Harpers Ferry Ghost Town Christmas
The series of words describes half an hour of my life that occurred a few nights ago. Harpers Ferry is a tiny, secluded, 1700s-era West Virginia town of only a few hundred residents and a handful of buildings in a downtown area. However, the place is pretty historic due to its age and the fact that it was the site of the John Brown raid that helped to start the Civil War. It’s also a major stop on the Appalachian Trail.
We stayed just long enough for the moon to clear the mountains, but not so long that night fell completely. We didn’t want to be there past dark. Judging by the way the town looked that evening, I’d guess that’s when John Brown and his pack of vampires roam.