Come on boys and ghouls! It's time to hop on Route 666 for a spooktacular Paranormal Road Trip.
This week's stop is Seattle, Washington and environs, and our special guide is Rebecca Zanetti, author of the Realm Enforcers paranormal romance series, including the new release WICKED RIDE.
Rebecca's Top 5 Spooky Places in Seattle
I chose the city of Seattle for one of the settings in the Realm Enforcers because of the mystery, the oddity, and the rain that is Eastern Washington. The dark clouds and moody weather made for a good place for the Enforcers to work and somehow remain hidden in plain sight. There are many spooky places in Washington State, and here are just a few:
Pike’s Street Market: I know, when you think of Pike’s Street, you think of flying fish and yummy chocolate. But did you know that it’s actually one of the most haunted places in Seattle…and is built upon an old Indian burial ground? Rumor has it that ghosts make appearances often—especially during the darker winter months.
The Bottomless Pit – somewhere in eastern Washington: This is a fun one, because tons of people have supposedly seen it, and there’s even a Wikipedia listing for it. But where is it? It’s also called Mel’s Hole, because a guy named Mel found it and spread the word that early settlers threw cows in there, and sometimes just lowered dead animals down…and brought them back up alive. There have been several art exhibits featuring what Mel’s Hole probably looks like. Weird, huh?
Hotel Andra in Seattle: The old building has 119 rooms within 10 stories and is in the middle of Seattle. I think it was built sometime around 1926. People who have stayed there have reported loud Jazz music coming from the 9th floor, and the staff has never been able to find the source of the music. Also, folks have reported seeing a female ghost wearing early 1900 clothing and also having their stuff moved around at night. Creeeepy…
Thornewood Castle - located in Lakewood, Washington: The castle is a 500 year old Tudor Gothic Historic Site. Several folks have died there, including the original owners, and they are known to haunt the grounds. For some reason, they seem to have an affinity for twisting lightbulbs off.
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery: No haunted list is complete without a cemetery mentioned, right? The GAR is up on Capitol Hill in Seattle with more than 500 gravesites. Rumor has it late at night; people living nearby can hear the battle cries of Civil War soldiers before they fell.
Thank you Rebecca for giving us such a haunting tour of Seattle!
To learn more about Rebecca Zanetti and her books, please visit her website, and don't miss our interview with Rebecca Zanetti here at From the Shadows. You can add the Realm Enforcers paranormal series here on Goodreads.
Have you ever visited Seattle, Washington? Ever had a paranormal experience in Seattle?
What did you think of Rebecca's picks for spooky places?
On our last Paranormal Road Trip we visited Barcelona with T. Frohock. Next week I'll be in Orlando for Speculative Fiction Southeast 2015, but the following week we'll be traveling to Wolfe Creek with Kaylie Newell.
Join us for another spine-tingling Paranormal Road Trip...
if you dare!
if you dare!