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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 records.
     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 be.
     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 ones (ghosts).         
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 Horror."
     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 "blessing
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