February 20, 2013 08:38 PM by Ryan Haidet
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Those words were uttered by Revolutionary War patriot Nathan Hale who was executed by hanging when he was just 21 years old after he was captured by the British. Although the exact location of Hale’s body is unknown since he was buried in an unmarked grave, some believe his spirit has returned to his childhood home in Coventry, Connecticut. Who you gonna call? Ghost Hunters! The TAPS team traveled to the Nathan Hale Homestead, which was built in 1776 and has served as a museum since the 1940s. But his ghost isn’t the only one believed to be haunting the homestead — many think his family is still lurking there, too. What evidence did TAPS find? It’s actually pretty creepy stuff. Read the rest of this story… if you dare!
As the investigation started, Britt and KJ started having strange experiences. “I think Nathan Hale could be in here with us,” Britt confided in KJ after their stupid chirping detectors were annoying sounding off. As I’ve said time and again in my coverage of this show, I absolutely despise the use of these noise-making meters. I think these are too easily set off by a variety of factors — none of which are probably paranormal. Seriously, guys. Show me video proof. This is a TV show with lovely HD cameras that you should be able to show us something with. Please put those damn beeping toys away!
Thankfully, one of those HD cameras actually captured something awesome! One of the static cameras pointing at the fireplace recorded a door closing very quickly all by itself. They reviewed the DVR immediately and showed it to Jason who was thrilled with the video saying it was a great piece of evidence. Sure, this could have been something production faked by pushing the door closed — but at least it’s video. Visible evidence and not nonsense chirping from dopey detectors.
The Nathan Hale Homestead investigation was cut short since the one-hour episode featured a second location — a family home in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. The homeowner had sent TAPS a video asking for help — especially since the paranormal activity has been extreme and they have a 2-year-old daughter. The homeowner claimed to see a woman in white, who the family believes may be an aunt who died tragically at the home. She and her husband even claim their bed has shaken when they were trying to sleep. Sheesh. What would you do? This claim actually made for some hilarious unintentional sexual innuendos as Steve commented that the bed was sturdy and questioned what could get the bed shaking. “I’d imagine she has to be on the bed for it to vibrate,” he said as I giggled to myself. Yes, totally immature. I don’t care.
As Jason and Steve joined forces in the living room six hours into the investigation, they heard a wickedly loud sound nearby. It actually made me jump as I watched the show. “Whatever that was, it was frickin’ loud,” Jason said. Very creepy. But when the evidence was analyzed, they determined the noise was actually a machine (likely a refrigerator) shutting off in the kitchen. Their conclusion? They weren’t able to capture anything paranormal.
What did you think of this episode? Did any of the evidence impress you? Do you believe in ghosts? Do you have any strange experiences with paranormal activity? Do you miss having Grant Wilson investigating on the show or are you getting used to things without him? Sound off and leave a comment below!
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