Is Cape May the new paranormal tourism hotspot? I’m thinking it must be because this summer it’s the one place that I keep seeing over and over again.
CRAIG MCMANUS IN CAPE MAY
It all started when I got one of Craig McManus’s newsletters earlier this summer. He talked about a paranormal weekend he was going to do in Cape May starting on August the 13th.
As part of it he was returning to Historic Cold Spring Village. (I mentioned and linked to a post he wrote about the village in one of mine about avoiding bringing home unwanted guests.) But this visit the Historic Cold Spring Village was going to be open for a first-time ever ghost hunt.
Then on Saturday of that weekend he was in Cape May for a “Ride with the Ghost Writer” ghost trolley tour. Making for a very neat way to take in Cape May’s paranormal hotspots.
THE GUY & GIRL TRAVELS CAPE MAY TWEET
Soon after reading McManus’s newsletter, @GuyNGirlTravels on Twitter tweeted me about Cape May. I thought I had their Tweet saved in my Favorites but apparently I didn’t “star” it like I had meant to.
No worries. A quick search of their blog and I found the subject of their Tweet to me: Haunted Happenings in Cape May, NJ.
It’s actually a post from last year about all the Halloween happenings planned in Cape May. (Oh, and the opening sentence of their article answers my question I guess: “Cape May, New Jersey is one of the most haunted cities in America.”)
THE NEW YORK PARANORMAL SOCIETY’S SPINE-TINGLING FRIDAY THE 13TH WEEKEND IN CAPE MAY
The Occult Section (which is the official blog of the New York Paranormal Society) blogged about the (then) upcoming paranormal weekend in Cape May. Again I noted a phrase they used in their post: “…Cape May, NJ, believed by many to be one of the most haunted cities in the country…”
I also noted that the weekend was being “funded by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities and endorsed by the city itself.” Neat! I love places that embrace their paranormal tourism!
At any rate, members of the New York Paranormal Society attended Cape May’s paranormal weekend festivities. How do I know? Most recently I couldn’t help but notice the mention about Cape May on the New York Paranormal Society’s Facebook page.
They thanked their tour guide, Shannon Baker, for giving them a great tour. They also posted pictures from the visit.
NEW TO ME
Listen folks, I know I’m newer to the writing/covering haunted places part of things, but I’ve been fascinated with haunted places since I was bitty. And by “fascinated” I mean tracking haunted places and paying attention to the who, what, where, when and why and storing them in my “future places I’d like to visit” files.
Before this summer I had never heard of Cape May. WTF? I’m really feeling left out of the loop!
Cape May sounds and looks (if the pics NYPS put on their Facebook page are any indication) like a gorgeous, historic haunted place to visit. It is definitely on my radar and stashed in my files now!
Better late than never I guess, right? I never said I was the fastest roadrunner in the flock. This is just another example of me taking some time to get up to speed!
CAPE MAY TOURISM LINKS
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