Will they spend Halloween alone?
- us all," marking crosses on the doorways with
oil, and telling the ghosts they were unwelcome.
- THESE PARTICULAR spirits may or may not be
what they seem. The Greene County Library has microfilmed
copies of death records filed at the county court house, but such
record keeping was established in 1867. Could this be proven
by "estate records, land records, a will, or even cemetery
- One Alice Lamme, a single
girl, died in 1873 according to records, but no age or cause of
death is listed. According to Mrs. Davis, this often happened
if the woman died in illegitimate childbirth.
- The well that Mischell
described is the place where the rat poison victims are buried was
previously unknown to the Davis family, but an inspection did reveal
a well, filled with debris, that is exactly where she said it would
- Zang said Mischell
"will do a house in special cases, but it is so physically
draining that she doesn't do it often." Mischell teaches
a 40 week course on psychic phenomena and mind expansion, has a
radio program and says she will appear on the bob Braun television
program in January.
- POST SCRIP: This story was written
with information obtained in the first week after the psychics
"cleared' the home. since that time, the family has
reported a new rash of knocking, and somebody walking up the stairs
at night." Family members are now using all rooms in the
house again, but Mrs. Davis says, "Maybe we've got some new
- by Rosi Mackey
- Dailey News
- Betty Davis and her family hope they will be
spending Halloween alone this year in their Sugarcreek Twp
home. They recently went to a lot of trouble to rid the home
of the eight ghosts Hamilton psychic/medium Patricia Mischell said
she found when she came to investigate the complaints of odd
happenings at the Davis home.
- Mrs. Davis, her grown
son and daughter Dick and Mary Cochran, and her elderly mother
began to suspect they were not alone when Cochran saw what he
described as a "ghost" Aug.7. "I didn't even
believe in them," he told the medium on her first
visit. "I definitely believe in them now."
- He described the ghost
as a lady in white, old-fashioned clothing, that seemed t best fit
in the time period of the 1870's.
- NEXT, MRS. DAVIS
had a dream, or what she though was a dream. "Now, I don't
know," she told the medium. She had dreamed a
"little boy was walking all over me."
- Mrs. Davis.
Upstairs, it seemed somebody was watching Mary all the time.
- One evening, when nobody
was upstairs and everyone was sleeping in the living room to ease
their feas, "We felt and heard people walking upstairs, and
dust fell on our faces," Mrs. Davis said. In the
morning there was no dust.
- Not too long after that,
there was no family there for the ghosts to bother. They had
all moved in with another daughter until the mediums could help.
In Mid-September Patricia Mischell and
her daughter, Cindy Zang and a student came to the Davis home for an
encounter with the spirits. they asked the family several
questions, such as if they had tried to call any spirits by magic or
Ouija board, or if they had recently see any movies dealing with the
occult, such as the "Exorcist" or the "Amityville
The group from Hamilton
went upstairs. Most of the activity reported by the family had been
centered in Cochran's bedroom to "feel" for the ghosts.
According to Mrs. Davis,
the psychic did encounter not just one, but several.
IT SEEMS THAT one
was the spirit of a woman who had apparently been pushed from the
upstairs window to her death, and she evidently wore lilac
perfume. Another group of spirits were people, according to
Mrs. Davis, who ingested rat poison to avoid attack by
Indians. They are supposedly buried in the nearby well.
Another, a girl who gave her name as Alice Lamme, supposedly died
after a miscarriage, perhaps killed by her father, Robert Lamme,
represented by a male ghost wearing a top hat.
Mary Elizabeth Clawson was
the name give by the ghost that Cochran saw, and she was the ghost
who was crying, "we've got to take rat poison," according
to Mrs. Davis.
Mrs. Davis reported that
getting rid of the ghosts for the mediums was a matter of