Ghost Adventures – Snug Harbor Sailors – S07E19
Zak and team head out to Staten Island to investigate the old seaside town of Snug Harbor. In it’s previous years it was a haven for retired sailors, a place where they could go and be amongst other sailors. There are tales and legends of a matron who had an illegitimate son with one of the sailors and through her shame she locked the boy in the basement. He once escaped, killed his mother and then the townspeople turned on him and hung him from a tree. There is also a confirmed report that after giving Sunday service a Reverend was gunned down by one of the sailors for motives that remain a mystery. The sailor then turned the gun on himself and took his own life. There are also reports of a white female figure that appears on-stage in the theater. The theater manager took a picture and there is a completely white figure standing several feet above the stage along with the practicing orchestra. The figure is completely white as though all the pixels for the image have been removed.
A couple of interesting stories, so does the investigation go? For this investigation "Dateline" is going along with the investigation to document them documenting the location. That’s a bit different.
One thing to note about the first story, there is no evidence to support the idea that one of the matrons had a child with a sailor, that there was a child, that the child committed murder or that the townspeople hung him. There are no newspaper items, no written accounts from trusted sources, no journals, no corroborating evidence whatsoever to suggest this is a true story. They don’t even have a name of the matron, the sailor or the boy involved. Right off the bat this story is nothing but legend. It’s been handed down for so long that people just accept it. Until some piece of evidence comes to light this story is nothing more than a farce and needs to completely discounted. For Zak and the show to make such a big deal about it with their horror effects of a child stabbing his mother with a pair of scissors all the while soaked in blood is simply ridiculous.
The investigation yields very little in the way of evidence. As you can almost predict, there is the sound of footsteps and bangs throughout. For an old building that’s clearly settling that hardly seems surprising. Zak claims to capture EVPs of the extremely faint variety, most of which don’t make any sense. "1-D" how do you put that together?
The first part doesn’t really yield much so they head over to the church where the priest was murdered. Instead of doing the investigation outside where the event took place, they go inside and sit in the pews of the church. You kind of overshot there guys…
Nick says he hears something down in the basement of the church, but they don’t actually find anything. Zak keeps claiming that he sees shadows and balls of light that indicate the presents of spirits.
When they head over to the theater they continue to get orbs moving around and Zak is firmly convinced this is spirit energy moving around and paying them a visit. While Nick hears voices and movements on the stage, Zak gets pictures of orbs out in the audience. Are these really piece of evidence? Is there more to this than just illuminated specs of dust? Whatever the case may be there is certainly no "woman in white" making an appearance on the stage and certainly no clear cut figures like the one in the photo.
In the end Zak feels the three buildings still resonate with the energy of the departed. I’m going to disagree. There is nothing to suggest the captured anything more than the sounds of a settling building and captured cars moving past the obvious building and street lights. They certainly didn’t capture the sound of a boy committing murder against his mother because that story never happened. To be honest I’m pretty disappointed they glamorized such a weak story and tried to make it sensational for television ratings.
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