It’s Friday the 13th and we’re feeling a little spooked around the office today. The ShoreBread team wants to know, do you believe in paranormal activity? Maybe you’re not a true believer but you would like to know if spirits really do exist? We have the perfect opportunity for you to do just that! The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will be holding a Paranormal Investigation Event on Saturday, October 28th.
Tour the museum at night along with the Dead of Night paranormal team as they invite the spirits of the Museum to make their presence known to the living. Event guests will have the opportunity to watch the Dead of Night team put their tools to work, including a device that scans radio frequencies searching for voices of the spirits. Assistant Curator, Christine Okerblom, was present during the pre-investigation completed by the paranormal team prior to reserving this event date. We’re not going to give away the details of what happened during that investigation, but we can tell you that Okerblom is a little less skeptical of the spirit world since then. Three words: children’s recovery room.
Of course, there is no guarantee that the spirits will surface during this special event, but we think it sure is worth a try. Considering that this event is taking place in a building that is 126 years old, the odds are fairly good that some sort of paranormal activity will occur. Additionally, there was a significant number of people who lived in the life-saving station and those who had passed through to recover from a shipwreck, but not all could be saved.
During that same week, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station will be hosting their Annual Local’s Appreciation Week from October 25 – 31. The Museum will offer free admission to the Museum and 10% off most items in the gift shop for those that are local to Delmarva (DE, MD and VA). Bonus, visitors who bring in their inlet parking ticket to be stamped will receive free parking for the day!
While you’re there, be sure to look for the rotating exhibit that changes monthly. Since the Museum has so many artifacts from year’s past, they are not able to display each piece at the same time, therefore creating the rotating exhibit. Rightfully so, the Museum staff is recognizing the history of beer in Ocean City. On display, you will find a beer tap from Jackson’s Casino circa 1933 where supposedly the “first legal draft beer” in Ocean City was served. Only a few people would know for sure and we hope to be there when the paranormal team encourages them out of the shadows!
Also, for more paranormal activity in Ocean City, check out this feature on Explore OC!