Starvation Heights Centennial Celebration "Last Gasp Tour"
Over the weekend of July 15 & 16th, we (Heather and Mercedes) were tour guides in the far remote land of Olalla, Washington. Together with author Greg Olsen (Starvation Heights) and members of WSPIR (Washington State Paranormal Investigations and Research) we gave presentations about Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard and led tours of her home.
In celebration of the conviction of the Doctor 100 years ago, these tours of her former land were offered to the public and raised money for the Kitsap Library System.
It was a success! Over $30,000 was raised!
The first night we arrived in Olalla we were treated to a hearse ride that took us to a lavish dinner. I can't imagine the Doctor being happy with the amount of food and drink consumed. In fact, some people felt a certain energy in the air, claiming that her spirit was very angry. And we imagine she was! The night started with a tomato soup that surely contained cream.
Over 400 people attended the two day event. We were stationed in the woods, amongst thousands of mosquitos and the remnants of the Doctor's former sanatorium. Despite the frequent bites, we were in our element and could not have been more delighted.
We were also able to do an EVP session inside the original home of Dr. Hazzard. While there was nothing of note on the recordings there was a strange scratching against the microphone after key questions. The wind? Someone to exhausted to speak? It did send a few chills up our spines to be in the house at night.