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Get ready for a frightening night on the seacoast
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
If you're a haunted house or scary movie fanatic then an upcoming seacoast event is sure to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
On Saturday, July 10 author and radio personality Ron Kolek of the New England Ghost Project will be at the Fort Constitution and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse for a rare nighttime walking tour. The tour, which is also accompanied by lighthouse historian Jeremy D'Entremont, will allow visitors check out the lighthouse after dark and learn about the ghostly tales behind its history.
In December 2008, the fort and lighthouse were featured on "Ghost Hunters," a popular paranormal/ghost hunters TV show on the Sci-Fi network. The show, which aims to seek scientific proof for paranormal activity, was shot in October 2008. At the time, the show's hosts determined that there was paranormal activity at both the lighthouse and fort.
The Portsmouth Lighthouse dates back to 1771 and Fort Constitution's roots go just as far back. For years there have been rumors of ghosts and strange happenings at both locations and now it's your chance to check things out.
Kolek and D'Entremont won't be conducting a paranormal investigation but they'll be talking about other investigations, including the "Ghost Hunters" episode, which have been conducted at the fort and lighthouse. Kolek will be discussing the investigation methods and D'Entremont will give visitors the full history behind the ghostly tales.
Each evening tour is 90 minutes and there will be three tours that evening; one at 7:30pm, 9:00pm and 10:30pm. The tours are limited to 16 people each so make sure you reserve your spot early. The cost is $20 per person and this event is not recommended for children under 12.
If you're interested in ghost hunting, there will be a ghost hunting opportunity with the New England Ghost Project on Saturday, September 18 at the fort and lighthouse. Visitors on September 18 will have the opportunity to take a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of the lighthouse (located on a Coast Guard station). People will also learn more about the inner workings of a ghost hunt and the scientific and spiritual techniques needed to successfully complete one.