Friday, October 28, 2011

Haunted Camp Grounds and RV Parks

So, you’re looking for a haunting good time this Halloween? The typical campgrounds just aren’t going to cut it for you - the ghost seeking adventurer? Then you may want to try one of these camp grounds where the legends say there’s more than the wind that blows through after midnight.

Santa Fe National Forest
There is a scarey story behind the Holy Ghost campground. Legend has it Holy Ghost Canyon, where the campground is located , is haunted by a spirit of a priest killed by Pueblo people in the late 1680s. As the only allegedly haunted campground in the Forest Service, it is recommended visitors bring flashlights and lots of campfire ghost stories. For a place with only haunting beauty there is Jacks Creek campground. Set at the furthest reaches of State Route 63 and near the headwaters of the "talking" Pecos River, Jacks Creek campground, with its nearby horse camp, is located in a mountain meadow surrounded by thick aspen groves. The Pecos Wilderness beckons visitors from just over the ridge to come and explore while a breeze through the aspen whispers "set a spell."

Fernwood Campground 

For many years this area was considered sacred by the Esalen Indians and today stands as a commercial campground. According to employees and guests the ghost of an Indian wearing a corn mask has been seen between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. near the cabins.

DarkSyde Acres Haunted Campground
A Michigan campground located in Hillsdale County approximately five miles north of Jonesville and just over a mile from Mosherville. Close to both the Indiana and Ohio state borders, the rustic campsite and adjacent DarkSyde Acres Haunted House are set on 38 acres with over 70,000 square feet of indoor haunted house attractions. In addition to the attractions, according to the DarkSyde website there have been reports of supernatural events, and witnesses say the location is really haunted.

Over the past few years, there has been an increasing amount of guests that have reported strange occurrences in their overnight Caboose visits. The reports of strange sounds in the night, the lights going on and off for no reason, and even the sight of an old conductor walking through the caboose swinging a lantern in the middle of the dark night. A housekeeper even reports hearing talking or whispering going on in the middle of the day while she works. She knows it’s weird, but also points out that nobody else is even around. They all say there is some type of inexplicable synergy taking place inside the Cabooses.

Sportsman's RV Park
Some say this RV Park in Libby, Montana is haunted. "It is said that many aimless souls lost their lives waiting for work at the site, camping in the woods when they could not afford a stay at the Inn. There is also a tale that every spring, thunderstorms bring about the shadowy figure of a ghost that wears a hooded poncho as he floats above the ground." Boo!

Where ever you end up staying on Halloween night we hope you have a fun and safe time and remember to bring your Proton Pack!

Happy Camping!

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