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Haunts in Maryland (and their legends) please?

I posted this a week ago and only got two answers hoping to get more this time. If you know a haunt in maryland please post it and the legend with it if you know it, thanks. My friends and I are into ghost hunting and are looking for new places to go, so we know some but want to know more. Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    John Wilkes Booth's spirit lives strong in the rural countryside of Southern Maryland. Today if you follow his escape route through Prince Georges and Charles County, MD and across the Potomac into VA you will still find many of the original structures where he stopped and received aide. In fact, you can meet descendants of Dr. Samual Mudd by touring his private home in Bryantown, MD. John Wilkes Booth was a famous actor and today he still yields a strong fan club. Twice a year the Surratt Museum hosts a "John Wilkes Booth Escape Route" bus tour which always sells out months in advance. Additionally, the Smithsonian also offers the same tour. Booth is still in demand and is providing endless entertainment for us in spirit.

    Booth's favorite haunts:

    Ford's Theatre - not reportedly haunted, but has a fantastic exhibit in the basement of Booth and Lincoln artifacts. Plus, this is the scene of the crime (see the D.C. page for info.)

    Baptist's Alley - located behind Ford's Theatre, just outside the stage door entrance. This is where Booth's horse was waiting for him while he assassinated President Lincoln. The Haunted Traveler experienced a strong, cold presence in the alley. After Booth was killed in VA his body was brought back to D.C. and serendipitously enough his body was kept in the stables located at Baptists Alley. Law Enforcement Officials report that criminals eventually return to the scene of their crime.

    The Petersen's House - Also known as the "House Where Lincoln Died" is reportedly haunted.

    Surratt's House Museum located in Clinton, MD Surratt is reportedly haunted, although during a recent visit to the house the Haunted Traveler made an inquiry to paranormal activities and the staff stated they had not experienced anything. Mary Surratt, the owner of the house and tavern was executed as a co-conspirator in the Lincoln assassination. She was hung at Ft. McNair. Poor Mary had married very badly - to a man who was alcoholic and owned the tavern. He died in his 40's leaving her a great amount of debt. Her son John, who was a Confederate sympathizer left for Canada upon learning of Lincoln's assassination leaving Mary to defend herself. John Wilkes Booth and John Surratt were associates. Booth and John hide weapons in the house in preparation for the kidnapping of President Lincoln which never took place. The Surratt House Museum is definitely worth a visit.

    Haunted Dr. Samual Mudd's House located in Beantown, MD Link to Mudd's House Visit to the beautiful home of Dr. Mudd will let you see the very red velvet couch that John Wilkes Booth rested on during his visit to Dr. Mudd after killing Lincoln. You can also see the bedroom where Booth slept. There are many reports of ghostly activity in the house. Books falling, pictures falling off walls, footsteps, apparitions and voices. The house is still surrounded by rolling hills of the country and it doesn't take much to imagine Booth sitting in the house, smoking out back, and leaving on horseback down the hill and out the country road. Dr. Mudd's role in aiding Booth and being an active co-conspirator is still a very debated subject. Many still believe Mudd was innocent. Many others also believe he was in deed guilty given his prior relationship with Booth and being a Confederate sympathizer since he was a land owner and had slaves. You will need to make up your own opinion after visiting this wonderfully preserved historic house. Open April to November.

    Source(s): There's a lot more at this site.
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