• Sep
    • 17
    • 2015

A Shadow, or Something Else…?

Thanks to a couple of our local ghost tourists, we can all have trouble falling asleep tonight!

Recent local residents enjoyed a tour and all seemed well. However, upon arriving home, this ghostly shadow greeted them! What do you think? Are these shadows reflected by headlights, or is it a ghostly dog who followed them home?

Sweet dreams!

Creepy Dog Shadow

Is this a canine spirit in Alexandria?

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    • Apr
    • 07
    • 2015

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Proof Is In The Picture

Wilkes Street Tunnel

Wilkes Street Tunnel Photo via Pinterest @dnrorrer

Have you ever had a not-so-easy-to-explain experience in Old Town Alexandria? It wouldn’t be so hard to believe, there are hundreds of years of history all around! Whether you were out on the town, taking a ghost tour with us, or hanging out in any of the places you visit, work or live, did you ever have something strange happen to you and you snapped a picture? Or, maybe everything seemed just fine and normal, but upon closer inspection of your photos, you noticed something a little off, or downright creepy?

We would love for you to share your story with us for a new regular blog feature: The Proof Is In The Picture. If you have something exciting to share, please email us at: ghostandgraveyardtour@gmail.com with the subject line: PROOF PICTURE.

Please feel free to share this information if you know someone who might have a tale to tell.

We’re looking forward to building quite the collection of all that we can see, or not see, in Old Town Alexandria!

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    • Sep
    • 19
    • 2014

A Guide to the Lovelorn: Dating in Alexandria

Woman.  A creation that can inspire an artist to paint a masterpiece, make a soldier go to war, or move a man to achieve great things. And all of that for a woman’s approval or a simple embrace or a kiss.  For centuries, poets and playwrights have endeavored to understand the fairer sex, and so have I.

Who am I?  My name is Victor, the greatest lover in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The title was not an easy one to come by.  I have encountered many women and have made them swoon over me.

Originally, I came from the Republic of Venice. Living in a city famed for its beauty, helped instill in me a fondness for all things full of life and beauty.  I was enamored by it, but felt that true beauty could only be found in things that were new and young, so I dreamt of coming to America.

Sadly, my fame has become somewhat over shadowed by my relative Giacomo. You know him, but by another name, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova.   I shall pause for the gasp.  I felt that he could have the Old World and its ancient things.  Like I said, I prefer things that are new and young.

So I came to America.  I am now a ghost of course and take my place in the history of what is now Old Town Alexandria.

During my haunting of Old Town I’ve watched many men attempt to initiate the dance of courtship, and it has become increasingly difficult to watch. Many young men try and fail in their pursuit of the fairer sex all because they do not understand how women think and what they are looking for.  Therefore, I shall provide the lovelorn men of this city with five steps to guarantee success while courting a woman.

  1. Confidence.  Believe in yourself and everything you do.  Women love to know that the man she is with is confident in his own abilities.
  2. Talk about yourself all the time.  She will love hearing about your exploits and see how great you are.
  3. Make all the decisions.  By making all the decisions when the two of you are together the woman will appreciate your strength of character. After all, you’re always right.
  4. Begin preparing for the next opportunity to spend time together.  Inform her of your plans for the second date as the first begins to close.  By allowing her to know this, she can prepare to make herself look good for you and completely free her schedule.
  5. Be persuasive.  In the event she has any problems with the previous step, always be prepared to persuade her into changing her mind and having her see everything your way.

By following these steps, the lovelorn men of Alexandria will not be lonely for long.  These steps all worked for me, except for that one incident. To learn more about my own exploits and my fate take the North Route of the Ghost and Graveyard Tour. I’ll be there too of course.

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