James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

Friday, October 12, 2012

Market ghost tour...

Di and I have always been fans of all things spooky (much to our husbands' dismay).
So when we found a groupon for the Pike Market Ghost Tour, we bought it without thinking twice.

And I'm SO glad we did.

Getting to Post Alley was a bit of an adventure.
We left in the middle of the Torchlight Parade -- which meant 4th Avenue was completely shut down.

We asked a police officer how to get around it all, and he told us to take a bus.
Very helpful.
So we just rain across the street instead.

We picked up Qdoba with about five minutes to spare (because nothing says classy like eating burritos during a guided tour), and arrived at the market just in time.

Our guide was an interesting specimen.
He'd just published his first book on serial killers, and was the founder of the Seattle Horror Movie Society (or something like that).
Made for a fascinating tour, I assure you.

Dianna and I shoved our faces with Mexican food as we listened to spooky tales of what is alleged to be one of the most haunted spots in the Pacific Northwest.
The (terrifying) highlight of the tour was our stop at the old Seattle Mortuary -- a building so haunted (according to our guide) that every business that has tried to open there has closed within months.
It remains empty today...

I swear we saw a ghost in the window...

Sooo creepy.

But so much fun.
The stories were more historical than anything else.
I loved learning more about the market and it's (sometimes seedy) history.

Remember that creepy Heaven's Gate cult famous for its mass suicide?
Well, they bought a tile at the market.
Wanna see?

 The market is really beautiful at night.
What an amazing place.