Thursday, January 8, 2009

Virginia City, Nevada

On our trip we spent one night in Reno. Close by is Virginia City an old gold rush town. Virginia City, some claim, is the most haunted town in the west. For some reason some people like to go out looking for scary stuff. I am always up for adventure so we took the terrifying drive up the mountain into Virginia City. We needed to use the bathroom so we were joking around about needing to find the most haunted one in the city. It was later that we found out that there is a ladies room that will lock and unlock on its own. If there would be anything that would scare me it would be a haunted bathroom! I wonder if that is the one we used. It did seem a little creepy. It was getting dark when we got there so we weren’t able to see as much as we would have liked to. But after all isn’t that when the spirits come out to haunt?It seems that in its heyday Virginia City was mostly made up of Brothels and Saloons. It was definitely the Wild West. The town is a great place to visit; the buildings on the main street are all very old and still have the wooden sidewalk from the 1800’s. It is easy to imagine outlaws riding their horses down the streets and shooting bullets into the air. I called Pam who is pretty expert about Virginia City and asked her what we should not miss. We walked up and down mostly on the main street. Since we were there to be terrified we went to places such as The Bucket of Blood Saloon, The Suicide Table, The Old Washoe Club and other supposedly haunted locations. Those places weren’t scary enough for Daniel so he and Jack decided to take a walk (an illegal one in the dark) in the local cemetery. Those of us who were too chicken (everyone else) stayed in the car. Daniel and Jack took lots of pictures in the cemetery looking for orbs. At one point the camera just stopped working, A little creepy. We got a good picture of the cemetery gate. Could that possibly be an orb or just an incredibly large speck of dust guarding the cemetery.
I think the scariest part of the town was the ice on parts of the sidewalk, I figured I was sure to slip and break something falling. I would like to visit Virginia City again sometime when the temperature is over freezing.

4 comments:

The Keenan Family said...

Looks like an orb to me!!!! Cool! Sounds like a really fun trip.

Mike and Pam Sirrine said...

I love Virginia City. We have been there several times and it is just touristy enough to keep me entertained but still historical and old west enough to keep Mike going. You should have stayed overnight there. The Washoe Club has lovely accommodations...just stay away from room #11. The ghost of a prostitute that was drowned lives in that room...scarey :)! Looks like a really fun trip.

The VanderHoevens said...

Very cool. Looks like a lot of fun!

Tonilinn said...

ooooo Spooky!!!