Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Huntsville Ghost Walk

This past Saturday, Jackie, Maria and I went on the Huntsville Ghost Walk. There are two different ghost walks. The ghost walk is obviously a walking tour and the guide tells stories about ghosts that reside in the Twickenham and Old Town areas of Huntsville.

We decided to take the Twickenham tour. But I’ve since heard that the Old Town tour is much more interesting. So, I’m anxious to go back and take that tour.

The ghost walk is every Saturday evening June – October beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m. So, if you are interested in going, you’ve only got two Saturdays left until the tour takes a hiatus. The tour lasts about two hours and the cost is $8.00 per person. If you want to know more about the ghost walk, take a look at their webs site: http://www.huntsvilleghostwalk.com/index.html

If the link doesn’t work - Google it. I’ve bookmarked the link several times and every time the link gets broken – maybe it’s a ghost?!

All of the stories have been validated by a medium and your guide will tell you things the ghosts have said to the medium. The guide will also tell you how the ghosts feels or what they are looking for, things of this nature.

Sally Carter is Huntsville’s most famous ghost. The gal that plays her in the Maple Hill cemetery stroll was our tour guide on the ghost walk. She wasn’t the best speaker, she said, “um” a lot, which was kind of annoying and also her voice didn’t project very loudly so she was hard to hear at times. So, if you go, try to avoid having her as your guide.



Here she is folks - Sally Carter!

Overall the tour was a lot of fun. It was quite cold and dark out, which helped the mood. I'm not sure I would want to do this in the summer when there's still sunlight at 7:00 p.m. It was very informative and the stories were quite interesting. We didn’t see a ghost, but maybe if you are more in touch with your paranormal side, then you will see one on your tour. Either way, the stories are interesting and I think it’s fun to hear stories about people that once lived in Huntsville and still roam the streets today.





Here we are - me, Jackie, and Maria - waiting on the ghost walk to get underway.
We asked some random lady to take this photo and unfortunately, it turned out a little blurry.




The Weeden House - can you see a ghost?




Maria and Jackie in front of the Weeden House.




This is the front lawn of the LeRoy Pope mansion.
There are ghosts of slaves walking around out here. Can you see them?




Another shot of the slave ghosts.




Jackie's standing in front of this house where a girl ghost lives. No one knew there was a ghost at this house until about a year ago when a group of girls were having a party and they decided to get their photo taken. They were all in black dresses and when they got the picture developed, there was a girl in a white dress with black holes as eyes in the photo with them. Jackie says there is an orb above her head in this photo and that is the ghost trying to come down and get her picture taken with Jackie.
Can you see it?





I cropped the above photo so you can get a better look at the orb/ghost!





See the dark panes in the window above? They are blue and were put there to "help cure arthritis" which was a belief in the 1800s. According to our guide, this house is sad.

3 comments:

Candy said...

Neat! I wondered about doing this. How much walking is involved? You know me and my legs don't do well on long walks. I may have to borrow my Moms trusty old scooter. Is it free?

nat said...

The walk lasts two hours and the cost is $8.00 per person. I should have put that in the original post.

Jackie said...

So now I am wondering if that really is an orb or some kind of halloween decoration they had hanging that we didn't notice before. I will be driving by this house today to check it out because I am a nut and want to know what is floating above my head.....it's probably dust.