Post by Joanna on Oct 27, 2013 0:02:22 GMT -5
Ghost tour reveals haunted history of Absecon Lighthouse
ATLANTIC CITY – You’ve all heard of hayrides and houses that claim to be haunted, but can any of these ghost stories be proven? On Saturday, some ghost hunters searched for the spooky truth at the Absecon Lighthouse.
“I’ve seen something that would freak a lot of people out”: An experience guests were hoping for during Saturday’s ghost tour at the Absecon lighthouse. Yet, unlike other Halloween adventures available during October, the fear experienced here is grounded in fact. “This is real property, this is a real entity that actually has been haunting,” says Milton Glenn, Director of Education of the Absecon Lighthouse.
“And based on the ghost hunters’ visit in 2009, they actually determined there was some paranormal activity,” adds Jean Muchanic, Executive Director of Absecon Lighthouse.
As a result, the New Jersey Researchers of Paranormal Evidence came out to interpret any supernatural activity for visitors. “If I felt something touch me, everybody would turn with their camera and take pictures of me to see if they could see something,” explains Paranormal investigator, Colleen Daughtry.
“If I feel something or see something, it could be kind of interesting,” predicts a visitor.
“It’s kind of spooky of what’s been going on here,” adds another guest.
Plus, there is only one night out of the entire year that the paranormal team leads visitors up the 228 steps of the Absecon lighthouse, an iconic location with a haunted history dating back to 1905.
“Originally the further inlet in AC was known as the Graveyard Inlet,” Glenn explains. A name stemming from the many devastating shipwrecks that happened there. “A property that was part of navigation for some many decades would be a place that would have paranormal activity,” he continues.
Can the paranormal activity that can be explained by experts with the state of the art equipment? “We always make sure everything is steeped with science because that’s how you’re gonna prove it,” says Daughtry. And on Saturday visitors had an educational experience with some spooky twists and turns with each step. “I felt something, they saw something, we felt something, the meters went off and it all compiles into one and it’s a perfect investigation,” she concludes.
Source: Jordyn Shaffer, WMGM News, October 26, 2013.