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Francis Barnes House in Princess Anne

Spirit of Judge Stanford Lingers in Princess Anne

Spirits at the Francis Barnes House

The Francis Barnes House was built in 1853 on a parcel of land directly across the street from Teackle Mansion. Judge Henry Stanford bought the house in 1896. According to newspaper reports, he committed suicide in the upstairs bedroom by cutting his jugular vein.

Over the years there have been reports of Judge Stanford being seen in the house, happily reading his books and walking the halls. There are wonderful photos of Judge Stanford and his young family sitting on the porches and posing in the yard.Apparently, he loved this home.  But is he still there?  Ther are stories of weird events happening at the house. Even the present owners have reported paranormal activity.

Henry Laurenson Dashiell Stanford was born on the 2nd of October 1856 in Somerset Continue reading Spirit of Judge Stanford Lingers in Princess Anne

Teackle Mansion - Princess Anne

Ghost & Graveyard SOMERSET Bus Tour – Princess Anne – Crisfield – Marion 1/21/17

The Somerset Ghost and Graveyard Bus Tour will include 4 historic graveyards and over 20 haunted sites in Somerset County, Maryland. This is a 4 hour tour that will include sites between Princess Anne and Crisfield including Burgoyne’s own haunted house in Marion Station. Guests will experience most of the tour from the comfort of a luxury motor coach (restroom on board), but will be able to get off the bus and see the graveyards up close as well as some of the sites in Princess Anne.
Scroll down to end of post  to purchase tickets and see map of meeting place.

This is one in a series of six bus tours offered by Chesapeake Ghost Walks taking place during the colder months of the year – January through March.

SITES ON THE SOMERSET GHOST AND GRAVEYARD BUS TOUR include Teackle Mansion, the old Somerset jail (very haunted), Samuel Tull House, Cry Baby Bridge (Marion), McCready Hospital, Ananias Crockett House, Ira Todd House, Vance Miles House (Burgoyne’s home), the Crisfield Library, Captain Leonard Tawes’ House and the old Richard Christy house. Graveyards include St. Andrews Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Church (site of Luke’s Grave), Crisfield Cemetery and the Tull Graveyard.

Famous ghosts & stories featured on the tour: The ghost of Elizabeth Upshur Teackle, Ghost of Judge Sanford, The Hanged Man in Princess Anne, Little Annie Conner and Cry Baby Bridge, Lukes Grave, Old Ailsey’s Light, Little Olive Tull Left Behind, and the Spirit Vortex in Marion. This is a tour from the bus and guests WILL NOT BE GOING INSIDE ANY OF THE PROPERTIES.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – The cost of the ticket does not include the gratuity for your tour guide or the bus driver. If you enjoyed the walk, please consider tipping your guide and driver as a sign of appreciation.

GUEST DRAWING FOR BOOK & WALKING TOUR  –  Those who register for the Somerset Ghost & Graveyard Tour will be entered into a drawing done on the bus at the end of the tour for a copy of Burgoyne’s newest book, The Haunted Mid-Shore and a gift certificate for two tickets to any one of the ten Eastern Shore ghost walks offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks. 

MEETING PLACE AND WEATHER: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the tour and check in with the guide and bus driver. Tour will leave the premises promptly at 12:30 pm. Also note that we do not cancel for rain. In the event that the weather is wet, be sure to bring an umbrella and waterproof clothing and shoes. There are opportunities for getting off of the bus and walking. 

CELL PHONE:  Be sure to list your cell phone number so that we can contact you in the unlikely event we need to cancel due to weather or emergency.

COST: $32 per person.  Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed on the Ticket page.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:  Reservations must be made in advance and paid for to reserve your spot. GUESTS who have reserved and paid will  receive a full refund if cancellation is made prior to THREE DAYS before the tour (Janary 20, 2015 at 12 noon).  Cancellations made after that  will not be refunded unless the ticket can be resold.  All tickets are transferable.

