Saturday, June 4, 2011

Historic Old Town, Fort Collins, CO – Does Having Ghosts Help or Hurt Business?

(***Please note that photos for this post are random Old Town photos taken for their aesthetic qualities and do not necessarily represent those businesses to which we have talked.***)

In the months that Suzy and I have been researching and conducting our Historic Haunted tours, we (mostly Suzy!) have talked to many business-owners downtown in Old Town, Fort Collins, CO. When asked, most of them tell us about their experiences in dealing with unexplained happenings in their store/office. They tell us about what their employees have seen and reported to them too.

 They talk about items in their business being moved overnight while the store is closed and supposedly empty. Items have disappeared, only to reappear again in a few days. They tell us about noises heard by them, employees, customers and guests. Often, they are repeating stories that have been told for years and years in their space. It is common, too, for them to talk of what the previous tenant reported when they took over the space as the new tenant. Many report sightings of ghosts - dressed in the garb of the ghosts’ time.

One establishment, for some time, was unable to be open, according to the stories - during the day - because things unexpectedly and without explanation would fly off the shelves. They were afraid customers would get hit by flying objects. When we started our research for our tours, we talked to the ghosts in that establishment and found the one responsible - and found out why he was throwing things.

It is VERY common to hear these stories in Old Town.

What is even MORE common is the fear that public knowledge of possible hauntings will drive away customers – or that someone will think they are crazy or making it up. Suzy and I are always very respectful of the wishes of business owners. Suzy has asked many owners/managers if we can bring our tours INTO their business to talk about the hauntings. No one has ever agreed to this. Some get downright angry.

I see their point. As a Ghost-Whisperer, I was dealing with ghosts when ghosts weren’t cool. :)

So I know that, these days, ghosts ARE cool – they’re trendy and much sought-after. Many people tour the country (and world) specifically in search of ghost/haunted tours. We have entertained those on our tours who have been on haunted tours all over the planet.  And look at the MANY! ghost-hunter reality series on TV right now – people are hungry for this type of information!

So not only do ghosts NOT run off customers, they currently BRING IN customers! Our tour members want to go to the buildings we include on our tour and go inside them to see if, perhaps, they can see the ghosts! They are going to frequent those establishments more frequently than those NOT on the tour, just because they are curious. They, therefore, are probably going to spend some of their money in those establishments, because they will want to spend as much time in there as possible.
 So while I understand the old stigma of not wanting anyone to know that YOU know that your building is haunted, I would encourage business owners to not only embrace the new understanding and interest in ghosts and hauntings, I would encourage them to USE this knowledge to increase their sales and customer flow.

For example:  Does the Stanley Hotel in nearby tourist attraction Estes Park, CO profit from its reportedly haunted status?  You BET it does! It advertises ghost tours right on its main website! It was made even more popular, because it was used as the setting for Stephen King's book made into a movie, The Shining

I say Fort Collins Old Town businesses should jump on the proverbial haunted/ghost bandwagon and milk it for all it is worth! :) It can only HELP business!

To all of the business in Old Town, I extend my gratitude for all your patience and kindness extended to Suzy and myself. :)


Anonymous said...

Іtѕ not my first time to pау a quick visit this website, i am viѕіting this
webѕіte dailly and take nice facts from
herе dаily.

Feel fгee tо ѕurf to my sitе .

.. idol lash scam

Anonymous said...

Swееt blog! I found it while bгοwsing on
Yahοo Νеws. Do уou haѵе
any tips on hoω to gеt lіѕted in Үahoo Neωs?
I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks

my web-site: silver strappy shoes

Anonymous said...

Ahaа, іts fаstidіous cоnversаtion on the tοpiс оf thiѕ articlе
at this plaсe at this wеblog, I have reаd all that, so now me also
commenting here.

Also visіt my webpage: presto deep fryers

Anonymous said...

Suрeгb, what a websitе it is! Τhis web site provides valuable
data to uѕ, keep it uρ.

My web page - cordless epilator

Anonymous said...

When I orіginally lеft a comment I appeаr
to have clicked on the -Notіfy me when new comments are added- checkbox аnd
noω eνeгу tіme a сomment is
added I recieνe 4 emails with the sаme comment.
Perhapѕ there is an еаsy methοԁ you can геmove mе from thаt service?

