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"Is the Joint Haunted?"
(Judy is a guide at the Col. George Davenport, Historic Home. Gwen and Harriet are "Paranormal Investigators, George and Susan are the ghosts of George Davenport and his step-daughter, Susan, who don't know they are ghosts)
Judy. Why are you so certain we have a ghost?
Gwen. Because you simply cannot have a old castle or historic home without a ghost.
Susan. I didn’t know that!
Harriet. A ghost is the best advertising gimmick you can have.
Gwen. They absolutely guarantee news coverage and scads of publicity.
Harriet. And tourists love them.
Gwen. If we can document that you have a ghost, your admissions will double. Maybe even triple.
Harriet. Ghosts are good for business.
George. (To Susan) If that’s true, it’s too bad we don’t know any.
Susan. Maybe we could do a check of the homeless shelters?
George. Before we would allow any ghost to move in, I feel rather certain that we would want references.
Susan. Good for business or not, I’m not sure I want to share our house. I like my space.
Judy. So, where do you plan to set up?
Gwen. For our EMF meter, as far away from electrical outlets as possible. (Looking about, a bit puzzled) I don’t see any.
Judy. They’re concealed. (Pointing) There is one in each of the built-in cabinets.
Harriet. Are there any in the hall?
Judy. No, I don’t believe so
Harriet. Does anybody use the front door?
George. I do.
Susan. So do I.
Judy. Rarely. We generally use that one (Referring to the rear door).
Susan. For a head guide, she really knows very little.
George. It’s really appalling!
Gwen. (To Harriet) What do you think? How about if we set the meter just inside the front door, pointing at the rear door.
Susan. (Concerned) It’s going to be in the way!
Harriet. Good idea. We’ll be able to pick up any ghost using the hall, or crossing between the living room ....
Judy. (Interrupting) We refer to it as the “parlor.”
Harriet. (Continuing on as if uninterrupted) ... and the dining room.
George. Do ghosts eat?
Susan. Why do you ask?
George. Why would a ghost need to go into the dining room?
Susan. Good point. Or if they’re dead, why would they use the living room?
IS THE JOINT HAUNTED?
On July 4, 1845, Col. George Davenport of Rock Island, IL was murdered in his home by robbers looking for gold and paper money. The Davenport Mansion was the first fine home built in the area. In the years that followed, it fell into disrepair.
Eventually the home was save by a not-for-profit group, the Col. Davenport Historical Foundation, a group founded to save and restore the historic house.
Because Davenport died a violent death, many have long wondered whether the house might be haunted. Recently, a local paranormal society decided to investigate.
This is the story of how that investigation went.
IS THE JOINT HAUNTED?
(1 Man and 4 women. Any woman's
part can be played by a man.)
George George Davenport
Susan His Step-daughter
Judy What’s-her-name Head Guide at Col.
Harriet Ghost Hunter
Gwen Another Ghost Hunter
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