Posts Tagged ‘mysterious

29
Oct
14

Mysterious Burial and Unmarked Grave

Some folks think we’re a seasonal business, just during Halloween/Fall season, but we are definitely a year round business!

Our current project is an example of how we work throughout the year. Over 130 years ago a woman was taken from her family under cover of night and buried in an out of town cemetery in an unmarked grave. We’ve been researching this story for years, but have stepped it up recently.

Our goal is to find the Maine cemetery, if not the actual gravesite, by Spring and do some fundraising to give this unfortunate woman a marker.

She did nothing wrong, she was reportedly in a trance, as was common for her, as a medium in her hometown. She was being cared for by her brothers, who assured everyone that she was fine and would come out of it soon.

You can read more about Mary’s story and our efforts here, http://wgme.com//news/features/top-stories/stories/dirigo-stories-missing-grave-mary-howe-24603.shtml#.VFCX-haCV8E.

Our book, “Haunted Damariscotta, Ghosts of the Twin Villages and Beyond” has the original story. Signed copies can be mailed to you upon request. Call 207-380-3806 or e-mail redcloaktours@gmail.com.

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01
Oct
12

Cupcake!

Saturday night we had the best tour in Wiscasset! Funloving folks along and… Cupcake the dog. I believe Cupcake is a Golden Retriever, but in any case, she is the best trained dog I’ve ever seen!

She seemed to enjoy the history of Wiscasset and even helped us out with the name of one of the ghosts, according to her owner. We did not notice her reacting to anything in the area, though some say that animals can be sensitive to paranormal activity.

It was a full moon night, but due to being overcast, we were not able to enjoy it at all! Some weird pictures were taken at the cemetery, but I believe the anomolies were caused by the mist and moisture in the air.

Cupcake liked to be right at the front of the line with me, I’m not sure if she thought she was helping or if she felt protected by the safety of my Red Cloak!

Well behaved dogs are always welcome on our tours!

08
Apr
12

Haunted Maine Lighthouses

Into lighthouses? Haunted ones?

The Lady in the Red Cloak will be telling some haunted Maine lighthouse stories, as well as a brief history of each, at an Adult Education class later this month (April).

If you want to read more about it, or sign up for the class, please go to this link for MSAD40, http://msad40.maineadulted.org/courses/course/haunted_lighthouses_of_maine. Hopefully I’ll see you there!

A different Haunted Lighthouse opportunity is available in August, put on by my sister company, Mysterious Destinations. It is a 4 day/3 night bus tour of coastal Maine in which we’ll stop at 7 lighthouses and hear tales of many more! There will be the opportunity to do some searching for paranormal activity, if you wish, at most of the stops. There will be instruction on “ghost hunting equipment” and there will be equipment available for guests to use. We’ll also offer walking tours of 3 haunted Maine villages telling a few ghost stories along the way, and a stop at the Maine Lighthouse Museum. Check it all out at http://www.mysteriousdestinations.com/component/content/article/10-tours/90-haunted-maine-lighthouses-august-20-23.

I hope you’re enjoying Spring – if you’re experiencing Spring anyway! We had snow flurries yesterday and today here in Maine!

28
Oct
11

Halloween – only a few days away!

Halloween already?! My, time flies here at Red Cloak Haunted History Tours! We’ve been having such fun… I mean, how can you beat the apparition of Grandpa, the ‘Spectre’, a ghost who slaps men on their backsides, the most haunted building in the state of Maine, and the spirit of a playful little boy?!?

In case you’ve been wanting to come on a lantern walk and haven’t made it yet, we do have some 5:00 and 9:00 tours in addition to the regular 7:00 ones. Our last night is October 30th. Check www.mysteriousdestinations.com for a special event on Saturday, October 29 – a Visit with Myrtle – a chance to participate in a ghost hunt of 2 buildings!

I’d really like to thank everyone who came on tours this year and gave us the opportunity to share our stories and the rich history of midcoast Maine. I’d also like to thank my associate ‘Ladies in Red Cloaks’ who worked very flexible hours these last months!

I’m looking forward to a winter full of research and maybe some new offerings next summer/fall! Don’t forget I am available off season by special request… I have some great school tours coming up in November! Check back now and then – you never know what random weird thing I’ll come up with to blog about!

Also, keep an eye on www.mysteriousdestinations.com for winter offerings as well as next summer and our November 2012 cruise!

22
Aug
11

More Midcoast Maine Haunted History Opportunities

Beginning in September, when we change tour times to 7:00, I’ll be offering a later tour as well.  4 nights a week (Saturday through Tuesday) you’ll have the option of beginning at 9:15 pm. So, if you’ve always wanted to take a midcoast Maine Haunted History Tour, but the times didn’t mesh with your dinner hour or work schedule, now you will have a choice! Due to limited calendar space, I’m not going to post these extra tours on the schedule page, just give me a call, or note a later time in your reservation request.

These later tours are always an option by special request. Don’t forget daytime tours and private tours are as well! Do you have a firepit or fireplace at your home or cottage? Invite me over for Spectral Stories by firelight!

For even more opportunities, go to www.mysteriousdestinations.com and see what we’re offering there! Check back often, we’re continuing to add events and trips!

15
Aug
11

Full Moon Explore Results

We had a great group join us on Saturday night’s Full Moon Midnight Explore at the Rufus Flye house in Damariscotta, Maine! We started with more than a light supper which included a choice of lobster roll or crab cakes among others, thanks to Salt Bay Cafe. After a short history of the building and paranormal happenings there, an explanation of devices that would be used during the evening, and the plan for exploration, the hunt began!

We split into 3 teams, each of which had an EMF detector, camera and flashlight. A K2 meter was used by one group, and we had 2 EVP recorders as well as an infared non-contact thermometer and 2 video cameras.

Several EVP sessions were done in different parts of the building, one which included a guest feeling something brush against her bare leg and stay there for approximately 3-4 minutes. The temperature surrounding her dropped about 3 degrees at that time!

In another area of the building there was some very active EMF activity. An EVP recording was taken there as well.

During a break for coffee and soda, we experimented with dowsing rods, trying to get the spirits to communicate with us that way. The evening wrapped up about 1:00 am.

Due to the large amount of data to be evaluated, we do not have results ready to post yet, but I wanted to give you a short idea of how the evening went.

Results will be posted on our new website www.mysteriousdestinations.com as soon as possible, please check back often. This new website is a sideline expansion of Red Cloak Haunted History Tours, and will be offering another Explore at the Rufus Flye House on October 15, as well as an Explore at the haunted Winter Street Center in Bath in September, 2 Halloween overnights and a cruise to the Western Caribbean in March! You will want to join us on all of these adventures for sure!