Union County Courthouse
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 the 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
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
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.
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.
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.