Halloween Haunts

Today’s post is a rerun for those of you who were following my blog last Halloween. The video I’m sharing today was one segment in the series, Halloween Haunts, produced by WHRO, our local PBS station, in 2007. The series aired during the last two weeks of October.

Most of you are familiar by now with my family’s connections to historic Bacon’s Castle. My maternal grandparents and their twelve children (including my mom) lived in the house from 1921 to 1940. Although they moved from there many years before I was born, I remember them sharing stories of seeing “The Castle Light”. Their descriptions of it, however, were quite different from its depiction in Halloween Haunts.

My son, Marshall, became an interpreter (guide) at Bacon’s Castle in 2000. He was employed there several years, and gained a wealth of knowledge about the history of the house, its architecture and the families who made it their home. My mom and most of her siblings had passed on by this time. But two of those who remained (then in their 80’s) re-visited the Castle, and shared first-hand with him their childhood memories of the house and property.

I believe they would think it fitting that Marshall had the opportunity to participate in this video filmed at their homeplace.

Happy Halloween!

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14 responses to “Halloween Haunts

  1. Pingback: Halloween 2012 | these days of mine

  2. Wish I could SEE videos (!) 😦 but I’m familiar with this tale of course and remember it from last Halloween. The ghosts of BC make perfect Halloween subject matter. I do think the whole thing is totally fascinating. Happy Halloween!

    Hugs, Pam (and Sam)

  3. 1675! 100+ years before our nation’s birth. A lot of history there. Thank you for bringing this back. Enjoyed the video and got more out of it the second time.

  4. Happy Halloween to you! I enjoyed the video last year and so too this year!!

  5. Wow Dianna! This was haunting! I’m so glad I didn’t miss it and your son did a stellar job. A great Halloween story and the family connections to the Castle make it even more awesome. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. I love it, I love it. Always great to see our actor in his famous role. Great post for today. Thanks.

  7. Very cool! Love the castle and it’s story, my first time hearing it. Happy Halloween!

  8. One of the best Castle-related experiences of all time ! I had a great time that day – thanks for all the comments!

  9. Now I’m curious, I’m gonna see if the whole serie is available somewhere online.

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Loved it.

  11. I remember the video well. So interesting! Happy Halloween to you!

  12. Enjoyed it last year…sooo cool. Happy Halloween!
    ~d.

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