AMERICA'S MOST HAUNTED CITY
Date:The present ~ Location: Philadelphia
I thought for this story I would get into the "spirit" so to speak and write it from the Dickens Inn located on Head House square, which is named for the English author Charles Dickens. Perhaps the most famous of his books is "A Christmas Carol", a story which contains visits by nocturnal spirits and ghostly visitors.
Charles Dickens has a number of Philadelphia connections, in his last will Mr Dickens stipulated that there should not be any statue or monuments to himself, of course a contingent of his Philadelphia fans commissioned a statue in his honor and sent it to his son, who promptly sent it back, this statue now stands in University city at Clark park, the only statue in the world of Charles Dickens.
There is another Philadelphia connection, Mr Dickens had a pet raven named "Grip" which he wrote about in his serial "Barnaby Roudge", this book inspired Philadelphia writer Edger Allan Poe, when Grip died his body was stuffed and mounted and auctioned off, today Grip is stationed in the rare book department of the Philadelphia Free Library on Logan circle
During the Christmas season, Strawbridges department store on Market street has a walk thru display of automated Dickens characters and London street scenes from his story, "A Christmas Carol", it is really remarkable, you feel as if you are in the story itself.
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If you have enjoyed the special effect sounds check out the site where I got them from, alot of fun~