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St. Francis County Museum - Rating: Orange

On the 13th and 14th of July,  Ghost Connection was invited to conduct an investigation of the paranormal activity at the St. Francis County Museum in Forrest City, Arkansas.

Prior to our investigation, we conducted extensive research on the history on the museum using materials provided by Harvey Hanna, the museum’s manager, information provided by the Internet, local newspaper articles, and personal experiences of locals. Reported hauntings include but are not limited to relocation of objects, strange unexplained noises, and sightings of both a woman in a blue dress and a man wearing overalls. The woman in the blue dress has often been witnessed standing in the south bedroom window, while the man in overalls has occasionally been seen standing on the front porch. There is a trophy case in the main hallway of the museum where trophies reportedly move around the showcase by themselves.

The evenings of the 13th and the 14th, the team held a public meet and greet with the interested townsfolk, fielding questions and learning from the local stories. We appreciate all the information provided to us; it greatly aided our research and investigation.

During the first night of the investigation, we had many encounters with the spirits that dwell within the walls of the museum. One of our team members heard a woman talking to her while she was in the upstairs hallway. Another witnessed a visage of a woman in a white dress manifest before him in the same hallway. Downstairs, two members walked around the corner and came to an immediate halt as a six foot tall man with a moustache and wearing a dark suit stood before them in the artifact room. The team’s E.V.P. (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) captured the distinct voices of two different females, as well as two different males. One member saw a shadow walk across the floor before her, and was lucky enough to capture that very apparition on video. In addition, several different light anomalies were witnessed throughout the night by several different team members.

During the second night of our investigation, the spirits made became more physical with some team members. Two team members followed a shadow into the parlor only to be pushed through with such force that one member received a bruise on her arm while another had his glasses knocked crooked on his face. We don’t feel that the spirit intended any harm, it just reacted like an animal would if it was cornered and scared. Spirits can be dangerous if they feel threatened. Later that night, one of our members was "attacked" in the artifact room. She was feeling pin pricks on her cheek, and when another member told the spirit to leave her alone, she was clawed across the face, resulting in scratch marks on her cheek.

The St. Francis County Museum is rich with history and legend. We would like to thank Harvey Hanna and his wife, Caroline, for allowing us to investigate the museum, and Charles for all his help with the location’s history. We would like to send out a special thanks to all the citizens of Forrest City for inviting us in and making us feel welcome. We look forward to an opportunity to reinvestigate the museum.

Photo's of Dr. Rush and Wife Cora