Theft Of Bachelors Grove Material & John Stephenson
It has come to our attention that a substantial number of people are submitting their original tangible material about Bachelors Grove via postal mail as well as in-person to certain individuals. At times none of the material is being returned to them as per agreement with the recipient. Since the early part of 2009, all of the unpleasant testimonials thus far to support these allegations have lead to perpetrator John Stephenson, whom is the owner of www.bachelors-grove.com and www.bachelors-grove.net, is known as Ghost1 on the forum of said websites, and whom is not the owner nor affiliated with the Bachelors Grove Cemetery & Settlement Research Center located at www.bachelorsgrove.com as many have suggested.due to other incidents in the past. Because of the amount of feedback by the public concerning the allegations of theft and the misconception as to who owns and runs these Bachelors Grove websites we are now compelled to make this public statement.
Included in this statement is a photograph captured during a 2009 Grove Restoration Project event which helps to identify John Stephenson and should help clarify who you may, or may not be, handing over your material to whether it be visiting the cemetery or elsewhere. To help clarify matters even further you may visit an on-line profile which includes a photograph of Pete Crapia, owner of www.bachelorsgrove.com
The Bachelors Grove Cemetery & Settlement Research Center has always been open to receiving material via e-mail, as well as receiving and returning material via postal mail and in-person since 2000 and we hope that the actions and/or allegations of others does not reflect upon the reputation of honest individuals and organizations.
We are truly concerned by the allegations of theft that are occurring and the Bachelors Grove Cemetery & Settlement Research Center looks forward to many more years of public service and keeping the activities fun for everyone. If you or someone you know has also become a victim of such theft by any individual or organization feel free to contact us in order to arrange for an interview.