Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Boatman Cemetery Widow-Portrayed By Nicki Thomas

This week has been truly busy for me, but everything is coming together for the May 25 Ghost Walk at Scenic Vista Park! Today I was joined by Nicki Thomas, who helped me with props and costumes.  She was also spontaneous enough to model some of them for me for a small photo shoot and she did great!  Nicki is portraying our Boatman Cemetery Widow this weekend.  The Boatman Cemetery Widow legend comes from East Palestine.  It would seem that a dark mass has been seen wandering in the little cemetery, pausing at some of the stones as if reading them.  Many believe it is a young widow whose husband never returned from the Civil War (not actually sure which war as most are represented in the Boatman Cemetery.  Since we are working with a Civil War Re-enactment, we are saying Civil War.)  She wanders the cemetery, looking for her lost love. 
Nicki did fantastic today and I am truly grateful she is working with us on this event! We will be out at Scenic Vista all day on Saturday with a booth, sharing stories and ghostly facts.  We have posters about local legends, Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, and many other tales. There are also Civil War Re-enactments all day and lots of things to do!  Our Ghost Walk is May 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm at the Scenic Vista Park.  Please come and enjoy a little history and maybe even a scare with us!

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