Since Halloween fell on a Wednesday this year, Longwood started celebrating a little earlier than usual and we’re likely to celebrate Halloween on this weekend (November 2nd & 3rd). Like many college campuses Longwood really gets into the Halloween celebrations.
Over the weekend I went up to Richmond with my Alpha Phi Omega brothers (remember we’re a co-ed organization). We went on an Eerie Nights Ghost Walk through Historic sights in Shockoe Bottom. The tour started off at the 17th Street Farmers market, which was once a slave auction. Throughout the walk we visited a lot of interesting parts of Richmond’s history, like the VA capitol building which once collapsed on hundreds of people during a meeting. There something extra creepy about haunted place with such a long and dark history.
A few of the other sites we visited were the Governor’s home (which was pink for Breast Cancer Month) and the train station. Both of which are supposed to be haunted by the ghost of young women. While no one witnessed anything “paranormal” there are some strange things that did pop up in some of the pictures we took that night. One picture I took in in Lumpkins Slave Burial Ground. The area itself was very creepy, a dark underpass in the middle of nowhere. There were plaques dedicating the area to all of those people who lost their lives and were unceremoniously buried there. The picture I took was taken underneath that underpass, and there is a big clear orb in the middle of the picture, and one on my friend Sarah’s face. I wouldn’t say that I’m very suspicious or anything, but in this picture it is so clear and so big that it could get anyones attention. There was no dust, no rain or any lights that could have caused that spot in the middle of the picture (Check it out below). I know I sound crazy but that place sufficiently creeped me out and has such a sad and dark past that I wouldn’t be surprised if it really was haunted.
But on a lighter- an much less creepy note My friend Laneka found a Halloween themed Princep Drooping this afternoon! She found it outside of
Dhall on top of one of the trashcans. I stole it from her to snap a picture of it before our intercultural class started. For those of you do not know, Princeps is one of the secret societies on campus Chi (X) being the other. Princep is a longstanding tradition at Longwood. The purpose of the secret & honorary organization is to promote leadership at Longwood. They recognize people that represent leadership on our campus and also create droppings around campus for people to find. The symbol of princeps is a crown with 7 points and the number 7. The number 7 represents the 7 key principles of leadership. I’m not sure what they are but I’ve always found that cool.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!