Ashmore – The Truth

October 29th, 2010 at 9:13 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, WTHI Blog

Last year, you may recall a special report we did called, “The Ashmore Experiment”.  The goal was to take two groups, believers and non-believers, to a documented ‘Haunted House’.

Ashmore Estates is just west of Ashmore, IL.  Each year, including this year, “Spookmeister” and his crew stage a haunted experience.  This year, it’s “No Mercy Hospital”.

Now the interesting part.  I was, and still am, a skeptic when it comes to ghosts.  However, on the second night of our stay, something very strange happened to me.  Actually, it began on the first night.  I was in the basement of Ashmore Estates to turn off the power.  That’s when I first felt ‘something’ close to me.  It only lasted a few moments, but I felt it.  The second night, the feeling was more intense and occurred on three separate occasions.  The first was while I was in a group on the ground floor.  I felt a ‘tingley, lifting’ sensation all through my body.  It was disturbing. The second time, I was walking through the hallway with another person, and felt the same, vibrating sensation.  The final time was the most intense.  It was in the boiler room and I felt like something was trying to pull me off the floor.  I did not mention any of these experiences to anyone on the crew.

Finally, early on the 30th, around 4am, it happened.  Everyone there that night decided to go to the second floor, leaving me ALONE for the FIRST TIME during the time we were there.  I have no recollection of what happened next.  I woke up on the floor with all the crew surrounding me and terrible pain in my right shoulder.  The last thing I remember was sitting in a chair while everyone was one floor above me.  I am reluctant to speculate what may have happened.  I hadn’t had much sleep, I had not eaten well and I was stressed.  While my mishap could have been caused by physical means, I can’t help but think I was in a place where I was not welcome.  Perhaps I’d been poking around where I should not.  I don’t know, but my Grandfather believed in demons and evil spirits.  And now, so do I.  Here’s a link to our coverage last year.  I welcome any comments you may have.

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