Many ghost or haunted tour companies featured in America often do not expand as swiftly or prolifically as that of Dash Beardsley's of Galveston Texas.
"Dash Beardsley's Ghost Tours, on Haunted Galveston Island, Texas" focus of course on the "The Great Storm of 1900 hurricane" and the "American Civil War Battle Of Galveston" they as we know have left their indelible haunted paranormal mark forever stained upon the white prestine beaches of the Texan Gulf shores.
Dash Beardsley's Original Ghost Tour of the Strand has been voted by the many visitors to hauntedamericatours.com and several other sites as "The #1 ghost tour in the state of Texas" and the" #1 most popular ghost tour in America!"
This tour is filled with more History, mystery, legend and ghost stories at their finest. This is his unique year round walking tour. And by all standards Please "accept no cheap imitations". If The Dash Beardsley name is associated with the tour then you know it has to be great!
Today Dash hosts several new and informative and considered the very best real spooky haunted ghost tours. And of course each tour is more haunted then the last. And "Dash Beardsley's Restless Spirit Tour" is no exception to the paranormal or haunted rule!
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Known as "The Ghostman of Galveston", Dash Beardsley, is a legend on the Island and is considered the best paranormal expert throughout this area for many years. As a man who just seeks out the truth behind reported real haunting's and paranormal activity in Galveston, Texas he has personally had many experiences with ghosts, ghouls and things that just won't stop going bump in the night.
Dash has more than just personality plus he is as many describe an enigma in the world of paranormal research today. Many with devout conviction do believe that ghost tend to show themselves more when he is around.
Dash and his many wonderful tours have been officially noted and recognized by Texas monthly, Galveston Daily News, the Houston Chronicle, the Associated Press, hauntedamericatours.com, Coast Magazine, The Islander Magazine, The Police News magazine, Texas Highways Magazine, Taps Magazine, Disney Travel and Events, and even had a mention in Forbes magazine. Dash has also been also personally featured on various television, radio shows and as a special guest at many paranormal conventions.
Originally the first sensational and acclaimed "Original Strand Ghost Tour" Galveston Island, Texas, was founded solely in 1999 by Ghost Tours Of Galveston Creator Dash Beardsley.
At the time it stared I would often see the tours go by and was more then just fascinated in the persona that Dash emotes.
In my personal observations and opinion I believe this is the foremost, and original haunted historical walking tour that is a must do.
But in addition the "new" Restless Spirit tour is certainly not a tour to miss or over look!
This with all certainty is a unique and truly intense spirit or ghost tour that combines history, mystery, ghost stories and legends. And a chance perhaps to meet a real spirit, ghoul or ghost ...eye to eye.
-- Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
We would like to announce the birth of two brand-new tours. "Dash Beardsley's: Mystery Island Tour" and "The Restless Spirits Tour". Our brand new Mystery Island Tour introduces some of the lesser-known facts about mysterious Galveston. Was Jack the Ripper here? Don't believe it? Wait till you hear some of the facts that Dash has revealed and you may come away with a different answer. Is there any relationship to the movie The Mothman Prophecies and Galveston? Was the Robert Durst story a factual account? Who actually does haunt the beautiful Ashton Villa? UFOs over Galveston? Is there a man actually interred on top of his house here? For the answers to these, and many other strange questions you may find yourself on a lovely tram journeying through the mystical and beautiful Galveston, led by the mysterious and fun, Dash Beardsley himself....
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This tour is where you can personally uncover the hidden and buried secrets of Galveston's very own ghostly residents! With tales of the long dead rising from their graves.
This tour features stories of Texan vampires, and a few mysterious fact that might be too intense for some. But in all standards I would say one of the best Cemetery tours in the United States only falling second to those of New Orleans.
Climb aboard and "relax" for our very first haunted tram ride.
The haunted tram practically drives itself or perhaps we are having help from others?
Of course you will visit known legendary haunted spots here on Galveston Island. From the very old to currently new reported haunted locations, many of these have been printed in various current magazines, web sites and featured in recent movies.
This is a real haunted ghost tour where you actually sail on the beautiful, mystic, haunted Galveston Bay at dusk.
You will travel to real places where the Pirate King Jean Lafitte ruled the Gulf Of Mexico once so long ago.
On this tour you will certainly visit Civil War locations more then just rumored to be haunted today by the ghosts of soldiers past. You may relive Galveston's very own "Alamo" adventure and see why Galveston is known as one of the most haunted places on earth!
And finally The Halloween season would not be complete without this fantastic chance to encounter real ghosts!
The silence of one of Galveston's most historic haunted mansions will be broken as you, yourself walk the elegant hallways of the mesmerizing beautiful Ashton Villa at midnight..... Is she still here? You be the judge. Yes, you read it. As promised by Dash Beardsley, the long awaited Ashton Villa Ghost Hunts are here. For the first time in history we will be conducting the very first Ghost Hunts in one of the most infinitely haunted places not only on Galveston Island, but also in the world. This location has been written about in numerous books and publications. Don't miss your chance to walk these old hallways in the mid morning hours to catch a glimpse of Galveston's spooky past and perhaps the elegant lady who may still be lingering here....