Many thanks!

Alѕo vіsit my website; Silver evening shoes

Anonymous said...

What's up everyone, it's mу first gο to see
at this wеbsite, and paragrаph іs in fact fruitful for
mе, keeρ up poѕting thesе typеs of aгticles.

Visit mу web site ... h2o x5 steam mop

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous quеst therе. What happened after?

Tаke care!

my wеbpage; best bread maker uk

Anonymous said...

Hey There. I found yοuг blog usіng mѕn.
Thіѕ is a verу well ωгitten аrtісle.
I'll be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I'll сertainly rеturn.

Feеl free to visit mу web blog: deep fryer for sale

Anonymous said...

Нi there mates, how іs аll, and what уou wish fοr tο ѕaу regaгԁing thіs ρost, іn
my view its genuinеly remarkable in
fаvor οf mе.

Also vіsit my homepagе :: christmas hampers

Anonymous said...

Gooԁ day! I just want tο offer you a bіg thumbs up fοr уour excellent infо
уou have гight here on this post. I am
retuгning to your webѕite foг
more ѕoon.

Μy web page: permanent false eyelashes

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thank you once again.

Here is my blog: tanki online crystal hack no download

Anonymous said...

Hello colleagues, good article and pleasant urging commented at
this place, I am in fact enjoying by these.

Here is my website ac maintenance Oconomowoc

Anonymous said...

Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect
against hackers? I'm kinda paranoid about losing everything
I've worked hard on. Any recommendations?

Look into my site :: faircrest heights real estate broker

Anonymous said...

I would like to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this blog.
I am hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts by you in the
future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal
blog now ;)

Check out my blog :: take the myers briggs type indicator free online

Anonymous said...

Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article.
I'll be sure to bookmark it and return to read more off your useful information. Thaks for the post.
I will definitely comeback.

My website ... get a mentor (

oakleyses said...

oakley sunglasses, louboutin, coach factory outlet, burberry outlet, louboutin outlet, burberry outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, longchamp handbags, louis vuitton outlet, prada handbags, louboutin shoes, tory burch outlet, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, longchamp handbags, chanel handbags, kate spade outlet, nike shoes, coach outlet store online, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, true religion jeans, christian louboutin shoes, louis vuitton handbags, longchamp outlet, coach purses, louis vuitton outlet, kate spade handbags, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, prada outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, nike free, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, air max, tiffany and co, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet stores, air max, true religion jeans, oakley sunglasses cheap, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet

oakleyses said...

p90x, ugg pas cher, babyliss pro, ghd, uggs outlet, air max, ugg boots, ferragamo shoes, canada goose, jimmy choo outlet, bottega veneta, canada goose uk, canada goose, asics running shoes, moncler outlet, reebok outlet, timberland boots, herve leger, celine handbags, marc jacobs, baseball bats, nfl jerseys, canada goose outlet, hollister clothing store, birkin bag, chi flat iron, canada goose, moncler, moncler, canada goose jackets, instyler, new balance shoes, ugg, ugg boots, beats by dre, rolex watches, wedding dresses, lululemon outlet, giuseppe zanotti, insanity workout, moncler, soccer shoes, north face jackets, ugg australia, valentino shoes, north face outlet, iphone 6 cases, mont blanc, mcm handbags, soccer jerseys

oakleyses said...

nike huarache, hollister, longchamp, nike roshe run, polo lacoste, michael kors, nike free, nike trainers, vanessa bruno, sac burberry, ralph lauren, michael kors pas cher, nike air max, nike tn, longchamp, converse pas cher, sac guess, sac louis vuitton, michael kors, new balance pas cher, vans pas cher, oakley pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, mac cosmetics, nike roshe, air max, polo ralph lauren, barbour, nike roshe run, timberland, north face, nike free pas cher, lululemon, hollister, hollister, vans shoes, north face, sac hermes, sac longchamp, louis vuitton uk, ray ban pas cher, air force, louis vuitton, abercrombie and fitch, sac louis vuitton, louboutin, hogan outlet, mulberry, nike blazer, abercrombie and fitch

ninest123 said...

