Haunted Ben Lomond

21 10 2009

Do Abraham Lincoln, black Confederates, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Michael Jackson, Zombies, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, all the Gettysburg Ghosts, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison, John Lennon and George Harrison haunt historic Ben Lomond?  Will Balloon Boy join them 80 or so years from now?

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

Taken from this site:

Haunted Ben Lomond Tours, Saturday, Oct. 24, tours at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Ben Lomond Historic Site, at 10321 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas is opening its doors for tours of the house that serves as a Confederate hospital after the battle of First Manassas in 1981 [ooops!]. Come hear about ghosts that some believe haunt the house, outbuildings and garden. The cost is $5 a person and reservations are recommended. Call 703-367-7872. Tours may not be suitable for children under 12.

And from this site:

Visit a haunted Civil War hospital and learn about ghosts that may still wander the ca.1830 Ben Lomond farm house. Tours offered every half hour. Call 703-367-7872 for information.

Sorry for the intro – I’m just testing a theory based on some stuff my friend Craig Swain told me about attracting visitors.  Shameless but fun nonetheless.  (UPDATE: I got it all wrong, and what Craig told me had nothing to do with what I was doing here.  Figures I’d screw that up).

Find some real history on Ben Lomond here.  Photo from this site.

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8 responses

21 10 2009
stormdan

Totally worked to attract me. I usually look at your blog once a week and don’t get some of it since I’m not a Civil War person. But I jumped right on this one. Very timely as well:)

21 10 2009
Harry Smeltzer

Yep, worked on you and five other people. Not exactly an overwhelming response…

21 10 2009
Craig Swain

I’m not clear as to what theory you are trying to prove here.

21 10 2009
Harry Smeltzer

Putting key words in the post and title, using tags. You know.

21 10 2009
cenantua

That’s a star-studded cast in your keywords. I can’t believe you haven’t drawn in more with Balloon boy! LOL!

21 10 2009
Harry Smeltzer

Turns out I was all wrong about what Craig was saying, which maybe explains why the results weren’t as anticipated.

21 10 2009
Craig Swain

How about for your next post you say “Examples of Photos Found on Gettysburg Superintendent’s Computer” and then supply a few risque carte de visite. It was “research” after all!!!!

22 10 2009
Harry Smeltzer

Oh, that’s good. Evil and good at the same time.

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