Some people define “ghost” and “spirit” differently. Find out as our night time walking tour of Lily Dale begins at the Auditorium. We will begin with a brief overview of Spiritualism and the unseen realms. A brief history of how Lily Dale got started, and how it rapidly grew to become the world’s largest center for the religion of Spiritualism gets us started. We will walk past many of the old “haunts” of Lily Dale. At the Healing Temple “spirit lights” have been caught on film as the healers work, channeling spirit help to those in need. We’ll stop by our historic museum, once a one room schoolhouse, where there are paintings which have been precipitated onto canvas by unseen hands.
As we walk by the entrance gate to the present grounds, you will notice the original site where the first summer meetings took place. This is now called the Leolyn Hotel, and spirits of the past still linger there. It is now again part of the present day Lily Dale, but many overlook this special place. The Leolyn Woods is a rare gem of remaining “old growth” forest in New York State. Many of its ancient trees were seedlings before the white man walked this land. The spirit of Native Americans still come to touch some of those who walk through this area. In the woods is an energy “vortex” called Inspiration Stump. We’ll linger at this location at the end of our walk, to sense the presence of Spirit.
If rainy, be sure to bring an umbrella. The rain won’t “dampen our spirits”. If it is pouring out, our tour will end in Assembly Hall, where Spirits have helped seekers almost as many years as at the “Stump”. The tour requires about an hour of walking and some stair climbing. Those with any handicapped restrictions are welcome to attend as best they can. We encourage you to have your own transportation.
All of your Spirit Walk hosts are familiar with Lily Dale and its “haunts”. Each has a special love for “the Dale” and its history. No two tours are alike. While there is never a guarantee that you’ll see a ghost or sense a Spirit, you’re sure to gain a better understanding of them and of Lily Dale.
These are not GHOST HUNTS! The purpose is SPIRIT AWARENESS.