Rio Grande ghost tour show history in buildings

November 3, 2015

 

On the eve of Halloween, the EPCC Rio Grande campus life program hosted a Ghost Tale Trail the hour-long tour featured multiple Rio Grande campus sites. 

 

 

Photo by Vladimir Avina/ Tejano Tribune

Lorna Adams, spiritual communicator to the afterlife talks to a group during one of the Rio Grande ghost tours.

 


Special guest, Lorna Adams, psychic and spiritual communicator to the afterlife, accompanied the tours. 


She said she was able to connect with people and energy surrounding the tour. 


“A lot of times I ask them [spirits] why they are still there, like the man in the Queen Anne house though the house was his,” Adams said. “I feel different energies everywhere throughout the Rio Grande ghost tour, especially in the morgue. This is my first year with EPCC, and I thought it was fantastic and greatly organized and publicized and I think the tours were just the right amount of time.” 


Raul Hernandez, Campus Life Representative at Rio Grande campus, said it is the third year the Rio Grande Campus hosts the tour. 


“With the Rio Grande campus located downtown, there is so much history,” Hernandez said. “I thought it would be awesome to give a history lesson and at the same time have something fun, a little spook here and there.”


Hernandez also said future plans include multiple ghost tale trail tours at different EPCC campuses around the city. 


“We also want to do this at the Transmountain campus because there’s also a lot of history, being located on an Indian reservation,” Hernandez said. “I’m hoping that the community gets to know our campus. The college is so rich in history; there is a story to be told about all the campuses, especially Rio Grande which dates back to the 1800’s.”


A student at EPCC, Gilbert Silva said he had a great time at the tour and he encourages students that didn’t get a chance to attend to plan on going next year.


“I don’t think the campus is haunted,” Silva said. “They are saying that there are a lot of stories that a couple of spirits are haunting the place, but personally, I need to see it to believe it.”
Campus life will continue to host the ghost tours next fall.


They are currently working with the board in hopes of having the Stanton building a part of the exhibit, along with the Transmountain campus. 

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