Hay Adams Hotel – Where Nothing is Overlooked Except the White House The Hay Adams Hotel at 16th & H Streets in NW Washington DC has as its motto, “Where nothing is overlooked except the White House.” It’s noted for its fine dining, superior accommodations and the spirit of Clover […]
Haunted attractions, destinations
The Willard Hotel – Ghosts, Tea & Christmas
The Willard Hotel, a landmark at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (next door to the Prez), has its ghosts – but not just any ghosts. These would be seriously high-class ghosts. US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, movie stars, poets, writers and even a world famous circus master. The hotel is well known for […]
#13 See Tallulah Bankhead’s Grave
Movie star, Tallulah Bankhead was born in 1902 in Huntsville, AL. After a successful career in Hollywood where she was known for salty language, outspokenness and seriously hard living (cigarettes, booze and drugs), Tallulah ended up with emphysema and went to stay with her sister, Eugenie who lived in Rock […]
The Henry’s “Colored” Hotel – An Ocean City Ghost Story
The old Henry Hotel still sits vacant at the corner of Baltimore and South Division Street in Ocean City, Maryland. Most people would never notice this three story, 20-roomed hotel, covered with brown shingles across from Trimper’s Rides. The entire hotel is about the size of most single family homes […]
Chesapeake Book of the Dead – Stories & History for Graveyard Lovers
Graveyards fascinate me. There’s something about wandering around old tombstones in tall grass that fires up my imagination. I’m always thinking that so many hopes, so much love, so many stories lay buried beneath them. Helen Chappell’s book, Chesapeake Book of the Dead: Tombstones, Epitaphs, Histories, Reflections, and Oddments of the […]
#11 Avalon Theater – See a Show, Find the Ghosts.
Historic Theater in the Hub of Eastern Shore Culture Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series The historic Avalon Theater on Dover Street in downtown Easton, MD was proclaimed as the “Showplace of the Eastern Shore” since shortly after it was built in […]
#8 Who is Remembered at Captain’s Hill?
Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series Captain William Carhart – Lost at Sea in 1799 Just outside of Ocean City (before you cross the bridge over the inlet) is one lone grave of a sea captain who was lost nearby when […]
Snow Hill Inn – 2nd Most Haunted Site on Delmarva
The Snow Hill Inn Formerly the Home of Dr. John S. Aydelotte – 1870’s The building known as The Snow Hill Inn stands on East Market Street in Snow Hill, MD is believed to be haunted by the ghost of William Aydelotte and is one of the most well-known haunted […]
The Stanley Hotel – Most Haunted Place in America – Estes Park Colorado
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, dubbed the most haunted place in America, is worth a visit. The setting which inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, was haunted long before he arrived on the scene. And it appears to be a lighting rod for ghosts, scores of which […]
Child Haunts Cry Baby Bridge in Marion Station
A four year old child named Annie haunts Cry Baby Bridge (formerly called Mill Dam Bridge). The Bridge runs over East Creek on L.Q. Powell Road in Marion Station, Somerset County, MD. The Haunted Legend The legend of a child haunting the bridge tells of a young mother and her […]
Where Are the Ghosts in Easton?
There are ghosts in Easton, the Eastern Shore’s second largest historic town. Easton’s name comes from once being the eastern capital of Maryland, and though there’s no need these days to have a capital city on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay, Easton is still an anchor on the […]
7 Elements of a Good Ghost Tour
Halloween is a time for ghost tours – but these days ghost tours are popular year round. The ghost niche is hot and guided tours that take guests through areas known for paranormal activity and unexplained “events” have never been more popular. As a ghost tour guide and as […]