When people think of May in NYC thoughts of budding trees, flowers and...ancient ghostly Roman exorcisms come to mind? That's right! And this May, NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art will be besieged by restless ghostly poltergeists courtesy of New York's own Ghost Doctors.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/15/2017 -- To most New Yorkers, hauntings, poltergeists and even exorcisms brings to mind thoughts of scary houses located somewhere in the suburbs. But if one were to ask an ancient Roman citizen the same question during the month of May, visions of ghostly specters invading their homes accompanied by ritualistic exorcisms would be their first reaction.
No question about it, the ancient Romans took their ghost seriously! From a national holiday centered around Roman cemeteries that honored the souls of the dead during the winter season, to a springtime festival, whose main purpose was to exorcise some rather nasty spirits. And the Ghost Doctors (aka Dr. Pete and Dr. Stew) paranormal investigators and licensed NYC tour guides feel that this spring season's ancient Roman holiday can be reawakened right in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's own Greco-Roman Hall.
"Due to the Met's amazing collection of ancient Roman funerary artifacts, this Roman section of the museum is an ideal place to search for some paranormal activity," says Dr. Stew.
According to the Ghost Doctors, the ancient Romans celebrated a rather scary "ghostly" themed holiday during the month of May which was observed in the family's home. It involved an integral ritual to exorcise the ancestral "restless dead." This festival was called "Lemuria" and like a scene out of the movie "The Exorcist," the head of the household would perform ceremonial rites in an attempt to drive the frightful ghosts out.
"The dark ancient Roman holiday of Lamauria was always observed in May. In fact the entire month had such a sense of dread associated with it, that often times people would even forestall any marriage plans during this season to avoid the wrath of being "ill wed." says Dr. Pete.
And with the ancient Roman Lemuria weighing heavily on their minds, the Ghost Doctors will now be leading groups of amateur ghost hunters (with equipment and all) on ghost hunting expeditions during the entire month of May. But no worries, the Ghost Doctors have studied up on their ancient Roman exorcism rituals and are more than able to keep those restless spirits at bay especially in the Met's ancient Roman wings.
"Every time we take a group out on an exploration of this amazing museum, we never know what we will encounter, says Dr. Stew. "From galleries displaying ancient Egyptian antiquities to the outstanding Roman wings whose priceless artifacts may just happen to attract some fun loving poltergeist just in time for the Lemuria holiday season."
About Ghost Doctors
Ghost Doctors (http://www.ghostdoctors.com), is the premier ghost hunting tour in NYC that actually allows participants to experience "real" ghost hunts. Their ghosts hunts are available for public, private and corporate events.