Last night I planned a fun and surprising date night for Nick and I! Our babysitter got there at 5:45 and we hit the road for our first stop: the Iron Island Museum in Buffalo. I had snagged a Groupon deal for a ghost tour, and Nick and I have been considering doing one at some point. So I figured what the heck? But I didn't tell him what we were doing.
The iron Island Museum is a small Antiquity Museum in Buffalo in a building that just happens to be very haunted. They do ghost tours each week, and have been investigated on the TV shows Ghost Hunters, and Ghost Lab. You can look at their website HERE
The building looks very unassuming, and the sign just says it's a museum. So even after we walked in, Nick still did not know what we were doing. Once we were in the main hallway, he started feeling that something was not right and could tell that there was paranormal things a foot. So that's when I told him we were here for a ghost tour!
One of the guides took us around the rooms on the main floor and told us the history of the building, and what experiences different people have had and recorded. After that, we went down to the basement with another guide who told us the history and the stories down there. When we came back up from the basement, Nick said his forehead was burning. We went into a well-lit area and you could clearly see three to four scratch marks on his forehead appearing! Needless to say, the guide took a picture for them to add to their record of experiences. Nick is the first one to ever have been scratched.
As you can see, I took several pictures inside but it does not look like I captured anything out of the ordinary. Thankfully, I did not have any experiences myself! It was a very interesting evening, and Nick was definitely caught off guard. We stuck around for a couple of hours after the tour talking to the employees there. They wanted us to stay after hours and investigate with them, but we had to get away for the rest of our date.
That brings me to the second half of our date, dinner at the Lake Effect Diner! They appeared on an episode of Diners, DriveIns, and Dives with Guy Fieri which you can read about HERE. It's a tiny little place but super nostalgic. They have a very diverse menu, and Nick ended up getting a chicken Souvlaki wrap, and I had a barbecue pulled pork sandwich. The food was great, and it was definitely an evening to remember!