SELF TURNING JUKEBOX ON THE LEDGE
BLACK DOG APPARITION
Stemies Place, formerly known as the Black Horse Tavern Inn, is said to be home to four spirits. Two of the spirits' names are unknown, but it is the belief of many that they are former children who supposedly died in the river just behind Stemies. The self-turning Jukebox is said to be the work of Janet, a previous employee and very dear friend. Due to unfortunate personal circumstances, Janet spent most of her time at work where she was most comfortable. Al's (owner) compassionate nature made Janet feel as if she was a part of his family. But the 81 year old legend that haunts Stemies Place is the ghost of Savrio Damiano. Saverio, A.K.A. "the Wop" was a mobster who was gunned down while on a phone call with a man named Sam Scalleat. After being shot several times in the back "the Wop" managed to pull himself down a flight of stairs leading to the basement. He died shortly thereafter.
Six CLPS investigators took over Stemies Place the night of July 14th, 2009. Divided into two groups of three, we were able to cover all the claims of paranormal activity from basement to attic. While a lot of the claims remain inconclusive, we were able to come away with some sense of reason. Both groups were fortunate to have their own personal experiences throughout the night. Although personal experiences cannot be submitted as proof, they are always a good start to a healthy investigation. On numerous occasions we had two groups of investigators experience the same activity without prior knowledge of what they were looking for. Though most of the claims can be explained, we were excited to catch a few evp's as well as a few still photos off of our infrared cameras. We had two infrared cameras set up that night. One was in the bar area where "the Wop" is said to be seen walking around. The other was in the kitchen where Al (owner) has reported sightings of a dissapearing black dog near the basement steps. Upon reviewing the footage, we were able to see a self-aluminating light emerge from the basement steps and return without hesitation (in the same location where the black dog was reportedly seen). Reviewing the location of all the investigators and confirming that they were elsewhere throughought the building made these series of events all the more intriguing. There definately seems to be some kind of paranormal activity going on at this legendary Inn, but lack of solid evidence is always unfortunate. As a result, CLPS cannot label Stemies Place as haunted at this time. It has been a privilidge to work with the staff of Stemies. Perhaps in the future we can return with a more corroborated outcome.