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Overnight investigation planned at Blennerhassett Island

From staff reports

Hidden Marietta will be leading an overnight investigation Oct. 19 on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.

The cost is $129 per person. Ticket information is available by calling 740-538-0520.

Reported sightings include: the specter of a little girl playing in the mansion, native spirits walking amongst the trees and the forlorn figure of Margaret Blennerhassett herself.

The island will be open to investigation the entire night, while the mansion will be investigated in small groups during a set time. Participants will need to bring a tent, sleeping bags, pillows and any ghost hunting equipment they like. Please bring a flashlight. Dinner and breakfast will be provided in the ticket price. Restrooms are available all night.

All groups can investigate the island and grounds. Quiet time will commence at 3 a.m., investigators are invited to continue ghost hunting or sleep as they wish. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. (donuts and fruit). Break down camp at 10 a.m., leave on the first boat back to the island at 11:30 a.m.