Monday, November 2, 2009

A Cat's Meow In Ghost Town

My hubby and some friends wanted to go to a haunted "thing" on halloween night. Neither of us wanted to drive far or spend an over priced fee. So we sat and pondered. We were so bored. Then I remembered when I went geocaching up in Laural Run at the old tannery. The Pandemonium.

Legend has it Pandemonium got its name because early settlers had a huge argument over what language to use in church. English, Dutch, or German. People were getting frustrated over the lack of compromise. "one guy jumped up and said. 'we may as well name the town pandemonium because that is what this is.' The name stuck"

All that remains is a patch of hallowed ground...Pioneer Cemetery and remnants of the old tannery. A very large and destructive fire occurred on the top and south sides of mountains in 1914. People died there and the known as Ghost Town is report to be haunted.

On Halloween night we all ventured up to visit Ghost Town. It was a creepy drive. A very long and narrow, dirt road is the only way up the mountain. Once we arrived, we all put our windows down, then heard a very eary cats a hissing growl almost....Then (I know you wont believe this) but the radio turned up a bit. We all screamed.

We sat there a little bit snapping pictures, hoping to catch something on camera. We were there for like 10 mins...(In the truck, after the radio thing we were afraid to get out of the truck). Then we drove up to the cemetery. We didnt make it two feet from where we were, when a truck turned on its lights behind us. We all screamed and floored the gas. We didnt hear the truck pull up..and cant figure out why it sat back there all that time. We were a bit freaked. He followed us up to the cemetery where we pulled in. Thankfully he went straight. Didnt see much there. So we drove home. It was quite a spooky night. We hope to find a better place next year.