To hear the Washingtonians tell it, MAE WEST is sleepless in Seattle. Fresh intelligence comes from the Seattle Times:
• • Former mortuary and graveyard? Pike Place boasts of its ghosts • •
• • Wander the hallways, alleys, restaurants, and shops of the Pike Place Market in search of the ghosts said to be haunting there on guided Ghosts in the Market tours. Hear stories and try to catch a glimpse of ghostly characters - - including a young boy in the Bead Shop, a running high-heeled woman, victims of Doctor Hazzard, and even the actress MAE WEST, along with Chief Seattle's daughter Princess Angeline, and others who lived on the site before the market was built. . . .
• • MAE WEST! Our MAE WEST. . . wriggling through a market? A haunted marketplace in Seattle?
• • The market celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, and (besides its own rich history), the area is home to Seattle's first mortuary and the remnants of a Native American graveyard, providing a wealth of intriguing, unsettling, and eccentric local history. . . .
• • MARKET GHOST Tour guide Mercedes Yaeger [t. 206-322-1218].
Seattle must be over-run with spooks or supernatural thrills because the Washington State Ghost Society hosts a Spirit Walk tour, too [t. 360-420-7738].
• • Mention MaeWest.blogspot.com if you ring up these folks.
• • Source:Seattle Times [byline: Madeline McKenzie, Seattle Times staff]
• • Source:http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/
• • Illustration: Mae West • • artist: V. O'Neill • •