: Going to an Art Retreat


TerryCurley
07-27-2015, 01:43 PM
I've signed up last February for a 4 day, 5 nights Art Retreat starting Sept. 20th and the instructor just posted this in a note on her web site. "A real exciting special event will be taking place on Thursday night for anyone who wants to participate. There will be a guided tour of our building conducted by the Virginia City Ghost Tour company. Woo hoo! (St Mary's will inform us of the tour fee which is not included in the Retreat Package)." EXCUSE ME -- GHOST TOUR COMPANY?????????????

Apparently the building the retreat is in was a hospital in the 1800's during the Silver Minds age in Nevada and a lot of people died there, and it is thought to be haunted. I found the building by doing an internet search.

Is it just me or do you too think this is something that should have been mentioned with the sign up form for the retreat? Not at all sure I'm happy about this turn of events. I'll be staying 5 nights in a private room there and I have a very active imagination. Check out the write up I found on it:

http://www.hauntedhouses.com/states/nv/saint_mary_louise_hospital.htm

chanda95
07-27-2015, 03:32 PM
Well my computer won't let me click on the link so can't see it until I get home but I am a huge chicken baby and wouldn't be able to hack it..lol. I look forward to your report on it though!

TerryCurley
07-27-2015, 04:20 PM
Honestly I'm freaked out about it. I already bought my plane tickets and they are non-transferable non-refundable tickets. I hate the thought of chickening out because of fear. It sounds so silly.

FanKi
07-27-2015, 04:52 PM
How could they do that?! Mothef...
I do not belive in ghosts or any paranormal stuff but, I'm sure it's not nice to find out all that, and it's worse if you have alredy bougth the tickets and etc .-.

Anyway, you shouldn't worry so much, I'm sure everything will be ok Terry

Bushcraftonfire
07-28-2015, 12:36 AM
Sounds fun.. have a great time.. if you dont want to go to the ghost house.. dont.. Im sure it's not mandatory

leighann
07-28-2015, 01:00 AM
So cool!!!!! The hubby and I went on a ghost tour at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs and it was fun. I also have a childhood friend that runs the River Valley Paranormal Society. I love that kind of stuff. ;-)

chanda95
07-28-2015, 06:23 AM
I did read your article and I found this one. In actuality..since they say its a nun I wouldn't feel AS nervous about it. lol.

http://www.ghost-trackers.org/st_marys.htm

TerryCurley
07-28-2015, 08:56 AM
Sounds fun.. have a great time.. if you dont want to go to the ghost house.. dont.. Im sure it's not mandatory

Hey David I will be sleeping in the Ghost House for 5 days in a room by myself, and the bathroom is down the hall. That's what I'm freaked about.

Bushcraftonfire
07-28-2015, 11:26 AM
Hey David I will be sleeping in the Ghost House for 5 days in a room by myself, and the bathroom is down the hall. That's what I'm freaked about.

That you can't find your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night? (J/K) ROTFLOL!

chanda95
07-28-2015, 12:08 PM
Hey David I will be sleeping in the Ghost House for 5 days in a room by myself, and the bathroom is down the hall. That's what I'm freaked about.

I think you will be fine Terry. From what I understand it's supposed to be the ghost of a nun and about the worst thing she does is mess up beds. :)

Bushcraftonfire
07-28-2015, 12:29 PM
I don't know Chanda.. I know some nuns that will mess with your head too.. ROTFLOL! Or maybe she's just out there recruiting.. and Terry will come home as a Nun.. LOL!

chanda95
07-28-2015, 12:35 PM
ROTFL David! That's very true!

TerryCurley
07-28-2015, 12:46 PM
I don't know Chanda.. I know some nuns that will mess with your head too.. ROTFLOL! Or maybe she's just out there recruiting.. and Terry will come home as a Nun.. LOL!

Obviously Chanda was not raised Catholic and didn't attend a Catholic elementary school in the 1950's......Believe me NUNs are SCARY!

I'm not really worried about what a ghost will or will not do. I'm worried about my reaction, you know a panic attack type thing. Imagination and fear can produce some horrible effects on the body.

chanda95
07-28-2015, 01:35 PM
Obviously Chanda was not raised Catholic and didn't attend a Catholic elementary school in the 1950's......Believe me NUNs are SCARY!

I'm not really worried about what a ghost will or will not do. I'm worried about my reaction, you know a panic attack type thing. Imagination and fear can produce some horrible effects on the body.

LOL! NOPE! I am not nor have I ever been Catholic but I am surrounded by them where I live. LOTS of Catholics in New Mexico. I have heard stories of mean nuns with rulers at the local catholic school though. :)

Yes I would probably do the same thing as you Terry...though I have had some experiences in the past that have spooked me enough to not ever willingly put myself in that type of situation.

It looks like a very pleasant place..not scary at all. Just a mind over matter thing and I think you will do fine. After that first day you will be more focused on your art than anything else.

FanKi
07-28-2015, 02:46 PM
Stay calmed Terry, you only have to enjoy your trip and forget all that hounted house staff, if you do not think about it, it's not there

SuddenLife
07-28-2015, 04:55 PM
I agree that it would have been nice of them to let something like that be known beforehand.
I'm generally not a firm believer of the paranormal, but you can't prove a negative and indeed, your mind can always play nasty tricks on you.