Hub and I went on a Ghost Tour last weekend. I love that sort of thing, and his daughter gave us a gift certificate for the tour for Christmas. We were lucky it wasn’t raining, but cold and foggy, which gave the perfect atmosphere.
Just the history part made the tour worthwhile, but we made multiple stops at various famous downtown Seattle landmarks. Like the Smith Tower.
Security guards tell of hearing furniture being dragged across floors above them, even in rooms where there is no furniture. Shadows are seen flitting across monitor screens, security cameras catching movement on supposedly unoccupied floors. In both cases, when the guards investigate, no one is on the floor.
We went into the lower level of the Merchant’s Cafe, the oldest restaurant in Seattle. I immediately felt the presence of many spirits, especially in the bar area and the bathroom. I saw a lady, dressed in vintage clothing stroll down the hall to disappear into the bathroom. I followed, snapping pictures, then returned to hear the tour guide saying how a woman is often seen going into the bathroom. I wanted to say, ‘Yes, I know’ but kept quiet. The bathroom pics were not that impressive, although a faint orb is visible in one. I had better luck with the bar. I got a few funny looks from others on the tour, but I whispered to the spirits that I knew they were there, and I was going to take some pictures. If they would like to appear in the pictures, that would be much appreciated. I took two pictures with nothing, then got this one.
I know. Dust motes, it’s the quickest and easiest explanation. Hub cleaned the lens thoroughly before we left for the tour, and it was closed unless I had it out taking pics. I did get quite a lot of orb pictures, actually, and they are never in the exact same spot, so I’m quite sure it’s nothing on the lens itself.
I know. It doesn’t preclude floating motes in the air. With the three orbs in the picture above, I’m not 100% convinced they have a spectral origin. These next two though, I’m pretty sure I captured the spirits who inhabit these portions of underground Seattle.
They are so bright and shiny, and I was actively communicating with the spirits in these locations at the time. The only alteration I have made to these two pictures is to crop them to zoom in on the orbs. The bar picture is completely untouched.
This was only my second time actively trying to communicate with spirits and capture it digitally. I’ve had great luck so far and I’m looking forward to sharing them with you. While nothing overt happened to Hub or I on the tour, I did make contact with several of the ghosts in the locations we visited. Including the one that followed us home. Stay tuned for that story!
My next time out, I’m going to try and capture some EVP’s. What ever I get, I’ll be sure and share.
Ugh. You’re going to leave us hanging??? Hurry up with that story, okay? The photos are awesome. A friend of mine posted a short video of orbs flitting around his room. I wish I could find it again. It was really cool. Okay, girl, hop to it!!! 🙂
I know! It’s all part of my plan to keep all of you reading…muahahahahahahaha! If you find the orb video I’d love to see it.
oh my goodness. what fun. I have never heard of tours like this. good luck with your research
I first discovered them the first time went to London. They are a blast! Most have websites so you can check reviews and pick the one you want to take. It’s my goal to take ghost tours whenever I travel.
What a thoughtful gift. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on that tour. I’d love to do that again. Nice cliffhanger. I look forward to the next read.
Coming soon…I’ve dealt with a couple spirits following me home lately. Poor things, they’re so confused. I’ll get the full stories up in the next few weeks.
Followed you home? I love ghost tours.
Yeah, it happens. Hub is so understanding. He’ll start to ask me something, see this ‘look’ in my eyes and say, “Oh, you’re talking to someone else right now, aren’t you?”
I do love to take those tours. London was my first experience with that sort of walking tour and now I’m hooked.
That is sooooo cool. I caught a couple of orbs on my nighttime ghost tour in Honolulu. If I remember, I’ll send you my photos. (Unless you don’t want to see them.) I think they are pretty cool.
Can’t wait for the next installement of ghostly tales.
w/a Jansen Schmidt
Sorry, so late getting back to everyone, but I would love to see the pics. On Facebook maybe? If you don’t mind posting to your wall and then tagging me? Or email? Would be very cool to see!