By Tina R. McSwain
Tis the Season…
…for Ghost Walks and Haunted Attractions. At this time of year, you can surely find a way to get your scare on. From the local haunted trails, haunted hayrides, and haunted corn mazes to the large scale production haunts in the woods or large commercial buildings where everything imaginable jumps out and tries to frighten the life out of you, there is bound to be something for everyone. Even the theme parks have tossed their pitchfork into the fire on this one, opening at night during the season, complete with scary rides and made up monsters around every bend.
My favorite though is the Historic Ghost Walks in the area. These are of educational value and offer the best chance at really seeing a ghost or undergoing a paranormal experience of some sort. Some sites are more active than others. Take Historic Rosedale Plantation for example. Located near center city Charlotte, its ghost walk may just prove most eventful. Another good choice is Latta Plantation in northern Mecklenburg county. Either is a good choice if you are interested in experiencing real ghosts! So, take a camera, bring a digital recorder, go on the Ghostwalk and try your hand at a litte ghost hunting while visiting some of Charlotte’s oldest homes. You might just meet some of the past inhabitants!