Ghost Adventures Hales Bar Marina & Dam – S04E24

For this episode the Ghost Adventures Team heads down to Tennessee to investigate the Hales Bar Marina and Dam, a location that is said to be under the curse of Chief Dragging Canoe. The Cherokee land was taken away by white settlers so the Chief put a curse on it to make it unproductive and uninhabitable. Ever since, many people say they feel the effects of his curse. For example the Hales Bar dam has never worked properly and was even torn down. People claim it interfered with the natural flow of the land. There are also claims by investigators of being scratched, hair being pulled and of being touched in general.

One of the legends about the dam is that if a worker died while on the site they were simply added to the concrete and added to the structure. But the main source of concern is the underwater burial ground. When the area was flooded to make the damn it covered a cemetery. None of the bodies were removed before the water came in. The bodies were left in place and are still down there today.

Before the investigation begins the team tries to head out and see the refuge of the Cherokee Chief, but a massive storm comes ripping through knocking over several buildings. Of course they attribute this to the Chief and that the spirits are taunting them.

So how does the investigation work out? As Aaron is investigating he has his usual meltdown and fit of hysterics when he claims to get touched. He says something grabbed him. When they analyze the footage they claim to get a figure moving on the catwalk and believe they hear people chanting. Aaron also starts claiming something entered his body. These guys make this claim a lot. Unless I’m mistaken each one of them has claimed to have been taken over by an entity at some point. Who knew it was so easy to interact with the living?

After this incident Aaron is basically ranting like a ferret on speed. His mouth is racing a hundred miles an hour and nothing he says makes any sense. His wild monologue is interrupted by claims of more sounds and another EVP of "I’ll shoot you all". Unfortunately all the EVPs the guys get sound like garbled mess. Supposedly the entities are spewing vulgarities at Zak and team but of course you can’t hear that one because it sounds like a mess and gets bleeped out.

When you take into account the back story of the place and their playing around in the rain this investigation is only around 20 minutes long. Quite honestly I don’t think they walk away with too much. Aaron having a fit while standing in the dark scared out of his mind is nothing new. We’ve been down this road dozens of times before. The figure they claim to get near him is somewhat interesting but that really could be anything moving there. It’s a pretty big leap to say that’s an Indian figure or something else moving in the shadows. The EVPs are static and the rest of the team doesn’t experience the hair pulling, touching or scratching.

There is no doubt the Hales Bar Marina has some turmoil and makes for some wild and spooky tales but the evidence we get from this episode isn’t bringing any of those tales down to earth.

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