Ghost hunting is all the rage, article and transcription (Tonawanda News, 1920-04-12).jpg

Ghost hunting is all the rage, article (Tonawanda News, 1920-04-12).jpg

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Ghost hunting is all the rage, article and transcription (Tonawanda News, 1920-04-12).jpg

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**GHOST HUNTING IS ALL THE RAGE**

**Cold Not Spirits Drive Buffalo Trio Out of "Haunted House."**

**VIGIL ON A TOMBSTONE**

Vessel Pilot Lays in Wait in Elmlawn Cemetery for "Angel" that Fails to Appear—Claims to be an Expert at Solving Such Mysteries.

"Can you direct me to that haunted house of which we have heard so much about lately?" inquired a man of Sergeant A. D. Smith of the North Tonawanda police force Saturday night. The man told the officer that he was Jack McGee of Buffalo. He was accompanied by two other men. The trio stated that they had secured a key to the building and intended to remain there over night in an attempt to solve the mystery of the reported frequent appearance of a ghost there recently.

The officer took a lively interest in the quest of the men and directed them to the house at No. 411 Main street, where Anthony Ross, his family and several boarders lived until they claimed to have been frightened into leaving a week ago by the appearance of ghost on two successive nights. The men carried blankets for their temporary lodging and expressed determination to solve the mystery.

Shortly after 2 o'clock the trio reappeared at headquarters. They said that the supernatural visitor failed to appear up to 2 o'clock. They considered that a late enough hour for any ghost to appear and, as they were almost frozen during their sojourn in the building, decided to stay no longer.

George Lake of Buffalo, who claims to be a vessel pilot, has instituted a search for the angel seen in the vicinity of Elmlawn and Mt. Olivet cemeteries. Lake sat on a tombstone in the cemetery Saturday night waiting for the angel to appear but his stay was in vain. He says he is going to keep up his vigil until satisfied that the angel has left for other parts.

Lake also expects to go to the house at No. 411 Main street to capture the ghost reported there. He claims to be an expert ghost hunter, having recently captured one near a Lockport cemetery which turned out to be a man in disguise.

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1920-04-12

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“Ghost hunting is all the rage, article and transcription (Tonawanda News, 1920-04-12).jpg,” North Tonawanda History, accessed July 20, 2024, https://nthistory.com/items/show/3931.