Paranormal Research Organization Investigates West TX Ghost

Officer's quarter's number one at Fort Concho is the old home of Colonel Benjamin Grierson and his family. In 1878, Grierson's 13-year-old daughter, Edie, contracted typhoid fever and died in the upstairs bedroom.
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Officer's quarter's number one at Fort Concho is the old home of Colonel Benjamin Grierson and his family. In 1878, Grierson's 13-year-old daughter, Edie, contracted typhoid fever and died in the upstairs bedroom.


"There's a heaviness, kind of a tightness in the chest around the heart," West Texas Paranormal Researcher Steven Haidinger said, explaining the way it feels when you're in the presence of a ghost. "Then, you begin to feel pressure and then you feel how you would feel in a certain circumstance."

Haidinger has investigated more than 25 hauntings with the west Texas Paranormal Research Organization starting in 1996.

"We're a group of people who have had paranormal experiences in our lives and we are just trying to understand that we are not crazy," Haidinger says of the group.

Using thousands of dollars worth of equipment that monitors air temperature, electromagnetic waves, frequency and records sound, the West Texas Paranormal Research Organization has made contact with Edie. The first time was six years ago.

"And about 3 o'clock in the morning, we picked up a recording of a little girl talking to us," Haidinger said. "She just says one word. One of the investigators says, "Edie, you want to come play with us?' And immediately another little voice comes in and says, 'No.'"

While we had no luck picking up her voice, Haidinger said she was in the room with us.

"I feel very warm and welcomed by them," he said. "The first time we came in here we got a cold, sickly feeling, like 'Oh, what are you doing here -- we don't really want contact.' Now it's almost a welcome feeling like we're family."

While Edie's playful spirit still lingers around her home at Fort Concho, her body rests here at Fairmount Cemetery.

(Story from conchovalleyhomepage.com)


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