spooky mondays is back


I'm so glad my friend Wendy from Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland brought back Spooky Mondays. I had lots of fun doing it last year and today she is kicking off the first one for this year.

I decided to share a little bit of haunted history from my hometown, California's capital city of Sacramento. Lots of ghostly stories from the Gold Rush days abound here and this time of the year there are many places to enjoy a little bit of spooky fun.



One of my favorite buildings is our Governor's Mansion, a white Italianate Victorian built in 1877. It's now a part of the California State Historic Parks group and is open for tours. I went there one year for a Halloween tour on the night of a full moon. My son really enjoyed going through the house which was decorated for Halloween. We met several 'ghosts' and learned about the mansion's haunted past.



If you're interested in hearing about a paranormal investigation conducted at the Governor's Mansion by one of our local ghost hunting groups you can read about it here.

In honor of Spooky Mondays I also whipped up a digi collage inspired by our famous haunted house.

Make sure to visit Wendy's Adventures in Wonderland for more spooky fun.


Happy First Spooky Mondays!



18 comments:

Cameron said...

Old, beautiful houses with a history of haunting.....be still my paranormal loving heart!

How fun it must've been to take a tour of it all dressed up for the Season! I'm only jealous a little...haha :P

goddessandmagick said...

Great idea about the houses!! We got a few here in San Diego! The Hotel Del Coronado too!spooky !

Moncha said...

That looks so magical and spooky. Great collage. I love the house, it looks so majestic !!
Have a magical day.

im zoe said...

Loved it, that house looks amazing!

Zoe x

Linda said...

Amazingly spooky...Love it!
I bet this house could tell so many stories. Great post Anna.

Wendy said...

Dearest Anna,
I am soooo excited that you are joining me again for Spooky Mondays. You know I have a feeling that from now on, it just would not feel like Halloween without your Practical Magic party and visiting all your spooky post for the season. I get all goose bumpy every time I visit.
I love the old house. It would be so awesome to visit at midnight and see if the walls talk or the creaky floorboards whisper haunting tales. We have a Mansion called Moody Mansion in Galveston, and It was from the same period. Very spooky as well and supposedly haunted as so many places in Galveston are due to the Great Storm of 1900, they say you can still hear the children laughing on some of the streets at night. I will have to post about it and let you know more. You would like it.
I hope your son is doing wonderful and you two are doing lots of Ghost Hunting for the Season.
Spells and Wishes
Wendy from Wonderland

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Great Spooky Monday post. This is fun!

Kim said...

That mansion is gorgeous! Thanks so much for posting a pic. xo

Queenie Believe said...

I'm having house lust. That is an awesome house. My BFF lives in Sacramento. On one trip to see her we toured the capital, took a river boat ride and did a drive by of the governor's mansion. I'm going to put a tour of the mansion on my to-do list for the next visit to Sacramento.
Always,
Queenie

Birgit said...

I have fond memories of this mansion. I came too late for the regular tour, but got a private tour since the guide and I had such a great chat about George McGovern whom I had previously met at the American Institute in Munich, Germany. :) I guess the guide jumped on the occasion to talk about this man -- especially with someone from another country.

I wish I could do the Halloween tour one fine day...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

That was so much fun to read! I just SO love October! Looking forward to reading more of your spooky Mondays! :)

pchickki said...

Haunted houses always fascinate me.
This one is awesome.
Thanks for sharing

Toriz said...

Awesome! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like a tour I'd Love to take, I have been to see the Winchester house, that was pretty cool too!
hugs Lynn

Linda said...

Oh my, such a beautiful old mansion. I would love to go through it. I'm off to check out other Spooky Monday photos. Thank you for sharing.

Edie Schmidt said...

Oh I love this home. I grew up in a very old home and this house reminds me of it. (my childhood home has since burned down) But ghost are a plenty in these old buildings. We live in a haunted house now as a mater of fact. Believe it or Not! LOL have a fantastic week.

Jann Olson said...

Hi, Just found your blog. How Spectacularly Spooky! I would love to link up sometime. Let me know if you are doing anymore S. M's. Love the spooky music! My hands are shaking as I type. lol!

Mina said...

Wonderfully spooky, Anna!