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Halloween in Lambertville New Jersey - Old Lambertville High School

  
  
  
  
  
  

Spooks and Goblins are all around! Don't be afraid!!!   "Only Come at Night"

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Lambertville High School nearby Chimney Hill Estate Inn.

The Old Lambertville High School- There will be a documentary made called “Only Come at Night”-  the Police are less than happy about visitors so please keep this in mind.

Lambertville High School was constructed in 1854. The dates tend to vary but somewhere around 1925 to 1926, a terrible fire broke out in the school. The fired destroyed most of the school and it is rumored that one hundred and fifty students died in the fire. The school was later remodeled around 1927. Almost as if cursed, another fire broke out in the rebuilt school. The dates of this second fire vary widely, being reported a few years after the renovations up until the 1950's. This second fire ravaged the third floor of the school and it was subsequently closed down in the 1950's. Lambertville High School still stands at the top of the largest hill in the town, a hallmark to the tragedy that has followed the school. The facts are that the school has caught fire and burned down twice and many urban legends have surfaced about what really goes on there at night. It has become a favorite place for teenagers to trespass and explore. The town does not support visitors to the school and the police supposedly patrol it to prevent teenagers from trespassing. It is a very dangerous place to visit, because of the fires that have ravaged the flooring, leaving it unstable and very easy to fall through.  The most popular urban legend surrounding Lambertville High School is that of the "Buckeye" or "Buckeye Billy." The story varies slightly as with most legends, but the story goes as this. The New Hope Buckeyes were playing a football game against Lambertville's team. During what was said to be an intense game, one of the Buckeyes was tackled. As the Lambertville players started to pile of off him, it became apparent that the player was not moving. The boy was dead with his neck broken. Some reports say that it was turned almost completely around. This horrific accident led to the parents of New Hope voting to eliminate football from their schools, citing that it was too dangerous. To this day, New Hope still does not have a football team.

These were the events that led to the biggest urban legend of Lambertville High School. The first of two legends is that you stand on the landing between the first and second floors. While standing there, you say "I challenge Buckeye (Billy) to a football game." Supposedly, after you speak this phrase, a football flies out of nowhere at your head and breaks your neck. The other legend says that you have to stand on the football field and say "Buckeye, I challenge you to a race." It is said that after this a mist appears, the wind starts to blow, and at the other end of the field glowing red eyes suddenly appear. Following this, a voice says "Run to the end of the field or die." Supposedly, if the person who challenges Buckeye to the race does not run it, they will die.

The school also supposedly has a lot of other paranormal activity such as footsteps, school bells still ringing, children screaming, and the most popular, chalkboard drawings. It is said that images of children appear engraved on the chalkboards mainly on the first floor. Some of the children are smiling while others appear to be screaming in pain. Some report the images depict a class in session. It is rumored that the images were permanently drawn onto the chalkboard with no ghost or graffiti artist taking credit.

“Only Go There at Night” , a documentary we will be showing at Chimney Hill Estate Inn on October 30th, centers on a group of friends from Sayreville who set out to investigate the haunting at Lambertville High School much as Mr. Swan did that long ago night when he discovered the eerie children’s likenesses on the second floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Hope Haunted Halloween Trains! Rocky Horror, Corn Maze!

  
  
  
  
  
  

 

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GHOST TRAINS!

Take a ride on the dark side onboard the Haunted Halloween Train. Do you trust yourself to be at the mercy of your own nightmares? When this ghost train leaves the safety of the station, you are tossed into the hands of the unknown. 

Available on Friday and Saturday nights  7Pm and 8PM  $26.00/ticket - New Hope Ivyland Railroad.

 

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Back by popular demand at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope

8PM & 11:55PM Showings

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  • Shadybrook Farms:  Friday & Saturday nights during October.  They have 4 attractions– Barn of Horror, Hayride of Horror, Deadtime Stories Corm Maze & a 3D attraction called Alien Encounter.  You can purchase tickets online to avoid the longs lines in person.  Any one attraction is $15, any two is $25, any three is $30 and all four is #35.  Shady Brook Farm | 931 Stony Hill Road | Yardley | 215-968-1670.

Pickett House

The spirit of New Hope artist and printer Joseph Pickett reputedly haunts the Pickett House on Mechanic Street, particularly his bedroom, as well as the neighboring house of his cousin. He's also been seen strolling down the towpath of the nearby Delaware Canal. New Hope Odette's Restaurant, now closed, was said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman murdered there in the 18th century when it was known as the River House. The tragic 1983 death of newswoman Jessica Savitch, who died when the car she was in went over the edge of the towpath into the canal, also haunts Odette's.

