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Haunted & Historic Cambridge, Maryland

Feeling Spirits from Long Ago in historic Cambridge, Maryland

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Historic Cambridge, Maryland is located in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Situated on the mighty Choptank River, Cambridge was originally inhabited by the Choptank Native American tribe. In 1684, wealthy European landowners moved in and built tobacco plantations.  This created tension and violence with the Choptank Native American tribe who were ultimately displaced. The plantation owners imported slaves from Africa to work the plantations until 1864 when Maryland end slavery.

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Site of slave auctions

In Cambridge you can still find reminders of the slave trade. Slave auctions took place outside the Dorchester County Courthouse. At the top of the hill, under a large tree I discovered a portion of the original slave block. Slaves would’ve stood on the top of the hill while being auctioned off to buyers below. This same area was also used for public executions. While visiting here I could feel the angst and tension as I explored the area. There are still a lot of souls at unrest here.

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Slave auction block on grounds of historic Dorchester County Courthouse, Cambridge, Maryland

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Grounds of historic Dorchester County Courthouse, Cambridge, Maryland

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Historic Dorchester County Courthouse, Cambridge, Maryland

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Grounds of historic Dorchester County Courthouse, site of public executions and slave auction.

Tour Haunted New Orleans and Beyond

Watch this video of “In Search of Spirits from Long Ago in Haunted New Orleans and Beyond” A collection of some of the most haunted sites in and around New Orleans.  Be sure to turn up the volume for the full experience.

Click here:

https://youtu.be/KOWCL6_1qfk

In Search of Spirits from Long Ago at Navan Fort, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Shadows on Navan Fort, Co, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Shadows on Navan Fort, Co, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Navan Fort “Eamhain Macha” is an ancient monument in County Armagh, Northern Ireland located at 81 Killylea Rd., Armagh BT60 4 LD, Northern Ireland.

Navan Fort “Eamhain Macha” was a royal, ceremonial site that existed from 700 BC to 100 BC. Navan Fort was founded by Queen Macha, a beautiful Celtic warrior queen with golden hair.  During her reign, Navan Fort  was the royal capital of Ulster.  The original site was circular and spanned 16 acres.  The site is also associated with the ancient Celtic warrior Cuchulainn.  In 332 AD the site was destroyed by fire, presumably the result of religious conflict between Pagans and Christians.  What remains today is a large, grass covered mound where visitors can feel the ancient spirits from long ago.

Photos available at www.JacquelineLaRocca.com

 

Tree at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh
Tree at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh
Steps at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh, Northern, Ireland
Steps at Navan Fort, Co. Armagh, Northern, Ireland