In a ghostly way, the Galveston Historical Foundation is cashing-in on the deadliest storm in U.S. history. The foundation offers ghost tours of the island’s harbor, cemeteries and historic mansions.
Before the Storm of 1900, stately mansions lined Galveston Bay. On Sept. 13, 1900, they were damaged or leveled, along with the lives of 8,000 residents. Later this month, the supposed ghostly Mayfield Manor will accept guests as the haunted house embraces its spooky history.
The Ashton Villa is reportedly haunted by the spirit of “Miss Bettie,” daughter of the home’s first owner, James Moreau Brown.
The 100-year-old Hotel Galvez, featured on the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Stories” and Discovery Channel’s “Ghost Lab,” offers paranormal significance.
Halloween is 46 days away, and Galveston could be a spooky destination.
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