2009 Ghost Tour Review
Haunted and Ghostly Portland and Vancouver Revisited
Creaking floors and darkened corridors of ancient buildings heightened this suspense laden tour of Portland and Vancouver's very haunted places.
Nancy, our folklorist, retold the accounts, both documented and known personal experiences, of eerie activity at many sites including Slocum House, Providence Academy, Crystal Ballroom, White Eagle, Edgefield Inn and more.
Northwest Mystery Theatre interpreted local history and phenomena for us at Officer's Row in Vancouver, holding our tour members in rapt attention on the ghost walk. Connie, one of our participants, recounted her own experiences at Officer's Row.
Cathy, our historian, put the ghost lore into context by speaking about Portland and Vancouver's rough and tumble early years. Cathy also did the extensive research on the sites.
Tour members had a chance to do a little ghost hunting of their own at McMenamin's Edgefield Inn, formerly the Multnomah County Poorhouse built in 1911. At the west entrance, just across from the Poorhouse Administrator's house, where the spirit of young Althea is reported to roam, tour members took EMF readings near rooms inhabited by more than hotel guests.
Providence House " The Academy"
Special thanks to author, Jefferson Davis, for permission to use his books as source material. Thanks to Blue Star for the comfortable ride, Red Lion Hotel at the Quay for making registration a snap, and of course the management of the many sites we visited.
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