Posted 02 March 2004 - 02:43 PM
I'd love to know the history of some of the planations around here. Esp. the Ransome Plantation which is now the suburb in which I live.
Posted 09 August 2004 - 02:33 PM
Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:15 PM
I actually do the walks the first day we arrive at the city so that I have a decent idea of where to go hunting on my own.
Posted 15 August 2004 - 02:47 PM
I hope to have some pictures to post.Maybe Jenny will show herself :o
Posted 15 August 2004 - 07:05 PM
Posted 20 August 2004 - 06:26 PM
It's the Whaley House in old town San Diego. A close friend of mine (who is also a Witch) and I had the fortune of being able to be there alone, for three hours, after hours from around 10pm on. It was an experience I will never forget.
We arrived to find a 'walking tour' making it's way from the cemetery to inside the home. Gods, these people couldn't have been more disrespectful. We were outside waiting for them to leave, and all we hear are these "BOO!" HAHA GOTCHA, screams, etc. coming from these people in the house. Add the fact that there are bars all around the place. The tours of this place are necessary for restoration and upkeep. It was to be torn down before the historical society took over, but they constantly need $$ to keep it up.
So they finally clear out and we get in. They took down the velvet ropes for us, and we got to have full roam of the house. We discovered much.
From what we gathered, and both of us being sensitive, the 'residents' of the house want nothing to do with looky-loos tromping through their home! In fact, they weren't happy that we were there afterhours, but put up with us because we were respectful. Imagine hundreds of strangers tromping through your house everyday!
And, the "stories" and "legends" of the Whaley House are exaggerated. We learned much about its inhabitants in that they were a very proud family. At some point, I'll start a thread on it with a pic or two
So I guess, remember when you hear these tall tales about "ladies in white," etc, that spirits really are not that glamorous nor do they all have such 'romantic' stories surrounding them... And also, don't be at the end of the line and always look over your shoulder
Posted 25 August 2004 - 08:34 PM
The best ones that we did were the ones we researched our self and planned. That might only be because we picked when where and what we were going to look at.
They both are great, its all how you look at it.
Posted 25 August 2004 - 09:08 PM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 07:08 AM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 07:23 AM
I thought it was a waste of time and being how young I was I didn’t understand the whole purpose. So anyways we all obeyed and yelled out the ghosts name. After five second's of silence we heard the so-called ghost answer us in a frightened tone.
That was enough for me to stop it with the ghost walks, lol.
Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:57 AM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 07:21 PM
The pride is well understood.
Posted 26 August 2004 - 08:39 PM
My mother, brother (age17) and I (age15) had planned a tour of the U.S. in 1964 and one of the "must see" spots was of course Gettysburg. There were no tour guides to influence us and we had the run of the grounds as, for unknown reasons, tourism was down that year.
My brother went wondering off along a tree line across from the wheat fields. A few minutes later he came runing back and asked me to follow him. We entered a row of trees through a small gap in the line.
There in a small rectangle were about 12 grave markers, I do not recall any markings on them, but they were set at different spots, not aligned, within the rectangle.
We spent a few minutes looking at them, then went to get our mother. When we returned but a few minutes later the markers were all gone, with only a few bare earth spots where, it may be assumed, those markers were but a few minutes before. ??? :o
We did not count the bare spots, but my brother said he felt chilled when he walked over one of the spots, and this was about June 29th. ???
Who lay beneath those spots, and why were we so privalged as to see their grave stones? We did have several family members who fought for North and South, but we would not know there names for another decade! :o And none fought at Gettysburg. :'(
We never returned and later requests by me about that particular row of trees has never been answered by any Gettysburg researcher nor by the Gettysburg Ghost Tour folk.
Perhaps one day I will be able to return and try again to locate those few who may very well lie without being remembered or known.
Posted 10 March 2005 - 09:37 AM
There are many old churches and cemeteries in Charleston dating from the 17th and 18th centuries and it has a VERY colorful history.
I'm definitely a believer, even though I know some of the guides may embellish the truth a little.
Tom in Monroe, NC
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