The Murder of Martin “Mike” Tovey, June 15, 1893

Carson City, Nevada in 1877

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Mike Tovey was a loyal employee of the Wells Fargo Stage Company for over 28 years.  He assume the position as Guard, and rode the dangerous Gold Country routes, between Jackson and Ione, California, and between Bodie California and Carson City, Nevada. During that time, these routes were patrolled by greedy Road Agents, who shot and killed men and horses, in search of loot.

One June 15, 1893, on the Stage between Jackson and Ione, Road Agents shot and killed Martin ‘Mike’ Tovey.  Tovey was buried in the Jackson Cemetery, and the Wells Fargo Company erected a tombstone in honor of their dedicated Stagecoach Guard.

On a recent trip to Jackson, we visited the cemetery, and experienced something quite unusual.  While reading the Tombstone, and photographing the cemetery we heard what was clearly four distinct gunshots, and captured the eerie plea, “somebody help me” on our Digital Voice Recorder.

The following is an EVP we recorded near the tombstone of Mike Tovey. Please listen to this clip, then tell us what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/awispr

 

We also photographed an Orb at the gate to the Catholic Cemetery.

A single orb at the gate to the Catholic Cemetery

The Tombstone of Martin 'Mike' Tovey

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