Ohio investigations and updates 2014

Update: I am getting back out of winter hibernation and onto the start of another busy year here at Lost and Found Ohio

I had a great time this past weekend with my fellows of the United Paranormal Project http://www.1upp.org we did some training and investigated the Old Licking County Jail again. We had a good 30 minute flash light session in the basement down by the old holding cell that I am still going over the video of and a few other signs of activity up in the matrons quarters there to check it out go to http://www.parajail.com

This coming weekend I am going with the team to the Sedamsville rectory for an investigation down near Cincinnati for the first time to check out the activity there http://www.sedamsvillerectory.com/

then January the 25th we are hosting a public hunt at the Bryn Du Mansion one of my favorite places to investigate. so come on out and join us if you feel like spending a night in a spooky old mansion. hope to see you

also I have been adding tons of cool new items to my Spooky Things store so check it out. http://www.zazzle.com/spookythings

 

  Spooky Things is a webstore for all my weird dark and odd photography, art and cemetery related items along with halloween and zombie items and swag for Lost and Found Ohio and the United Paranormal Project.  www.zazzle.com/spookythings

 

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Speakers for 2011 Great Appalachian Spook Show

Speakers for 2011 Great Appalachian Spook Show.

Great Appalachian Spook Show Guest Speakers

                      for 2011  May 6th & 7th

 For the first ever Great Appalachian Spook Show we have endevoured to gather some of the most interesting speakers/ presenters to deliver the Best paranormal event possible and I think we have succeeded! check out our line up of people on the cuting edge of this growing field. We have Paranormal Investigations beneath the Seas with Lee Ehrlich, Len Adams the VP of the American Ghost Society to offer his years of experience in the field with Troy Tailor, we have Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc horror author and psychic empath and the Ghost Writers Pat and Stephanie Bussard, We have Rick Cassidy an experienced Demonologist and paranormal investigator of many years and the Awakening Psychics as well as our own Brendan Shay tech manager and evp specialist of the United Paranormal Project. Hosting/MCing the show is Eric Glosser the Director of the UPP. 

 Here is the line up of the wonderfull guest speakers for this years Great Appalachian Spook Show and audio of each of them talking about the paranormal  their bio’s and more info on the even can be found at www.greatappalachainspookshow.com 

 the venue  for this event is the Haunted Twin City Opera house at www.twincityoperahouse.com 

 follow the above link for the audio files

one story from the grave ” The Greatest Pitcher you’ve Never Heard Of”

one story from the grave ” The Greatest Pitcher you’ve Never Heard Of”.

 
http://www.thepostgame.com/features/201103/greatest-pitcher-youve-never-heard
 

The Greatest Pitcher You’ve Never Heard Of

Neglected Graves home to Invisible Dead

Neglected Graves home to Invisible Dead.

Neglected graves home to ‘invisible dead’

By John Sepulvado, CNN Radio
February 26, 2011 11:51 a.m. EST

 

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/26/forgotten.graves/index.html?hpt=C1

 Gore, Georgia (CNN) — Duncan Shropshire stops at the edge of the treeline, where the meadow becomes a forest. His yellow linen shirt is misbuttoned and crooked, leaving the bottom of his belly slightly exposed.

His 8-year-old daughter, Mia-Grace, stands a foot or so behind him, wiping her runny nose with the sleeve of her blue sweatshirt. After about a minute, she lets out a sigh of boredom.

Shropshire, 51, clasps his daughter’s hand and begins leading her into the Northwest Georgia forest.

“This is where your ancestors are buried, back here,” Shropshire says. “C’mon, I’ll show you.”

And with a loving tug, Duncan Shropshire shares with his daughter a key piece of their family’s history.

Still holding hands, the pair weaves through the maze of thin pines, stepping over fallen oaks and basketball-sized sinkholes. Mia-Grace stays silent while her father seems singularly focused on moving forward. After five minutes, they reach a large clearing where rows of fist-sized rocks bulge out of the ground.

Each rock sits atop small depressions in the ground.

“You see those humps in the ground?” Shropshire asks.

“Uh-huh,” Mia-Grace replies.

