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ASHMORE ESTATES GHOST HUNT WITH THE BOOTH BROTHERS

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22645 E Co Rd 1050 N

22645 East Co Road 1050 North

Ashmore, IL 61912

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Welcome to ASHMORE ESTATES. This former almshouse, once part of the Coles County Poor Farm, was built in 1916 and operated until 1959, when it was purchased by Ashmore Estates, Inc. for use as a private psychiatric care facility. Ashmore Estates closed in 1986 and stood abandoned until 2006. It is known to be extremely haunted by the lost souls of the poor house.

Here is your chance to meet and/or personally investigate ASHMORE ESTATES with us. We are looking for passionate people who BELIEVE and will explore the paranormal in one of the most haunted buildings in Illinois. This is where we filmed CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE 2 and captured paranormal activity and out of body experiences. Bring your ghost gear, your passion and get ready for GHOSTS, CAMERA and ACTION with the Booth Brothers (as seen on Syfy) and special guest Rachel Marie Booth.

There are 3 options/event tickets you can choose from.

1. If you want to personally hang and investigate with us, choose the VIP Ghost Investigation Ticket - includes Meet & Greet. Only $100.00 per ticket. Includes photo and signed 8x10. VIP Badge. Access to exclusive merchandise tables. Doors open at 2pm till 5pm for meet & greet. Break for dinner. Ghost Investigation 7pm till 1am.

2. If you don't want to ghost hunt but still want to meet and hang with us, then this is the ticket for you. Gold - Meet & Greet Ticket - just $30.00 Includes a photo with you and a signed 8x10. Access to exclusive merchandise tables. Doors open at 2pm till 5pm.

3. If you want it all, get the Platinum Package - $150.00. Includes Ghost Investigation, Meet & Greet, Official Tour T-shirt and limited edition autographed 8x10 picture. Free DVD. Platinum Badge. Access to exclusive merchandise tables. Doors open at 2pm for meet & greet. Break for dinner. Ghost Investigation 7pm till 1am.

If you would to stay on Ashmore Estates premises, you can rent a small bunk house that sleeps 4, the cost will be an extra $60.00. Includes air conditioning and heat.

Large bunk house is $100.00, sleeps 4 to 6, includes 4 beds and a pull out couch. Air conditioning and heat.

HUNT WITH THE BOOTH BROTHERS, CREATORS OF DEATH TUNNEL, DEAD STILL, THE EXORCIST FILE, SPOOKED & CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE. NO REFUNDS! As seen on Syfy and special guest Rachel Marie Booth. Pictures, video and audio recording is allowed.

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For more info contact events@spookedproductions.com

MORE ABOUT ASHMORE ESTATE. After being abandoned in 1987, Ashmore Estates gained notoriety as a local curiosity and was subjected to trespass and vandalism. Rumours spread that the building was haunted. For the Halloween issue of the Verge section of The Daily Eastern News, Mike Rice and Matt Fear wrote a satirical piece on how to make Ashmore Estates into a "highly illegal" Halloween escapade. "No one is really sure what this building once housed", they wrote. "But there are stories. These tales revolve around pagan rituals and dismembered bodies. We aren’t sure if any of them are true or not, but they sure do make for three floors ... of unadulterated fun."[19] In 2004, Michael Kleen included Ashmore Estates in a collection of short historical fiction stories set in Coles County called Tales of Coles County, Illinois. The story involved a man named Darby and his daughter who stayed at the poor farm during the Great Depression. Darby was tormented by the ghost of a girl named Elva Skinner, who died in a fire in the original almshouse.[20] Since publication, several people have claimed that the ghost of Elva actually haunts the building.[21] A new edition of Tales of Coles County was released in 2010.

As soon as Scott Kelley opened the building for tours in 2006, locals, as well as self-styled paranormal investigators, lined up to take a look inside.[22] In the summer of 2008, Christopher Saint Booth and Philip Adrian Booth, producers of documentaries such as Spooked (2006) and Children of the Grave (2007), filmed at Ashmore Estates.[23][24] Of their visit, The Daily Eastern News wrote: "Full body apparitions, black mists, and a death-filled history. There couldn't be a more perfect place for a paranormal investigation than Ashmore Estates."[25] A chapter on the history, folklore, and ghost stories of Ashmore Estates was included in the book Paranormal Illinois.[26]

In September 2011, Ashmore Estates was featured on the season 5 premiere of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. In February 2013, it was also investigated by the SyFy's Ghost Hunters on the season 9 episode called Permanent Residents. Nick Groff, a former investigator on Ghost Adventures, hosted a paranormal event on April 4, 2015. It was featured again in season 3 of the Ghost Adventures spin-off show Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks where the previous and current owners shared new experiences and updates on the building.[27]

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Children Of The Grave 2 is available on Amazon.com and at www.spookedtv.com

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