Archive for June, 2011

29
Jun
11

Opening Day

Well, for not even being officially open yet, we’ve been pretty busy! We’ve had tours here in Maine most nights the last week, and sometimes 2! Tonight is Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta… last night was a fun night in Camden, we had Wiscasset and Bath on Monday – phew! July 4 will be our official opening for our 5th season of Red Cloak Haunted History Tours! I hope you can join us sometime… we will be offering tours through October 30, and some special events as well, stay tuned!

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26
Jun
11

Rainy Day Superstitions

We have had WAY too much rain for this Maine spring/summer! I know “April Showers bring May Flowers” but it’s now June! Now some people are probably happier than I – if a light rain falls during a religious ceremony, God is pleased and it means good luck! Also, some believe that rain water has curative or protective powers. It is sometimes said that rain will wash away all your sorrows.

But, I’m ready for some sunshine “Rain, rain go away, come again another day!” These are some of the superstitious things going on out there that need to stop so the rain will go away. Please stop dreaming of eating grapes! I know they’re yummy, but… also if you keep stepping on ants or killing spiders we’ll keep having rain. “If a spider you should slay, rain will follow the next day.”

Those of you with cats have your work cut out for you – supposedly if a cat yawns, washes behind its ears, sneezes or licks its tail it will rain! Now dog owners only need to keep them from eating grass or scratching wildly and we’ll be rain free! At least it’s not raining cats and dogs…

When we do see sunshine again, these are signs meaning the rain may be on its way back:  your nose won’t stop itching, “When chairs squeak, of rain they speak”, no dew on the grass means rain the next day, if there is a ring around the moon – expect bad weather, “A cow tries to scratch its ear, a storm is near”, flowers are said to be more fragrant before rain, achy bones, “If salt is sticky and gains in weight, it will rain before too late.”

So, let’s all work toward a nice sunny summer, whether you’re superstitious or not. Thank you!

25
Jun
11

Facebook Likes and More

Thanks! We made it to 100! I really appreciate everyone’s support; I am so excited about people’s interest in the local history here in Maine… and of course, the ghost stories! It is so gratifying to me to have someone come along on a Red Cloak Haunted History Tour and be amazed at the things they learn… it makes it so much easier when you’re having fun! Keep checking in – we have some new things coming up. I think you’ll like them!

23
Jun
11

Facebook

Only 3 more likes are needed to hit 100! Thanks everyone who’s already hit the “like” button!

20
Jun
11

Windjammer Days

Take a tour in Boothbay Harbor tonight, before all the crowds arrive tomorrow! You’ll still get to see some ships, learn some history and of course hear the ghost stories! It’s going to be a beautiful evening! Call for reservations, 207-380-3806

17
Jun
11

Father’s Day in Damariscotta, Maine

Ok, Damariscotta it is! Come and join us on a fascinating walk through the back streets of Damariscotta and hear about Grampa’s Ghost, the grinning portrait, Ol’ Willie Metcalf and more. There’ll be some history thrown in, as well! It’s supposed to be a nice evening, bring Dad and get a discount.  Perfect for a  family outing – there’s a new ice cream shop in town, maybe they’ll still be open when we go by…

14
Jun
11

Father’s Day

Sunday is Father’s Day! $1.00 off for all Dad’s on the tour! There is only one haunted history tour available that evening – first come, first serve… which midcoast Maine town will it be? Join The Lady in the Red Cloak and give Dad a fun evening out! Call or e-mail!