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 […]
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#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 […]
The Angel Oak in Charleston – Oldest Living Thing in the East
The Angel Oak is said to be the oldest living thing east of the Rocky Mountains. This ancient Live Oak located in Johns Island, South Carolina just twelve miles from Charleston historic district is a hidden gem few visitors know about. Majestic Live Oaks draped in Spanish Moss lining 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 […]
Drawn to the Mystery of Ireland’s Stone Circles
Ireland has hundreds of stone circles scattered across its landscape. Some are nearly in tact, some have been carefully rebuilt, while most have just a few stones left – making them fragments of their former glorious selves. Most of these circles have been standing in place for 3000 to […]
Bear Lake in the Colorado Rocky Mountains – Step into a Higher Existence
Bear Lake – Rocky Mountain National Park Bear Lake sits at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet above sea level. It was formed by ice-age glaciers and is surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The staff at Rocky Mountain National Park have built an easy trail […]
Old Salty’s – Crab Cakes and Ghosts on Hoopers Island
Old Salty’s is a popular destination restaurant in lower Dorchester County housed in a renovated old school building. I didn’t know it was rumored to be haunted until I ran into an employee at an event in Cambridge. The employee said it was haunted and that he’d had a few […]