Betsy Ross House
Betsy Ross House (Ghost Hunters) - The Betsy Ross House is generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she may have made the first American Flag. Several of her surviving family members, including daughters, grandchildren and a niece, said that this was the site of the legendary event.
The house is located just blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The front part of the building was built around 1740, in the Georgian style, with the stair hall and the rear section added 10 to 20 years later. Ross is believed to have lived here, with her first husband, John Ross, from 1773 to about 1785.
|The team heads to the historical house of Betsy Ross to
investigate reports of suspicious activity.
Once they arrive at the
landmark, the director of the house explained that in 1980 two security
guards got into an argument in the basement of the gift shop (located
next door to the house) and one was shot three times and left over night
Since that time, people claimed to have heard voices in that
area. In the parlor of the house where Betsy Ross was rumored to have
met with the US flag committee; a witness said that she felt a dark
presence while in that room.
A staff member heard rustling and voices
come the basement of the house. And in the director's office, which is
in the attic of the Betsy Ross house, one former director felt a hand
grab her shoulder and another was so frightened by something that she
climbed out of the window and onto the flagpole.
Many believe that the
presence in there is that of the former owner of the house who died in
the room that now functions as an office.
To begin the
investigation, Jason and Grant go to the basement of the house first,
where they hear someone walking above them. Yet when Grant goes to look
into what's causing the noise, he finds the room empty.
and Kris conduct an EVP in the basement of the gift shop where the
security guard was killed. Tango and Steve do their research in the
parlor of the house. They try to disorganize the room's chairs and table
in hopes of getting a reaction from the spirit of Betsy Ross.
the director's office, Jason and Grant use their digital recorder to
capture what sounds like a man's voice coming from the room next to
them. While concluding their sweep of the house, Jason and Grant use the
K2 meter in the basement that has strong reactions throughout the room.
This is known as a fear cage, which is an area that's subjected to high
electromagnetic fields consistently. They also hear a loud moaning
sound come from near that area but did not see a culprit for the noise.
completing their analysis of the Betsy Ross House and the gift shop,
the investigators find that the landmark does have paranormal presences
within it. According to Jason and Grant, the workers of the Betsy Ross
House are not only a part of history, they may also have the opportunity
to come face to face with it.
The Betsy Ross House is generally recognized as the place where Betsy Ross lived when she may have made the first American Flag. Several of her surviving family members, including daughters, grandchildren and a niece, said that this was the site of the legendary event.