I am a ghost-story teller. I live in a haunted house, but I am not afraid of anything from the spirit world anymore – except the spirits in the Pocomoke Forest. Out of the 130+ stories I’ve integrated into our ten ghost walks, there are only a handful where I’ve had a personal experience …. The Snow Hil Inn, the Trimper’s Carousel, the Robert Morris Inn, The Atlantic Hotel (Berlin), the Marva Theater AND – The Pocomoke Forest… and that one scared me so bad, that I couldn’t get out of that forest fast enough — but I had to act like I wasn’t afraid so as not to startle the 24 people following behind me (who were already scared by what had happened). Continue reading Get Touched in the Haunted Pocomoke Forest
Have you ever taken a night-time walk into a haunted forest? The Pocomoke Ghost Walk trail meanders 1/4 of a mile into this thick cypress swamp while the guide tells stories of the haunted forest and spirits that lurk there.
The Goat Man of the Pocomoke River
One such story is Goat Man of Pocomoke Forest. For years it’s been seen – a kind of Big Foot character who has a man’s body with the head of a goat – with horns. He runs through the swampy forest very light on his feet. He survives by eating small animals and fish he catches in the Pocomoke River. You hear the Goat Man as he steps on brush and twigs in the swamp. You know hear that noise and know that the area where it came from is nothing but marsh mud and quick sand. No man or heavy animal could walk there. But the Goat Man can. Continue reading Ghost Walk into the Pocomoke Forest
The Hungry Ghost Moon is the name the Chinese gave to the full moon in the seventh month of the lunar year – which happens to occur today, July 12, 2014.
In the Chinese tradition, the time of the Hungry Ghost Moon is similar to how the ancient Irish perceived Samahain, a feast marking the beginning of the Irish Winter (October 31st – Halloween in North America). It was a time when spirits could move freely from this world into the Other world or the Eternal world. The veil separating the worlds was “thin.”
The Chinese believed that some spirits would return to where they were happiest, so it’s a time when you might see or feel the presence of your ancestors — or the people who formerly populated the landscape surrounding you. But it is also a time when mischievous spirits make trouble and people can be more susceptible to bad energy from the spirit world.