Quebec Day Four - The Ghost Walk

Yeah, those stairs are tough... To go from Lower Town to Upper Town is approximately 1200 steps (according to the pedometer...not 1200 stair steps, only a few hundred of them, but so much steep uphill walking). 

Like these stairs

Like these stairs

Anyway, on to the Ghost Walk:

They were scary, hilarious, and quite informative. Do not believe it when your child says they weren't frightened. When a "ghost" suddenly appeared, students scattered for their lives!  And THAT was hilarious. 

In fairness, who wouldn't run from this guy?  

In fairness, who wouldn't run from this guy?  

Our tour started with the ghost of the executioner of Quebec during the French colonial era. He took the group on a tour throughout Upper and Lower Towns, with his "victims" - people he had executed popping out of no where looking for revenge.

They all had gruesome tales about their crimes. 

 

She killed two of her husbands, one with a pitch fork. And she's looking for a third, even from beyond the grave! 

She killed two of her husbands, one with a pitch fork. And she's looking for a third, even from beyond the grave! 

The students were totally engaged. Yes, there was laughter, but it was a lot of nervous laughter in attempts to lighten the scary atmosphere. The ongoing lightning and thunder in the background only enhanced the experience, and fortunately for us, the storm passed us by. 

For an executioner, he was quite receptive to the students' questions. 

For an executioner, he was quite receptive to the students' questions. 

I think we're leaving around 9am tomorrow to make for English Canada. See you all later today.