“Those are rows of graves. They’re stacked like spoons here,” Shropshire says. “There was a lot of people here. People of the 1800s are buried here. And I’m trying to keep it in your memory the way granddaddy kept it in mine so it won’t be forgotten.”

The two crouch over a large, flat rock with the words “Lewis Dickson, 4” scratched into it. To the left of the marker is a row of 12 rocks. To the front, there are four other rows of stones, varying in number.

“How long did they bury our kin here?” Mia-Grace asks.

“They started in the early 1800s, baby,” Shropshire answers. “They worked our people to death here. They were slaves. And probably about 1905 is when they stopped burying in this area. Your great-great-great grandfather, a (slave-owning) man named Wesley, he had five children by this slave woman, your great-great-great grandmother. She is buried over here on this side. Her name is Molly.”

Mia-Grace’s light green eyes get big. “I’m worried I might step on them,” she says.

“Oh, baby,” Shropshire says with a laugh, “they’re gone. They’re gone! They’re sleeping right now, waiting for the Lord to come.”

A “rare” and “special” place

The Shropshire gravesite is in the Appalachian foothills outside Gore, Georgia. About 1,000 feet from the clearing is an old, abandoned church on a dusty dirt road. Experts say that if slaves or former slaves are buried at the site, it would be a unique archeological find.

“In Appalachia, it would be extremely rare to have a black or slave graveyard,” explained Ruth Little, co-author of “Sticks and Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers.” “The farms in Appalachia were small, and there were fewer slaves.”

Little says slave cemeteries in the area would have been marked with field stones, like the rocks at the site, or wooden stakes that burned down.

“It’s very regional and very local,” Little continued. “I’ve seen on the coastal area with graves marked with seashells.”

Other grave markers used in black burial cites throughout the Southeast include iron pipes, broken dishes, cups, bottles and live cedar trees, according to Chicora Foundation Executive Director Michael Trinkley. He specializes in cemetery preservation.

“The problem with preserving these types of sites is that African-American cemeteries are hard to find,” Trinkley said. “You can think of the people buried there as the invisible dead. And not knowing where they are, or how many there are, makes them susceptible to loss.”

Even if gravesites are recognized, they still might be destroyed for development. Trinkley points to the low country of South Carolina.

“The areas that were used for burial grounds,” Trinkley explained, “those areas were close to water. They were considered waste areas, places where burying slaves wasn’t a significant loss to the planter. Those areas today are among the most sought-after for real estate.”

Officials in Chattooga County, where the site is located, say that they are unaware of any grave sites in the hills near Gore and that the site needs to be registered with the library as a cemetery before it can be considered for protection through local ordinances.

Trinkley and Little both say the potential historical importance of grave sites warrant investigation by local or state officials.

“What if in that grave was your mother or your child?” Trinkley asked. “It’s an issue of respect and an issue of dignity. It’s the last decision society and the individual make together.”

“There aren’t many traceable slave graveyards, and each one is special in it’s own way,” Little added. She says the Shropshire family can point to that spot and say, “This is where we’re from; this is where our roots are.”

 the rest of the article can be found following the above links

Parting of Ways with COGS leads to the United Paranormal Project

Parting of Ways with COGS leads to the United Paranormal Project.

Lost and Found Ohio is anouncing our parting of the ways with the Central Ohio Ghost Squad  and our continueing commitment to investigate the paranormal with the United Paranormal Project a collection of equals all working together to form a cooperative investigative team.

 These are almost all of the same great investigators that made up the previous COGS team but with an even more refined Management. We have parted ways with COGS Founder Ed Konkler and resigned our positions in the team. this in no way means we have given up our search for the truth behind claims of paranormal activity, it is simply that we have reached a fork in the road of life where many of us prefered to go left while others chose to follow their hearts down the right hand path instead. We wish all in COGS the best and hope they in turn do the same for us. 

    Our new team website is www.1upp.org  and it will be recieving some major injections of content in the next few weeks. We are maintaining our goals this year of offering one of the best paranormal conferences in May, the Great Appalachian Spook Show and our continuing of our commitments as hosts at Bryn Du Mansion and the Twin City Opera House.

Marty Myers of Lost and Found Ohio and the United Paranormal Project