A RECAP OF OUR FINDINGS AT
THANKS TO THOSE WHO JOINED US IN MECHANICSVILLE, VA ON MAY 11!
OUR GUESTS ENJOYED:
- Meet and greet
- Late night appetizers and refreshments
- Evening ghost investigation with the Paranormal Dares team
WHY WE CHOSE CABIN ON 360
When we vet out locations for our ghost hunts, one pattern we search for is a long history of tragic events. The negative resonance is often an indicator that when we visit, we will be able to track measurable paranormal activity. The Cabin on 360 is just such a place.
The land where Cabin on 360 sits has a painful history. This was the site of some of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles, such as the Seven Days’ Battle of 1862, the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, and the 1st Battle Of Gaines Mill, to name a few. Over the years, it is estimated that than thousands upon thousands were killed, wounded or captured on this very land. This area is also home to Evergreen Cemetery, a partially overgrown cemetery with graves spanning the centuries where ghosts may yet linger.
OF CABIN ON 360
THE BLOOD OF THOUSANDS SPILLED ON THE SAME SOIL
CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
Reported cries for help from the woods near the cabin are just one of the many clues that an unexplained presence resides on the land. It is surmised that these are the cries of Civil War soldiers who are trapped in the memory of dying on the battlefield. Some of these soldiers may have been laid to rest in one of the lost or unmarked graves nearby.
CHILDREN OF THE WAR
Many visitors have reported hearing the voices of children when they are on site. It is estimated that more than 20% of Civil War soldiers were under the age of 18, and in the Union army alone, there were more than 100,000 soldiers under the age of 15. Many signed up to be drummer boys, musicians, or messengers, but as the years wore on, they were placed directly in combat. Since children are often the most active paranormal spirits, it is our estimation that the voices and cries heard on the property belong to the fallen youth of the many battles that transpired here.
A MALICIOUS SPIRIT
While the buildings on the property are newer in the grand scheme of things, there is rumored to be an evil spirit that has taken up residence at Cabin on 360. Visitors often report the feeling that an evil presence is near when they are at this site. Could this be the reason that these buildings have a long history of unfortunate tenant turnover?
The cabin itself was built in the 1980s. While this building has no documented tragedies on record, we believe it is built on haunted ground. Visitors have reported all manners of interactions within cabin walls, such as voices calling their name, or even repeating things they have said.
The house immediately next door to the Cabin on 360 has a difficult past and is reportedly an active place to connect with spirits from the property. Unexplained voices, strange interference with electronic devices and an overwhelming sense of dread while visiting the basement are just a few of the many reports.
Evergreen Cemetery is the resting spot of many of the dearly departed, with headstones that span across the centuries. This partially overgrown graveyard is the final resting place of many U.S. soldiers from various wars, as well as many unmarked graves whose stories are unknown to us. Are the spirits of those who have unmarked graves lingering so they won’t be forgotten? We’ll find out when we visit…
SOLDIERS REPORTED KILLED OR WOUNDED ON THIS LAND
THE SITE OF AT LEAST 3 MAJOR CIVIL WAR BATTLES
MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF TRAGIC HISTORY
Cabin on 360 Ghost Hunt Recap
Paranormal Dares was excited to stay in the rooms at the Cabin on 360, which stands on the very same land where thousands of Civil War soldiers died long ago. This old battlefield, steeped in local legends of hauntings and tragedies, was the perfect spot to host a ghost hunt with an exclusive group of guests this past weekend.
About The Event
After enjoying the opportunity to get to know our guests at the early meet and greet, we kicked off the night by sharing some of the stories that locals often tell about this property. Guests were able to hear a number of tales from the owners of Cabin on 360, who shared some of the rumors of hauntings, and also shed some light on the history of the tragic events that have transpired there.
After everyone learned more about the legends behind this property and had a chance to share a few ghost stories, the group split up into smaller groups to begin our investigation. This venue has a lot of areas to explore, and our guests did a great job of covering a lot of ground during our time here. While some investigated the old nearby Civil War battlefield, others stepped into the Rancher house on the property or investigated the cabin itself. These small group investigations allowed for quiet time, and individual use of some of Paranormal Dares’ advanced equipment.
After smaller groups had the chance to explore the various areas of the property, guests were invited to join in a free roam ghost hunt. Many of our guests chose to explore the areas where they claimed to have unexplained experiences earlier in the evening.
Our amazing group of guests made this investigation a truly unforgettable experience. Paranormal Dares would especially like to thank the Twisted Paranormal Society, who came out to meet the Paranormal Dares team and enjoy Cabin on 360 for themselves.
A Dare For Our Team
Dennis Estlock of Cabin on 360 dared Keith Fournier from Paranormal Dares to enter the Rancher house alone. According to Dennis, many past guests and visitors have experienced a feeling of sickness or dread inside in one particular room where a tragedy occurred. Keith took Dennis’ dare, unsure of what he would feel when he stepped inside.
“I definitely didn’t like being in there,” Keith said of the Rancher house, describing the feelings of nerves and uncertainty he had when he stepped into the building. “We were told that a lot of people can just walk in and clearly tell which room of the house is haunted. They can just tell something tragic happened there.”
After the dare was over, many guests went on to investigate various rooms of the house, and a few even walked out with their own chilling stories to tell…
Findings That Defy Explanation
Proving ghosts exist has thus far been impossible for anyone in our space. The best we can hope for as technology evolves is to gather compelling happenings that defy logical explanation. Our investigation at Cabin on 360 resulted in many unnerving tales from guests… enough to make us ask the question, “Is this property really haunted?”
Many historical sources reveal that the field on the Cabin on 360 property has seen as many as 2,200 Civil War soldier deaths. According to Cabin on 360’s Dennis Estlock, many people theorize that after some of the larger battles that took place on the property, there were too many bodies left behind to bury. Some people believe that the remains of unknown soldiers still litter the land, lying just beneath the surface.
“Many of our guests felt they had interactions in the battlefield,” Keith said. “One gentleman believed he could feel the soldiers following him for some reason.” Keith said reports varied amongst attendees, from stories about strange sounds of footsteps to tales of unexplained shadows or lights.
Another source of musings on the property is the doll that peeks over from a balcony inside of the main cabin.
“A lot of people have stories about the doll moving,” Keith said, admitting that even he felt the doll was “creepy”. While no one on the Paranormal Dares team was able to catch the doll in action, guests agreed her presence creates a feeling of being watched.
Out in the Rancher house, Keith said guests spent quite a bit of time in the room that many visitors believe is haunted. The team seized the opportunity to capture some video footage that yielded some unexplained activity in the form of strange static.
“The guests were pretty hyped at that point,” Keith said, explaining that the guests were calling out to the video static, asking it to interact with them and attempting to track movement. Many of the guests came away with the feeling that the static could have been something more…
Is Cabin on 360 haunted? Many of the guests leaving the event seemed to think so.
“We had a great time,” Keith said. “We want to thank all the guests who joined us… it was an awesome evening.”
Coming Up Next
Paranormal Dares had a blast at Cabin on 360, and our quest for the paranormal continues. Join our next investigation at St. Alban’s Sanatorium while tickets are still available!