History and Hauntings

So who loves history? Why do you love it? Me personally, I am a MAJOR history buff. I especially love what I guess you’d call “morbid history”. I am into historical places where often violent stuff happened and remnants of that era still linger. I also like “urban mythology”…local folklore and tales from wherever I am. Bertha’s Mussels in Fells Point, Maryland—and really that entire area in general—its history and paranormal activity is appealing to me. Places like Philadelphia, Gettysburg, et cetera also pique my interest. Ghost tours are probably my favorite means of learning local history and exploring new places. That is why I am dying—no pun intended—on getting to Salem and Boston this summer. It’s where the Witch Trials and the Boston Tea Party happened. I have done a fair few ghost tours in my 29 1/2 years of life. It’s interesting that I like this kind of thing in the first place. Why that is is frankly, this sort of thing used to scare the shit out of me!  Probably one of the best tours I can recommend is Fort Howard Dungeons in Sparrows Point, Maryland. It is kind of the best of both worlds. It is part legit ghost tour, part haunted house. It is freaky to think you are walking amongst REAL dungeons from 200 years ago where torture, imprisonments, and executions really happened. Like they didn’t make this stuff up. They have live “scare actors” to sweeten the deal and it is really neat! I am not going to spoil it for ya. Just go check it out. I have also done a ghost tour in Williamsburg, Virginia. This was all through historical Colonial Williamsburg AND as a bonus, we got to tour William and Mary’s campus. Keep in mind it was pitch black when we did it in June a few years ago. One other I wanted to touch on, while not a ”ghost tour” per se, is Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. I am sure freaky stuff happens there but I did not experience anything. Just a sobering feeling of patriotism and an immense wow factor. To others, a lot of historical events are instances they’d like to forget about or dismiss. Take the Holocaust or, in more recent times, 9/11 or the coronavirus pandemic. While terrible moments in history, they are just that…HISTORY! Not all history has a happy ending. In fact, it rarely does. So in closing, are you a history buff like me? Or do you have a passion or interest of your own? Thanks for reading and Happy Haunting!

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

One thought on “History and Hauntings”

  1. I am a history buff thanks to my family. The Holocaust is something horrible to the Jews. My family was murdered in the Holocaust. Every year we commemorate Yom Hashoah to remember our six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. We say may their memories be a blessing.

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