By Melody Hoover, Comstock Chronicle
The Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters (NNGH) investigate using historical data as their primary source and was formed in 2005 by gathering like-minded individuals who wanted to prove the existence of the paranormal. NNGH has taken a vow to help the community through participation of restorations and clean-up of historical buildings, cemeteries and donations for historical preservation. In working towards this goal the NNGH has partnered with the The Comstock Foundation for History and Culture (CFHC) to assist in their preservation work and have been helping to raise funds for (CFHC) through ghost investigations at the Donovan Mill in Silver City.
The relationship between NNGH and CFHC started in 2014 when NNGH donated a Ghost Investigation as a raffle prize for an upcoming CFHC fundraiser and the interest in the prize caused a bidding war. With the prize being such a hit, CFHC asked NNGH if they would be interested in hosting a private investigation as a means to further raise funds. The event was held at the Donovan Mill and was very successful, so much so that the Foundation decided NNGH would continue as the Paranormal Consultants for CFHC. NNGH was quite excited to be part of the ongoing preservation and restoration of the Comstock and jumped at the opportunity to be included.
NNGH tours are hosted by volunteers with a love of historic preservation, fundraising, and Paranormal Investigating. Since its humble beginning with CFHC in 2014 NNGH has now expanded to host Gold Hill Ghost Tours, monthly tours at the Donovan Mill, and other private events as requested. Proceeds of fundraiser tours benefit the CFHC so your donations stay on the Comstock. You can visit NNGH at: hauntedcomstock.com October 28th & 29th NNGH will be hosting their annual Haunted Hills & Mills Take III events featuring the Gold Hill Hotel and the Donovan Mill. My husband and I participated in last year__s event and-thoroughly enjoyed the, drama
free, presentation and investigation. Please see their Eventbrite page for details on all upcoming events: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/haunted-donovan-mill-paranormal-investigations
I asked Steven and Johnye Saylor, Executive Director and Board Director, about the efforts of the NNGH and they responded with
this grateful statement: “We both think they are fantastic. A group working so hard to make monies for the foundation is not an everyday thing. They all give so much of their time to support us. The dues for members of the NNGH group includes membership in CFHC.”
The CFHC is working to protect, preserve, restore, educate and celebrate the historic structures, artifacts, landscapes and profound culture of the Comstock Historic District and Virginia City National Historic Landmark District. The CFHC is a nonprofit foundation, EIN# 46-3126978. To learn more about the CFHC visit their website at: Comstockfoundation.org