Cassadaga
Workshop with Ghost Tracker
04/12/03

Cassadaga Workshop History:

Established as a Spiritualist community in 1894,Cassadaga consists of approximately 57 acres with 55 residences. About 25 of the Camp’s residents are mediums who offer counseling from their homes.

Designated a Historic District on the National Register Of Historic Places in 1991, the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association is the oldest active religious community in the Southeastern United States.

Spiritualism holds something for everyone, no matter what their religion or where they are on their spiritual path. The Camp welcomes not only believers, but the curious and skeptical, as well.

April 12th 2003 we attended the Ghost tracker workshop at the Cassadaga hotel. We arrived in the morning and listened to Jeff Reynolds tell us of the do’s and don’t of ghost hunting and gave us some great advice. Around dusk he took us on a tour of the hotel and Spirit pond which is down the road. The pictures below are from the workshop adventure/investigation.
Duration - 4/12-4/13
Present - Scott, Sprout, Shelby, Michelle and Todd
Tools - Hi-8 video cameras
digital cameras
35mm cameras
gauss meter
audio recorders

History of Haunting:

* The whole town is said to have paranormal activity. It is thought that the reason is the vast communication with spirits through all the mediums residing in the town. Activity is prominent at the towns hotel and several stories of Spirits that still reside there include one who pulls hair, one who projects emotional transfer on people and a portal in the downstairs main hallway. Spirit pond also is said to be active, could it be that the church sits on the waters edge or that the residence have their ashes spread there after they pass away.
Personal Experiences:
* Shortly after checking in we all headed for the bathroom in the lobby. Michelle went first while we all stood at the end of the hall. She came out laughing and asked "who kept knocking on the door"? We were blocking the hall so no one could have done it without us seeing them.
* During our workshop with Jeff Reynolds there was a Spirit who was projecting emotional transfer (extreme sadness with tears) to several of the attendees. It started with Jeff and then went to Scott, this Spirit went back and forth several times and also effected another attendee.
* The next morning, Shelby took a shower, combed out her hair and sat down in a chair for about 10 minutes. When she got up her hair was very knotted and took Sprout 15 minutes to comb out. The hair pulling Spirit is said to reside in the room next door and has been closed to guest for some time. Maybe the Spirit moved to our room to have his fun.
* We also felt the tingling effect of the portal in the downstairs hallway.
Evidence:

* This photo was captured at dusk in front of the hotel. It is showing a daytime orb.

Cassadaga Hotel
* This photo shows a typical home in Cassadaga which happens to have a very bright orb photo taken at dusk.
Cassadaga House
* In the photo below you'll see an mist on Sprout's back.
Cassadaga Mist