April 24, 2012
Ghost hunters everywhere know that we’re rapidly approaching Walpurgisnacht, or Witches’ Night Out, the age-old German holiday that marks the half way point to Halloween.
To observe this supernatural celebration when paranormal spirits roam freely, Ghost Tours of Philadelphia is hosting a spine-chilling tour of Grumblethorpe Historic Site in Germantown on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
This 75-minute candlelight tour will offer a behind-the-scenes look at Grumblethorpe, the 18th-century summer home of the Wister family, which has legendary hauntings.
Visitors will be led through Grumblethorpe’s shadowy rooms, in which can be found at least three resident ghosts and a cursed 200-year-old blood stain from the Battle of Germantown. They will also be regaled with stories of its infamous haunted history that spans centuries.
Furthermore, guests will be taught basic ghost hunting tips while utilizing cool investigative gadgets like EMF meters.
A portion of proceeds will benefit The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, the organization that maintains Grumblethorpe, as well as Powel House, Physick House and Waynesborough.
Witches’ Night Out with Philadelphia Ghost Tours
When: Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Where: Grumblethorpe, 5267 Germantown Avenue
More info: www.ghosttour.com