ninest123 16.03
replica watches, prada handbags, ugg boots, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, michael kors, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, replica watches, longchamp, louis vuitton, prada outlet, chanel handbags, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike outlet, gucci outlet, jordan shoes, louis vuitton, nike air max, longchamp outlet, tory burch outlet, ugg boots, polo ralph lauren outlet, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin outlet, burberry outlet online, burberry, tiffany jewelry, christian louboutin outlet, uggs on sale, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, nike air max, oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, louboutin, louis vuitton, cheap oakley sunglasses, ugg boots, nike free, michael kors outlet

ninest123 said...

nike free run uk, sac guess, nike free, mulberry, vans pas cher, michael kors, air force, nike air max, tn pas cher, lacoste pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors, nike air max, converse pas cher, hermes, kate spade handbags, nike air max, nike roshe run, ralph lauren uk, ray ban uk, vanessa bruno, ralph lauren pas cher, kate spade outlet, coach purses, lululemon, nike blazer, burberry, north face, hogan, louboutin pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, true religion jeans, timberland, coach outlet, air jordan pas cher, oakley pas cher, true religion outlet, hollister, coach outlet, air max, replica handbags, north face, michael kors, ray ban pas cher, michael kors, hollister pas cher, longchamp pas cher, new balance pas cher, sac longchamp, true religion jeans

ninest123 said...

hollister, mac cosmetics, birkin bag, nfl jerseys, valentino shoes, giuseppe zanotti, iphone 6s plus cases, nike roshe, north face outlet, iphone 6s cases, mcm handbags, soccer shoes, herve leger, ghd, iphone 5s cases, celine handbags, iphone 6 cases, timberland boots, nike trainers, hollister, abercrombie and fitch, asics running shoes, new balance, vans shoes, instyler, reebok shoes, s5 cases, oakley, jimmy choo shoes, beats by dre, ferragamo shoes, louboutin, soccer jerseys, babyliss, nike air max, nike huarache, ipad cases, lululemon, longchamp, bottega veneta, iphone cases, ralph lauren, p90x workout, mont blanc, wedding dresses, nike roshe, baseball bats, hollister, north face outlet, insanity workout, chi flat iron, iphone 6 plus cases

ninest123 said...

moncler, canada goose, moncler, coach outlet, juicy couture outlet, vans, sac louis vuitton pas cher, thomas sabo, converse, toms shoes, canada goose, pandora jewelry, hollister, swarovski crystal, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, converse outlet, ugg boots uk, louis vuitton, moncler, doudoune canada goose, louis vuitton, wedding dresses, canada goose, moncler, pandora charms, canada goose uk, gucci, moncler, marc jacobs, moncler, canada goose outlet, pandora jewelry, barbour, replica watches, moncler outlet, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, lancel, ray ban, montre pas cher, louis vuitton, karen millen, moncler, juicy couture outlet, links of london, ugg pas cher, barbour jackets, canada goose, pandora charms, swarovski, supra shoes, bottes ugg, ugg,uggs,uggs canada
ninest123 16.03

chenmeinv0 said...

uggs italia
cheap oakley sunglasses
tory burch sale
canada goose outlet
ugg boots sale
ugg sale
michael kors outlet
canada goose clothing
ray ban glasses
canada goose sale

chenlina said...

juicy couture
adidas outlet
tommy hilfiger
air max
pandora jewelry
moncler outlet
polo ralph lauren
adidas uk
jordan shoes

dong dong23 said...

adidas outlet
cheap jordan shoes
canada goose
mercurial superfly
sac longchamp
reebok outlet
michael kors outlet
adidas shoes

Lilyh Gibsonc said...

nike tn pas cher
coach outlet online
oklahoma city thunder
nike outlet store
coach outlet online
nike huarache
dsquared clothing
denver broncos jerseys
chrome hearts clothing
coach outlet online

5689 said...

hugo boss outlet
michael kors outlet online sale
michael kors outlet clearance
pandora jewelry
moncler online
supreme shirt
nike chaussure
ugg boots
off white outlet
jordan shoes

jeje said...

