Sunday, September 9, 2012

MAINE TRIP: Day 2: Part 1: Exploring Portland, Maine's Ghosts: Part 1

The Cinque Terre Restaurant- looking from the Wharf St. Alleyway
On Saturday, Sept. 1, we got to explore downtown Portland, Maine. The area is called the "Old Port" and has been around for about 300 years. It's gone through many upgrades and remodels, and is filled with restaurants, card, clothing, trinket, book, jewelry & pottery shops, antiques, and really cool stuff.  What we weren't thinking about were ghosts.... but there were quite a few, and now that Tom can sense them like me (Rob), we were able to confirm them for each other!  Here are some of the places and findings we experienced!

10 Dana Street - a Jumper
This restaurant is located at 10 Dana Street (and corner of Wharf Street) in Portland, Maine. The restaurant isn't haunted, though. It's basically the front sidewalk of the building. As we were walking down the sidewalk we both stopped and stood at near the front door. We looked at each other - as we do now when we BOTH sense a ghost.
  Then we both looked up at the roof and looked back at each other. We both sensed that a man jumped to his death from the roof.
  We both sensed that this suicide victim was still walking around on the very sidewalk that he died on. It was chilling. He won't cross over until he's forgiven himself, and he didn't want to communicate more so I didn't get his name. 
  The ghost was so despondent that he won't forgive himself, and I'm sure that most of the people in his family that he left behind have also passed away, so they need to reach out to him from beyond. That's why it's so important for people who know suicide victims to forgive them - to help them cross over and attain final peace.

Tom at 10 Dana Street
GHOST AT THE CORNER OF AN ALLEYWAY -  Across the street from 10 Dana Street, on the corner of Dana Street and Wharf Street, as we walked by I got a headache indicating that there is a ghost that still lingers on the corner. As I continued walking - I looked back and saw Tom stopped there. I went back and asked what he was doing, and he told me that he sensed someone died there, just as I did. We didn't get a name there either. Often when there are a lot of people around, there's too much emotional energy to hone in on the name of a ghost or spirit.
The alley at Dana and Wharf Streets

We decided to take a picture of both of us when we were in downtown Portland to prove that we were both there... so of course we stopped near a Dunkin' Donuts!

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We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

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