Time for Some Good News

May 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm (Daily Happenings) (, , , , , , , , , )

I have a friend coming to visit from San Diego this weekend for Memorial Day. I haven’t seen her since Christmas and I’m so excited that she is finally able to come to Texas! Every year, when I go home for Christmas, I stay with her and we have a blast. Now I get to show her my turf and hopefully convince her to move here . haha

We are going to do a bunch of exciting things while she’s here, one being a Ghost Tour downtown. I have never done one in San Antonio before but I participated in one in New Orleans a couple of months ago. I hope this one proves to be just as good!

Two stories that really got to be from the Ghost Tour in New Orleans were of the LaLaurie Mansion and the Place D’Armes Hotel.

The LaLaurie Mansion

The Place D'Armes Hotel

The LaLaurie was the site of horrific slavery and the slaves haunt the hotel to this day. Reports of screams and moans coming from the house at night are frequent although the mansion is currently uninhabited. The Place D’Armes was built on the site where a boarding school once stood. A fire destroyed the original building and killed all the students and teachers who lived there. Midian (our tour guide) told a story about when he and some friends of his were staying at the hotel trying to confirm some hauntings. In the wee hours of the morning, the ghost of one of the children lost in the fire appeared to the group. He appeared to be shivering and stumbling around. His eyes were burned out of their sockets so he couldn’t see, hence the stumbling.

I wonder what stories  I will be intrigued by for the hauntings of San Antonio??

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