We want to give a HUGE thank you and welcome to our youngest and most courageous guest to Haunted History After Dark tours, Dillan , along with his mother Becki, her brave boyfriend Justin, and his Aunt Hali, from Fort Collins, Colorado, for participating on of our Wednesday night tours. Eight year-old, Dillan, demonstrated enormous talent in his Fort Collins history and tremendous courage in joining our haunted historical tour of Old Town Fort Collins. It was an interesting night, and we thank you all for participating!
As a passionate Fort Collins historian and journalist, I am constantly researching, digging, and prying into new stories, new events and new characters that are a part of our town’s extraordinary historical past. To me, this is all very exciting. I learn the history, the location, the event, and the “who, what, where, when and how”. But, sometimes, unknown to me, I resurrect people of the past who don’t always want their stories to be told. And sometimes, as I’m learning, the spirits get very upset. This very thing happened this last Wednesday night.
A week earlier, I had been looking into a Dec. 1881 death that had occurred on the Haunted History After Dark’s traditional route. I researched the location, the people involved, and the result, and spent hours writing the script. I was excited to offer it to our wonderful guests Wednesday night as this event had to do with enormous historical social and political changes that occurred in the city after this crisis, which altered the make- up of the city for 131 years!
However, even on the first location of our tour on Wednesday, this spirit (early resident) that I had been researching immediately interrupted our tour, at a completely different location than where we were going to talk about him, and was NOT happy. Somehow, spiritually, he had clued in that we were going to talk about his story. Grace picked up on it immediately, and said to me, “We cannot talk about this person…he is very upset, give me some time.”
Old Town Fort Collins is filled with an abundance of spiritual entities connected to historical events that they are a crucial part of. Through my researching and writing I sometimes resurrect them. Some are okay with this. Many are not. Until I began doing these tours with Grace, I did not really realize how powerful human thoughts are. What we as humans put our energy towards, manifests itself. Even simple thoughts, writings, and emotions can re-create those same emotions, fears, desires and heart-break of our early residents, and raise them from their spiritual slumber. Many of those Grace and I put our focus on do come alive for us and our visitors on our tours. A beautiful young, bookkeeper, who perished in a horrific fire in February of 1880 often visits us on our route. An angry proprietor of an early Speak –Easy on College Avenue attempts many times to interrupt our tours but is discouraged after assertive protection from Grace. And an 1880’s mercantile and miner owner, who inhabits Old Town Square, often manifests himself through goose-bumps and strict words for our tour guests.
Through my research, when I historically resurrect a person or place for our tours, and they emerge confused as why they were brought back, Grace will often times intervene psychically and either communicate to the spirit that we are conducting a tour, or send them to the “other side”, Heaven or “Home” as she has responded to a recent guest on our tour, if they so desire. Many times she will send entities to the other side even if they don’t “desire”.
I do need to tell you that Grace is an extraordinarily gifted medium and ghost whisperer, and before all of our tours Grace envelops everyone in safe light, and after our tours she makes certain everyone leaves spiritually cleaner or cleansed and safer than before they took the tour.
As for our recently resurrected ghostly historically 1880’s tour participant, and his amazing story, Haunted History After Dark is conducting some clearance and construction. You won’t want to miss his tale, as it happened right on the streets of Old Town, and changed the history of this town we call the “Jewel of the Frontier” for over a hundred years!
Remember YOUR HAUNTED JOURNEY STARTS AT DUSK!
Tours run Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. $10 per/courageous guest or $35 for an extra brave group of 4. Tours begin at Boutique Bravo and Mother Lode Gallery located at 136 West Mountain Avenue. This site is also haunted and the business of Boutique Bravo has found its home in many Old Town haunted locations for over 33 years!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tour details, or call 970-690-7986. Visit our blog at http://hauntedhistoryafterdark.blogspot.com.