Contact Chesapeake Ghost Walks at 443.735.0771 for more information.

Teackle Mansion - Princess Anne

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Princess Anne – Crisfield – Marion RESCHEDULED 1/30/16

THIS TOUR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 30TH DUE TO THE PENDING INCLEMENT WEATHER. Tickets are still available. 

The Somerset Ghost and Graveyard Bus Tour will include 4 historic graveyards and over 20 haunted sites in Somerset County, Maryland. This is a 4 hour tour that will include sites between Princess Anne and Crisfield including Burgoyne’s own haunted house in Marion Station. Guests will experience most of the tour from the comfort of a luxury motor coach (restroom on board), but will be able to get off the bus and see the graveyards up close as well as some of the sites in Princess Anne.
Scroll down to end of post  to purchase tickets and see map of meeting place.

This is one in a series of six bus tours offered by Chesapeake Ghost Walks taking place during the colder months of the year – January through March.

SITES ON THE SOMERSET GHOST AND GRAVEYARD BUS TOUR include Teackle Mansion, the old Somerset jail (very haunted), Samuel Tull House, Cry Baby Bridge (Marion), McCready Hospital, Ananias Crockett House, Ira Todd House, Vance Miles House (Burgoyne’s home), the Crisfield Library, Captain Leonard Tawes’ House and the old Richard Christy house. Graveyards include St. Andrews Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Church (site of Luke’s Grave), Crisfield Cemetery and the Tull Graveyard.

Famous ghosts & stories featured on the tour: The ghost of Elizabeth Upshur Teackle, Ghost of Judge Sanford, The Hanged Man in Princess Anne, Little Annie Conner and Cry Baby Bridge, Lukes Grave, Old Ailsey’s Light, Little Olive Tull Left Behind, and the Spirit Vortex in Marion. This is a tour from the bus and guests WILL NOT BE GOING INSIDE ANY OF THE PROPERTIES.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – The cost of the ticket does not include the gratuity for your tour guide or the bus driver. If you enjoyed the walk, please consider tipping your guide and driver as a sign of appreciation.

GUEST DRAWING FOR BOOK & WALKING TOUR  –  Those who register for the Somerset Ghost & Graveyard Tour will be entered into a drawing done on the bus at the end of the tour for a copy of Burgoyne’s newest book, The Haunted Mid-Shore and a gift certificate for two tickets to any one of the ten Eastern Shore ghost walks offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks. 

MEETING PLACE AND WEATHER: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the tour and check in with the guide and bus driver. Tour will leave the premises promptly at 12:30 pm. Also note that we do not cancel for rain. In the event that the weather is wet, be sure to bring an umbrella and waterproof clothing and shoes. There are opportunities for getting off of the bus and walking. 

CELL PHONE:  Be sure to list your cell phone number so that we can contact you in the unlikely event we need to cancel due to weather or emergency.

COST: $32 per person.  Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed on the Ticket page.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:  Reservations must be made in advance and paid for to reserve your spot. GUESTS who have reserved and paid will  receive a full refund if cancellation is made prior to THREE DAYS before the tour (Janary 20, 2015 at 12 noon).  Cancellations made after that  will not be refunded unless the ticket can be resold.  All tickets are transferable.

Contact Chesapeake Ghost Walks at 443.735.0771 for more information.

Teackle Mansion - Princess Anne

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Somerset 1/24/15

The Somerset Ghost and Graveyard Bus Tour will include 4 historic graveyards and over 20 haunted sites in Somerset County, Maryland. This 4 hour tour i

tour will include sites between Princess Anne and Crisfield including Burgoyne’s own haunted house in Marion Station. Guests will experience most of the 4-hour tour from the comfort of a luxury motor coach (restroom on board), but will be able to get off the bus and see the graveyards up close as well as some of the sites in Princess Anne.
Scroll down to end of post  for registration and map of meeting place.

