The Ghost Of Berlin

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This time we have a story sent in by Shamir Dongsuk. Shamir lives in Ely Nevada and leads a ghost hunting group there. It first appeared in episode #281 – The Ghost Of Berlin, NV. Here is the email he sent in via the website:

Hello, my name is Shamir and I have a ghost tale for you. Many people have strange hobbies and I guess you have to put me on the list. You see me and my mates go to the many ghost towns of Nevada to hunt and find evidence. Most of the time we come home tired and empty handed. There was this one time we came home tired, scared and with this true story. The only evidence he has are some evps, bad pictures and soiled garments. 

FACT: There are more ghost towns in Nevada than towns occupied by the living. By that count, it would take you years, if not a lifetime, to explore them all. One of them is the remote town of Berlin. Long before it was occupied by miners in the late 1800s, Berlin was home to a sharp-toothed reptile who roamed the warm ocean waters that overran Nevada 225 million years ago. In 1897, in the post-dinosaur era, Berlin was founded as a small mining camp with a peak population of 300.  The town consisted of, a stagecoach station, a stamp mill, a school, and two blacksmith shops. Its downfall began in 1907 when the miners demanded higher wages and were refused. Today, 13 buildings still stand and my group agree this place is haunted.

We set up camp at a nearby campground. Our first night out while adventurous and fun.. was quiet.  The second night we must have woken up because it was anything but quiet.  EVPs, strange noises and even some missing equipment was the theme.

It was that third and final night of hunting that had my team and I running for the hills. 

I was in what was left of a small home.  The north wall was completely gone and the roof was nothing more than a few cross beams. I had a recorder and my partner, Barb, was sweeping with the EMF detector.  We both commented at the same time about a temperature drop.  When recording changes you say your name, time of day and make your statement. That is so that the person reviewing tape can know it was a team member and also record the information.

We made the statements and a then third voice, clear as day says, “ That happens here every night in the spring.” We both looked at each other and I watched barb go white. 

I replied, “Oh have you lived here long?”  Complete silence.

It was barb, who spoke next. She said, “My detector is dead.”

I again turned to my friend and standing next to her was a complete full-figured gal. She was all white and dressed in what best could be described as a nightgown of some sort. “Barb,” I began, “You are not alone over there. I just…..

She screamed and started to flail about like she was being attacked by wasps. “Get it off!” she yelled.

I ran over to her and I noticed that the full-figured gal was running towards her as well.  I happened to get a look at her face and she looked as perplexed as I did. We arrived at Barb to find that a large tarantula was climbing up her leg. I knocked the thing off with my finger and then remembered the ghost. I looked around and she/it was gone.

Barb was still whining about the spider, but was calm enough to ask who it was that came to help. I told her and that was it Barb. She handed me her detector and went back to camp. I stayed in that building for the next three hours and never had anything else happen. After we returned home and reviewed all of the data there was nothing recorded for that time. A real shame.

We had one more event. Another group was in one of the blacksmiths shops. When a team member asked, “Do you want us to leave?” the reply was, “Yes”.  We thought the reply so cool we decided to accept the comment and ended the investigation.

Shamir Dongsuk

Ron’s Thoughts: That is an amazing story. Incredible! I had never heard of Ely, Nevada so I just had to look it up. It was founded as a stagecoach station along the Pony Express and Central Overland Route. Ely had a mining boom with the discovery of copper in 1906. Most of the stations connecting the First Transcontinental Railroad to these mines have long been removed. However the railroad to Ely is preserved as a heritage railway by the Nevada Northern Railway. It is known as the Ghost Train of Old Ely.  As of the 2010 census, the population of Ely was 4,255.

To Shamir I say thank you for your story that is a special one


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