Public Paranormal investigation
Throughout the year we will be offering special dates that our haunted locations will be open to public paranormal exploration.
All public investigations require that you reserve your spot in advance by clicking below or purchasing them in our Curiosity shop at the Anchorage.
COVID 19 UPDATE
As of now, the public ghost hunt on July 18 at the Anchorage and the public ghost hunt on Blennerhassett Island on August 8 are still on. No new public ghost hunts will be scheduled after August 8. Temperature checks will take place upon each guest arrival. Anyone with a temperature higher than 98.9 cannot participate in the event. Your tickets will be fully refunded.
Private group investigations of the Anchorage, the Lafayette Hotel and Blennerhassett Island are still on and booking a private event is highly encouraged.
Common areas will be disinfected after every investigation. A distance of 6 feet must be maintained between guides and tour guests. Masks are highly encouraged.
Upcoming Public Events
Investigation at the Anchorage Mansion
Welcome to the 'Palace Beautiful' for a night of paranormal investigation. This large mansion was built in 1859 by Douglas Putnam, the richest man in Marietta at that time. He built it for his wife, Eliza, but unfortunately she died 3 years later. Many owners have come and gone, yet their spirits linger here today. Once a nursing home, this building harbors the souls of those not ready to move on. Encounters with an elegantly dressed woman in the tower and on the main staircase have been reported, as well as sightings of a little girl all over the house. Unexplained voices and screams have been heard audibly as well as caught on recorders, and a man in a top hat roams the hallways. We invite you inside to explore these hauntings yourself. Bring your ghost hunting equipment or borrow ours, and see what awaits you inside one of Historic Harmar's most haunted mansions.
2020 Dates: June 20, July 18
8pm: Check-in and sign waiver
8:15-9pm: Haunted History tour of the building
9pm-1am: Roam the mansion on your own
1am: End of investigation
$40 per person, ages 18+ (or age 14+ with an accompanying guardian)
Space is limited
Investigation at Blennerhassett Island and Mansion
Join us on the dark and eerie island for a night of paranormal investigation. With regular sightings of apparitions and shadow people this is one of our most active locations. A little girl has been seen playing in the walnut room and interacting with children on tours, while a woman in red has been seen all over the island. Native spirits are said to stand guard in the shadows, while Harman Blennerhassett himself stalks the many rooms of the mansion. We will be locked down on the island overnight, so bring camping supplies, a cooler with food and snacks for your group, and any investigation equipment you would like. Warm drinks, s'mores, a hot campfire and use of our own investigation equipment will be available throughout the night.
Price includes boat ride to and from the island, camping spot, coffee & water, small snacks, horse-drawn carriage tour, island & mansion ghost tour, overnight investigation and use of our ghost hunting equipment.
You must provide your own dinner and breakfast foods. Bonfire will be available for you for the duration of event, as well as electricity and modern bathroom facilities.
2020 Dates: August 8
2021 Dates: TBD
4:00pm: Meet at the Parkersburg Point Park
4:30pm: Welcome on the island.
5:00pm: Wagon ride and tour of island
6-8pm: Free time to set up camp and dinner
8pm: Tour of mansion
9pm: Start of Ghost Hunt
12pm: Mansion will close at midnight, you are welcome to continue ghost hunting for as long as you wish around the island.
3am-9am: Quiet time
9-11am: Pack up and explore island during the day if you wish
11:30am: Catch boat back to Parkersburg
$80 per person, ages 18+ (or age 14+ with an accompanying guardian)
Space is limited