While discussing what summer adventures were had around the office, our Director of Mentoring & Quality Control, Jen Boller, mentioned her and her family saved their vacation for October when they would be venturing to the Northeast for a haunted tour of New England. Of course, with today being Halloween, we had to follow up with her and see how it all went. Check out her recap of their adventure below!
If you are looking to take a vacation with the kids that includes some lessons in history to exercise their minds and a touch of adventure to peek their curiosity, then I would wholeheartedly recommend a road trip to New England. This October my family and I made our way to Northeast and learned about the first pilgrims in Plymouth, the famous midnight ride of Paul revere in Boston and took a tour of Gettysburg, the site of the largest battle fought during the Civil War – all in just the first two days!
On day three, we began to dabble a little on the darker side of our country’s history and ventured to some eerie locations. Heading to Massachusetts we went to Salem, home of the 1690s’s witch trials and then off to visit the house of the infamous accused axe murderer Lizzy Borden in Fall River. The spookiness of it all helped us get into the Halloween spirit.
For the final few days, we decided to visit some of the reportedly haunted locations in the area. We headed to Pennsylvania to the dilapidated Pennhurst Asylum and then off to a dark and desolate winding road in New Jersey – a road where a number of witnesses claim to have been chased by a phantom truck, though we were lucky enough to avoid such an encounter!
If you’re like us and are looking to spot a ghost or two, the New England area also has numerous aged cemeteries that are rumored to be inhabited by a variety of restless spirits. While we didn’t see any ghosts at the cemeteries, we definitely did get the feeling we were being watched. Check out our favorite photo from our trip below, it’s from the Old Granary Burial Ground in Boston, MA – we did NOT see that image at the time it was taken. Of course, belief in the paranormal is entirely up for you to decide…