Le plus grand fabricant de télécommunications de Chine Huawei a claquette nike homme benassi poussé les différends sur la Chine nouvelle loi sur le contrat de travail à son apogée. Il y a une assurance qu'une fois la transaction effectuée, la livraison sera effectuée à temps. Ils avaient l'intention que les routines d'entraînement d'échauffement a connu son retour sur investissement. Tous les composants de l'espadrille sont fusionnés avec seulement trois sections principales. Ce gars est plus léger que toute autre technologie d'absorption de choc au cours de l'histoire de Nike. Donc, vous avez pris asics gel homme soldes goût au monde incroyable des cigares fantastiques.

tamer said...

أفضل الشركات بدبي والامارات
إن نظافة المنازل من الأمور التي تؤرق الكثير من السيدات لأنها تكلف الكثير من الجهد والوقت ويفضل الكثير الاعتماد على الشركات الخاصة بتقديم هذه الخدمة ومن بين هذه الشركات التي سوف يتم تقديمهم في السطور التالية.
شركة تنظيف المنازل دبي

نظافة المنازل من المشكلات التي تسبب إزعاج لدى الكثير من الأشخاص وعلى وجه خاص للسيدات لأنهم هم من يتولوا مهمة تنظيف المنازل وهذا الأمر يكلفهم وقت وجهد وعناء وفي بعض الأحيان تكون النتيجة غير مرضية وفي نفس الوقت يكون الاهتمام بنظافة المنزل لأن النظافة مرتبطة بشكل مباشر بصحة أفراد الأسرة ولكن من هذه اللحظة لا داعي للقلق لأن شركة تنظيف المنازل بدبي تقدم خدمات التنظيف على أعلى مستوى من الكفاءة والجودة فسوف تحصلون معنا على منزل نظيف وصحي مريح للعيشة ولا يمثل أي خطر لأفراد الأسرة لذلك تعاونوا معنا الآن لتحصلوا على أفصل خدمة تنظيف بمدينة دبي.

شركة تنظيف المنازل الشارقة

تعمل شركة تنظيف المنازل بالشارقة وفقاً للمعايير العالمية لأمور التنظيف حيث أن الشركة تقوم باستخدام أفضل أنواع المنظفات والمعقمات صديقة البيئة وهذه المواد المصرح بها من وزارة الصحة

شركة تنظيف المنازل عجمان

تمتلك شركة تنظيف المنازل بعجمان الكثير من المميزات التي تجعلها اختياركم الأول ونحن على دراية كاملة بأن هناك عدد كبير من المؤسسات والشركات التي تعمل في هذا المجال ولكن من الصعب أن تكون بكفاءة وجدارة شركتن

شركة تنظيف المنازل ابوظبي

تستخدم شركة تنظيف المنازل بأبو ظبي أحدث المعدات والمنظفات الآمنة التي يتم استخدامها أثناء التنظيف ومن أحدث الأجهزة التي يتم استخدامها هو جهاز بخار الماء الذي يستخدم لتنظيف الكنب والمجالس والسجاد والستائر وكل أنواع المفروشات بكفاءة عالية، وليس هذا فقط بل أن الشركة توفر معدات متخصصة لتنظيف وجلي البلاط والسيراميك، وتوفر الشركة مجموعة كبيرة من الملمعات التي يتم استخدامها لتنظيف الواجهات الزجاجية.

شركة تنظيف المنازل العين

أهم ما يميز شركات اتنظيف المنزل بالعين أنها تقدم كل ما يخص التنظيف وكل ما يحتاجه العملاء الكرام حيث أن الشركة تقدم خدمة تنظيف الكنب والمجالس بكفاءة عالية مستخدمة أجهزة بخار الماء كما أن الشركة تقوم بتقديم خدمة تنظيف السجاد وكافة أنواع المفروشات وليس هذا فقط بل أن أسعار الشركة من أرخص الأسعار الموجودة على الساحة لذلك بادر الآن للتعاون معنا لكي تقوم بالاستفادة من تخفيضات وعروض الشركة.

tamer said...

فنى تركيب ستائر بالرياض
فني تركيب باركية بالرياض
فني تركيب غرف نوم بالرياض
فنى تركيب غرف بالرياض
تركيب غرف نوم صينى بالرياض
فنى تركيب اثاث ايكيا بالرياض
نجار بالرياض
فني نجار بالرياض
نجار غرف نوم بالرياض
فني تركيب اثاث ايكيا بالرياض

tamer said...

شركة تنظيف بالبخار بجدة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بجدة
شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة