Monday, October 3, 2011

Seattle and Pacific NW Haunted Places & Ghost Tours

Does Halloween put you in the mood for scary stories of haunted places and Ghosts?  The Pacific Northwest has its share of places where paranormal activity has been reported that some people believe are haunted.

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The Pike Place Market is believed by many to be Seattle's most haunted place. There have been numerous investigations done at several locations around the market. You can do your own tour of the market looking for ghosts if you know where to look. If you would like to find out more of the details about the Pike Place Market Ghosts and where you might find them, visit this page: Seattle's Haunted Pike Place Market

Another place that many people think is haunted is the Point Wilson Lighthouse near Port Townsend.  Here is the link to the story: Port Townsend's Haunted Lighthouse.

Perhaps you'd enjoy a trip to historic Port Gamble which also offers haunted tours;

Port Gamble, WA

Or how about a hike to the ghost town of Monte Cristo.

Monte Cristo, Washington Ghost Town

Happy October Hauntings!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Fun Activity for October - Boo Your Neighbor

It's Time to Boo Your Neighbor!

I must admit at first this may not seem to be about the Pacific Northwest, but then maybe it is.  Booing your neighbor is a fun family Halloween or fall activity that also helps people to get to know their neighbors and helps to thaw the dreaded "Seattle Freeze". 

If you haven't heard of it before, it basically follows the old tradition of the May Day basket, but with a Halloween twist.  You select a couple of neighbors and leave a container of treats on their door knob along with a "We've Been Boo'ed" sign and a poem letting them know how the game is played, ring the doorbell, run and hide.  Kids can help put together the package and usually enjoy delivering the treats.   You can make it a dog-friendly activity if you leave the treats in the course of taking a walk with your dog.

For more details about how to Boo your neighbor along with links to websites with free downloadable poems and signs go to my You've Been Boo'ed page!