Beginning and advanced ghost hunters will have the opportunity to find out about the “spirits” thought to haunt the Butler County Historical Society’s complex at 327 North 2nd Street, Hamilton. Two special sessions are scheduled for January 25th, one at 6 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. Each two-hour session includes a tour which will introduce participants with the “spirits” believed to inhabit the Benninghofen House including pioneer leader James McBride (1788-1859), Wilhelmina Benninghofen (1858-1892), Civil War General Ferdinand Van Derveer (1823-1892), or Indian military leaders Blue Jacket and Little Turtle.
Tickets for each session are limited and cost $25.00 per person, paid in advance. A limited number of tickets for the 6 p.m. session are still available but the 9 p.m. session is sold out. Veteran paranormal investigators are encouraged to bring their own electronic devices, EMF meters, digital thermometers, and thermographic cameras to conduct their own investigation. The BCHS will have a number of divining rods on hand for people to use during the sessions.