Liberty Theater: Astoria, Oregon
This old movie theater is said to be haunted by a woman who is mainly seen in the upstairs women’s bathroom, wearing Victorian era clothing. The ghost is usually visible when looking at yourself in the mirror. She likes to stand behind you and look into the mirror as well. But when you turn around, she’s gone. There have also been reports from former managers of popcorn being made when they open up, and the soda fountain running.
Manresa Castle, Port Townsend, Washington
Originally completed in 1892 as the home of Charles and Kate Eisenbeis, Manresa Castle now serves as a hotel. Reports are that rooms 302, 304 & 306 are haunted and reportedly there are two ghosts in residence, a monk and a young woman.
Mark your Calendar for these preserve and local haunting events:
Grandy Creek celebrates Halloween October 26-28 with a “Spooktacular” Weekend that includes a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest and site decorating contest. Visits can trick-or-treat throughout Grandy Creek or come along for a frightening haunted hayride. Don’t miss the spooktacular haunted house.
Long Beach hosts a Halloween Scavenger Hunt on October 27.
The Boneshaker Bicycle Festival, scheduled for October 26, is a scenic cycling event has everything a rider could want as they tour the fabulous Skagit Valley. Enjoy the views of the countryside and beautiful Cascade Mountains as you pedal off the miles on seven different, mostly flat, loops that vary from 4 to 25 miles. All the rides are self-guided and will start/finish in the historic waterfront town of La Conner at the marina. Other event activities include a bike swap and expo, guest speakers, live music and entertainment, kids’ parade, bike decorating, bike safety rodeo, raffles and prizes. For more information visit www.boneshakerbikefest.com
Concrete, Washington hosts a Ghost Walk October 27. While staying at Mt. Vernon Preserve, come visit some of Concrete’s most haunted locations while learning some of the town’s history along the way. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. For more information call (360) 853-8767.