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Trail of Haunted Legends October 29, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Travel & Leisure.

On Saturday night, we went to De Soto National Memorial for the Trail of Haunted Legends.

An almost full moon illuminated the path.  The wind howled.  Branches creaked.  Hobgoblins, swamp apes, and zombies shrieked.

A ghostly galleon sat off shore, cargo guarded by a Spanish Conquistador.

Gold doubloons exchanged hands.  Ghastly ghoulish things went *BUMP* in the night.  Children of all ages cried out in fright.


Aah . . . that’s better!

For a fascinating write on haunted trails and leys in Britain:  The Ley of the Land (Kate Shrewsday) * Halloween Fever (Me Me Me Me Me)


1. sweetdaysundertheoaks - October 29, 2012

Sounds like a scary good time! Any treats?.. 😀

nrhatch - October 29, 2012

Not there . . . but we came home, watched a show on haunted buildings in Gettysburg, and munched some pizza.

And C~H~O~C~O~L~A~T~E! 😀

2. kateshrewsday - October 29, 2012

Looks a lot of fun, Nancy!

nrhatch - October 29, 2012

The fullish moon and howling wind added an intangible element to the spooky spectres. 😯

3. kateshrewsday - October 29, 2012

Thank you for the link, by the way! 🙂

nrhatch - October 29, 2012

Added as soon as I read your post ~ not surprising that Glastonbury Tor might be a hub of mystic energy, given the belief that it is the Avalon of Arthurian legend.

4. ericjbaker - October 29, 2012

If you come up to NJ, ’round these parts, you might not find a haunted trail, but you can walk on Pig Lady Road. The problem is, she’s not a ghost. She’s half-human/half-pig, very hungry, and very much alive.

Enter at your own peril! And have a good life-insurance policy (one that has a provision for “death by mythical monster”).

nrhatch - October 29, 2012

Ooh . . . she might be cousins with the Jersey Devil, another mythical monster that exists in your neck of the pine barrens. 😉

5. Andra Watkins - October 29, 2012

I need to spend some more time on the De Soto trail.

nrhatch - October 29, 2012

The De Soto National Memorial has an excellent film about his expedition ~ the good, the bad, and the downright UGLY.

6. Tom (Aquatom1968) - October 29, 2012

That sounds like my kind of place, Nancy! And a Full Moon around Halloween is always a bonus!

nrhatch - October 29, 2012

The ghosts, ghoulies and beasties could have benefitted from having YOU design their costumes. Your halloween creatures are far more handsome. 😀

7. Three Well Beings - October 30, 2012

I can just picture you with a gleam in your eye this week. Well, I think you “gleam” frequently, but you get a special little pleasure out of this week, don’t you? 🙂

nrhatch - October 30, 2012

I do. Halloween suits me. Not the “scared stiff” “slasher dasher” stuff, but the crossing of lines between this world and the next.

Mysteries peeking out from beyond the veil.
Mists from which timeless ghosts emerge.

8. jannatwrites - October 30, 2012

Sounds like some scary fun. That jack-o-lantern looks awesome!

nrhatch - October 30, 2012

Isn’t that fabulous! We went to a pumpkin carving contest last Halloween. Not sure that one won, but it definitely impressed us.

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