A Haunting Evening at Octagon Mansion

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A Haunting Evening at Octagon Mansion

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - March 24 @ 2:00 am

𝑼𝒔𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒅𝒆 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒅20 𝒂𝒕 𝑪𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌-𝑶𝒖𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 $20 𝒐𝒇𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒕 𝒑𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒔𝒆! 𝑳𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝑻𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝑶𝒏𝒍𝒚!

“… 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒉𝒐𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒊𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒔, 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒖𝒑𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝑾𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆.”
These words were written by Captain Fortescue of the 2nd West Virginia Cavalry as he thought back to his brief time spent in Wytheville, Virginia.

“𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐮𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡” found its name on July 18th, 1863. 5 days earlier, a brigade of 870 Union soldiers departed their base camp in Charleston, West Virginia, with orders to disable the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad as quietly as possible. Little did this undersized brigade know of what destiny had laid out for them on the days to follow.

When the Union soldiers approached Wytheville in the early evening of July 18th, they quickly found their plans foiled; the Union army, and the town of Wytheville, had heard of their march and were ready, bearing arms. As they charged into town, Confederate soldiers and Civilians opened fire. As Private Joseph Sutton of the 2nd WV Cavalry described Wytheville, it was “an avenue of death”. Civilians used the cover of their own homes and businesses to fire upon the army – “an irregular but most successful combat”. A newspaper described the battle as a “desperate fight”, with the locals “shooting them down like sheep, and producing great consternation amongst them”, their bodies scattered along the roads and mountain paths.

The official count of causalities and losses is estimated somewhere around 300 troops dead, wounded, captured, or missing in action, with another 300 horses either dead or left to die.

𝐀 𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝟕 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭.

Construction began in 1870 by H.Q.A. Boyer, but wasn’t completed until 1886 by Reverend D.A. Snow. Since then, it has been host to many families and businesses, including a bakery, real estate office, and numerous restaurants.

In the 1950’s, Wytheville was a hotspot of the Polio Epidemic. Of the towns inhabitants, 184 people contracted the disease – with 17 of them dying. As the epidemic progressed, ambulances became scarce, forcing hearses from local funeral homes to drive patients to nearby hospitals.

It then sat empty for a decade until 2019, when it was purchased by John Cushman. Shortly after purchasing the building, John began experiencing paranormal on-goings. The sounds of doors closing, conversations, watching objects fly across the room, and seeing uninvited guests are only a few of the paranormal experiences documented within the walls.

𝐍𝐨𝐰, 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧…

𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐚’𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 – 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧.

Will you interact with the reported little girl that died during the polio epidemic, and still roams the halls of the Octagon Mansion?

Will you communicate with the hundreds of soldiers that passed through Wytheville – or died during Toland’s Raid of 1863 or Stoneman’s Raid of 1865?

𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐞?

𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!

100% of the proceeds of this event go directly to the Octagon Mansion for its continued restoration and preservation efforts!
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞:

– You are welcome to bring your own equipment to investigate.

– We will break into small groups at each site to investigate. Each group will be led by an investigator with equipment that will be utilized for the investigation!

– Please do not put on fragrances before the investigation. Smells are often reported at these locations and it will be difficult to identify if we are wearing fragrances.

– Please do not wear loose jewelry, baggy clothing, etc. These often make extra sounds and noises that will make listening to and identifying EVPs difficult!

– There will be identified spots if you need to smoke a cigarette. Please make sure you dispose of your cigarette butts accordingly.

– Please do not plan to investigate under the influence of drugs or alcohol. We will ask you to leave the premises if so.

– Weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden.

– Bring your equipment! We’ll have some that you can use within your groups, but you are welcome to bring any equipment you have for investigating that you can carry with you. A flashlight is highly encouraged. Additionally, if you do not have an audio recorder, bring your phone! We’ll ask you to keep it silenced, but you can still record audio onto your cellphone – a large number of people on our investigations have recorded EVPs on their phones!

– 𝐌𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲, 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐧! This investigation is for you, so bring your ideas and thoughts for investigating! You never know what, or who, you will run into, and we value your unique ideas and suggestions for investigating these locations! We urge you to be ready to be involved in the investigation! Think of some questions you’d like to ask in advance, if you have any theories that we can test out, and more!

𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑟 𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑐𝑡 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑙.


March 23 @ 6:30 pm
March 24 @ 2:00 am
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The Octagon Mansion at 585