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The Pillars in Albion is focus of season premiere of Ghost Hunters TV series

Photo courtesy of Dawn Allen: The Pillars on West Countyhouse Road is pictured during the holiday season in 2014.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 August 2019 at 9:28 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: Tony McMurtie is pictured in April 2015 during the annual Titanic Ball at The Pillars. He started the Titanic Ball on the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s fateful voyage in April 2012. The inaugural gala also launched the opening of the grand ballroom at the Pillars.

ALBION – The season premiere of the popular Ghost Hunters television series next Wednesday will feature The Pillars in Albion.

The paranormal detectors will try to find evidence of “the lady in the window” who seems to appear in some photographs, looking out from the attic.

A crew of about 25 spent two weeks in Albion and at The Pillars on West Countyhouse Road in May.

Tony McMurtie, owner of The Pillars, said he had lots of questions for the Ghost Hunters. He was stunned by their discoveries, although he said he can’t discuss it publicly.

“When you see this episode it will blow your mind away,” he said.

McMurtie restored the property with Scott Root and turned it into a business that hosted special events and parties for several years. The 7,000-plus square foot Victorian home is now just a residence.

“The Pillars is a hidden gem for Albion,” he said.

McMurtie said he has heard things in the house over the years. He sent his father a picture of The Pillars and Tony’s dad is the one who asked about a woman looking out the attic window.

The Ghost Hunters initially ran for 11 seasons on SyFy from 2004 to 2016. It is now on A&E, with the season premiere at 9 p.m. on Aug. 21. Click here to see a teaser of the episode on The Pillars.

McMurtie said he hopes the show will shine a positive light on the Albion community.

“It puts Albion on the map,” he said about the upcoming episode. “There hasn’t been a lot of focus on Albion.”

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