Dash as many believe has the haunted or magic touch as you might call it, Yet others might say he is blessed by the dead. But what ever the truth really is I can certainly understand why his ghost tours are one of the best in America to experience and savor.
Dash's ghost tours are carefully crafted through his meticulous research and investigations into what is really haunted, He personally undertakes the the paranormal study of each location and through his diligence uncovers hidden and long forgotten truths that so many others either over look or cannot discern.
Dash Beardsley’s Restless Spirits Tour gives the curious more of a chance to delve deeper into the mysteries of Galveston’s expansive ghostscape.
As a Ghost Tours of Galveston tour guide I have taken this tour three times, and every time I am taken aback and intrigued by the way Dash weaves stories and hauntings together to confront the extreme unrest that refuses to let go.
This isn’t just a ghost tour; it is a walk through time.
As the tour group winds its way along the Strand guests may find themselves revisiting the strife Upton Sinclair wrote about or wondering how some past BOI’s (those born on the island)where so shady and able to live so far above the law.
This latest Dash creation is slightly more refined than the original and is a great event for an adventurous group of friends, date nights, and especially all of you ghost hunters out there.
Dash Beardsley's finest new creation. The second Strand ghost tour! Featuring more Ghost stories and locations that are each more haunted then the last.
This is a great new haunted walk of the Historic Strand District.
Come and find out for yourself... Price: $15 for adults; $10 for kids 10 yrs. and under. Place: 2408 Strand (Crow's Restaurant and Cantina) Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm
For exact directions to Crow's Southwest Cantina Bar and Grill 2408 Strand Galveston, TX 77550 Phone: (409)766-9995
Crow's Cantina Bar and Grill is an excellent place for people watching, drinking', and fun. Crow's has become well known to locals and cruise ship passengers for some of the best live music on the Island, and for its excellent Strand location, literally steps from the Cruise Terminal. Crow's great staff is dedicated to making sure your visit is enjoyable as it is unforgettable. Hours of Operation Open daily: 10am - 2am
To find out more about all of the ghost tours hosted by Dash on Galveston Island, Texas you can call 24 hours a day (409) 877-1794 for more info.
Haunted Galveston Original Haunted Walking Tour Group Meets In Front Of The Railroad Museum At Strand And 25th Streets
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GALVESTON LOCAL HISTORY
As early as the 1500’s this area was home to the Akokisa Indians who camped, fished and hunted the land, it was also the place where they buried their dead. In 1786 Jose de Evia was sent by Bernard de Galvez, a Spanish colonial governor and general, to chart the Gulf of Mexico. Jose de Evia found the river mouth and called the bay Galveston Bay the governor. The governor never set foot on the land that was named after him as he died in the same year. It was only later that the island and the city took the same name
In 1817 Jean Lafitte, a privateer arrived and made the island his base and named it Campeche. Lafitte’s own mansion “Maison Rouge” was located in the village plus a large slave market, boarding houses, saloons, pool halls and huts for the pirates. General James Long tried to recruit Lafitte to help make Texas Independent from Spain and Mexico, but he remained neutral. In 1821 Lafitte was forced to leave his operation on the island, after having attacked and American ship. Lafitte held a huge party before he left and then burnt his settlement, it is also believed that he had buried treasure on the Island, but it has never been found.
Jane Long, the wife of General James Longs, became “The Mother of Texas” when she gave birth to the first Anglo Saxon native Texan baby in 1821; she was named Mary Jane Long. Michel B. Menard, bought a “league and labour” of land in 1836 for the huge sum of $50,000 from the Austin Colony and this was the beginning of Galveston. As Menard needed additional funds to promote the new town and formed the City of Galveston with nine other men, namely, Gail Borden, Samuel May Williams, William H. Jack, A J Yates, John K. Allen, Mosley Baker, James Love and David White.
In 1937 Congress made Galveston a port of entry and Gail Borden was appointed as Collector of Customs. In 1842 the Galveston News was founded and is the only surviving and the oldest daily newspaper in the state – It is now known as The Galveston County Daily News. The Strand became the “Wall Street of the Southwest” as all the wholesalers, cotton agents, mercantile firms and insurance companies could be found here. In 1860 the bridge to the mainland was completed and this provided the opportunity for the railroads to expand.
On September 8 1900 Galveston was hit by one of the most ferocious storms in history. With wind-speeds of over 120mph and tidal surges the island it was devastated. Almost a third of the city was completely destroyed and more than 6,000 people were killed. In 1902 a seawall, seven miles long and 17 feet high, was built by the city to prevent such a terrible devastation from hitting the island again, it was completed in 1910. Galveston overcame this terrible disaster and has become a top resort.
Paul Smith loves to to learn everything and anything he can learn about ghosts concerning haunted cities and their ghost tours. Each year Smith and his family travel the country as well as outside the United States to research everything a city or place has to offer in the way of Paranormal activity and hauntings.
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