Archive for September, 2010

28
Sep
10

I Will bring you up to date with MGHS events soon, but now I want to encourage you to come out and support a good cause – tonight’s tour in Wiscasset will benefit the Lincoln County Historical Society. Enjoy a walk through historic Wiscasset and learn a little of its history and a little of past residents; some of whom may still “reside” there! Please call for reservations – 207-380-3806

22
Sep
10

Oh my, these investigators from The Maine Ghost Hunters Society are amazing! We had another great tour with them last night in Wiscasset. Guests got some great orb pictures! We did an evp recording, can’t wait to hear it! The next special tour is Saturday in Damariscotta.

20
Sep
10

We have a busy week coming up here at Red Cloak Haunted History Tours! Tomorrow evening The Maine Ghost Hunters Society will be joining us in Wiscasset for a special tour. Thursday is a full moon night – always fun as we start 1/2 hour later to make sure it’s reeeaaalllyy dark! The Maine Ghost Hunters Society joins us again on Saturday in Damariscotta! Of course, we offer our regular tours as well.

17
Sep
10

Ahh… it’s going to be a beautiful weekend, even though a bit chilly! We have tours going on every evening – join us for a little history and a few spooky stories! Feel free to bring some warm cider along to sip on these cold evenings!

15
Sep
10

Quote of the Day (but not every day) – “If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me!” ~ George Macaulay Trevelyan

13
Sep
10

There are a few spaces available for the special Maine Ghost Hunters Society tour in Camden this coming Wednesday! Come along as the investigators demonstrate some of their equipment to check for paranormal activity! We will definetely be going inside one building, hopefully several, but on other tours we’ve found there can be just as much, if not more, activity outside! Call for reservations!

11
Sep
10

Last night, in Boothbay Harbor, I had to tell a story that is not part of our usual route, so not one that I’ve memorized. I promised the guests on the walk that I would post the story here so we could be sure to get the facts straight! Susannah Lewis and Benjamin Kenney had marriage intentions published on June 26, 1784, and were married on August 4 of the same year. Susannah was only 17, a plain girl, but she had set her sights on Benjamin who was an older, weathier man. Susannah was very demanding, turning shrewish as time went on and was often in a rage, cursing Benjamin. He was a fisherman and began to spend more and more time on the water, even going out in bad weather. One time he was late returning home from a fishing trip during a storm so Susannah went to the shore to look for him and never returned! Benjamin and his crew were found the following day, safe and sound. Susannah was also found the next day; her body having washed ashore where she had been swept in by a wave. Benjamin later remarried. Susannah was buried in the Pear St. Cemetery, but has not stopped looking for her husband… a mist is often seen at her gravesite.