I was wondering when Dog Days of August would arrive. Looks like the dog was dragging his paws and will show up for early September! I wish the lake were still open.
An Episcopal church in Fletcher near Ashville is said to be the site for a ghost. The church itself does not have a ghost but there are reports of a Phantom Rider of the Confederacy. The Phantom Rider is said to be the ghost of a woman on a palomino horse. She pauses at the road by the church and then gallops by as if she were being chased!
Yesterday I was so excited to NOT see the big black ants sitting around the poison enjoying life! I thought one of them had finally gone back to the nest and annihilated it! No such luck. They must have been sleeping in. They came back full force around noon.
We live with ants in the summer and that is all there is to it. We are not going to spray chemicals that are also harmful to us so I guess I will keep on feeding them. As long as they stay in all the little cafes, they aren’t in our food, so I can’t complain too much!
The Battery Park Hotel is now apartment building. Supposedly it is haunted by a woman that was murdered in room 224. On July 17th, 1936 Helen Clevenger was found murdered. She had been beaten, her faced slashed and shot.
An employee Martin Moore confessed to the crime and died in the gas chamber. On stormy nights Helen is seen wandering the halls.
The roof was the scene for a number of suicides and people report seeing bodies falling from it.
I found this great story on The Local Asheville Ghost Stories website!
Yesterday I wrote how our kitchen is a 24/7 diner for ants this time of the years. We have a glucose poison they are supposed to eat and take back to the nest. This is not happening. They just sit around the poison in a circle and have fun rather than take it back to the nest and annihilate it.
We have two kinds of ants. Some very small ones and larger, blacker ones.
Today I was so happy that the large ones were not sitting around the poison talking and laughing! I guess one of them finally went back to the nest. There is still plenty of poison on the slips of paper so I don’t have to serve them today.
The smaller ones are still here but they still have plenty of poison to sit around.
The waitress has a day off!