SALEM - The Salem Historical Society has scheduled "Ghost hunting with Kim Mitchell" as she shares her knowledge and experiences on Oct. 9.
Mitchell has been ghost hunting since 2003 when her brother found an old grave in the woods near his home. The grave marker had the name George F. Thompson on it and she started researching the area in an attempt to find out why someone would be buried there.
She uncovered her first legend at that point, which leads to ghosts and ultimately her first haunted house in Alliance in 2005. From that point she began ghost hunting every weekend and several nights during the week, which she does to this day. She has taken over 10,000 pictures, and listened to hundreds of Electronic Voice Phenomena recordings. She has investigated more than 100 homes, businesses, and public areas in the county. So far, she had discovered 30 ghostly legends about Columbiana County.
Mitchell has designed ghost tours for Salem , East Liverpool, Lisbon, Calcutta and several local areas like Gretchen's Lock, Bowman's Cemetery and Spring Grove Cemetery. Along with a crew of over 20 people, she works to uncover the mysteries of Columbiana County one legend at a time.
The public is invited. The program will follow a short business session beginning at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Library at 239 S. Lundy Ave. with parking in the municipal parking lot. Guests and members will be greeted by Alice Deatherage. Refreshments following the program will be provided by David Shivers and Kevin Schafer. For additional information call the society at 330-337-8514.