Wormie Annie Ghost Picture

J. Paul Corlew, curator and director of Silver City Ghost Town located near Lake Isabella, California sent us his Wormie Annie ghost picture and story:

"Silver City is a collection of over 21 historic buildings relocated from historic mining camps throughout the Kern River Valley. It is used as a film location and a unique museum that is open year round to the public. I was initially a doubting Thomas when it came to the many legends I heard early on regarding poltergeist activity and ghost sightings here at Silver City. But after having lived and worked on site for nearly 20 years and having personally witnessed many unexplained phenomena, I am no longer a skeptic, at least in regards to this site being haunted. During Halloween each year we offer special lantern light tours. This year the first night tour was held on the evening of Oct. 27th and during our tour the group and I entered 'Wormie Annie's' building. Members of the tour group and I had taken numerous photos which showed light orbs in other buildings that evening (a near routine occurrence especially in the jail and several other buildings here). I decided to take a photo of some of the members of the tour group and immediately noticed several orbs in the photo on my digital camera. Later I looked closer at the photo on my computer monitor and was startled to see what appears to be a human figure in the window behind the tour guests. I cropped down the photo to have a closer look and I realized that the image had a remarkable resemblance to Wormie Annie herself. The next day I took a photo of a painting on display in our current saloon exhibit (showing Wormie Annie) and compared the two images side by side. The results are here for all to evaluate for themselves. Wormie Annie Sullivan owned the Ghost Town property over half a century ago. She was called Wormie Annie, because she sold live worms to anglers in a stand out front and had a penchant for wearing clothing with large holes in it. Wormie Annie passed on in her home behind Silver City many years ago. The building where this photo was taken is sometimes referred to as the boat house, and is believed to be the location of her worm farm. It is about 100 feet from her former home which is still standing, and is alleged to be haunted itself. The boat house is the future site of a saloon museum display. It is to be named Wormie Annie's Saloon in her honor."