Ancient City Tours offers a walking Ghost Tour of St. Augustine. We opted to take the 9:30 pm tour,
which last for 1 1/2 hours. Investigators present for tour were Shereen, Jenny, Lynn, Mac and Erin.
The tour starts in the Ward room of the Spanish Military Hospital were our guide, Charles, told us some
of the history of the hospital and the grounds prior to the hospital being built. We were encouraged to take photographs,
when ever we felt like it, since that was probably due to the fact that a spirit was present.
The tour next took us to the town square, and then on down St. George Street, with several stops along the
way. As we winded our way throught the city our guide would stop at different establishments, one being the house pictured
with the two upper floor dormer windows. It was stated that an old cantankerous women had lived in this home and had
not left it even in death, and that her spirit could be seen occasionally in the upstairs windows looking out over St. Augustine.
Check out, our picture of the windows, what if anything do you see, send us an email.
We finally came to the Tolomata Cemetery, where it is rumored that a young boy is often seen sitting
in the tree by the front gate, but it is usually only children that see him, as it was felt he was lonely for playmates.
Our next stop was the Hugenot Cemetery, with the story of a local judge who never left. Our tour
ended at the city gates.
During the tour our team took temperature and EMF readings. We had many fluctuations in EMF readings
most being due to power lines and overhead lights as we walked through the city. We made one stop to discuss the home
of the cantankerous old women (see the picture) and we were getting EMF readings in the mid 4.0's. The rest of the tour
was uneventful as far as the equipment went.
The tour was a great way to hear about the diverse history of this city, and our quide, Charles,
was eccentric enough to keep it interesting, but as to actual ghosts, there was not much felt or observed in the way
of paranormal activity on this night.