Ghost Stories and True Crime in the Northwest—creepy stuff
A Night of Northwest Ghostly Tales--showcases northwest authors and paranormal investigators with the Duwamish Longhouse as backdrop.
Mercedes Yaeger of (Pike Place) Market Ghost Tours shares stories of hauntings from her book Market Ghost Stories. In the Pike Place Market, the city's first mortuary stands and the area around it is known to have paranormal activity. Her personal mission is to instill a sense of wonder when sharing the ghost stories and history of Seattle.
With sly wit and historic visuals, Gregg Olsen, the New York Times Bestselling author, gives a fascinating presentation about the writing of Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest. It's a true crime novel about Doctor Linda Hazzard—Seattle's first serial killer. Gregg is the first author to tackle the fascinating and gruesome story.
Darren and Jill Thompson of WSPIR (Washington State Paranormal Investigations and Research) share information about paranormal investigations in the Northwest including their investigation of the Hazzard cabin.
A common thread is woven. Mercedes tells the Hazzard story in relationship to the Butterworth Mortuary in the Market. Legend, True Crime, and Paranormal science all offer a glimpse into the northwest's ghostly past.
The Duwamish Longhouse is the first Longhouse built by the Duwamish Tribe in Seattle since the last one was burned down over 110 years ago to displace the Duwamish people. The Duwamish Tribe is continuing with its legal battle to have its tribal rights recognized and restored by the federal government. As All Hallows Eve approaches, it's a time to recall Chief Seattle's Speech "…At night, when the streets of your cities and villages shall be silent, and you think them deserted, they will throng with the returning hosts that once filled and still love this beautiful land. The white man shall never be alone. Let him be just and deal kindly with my people, for the dead are not altogether powerless."
Program 7-9PM, doors open at 5PM for exhibits and frybread. Not for young audiences.
Free parking. Additional free parking lots in area included to parks across the street and parking 3 blocks north at Park's Department Administration Office.
Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
4705 W. Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|