Twisted Paranormal Society (TPS), founded in 2011 by Lyle and Tonna Lotts, invites all paranormal fans to join them in an investigation of the Hazel River Inn in Culpepper, VA, on Saturday, July 20th, 2013. This event features a presentation by TPS members, as well as a presentation on “Paranormal Insight From a Medical Perspective,” by Chris Balassone, founder of Tri-City Paranormal and an experienced EMT. Also included is a full five hour investigation of the most active areas at the Inn.
History of the Hazel River Inn
Portions of the Hazel River Inn date from as early as 1790 and the entire building is listed on the Virginia Register of Historic Sites. The building has been used as a stable, tobacco warehouse, restaurant, and numerous other businesses over the years. The lower level was once a Civil War jail, used at various times by both Union and Confederate forces, and now houses the Inn’s Pub. The restaurant/pub is located at 195 East Davis Street Culpeper, VA, 22701.
Owner and Chef Peter Stogbuchner received his culinary training from an historic Salzburg, Austria landmark, The Salzburg Hotel Schule. He has been a chef in various positions ranging from the White House Residence for President Reagan to the Mandarin Hotel in Singapore. Today, Peter and his wife Karen offer casual fine dining in a beautiful setting. They are open for lunch and dinner. Give them a call at 540-825-7148 to check hours and make reservations. The pub, located at the same address, operates extended hours on weekends, and offers live music and other special events. It’s open every night of the week except Tuesdays.
Hauntings at the Hazel River Inn
TPS has investigated the Inn three times and discovered some impressive paranormal activity. “We’ve always captured some great evidence at the Hazel River Inn,” Lyle explains. “ I actually saw my first shadow person there in the entry foyer. We were tearing down our DVR cameras and I witnessed a full body apparition come through the closed bathroom door of the men’s restroom and then walk back into the female bathroom. I thought it was one of my team members until I returned to the Command Center and they were all there waiting on me.”
Active areas include the dining room, pub, armory, and another area in the lower level that was once part of the Civil War era jail. According to Lyle, “There are at least two spirits here that we know of, a male spirit possibly named George, and a female spirit. Plus, a shadow person has been spotted in the dining room, in addition to the one that I saw in the hallway. There’s also some activity in the wine cellar, although that area is usually off limits to investigators.” Lyle explained that he was actually chased out of the wine cellar at one point by a loud growling sound. He captured a menacing “Get Out!” EVP in that area and also felt a touch on his head before the growling started.
Watch and listen to the evidence
The video included here is a comprehensive summary of one evening’s investigation at the Hazel River Inn by TPS members. You can also watch shorter, targeted evidence videos and listen to some of the EVP captures on the TPS website at this link.
Get your tickets to this event now!
Tickets to this 7/20/2013 event are going quickly! The program begins at 5:00 pm with registration and a Meet ‘n Greet, followed by a TPS presentation from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm on the history of this historic property. Chris Balassone’s lecture runs from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. There’s a brief break scheduled between 8:30 pm and 9:00 pm, when the investigation begins. Although paranormal activity isn’t guaranteed, the Hazel River Inn has proven itself to be a highly haunted location and Lyle advises participants to be prepared for some lively encounters with its otherworldly inhabitants.
The ticket price is $75 per person, which includes the Meet ‘n Greet, lectures and demos, and the full five hour investigation. To reserve your spot, call 540-825-7184, leave a message on Facebook, or via email to email@example.com.