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.

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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

Mare Island Chapel Orbs

Mare Island

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The oldest military chapel in the United State. The windows are by Tiffany. We entered the chapel with our guide, Joyce, and began shooting pictures. These are not dust or bugs, as the interior of the church was spotless, and very still.

Multiple orbs in the aisle.

Multiple Orbs at the alter

Tell us about your paranormal experiences!

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Have you ever, or are you now experiencing something you may believe to be paranormal?  AWISPR encourages you to tell us about these experiences.

These experiences may be things that go bump in the night, or glimpses of shadow people as seen out of the corner of your eye. Do you feel uneasy, or ill in certain rooms or areas of your home or workplace?  These feelings may be associated with changes in the Electromagnetic Field, which are attributed to ghosts or spirits,  and are manifested in chills, goosebumps or sudden body tremors.  Do you know the history of your home, or place of work?

It is our experience that spirits not only attach themselves to people, but also to places and buildings.  Often times, these spirits may become disturbed by recent renovation or demolition to a building.  In the case of personal attachments, these experiences are usually more emotional in nature.

Welcome to A Woman’s Intuition Society for Paranormal Research!

aWISPR is a group of women from Marin County, California who share a common interest in paranormal

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research.  Together we have investigated locations throughout California and Nevada, in search of the truth, and evidence of, haunted places, ghosts, the afterlife and all things paranormal.

Our investigations to date have included:

The Washoe Club, in Virginia City, Nevada, where we photographed Orbs, and experienced cold spots.

Blue-green Orb in the Washoe Club, Virginia City, Nevada

On the same trip, we also visited the Gold HillHotel. At that location we encountered the lingering smell of cherry pipe smoke, related to William Sharon, who perished in the Yellow Jacket Mine fire of 1869. We also photographed what appears to be a woman in a front window of the second floor.  Perhaps this was Rosie, the other spirit who haunts the Gold Hill Hotel.

'Rosie' the female ghost who haunts the Gold Hill Hotel & Saloon

The most remarkable investigation was at the site of an abandoned cemetery in Lucas Valley, California.  The cemetery is unmarked, as are  most of the graves.  This cemetery is on the former site of the old Marin County Hospital, and contains the souls of patients, the indigent and convicts.  During our investigation, we captured a full-body apparition and an intelligent EVP.  Watch this short video to review our evidence. We will continue to research this site, as we believe it to be a very active location.

Full Body Apparition in the Pauper Cemetery

In our investigations we use a digital voice recorder, and digital flash photography.  During a visit to the Jackson Cemetery in Jackson, California, we captured distinct gunshots, and a plea from a murdered stagecoach guard.

Our approach is scientific, and we make every attempt to remain objective and free of negativity.

We will be continuing our investigations, and hope to include the following locations; Preston Castle, the USS Hornet, Finley’s Bar, and the Ryde Hotel, just to name a few.