Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In search of the spirit world

This  coming Saturday is the day that I am going on the “spirit tour” at the Ferry Plantation house in Virginia Beach. I am looking forward to the tour and like any good ghost hunter hope to have the ultimate experience and see something. However like any good ghost hunter I also believe in being prepared as far as knowing the history of the house/property. Not every spirit is nice and I don’t want to get caught off guard and suddenly wonder why I feel sick, or find things being thrown off shelves. At the same time I want to make sure I pay attention to which room or rooms that have shown activity in the past. This lead me to a google search on the house. I found several articles, but nothing that really talked much about the hauntings. Then I found information on a book called “Haunted Virginia Beach” and was able to read excerpts from the book. I was really excited to read about Eric, a child who died in the house. It seems that he likes to play tricks on people. He has also been seen on the steps. Another child, a young girl has been seen in the dinning room along with a woman. There is a spirit of a man who is called Henry. He was a servant and his job was to lead people from the boat landing up to the house. Over the years some of the land has been sold and modern day houses built. It has been reported that one of the neighbors had his patio furniture moved more than once during the night. It is thought that Henry was just making way for his unseen guest to enter the Ferry House .  Upstairs a woman is seen. She was the nanny and footsteps are heard pacing back and forth between her room and the nursery.  A woman is also seen by the downstairs fireplace. Cold spots have been felt in this house and shadows have been seen.

I can’t wait!

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Blogger hippymummy said...

You're a braver woman htan me Gungadin and no mistake! part of me would like me to go on a ghosthunt but the other (more scaredy cat!) part of me thinks "Nooooooooooooo, run away, flee, hide!........." You get the picture, Lol! Hope you have a fab time and get seriously - in a good way - frightened and have loads to tell us all when you get back! Take care xXx

February 24, 2009 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger Goat Creek Grandma said...

Good Luck on your ghost hunting. I hope you have an experience that you will enjoy! I can't wait to read about it.


February 24, 2009 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Patty... Sounds like you will have a great time. That is just 'up your alley' so to speak. I'll be waiting for your return -- and your thoughts on the tour.


February 24, 2009 at 6:47 PM  

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