August 26, 2023
Investigate the 300+ acres of Blennerhassett Island in a full overnight investigation.
The island is only open to private investigation from May-October.
The island was originally inhabited by local native tribes, and many burials are said to have taken place here. Native spirits have been seen strolling through the trees, disappearing into darkness.
In 1800, a beautiful mansion was completed on the island for Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett, two European aristocrats yearning for a new start in the American wilderness. Their life on the island was tragic from the beginning, as first they lost their beloved child to illness and later their home due to an encounter with ex-Vice President Aaron Burr. Margaret is buried on the island, and is said to wander as a specter in white, wailing for her lost child, her lost livelihood and her home.
A young girl is seen in the mansion, sighted most often by other young children. Adults hear little footsteps, giggles, and see items moving on their own with no explanation.
The island was also a plantation, and home to the slaves who were forced to labor long hours in service to the Blennerhassett family. On the grounds, forlorn singing can be heard on the wind near the areas where the servants were housed.
Blennerhassett Island is no stranger to tragedy, and it seems as if the spirits that linger there are ready for their story to be told.