Blood and Gold
Well as a kid, all I dreamed about was being a cowboy, and I was lucky enough at the age of seven to got to the game farm in upstate New York which had a western town called Carson city. It looked just like a real life Wild West town. It was great; they reenacted a stagecoach robbery and you got to meet the cowboys afterward. Back then it was the world to me. And as I drove into Virginia City for this investigation it took me right back to the age of seven, it looked like I went back in time 125 years, I loved it. The people in town couldn’t have been nicer; they were sincere and amazing to chat with.
However, the Story County Sherriff’s office that patrols the area couldn’t have been worse. I think they are despicable and should learn the word discretion and courtesy. Our director received a summons for going over the speed limit by 5 miles as he was filming a scene of the town right by the Mackey Mansion where we were filming. It’s a tourist town and I’m pretty sure they didn’t need the revenue from a 5-mile an hour speed infraction. I was embarrassed to say the least, to say that I was a law enforcement officer for over twenty years (in a real city by the way) after seeing the display of a no nonsense attitude towards a film crew that had been filming there over a week. The town had less than 900 people living there, so to say the cops didn’t know what we were doing there is a joke. All I want to say, and I know I’m ranting, is, that the law enforcement in Story County Nevada, need a lesson in common sense, discretion and just regular street no how, in dealing with people who aren’t the BAD guys. I’m really disgusted by this and it makes me angry to even write about it. I’m sad for the people who have to live there with that type of law enforcement personnel that make all real cops look bad. Well, enough about that, sorry, but it just makes angry!
Onto the Mackay Mansion and their problems, this was one of the cases that show both extremes when it came to the paranormal. From a sweet little playful girl, to a very menacing and sometimes traumatizing entity that enjoyed frightening people. The history here was so compelling and really had to make you think about what men and woman endured during the gold rush days: the men worked in the mines in unimaginable conditions, and the woman prostitutes serviced those men and did volunteer work, to boot. This case has elements that only a town like this could have – the tragedy of mining disasters, and a notorious homicide resulting in a hanging. The Mackay Mansion investigation was very interesting to say the least. So please tune and give me your opinion. Till next time, stay safe. Oh yeah, and don’t drive a mile over the speed limit in Story County Nevada!