Saturday, October 6, 2012

From Baltimore.org: Five Questions with Margaret Perry Ehrlich, of Inspired Ghost Trackers

Spotlight on Baltimore

A walking tour through the ages around Federal Hill delves into the past with tales of murder, mystery and legend. Inspired Ghost Trackers reveal the techniques and science behind ghost hunting through the historic streets of the neighborhood just two blocks from the Inner Harbor, with owners of the local taverns, shops, and restaurants as they discuss the legends and spirits connected with the area.
We are both members of Inspired Ghost Trackers, and this week, Baltimore.org interviewed our group's founder, Margaret Ehrlich.

Five Questions with Margaret Perry Ehrlich, of Inspired Ghost Trackers

Q1- What is Inspired Ghost Trackers and how did you get involved in the paranormal in Baltimore?

Inspired Ghost Tracking started out as a small meet-up group in Odenton Maryland. Within a few years we have grown to more than 130 members with two meetings per month. After a Halloween open house at Scarborough Fair B&B a couple years ago, I met owner Barry Werner and, along with other guests like medium Rob Gutro, we shared our experiences. A few months later, Barry and I began ghost tours with the help of Rob and my assistant Ronda Dixon, who is better with the history than me.


Q2- With interest in the paranormal increasingly popular, how often do you conduct public and private investigations?

We do one public investigation per month with our group and the core group does private investigations whenever we are contacted. This could be two or three per month or maybe just one every couple of months. Public investigations could be places like Patapsco Female Institute, Fort McHenry, Dr. Mudd’s house, or Westminster Burial Ground. Private would be someone calling us about their home or business.

Inspired Ghost Tracking


Q3- If you had to pick one, what is the spookiest place to visit in Baltimore?

I think it would be hard to pick just one as Baltimore has lots of places to visit that are haunted or spooky, including Poe's grave, Westminster Catacombs, Fort McHenry, USS Constellation, Federal Hill, and Fell’s Point. If I had to pick just one I think I would pick Westminster Catacombs as I had a personal experience there hearing the organ playing one night when nobody was in the church.


Q4- What are some of the most bizarre things you’ve seen in your years as a ghost tracker?

We went to Patapsco Female Institute and I got a picture of an apparition that others saw on my camera. When getting home the apparition was gone. Some of the voice recordings that we get are very bizarre, as is knowing that they can answer us. But I think the biggest one is a picture Ronda caught of an apparition at Dr. Mudd’s house.


Q5- How can visitors get involved and explore Baltimore’s haunted heritage?

There are many ways for them to get involved and explore Baltimore’s haunted heritage by the ghost tours around, getting involved in a ghost group, or just exploring on their own. There are a lot of things out there and all they have to do check them out.

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