Seattle Ghost Tour

October 28, 2006

Market Rat Mercedes Introduces Us to Ghosts

Photo used without permission of the Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle’s Pike Place Market is well known for “flying fish”, a giant bronze Pig, and, The Clock, a triangulation of landmarks which has become a common meeting place for folks gathering in The Market.

Last Thursday night, I gathered there with half a dozen friends and two dozen strangers for something that is much less well known, but much more thrilling, a Ghost Tour of The Market led by Mercedes Yeager.

I’ve known Mercedes for years, since those four years that I lived in The Market, but Thursday night as she led us through The Market and told us its stories, I finally got to see her in her milieu, and it was a delightful (Halloween) treat.

Her tour I now deem a “Must”. Mercedes truly regaled us with story. After more than four years of intimate involvement at the Pike Place Market, and almost fifty years of experience in Seattle, you’d think I would know something of this world. I guess I do. But Mercedes Yeager puts a tasty, sultry spin on Seattle’s history.

If you are looking for something to do with those out-of-town visitors, do this.

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