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I want to assure my readers that I am still around. I haven’t been able to update the site because I have been unable to visit any new places. Hopefully that will change with Halloween right around the corner.

As always, I am here to answer any questions you have and I always reply to comments left here within 48 hours. If you want more information or would like to share your own experiences, please email me at tnhauntings@writersbeacon.com.


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Alright, I know. Purdy is getting to be my second home. In my defense, I made friends there and we all hang out on the weekends so I’m there anyway.

In the past few weeks, I have not had any interesting photographs. That changed over the weekend.

Across the street from Hurst Mansion is the slave quarters. It’s just a small wooden building. I’ve been intrigued by it for a couple of weekends now.

This was the first photo taken.

There are a few orbs…nothing out of the ordinary for this area.

But in the second photo…..

Forget about the orbs, what is the blue streak?

And the third photograph…

Only these two photos had anything unusual in them. Of course I have plenty of orb photos, but this is something much more interesting.

The slave quarters is across the road from the house. It is also owned by the same person who owns Hurst Mansion, so trespassing is a no no. The good news is you will be able to see it up close around Halloween.

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I would again like to stress that this is private property and trespassers will be prosecuted. The owner caught four youngsters attempting to enter the house and after leaving for the night someone broke a window and entered the house.

I would like to inform anyone thinking about trespassing that the owner of the property is periodically staying at a cabin not far from the house. He will occasionally be hiding out at Hurst House and apprehending those who attempt to gain entry.

If that isn’t enough to deter you, I have another big announcement from the owner himself. IF vandals will leave the property alone so part of the work needed can be completed, he will operate a Haunted House inside Hurst Mansion during the month of October. Proceeds will be used to complete much needed restoration. More information will be provided on this as the time nears.

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On Saturday, May 24, we visited Shiloh National Military Park. This was not a “ghost hunting” trip; it was just a day trip we took one day while camping out at Pickwick Dam.

We walked around parts of the park and I took a few photographs. When I started snapping around the Bloody Pond, I found one photo with a few odd things. Although I took 24 photos around the pond, only this one photo contained something unexplainable.

This is the white whatever it is in the tree. I do not claim to know what it is but the following is what I found on another website:

On the battlefield, there is a pond known as “The Bloody Pond” where many injured and dying soldiers went to cool their thirst during the heat of the day, during the Battle of Shiloh. It is said that, on certain days, when the sun hits just right, the water looks blood red; Just as it did during that battle. There is also the ghost of a woman in a white dress, possibly the wife of one of the soldiers or officers that helped nurse the men. She appears to women and children who become lost and become saddened or frightened by the battlefield. She is a helpful spirit who tries to calm and soothe those who are in need of comfort or help, but quickly disappears when someone else comes upon her and the person she is trying to help.

This is the smaller white spot in the tree.

Can you see the figure in the woods?

If you would like to be emailed the original, full sized digital photo, email tnhauntings@writersbeacon.com.

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Here are some photographs taken over the weekend at the old Purdy Cemetery.

These photos all contain a lot of orbs, many of which are different colors.

These pictures all have the same strange blue light in them.

This is a photo of the tombstone of Major Benjamin Wright and his wife, Martha. It is an impressive 15 feet tall. It is also up in the woods a little bit. It was very dark when we arrived and we did get lost in the woods for a few minutes.

You can read more about Major Benjamin Wright at HurstNation.com

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Here are some new photos from the new Purdy Cemetery.

This row of small tombstones marks the graves of infants. There are several bright orbs around them.

There are several orbs amongst the trees and broken tombstones.

Here is a bright orb near a tree. There are a few other small ones.

This picture has several orbs.

Here are two bright orbs.

This picture contains a lot of bright orbs.

There is one bright orb by the tree and several other lighter ones on the other side.

This photo has one large orb and many other smaller ones.

There are many orbs around this bush.

This photo has two large orbs.

This photo has several orbs, but notice the very bright one on the grass.

There are a lot of bright orbs in this photo.

This photo contains a very bright orb and many other lighter orbs.

This photo also has several bright orbs.

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Here are a few of the pictures I took in and around the house at night.

This is a photo of the backyard.

This is a photograph of the slave quarters across the street.

This was taken from the door to Hurst’s bedroom. Notice the orbs on the door facing and between the windows.

This is, of course, the front of the house. Note the large orb on the tarp.

This photo was taken looking down the road towards the New Purdy Cemetery.

This photo was taken in Hurst’s bedroom. The owner had just shut the small attic door and everyone else had left the room. It was completely dark and right about the time I snapped this picture, that door creaked open and scared the life out of me. You can see where it is slightly ajar and there are orbs on and around the door.

There was NO ONE smoking when this picture was taken. Two friends were standing nearby and I double checked with both of them to make sure neither of them had been smoking. If you look beyond the odd mist, you’ll also see a few orbs around the house. (The shiny spot in the top window is a bit of reflective tape of some sort.)

Look at the tarp on the roof.

Taken in the backyard.

This photo was taken from behind the house. This is not the moon. The moon was on the other side of the house.

The bright figures in these photos have a very odd shape.

Just in case you couldn’t see the one in the bottom of the picture…

And the one in the top of the picture…

This photo was taken behind the house.

This photo is of the old barn across the street.

This photo is of the kitchen. I’m not sure if you can see them but there are two small orbs on the cabinet doors.

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