NIGHT AT MORRISON LODGE
NEXT AVAILABLE DATE: JUNE 30, 2018
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
$50 PER PERSON
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Join American Hauntings for a night of spirited history at the Morrison Masonic Lodge! Incorporated in 1860, the Lodge has witnessed a tapestry of tragedy and death, as well as the blood and violence of the Civil War. You'll spend the evening soaking up the rich history and spooky ambience of the Lodge and then search for the spirits that are rumored to be lingering with the building's brick walls – and find out for yourself if its as haunted as so many claim!
Named for James Morrison, an American Revolution veteran and founder of the Great Lodge of Kentucky, the Elizabethtown lodge was incorporated in 1860, just before the start of the Civil War. A number of members of the lodge were part of the conflict and when he war ended became city and state leaders, judges, and politicians.
During the conflict, fighting even ended up on the very doorstep of Morrison Lodge. In December 1862, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan began a mission to disrupt the Federal supply lines of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad by destroying the trestles located just north of Elizabethtown. On December 26, they arrived at Elizabethtown from Tennessee and overtook Federal forces at the railroad bridges of Bacon Creek and the Nolin River. The following day, Morgan placed artillery on Cemetery Hill and on the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike and aimed them on the Union encampments in town. He demanded a surrender of the Union troops but when no word came, the artillery commenced firing on the small community. The Confederate troops advanced and in less than an hour, the Federal soldiers surrendered.
Morrison Lodge was struck by at least one cannonball during the attack and after the fighting, it was used as a place to house prisoners and, some say, as a field hospital for the wounded. The Confederates looted the town, carrying away food and medical supplies. General Morgan set up his headquarters at "Hill House" (known today as the Brown-Pusey House), located just a short distance from Morrison Lodge.
Sometime around 1911, fire caused tremendous damage to the Morrison Lodge and a new building was constructed on the same site in 1913. During the 1940s, three deaths took place at Morrison Lodge. One of the deaths was a member of the Lodge, who collapsed during a ceremony of an apparent heart attack. The other two deaths were of women. One of them died in a dentist's chair (who worked in the building) when she succumbed to an allergic reaction to anesthetic and the other woman died of a heart attack.
Have those deaths – and the Civil War – created the haunting that plagues the building?
Over the years, Lodge members and visitors alike have reported many strange and ghostly happenings at the Morrison Lodge, including apparitions of what appear to be Civil War era soldiers; door alarms that ring even when no one leaves or enters the building; phantom footsteps; objects that move around on their own; strange knocking sounds; ghostly figures; and even helpful ghosts (possibly former Lodge members?) who once saved a Lodge member from unconsciousness when he fell ill and passed out while alone in the building.
Past investigations in the building have collected photos, EVPs and first-hand accounts of the hauntings --- but why take the word of other ghost hunters when you can find out what's happening here for yourself??
Join us as we spend the night at Morrison Lodge in Elizabethtown and search for the spirits that are said to be roaming this building. Whether you come with a love of history or a desire to experience the ghosts, you won't go away disappointed!