4 historic graveyards and over 20 haunted sites in Somerset County, Maryland. This is one in a series of six bus tours offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks taking place during the colder months of the year – January through March. This Saturday’s tour will include sites between Princess Anne and Crisfield including Mindie Burgoyne’s own haunted house in Marion Station. Guests will experience most of the tour from the comfort of a luxury motor coach (restroom on board), but will be able to get off the bus and see the graveyards up close as well as some of the sites in Princess Anne. 

SITES ON THE SOMERSET GHOST AND GRAVEYARD BUS TOUR include Teackle Mansion, the old Somerset jail (very haunted), Samuel Tull House, Cry Baby Bridge (Marion), McCready Hospital, Ananias Crockett House, Ira Todd House, Vance Miles House (Burgoyne’s home), the Crisfield Library, Captain Leonard Tawes’ House and the old Richard Christy house. Graveyards include St. Andrews Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Church (site of Luke’s Grave), Crisfield Cemetery and the Tull Graveyard.

Famous ghosts & stories featured on the tour: The ghost of Elizabeth Upshur Teackle, Ghost of Judge Sanford, The Hanged Man in Princess Anne, Little Annie Conner and Cry Baby Bridge, Lukes Grave, Old Ailsey’s Light, Little Olive Tull Left Behind, and the Spirit Vortex in Marion. WE WILL NOT BE GOING INSIDE ANY OF THE PROPERTIES.

GUEST DRAWING FOR BOOK & WALKING TOUR  –  Those who register for the Somerset Ghost & Graveyard Tour will be entered into a drawing done on the bus at the end of the tour for a copy of Burgoyne’s newest book, Haunted Ocean City & Berlin and a gift certificate for two to any one of the ten Eastern Shore ghost walks offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks. 

COST: $29 per person.  Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed on the Ticket page.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:  Reservations must be made in advance and paid for to reserve your spot. GUESTS who have reserved and paid will  receive a full refund if cancellation is made prior to THREE DAYS before the tour.  Cancellations made within three days of the tour will not be refunded unless the ticket can be resold.  All tickets are transferable.

Contact Chesapeake Ghost Walks at 443.735.0771 for more information.

The Hanged Man in Princess Anne

The Hanged man
Photo taken by guest – Bridget Perry, on the first Princess Anne Ghost Walk.

The Ghost Walk in Princess Anne, Maryland is the only walk where children are not permitted to attend. This is due not only to the harsh content shared on the walk, but also to the strange things that occur on the ghost walk. The picture above was one of the first “strange” occurrences that happened on the Princess Anne Ghost Walk.

Getting the image of what appears to be a man hanging from a tree is rare indeed, but it is particularly rare when you get it in a town famous for two lynchings that took place there. The image was taken in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church graveyard with an Android cellphone by Bridge Perry who was a guest on the tour. Just as the tour was ending, Bridget asked me to look at something (I was the tour guide). When I first so the phone screen it looked black, then when she expanded the image, it was startling. The blurry figure looking remarkably like a man hanging from a tree was so disturbing that I ended the tour early. Since then, we’ve had guests get more images in photos taken in or near that same location. It’s a thin place. Continue reading The Hanged Man in Princess Anne

Labor Day Weekend Ghost Walks – Princess Anne, Snow Hill & Crisfield

What are you doing this Labor Day Weekend? There are three ghost walks scheduled on the Lower Shore that are sure to be entertaining. Two in Somerset County – Crisfield and Princess Anne – and one in Snow Hill.  Adult tickets are $15 and kids tickets (8-12) are $9. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

SPECIAL OFFER for Labor Day Weekend walks – Buy 3 Adult tickets and receive a 4th ticket free. Use promo code 4thtixfree to automatically receive the discount.

Princess Anne – Friday, 8/29 at 8pm
(adults only)

Continue reading Labor Day Weekend Ghost Walks – Princess Anne, Snow Hill & Crisfield