Friends, Romans, Countryman...Ghost? That's Right! NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art is known world wide for its extensive collection of Roman antiquities and now New York's own Ghost Doctors are unraveling its paranormal essence in search of a friendly poltergeist or two.
New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/21/2016 -- The ancient Romans took their ghost seriously! From a national holiday centering around Roman cemeteries that honored the souls of the dead to a 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 these ancient Roman beliefs can be explored right in NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art's own Greco-Roman Hall.
"Due to the Met's amazing collection of ancient Roman funerary artifacts, this Roman hall is an ideal place to search for poltergeist on the march for some encounters of a supernatural kind," says Dr. Stew.
According to the Ghost Doctors the ancient Romans celebrated two "ghostly" themed holidays. One was Parentalia -- a 10 day solemn festival that honored the souls of the dead at the grave sites of the departed. During the duration of this period, virtually all business, temples and government offices were shut down while people left food, flowers and gifts at family burial grounds. The other holiday was somewhat of a scary ordeal that was observed in the families 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.
Moreover, the Ghost Doctors who lead groups of amateur ghost hunters on paranormal adventures through some of New York's most historic and iconic locations, say the Roman galleries now add yet another enchanting facet to their intriguing hunts through the Met.
In fact on past outings to the Met, the Ghost Doctor's participants have encountered everything from aberrant readings on their instruments to capturing photographic evidence of unearthly orbs of light.
"Every time we take a group out on an exploration of this amazing museum, we never know what we will encounter, says Dr. Pete. "From galleries displaying ancient Egyptian antiquities to those demonstrating the rise of Rome's world wide influence, the Met is without a doubt one heck of a place to go ghost hunting."
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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 open for public, private and corporate events.