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January 28, 2002
Apollo Theater member recounts scary sightings By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY andreabh@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mike Noll said he saw his first ghost at the historic Apollo Theater in Martinsburg in 1975. He'd heard plenty of ghost stories from theater visitors after he and other members of the Apollo Civic Theater Group bought the old building on Martin Street earlier that year, Noll said. But he didn't believe them until he experienced the paranormal himself.
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September 17, 2006
Probable cause found in case against Ghost Hunters founder MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Probable cause was found Thursday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court in the case against the founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, who is charged with one count of delivering a controlled substance. Susan R. Crites, 55, of 208 Ruffed Grouse Lane in Hedgesville, W.Va., was charged Sept. 2 with delivery of Percocet to a woman who told police she was led to believe the accused was a physician.
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By TARA REILLY | November 30, 1999
tarar@herald-mail.com TRI-STATE - While some might be toasting loved ones when the ball drops tonight at midnight, others might be raising a glass to the paranormal.A West Virginia ghost hunters group is planning a "Toast a Ghost" event tonight in what the president of the association described as a haunted site in Berkeley County. "Our goal is to find and photograph a (ghost), and we're usually successful," Susan Crites, president of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, said Friday.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 7, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com Ghostly tours, haunted houses and Halloween parades make October a high-spirited month in the Tri-State area. The West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters will host "ghost hunts" at cemeteries in Washington County and Berkeley County, W.Va., at 8 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October, and at 8 and 10 p.m. daily from Monday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 31. "This is not the typical ghost tour," said Susan Crites, founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, on the Web at www.wvsociety ofghosthunters.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 22, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Microphone and projector problems would not be so noticeable during any other speech. But the fact they happened Wednesday night at Shepherd University during a presentation from one of the foremost authorities on the paranormal got some attention. John Zaffis opened his presentation in the Student Center's Storer Ballroom by darkening the room and showing photographs that depicted haunted places. The photos showed images of faces in strange formations and other weird phenomenon.
NEWS
July 23, 2012
The founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters, who was found guilty in 2007 of practicing medicine and counseling without a license, failed to abide by the terms of her probation, attorneys said Monday. Susan R. Crites, who was placed on three years of probation in 2008 in lieu of an 18-month jail sentence, failed to get counseling and also failed to pay about $945 in court costs, according to Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely. In a hearing Monday, Crites, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was released from further probation supervision, but the unpaid court costs were ordered by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III to be converted into a civil judgment against her. Chief Public Defender Deborah A. Lawson told Silver that Crites abided by the terms of her probation otherwise.
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January 28, 2002
A search for spirits By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY andreabh@herald-mail.com The ghost hunters point their digital cameras into a dark corner of the basement as the room temperature seemingly drops - a sign on their quest to capture an image of what they cannot see: Evidence of life after death. On this night, that quest has led the ghost hunters to a house in the Snug Harbor KOA Campground in Williamsport. It is after midnight on a moonless Saturday when Chanda Wright and three members of her Hagerstown-based National Ghost Hunters Society stand in the snow outside the house and ask the spirits they believe are within for permission to enter in peace, photograph them and record their voices.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 29, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A felony count of delivery of a controlled substance that was filed against the founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters was dismissed Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Earlier this month, a jury found Susan R. Crites, 56, of Berkeley County, guilty of three misdemeanor counts of unauthorized practice of medicine without a license and five misdemeanor counts of unauthorized counseling without a license following a two-day jury trial. A separate trial was to be held for the felony count, which alleged Crites delivered Percocet to a victim who became ill. The order dismissing the felony charge states "that the witnesses/victims of this case do not wish to proceed because of the verdict in (the misdemeanor)
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 17, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. ? The founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters is expected to be evaluated by state officials for 60 days before 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III sentences her on convictions of practicing medicine and counseling without a license. Susan R. Crites, 57, of 208 Ruffed Grouse Lane in Berkeley County, was found guilty in September of three counts of unauthorized practice of medicine without a license and four counts of unauthorized counseling without a license.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 3, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 23rd Judicial Circuit judge presiding Friday in Berkeley County denied a defense attorney's motion to have nine counts of an indictment against the founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters tried in magistrate court. Gray Silver III sided with Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely, who argued that a Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia decision dictated that the counts against Susan R. Crites, 56, of 208 Ruffed Grouse Lane in Hedgesville, W.Va.
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