Sunday, October 14, 2012

Frightfully good times

Does the Halloween season put you in the mood for a good scare? Here's a few places you might want to visit, if you dare, mwahahaha!

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Though paranormal activity spikes on the anniversary of the battle in early June, Gettysburg's ghosts make themselves known year-round. Take a tour of some of the more haunted places with The Ghosts of Gettysburg, or Gettysburg Ghost Tours. My sisters and I were able to capture orbs on our digital cameras. Unfortunately, that was a few years, and another computer ago, so my photos are buried somewhere beyond as well. The Gettysburg Paranormal Association promises a more intense experience!

Here's a video of an alleged sighting in Gettysburg. Watch the far end of the lane. You decide if it's real!
Click the Full Screen button at the bottom right of the video for a better view, the spirits are tiny otherwise. :)

If you remain unconvinced, I highly recommend you check out Debora Dale's posts regarding her visit to Gettysburg last year. She shares some detailed photos and most eerie of all, several recorded voices. It's a four-part series, so you have to click back through to the first post (I started with the last so you could find them all). You won't be an unbeliever after that! If nothing else, play the last video of the Wills House in part 3, and the audio recordings in part 1.

Salem, Massachusetts

My sisters went without me! Someday I'll visit, too, though. If Gettysburg is associated with ghosts, the very name Salem immediately brings witches to mind.

In Salem, they celebrate Halloween all month long (like my blog!) so you have plenty of opportunities to take part in the fun. Check out the event listings at Haunted Happenings, or Festival of the Dead, or Salem Halloween City, which looks like Halloween central!

For a more historical take, visit the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Witch Museum or the Witches Cottage.


LD Masterson said...

The believer in me sees the ghosts. The skeptic sees a special effect/trick. The two of them argue. Who will win?

Cate Masters said...

I had the same reaction, Linda. But once you consider that there are so much other evidence and similar encounters, the skeptic runs and hides. Did you check out Debora Dale's blog? You'll be a believer, I'm tellin' ya. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ghost tours are great! I went in several in England and Scotland.

Cate Masters said...

Oh how cool Alex! English and Scottish ghosts would be even more interesting. :)

Maria Zannini said...

I watched the video several times, and I was struck that I couldn't see any weapons on them. The other thing I found odd is the hard delineation outlining their bodies.

You know I'm a believer. But I'm truly curious why they're not carrying weapons or packs.

I love your ghost segments.

Cate Masters said...

I had the same thought, Maria, plus the timing seemed a bit convenient. But then, it's tough to avoid ghosts in Gettysburg! The hard delineation also showed up in Debora Dale's stills, so that didn't bother me.