Ghost Hunters - we visited Iron Island

@Debs_place (10551)
United States
August 30, 2009 8:15pm CST
A few months ago, I saw the Ghost Hunters episode featuring Iron Island in Buffalo, NY. We went there last week, and took the ghost tour. My husband shot off about a 100 pictures. While looking at one of them, I could see his reflection in the glass. Looking at it closer, I saw another person in the reflection. I think it was my Mom in the reflection but my husband said he was alone when he took the picture. He sent them the picture and they are reviewing the films to confirm or deny someone else being in the room. I must admit that I got goosebumps a few times. My husband said he felt a heaviness in the basement. Mom felt nothing We want to do the sleep over the next time we go there. Have you been to any of the Ghost Hunter sites and what has been your experience. DId you see anything or feel anything? Have you ever had any other paranormal experiences?
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@dreamr802 (987)
• United States
31 Aug 09
That's awesome. I love watching that show! I haven't had the chance to go to any of the places that they have gone to yet...but I do plan on going to some of the places. That is really cool about your husband's picture, that definitely would've freaked me out. Let us know what they say! Maybe you did catch something.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
3 Sep 09
My husband want to believe but he is like a ghost hunter and he did research and debunked himself. I think he was proud of himself but a bit sad. This is only the first place, I plan on going to others. I was born by the train station in Buffalo that they also did. Unfortunately it is not open all of the time though I am opening it will be open sometime when we are up there.
• United States
3 Sep 09
That's cool! One of my uncles grew up in Buffalo, he knows that train station that was on the show. One of the insane asylums they did is literally in my back yard...probably 1.5 miles behind my house...that place is definitely creepy. My mom said she caught the episode one night...but it was before I really got into the show, so I haven't seen the episode yet.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
31 Aug 09
There's this place in Virginia that I'd love to do some time. They do Halloween tours and sleepovers and stuff. It sounds like it would be very interesting. The only thing like that I have actually seen is the Robert Doll in Key West. It was pretty fascinating - and I think he might have targeted me...
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
3 Sep 09
Why do you think Robert targeted you. I wonder if that is where the Chuckie movies came from. Where in Virginia is that place? I have friends in Reston, I could go 'visit' them too.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
6 Sep 09
With this Robert doll, apparently if you make fun of it (which one of the people on my group did) or take it's picture without his permission, bad things will happen to you. People have taken the dolls picture and found that their film/memory card are totally blank afterwards (for the WHOLE trip!). Or they've gotten sick or something when they got home - my problem. I sometimes wonder if I write a letter to the doll apologizing for my friend if I'd get better??? I don't know where this place is in VA, but I see stuff about it all around Halloween. One day we'll get there!
@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
31 Aug 09
These guys are great, really nice guys. they recently bought a hotel near by and they are now frequent visitors in town. My daughter met them last year when they walked in to a pizza shop she works at for dinner. I have actually been in one location they investigated, the Mount Washington Hotel, I worked there for a number of years. In fact, the wall they showed where all the employees have signed their name has my signiture on it, as well as the name of a band I was in at the time. I only had one experience there in my time that I would consider strange, while in an empty hall, emptying a large ashtray near the elevator, someone or something walked by and touched my shoulder and wispered my name. REALLY creepy.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I like hearing that are nice guys. (Especially after we hear about the parents of certain sextuplets). That is cool, you were in a band there and had an experience there, I'll bet you really enjoyed that show a bout the hotel. Do you plan on going back there?
@hotsummer (10308)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
i have not experienced this thing yet. i am not keen to have this kind of scary experience. i hate this kind of experience cause they are normal though i believe those things do happen. i avoid to go to places known for having paranormal activities. and etc.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I don't think it is scary. I think it show how little we really know and it is exciting. Yes, I am a nut case.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Oh that sounds exciting..No i have never been to one of the ghost hunter sites...I think i would like to go but only if i am with a lot of friends.I would be terrified to go alone....It might really be an experience..I always watch the Ghost Hunters on TV..
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I love Ghost Hunters, I am watching right now. Based on the last show, it sounds like the wives aren't too happy. I would not go alone, I would want someone around for a sanity check. My husband and son both want to spend the night and possibly a nephew.
• United States
31 Aug 09
We've gone to Moundsville State several times. The first time there I got touched and had my hair tugged. We also got a picture of energy draining from my flashlight. At about the same time we took the picture my flashlight started to die. I had to shake it quite a few times to even get it to stay on ( I was using a shake flashlight). Also, in the psych ward/hospital wing I definitely saw shadows like someone was walking beside me which from what we gather is a common occurance. I thought my partner was standing beside me but when I turned to look they weren't there but on the other side of me. The second time we went we got some strange EVP sounds that we really can't explain. It sounds like we've got someone answering our questions.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
2 Sep 09
That is awesome. I think next time we will try recording with the iPods. They should be able to pick up EVPs. I have friends in the DC area, I think next time I am in the 'neighorhood' I will have to make a side trip there. Cool, that had to have been so exciting.
31 Aug 09
Hi Debs_place, Wow!!bet you had a brilliant time, and yes I watch Ghost Hunters a lot, must be so exciting to be there. I have had a lot of paranormal experiences as I am a medium and its a norm for me to feel spirit, if I don't feel anything, I thing there is something wrong with me. Tamara
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Gee, it is too bad you are so far away. We want to do a sleep over at Iron Island and you would be great to have along. A few times, I suddenly got goosebumps while I was there but I never felt scared or uncomfortable. The lady whose son Jimmy was mentioned on the show said that she talked with a medium who told her that her son goes with her home every night and comes to Iron Island with her in the morning. I think that is somewhat comforting. (My husband's son was killed last year, though we have not discussed it, I think he found it comforting to hear that.)
@GardenGerty (91134)
• Marion, Kansas
31 Aug 09
I have not done any type of paranormal tour or anything like that. It just is not me. I bet it was fun for you and your husband to do together, though.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Yes, and Mom liked it too. I think it brought back many memories. My husband was not really a paranormal guy until ghost hunters though he often said he would love to spend the night at Devil's Den in Gettysburg- now this to me is scary. Though if I had the chance, I would do it.
@saki13 (95)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
wow that is so cool i would love to go there i'm a big fan of ghost places!
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Yes, if you watch Ghost Hunters, the train station they did in Buffalo is right across the street from where I was born. Mom used to walk there with me in the stroller during bad weather to walk us. I hope to get my husband there on the next trip.
• United States
31 Aug 09
Wow i love ghost hunters!!
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
That is a very different set of advanture you had in there. It seems that you like doing this things as you were like enjoying this things together. Well it would be great if you could post that controversial picture your husband has taken in there.
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
31 Aug 09
It is one my husbands computer. I am going to try and post it tomorrow.
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
2 Sep 09
My husband researched the picture. An angel was in the original picture of the soldier. So what we thought was paranormal was a picture or paranormal. But that is ok, we still had fun.
• Pamplona, Spain
19 Sep 11
Hiya Debs, We were watching a natural Ghost Town called Belchite which is near to Zaragoza. It was bombed almost to the ground by the Soldiers of the Regime that was in power then at the time. Many nearby Villagers do not ever want to go into that Villate and especially at night. Bright lights have been seen there and heavy footsteps too. Of course there are other things going on but they don`t usually make the News here but this one did. Have never actually been there myself. A place well a Mountain that was turned into a Fort called San Cristobal is also another one of the natural places a lot of murders took place there the same as in the other and People are afraid to go there at night and even during the Day. Many People were also executed trying to escape from San Cristobal and it is said that they walk the mountain paths at night. xxx