Haunted Capital Tour


Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:30pm

Attendance: 25

NY State Capital Builiding, Albany, NY

Thank you to those who joined the APRS Paranormal Meetup of Albany for our annual Haunted Tour of the State Capitol Building in Albany, NY with Stuart Lehman who works for the New York State Office of General Services in the role of Curatorial/Tour services. Stuart is a previous meetup guest speaker and was our wonderful tour guide for the Haunted Capitol Tours we took in 2007 and 2008. He led our group once again for two spooktacular nights this October.

Everyone learn the rich history of the building, events, and people that were an important part of our community and government. We to the stories that Stuart told of reported paranormal activity as he guided us through the Capitol Building.

We made our way to the exact spot where Samuel Abbott, night watchman of the Capitol building perished in the Capitol fire of 1911. Explored the legend of the "Secret Demon" near the Great Western Staircase and found out which two presidents of the United States are said to have visited the State Capitol after they died. There was even the special treat of a visit to the normally restricted fifth floor as well.

Thank you to all who attended.