Special Team to Hunt For Our Ghosts

A team of trained ghost-hunters will search this summer for wayward spirits and unhappy spooks here at the Old Stone House.

This was the site of the mysterious 1840 murder of prominent local politician Anthony Hasbrouck. Some say his lingering spectre, even today, is responsible for the strange sounds, odd drafts of wind, and eerie glows of light on dark nights in and around the facility.

At our recent monthly meeting, we all agreed that the question of other-worldly activity should finally be fully explored. So a team of experts was engaged from NYS Tri-County Paranormal, one of nearly 2,700 similar groups nationwide, with the promise that their investigation will be conducted with “an open mind” on all things spiritual.

Special monitoring equipment will be set up before twilight on the evening of June 21st, designed to “catch” signs of the spirit realm even if they appear for just a fleeting moment. Both visible and audible traces will be sought, the researchers say, with full-spectrum recordings maintained for subsequent detailed study.

After analysis is complete, results will be presented and discussed at a July 31st gathering at the building, with or without any ghosts in attendance.
Will we find any spirit trails this summer?
We're deeply grateful to Steve Vegliante, our Town of Fallsburg Supervisor, for his generous support of the Old Stone House and our goal of providing the area with our own arts institution and community center. As Steve points out, our financial situation is again in perilous shape, since we rely exclusively on donations for our continuing success. You can click here to read Steve's entire article, and you can help us out with a contribution at any level you can manage.

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Our playground is one of the few in our rural community. There aren't many places parents can bring their young children to play outdoors. It is now about 40 years old and much of the equipment is outdated and very decrepit. We would like to refurbish it so that our youngsters have a safe and healthy environment in which to play. Our playground area also contains the start of a fitness trail that we would like to finish. This would be a great place for local people to work out. We would like to finish that trail. Then, we would have a playground where everyone, old and young, in our community could come to enjoy the outdoors, play and get fit. The OSH is an historical building in The Hamlet of Hasbrouck. It is totally supported by volunteers and private donations. We are constantly fundraising in an attempt to keep the house open and available for use by the local community. This means it is difficult to find funds for our playground. A playground is an important part of a community and it would be a shame if deteriorating equipment and grounds forced us to close it to our young children who need places to play, to our teenagers who come to play basketball and to socialize in a safe, healthy place and to everyone else who would like to exercise there. Our heart and soul is in this community center and its play areas. This money would help us ensure its continuance. We think it would be difficult to find a more worthy project than our playground renovation. View more.