October 2010 and July 2011
Paxton Manor, a mansion located in the northeast part of Leesburg, VA was constructed in about 1872 for Pennsylvania industrialist Charles R. Paxton (1816–1889) and his wife Rachel who continued to live there until her death in December 1921. When constructed, it sat on over 760 acres roughly bounded on the north end by the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park, the Balls Bluff Battlefield and the Potomac River. In accordance with Mrs. Paxton's will, the buildings and 50 surrounding acres were preserved and organized into a charitable trust to benefit "needy children."
The mansion and remaining 16-acre grounds are currently the home of the Paxton Campus which includes The Arc of Loudoun, The Aurora School, the ALLY Advocacy Center, Open Door Learning Center and STEP Up program. The Aurora School serves children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Open Door is an inclusive preschool serving children ages 2–7 years with and without disabilities. The ALLY Advocacy Center provides advocacy services and social opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. The Paxton Campus is a registered non-profit organization registered under its legal name, The Arc of Loudoun. Continue reading
Investigation & Evidence
The Washington Post article on the Paxton Manor
By Caitlin Gibson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Nova-Spis was the Paranormal Investigation squad asked to do the walk-through with psychic Sherry Sherry.
Fox 5 DC in the morning with Holly Morris
with the NoVA-SPIs team, Lori Miars, Kathy Anderson, Betty Holland, Sheila Cowling
Paxton Manor was promoting their Halloween Shocktober Haunted House event. The NoVA-SPIs team had just done a paranormal investigation and was asked to discuss our process, equipment, and experiences.