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2010 Paranormal Conference in Decatur at Haunted Lincoln Theater

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Stay tuned……

CCPRS went to the paranormal conference hosted by Troy Taylor this past weekend. It was an interesting paranormal conference. CCPRS participated n several after hours events. This included a paranormal investigation at the Lincoln Theater.

In fact the entire conference was held in the Lincoln Theater. So stay tuned for an updated post on the conference.

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

June 28, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Memphis and Voodoo Village – Haunted or Not?

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If you know about Voodoo Village, then you must have lived in Memphis, TN. I, being Martha Decker – Founder of CCPRS, took a road trip this week with a colleague who used to be a police office for Memphis PD. She asked me if I had ever heard of Voodoo Village and my mouth opened so wide that my bottom lip hit the gas pedal and the car went into G-force mode. I had not heard Voodoo Village mentioned since leaving Memphis in 1973. I grew up in Memphis and not only knew of Voodoo Village, but had visited several times as a teenager because I one of the lucky ones to have a car.

Voodoo Village is a very strange place and there were many tales told in the 1960’s and 70’s about this place. I remember this as being one of those infamous dark roads. It is located at the end of Mary Angela Rd and is now alleged to be haunted. I can’t tell you how many times I was told to “be sure to back down the street to Voodoo Village because you’ll be surrounded and they won’t let you leave.” Well, that was enough of an incentive for me to check it out.

Voodoo Village is a fenced in compound that consisted of very colorful buildings. The building are unique and have all kinds of odd things nailed into or attached to them. We visited Voodoo Village as teenagers to try and see the people who lived on that road. The people were unique to Memphis and no one could figure out who the were or why they were there.

After I was asked if I know about Voodoo Village and told my colleague “Why yes I know about it,” we became very interested in knowing if it was still there or if anyone else know of the place. Curiosity almost killed me so here I am writing this blog post and looking up Voodoo Village on Internet. Both of us were about ready to change our McAllen, TX road trip into a Memphis, TN road trip so we could try and find Voodoo Village once again.

I remember the thrill and chills we got as teenage daredevils plunging down Mary Angela Rd in drive and not in reverse. We never were surrounded, but I have never seen any place like Voodoo Village. Even then it was a place that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. This place has its own “feel” and it’s one that is hard to describe. My colleague talked about seeing old people waling around with goats when she would get a call from the area. She drove in with a patrol car and remembers no one would talk to her. She also got that “creeped out” feeling when she went to Voodoo Village. At the time I heard a lot of stories and of it as a haunted place. It was not a place I went to alone.

Instead I chose to Google it and was surprised to find out there is a lot of Voodoo Village online. I have added some of the links to my post should you decide to look for the information.

HauntedAmericaTours.com calls Voodoo Village “A MYSTERIOUS LITTLE CORNER OF HAUNTED MEMPHIS.” They describe Voodoo Village on their website as, “The hoodoo empire of Walsh Harris’ Voodoo Village, (a fenced compound of brightly colored houses and signs in deep South Memphis) Home to a variety of artistic and intellectual practitioners. ” HauntedAmericaTours.com also says on its website, “It first gained attention in the early 1960’s when conflicts between gangs of white youths and the black residents of Voodoo Village made headlines. Ever since, Voodoo Village has been a site of many teen dares and initiations, and its reputation for weirdness has only grown over the years.”

I don’t remember much about gangs of youths having conflicts there in the 1960’s, which is when I was visiting, but maybe this is why we were told to back in so we could drive out if we were surrounded. I have slept a few nights since then and only remember bits and pieces about the place. Some things you never forget and this place is one of those memories I will never forget. I rarely think about the place, but now I may have to visit it and see if I get the same odd feelings I did as a teenager.

What really got me is that there were several places in Memphis with nuttsy stories that were just too wild to believe – except for Voodoo Village. You can find out more be reading the Voodoo Village information at Urban Legends.

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

April 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Ohio Ghost Hunters Haunted Farm House

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April 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

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CCL Paranormal Society Meets at Haunted Catfish Plantation

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Cedar Creek Lake Paranormal Society chose to hold their August meeting at the famous haunted Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie, TX. Wouldn’t you know that a wedding party of 30 decided to have their rehersal dinner on the same night. Only three of our members were present for the meeting. They were Martha, Brianna and Tamra. They missed having the other members present for discussion. The 25 minute wait turned into and hour long wait, but the food was worth it as was conversation with other diners. The Catfish Plantation has several large books brimming with stories from previous patrons about ghostly encounters in several areas inside the restaurant.

Wish the rest could have made the meeting

Wish the rest could have made the meeting

The Catfish Plantation is an old home turned into a restaurant many years ago where three spirits have been described to still hang around by other paranormal investigators. Catfish Plantation has even been shown on the Travel Channel series Extreme Restaurants.

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

August 9, 2009 at 3:48 pm

May Meeting

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We had another great meeting. May was the change of meeting  locations. Everyone likes the idea of moving around. So this is what we will do. We were in Seven Points for May and will return to Gun Barrel for June.

CCLPS may go to Jefferson TX in July for an overnight stay at the Jefferson Hotel. No one has been there, except for Tamra Brickey and Martha Decker. It will be a fun evening and a good training location.

If anyone else would like to join the group for this investigation, please leave a comment and I will contact you by email. If there is enough interest I can put together a program with a possible late  night investigation for everyone. I would need the contact information by the end of May to give me time to set up a special investigation.

Written by Martha Hazzard Decker

May 3, 2009 at 8:41 pm

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