- June 24, 2014
-- The cast and crew of the popular paranormal reality TV show, "The R.I.P. Files
," is heading to the Civil War Museum at The Exchange Hotel this Saturday night, 6/28/2014, in Gordonsville, VA. The investigation will be featured in an all new, hour long episode which will be part of season 2 of this unusual reality show.
"The R.I.P. Files
" features a female-led group of psychic paranormal investigators based in Washington DC. Produced by Marin Group Productions and distributed by New Dominion Pictures, the series airs on Foxtel in Australia and Sky in New Zealand every Friday night. Cast members include Patricia Marin, James Marin, Lisa Linden, Mark C. Higgins, Malinka Franklin, and Rene Garcia. "The R.I.P. Files
" is also available in the US/Canada only on Amazon, iTunes, Xbox, and Gaiam TV (Internet).
The Civil War Museum at The Exchange Hotel, owned and managed by Historic Gordonsville, Inc., is rich in both history and hauntings. During the Civil War, the Exchange Hotel became the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital which provided care for 70,000 soldiers, both Confederate and Union. In the reconstruction period, this hospital served the newly freed slaves as a Freedman's Bureau Hospital. Now a museum, visitors can learn about daily life during the Civil War and view collections of uniforms, medical artifacts, and period pieces.
According to Angel May, Administrator/
Vice President of the Board of Directors of Historic Gordonsville, Inc., the former hospital also boasts some permanent residents. "There have been numerous reports of apparitions as well as many unexplained sounds reported by visitors," Angel explained. "The past is truly alive here."
Mark C. Higgins, cast member of "The R.I.P. Files
," has investigated the Civil War Museum at The Exchange Hotel many times. "It's the real deal," Higgins said. "I've been touched, pushed, and heard voices in the various buildings and on the grounds. I think it's one of the most haunted places in Virginia and I'm really looking forward to our upcoming investigation."