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Ghost Walk Leads to “Hallowed” Hotel in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, VA (PRWEB) September 18, 2008

As Halloween approaches, Portsmouth is preparing for the 27th Annual Olde Towne Ghostwalk, taking place on October 24, 2008. With the rest of the city, the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center is offering “hallowed” hotel rooms, perfect for guests looking for fright-free accommodations in Portsmouth during the weekend’s ghostly events.

The Olde Towne Ghostwalk, based on the famous Jack-the-Ripper Walks in London, takes spectators on a guided walking tour of Olde Towne Portsmouth, a 20-square block area on the National Register of Historic Places, and past the haunted houses and mysterious creaking mansions of historic Olde Towne. At each stop, costumed actors or actresses re-tell the legends of ghostly visitations and other scary tales of infamous ghosts and haunted houses.

Experience the thrills that are sure to come during this exclusive one night only event. Taking place from 7 to 9 p.m., tickets are being sold for three time slots: 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. Groups will depart on their haunted adventure from the Trinity Church graveyard. The 45 minute tour will conclude at Middle Street Park, where hot cider will be served, surrounded by entertainment and the chance to purchase T-shirts, ghostly books, posters and more. Tickets go on sale October 1, 2008 and are only per person. Children carried or in strollers are free.

After taking that spooky walk around haunted houses and ghostly graveyards, wind down and retreat to the safe and comfortable rooms within the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel in Norfolk, VA. Make it an evening to remember and fall fast asleep on beds wrapped in rich linens and custom comforters. Wake up refreshed and enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel’s famed Portsmouth restaurant, Foggy Point Bar and Grill, which serves up traditional breakfast favorites throughout the morning.

Uncover the chilling history of Portsmouth from a hotel located right in the midst of Olde Towne and all of its ghostly stories and secrets.

About Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center

Discover a luxurious Norfolk hotel situated in the downtown historic district of Olde Towne Portsmouth, where convenience and beauty reside at Renaissance’s Portsmouth hotel. Boasting a spectacular waterfront location, this memorable Norfolk VA hotel offers stunning views from 244 inviting guest rooms and 5 lavish suites. Portsmouth accommodations are equipped with wired Internet access, while 23 meeting rooms provide wireless access. Savor the atmosphere of this Norfolk, Virginia hotel at Foggy Point Bar & Grill, presenting a selection of fresh seafood. With attractions such as MacArthur Center mall and unique downtown dining, this hotel in Portsmouth has something for everyone. Experience the charm of the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center. For more information or to make a reservation, call 757-673-3000 or visit http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/orfpt.

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Is there a ghost at the First Baptist Church of Wilmington?

Question by ghostfreak2: Is there a ghost at the First Baptist Church of Wilmington?
The big brick church “Early English Gothic” style is located on the corner of North 4th St. & Market Street. This church was organized in 1808 , but construction did not begin till 1859. The church foundation holds tons of ship ballast stones discarded from sailing vessels that once crowed the Cape Fear River. On of the best known pastors of the church was John Lamb Pritchard {1862}. Rev. Pritchard stayed at his post during the yellow fever epidemic of 1862. He stay to care and prayed for the sick and dying. He became one of the last victims, dying in November 1862. His Gravesite is located at Oakdale Cemetery.

Local church members say that Rev. Pritchard spirit is still roaming the church’s halls. Tells of doors opening & closing, lights that flickers and objects moving are common. One story tells of a church member who saw a man dressed in 1800 type clothing in the Fellowship Hall. When the member tried to get closer the man suddenly was gone.Could this be the ghost?

Best answer:

Answer by Santa’s Helper
… silly rabbit … trix are for kids …

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!