The Big Day!!!!! Ghost Hunt @ Fort Mifflin
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Finally the day my cousin and I have been waiting for has arrived, Ghost Hunting Day!! We started the day with Eastern State Pennatentiary, it was abosulutely amazing. The three of us decided to talk the self guided audio tour as opposed to waiting for a group tour to start. So we were just going along through the crumbling prison and checking out every little nook and cranny we could stick our cameras into. We were so excited to be there, we saw the T.A.P.S. team investigate it and they came out with amazing footage, we were only hoping to be so lucky. One of the highlights of the prison was the cell of Al Capone, they have his cell as it was when he was incarcerated there for one year. There was a big arm chair, a radio, this man may have been in prison but it was more like a small studio apt, than a jail cell.
Just one more amazing place, in Phily. This museum is filled with medical wierdness, really, really, wierd. They had everything from a skellaton that was about 7ft high to super size colon's and preserved limbs that have elephantitus. Since no pictures of any kind are allowed to be taken in the museum I bought some post cards in the gift shop on the way out. Not only did I buy post cards, I also bought 4 germs! Yes germs, the little organisms that get people sick.
After leaving that museum we went on a quest to find beer, and clove cigarretts. At least one of these things should be relatively easy to find right? Wrong, all I wanted was a tiny little 6-pack, I ended up with a case of 12, and a cigar. After I got my beer we went on the never ending drive for those clove cigs. Finally my cousins freind tracked down a store that sold them, and then we had to drive all the way out to wherever to get them ( I quess i will never understand the nic fit).
Well now we are late for our ghost hunt, we barley had time to brush out our hair, and get our stuff together by the time we came back from cig hell. The setup was nice, we got to move through the line and have all of the people sign stuff for us, they are all so nice. Once we all moved through and got seated, they started the presentations. The frist was a History of Fort Mifflin, then Gavin Cromwell, on being a psychic, Followed by John Zaffis, a well known demonologist, and finally the T.A.P.S. crew fielded questions for the whole group. About 830 we left to go to the fort, and then broke up into groups to explore the fort and the activity. Everyone involved in the event was so nice, we walked around with them and investigated with them untill 2am. I even got choosen to go live on the air on a paranormal radio show that broadcasts on XM radio! At 2am we did our wrap up for the night which included Steve from T.A.P.S. and Gavin firing off a civil war error cannon! Then we all headed back to the hotel, some reviewed eveudence, some chose to sleep, I was one of those who chose sleep. The evidence review can wait untill I get home.