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A little girl ghost is haunting The Inn at Aberdeen in Valparaiso, Indiana. And that's just the beginning of the claims. This 150-year old inn was once a stop on the underground railroad and it has a long history that offers several explanations for the paranormal presences felt today.
The home was owned by the Ritter family, who made it a stop for runaway slaves. The current owner, John, is wondering if the increased activity lately is connected to the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War?
As soon as John opened the Inn, he began getting complaints from guests about strange occurrences. Most commonly, people see an apparition of a young girl on the staircase, and one child visitor even tried to play with her. People have seen the same girl with an older woman apparition. John reveals that Ritter's wife and young daughter, Grace, died in the old house. Coincidence?
People have named the girl apparition "Angel". Staff at the Inn also report moving objects and banging sounds. They feel like something is playing with them. A door opens and closes on it's own, a fireplace spontaneously ignites. There are also claims of screaming and shadow figures. John wants to know: is this for real?
Steve believes that the ghost of the little girl is an intelligent haunt, because she is often seen in the newly built part of the house. So he hopes he can then communicate with her. But for now, she is keeping quiet.
Tango and K.J. are watching the thermal cameras as Jason and Steve investigate the spontaneously igniting fireplace. But Jason and Steve believe that there is a faulty switch, not a paranormal presence, behind this claim.
John is pleased with the evidence presented, and he can hear the voices on the audio feedback that backs up some of his claims. Thought he was skeptical of the idea of ghosts, this evidence has changed his mind!
Customers and staff now say the ghosts of former inmates are roaming the restaurant. There's a prisoner named James, and an imprisoned slave named Lucy who folks believe are behind this activity. Both were convicted of murder and hanged nearby.
Claims include door handles jiggling like someone is trying to get in. Tall apparitions and dark figures, frightening presences, cell doors slamming and voices are also on the menu. AND... a customer's daughter got held in a cell by an unseen force that wouldn't let her leave. Scary stuff. Let's hope TAPS can give them some answers.
Steve overcomes his arachnophobia and heads to the basement with Jason.(Though that doll looks scarier than any spider!) The good news is they are able to hear voices outside, which addresses the claim as non-paranormal. They also debunked the jiggling door handles.
More debunking occurs when Tango realizes that light play through the windows caused him to have two shadows. That's why people reported seeing two people in the restaurant when there was only one person.
Clients Kevin and Tommy listen to the evidence and are amazed that it sounds like singing and speaking while Tango was investigating the main dining hall. More voices were caught while K.J. and Dustin were in the same area.