Union County Courthouse
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Elizabeth, NJ - Judgement Day
Union County Courthouse (Ghost Hunters) - In this episode, the team gets a little help from Bruce Tango, Dave Tango's father, who is a retired New Jersey police officer and the reason why Dave decided to become an investigator. The crew sets out to hunt in the Union County Courthouse, which is rumored to be haunted by spirits from the American Revolution.


Some believe that t
he spirit of Hannah Ogden Caldwell is still around in the courthouse.

She was killed by a stray shot during the Revolutionary War.

Legend has it that her ghost, dressed in white colonial clothing, still floats across the cemetery, around the parking garage and through the courthouse corridors.



Dave, Steve and Bruce kick off the investigation in the courthouse's Rotunda, where the apparition of a woman was said to have been seen. While there, Dave's dad hears footsteps and Steve uses the EMF detector and gets an inexplicably high reading. Meanwhile, Jason and Grant review the County Records Room, where witnesses say the doors open and close by themselves.

Our experts, however, are quickly able to debunk these claims. They find that when the window is opened in the room, the wind flow is strong enough to make the doors rattle, which might give someone the illusion that the doors have opened and closed by themselves. For now, we'll call this the "window of opportunity" theory.

On the fifth floor, Kris and Amy investigate the courtroom, where people say they've seen the spirit of Hannah Caldwell, who was the first woman to die in the American Revolution.

According to legend, Hannah roams the room late at night and walks over to the portrait of her radical husband Reverend James Caldwell. Hanna's actually buried right outside of the courthouse, so these claims seem to be valid enough...until Amy and Kris arrive on the scene.

Although Kris thinks she sees a shadow near the door go towards the painting, Amy misses this occurrence because she's looking in another direction. And later on, during the final analysis, it seems that their DVR camera did not pick up any paranormal footage.

As they review all of the evidence back at Central Command the team finds that one of the recorders in the Records Room did film what looks like a female apparition. Things get more interesting when the apparition appears to walk directly through the wall. Could it be Hannah Caldwell's legendary ghost? Perhaps. But one fact remains certain— there is paranormal activity within the Union County Courthouse.