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Oct. 20, 2004

Ghost Hunters to Appear at the Richardson-Bates House Museum

OSWEGO - Discover the "Ghosts of Central New York" in a special presentation by Helen Sievers, New York State representative of the American Ghost Society and a member of the Syracuse Ghost Hunters. Sievers, along with other members of the paranormal investigation team, will present slides, photographs, and infrared videotape evidence of what appear to be ghostly images on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Richardson-Bates House Museum in Oswego.

The event is appropriate for adults and children age 13 or older. Admission is $5 per person and limited to the first 60 people.

Old Fort Ontario is well-known among local residents for stories about ghost-sightings. The paranormal team has conducted two separate investigations and will present information that supports the widespread belief that spirits continue to haunt the fort.

"It's no wonder that rumors and stories about ghosts at Fort Ontario abound, considering the hundreds of lives that were lost over the centuries at the old army post," said Terry Prior, Director and Curator of the Richardson-Bates House Museum.

The Fulton Elks Club, although demolished, had been known for a high number of ghost sightings and will be discussed along with other homes in central New York where investigations were conducted.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Richardson-Bates House Museum. Call 343-1342 or stop by the museum at 135 East Third St., Oswego. People with special accessibility requirements should contact the museum in advance. During this special program cameras or video recorders won't be allowed. The Oswego County Historical Society operates the Richardson-Bates House Museum.

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