Adsila from Above the Norm left a comment on my post explaining the video I’d put together of our Ghost Tours of Quebec jaunt asking if we’d seen any ghosties. Funny she should ask. We saw a bunch of ghosties on our tour!
None of them were real, however.
You see, we took the Ghost Tours of Quebec tour. Along the way we passed the other ghost tour company operating in Quebec City. (Which I believe was called Les Promenades Fantomes.)
Our Ghost Tours of Quebec guide came equipped with a lantern and was dressed in top hat and long coat/cape, harkening to the dress of days gone by.
Along the way we passed the other tour company. Their guides were also dressed in period attire (late seventeenth/early eighteenth century duds I’d venture to say), but not only did their attire look more costume-y, they also wore white makeup to give themselves a ghostly visage.
We couldn’t help but glimpse part of their tour. They were much more flamboyant and boisterous than our sedate, mysterious guide. They yelled, screamed, and overall imparted greater dramatics in the telling of their ghostly tales.
However, like real ghosts, I had a heck of a time getting pictures of them. For one, at the beginning of our tour our guide asked us to please refrain from using flash photography. My camera wasn’t equipped with night vision. In some spots if the lighting was just right I could get a decent pic using the night setting, but otherwise I was screwed.
Which was a bummer. At one point, we filed right past them on one of the narrow sidewalks. I tried to get video, but all that came out was black blobs. Drat.
So, the only pic I got of any ghosts was this one:
I snapped it fast as our tour marched past them from a ridge above the courtyard they had set up in to tell their next tale. (Which, from what I gathered, had to do with some woman being hanged.)
And, shhh, don’t tell, but I think I had the flash on for it. (I just wish I’d had time to try and get one without the bar blocking her face. Her makeup really was ghastly…in a spooktacularly fun way. But I hate getting in trouble and didn’t want to make John mad!)