I had an awesome TIME giving the Lower East Side Tour for the first time today…it was really spooky fun!

Check it out:

1.) Yesterday, when I went to walk the tour again just for practice I realized I needed a pen and I walked into the Babeland Toy Store thinking it was a t-shirt shop….it wasn’t…it was a sex store. Ha Ha ANYWAYS the nice owner lent me a pen and I explained that I was working on a ghost tour. I just casually asked her if she had seen anything and she told me that their store has a ghost named Steve! I laughed and jokingly said “what does he do? Turn the vibrators on?” And she and her assistant turned and looked at each other and said YES! In fact on more then one occasion the vibrators had turned on all by themselves….so they named the ghost Steve. Then coincidentally one night a very drunk girl came into the store walking straight to the back where there were stairs that lead down to the office and they had to stop her and ask her what she was doing and she said that she was going to meet STEVE. They were again shocked. However when they started questioning her she admitted that her friend Steve wasn’t dead he was a real person that had gotten separated from their party. However it was a creepy coincidence. The owner then also said they think that sometimes the vibrators batteries die and they kinda give a final spurt of energy and sometimes turn themselves on then die. But it might just be a playful ghost still lingering…

2.) On my tour we were walking across to Grand street and I mentioned being an intuitive and picking up on things and a woman who admitted being also an intuitive asked me if she had ever had anything happen to her where lights turn themselves on or off when she walks down the street. It’s called Street Light Phenomenon. When she told me that I realized that’s what happens to me in the East village! I never knew there was a name for it….

Street light interference, or SLI, is an alleged anomalous phenomenon where a person seems to turn off (or sometimes on) street lights, or outside building security lights, when passing near them. Although street lights can turn off by chance, such as high pressure sodium street lights cycling(turning on and off repeatedly) at the end of their life cycle, believers in street light interference tend to claim that it happens to them personally on a regular basis, more frequently than chance would explain. Some propose paranormal explanations for SLI, sometimes based on scientific terminology, such as the explanation that electrical impulses in their brain interfere with the workings of electric lights. Anecdotes about people’s experiences of SLI have been reported by news sources.[1 SLI has never been demonstrated to occur in a scientific experiment, and those who claim to cause it have been found to be unable to reproduce the effect on demand; they give the explanation that the effect is not within their mental and physical control. However, many occurrences have been recorded by those who claim to have had supernatural encounters within current or past places of residence; especially when living in a house dating back to the era of the titanic (1910-1915).[2] Many times they do report, however, that it occurs with specific lamps and not just randomly shutting off street lights or electrical lamps in general.[3][4]

3.) SEWARD PARK- While there I mentioned that it might be a great place to take pictures and ….I HAD MENTIONED earlier that on my east village tour that my friend Moses’s phone had died and turned off when standing in front of the Merchant Museum….WELL, I had a repeat performance at Seward Park right after my new intuitive friend took her phone out to take a picture of the park! It wouldn’t turn back on, it completely drained the batteries….

HOWEVER, when I ended the tour and had said THANK YOU, it came back on with half a battery life….

Interesting huh?

Amada 🙂

Thanks for reading…any questions feel free to email:amada@amadaanderson.com