2013 Ghost Stories
In recent weeks it has come to my attention that certain parties are using my ghost stories and those of my contributors as references for their own commercial enterprises. If you or someone you know is writing a book on ghosts in the Pacific Northwest, PLEASE DO NOT!!! copy or use the following stories or any other materials within this website as references.
Jefferson Davis (25 April 2003)
27 January 2013
I found your site looking
for ghost stories near where I live. I live in Shelton WA. A small logging town
near Olympia. I worked at the bowling alley in town where a man named Ev worked
for 20+ years. He lived in a small apartment in the attic and died of a heart
attack near the front cash register. I saw him once out of the corner of my eye
while I was alone on top of a machine thinking it was a Co worker who was no
where even near me. other current at the time and former employees have there
own stories of him. The most impressive and what the hell of the bunch was one
of my friends was closing up for the night. He had all the machines turned off
as will as the lights and was locking the last of 2 gates that separate the
bowling lanes from the back door. Out of no where in the dark the very loud
sound of a ball going down the lane and then a crash. he unlocked the gates
turned the lights on and old Ev got a strike and there was still a pin spinning
on the deck. The bowling alley was completely destroyed in a fire that started
in the attic in late 2008 about 2 months after new owners took over the
business. If this email actually makes it to you I can give you contact info for
people that can corroborate what i have just written to you.....thank you
26 March 2013
Hi my name is Daphne. I am
looking everywhere for answers. My daughter is living in an apt that seem to
have the sprite of a little boy in it. She says he hasn't caused
her any harm. And she has blessed the house. But last month her Aunt died and
now she says that tear streaks seems to have appeared on her face. I am in
Georgia she is in California in school. Have you ever heard of such a
thing? If you could even point me in the right direction any help would be
Thank you Daphne G
13 April 2013
I am not sure who told you
that ridiculous story about the Oar House but that is the biggest sack of
garbage I have ever heard. My grandfather built the oar house the year before I
was born (1982) and to tell people somebody died there is a crock. You should
seriously take that down. You could potentially be hurting that businesses
revenue. And get your facts in line!
did speak with some guests who stayed at the Oar House at the time I posted my
original story. They stated they did have odd experiences. Are you
sure that the Oar House was built from scratch by your grandfather? That
there was no structure there earlier or that he did not use older wood or beams?
I removed the Oar House story from my tour guide some years ago at the request
of the then owner. The prior owner*
promoted the story I originally posted.
The house that was there
before was a small house that they built over....My grandfather added 3000
square feet to the foundation. I can assure you nobody has ever died there since
that happen and the story that is on your site and a few others state that there
was a death on the "widows walk" which wasn't built until my
grandfather built it in 1981. The "hatch/trap door" is a small door
for a fire pole you can slide down from the 3rd story to the second where the
bar is. That was a request from my grandmother who was a fire chief for the
local fire department. The original "real" house that was built by the
supposed captain by boat wood was actually next store and was a brothel...but
like any "haunting" story, most have to be taken with a grain of salt.
I spent a lot of my childhood in this house and have been pretty open to
superstition and can honestly say, although the house can be eerie, I have never
seen or heard anything..I have actually stayed there a lot since my grandmother
sold it to the current owner. I almost bought the house in 2007 before the
market crash but backed out. Unfortunately stories create fans, and fans knock
on doors....I know it drives them nuts...it is what it is.
NOTE: This kind of dispute
sometimes happens when you write books on the paranormal or even mundane
subjects like… history. Everyone
has an opinion, which they are free to air.
However, it is interesting in
where I was confronted by someone, whose
grandfather spoke with me, and allowed me to post stories about his business.
27 April 2013
I stumbled onto your Weird
Washington web site while looking up the baby graves for my daughter.
Thought I would share a bit about John Wayne visiting the islands with you.
I moved to Friday Harbor in 1970, and prior to that my family vacationed on a
small cruiser in the islands for many years. I spent a lot of time in my coming
up year at Roche. Every night at dusk they would do ‘Colors,’ or
bring the flag down which was at the end of the old dock (which had the little
store and shower etc on it). After the flag came down they would blow off
a cannon. and when Mr. Wayne was moored in the harbor he would always blow his
cannon back! Us locals would always know when he was in town, (cuz our
mothers had run around looking to get a peek at him) so we would go
out and watch the ceremony for fun.
One sad thing I
remember about colors is that one of the Tarte (owners of Roche at the time)
cousins got hurt really bad with the cannon one 4th of July.
You should also look
up the mausoleum out in back of Roche, I’m pretty sure it was done by McMillin,
there was a pillar for everyone, but one was knocked down, for the black sheep
of the family was the story.
Anyway, fun memory, I
didn’t know about the bathtub, my mom will love that story. We had some
great times at Roche, but that was the ‘70’s, used to sneak into the
restaurant late at night and get pie. Boy if Mr. Tarte only knew then!
Thanks for your
18 May 2013
Hello. I ran across
your name again; the first time I saw it I was doing some ethnography work in
Ocean Park. One of my goals was to record residents' paranormal experiences, and
I found your name and work when I did some pre-trip research.
Then, tonight, I was
researching a pleasure trip I want to take to Astoria and ran across your
name on a Carnival Cruise site saying you gave ghost tours in Astoria, OR. On
viewing your site this seemed odd in light of your statement about people using
your books, your current work, and where you live, so I've included
the link below. If it is legitimate, do you give tours to folks who aren't on
Carnival Cruises? If not, I hope you're able to protect your IP.
27 June 2013
A few years ago, i snapped this picture of the post hospital, not too sure what
it is, but it kind of looks like a female with dark hair and a dirty white gown.
thought you could check it out. Let me know what you think, i have a few
more of the hospital as well, if you would like them.
23 July 2013
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