A couple of weeks ago (11 July), my fiancée (sic) and I attended the “Downtown Haunted History” tour put on in
We stopped at a few places on the tour where we were invited to conduct “investigations.” We used a variety of instruments, most of which measure electricity and magnetism in various ways. One of the lower tech methods was what are called “dowsing rods.” Two copper wires (coat hangers) are bent into the shape of an “L” and held out parallel in front of you. Supposedly, the “ghost” can manipulate the rods to answer basic questions: yes, no, directions, etc.. As I found it nearly impossible to isolate the rods from the movement of my hands and the light, intermittent breeze, I didn’t think my rods did anything unexplained. It didn’t help that I felt like an idiot asking questions of a “ghost,” and therefore didn’t do it much.
It was a fun tour, and worth the $23 I paid on Groupon for us to go. I’d like to do the Portland Shanghai tunnel tour, too, but while I enjoyed the history, I didn’t see anything vaguely resembling ghosts, or much of anyone else (though it’s easy to forget the world around me when I’m with my Honey!).
How about you? Do you have a ghost story? First person accounts only, please, but if you know someone who has a first person account, feel free to put them in touch with me at Steve@spencersb.com.