The living can be far more frightening than the dead, especially when the living includes a starvation specialist intent on 'curing' her patients.
2011 marks the 100 year anniversary since the conviction of Doctor Linda Hazzard. In 1911 she was found guilty of manslaughter in the murder of Claire Williamson. The doctor from Ollala is the subject of one of our stories on the ghost tour because of her connection to the Butterworth Mortuary and the Market area. Northwest author and New York Times bestseller, Gregg Olsen wrote Starvation Heights, a true crime novel about Doctor Hazzard and we use his writing for much of our story. It is a fascinating book.
Photographer Renee Totten captured the emaciated remains of the Doctor's original cabin in a series of photographs. We have written about her before for the ghost tour blog. She is a ghost hunter herself and her eye for detail in her photos hint at her own inquisitiveness. Her photographs are online at www.forgottenplacesphotography.com.
Starvation Heights Centennial Celebration "Last Gasp Tour"
Olalla Grange, Olalla, WA
Benefit for the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation: Enjoy an afternoon with acclaimed author, Gregg Olsen, as we revisit the home of Dr. Linda Hazzard. Tour her original 1911 residence; view the famous front room, living room, and infamous claw footed bathtub. Be careful, as we pass the ravine, on the way to what's left of her famous sanitarium deep in the woods. This may well be the last time a tour will be available to the public on the "Hazzard" property before the woods reclaim history. An event not to be missed!
Saturday Tour includes:
We will first gather at the Olalla Grange (7554 Fragaria Road SE, Olalla, WA 98359)
12:00-12:20 Gregg Olsen presents Starvation Heights
12:20-12:45 Ghost Stories presented by Mercedes Yeager of Market Ghost Tours
12:45-1:15Paranormal talk by Darren Thompson of WSPIR
1:15-2:00 Guided tours of the Hazzard home, ravine and sanitarium
**Special VIP tour, Friday, July 15th Twilight Tour $150.00 per ticket includes: special dinner, lecture and tour guided by Gregg Olsen. For special VIP tickets call 360-475-9039.
You can buy tickets through Market Ghost Tour: CLICK HERE