History Club hosts a ghost tour

Daniel Salomon, Reporter

The History Club  hosted a ghost tour for club and non-club members on Oct. 28.

The tour started on the boardwalk and branched further into Ocean City. Richard Hardesty and Dr. Rita Victoria Gomez, professors and History Club co-advisers, gave an oral history of local legends and their connections to the paranormal.

Haedesty and Gomez told six stories throughout the tour.

“I felt like [the legends] were pretty scary; perfect for this time of year,” Stephanie Swift, a freshman transfer studies major, said.

Hardesty said the tour took several months to plan, with Gomez adding, “We’ve been discussing this from the beginning of the semester, and even last semester.”

Hardesty said he has a connection with Ocean City because “I’ve been going [here] since I was a child. … It’s beautiful and quiet [in the off season].” He said the beach is a nice location to take people.

Twenty-six people attended the tour and many said they enjoyed it.

“I liked it overall. [Professor] Hardesty was well versed and I liked his explanations,” said AACC alumni Ana Maria Waekenfeld. “The [legends] were fun and entertaining, especially on a dark, stormy and spooky night.”