It has to be mandatory under an imaginary rule book that horror bloggers must attend at least one ghost tour in their life, right? I chose to take a ghost tour in the beautiful city of Philadelphia. Continue reading “Historical ghost tour haunts Philadelphia”
Edgar Allan Poe, the pioneer of the mystery genre; the world’s most beloved poet and author of horror and Gothic tales; a genius in the literary world; and a legend within human history. Poe broke the barriers of murder stories at the time. To this day his poems and short fictions are exceedingly prosperous.
Barnsboro Inn, Sewell New Jersey
Tom Budd is the owner of the restaurant, Barnsboro Inn. This allegedly haunted tavern in my town turned out to be quite fascinating to learn about. This Q&A is a great way for locals to learn what is truly behind these closed doors. Even the name holds history. Here is my interview with Budd:
It’s no surprise this hotel is haunted given that the name comes from a Belgian cemetery where soldiers were buried from WWI. Built in 1922, The Flanders Hotel set the tone for Ocean City, New Jersey. Every establishment after the construction of The Flanders Hotel followed the theme of a Spanish Mission Revival.
In 1927, a fire on the boardwalk destroyed everything except the hotel. It’s a miracle that the building still stands today. After the fire, the front of the hotel was given an addition along with a pool.
Flanders Hotel has welcomed celebrities such as Vice President Charles Curtis, Al Capp, Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly.
Gargoyles sit atop Eastern State Penitentiary’s entrance.
I lay on my bunk.
The days and nights bleed together. There is only a small circle of light from the ceiling that peers into the cell every now and again. Two doors lead to the outside world. One to the prison. One to my cinder block pen.
I lay. I think. I plan.
Crescent Hotel, Arkansas
Photo by Eureka Springs Media Center
I am excited to start my journey into the paranormal, but first, background information is important on your adventure with me into the spooky spots of the Delaware Valley. Continue reading “Finding your town’s hidden gem”