|Dark Destinations in the News (10/15/07)
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Dark travel destinations in the news include Canada's Quamichan Inn, a "Poe War" poem, ghosts of Weber State University, Jamaican train tragedy, the Stanley Hotel, the London Dungeon, California's Bigfoot capital - Willow Creek, and plenty of ghost tours and Halloween attractions around the world. These articles appeared today in newspapers and magazines around the world and are featured here as a companion to our Dark Destinations. As always, if you notice an article we missed, please send it to us using the link on the bottom of the page.
A ghostly presence walks Quamichan Inn
An article from the Times Colonist explores ghosts and legends surrounding The Quamichan Inn in the British Columbia province of Canada.
Let this body be lifted evermore!
The Philadelphia Inquirer has stoked the now-growing flames of the Edgar Allan Poe war between Philadelphia and Baltimore with this fairly amusing take in a poem styled after Annabel Lee.
Ghosts on Campus
An article from The Weber State University Signpost that explores the ghostly legends and haunts of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Remembering Jamaica's 254 rail dead
The Voice has this write-up about a new book on the Kendal train crash in Jamaica that took the life of 254 people, whose souls are believed to still wander the area.
A spirited stroll into city's past
A writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer follows members of the South Jersey Paranormal Research as they search out ghosts in Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery in Pennsylvania.
Visit the ghosts of the Stanley Hotel
An article from The Campus Press of the University of Colorado features the infamous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado - legendary for its ghosts and for being the inspiration of Stephen King's The Shining.
Snap up free Dungeon trip
A quick blurb from the Ilford Recorder 24 on how the famous London Dungeon in England is getting ready for the Halloween season.
The haunting of the Payne house in Augusta
The Ledger Independent has this write-up on the reportedly haunted Payne house in Augusta, Kentucky, as well as the upcoming Ghost Tour of Augusta.
Myth or not, Bigfoot is a story with legs
Los Angeles Times is reporting that Bigfoot capital of the world, Willow Creek, California, is gearing up for another Bigfoot event/discussion on October 20, in honor of the 40th anniversary of the infamous bigfoot film shot by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin, which many claim was the real deal.
Oh, what a fright
The Baltimore Sun takes a look at the various offerings of the London Horror Tours that explore the dark side of London, England.
Experience a 'Haunted Weekend' in Carson Valley
An article from the Tahoe Daily Tribune takes a look at the events associated with the upcoming Haunted Weekend in Carson Valley, Nevada.
Historic sites are part of Haunted Emporia Tour
The Emporia Gazette has this write-up on the 2007 Flashlight Tour of Haunted Emporia in Emporia, Kansas.
Q&A: An evening with a 'ghost expert'
The Journal-Register has this interview with the owner of the Haunted History Ghost Walks Inc. that explores the ghostly legends of New York.
Historic Ghosts of Old Monterey
An article from the San Francisco Chronicle highlights the Ghost Trolley of Old Monterey tour in Monterey, California.
Ghost chasers look for traces: Local spirit hunters get public involved with nighttime tours
A writer for the Gary Post Tribune takes part in a Haunted Tours from the northwest chapter of Indiana Ghost Trackers, who offer ghost tours in various counties of Indiana.
A writer for the Herald & Review takes part in the Haunted Decatur tours that explores the ghosts and legends of Decatur, Illinois.
Depot speaker series to explore famous railroad ghost stories
The Marshall Depot Museum in Marshall, Texas will be the setting of railroad-related ghost stories at this Tuesday's Discussions at the Depot, according to this article from The Marshall News Messenger.
Historian bringing ghost stories to Wrightstown
The Denmark State Bank in Wrightstown, Wisconsin will be the host to Haunted Houses and Ghost Stories of the Fox Valley later this month from the Wrightstown Historical Society., according to this article from the Appleton Post-Crescent.
The Weber State University Signpost has this article on the Lazarus Maze: A look into Bellshire Mental Health attraction in Ogden, Utah. It is described as an interactive theater in the style of a walk-through haunted house.
A scary time at Simcoe County Museum
Here's a write-up from Simcoe.com on the upcoming Halloween event, An Evening of Halloween, at the Simcoe County Museum in the Ontario province of Canada.
Area theme parks roll out fun for fall, Halloween
An article from the Asheville Citizen-Times lists Halloween attractions in North and South Carolina.
Halloween Haunts and Haunted Houses
Southwest Iowa News has posted this listing of Halloween events in southwest Iowa.
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