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  • Dan Jungles
    A.C. Clement Home Paranormal Excursion February 26 , 2011 Want to be a part of a professional paranormal investigation? Join the Will County Ghost Hunters
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      A.C. Clement Home Paranormal Excursion February 26 , 2011

      Want to be a part of a professional paranormal investigation? Join
      the Will County Ghost Hunters Society on Saturday February 26 , 2011
      from 10pm to 6am for an overnight experience at the A.C. Clement home
      located at 519 Campbell Street in Joliet.

      The home was built in 1902 by one of Joliet's most well renowned
      businessman of the time, A.C. Clement. A.C. purchased the land from his
      father, Charles Clement. His father moved from New Hampshire in 1834 and
      quickly became a prominent business man in the Joliet community. Charles
      built a Dry goods business and was the first treasurer for the town of
      Joliet. In 1844 he married Cordelia Wilcox. The couple had 2 children,
      Arthur Charles (A.C.) and Jill. Much like his father, A.C. became a
      renowned businessman. In 1897 he formed a business partnership with his
      brother-in-law Samuel D. Chaney. He constructed the business block at
      the corners of Jefferson Street and Ottawa Street. The business
      partnership dissolved in 1902 and A.C. went into business for himself.
      During the time of its construction, he served as the president of
      Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet. He later married Miss Georgia Smith in
      New York. They had two children Charles and Laura. The couple
      constructed a home on 519 Campbell Street, while living in their home at
      300 South Eastern Avenue in Joliet. Georgia passed away in the home on
      December 27, 1918. A.C. daughter August Beltzner (Laura C.) and her
      husband moved into the home at 519 Campbell Street. On April 27, 1929
      A.C. passed away at the residence. August had two children August C. and
      Viloa H. In 1937, Charles Clement (son of A.C.) committed suicide by
      hanging himself at his home located at 300 South Eastern Avenue. In 1950
      the home was sold to Daniel N. and Mildred F. Ayola. In 1953 the home
      was converted into Ayola Rest Haven Home. The retirement home closed in
      the 1965. Shortly after the retirement home closed the Blackburn Funeral
      Home moved into the location. The funeral home operated at the location
      until 1989 when they moved to their current location at 1500 Black Road.
      The location was then converted back into a private residence in 1991.
      The current home owners purchased the property in 2000.

      Shortly after moving into the home, they began to remodel. It was at
      this time they began to notice unusual things happening. Over the course
      of the past eight years the residences and guests have seen the
      apparitions of a woman, which is sometimes accompanied by the smell of
      perfume or flowers. She has been seen on mainly in the parlor/ living
      room of the home. This is the area that was used to wake bodies when the
      location was used as a funeral home. The apparition of a tall, thin man
      has been seen in the rear of the home on the first and second floors. In
      a second floor guest bedroom the apparition of a small boy has been seen
      as well. There have been unexplained odors such as smoke, perfume, and
      the smell of urine on the third floor. On one occasion, while in the
      parlor room a cold breeze passed though the room that was accompanied by
      the smell of perfume. Unexplainable voices, knocking, footsteps have
      been heard throughout the home. The lights and TV have been turned on by
      themselves numerous times over the past several years. There has also
      been two separate occasions where items have been moved by themselves.
      The first is the appearances of two books that were not in the home, and
      the home owners are unaware of where they may have come from. The second
      is when several baby gates that are used to contain the dogs were
      completely moved to a different location. There is no possible way for
      the dogs to have moved them and all the residences deny having moved
      them. The dogs have acted strangely on several different occasions. They
      sometimes bark at nothing, and will not go into certain rooms of the
      home. There has also been a few occasions that guests have felt like
      someone was touching them or pushing them.

      The Will County Ghost Hunters Society has investigated the home on
      several different occasions. They were able to capture a solid
      apparition of a man on the second floor. To view the photo, please click
      HERE . The voices of men, women, and even children have been recorded at
      this home. To listen to the voices, please click HERE.

      The overnight ghost hunting excursion will be lead by Chicagoland's top
      paranormal investigators. Participants will be using state of the art
      ghost hunting equipment, while exploring this 25 room home. Some of the
      equipment that will be used is EMF detectors, Geiger counters, ion
      counters, noncontact infrared thermometers, 16 channel DVR system
      complete with IR cameras, a thermal imaging camera, and numerous other
      pieces of equipment. Will you been the next one to photograph the ghosts
      of this historic home?

      This is a private residence and is not open to the public. This is a
      rare opportunity, and maybe the last time this event is offered.

      Tickets are $75.00 each and the tour is limited to 12 people! Tickets
      can be purchased at

      ***No refunds will be given for unused tickets, unless the event has
      been cancelled, or the time and/or date has been changed.***

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