Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ghost Tour!

It looks like a light is there in the second window from the right....

But then it isn't there anymore.

Last night, Trav, me, my parents, Trav's parents, Stephanie, Yia Yia and Papou (Greek for Grandma and Grandpa), Grams (Trav's other Grandma) and JT all went on the Ghost Tours Ogden. We all loaded on a yellow school bus, (with about 50 other people) and went on a tour of downtown Ogden. I don't know if you are familiar with downtown, but at one point in history, Utah used to be a very hoppin town. It was a central hub for the railroad. People would come from all over the country to visit 25th Street. We learned all about the underground tunnels that ran the length of 25th Street (that were first used by the porters and bell boys to deliver luggage from the train station to the hotels that ran all up and down the street, but later were used by the Chinese gangs to sell opium in). 25th Street itself was once the murder capital of the world. (not all of Ogden JUST 25th Street.) It had a bunch of gangs (one of the Chinese gangs were so brutal that they would wear axes in the sleeves of their clothes and if you double crossed them then you would end up hacked to bit and left in a prominant part of the street so that you would be an example of what would happen to double-crossers.) And don't even get me started about all the brothels and prostitutes that lived on the street. It was very interesting tour and surprisingly took the whole of 2 hours. We heard all about 25th street, like I said, the Egyptian Theatre, Victorian House (a house on Washington Blvd.), Farr's Ice Cream, The Ben Lomond Hotel, The Union Station and Ogden Cemetary. I don't know if you believe in ghosts or spirits (Both Travis and I do. I even have a story about what I saw, that I will tell a little later) but we were lucky enough to get some pictures of orbs (which some believe are spirits or entities that are captured on film). The cemetary was very creepy and Travis got a great picture of an orb that seems to move across the screen (oh and it isn't the moon, the moon wasn't even out last night at 7:30)

It was a creepy experience, which was perfect for Halloween, and oh so fun! We might actually go on the Salt Lake one next week!

1 comment:

Win and Rob said...

I never knew that there were underground tunnels in Ogden. Guess that place is more exciting than I thought. :)