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Washington County Courthouse - Rating: Yellow
 
     We were invited to investigate the Historical Washington County Courthouse on Saturday, September 30, during a full moon and right in the middle of Fayetteville's own Bikes, Blues, and Barbeque!   One of our members was forced to work the Bikes and Blues event and had to miss this one.  We were accompanied on this investigation by Justin Wedgeworth, photojournalist for The Morning News, and Laurinda Joenks, the Living editor for the Morning News.  Justin has accompanied us on investigations before, but for Laurinda, this was a whole new experience.  We spent several minutes initially just taking in the sights.  The building was beautiful!  But after a short time, it was back to business as usual.
     We began taking our preliminary readings at 10:30 p.m. by taking temperature readings and E.M.F. readings to locate any potential hotspots that we would need to be aware of later in the night.  Around 11:00, it was lights out! 
     We split the team into two groups, allowing Justin and Laurinda to follow either group at will.  The spirits were apparently joining in the festivities at Bikes, Blues, and Barbeque early on, because most of the activity was the noises of passing motorcycles.  However, Ron and Lori did hear the noises of footsteps coming from the courtroom, and Katherine did experience a light anomaly early on, as she captured a passing light "orb" on video that we could not pass off as a flashlight.  We took a quick photo download break around 1:00 a.m., and upon our return, the spirits were ready to go!  one of our members was constantly being drawn into one of the offices on the third floor by various sounds of a woman's voice and scuffling noises coming from the bathroom.  He and Ron spent some time with the spirit and determined it to be that of a small, older woman who claimed to work in the building.  Shortly thereafter, Lori was horrified to hear the ding of the elevator stopping on the third floor, but when the doors opened, no one was to be found.  All team members were accounted for, so no one was just playing a trick.  Later in the evening, Ron and Billy seemingly were in contact with a spirit who claimed to be Judge W.A. Dickson.  He was communicating with us through readings on the E.M.F. Ron was holding.  As we were wrapping up our investigation, someone on the second floor slammed a door.  The only problem with that was that the entire team was on either the third floor or the first floor.
     All in all, we were thrilled with our results.  We were able to acquire some E.V.P. from the courthouse, answering some of our questions, and got what we feel are pretty quality orbs in several of our photographs.  The courthouse definitely has paranormal activity, in our minds.  The spirits seem to just belong there.  They are not the least threatened by those around them, nor do they seem threatening to those around them.  On our "Hauntings Chart," we feel the Washington County Courthouse would deserve a rating of Orange; meaning plenty of activity, but nothing threatening or harmful.  We very much look forward to the opportunity for a revisit soon! Here is a article from The Morning News on our investigation at the courthouse.
 

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*Disclaimer** The people in this article are no longer with NWA Ghost Connection or affiliated with it. I am the original founder of this group I am in no way affiliated with the parties listed. Thank you.

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