The ghost tour at the Capitol



What darkness lurks in the nooks and crannies of the Capitol? (Insert your own joke here.)

Those brave enough will have a chance to find out on "Capitol Hauntings Tours" that start tomorrow. From the press release:

Join the "ghost hunting" Capitol Tour Guides as they take you through the "hot spots" of the Capitol. Brave visitors will make their way to the exact spot where Samuel Abbott, the Capitol's night watchman died in the Capitol fire of 1911. Then they will explore the legend of the "Secret Demon" near the Great Western Staircase. Find out which two Presidents of the United States are said to have visited the State Capitol after they died.

Learn about the state Assembly Chamber's secret, hidden murals and the tormented artist who created them. This hour-long tour will have many spooky stops and offer lots of fascinating information.

The tours are free, but reservations are required (call 473-7582). There are tours at 2 and 3:45 pm each weekday until Halloween. There are also evening tours October 23-25 and 27-31 at 7 pm.


I knew the Capitol was haunted. My brother tried telling me it wasn't. So I yelled "It is too haunted". And then he looked at me and shook his head. And I yelled at the top of my lungs "Seriously! It's freaking haunted!!" and I gritted my teeth and threw my pillow really hard at his head, at which point he got up and left the room. Probably because he knew my argument was solid.

I'm such a DORK. I just signed up. I'll be disappointed if I don't see the ghost of Eliot Spitzer's political career, though.

I hope they haven't taken out the part of the tour where Sam Hoyt jumps out from behind a column and grabs some college girl. What a riot!

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