In October we offered guests a special package that included a guided Amelia Island Ghost Tour one evening, followed by a horse drawn carriage ghost tour with “Boomer” the second evening. We hadn’t been on the walking tour for awhile, so we joined up with two couples staying at the Williams House and set off for an evening of history and ghostly tales. Of course, the tour starts at the Williams House, so it was fun to hear some of the tales and add a few experiences of our own to Dianne’s discussion. Several people captured some orbs on their cameras floating along the front porch!
The tour takes visitors by many of the famous houses in town that are also connected to some prior or current ghostly activity. We stopped at Kate’s tree and the Bailey house. Stories say that Kate Bailey tied herself to the tree with a shotgun to prevent the town from taking out the beautiful live oak to widen the street near her home. The Thompson house across the street has had apparitions of Nettie Thompson passing thru walls where the door to her kitchen used to be, as well as movement of items in rooms when people are visiting.
The tour goses by the Florida House, apparently with quite a lot of ghost activity and recent site of a paranormal weekend with a group that does TV episodes. As the oldest hotel in Florida, it should have some ghosts!
Like most ghost tours, the fun ends at the graveyard near the Episcopal church, where the Williams family is buried and where Dianne says there is a lot of paranormal activity. Dianne has found that holding the camera away from your body, over your shoulder creates the best pictures of orbs and colored light activity. I’m not sure if there is any science to this, but it did produce some action on her camera!