 

Ghost Sightings in New Hope

  
  
  
  
  
  

 

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New Hope boasts a number of allegedly haunted sites, the most famous of which is the Logan inn.  The bodies of numerous dead soldiers were said to have been stored at the Logan inn during the Revolutionary War.  Its is said that those soldiers still inhabit the building, and are frequently spotted, still in uniform, by the inn’s employees and guests.  It is also believed that the ghost of Aaron Burr, who visited the Inn shortly after his duel with Alexander Hamilton, can sometimes be seen at the Logan Inn.

Also in New Hope, the Wedgewood Inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of a 12 year old slave girl named Sarah, who stayed at the inn during her escape to the north in the 19th century via the Underground Railroad.  Over the years, Sarah’s ghost has appeared to at least three 12 year old girls who stayed at the inn at different times.  Sarah’s ghost allegedly told the girls her story of slavery, escape and hiding.  The young witnesses’ individual accounts of Sarah’s story have been nearly identical.

The Van Sant Bridge has a history to it. Supposedly, a young woman without a husband but with child was thrown out of her house by her parents. The father of the baby abandoned her, and she became severely depressed. She decided to throw herself off the Van Sant Bridge, with her baby in her arms. The legend says that to this day, when you stand on the bridge, you can hear the baby crying. Horse thieves also used to be hanged from this bridge, and people can often still see one of them hanging there

 

 

 

 

Alpaca Gift Store - Grand Opening at Chimney Hill Estate

  
  
  
  
  
  

We are very excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of the Chimney Hill Estate Inn ALPACA STORE & GIFT SHOP!

The gift store is located right at the Estate house. Just around back of the entrance driveway is the store entrance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Another exciting piece of news is we are offering a bag of Alpaca Feed for $1.00! You can now enjoy feeding our sweet alpacas all season long.

Ask our Innstaff for assistance and they will give you some simple instructions on how to feed an alpaca.

Alpaca Feed Bags

You are going to make alpaca friendships that will last a life time!

Alpaca Gift Store

Looking for alpaca apparel or yarn?  Our farm store offers the best selection of fine alpaca clothing and accessories in Central New Jersey.  We have alpaca fleece for spinning and yarn for knitting.

Our goal is to offer beautiful 100% Alpaca products. Many items will be produced from our own alpaca farm. We hope you will come by for a visit soon. Look for our on line Alpaca Store coming soon!

Unionville VIneyards - October Weekends at Chimney Hill Estate Inn

  
  
  
  
  
  

Are you looking for something fun with food/ music/ wine and fall festivities?? Well this weekend come out and be prepared for a fun filled fall adventure!

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Unionville Vineyards' 13th Annual
Wine Harvest Festival 2010
Saturday, October 16
with a raindate of Sunday, October 17
12 Noon to 5 PM  

www.unionvillevineyards.com

Festival Activities Planned:
Wine Tasting, Winery Tours, Pumpkin Painting, Cheese Tasting, Hay Rides
The Hot Taters Live Jazz, Swing & Blues Band
Grape Stomping "a la Lucy", Vineyard Tours, Great   Food
and Non-alcoholic Beverages, Hot Mulled Wine and Cider,
Pony Rides, Craft Vendors, Local Product Artisans and Local Artists
Don't Forget to Bring Along Your Folding Chairs and Picnic Blankets

Admission is $10 for Ages 21+ (includes Wine Glass and 8 Wine Tastings)
$5 for Ages 12 to 20
Under Age 12 Free


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2010

Enjoy an afternoon of Complimentary Music and an Art Exhibit with
THE JELLY ROLL BAND

12:00 to 5:00 PM
Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon of fine wine and great music in a beautiful historic setting.
Based out of Central NJ, Jellyroll is a four piece band of seasoned musicians playing an eclectic mix of audience favorites while exploring diverse influences from rock, jazz, reggae, and country.
www.jelly-roll.com

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Stockton artist Mike Mann will be presenting a collection of his colorful watercolor and acrylic paintings at Unionville Vineyards from noon to 5 pm.

Mann considers his work to be "realistic impressionism" and he always strives to portray the colorful joy of life.  Most of this collection are of scenes of Hunterdon and Bucks counties, but several of his Argentina paintings will be included as well.  The artist states "that my real goal is to capture as much of the world as I can; never limiting myself to any particular subject matter.  Michael Mann can be reached at 609-439-9978 for more information about his work and art exhibit.

Sunday, October 24, 2010
 Welcome to "Sir Beatle" A Beatles Sing Along Show
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Admission is $5.00 per person (admission is Cash only and is paid directly to the shows agent)

The "Sir Beatle" Show is a one man sing along tribute to The Beatles performed in full costume. The show features live vocals and live bass guitar along with  state of the art drum and guitar tracks to recreate the sounds of a live Beatles performance. Its a fun filled performance and works well in any application. The show features songs from all eras of The Beatles career from their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, to The Beatles final live performance in 1969.

Pack your picnic basket and bring along your cheese and crackers.  Enjoy a glass of wine during this fun music performance.


  

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